Neighbors In Time

Lauren Knapp | USA | 2015 | 10 mins
Four octogenarian women living in a senior citizen apartment complex invite viewers into their homes to consider aging, solitude, nostalgia, femininity, and connection.

A Woman Singing in the Desert

Alka Sadat with Fondazione Pangea Onlus | Afghanistan | 2009 | 30 mins
Bustling around a fiery oven, a woman baker explains her struggles and highlights the multitude of complicated roles women play in Afghan society.

The Tibetan Girl

Huaqing Jin | China | 2016 | 31 mins
Drolma, a young Tibetan woman, struggles to negotiate between her Tibetan roots and traditions, and the modern, urban setting of Sichuan, China, where she lives and works.

Sexual Minorities and Development

Phil Crehan and Jake Fagan | USA, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, India | 2015 | 11 mins
LGBT leaders from around the world discuss the impact of punitive laws, strict gender norms, and social stigma while also celebrating the resilience of these communities in their efforts to advance real change.

Semiotics of Islam

Fouzia Najar | USA | 2015 | 7 mins
From A-Z, symbols of faith and articles of ritual found in a Muslim home are set against a backdrop of alarmist, media misinformation that only foments further misunderstanding and ignorance.

Avant-Propos

Susana Casares | Tunisia | 2007 | 16 mins
Interviews with Tunisian women of different backgrounds reveal issues of identity, representation, tradition, and modernity; and a dialogue between the two realms of dreams and reality.

The Unveiled

Ola Diab | Qatar | 2009 | 5 mins
For some a matter of interpretation, for others a symbol of faith, dialogue and debate on the “proper” covering for women in Islam influences the lives of Muslim women around the world.

Half Value Life

Alka Sadat | Afghanistan | 2009 | 25 mins
Dealing with criminals, mafia groups, and narcotics smugglers, Marya Bashir is the first female Afghan-Hindo public prosecutor in Afghanistan. Putting her own life in danger, she works to bring perpetrators of violence against women to justice.

Male and Female

Ahmed Adel | Egypt | 2010 | 5 mins
To what end will one man go to father a son over a daughter?

The Molky Way

Franc Planas | Iran | 2009 | 25 mins
Fourteen years after her husband’s passing Mrs. Molky decides to visit family in Isfahan, leaving the daily memorializing of her husband for the first time.

Sunglasses

Mustafa Kia | Afghanistan | 2009 | 3 mins
For a young Afghan woman, a pair of sunglasses symbolizes a life she may never lead — still, she yearns.

Islak

Zümrüt Çavuşoğlu | Turkey | 2008 | 10 mins
A university student is forbidden from entering her university because she is wearing a headscarf.

Living With Stones

Khaled Hasan | Bangladesh | 2010 | 9 mins
Earning a meager two dollars a day, women crush stones in an unregulated and environmentally damaging industry that depletes the local resources and the dignity of its workers.

After 35 Years

Alka Sadat | Afghanistan | 2012 | 40 mins
After 35 years of war, Afghanistan has one of the highest rates of domestic violence and a judicial system that severely lacks in just family law. On top of which, those working tirelessly for reform face severe opposition from conservatives. 

Pink

Rachel Monosov | Israel | 2008 | 4 mins
A pink headscarf, childish and feminine, slowly unravels. Sexuality and exposure push back against a dominant conservative culture.

The Sound of the Footstep

Mariam Nabil Kamal | Afghanistan | 2010 | 25 mins
In a factory producing and fitting prosthetic limbs, filmmaker Miriam Kamal forces us to look at the devastating effects of decades of war in Afghanistan.

The Branded Girls

Bijoyeta Das and Khaled Hasan | Bangladesh | 2010 | 10 mins
Lured by dreams of financial independence, Bangladeshi girls and women become no more than slaves in sweatshops for the globalized world’s most popular clothing brands.

The Path to Follow

Nazifa Xakizadu | Afghanistan | 2010 | 11 mins
Young Afghan girls gain confidence through a local Tae Kwon Do class.

Spring ’89

Ayten Amin | Egypt | 2009 | 26 mins
In the confusion of burgeoning sexuality, Camelia and Sarah share an object of desire to the detriment of their friendship.