Absent Spaces

Laila Hotait Salas | Lebanon | 2008 | 7 mins
With war ravaging Lebanon, in the private space of her home, Nadia paints to maintain a sense of normalcy until the chaos comes through her door.

Niger: Djamila’s Story

Save the Children | Niger | 2011 | 3 mins
Begging on the streets for food and money, Djamila fights for survival after her family’s harvest failed during a drought.

A Garden in Shigar

Mahera Omar | Pakistan | 2010 | 18 mins
Five young women from the scenic Shigar Valley in northern Pakistan work with the Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCSP) to beautify a school and sow seeds of their own transformation.

A Dream Of Paper Flowers

Leila Jarman | USA | 2016 | 6 mins
A Dream of Paper Flowers is a poetry film and a soundscape steeped in allegory, a capsule of femmy horror, unnerving and captivating. It is a glimpse into the raw, jagged coals of the female psyche. 

Carpet Drugged

Sayad Qasem Hussaini | Afghanistan | 2011 | 17 mins
A documentary exploring the effects of narcotic use among Afghan families, specifically parents who use narcotics to “babysit” their children in order to work long hours making carpets. 

Crushing Stones

Negin Vaziri | USA | 2010 | 5 mins
Covered by a veil or uncovered, this film explores humiliation as part of the female experience.

Siah Gerd

Nadia Hossaini | Afghanistan | 2010 | 14 mins
For impoverished women in Afghanistan, opium soothes their pain and sedates their children whose sleep allows mothers to do the work that will keep everyone alive.

Her Man

Ayten Amin | Egypt | 2006 | 10 mins
Vengeance, jealousy, and betrayal push a first wife to sabotage the well being of her husband’s second wife.


Celia Eslamieh Shomal | Netherlands | 2010 | 4 mins
An experimental film in search of the meaning of beauty and free will. 


Syed Mohammed Hassan | Pakistan | 2009 | 5 mins
For the Bheel and Kohli tribes in the Sind province of Pakistan where women toil crushing stones, slavery is alive and well.

Birth of Death

Safoura Ahmadisatari | Iran | 2003 | 11 mins
An innocent baby is born with AIDS into a world that cannot cope with the pain and shame the child symbolizes.


Kathleen Frances Orr | USA | 2015 | 6 mins
A day in the life of a desperate fight to fulfill one’s deepest wish – to be useful in this world.

Laila and the Garbage Man

Kefaya Diab | Jordan | 2008 | 7 mins
Laila is a neglected teenage girl but her life changes when she befriends an elderly garbage man in her neighborhood.


Alysse Stepanian | USA | 2009 | 6 mins
With her broom as a weapon of protest, Alysse discovers a newfound strength among other underprivileged women at the beginning of the Iranian Revolution.

A Land Called Paradise

Lena Khan | USA | 2007 | 5 mins
What happens when you ask over 2,000 Muslim Americans what they would like to say to the world? 

Beyond Belief

Beth Murphy | Afghanistan | 2006 | 18 mins
Susan Retik and Patti Quigley, two American women who lost their husbands on September 11th, overcome their grief by reaching out to war widows in Afghanistan.

Girl’s Talk

Mayye Zayed | Egypt | 2010 | 4 mins
Friendship blossoms between two teenage girls who communicate from inside the stalls of their highschool bathroom.

Feminin Masculin

Sadaf Foroughi | Iran | 2007 | 9 mins
Farahnaz Shiri is the first female bus driver in Tehran. On her bus, Farahnaz is free to upend gender norms and make women aware of their second-class citizenship, one rider at a time.

Post Violence

Afrooz Nasersharif | Iran | 2010 | 4 mins
Despite global violence against women, the spirit of woman cannot and will not be crushed.


Anonymous | Bosnia & Herzegovina | 2009 | 5 mins
In a frantic effort to uncover herself, a woman cuts away at the layers that sheath her, seeking to discover herself.