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Alka Sadat | Afghanistan | 2013 | 29 mins
For those who fall victim to the hardships of being female in Afghanistan, many see self-immolation and suicide as the only way to escape an already determined destiny; others valiantly pursue justice and the rule of law.

Slaves of the Islamic State

Pari Ibrahim | Iraqi Kurdistan, Netherlands | 2015 | 15 mins
Yazidi fighters and women survivors of the ISIS siege of Mount Sinjar speak about their horrific experiences from the relative safety of the Duhok and Zaxo refugee camps.

Her Words: Storytelling with Saris

Monica Jahan Bose and Nandita Ahmed | Bangladesh, USA | 2013 | 30 mins
A life-changing eco-empowerment project empowers twelve Muslim women of Katakhali Village, Bangladesh, to overcome gender discrimination, child marriage, lack of access to education, and climate change with resilience.

Fashioning Faith

Yasmin Moll | USA | 2009 | 22 mins
Muslim clothing designers in New York City combine high fashion with a high sense of piety. Their designs aim to stay true to Islamic principles of feminine modesty, while attempting to break into the modern fashion market.

Voice of a Woman Living with HIV

Malaysian AIDS Council | Malaysia | 2009 | 2 mins
Leila is a Muslim woman and a single mother who was infected with HIV by her drug-addict husband. In 2005, treatment and medication for HIV and AIDS were made free of charge in Malaysia, where a surviving Leila works for the Malaysian AIDS Council to help others in her same situation.

The American Dream

Paolo Patruno | USA, Italy | 2015 | 49 mins
With the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country, African-American women in the United States are nearly four times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications than their white counterparts.

Jazbaa: A Strong Will

Rama Barhat | India | 2010 | 5 mins
As the only female rickshaw driver in Udaipur, India, Manju Khatri is no ordinary woman; she’s challenging a male-dominated society with every ride she makes.

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.

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. 

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.

Enchained

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.

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.

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.

Francais Langue Etrangere

Kartik Singh | France | 2009 | 13 mins
In France, where the issue of religious symbols worn in public continues to divide society, a Muslim woman castigates another for wearing the headscarf to a French-language course.

Behind the Wall

Anonymous | Kyrgyzstan | 2009 | 27 mins
Without legal recourse or a way out, Lena murdered her husband with a sledgehammer after years of vicious physical violence against her and her three sons.

Inscriptions on the Rosewater

Salah Elmur | Sudan | 2009 | 16 mins
In north Sudan, Nubian village women celebrate the completion of their private homes with friends and neighbors who help the woman of the house decorate her home with symbols of protection, prosperity, and beauty.

A, B, C…

Mahbooba Ibrahimi | Afghanistan | 2011 | 21 mins
Tamanna, a 15-year-old disabled girl, has a burning desire to learn. Education is not readily available but her mother, with the help of an aid agency, is determined to help Tamanna realize her dream.