Christina Pitouli | Spain | 2013 | 30 mins
Immigrants from Africa who actually live in Spain speak openly about the ritual of female genital mutilation. Their opposed opinions and realities, reveal the complexity of this controversial issue, in which the limits of human rights and cultural heritage are intersected.
Anna Hickman | Cambodia | 2014 |10 mins
Leung Tola excelled at school but poverty and polio prevented her from continuing her studies or finding work until she discovered the Cambodian Handicraft Association which provides young women like her with employment training, English classes, food, a home and paid work.
Jaime Jacobsen | Mozambique | 2013 | 5 mins
In Mozambique, sexually active women play a game of roulette with their health. Only 1 woman in 5 use contraception and more than 1 woman in 10 between the ages of 15 and 29 are HIV positive.
Ishani K Dutta | India | 2014 | 31 mins
Breaking the Silence is about the right of women in India to a safe and respectful workplace – which we understand to be a basic right for any human being to survive.
Sabrina Varani | India |2017 | 30 mins
Mahila tells stories of empowerment from India’s rural Dalit communities.
Belmaya Nepali | Nepal | 2017 | 8 mins
Interweaving her own journey from being labelled ‘cow-dung brain’ by her teacher to becoming a documentary filmmaker, with her dreams for her 4-year-old daughter’s education, a young low-caste Nepali woman explores the state of education for girls in Nepal.
Julia Mariano | Brazil | 2014 | 22 mins
Deep in Brazil where law and justice require first and last name, the struggle for a piece of land becomes a matter of life or death. Peasants in the South and Southeast of Pará have to fight and survive for a piece of land.
Maryam Haddadi | Iran | 2017 | 17 mins
A portrait of a young girl who is the swimming “champion of champions”in Iran. Her existence is not smiled upon by the Islamic Republic. Filming her happened in an “underground” way.
Robert Stockwell | Turkey | 2018 | 12 mins
Two professional female comedians, one a trained trauma therapist, traveled to the Syrian border to work with displaced Syrian youth suffering from grief and loss.
Julia Mariano | Brazil | 2017 | 24 mins
Heart & Soul portrays the life of four women from the Brazilian landless workers movement who changed their lives through the relation between their bodies and the land they live in.
Sahra Asadollahi | Iran | 2016 | 39 mins
A young girl director starts an Acting Audition to choose a kid for her new film, at the first step she selects some children including girls and boys. During the test, the children say about their secrets. And thus, the director decides to change the subject of her film.
Eleonora Gasparotto Nascimben | Italy, Mexico | 2017 | 24 mins
Nunca Mas Hermanos explores the injustices that the Mexican people have endured in recent history, from the 90,000 people who were killed during the Civil War to the over 32,000 people who have disappeared since 2006.
Mai Huyen Chi | Vietnam | 2015 | 4 mins
A brief encounter with the young children of the downstream Mekong river, who have lived on boats all their lives.
Samantha Kapinos | Nicaragua | 2017 | 11 mins
A woman from a small city in Nicaragua attends night school to get the high school degree that she wasn’t able to complete as an adolescent. She sets her sights on university education with the hope of a better life for her family.
Angel Rivera | Morocco | 2016 | 6 mins
The story of Elhassania, a young woman who hopes to someday open her own business to support her family by the help of Amal, where disadvantaged women gain work experience while rediscovering themselves.
Tom Dusenbery | USA | 2016 | 5 mins
Destiny Watford organized her community to prevent construction of the nation’s largest incinerator in a Baltimore neighborhood less than one mile from her high school.
Sarah Gampel | Israel, Palestine, Sweden | 2017 | 14 mins
Sarah is invited to show her film in Israel as part of a film festival bus trip. She is hoping for political discussions and friendship, except she finds the conversation stops each time she brings up the occupation of Palestine. So instead, Sarah talks to her dead dad over a noisy phone line.
Lena Strothe | Rwanda | 2017 | 11 mins
Zaza Rising tells the timely story of Christine Nyirahabimana, a Rwandan woman who started a small bakery in rural Rwanda, hiring 10 HIV positive, single mothers as her employees.
David Darg | USA/Syrian Arab Republic | 2017 | 27 mins
Fear Us Women follows Hanna Bohman, a Canadian civilian who has spent the last three years in Syria as a volunteer soldier battling ISIS. As a member of the YPJ, an all-female Kurdish army, Hanna gives an inside look at the brave women fighting for liberation in the world’s most dangerous country.
Anne Edgar | USA | 2017 | 8 mins
An inspiring voice in the conversation about the future of women in the video game industry, GIRLS LEVEL UP profiles a summer camp where girls are given three weeks to make their own video game demo. Camp Founder Laila Shabir, who grew up in a conservative Muslim neighborhood in the Middle East before coming to the United States, provides a unique perspective on the challenges facing girls who love video games and dream of making them.