Alexandra von Schelling | Cuba | 2018 | 23 mins
In a hidden basement of one of the best film schools in the world, female students gather to break their silence and share their testimonies. With the promise of anonymity, a dark reality previously unspoken about starts to emerge and the real truth about being a woman in film is finally brought to light.
Alicia Rollins | USA | 2017 | 40 mins
A documentary that explores the nuances of skin tone in African American women in a unique and poignant way.
Julio Suarez | Spain | 2017 | 70 mins
Leo a la Vida is a documentary about Leonela Relys, the inventor of the most innovative literacy method in Spain, the “Yes I Can” method which challenges common misconceptions and perceptions about illiteracy.
Ellie Lobovits | USA | 2016 | 5 mins
An ultra-short film exploring the poetry, life philosophy, and musings on mortality by the 93-year-old feminist poet Adrienne Wolfert.
Arman Gholipourdashtaki | Iran | 2018 | 18 mins
Behnaz lives in one of the remote cities in Iran and has a dream of becoming a professional soccer player like Messi, and faces different problems in this way.
Dina Fiasconaro | USA | 2017 | 10 mins
In a surrealist take on a 1950s commercial, a bored housewife attempts to spice up her marriage by preparing a delicious meatloaf for dinner. What emerges from the kitchen is “The Queen of Meatloaf” incarnate, who proceeds to invade the homes of consumers and wreak havoc on the commercial set.
Ishani K. Dutta | India | 2013 | 50 mins
An impoverished but spirited mother of three decides to rent her womb for income, embarking upon a roller coaster of emotions at the heart of an economized medical procedure: surrogacy.
Miranda Kahn | USA | 2018 | 6 mins
A short documentary exploring a young woman’s experiences working through colorism, racism and mental illness
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.
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.
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.
Pamela Ohene-Nyako | Ghana | 2017 | 11 mins
The Afrolitt’ Web series is a series of conversations with special guests on particular themes in specific locations. The discussions are centered on a novel previously suggested for reading by the host and founder of the literary platform Afrolitt’, Pamela Ohene-Nyako.
Mohammad Sadeq Esmaeili | Iran | 2018 | 30 mins
Seven women who live in a frontier village in south-eastern Iran band together for survival while their husbands are incarcerated due to drug charges and forge a plan to have the men released from prison.
Mykaela Plotkin | Brazil | 2018 | 75 mins
An essay film of found-footage that recollects unregistered memories combining reflections on the identity and ethnic roots.
Robert Stockwell | Turkey | 2018 | 12 mins
Two professional female comedians, travel to the Syrian border to work with displaced Syrian youth suffering from grief and loss.
Joana X | Portugal | 2018 | 6 mins
This film is a tribute to all of those who venture out upon the sea, to those who stay on land praying for them and to those who shot these images from 1930 to 1952.
Ximena Amescua Cuenca | Mexico | 2015 | 24 mins
A glimpse into the everyday life of Juanita, a Mayan traditional doctor, midwife, nurse and activist.
Charles Gay | Kenya | 2013 | 13 mins
Shot among the Samburu semi-nomadic tribe of Kenya this film shows the people’s relationship to the ancestral and controversial practice that is female circumcision.
Inna Denisova | Russia | 2018 | 93 mins
A documentary film following the journey of a woman over the age of 40 trying to become a mother.
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.
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.