Recommended Films

Melanin

Kiki Finley | USA | 2017 | 4 mins
Melanin is a poem written by a 13 year old girl as a class assignment about learning and encouraging her friends to appreciate all different skin tones during a time when it can be offensive in certain communities.

Ameaçados | Threatened

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.

Our Hope

Anna Hickman | Cambodia | 2014 |10 mins
Leung Tola excelled at school but poverty and polio prevented her from continuing her studies and 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.

Where is My Mother’s House

Selma Nayebi | Iran | 2014 | 15 mins
A film that explores the lives of elderly women in nursing homes in Iran and how they are isolated and excluded from society.

Bref

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.

Before We Forget

Jeremy Boo & Lee Xian Jie | Singapore | 2012 | 54 mins
Filmed in an observational style, Before We Forget is the interwoven story of two Singaporean families and their year long journey with dementia.

Breaking the Silence (2014)

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.

Lotus

Hatefeh Majidi | Iran/Italy | 2017 | 37 mins
A documentary film exploring Iran and Iranian women through the lens of Italian mass media.

Salto

Maryam Haddadi | Iran | 2017 | 17 mins
A portrait of a young girl who is the swimming “champion of champions” in Iran. Filming her happened in an “underground” way since her existence is not smiled upon by the Islamic Republic.

Heart and Soul

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.

Nunca Mas Hermanos

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.

Superemos: We Will Overcome

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.

Destiny’s Baby

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.

Lucid

Alexia Dalla Rosa | Canada | 2017 | 9 min
A look into mental health: You cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside yourself. The only thing we hold, as an explanation, is our art.

Acting Audition

Sahra Asadollahi | Iran | 2016 | 39 mins
A young girl director starts an Acting Audition to choose a kid for her new film, she first selects a pool of children, a mix of girls and boys. During the audition, the children tell their own secrets. And thus, the director decides to change the subject of her film.

Breaking Silence

Nadya Ali | USA | 2016 | 40 mins
Three Muslim women share their stories of sexual assault—and, in a deeply personal way, they challenge the stigma that has long suppressed the voice of survivors.

The Campaign

Jenny Montasir | USA/Egypt | 2017 | 17 mins
Could an advertisement help end sexual harassment in Egypt? The Campaign follows the making of the first-ever mass ad campaign in Egypt to boldly address the epidemic of sexual harassment.

Revolve

Wong Ka Ki | UK | 2015 | 3 min
A girl is looking for herself and, yet, she does not know herself is looking for her as well.

Euskalduna Shipyard Struggle: The Women’s Story

Larraitz Zuazo Aurrekoetxea | Spain | 2016 | 65 mins
Araitz Rodríguez, the daughter of a worker at the Euskalduna shipbuilding company, has taken on the task of reconstructing the memory of the struggle that took place in Bilbao between 1983 and 1988, but which did not manage to prevent the closure of the shipyard.

Coerced—The Wisconsin Sex Trafficking Epidemic

Jennifer Hood | USA | 2018 | 41 mins
Wisconsin ranks high among the United States for the recovery of sex trafficking adolescents. From law enforcement to advocates, you will understand how traffickers work and manipulate their victims, as well as how to prevent yourself from becoming one.