Dardasha

Alan Stepney | United Kingdom | 2011 | 30 mins
Dardasha explores the struggles and triumphs of the first generation of Moroccan women who migrated to London’s Portobello area who rooted the heart of the Moroccan diaspora community in the UK.

Hora Mama (Don’t Cry Mother)

Ndimbira Claudine | Rwanda | 2015 | 17 mins
When her mother became widowed during the Rwandan genocide, Mahoro dropped out of primary school and now prostitutes herself to provide for her own children. To cope with her dire circumstance, she compulsively cleans.

3 Hours to Love

Patricia Nogueira | Portugal | 2013 | 54 mins
Four intersecting stories about women who reflect on their circumstances inside the Special Prison Facility of Santa Cruz do Bispo, Portugal, where time is set by the daily routines.

Final Moments

Shadi Amin | UK, Iran | 2013 | 25 mins
This groundbreaking documentary shares proof, provided by more than 200 victims and witnesses, of the sexual torture of virgin girls prior to their execution at the hands of Islamic Republic prison authorities since 1979.

On the Road: Khushi’s Story

Elizabeth Daube | India, USA | 2015 | 7 mins
Khushi Prajapati faces unwanted, early marriage as a way for her family to cope with poverty. To escape this unwanted destiny, she seeks assistance from The Azad Foundation’s Women on Wheels program that trains women to become taxi drivers and earn money.

Forced Marriage Cops

Anna Hall | UK | 2015 | 47 mins
In 2015, British youth are fleeing the curse of forced marriages while law enforcement desperately tries to implement a law requiring children to turn against their parents in order to secure convictions.

Neighbors In Time

Lauren Knapp | USA | 2015 | 10 mins
Four octogenarian women living in a senior citizen apartment complex invite viewers into their homes to consider aging, solitude, nostalgia, femininity, and connection.

A Woman Singing in the Desert

Alka Sadat with Fondazione Pangea Onlus | Afghanistan | 2009 | 30 mins
Bustling around a fiery oven, a woman baker explains her struggles and highlights the multitude of complicated roles women play in Afghan society.

The Tibetan Girl

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.

Sexual Minorities and Development

Phil Crehan and Jake Fagan | USA, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, India | 2015 | 11 mins
LGBT leaders from around the world discuss the impact of punitive laws, strict gender norms, and social stigma while also celebrating the resilience of these communities in their efforts to advance real change.

Semiotics of Islam

Fouzia Najar | USA | 2015 | 7 mins
From A-Z, symbols of faith and articles of ritual found in a Muslim home are set against a backdrop of alarmist, media misinformation that only foments further misunderstanding and ignorance.

Avant-Propos

Susana Casares | Tunisia | 2007 | 16 mins
Interviews with Tunisian women of different backgrounds reveal issues of identity, representation, tradition, and modernity; and a dialogue between the two realms of dreams and reality.

The Unveiled

Ola Diab | Qatar | 2009 | 5 mins
For some a matter of interpretation, for others a symbol of faith, dialogue and debate on the “proper” covering for women in Islam influence the lives of Muslim women around the world.

Half Value Life

Alka Sadat | Afghanistan | 2009 | 25 mins
Dealing with criminals, mafia groups, and narcotics smugglers, Marya Bashir is the first female Afghan-Hindo public prosecutor in Afghanistan. Putting her own life in danger, she works to bring perpetrators of violence against women to justice.

Male and Female

Ahmed Adel | Egypt | 2010 | 5 mins
To what end will one man go to father a son over a daughter?

The Molky Way

Franc Planas | Iran | 2009 | 25 mins
Fourteen years after her husband’s passing Mrs. Molky decides to visit family in Isfahan, leaving the daily memorializing of her husband for the first time.

Sunglasses

Mustafa Kia | Afghanistan | 2009 | 3 mins
For a young Afghan woman, a pair of sunglasses symbolizes a life she may never lead — still, she yearns.

Islak

Zümrüt Çavuşoğlu | Turkey | 2008 | 10 mins
A university student is forbidden from entering her university because she is wearing a headscarf.

Living With Stones

Khaled Hasan | Bangladesh | 2010 | 9 mins
Earning a meager two dollars a day, women crush stones in an unregulated and environmentally damaging industry that depletes the local resources and the dignity of its workers.