Alka Sadat | Afghanistan | 2012 | 40 mins
After 35 years of war, Afghanistan has one of the highest rates of domestic violence and a judicial system that severely lacks in just family law. On top of which, those working tirelessly for reform face severe opposition from conservatives.
Rachel Monosov | Israel | 2008 | 4 mins
A pink headscarf, childish and feminine, slowly unravels. Sexuality and exposure push back against a dominant conservative culture.
Mariam Nabil Kamal | Afghanistan | 2010 | 25 mins
In a factory producing and fitting prosthetic limbs, filmmaker Miriam Kamal forces us to look at the devastating effects of decades of war in Afghanistan.
Bijoyeta Das and Khaled Hasan | Bangladesh | 2010 | 10 mins
Lured by dreams of financial independence, Bangladeshi girls and women become no more than slaves in sweatshops for the globalized world’s most popular clothing brands.
Nazifa Xakizadu | Afghanistan | 2010 | 11 mins
Young Afghan girls gain confidence through a local Tae Kwon Do class.
Ayten Amin | Egypt | 2009 | 26 mins
In the confusion of burgeoning sexuality, Camelia and Sarah share an object of desire to the detriment of their friendship.
Sheherzad Kaleem | Pakistan | 2008 | 30 mins
Theater group Tehrik-e-Niswan challenges assumptions around education, forced marriages, and honor killings in Pakistan. Led by Sheema Kirmani, the theater group hopes to inspire engagement in women’s equal rights.
Ananya Chakroborti | Bangladesh | 2009 | 7 mins
Bangladeshi girls are trafficked and sold into neighboring India every day. For the rescued, the journey to rehabilitation and reintegration is fraught with emotion and obstacles.
Gihan Eltahir | Sudan | 2010 | 16 mins
Art is an infinite source of energy for 83-year-old Sittana, a Sudanese female artist who succeeded against all odds.
Parang Khezri | Iran | 2010 | 5 mins
Confined and contained for being born a woman, there is little to do while waiting still.
Hassan Fazeli | Afghanistan | 2009 | 14 mins
Having lost a limb in a mine explosion, an Afghan woman perseveres in her dream to hold political office to change her reality and that of her compatriots.
Ali Mousavi and Hussein Mousavi | Afghanistan | 2013 | 13 mins
Public discussion of sex is forbidden in the conservative Muslim country of Afghanistan, but young people always challenge taboos.
Maaria Syed | India | 2013 | 26 mins
Aabida loses her husband in the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai and struggles with the guilt over feeling relieved and free now that she is no longer in her marriage.
Sheema Kermani | Pakistan | 2002 | 6 mins
Feminist Urdu poetess, Fahmida Riaz, exposes the cruel customs that oppress women and keep them from fulfilling their true potential.
Gamal Ferhdi | Indonesia | 2010 | 18 mins
Sinta Nuriyah, a former first lady of Indonesia fights for women’s rights and marginalized groups.
Celia Eslamieh Shomal | Iran, Netherlands | 2013 | 2 mins
Chronic sexual harassment causes psychological trauma in the form of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and/or stress. Women internalize their anger toward a misogynist society, which only celebrates women who turn against each other.
Güliz Saglam | Turkey | 2009 | 30 mins
Protesting unfair work conditions, Emine Arslan is fired from her factory job along with her co-workers who dared to speak out against their employer.
Sanaa Iftikhar | Pakistan | 2007 | 6 mins
In Pakistan, tradition allows a woman to enter into marriage with a man she hardly knows by uttering “I accept” three times, binding her to him and a life she did not necessarily choose.
Ashley Zahorian | USA | 2010 | 23 mins
Menna Youssef is a young, single, Egyptian-American, Muslim woman earning her PhD in engineering, which frustrates her meddlesome auntie who just wants to see Menna settle down.
Ammar Basha | Yemen | 2009 | 12 mins
Racial injustice defines the lives of the “Akhdam” women, or servant women, in Yemen. Of African descent, these women face violence, sexual assaults, and abuse without any legal or social consequences for the crimes committed against them.