Shadow of the Stone

Fatemeh Keihani | Iran | 2013 | 15 mins
Condemned to death by stoning for choosing a man to love, Shahrzad relives her life from death to childhood.

A Chronicle of Tahrir Square

Nour Zaki | Egypt | 2014 | 11 mins
Nidal’s father is injured amidst the violent clashes in Tahrir Square at the start of 2011 uprising in Egypt. She must face the chaos in the heart of the square to save her father.

Just a Prayer

Farah Merani | Canada | 2013 | 13 mins
Anita, a modern Muslim woman who seems to have everything, remains deeply dissatisfied with her life-path. She makes a major decision believing that it will bring her happiness and opportunity, only to discover regret and loss.

Fashioning Faith

Yasmin Moll | USA | 2009 | 22 mins
Muslim clothing designers in New York City combine high fashion with a high sense of piety. Their designs aim to stay true to Islamic principles of feminine modesty, while attempting to break into the modern fashion market.

Voice of a Woman Living with HIV

Malaysian AIDS Council | Malaysia | 2009 | 2 mins
Leila is a Muslim woman and a single mother who was infected with HIV by her drug-addict husband. In 2005, treatment and medication for HIV and AIDS were made free of charge in Malaysia, where a surviving Leila works for the Malaysian AIDS Council to help others in her same situation.

Berxen Kulek (Lame Lambs)

Yunus Yildirim | Turkey | 2013 | 12 mins
Despite his reluctance to fulfill a cultural and social duty, Neco, a Kurdish nomad, sells his late brother’s wife in order to survive.

It Is Written

Mostafa Heravi | Netherlands | 2006 | 5 mins
Wearing ballet slippers, a woman in chador passionately dances to ancient Persian music, showing us what that freedom might look like.

The American Dream

Paolo Patruno | USA, Italy | 2015 | 49 mins
With the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country, African-American women in the United States are nearly four times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications than their white counterparts.

AAi

Aroop Dwivedi | India | 2014 | 13 mins
A mother’s devotion to her son is unceasing as she strives to give her son the best life she can, even if it means she will ultimately lose him and time will take her away from him.

Nafas/Sigh

Jamshed Kholikov | Tajikistan | 2008 | 5 mins
Hands tied and head covered, trapped like a bird in a cage, she yearns to be free.

Jazbaa: A Strong Will

Rama Barhat | India | 2010 | 5 mins
As the only female rickshaw driver in Udaipur, India, Manju Khatri is no ordinary woman; she’s challenging a male-dominated society with every ride she makes.

Absent Spaces

Laila Hotait Salas | Lebanon | 2008 | 7 mins
With war ravaging Lebanon, in the private space of her home, Nadia paints to maintain a sense of normalcy until the chaos comes through her door.

Niger: Djamila’s Story

Save the Children | Niger | 2011 | 3 mins
Begging on the streets for food and money, Djamila fights for survival after her family’s harvest failed during a drought.

A Garden in Shigar

Mahera Omar | Pakistan | 2010 | 18 mins
Five young women from the scenic Shigar Valley in northern Pakistan work with the Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCSP) to beautify a school and sow seeds of their own transformation.

A Dream Of Paper Flowers

Leila Jarman | USA | 2016 | 6 mins
A Dream of Paper Flowers is a poetry film and a soundscape steeped in allegory, a capsule of femmy horror, unnerving and captivating. It is a glimpse into the raw, jagged coals of the female psyche. 

Carpet Drugged

Sayad Qasem Hussaini | Afghanistan | 2011 | 17 mins
A documentary exploring the effects of narcotic use among Afghan families, specifically parents who use narcotics to “babysit” their children in order to work long hours making carpets. 

Crushing Stones

Negin Vaziri | USA | 2010 | 5 mins
Covered by a veil or uncovered, this film explores humiliation as part of the female experience.

Siah Gerd

Nadia Hossaini | Afghanistan | 2010 | 14 mins
For impoverished women in Afghanistan, opium soothes their pain and sedates their children whose sleep allows mothers to do the work that will keep everyone alive.

Her Man

Ayten Amin | Egypt | 2006 | 10 mins
Vengeance, jealousy, and betrayal push a first wife to sabotage the well being of her husband’s second wife.