My Name is Pat

Patricia Fermazi | United Arab Emirates | 2010 | 11 mins
A young Filipina expatriate struggles to define her identity as an outsider living and working in the United Arab Emirates.

Oppression of Hazara in Afghanistan

Zareen Taj | Afghanistan | 2008 | 12 mins
Prolonging two centuries of persecution, the Taliban ethnically cleansed the Hazara people in Afghanistan because of their ethnicity and religion. The Hazara women share their double struggle, as women, with misogyny and the ethnic conflict.

Alauddin’s Girls

Mahbooba Ibrahimi | Afghanistan | 2009 | 23 mins
Prolonged war and violence have left too many children of Afghanistan orphaned. Sisterhood thrives among the young women and girls of an orphanage in Kabul, a necessity for coping with the ongoing and all-encompassing tragedy that surrounds them.

Why Can’t You See Me?

Andra Roman | Romania | 2016 | 8 mins
An ode to all women: Those who appear to be strong, those who we deem weak, those who fight to have their voices heard, and those who are fighting the quiet fight.

Heart on Fire

Beri Shalmashi | Iraqi Kurdistan | 2013 | 7 mins
Derya’s badly burned body brings the tragic reality of self-immolation and honor violence in Iraqi Kurdistan under scrutiny. 

Rebirth

Talieh Rohani | USA | 2007 | 10 mins
An experiment in the visual representation of the experience of self-exploration and self-expression among young women in the Islamic Republic in Iran.

The Nonsense

Noha Redwan | Egypt | 2010 | 2 mins
Side by side, some women toil in anguish; shoulder to shoulder, face to face, but somehow unable to break out of the repetitive insanity of existence.

In Limbo: Kashmir’s Half Widows

Lebul Nisa | India | 2010 | 6 mins
The unknown fate of disappeared men in the decades’ long conflict in Kashmir leaves women as “half widows” – unable to mourn and forbidden to move forward.

Campaign Reservation Express

Vandana K | India | 2010 | 3 mins
In 2010, women demonstrated across India in support of the Women’s Reservation Bill, proposing a 33 percent quota for women in national, state, and local offices. They continue to fight for better representation in one of the world’s largest democracies.

Whose Honour?

Neha Sehgal | India | 2010 | 5 mins
In the North Indian state of Haryana, Khap Panchayats (caste councils) condone honor killings of men and women who break local code forbidding the marriage of two members of the same clan – a practice that violates the constitutional rights guaranteed to all citizens of India.

Land of Dragons

Salam Babina Devi | India | 2010 | 3 mins
The state of Manipur in the north east of India has witnessed 15 years of armed conflict. Today, the people of the state want the government to withdraw the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, which gives army personnel special privileges that could easily be misused.

Colorful Qormai

Khadim Hussain Byhname | Afghanistan | 2015 | 7 mins
A seamstress sweeps pieces of colorful cloth thrown from the second floor by a blacksmith’s wife. Taking her neighbor’s “trash” she sews a quilt (Qormai) in an act of hope and possibility.

Pakistan Floods: Gulanaz’s Story

Save the Children | Pakistan | 2010 | 3 mins
11 year old Gulnaz shares her story of the destructive Pakistan floods which displaced her and her family.

Inside Out

Divya Cowasji and Shilpi Gulati | India | 2011 | 15 mins
Advocating for unfettered access to public space in Mumbai, young Muslim women demand the right to exist without fear of sexual harassment.

Saturday Mothers of Turkey

Bijoyeta Das | Turkey | 2010 | 5 mins
Gathering in protest, the activist group the Saturday Mothers of Turkey demand the whereabouts of their disappeared detainees and call for accountability on the part of the Turkish government in the protracted Kurdish conflict. 

Vivid Red

Andra Roman | Romania | 2016 | 3 mins
A film about empowerment, using your inner voice and about being yourself regardless of what you might perceive as flaws or weaknesses.

We Live in the 21st Century!

Hilda Hashempour | Canada | 2007 | 4 mins
An experimental film about the global pandemic of violence and discrimination against women in the 21st century.

Ms. Ma and Her Literacy Class

Aide et Action | China | 2008 | 11 mins
Increasing literacy among women remains a global struggle. In Ningxia Province, where one fifth of the Muslim population in China lives, we meet Ms. Ma, the backbone of Aid et Action’s literacy project.

Take Care

Afrooz Nasersharif | Iran | 2013 | 6 mins
An experimental film which experientially explores the psychological state and treatment of women living in Iran expressed through shades of blue and harrowing repetition.

Words From A Silence

Penda Diakité | USA, Mali | 2014 | 6 mins
A bi-cultural woman of color from the United States and Mali conveys thoughts, feelings, and experiences of her multi-layered identities.