Without My Dreams

Afrooz Nasersharif | Iran | 2016 | 7 mins
Before their childhood and innocence is lost to time, two young girls exercise their right to be free.

White Stain

Kayla Tong | USA | 2015 | 9 mins
A young woman is perpetually haunted by the darkest memories of her life. Every touch of the demons who sexually assaulted her imprints a permanent white stain.

No Woman

Yama Rauf | Afghanistan | 2015 | 3 mins
In fundamentalist Islamic countries, men determine the fate of women, who struggle to be heard and have a place of dignity in society. But behind the masks of authority and patriarchy, there are kind and simple men; it is time to remove the masks.

My Motherland

Fazila Amiri and Hangama Amiri | Canada, Afghanistan | 2015 | 5 mins
The psychology of Afghan women under decades of war and oppression depicted through visual sequences combining intermingling scenes from both the realms of reality and dreams.


Yalitsa Riden | Canada | 2015 | 5 mins
Drowning in an internal sea of personal sorrow, a mother endures the world around her, waiting to be left alone.

Unwearable Functional: Akinetic Mutism

Heejoo Kim | USA | 2015 | 5 mins
Society attempts to strip a woman of her self-expression by clothing her in oppressive garments of expectation, yet still, the seeks a path to self-liberation.

Diary of Reflection

Penda Diakité | USA ,Mali | 2012 | 3 mins
A bi-cultural woman of color processes the overwhelming pressure to conform to the image of the ideal woman as dictated by pop culture media.

After Work

Mengna Lei | China, USA | 2016 | 3 mins
The taboos surrounding sex, love, and intimacy in modern Chinese society are grappled within every home.

Where Are the Men?

Taraneh Salke | Afghanistan, USA | 2011 | 15 mins
Successful family planning, improved women’s health, and development in Afghanistan require the support of the country’s men as well as the women. Yet, in a place where women require men’s permission to leave the house, seek health care, or use contraceptives, how will this come about?

The Ripple Effect

Sarah Jahaan Khan | Pakistan | 2015 | 6 mins
Access to safe water transforms the lives of rural women in Pakistan, giving them the freedom to pursue new opportunities for earning an income to invest in their families.


Mahshid Sajadi | Iran | 2016 | 20 mins
A glimpse into the psyche of the male gaze onto a woman, this short narrative film explores concepts of love, heartbreak, attraction, and infatuation.

Afghanistan Women in the 1393 Election

Roya Sadat and Alka Sadat | Afghanistan | 2015 | 15 mins
Afghan women defied Taliban threats by participating in the election that determined former-President Hamid Karzai’s successor. Amid allegations of systematic electoral fraud, a runoff prolonged the process for six months as NATO troops withdrew.

The Same Source

Mohammad Adel | Egypt | 2015 | 4 mins
A man, frozen with grief, mourns the loss of his wife – a woman who encapsulated love, home, and nation all at once.

Story of a Girl

Jonathan Smith | Argentina & USA | 2015 | 20 mins
Based on a true story, Sophia, born with HIV, must leave her father and move to the city with her aunt for better treatment.

In Circles

Masooma Ibrahimi | Afghanistan | 2015 | 15 mins
An impoverished young woman struggles to support herself and her ailing parents but wants to change her life desperately. What if she could do so by taking someone else’s bag in a bus station?


Khadim Hussain Byhname | Afghanistan | 2015 | 17 mins
Neglected by her family because of her disabilities, a young deaf girl formulates a plan to get them to recognize that she has a voice.

Hide and Seek

Garth Kravits and Lia Chang | USA | 2015 | 4 mins
Women, especially women of color, look in the mirror every day and hope for a face other than their own, one defined and validated by magazines, television, and movies.

Flight Mandatory

Azizullah Haidari | Afghanistan | 2014 | 5 mins
A man mourns his wife and child, casualties of an unceasing war, tearing apart families and hopes for a better future.


Clare Unsworth | UK | 2015 | 3 mins
A diverse group of women powerfully join together to name and challenge issues of everyday sexism.