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Narrative film relies heavily on characters, believable narratives, and other cinematic elements to help convey a theme to an audience. While a narrative film may have fictive elements, compelling cinematic language can convince the audience of the story’s greater “truths”. Narrative and fiction films traditionally rely on lights, camera movement, acting, screenwriting, and editing to maintain this sense of realism. The democratization of technology allows for more DIY and indie narrative films to be made, a departure from the big budget Hollywood blockbusters in the mid-20th century. Women’s Voices Now supports narrative films that have the power to rewrite the possibilities of women.
A film by Roya Sadat (Afghanistan/2004/54:36). "Three Dots (Seh Noktah)" tells the sad story of a single woman living in a village in northwestern Afghanistan along the border of Iran. She struggles to raise her three children and, although she...