Forbidden is a dramatic thriller that follows a Sikh woman named Jasleen, who is forced to marry within her community, but runs away with her Muslim lover Fahwaz. Together, they must escape from her overzealous parents, or suffer a brutal honor killing.Read more
Daughters of Abdul-Rahman is a universal family drama about women making choices in a patriarchal society. It is an uplifting tale about four very different sisters who have to confront the truth about themselves when their father suddenly goes missing. The four sisters may or may not find their father, but through the experience of searching for him they will realize they are a part of each other's lives, and their newfound unity will enlighten them.Read more
Director Danish Renzu's feature film, HALF WIDOW, tells the story of an all too commonplace experience of women in Kashmir. Awaiting husbands who are victims of the ongoing conflict in the Kashmir Valley, wives wait in limbo for the fate of their spouses and the trajectory of their own lives as well.Read more
Two-hundred girls were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok, northern Nigeria, Borno state. Targeting school girls since 2010, their abductors, Boko Haram, believes schoolgirls should not be educated. Reportedly, these school girls have been trafficked into sexual slavery or sold as child brides. According to officials, the average age of the kidnapped school girls is 12-13 years old. Though a few girls have been able to escape, the fate of those that remain is unknown.Read more
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