Samantha Kapinos | Nicaragua | 2017 | 11 mins
A woman from a small city in Nicaragua attends night school to get the high school degree that she wasn’t able to complete as an adolescent. She sets her sights on university education with the hope of a better life for her family.
Tom Dusenbery | USA | 2016 | 5 mins
Destiny Watford organized her community to prevent construction of the nation’s largest incinerator in a Baltimore neighborhood less than one mile from her high school.
Sahra Asadollahi | Iran | 2016 | 39 mins
A young girl director starts an Acting Audition to choose a kid for her new film, she first selects a pool of children, a mix of girls and boys. During the audition, the children tell their own secrets. And thus, the director decides to change the subject of her film.
Jenny Montasir | USA/Egypt | 2017 | 17 mins
Could an advertisement help end sexual harassment in Egypt? The Campaign follows the making of the first-ever mass ad campaign in Egypt to boldly address the epidemic of sexual harassment.
Will Parrinello | USA/Honduras | 2015 | 9 mins
In a country with growing socioeconomic inequality and human rights violations, Berta Cáceres rallied the indigenous Lenca people and waged a grassroots campaign that successfully pressured the world’s largest dam builder to pull out of a major project. On March 3, 2016, Berta was murdered by gunmen in her home, paying the ultimate price for her activism.
Milène Larsson | China | 2016 | 24 mins
A week in Lugu Lake, China, with three generations of Mosuo women reveals what life is like in one of the world’s last matriarchies.
Paolo Patruno | DRC, Malawi, Uganda | 2012 | 15 mins
Every year in Sub-Saharan Africa 200,000 mothers die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. A great many of these deaths are preventable when women have access to quality prevention, diagnostic, and treatment services.
Sonia Nepram | India | 2012 | 32 mins
The journey of a woman whose will was forged by the structural violence of her existence and who finally finds her voice.
Rajaiah Jones | USA | 2015 | 6 mins
Three black females share their experiences on life, insecurities and what it means to be beautiful.
Elise Laker | Tajikistan | 2013 | 20 mins
Abandoned by her husband, Nigora must defy prevailing gender norms by re-opening and operating his tire repair shop in order to provide for her family and to set an example for her daughter.
Moira Ganley | South Africa, Sweden | 2015 | 30 mins
The Mahoyo Project is a documentary about the Swedish creative trio Mahoyo and their journey to Johannesburg, South Africa, for a cultural exchange with Jo’burg artists.
Robbynne Murphy | Australia | 2016 | 23 mins
A powerful dramatization of real events, The Women Who Were Never There depicts the lengths that a group of determined women will go to get work in a male-only industry.
Paulina Tervo | West Bank | 2009 | 14 mins
In pursuing gainful employment outside the home, four women from across the West Bank challenge cultural norms, paving the way for a better future for their families and society.
Alan Stepney | United Kingdom | 2011 | 30 mins
Dardasha explores the struggles and triumphs of the first generation of Moroccan women who migrated to London’s Portobello area who rooted the heart of the Moroccan diaspora community in the UK.
Ndimbira Claudine | Rwanda | 2015 | 17 mins
When her mother became widowed during the Rwandan genocide, Mahoro dropped out of primary school and now prostitutes herself to provide for her own children. To cope with her dire circumstance, she compulsively cleans.
Shadi Amin | UK, Iran | 2013 | 25 mins
This groundbreaking documentary shares proof, provided by more than 200 victims and witnesses, of the sexual torture of virgin girls prior to their execution at the hands of Islamic Republic prison authorities since 1979.
Elizabeth Daube | India, USA | 2015 | 7 mins
Khushi Prajapati faces unwanted, early marriage as a way for her family to cope with poverty. To escape this unwanted destiny, she seeks assistance from The Azad Foundation’s Women on Wheels program that trains women to become taxi drivers and earn money.
Anna Hall | UK | 2015 | 47 mins
In 2015, British youth are fleeing the curse of forced marriages while law enforcement desperately tries to implement a law requiring children to turn against their parents in order to secure convictions.
Lauren Knapp | USA | 2015 | 10 mins
Four octogenarian women living in a senior citizen apartment complex invite viewers into their homes to consider aging, solitude, nostalgia, femininity, and connection.
Alka Sadat with Fondazione Pangea Onlus | Afghanistan | 2009 | 30 mins
Bustling around a fiery oven, a woman baker explains her struggles and highlights the multitude of complicated roles women play in Afghan society.
Phil Crehan and Jake Fagan | USA, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, India | 2015 | 11 mins
LGBT leaders from around the world discuss the impact of punitive laws, strict gender norms, and social stigma while also celebrating the resilience of these communities in their efforts to advance real change.