Anisah

Riska Indriaswari | Indonesia | 2010 | 22 mins
Anisah is the first Acehnese woman appointed to the executive office of the subdistrict Plimbang, but local Islamic clerics challenge her authority in the name of Islamic Shariah law.

Value of Women?

S. Ali Mousavi Azad and S. Es’haq Husseini | Afghanistan | 2010 | 34 mins
In Afghanistan, the value of a woman is determined by the men in her life who dominate in a society where women are perceived as objects, no matter where they go.

The Sweet Melody of Politics

Mona Haidari | Afghanistan | 2009 | 20 mins
A singer aspires to be a political representative in the Provincial Council Election in Kabul. She must think unconventionally in a male-dominated society, even after the fall of the Taliban.

You Can Dream: Stories of Moroccan Women Who Do

Cortney Healy | Morocco | 2010 | 27 mins
Six Moroccan women from the country’s diverse, rural countryside inspire the women around them with entrepreneurship and the ability to become financially independent.

A Call at Night

Basma | Palestinian Territories | 2009 | 11 mins
A girl from Gaza is betrayed by a fiancé, her family forces her to leave. When he rapes her in protest of the family’s interference, she is left to blame and deal with the stigma a rape survivor endures from family and community.

Women in a Refugee Camp in Pakistan

Shereena Qazi | Pakistan | 2009 | 4 mins
Escaping war, internally-displaced persons from tribal regions of Pakistan come to Jalozai Camp in Pakistan. Despite illiteracy, women in the camp take leadership in giving essential health and hygiene education to the refugees.

The Taxi Takes: Women and Islam

Vandana Sood | India | 2009 | 21 mins
In the era post-26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks of 2008, what happens when people from different classes and faiths sit across from each other in a taxi and take a journey together?

Handful of Ash

Nabaz Ahmad | Iraqi Kurdistan | 2005 | 33 mins
Iraqi-Kurdish women and girls recall their traumatic experiences with genital mutilation, a practice that only persists where custom goes unquestioned and with detrimental consequence to the well being of an entire society.

My Sin…?

Hafizullah Yoosefi | Afghanistan | 2013 | 26 mins
Through the eyes of Hadis, a seven-year-old Afghani girl who has lost her father to the three-decades’ long war, we experience a country riddled with poverty, corruption, and human rights violations. 

Do Not Trust My Silence!

Mubareka Sahar Fetrat | Afghanistan | 2013 | 9 mins
In the current climate of Afghanistan – plagued by war and uncertainty – it is difficult to be a woman, and men often make it even more challenging.

Fight Acid Violence

Shahida Akther | Bangladesh | 2013 | 45 mins
Acid attacks in Bangladesh occur daily where social taboo around this form of violence against women silences victims, doctors, and employees of treatment and rehabilitation centers, alike.

In the Name of Tradition

May El Hossamy | Egypt | 2013 | 15 mins
Between tradition and modernity, a woman’s body is marketed, honored, or mutilated, and her destiny is irrevocably linked to blood.

Musta a Dila – Justice Seeking Angels

Sangita Datta | India | 2013 | 3 mins
Urufa’s husband leaves her by initiating talaq, one-sided divorce available to men under the tenets of Islam. Determined not to be victimized, she speaks out against this nexus of religious malpractice and male tyranny.

1. 2. 3 ?

Alka Sadat | Afghanistan | 2013 | 29 mins
For those who fall victim to the hardships of being female in Afghanistan, many see self-immolation and suicide as the only way to escape an already determined destiny; others valiantly pursue justice and the rule of law.

Slaves of the Islamic State

Pari Ibrahim | Iraqi Kurdistan, Netherlands | 2015 | 15 mins
Yazidi fighters and women survivors of the ISIS siege of Mount Sinjar speak about their horrific experiences from the relative safety of the Duhok and Zaxo refugee camps.

Her Words: Storytelling with Saris

Monica Jahan Bose and Nandita Ahmed | Bangladesh, USA | 2013 | 30 mins
A life-changing eco-empowerment project empowers twelve Muslim women of Katakhali Village, Bangladesh, to overcome gender discrimination, child marriage, lack of access to education, and climate change with resilience.

Fashioning Faith

Yasmin Moll | USA | 2009 | 22 mins
Muslim clothing designers in New York City combine high fashion with a high sense of piety. Their designs aim to stay true to Islamic principles of feminine modesty, while attempting to break into the modern fashion market.

Voice of a Woman Living with HIV

Malaysian AIDS Council | Malaysia | 2009 | 2 mins
Leila is a Muslim woman and a single mother who was infected with HIV by her drug-addict husband. In 2005, treatment and medication for HIV and AIDS were made free of charge in Malaysia, where a surviving Leila works for the Malaysian AIDS Council to help others in her same situation.

The American Dream

Paolo Patruno | USA, Italy | 2015 | 49 mins
With the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country, African-American women in the United States are nearly four times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications than their white counterparts.

Jazbaa: A Strong Will

Rama Barhat | India | 2010 | 5 mins
As the only female rickshaw driver in Udaipur, India, Manju Khatri is no ordinary woman; she’s challenging a male-dominated society with every ride she makes.