Recommended Films


Emilia Wieding | USA & GERMANY | 2018 | 10 mins
A portrayal of a young feminist rapper, Ciarra, who is fighting for the equal treatment and judgment of women in the hip-hop world.

Brazil’s Warrior Women

Paul Redman | Brazil | 2014 | 8 mins
The Babassu warriors have battled hard to maintain their way of life. In the face of intimidation and threats from farmers for years, Babassu women have negotiated their own terms; establishing the Free Babassu Law in seven states.

Twinkle Power to Change

Aftab Abbasi | Pakistan | 2018 | 8 mins
Twinkle Power to Change is about the first ever woman weightlifter from Pakistan to have won a gold medal internationally.

A Dream Of Paper Flowers

Leila Jarman | USA | 2016 | 6 mins
A Dream of Paper Flowers is a poetry film and a soundscape steeped in allegory, a capsule of femmy horror, unnerving and captivating. It is a glimpse into the raw, jagged coals of the female psyche. 

From Farms to Incubators

Amy Wu | USA | 2018 | 27 mins
From Farms to Incubators profiles minority women entrepreneurs dedicated to the growing sector of AgTech.

Who’s Your Dad

Alexandra von Schelling & Rebecca Sasse | Cuba | 2018 | 23 mins
In a hidden basement of one of the best film schools in the world, female students gather to break their silence and share their testimonies. With the promise of anonymity, a dark reality previously unspoken about starts to emerge and the real truth about being a woman in film is finally brought to light.

Shades of Her

Alicia Rollins | USA | 2017 | 40 mins
A documentary that explores the nuances of skin tone in African American women in a unique and poignant way.

Leo to Life

Julio Suarez | Spain | 2017 | 70 mins
Leo a la Vida is a documentary about Leonela Relys, the inventor of the most innovative literacy method in Spain, the “Yes I Can” method which challenges common misconceptions and perceptions about illiteracy.

Life, You Think You Own It

Ellie Lobovits | USA | 2016 | 5 mins
An ultra-short film exploring the poetry, life philosophy, and musings on mortality by the 93-year-old feminist poet Adrienne Wolfert.

Beyond the Fence

Arman Gholipourdashtaki | Iran | 2018 | 18 mins
Behnaz lives in one of the remote cities in Iran and dreams of becoming a professional soccer player like Messi. However, being a girl and living in a small town presents difficulties.

Commercial for the Queen of Meatloaf

Dina Fiasconaro | USA | 2017 | 10 mins
In a surrealist take on a 1950s commercial, a bored housewife attempts to spice up her marriage by preparing a delicious meatloaf for dinner. What emerges from the kitchen is “The Queen of Meatloaf” incarnate, who proceeds to invade the homes of consumers and wreak havoc on the commercial set.

Womb on Rent

Ishani K. Dutta | India | 2013 | 50 mins
An impoverished but spirited mother of three decides to rent her womb for income, embarking upon a roller coaster of emotions at the heart of an economized medical procedure: surrogacy.

Down the Stream

Mai Huyen Chi | Vietnam | 2015 | 4 mins
A brief encounter with the young children of the downstream Mekong river, who have lived on boats all their lives.

Fear Us Women

David Darg | USA & Syria | 2017 | 27 mins
Fear Us Women follows Hanna Bohman, a Canadian civilian who has spent the last three years in Syria as a volunteer soldier battling ISIS. As a member of the YPJ, an all-female Kurdish army, Hanna gives an inside look at the brave women fighting for liberation in the world’s most dangerous country.

The Tibetan Girl

Huaqing Jin | China | 2016 | 31 mins
Drolma, a young Tibetan woman, struggles to negotiate between her Tibetan roots and traditions, and the modern, urban setting of Sichuan, China, where she lives and works.


Mohammad Sadeq Esmaeili | Iran | 2018 | 30 mins
Seven women who live in a frontier village in south-eastern Iran band together for survival while their husbands are incarcerated due to drug charges. They forge a plan to have the men released from prison.

Through Foreign Eyes

Mykaela Plotkin | Brazil | 2018 | 75 mins
An essay film of found-footage that recollects unregistered memories combining reflections on identity and ethnic roots.

The Invisible Wounds of War

Robert Stockwell | Turkey | 2018 | 12 mins
Two professional female comedians (Humor for Hope) travel to the Syrian border to work with displaced Syrian youth suffering from grief and loss.

Bitter Salty

Joana X | Portugal | 2018 | 6 mins
This film is a tribute to all of those who venture out upon the sea, to those who stay on land praying for them and to those who shot these images from 1930 to 1952.