Recommended Films

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.

Asheng

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.

Juanita

Ximena Amescua Cuenca | Mexico | 2015 | 24 mins
A glimpse into the everyday life of Juanita, a Mayan traditional doctor, midwife, nurse and activist.

When the Time Comes

Charles Gay | Kenya | 2013 | 13 mins
Shot among the Samburu semi-nomadic tribe of Kenya, this film shows the people’s relationship to the ancestral and controversial practice that is female circumcision.

Educate Our Daughters

Belmaya Nepali | Nepal | 2017 | 8 mins
Interweaving her own journey from being labelled “cow-dung brain” by her teacher, to becoming a documentary filmmaker with dreams for her 4-year-old daughter’s education, a young low-caste Nepali woman explores the state of education for girls in Nepal.

Solace in Amal

Angel Rivera | Morocco | 2016 | 6 mins
The story of Elhassania, a young woman who hopes to someday open her own business to support her family by the help of Amal, where disadvantaged women gain work experience while rediscovering themselves.

Melanin

Kiki Finley | USA | 2017 | 4 mins
Melanin is a poem written by a 13 year old girl as a class assignment about learning and encouraging her friends to appreciate all different skin tones during a time when it can be offensive in certain communities.

Ameaçados | Threatened

Julia Mariano | Brazil | 2014 | 22 mins
Deep in Brazil where law and justice requires first and last names, the struggle for a piece of land for peasants in the South and Southeast of Pará becomes a matter of life or death.

Our Hope

Anna Hickman | Cambodia | 2014 |10 mins
Leung Tola excelled at school but poverty and polio prevented her from continuing her studies and finding work until she discovered the Cambodian Handicraft Association which provides young women like her with employment training, English classes, food, a home and paid work.

Where is My Mother’s House

Selma Nayebi | Iran | 2014 | 15 mins
A film that explores the lives of elderly women in nursing homes in Iran and how they are isolated and excluded from society.

Bref

Christina Pitouli | Spain | 2013 | 30 mins
Immigrants from Africa who now live in Spain speak openly about the ritual of female genital mutilation. Their opposed opinions and realities reveal the complexity of this controversial issue, in which the limits of human rights and cultural heritage are intersected.

Before We Forget

Jeremy Boo & Lee Xian Jie | Singapore | 2012 | 54 mins
Filmed in an observational style, Before We Forget is the interwoven story of two Singaporean families and their year long journey with dementia.

Breaking the Silence (2014)

Ishani K Dutta | India | 2014 | 31 mins
Breaking the Silence is about the right of women in India to a safe and respectful workplace – which we understand is a basic right for any human being to survive.

Lotus

Hatefeh Majidi | Iran & Italy | 2017 | 37 mins
A documentary film exploring Iran and Iranian women through the lens of Italian mass media.

Salto

Maryam Haddadi | Iran | 2017 | 17 mins
A portrait of a young girl who is the swimming “champion of champions” in Iran. Filming her happened in an “underground” way since her existence is not smiled upon by the Islamic Republic of Iran.