Recommended Films

Heart and Soul

Julia Mariano | Brazil | 2017 | 24 mins
Heart & Soul portrays the life of four women from the Brazilian Landless Workers’ Movement who changed their lives through the relationship between their bodies and the land they live in.

Nunca Mas Hermanos

Eleonora Gasparotto Nascimben | Italy & Mexico | 2017 | 24 mins
Nunca Mas Hermanos explores the injustices that the Mexican people have endured in recent history, from the 90,000 people who were killed during the Civil War to the over 32,000 people who have disappeared since 2006.

Superemos: We Will Overcome

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.

Destiny’s Bay

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.

Lucid

Alexia Dalla Rosa | Canada | 2017 | 9 min
A look into mental health: You cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside yourself. The only thing we hold, as an explanation, is our art.

Acting Audition

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 secrets. And thus, the director decides to change the subject of her film.

Breaking Silence

Nadya Ali | USA | 2016 | 40 mins
Three Muslim women share their stories of sexual assault—and, in a deeply personal way, they challenge the stigma that has long suppressed the voice of survivors.

The Campaign

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.

Revolve

Wong Ka Ki | UK | 2015 | 3 min
A girl is looking for herself and, yet, she does not know her self is looking for her as well.

Euskalduna Shipyard Struggle: The Women’s Story

Larraitz Zuazo Aurrekoetxea | Spain | 2016 | 65 mins
Araitz Rodríguez, the daughter of a worker at the Euskalduna shipbuilding company, has taken on the task of reconstructing the memory of the struggle that took place in Bilbao between 1983 and 1988, but which did not manage to prevent the closure of the shipyard.

Coerced—The Wisconsin Sex Trafficking Epidemic

Jennifer Hood | USA | 2018 | 41 mins
Wisconsin ranks high among the United States for the recovery of sex trafficking adolescents. From law enforcement to advocates, you will understand how traffickers work and manipulate their victims, as well as how to prevent yourself from becoming one.

Mother of All Rivers

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.

Banaz: A Love Story

Deeyah Khan | UK | 2012 | 69 min
In a brutal honor killing committed by her family, Banaz Mahmod, a young British Kurdish woman in London, warns law enforcement of the threat to her life with no avail. Only too late, police efforts brought her killers to justice.

Guardians of Eternity

France Benoit | Canada | 2015 | 25 mins
Giant Mine, located near Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, is still an unhealed, open wound for Mary Rose Sundberg, a grandmother from the Yellowknives Dene First Nation. On behalf of her grandchildren and her people, she is anxiously following the remediation of the 237,000 tons of arsenic buried underground, enough arsenic to kill the world a few times over if it gets in contact with water.

Shedding Skin

Meysam Javadi | USA | 2017 | 7 min
Feeling ourselves in our own skin can feel safe, comfortable. A place of (dis)placement is not about better or worse, free or unfree; it is bittersweet, involving acceptance, coming to peace, independence, shedding attachment, and letting go.

Birth is a Dream – Maternity in Africa

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.

Gun and a God

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.

The Skin I’m In

Rajaiah Jones | USA | 2015 | 6 mins
Three black females share their experiences on life, insecurities and what it means to be beautiful.

Behind the Wheel

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.

The Mahoyo Project: South Africa

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.