Blobfish

Ugur Ferhat Kormaz | Turkey | 2013 | 4 mins
A transgender person is marginalized by her family and fears for her safety in public. To feel close to someone, she finds her family in her dreams, but even her dreams turn into nightmares.

The Branded Girls

Bijoyeta Das and Khaled Hasan | Bangladesh | 2010 | 10 mins
Lured by dreams of financial independence, Bangladeshi girls and women become no more than slaves in sweatshops for the globalized world’s most popular clothing brands.

The Path to Follow

Nazifa Xakizadu | Afghanistan | 2010 | 11 mins
Young Afghan girls gain confidence through a local Tae Kwon Do class.

I…Am A Woman

Sheherzad Kaleem | Pakistan | 2008 | 30 mins
Theater group Tehrik-e-Niswan challenges assumptions around education, forced marriages, and honor killings in Pakistan. Led by Sheema Kirmani, the theater group hopes to inspire engagement in women’s equal rights.

The Journey

Ananya Chakroborti | Bangladesh | 2009 | 7 mins
Bangladeshi girls are trafficked and sold into neighboring India every day. For the rescued, the journey to rehabilitation and reintegration is fraught with emotion and obstacles.

Sittana

Gihan Eltahir | Sudan | 2010 | 16 mins
Art is an infinite source of energy for 83-year-old Sittana, a Sudanese female artist who succeeded against all odds.

The Reflex

Ali Mousavi and Hussein Mousavi | Afghanistan | 2013 | 13 mins
Public discussion of sex is forbidden in the conservative Muslim country of Afghanistan, but young people always challenge taboos.

Aseer Shahzadi

Sheema Kermani | Pakistan | 2002 | 6 mins
Feminist Urdu poetess, Fahmida Riaz, exposes the cruel customs that oppress women and keep them from fulfilling their true potential.

For All Women

Gamal Ferhdi | Indonesia | 2010 | 18 mins
Sinta Nuriyah, a former first lady of Indonesia fights for women’s rights and marginalized groups.

Vomit II

Celia Eslamieh Shomal | Iran, Netherlands | 2013 | 2 mins
Chronic sexual harassment causes psychological trauma in the form of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and/or stress. Women internalize their anger toward a misogynist society, which only celebrates women who turn against each other.

Like a Bird in a Cage

Güliz Saglam | Turkey | 2009 | 30 mins
Protesting unfair work conditions, Emine Arslan is fired from her factory job along with her co-workers who dared to speak out against their employer.

I Accept I Accept I Accept

Sanaa Iftikhar | Pakistan | 2007 | 6 mins
In Pakistan, tradition allows a woman to enter into marriage with a man she hardly knows by uttering “I accept” three times, binding her to him and a life she did not necessarily choose.

Menna

Ashley Zahorian | USA | 2010 | 23 mins
Menna Youssef is a young, single, Egyptian-American, Muslim woman earning her PhD in engineering, which frustrates her meddlesome auntie who just wants to see Menna settle down.

Breaking the Silence

Ammar Basha | Yemen | 2009 | 12 mins
Racial injustice defines the lives of the “Akhdam” women, or servant women, in Yemen. Of African descent, these women face violence, sexual assaults, and abuse without any legal or social consequences for the crimes committed against them.

New Horizons

Aref Mohammadi | Iran | 2008 | 15 mins
Pursuing work in the male-dominated profession of car repairs, Zahra faces a number of obstacles posed by her gender.

Muslimah Q

Christina Clare | USA | 2010 | 4 mins
A young Muslim woman recounts both her experience of converting to Islam and coming out of the closet.

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.

Stoning Women

Hejer Charf | Canada | 2010 | 4 mins
The Prophet Muhammah (PBUH) loved perfume, women, and prayer. Violence against women in Islam today is an aberration of his vision for the Ummah.

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.