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Abuelas: Grandmothers on a Mission
A film by Noemi Weis, 2012, 28 min., Color

In 1985, the Academy Award® nominated film LAS MADRES: THE MOTHERS OF PLAZA DE MAYO profiled the Argentinian mothers’ movement to demand to know the f...

Afghanistan Unveiled
A film by Brigitte Brault & Aina Women Filming Group, 2003, 52 min., Color

Filmed by the first ever team of women video journalists trained in Afghanistan, this rare and uncompromising film explores the effects of the Taliban...

Africa, Africas
A 3-part film series by Agnes Ndibi, Maji-da Abdi and Fanta Regina Nacro, 2001, 62 min., Color

A rare collection from the emerging voices of African documentary filmmaking, this unique series daringly explores the social and cultural realities e...

Algeria: Women At War
A film produced by Parminder Vir, 1992, 52 min., Color

ALGERIA: WOMEN AT WAR offers a rare insight into the key role Algerian women played in their country’s liberation struggle from the French thirty year...

As the Mirror Burns
A film by Di Bretherton and Cristina Pozzan, 1990, 58 min., Color

Most representations of the Vietnam War show women as innocent by-standers who sometimes became caught up in the conflict but who were otherwise uninv...

Atomic Mom
A film by M.T. Silvia, 2011, 80 min., Color/BW

When M.T. Silvia was little, she thought it was fascinating that her mom Pauline did secret government work. But as she began to understand the ramifi...

Beirut: The Last Home Movie
A film by Jennifer Fox, 1988, 120 min., Color

BEIRUT: THE LAST HOME MOVIE is an imaginative film which challenges documentary form and concepts of reality by exposing a personal response to a glob...

The Blonds
A film by Albertina Carri, Produced by Barry Ellsworth, 2003, 89 min., Color/BW

Albertina Carri’s second feature is a look at Argentina’s recent history from the perspective of a generation forced to mourn those of whom they have ...

Bloodlines
A film by Cynthia Connop, 2008, 52 min., Color

Bettina Goering, grandniece of Hermann Goering, has long tried to bury the dark legacy of her family history. Painter Ruth Rich, a daughter of Holocau...

Calling the Ghosts
Executive Producer: Julia Ormond
Directed by Mandy Jacobson and Karmen Jelincic
, 1996, 63 min., Color

An extraordinarily powerful documentary, CALLING THE GHOSTS is the first-person account of two women caught in a war where rape was as much an everyda...

Children of Memory (Niños de la Memoria)
A film by Kathryn Smith Pyle and María Teresa Rodríguez, 2012, 64 min., Color

Hundreds of children disappeared without a trace during the Salvadoran civil war. Many were survivors of massacres carried out by the U.S.-trained Sal...

Daring to Resist: Three Women Face the Holocaust
A film by Martha Goell Lubell and Barbara Attie, 1999, 57 min., Color

Why would a young person choose resistance rather than submission during Hitler's reign of terror while her world was collapsing around her? In this ...

Duhozanye: A Rwandan Village of Widows
A film by Karoline Frogner, 2011, 52 min., Color

During the 1994 genocidal campaign that claimed the lives of an estimated 800,000 Rwandans and committed atrocities against countless others, Daphrose...

Enemies of Happiness
A film by Eva Mulvad and Anja Al-Erhayem, 2006, 59 min., Color

"In September 2005, Afghanistan held its first parliamentary elections in 35 years. Among the candidates for 249 assembly seats was Malalai Joya, a co...

Fighting the Silence
A film by Femke & Ilse van Velzen, 2007, 53 min., Color

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s seven year war was the deadliest ever recorded in Africa. During that time, more than 80,000 women and girls we...

For My Children
A film by Michal Aviad, 2002, 65 min., Color

In October 2000, as the second Palestinian Intifada erupts, Israeli filmmaker Michal Aviad begins a video exploration about both the moral and mundane...

Forbidden Voices: How to Start a Revolution with a Computer
A film by Barbara Miller, 2012, 96 min., Color

Their voices are suppressed, prohibited and censored. But world-famous bloggers Yoani Sánchez, Zeng Jinyan and Farnaz Seifi are unafraid of their dict...

God Sleeps in Rwanda
A film by Kimberlee Acquaro and Stacy Sherman, Narrated by Rosario Dawson, 2004, 28 min., Color

Uncovering amazing stories of hope in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, Academy Award-Nominee GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA captures the spirit of five co...

Grace, Milly, Lucy . . . Child Soldiers
A film by Raymonde Provencher, 2010, 52 min., Color

“It’s very easy to create a killing machine. Just imagine. You’re seven years old and taken away from your family . . . your parents are killed in f...

The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo
A film by Lisa F. Jackson, 2007, 76 min., Color

Winner of the Sundance Special Jury Prize in Documentary and the inspiration for a 2008 U.N. Resolution classifying rape as a weapon of war, this extr...

I Wonder What You Will Remember of September
A film by Cecilia Cornejo, 2004, 27 min., Color/BW

Cecilia Cornejo presents a haunting personal response to the events of September 11, 2001, informed and complicated by her status as a Chilean citizen...

Iron Ladies of Liberia
A film by Siatta Scott Johnson and Daniel Junge, Produced by Henry Ansbacher & Jonathan Stack, 2007, 77 min., Color

After surviving a 14-year civil war and a government riddled with corruption, Liberia is ready for change. On January 16, 2006, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf ...

Justice for Sale
A film by Femke & Ilse van Velzen, 2011, 84 min., Color

JUSTICE FOR SALE follows the young, courageous Congolese human rights lawyer Claudine Tsongo who refuses to accept that justice is indeed “For Sale” i...

La Cueca Sola
A film by Marilu Mallet, 2003, 52 min., Color

On September 11, 1973, a military coup in Chile brought Augusto Pinochet to power, and over the next 17 years, thousands of women and men were taken f...

La Nouba des Femmes du Mont-Chenoua
A film by Assia Djebar, 1977, 115 min., Color

Finally available in the United States, this classic film from acclaimed novelist and filmmaker Assia Djebar is essential viewing for an understandin...

Lebanon: Bits and Pieces
A film by Olga Nakkas, 1994, 60 min., Color

LEBANON: BITS AND PIECES is an exquisitely beautiful and profoundly moving exploration of the myths and realities of present-day Lebanon, as reflected...

Linda & Ali
A film by Lut Vandekeybus, 2005, 94 min., Color

LINDA AND ALI provides a nuanced and intimate look into the life of a traditional Muslim family in Doha, Qatar. But Linda and Ali’s 20-year marriage i...

Measures of Distance
A film by Mona Hatoum, 1988, 15 min., Color

In this resonant work, Palestinian-born video and performance artist Mona Hatoum explores the renewal of friendship between mother and daughter during...

Mother, Lebanon & Me
A Film by Olga Nakkas, 2009, 70 min., Color

A visually striking meditation on loss and a perceptive political critique, this deeply personal work has two subjects: filmmaker Olga Nakkas’ ailing ...

My Daughter the Terrorist
A film by Beate Arnestad, Produced by Morten Daae, 2007, 58 min., Color

This fascinating documentary is an exceedingly rare, inside look at an organization that most of the world has blacklisted as a terrorist group. Made ...

My Home - Your War
A film by Kylie Grey. Produced by Denoux Films Productions, 2006, 52 min., Color

MY HOME – YOUR WAR offers an extraordinary look at the effect of the Iraq war through the eyes of an ordinary Iraqi woman. Shot in Baghdad over three ...

No Job For A Woman: The Women Who Fought To Report WWII
A film by Michèle Midori Fillion, 2011, 61 min., Color/BW

When World War II broke out, reporter Martha Gellhorn was so determined to get to the frontlines that she left husband Ernest Hemingway, never to be r...

Paradise Lost
A film by Ibtisam Salh Mara'ana, 2003, 56 min., Color

Arab Israeli filmmaker Ibtisam Salh Mara'ana grew up in Paradise (Fureidis in Arabic), a small fishing village overlooking the Mediterranean. One of t...

Poetry of Resilience
A film by Katja Esson, 2011, 40 min., Color

Academy® Award nominated director Katja Esson’s (FERRY TALES, LATCHING ON) exquisitely made film explores survival, strength and the power of the huma...

Rachel
A film by Simone Bitton, 2009, 100 min., Color

RACHEL is a startlingly rigorous, fascinating and deeply moving investigatory documentary that examines the death of peace activist and International ...

Red Wedding: Women Under the Khmer Rouge
A film by Lida Chan and Guillaume Suon, 2012, 58 min., Color

The Killing Fields in Cambodia became known to the world but little is known about the struggles of the women left behind. From 1975-79, Pol Pot’s cam...

The Sari Soldiers
A film by Julie Bridgham, 2008, 92 min., Color

Filmed over three years during the most historic and pivotal time in Nepal’s modern history, The Sari Soldiers is an extraordinary story of six...

Search for Freedom
A film by Munizae Jahangir, 2003, 54 min., Color/BW

SEARCH FOR FREEDOM traces the dramatic social and political history of Afghanistan from the 1920s to the present through the stories of four remarkabl...

Service: When Women Come Marching Home
A film by Marcia Rock and Patricia Lee Stotter, 2012, 55 min., Color

Women make up 15 percent of today's military. That number is expected to double in 10 years. SERVICE highlights the resourcefulness of seven amazing w...

Sisters in Arms
A film by Beth Freeman, 2010, 48 min., Color

Canada is one of a handful of countries that permit women to fight in ground combat. In January 2013, the Pentagon lifted its ban on women in combat r...

A State of Danger
A film by Haim Bresheeth and Jenny Morgan, 1989, 28 min., Color

Shot in Israel and the Occupied Territories, this extraordinary documentary offers a unique, vital perspective on the Intifada seldom seen in U.S. mai...

This is Not Living
A film by Alia Arasoughly, 2001, 42 min., Color

Directed by Alia Arasoughly – a Palestinian filmmaker living in war-torn Ramallah – this deeply moving piece explores the lives of eight Palestinian w...

Unveiled Views
A film by Alba Sotorra, 2009, 52 min., Color

In this revealing documentary five extraordinary women talk about their occupations, aspirations, and the rights and status of women in their Muslim c...

War Takes
A film by Adelaida Trujillo and Patricia Castaño, 2002, 78 min., Color

With conflicts raging on nearly every continent, war now regularly transcends the battlefield into everyday life - whether its increased security at a...

Weapon of War
A film by Femke & Ilse van Velzen, 2009, 59 min., Color

In no other country has sexual violence matched the scale of brutality reached in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). During nearly two decades of...

Women in Struggle
A film by Buthina Canaan Khoury, 2004, 56 min., Color

WOMEN IN STRUGGLE presents rare testimony from four female Palestinian ex-detainees who disclose their experiences during their years of imprisonment ...

Women Like Us: Women in Iran
A film by Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri, 2002, 60 min., Color

Filmmaker Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri returns to Iran after 20 years as an expatriate to present this intimate and revealing portrait of five ordinary Iran...

The Women Next Door
A film by Michal Aviad, 1992, 80 min., Color

THE WOMEN NEXT DOOR is a thoughtful and emotive documentary about women in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Israeli director Michal Aviad was living...

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