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Africa Rising
A film by Paula Heredia, Produced by Equality Now, 2009, 62 min., Color

Every day, 6,000 girls from the Horn of Africa to sub-Saharan nations are subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). With fierce determination and ...

After Hours
A film by Jane Campion, 1984, 26 min., Color

A confronting and realistic short drama by Academy Award-winning director, Jane Campion, about sexual harassment in the office. A young office worker...

An Island Surrounded by Water
A film by Maria Novaro, 1985, 25 min., Color

A beautiful and poetic account of a young girl's search for her mother, who left mysteriously to join a guerilla movement. The narrative combines her...

Arresting Ana
A film by Lucie Schwartz, 2009, 25 min., Color

Sarah, a French college student runs a “pro-Ana” blog, part of a global online community of young women sharing tips on living with anorexia. Valerie ...

The Basement Girl
A film by Midi Onodera, 2000, 12 min., Color

Abandoned by her lover, a young woman finds comfort and safety in her basement apartment. Mundane routines, a diet of junk food and the warmth of the...

Belfast Girls
A film by Malin Andersson, 2006, 58 min., Color

BELFAST GIRLS is a quiet, powerful story of two young women growing up in a city where neighbors are cut off from each other by permanent concrete and...

Black Women On: The Light, Dark Thang
A film by Celeste Crenshaw and Paula Caffey, 1999, 52 min., Color

BLACK WOMEN ON: THE LIGHT, DARK THANG explores the politics of color within the African-American community. Women representing a variety of hues--fro...

Black, Bold and Beautiful: Black Women's Hair
Directed by Nadine Valcin and Produced by Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny, 1999, 40 min., Color

Afros, braids or corn rows--hairstyles have always carried a social message, and few issues cause as many battles between black parents and their daug...

The Children We Sacrifice
A film by Grace Poore, 2000, 61 min., Color

Shot in India, Sri Lanka, Canada and the United States, and screened in 18 countries, this evocative, visually powerful documentary is about incestuou...

Closer
Directed by Tina Gharavi, 2000, 24 min., Color

An experimental documentary which has at its heart a poignant character study of a 17 year-old lesbian living in Newcastle, England, CLOSER innovative...

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 ...

The Day I Will Never Forget
A film by Kim Longinotto, 2002, 92 min., Color

THE DAY I WILL NEVER FORGET is a gripping feature documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Kim Longinotto that examines the practice of female genital mutil...

Derby Crazy Love
A film by Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott, 2013, 64 min., Color

The latest documentary from Toronto filmmakers Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott takes viewers inside the adrenaline-fueled phenomenon of women’s roller...

Desire
A film by Julie Gustafson and Teenage Girls' Documentary Project, 2005, 85 min., Color

Nearly a decade in the making, this refreshingly honest film documents the challenges and desires of a group of young women in New Orleans by letting ...

The Education of Shelby Knox
A film by Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt, 2005, 74 min., Color

Winner of the Sundance Best Cinematography Award and the SXSW Audience Award, WMM is pleased to be finally releasing this fascinating and powerful doc...

Escuela
A documentary by Hannah Weyer, 2002, 53 min., Color

There are over 800,000 students enrolled in migrant education programs in the United States and, of those, only 45-50% ever finish high school. ESCUEL...

Far From Home
A film by Rachel Tsutsumi, 2005, 40 min., Color

While busing may be a rapidly fading memory in most American schools, it continues to be a reality for more than 3,000 Boston students every year. FAR...

The Fat Body (In)Visible
A film by Margitte Kristjansson, 2011, 24 min., Color

"While I have all the confidence in the world, I’m told every day that my body is revolting." Jessica turns heads in the street—for both her striking ...

The Gender Chip Project
A film by Helen De Michiel, 2005, 54 min., Color

Essential viewing for students, educators, counselors, policy makers and parents, THE GENDER CHIP PROJECT is being hailed as an important resource for...

Girl Power: All Dolled Up
A film by Sarah Blout Rosenberg, 2011, 24 min., Color

This thought-provoking short film examines the notion that “girl power” has been co opted by commerce to create a feminist construct that is ultimatel...

Girl Wrestler
A film by Diane Zander, 2004, 53 min., Color

GIRL WRESTLER follows 13-year-old Tara Neal, a Texas teenager who upsets traditional expectations by insisting that girls and boys should be able to w...

Girls Around the World
Directed by Maria Barea, Kaija Jurikkala, Monique Mbeka Phoba, Pascale Schmidt, Sabiha Sumar and Yingli Ma, 1999, 222 min., 4 in series, Color

Produced by Brenda Parkerson, GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD is a collection of six extraordinary documentaries that examine the hopes, dreams and worldviews ...

Girls Like Us
A film by Jane C. Wagner and Tina DiFeliciantonio, 1997, 57 min., Color

An ethnically diverse group of four working class girls strut, flirt, and testify in this vibrant, affecting portrait of teenage girls' experiences of...

Girls Still Dream
A film by Ateyyat El Abnoudy, 1995, 24 min., Color

In this engrossing new documentary, award-winning filmmaker Ateyyat El Abnoudy realistically portrays the challenges facing girls in a country where o...

The Grace Lee Project
A film by Grace Lee, 2005, 68 min., Color

When award-winning Korean-American filmmaker Grace Lee was growing up in Missouri, she was the only Grace Lee she knew. As an adult, however, she move...

Grrlyshow
A film by Kara Herold, 2000, 18 min., Color

An 18 minute explosion of fringe feminism and print media, The GRRLYSHOW is a powerful and rebellious message from new voices often left unheard. Fil...

Grrrl Love and Revolution: Riot Grrrl NYC
A film by Abby Moser, 2011, 42 min., Color

Fed up with the calcification of punk into a male-dominated, misogynistic and increasingly mainstream movement, the birth of Riot Grrrl inthe late 19...

Hair Piece
A film by Ayoka Chenzira, 1985, 10 min., Color

An animated satire on the question of self image for African American women living in a society where beautiful hair is viewed as hair that blows in t...

Highway Courtesans
A film by Mystelle Brabbee, 2005, 71 min., Color/BW

This provocative coming-of-age film chronicles the story of a bold young woman born into the Bachara community in Central India – the last hold-out of...

How to Lose Your Virginity
A film by Therese Shechter, 2013, 66 min., Color

Female virginity. The US government has spent 1.5 billion dollars promoting it. It has fetched $750,000 at auction. There is no official medical defin...

I Am a Girl
A film by Rebecca Barry, 2013, 88 min., Color

There is a group of people in the world today who are more persecuted than anyone else, but they are not political or religious activists. They are gi...

I Was a Teenage Feminist
A film by Therese Shechter, 2005, 62 min., Color

Why is it that some young, independent, progressive women in today's society feel uncomfortable identifying with the F-word? Join filmmaker Therese Sh...

In the Name of the Family
A Film by Shelley Saywell, 2010, 60 min., Color

Schoolgirl Aqsa Parvez, sisters Amina and Sarah Said, and college student Fauzia Muhammad were all North American teenagers—and victims of premeditate...

Jenny and Jenny
A film by Michal Aviad, 1997, 60 min., Color

This moving, closely observed portrait of adolescence documents one summer in the lives of two 17 year old cousins named Jenny. As North African Jewi...

La Boda
A film by Hannah Weyer, 2000, 53 min., Color

In an intimate portrait of migrant life along the U.S.-Mexican border, Hannah Weyer’s new film LA BODA delves into the challenges faced by a community...

Las Marthas
A film by Cristina Ibarra, Produced by Erin Ploss-Campoamor, 2013, 69 min., Color

Unlike any other, the annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is part of a lucrative month-long festival honoring George Washington’s birthday. LAS MAR...

License to Thrive: Title IX at 35
A Film by Theresa Moore, 2008, 48 min., Color

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discriminatio...

Light Fly, Fly High
A film by Susann Østigaard and Beathe Hofseth, 2013, 80 min., Color

Thulasi, a young Indian woman in her twenties, is literally willing to box her way out of poverty and into a better life. A Dalit or “untouchable” bor...

The Match That Started My Fire
A film by Cathy Cook, 1991, 19 min., Color

The telephone rings and the girl-talk begins: secrets emerge and confessions build. An exciting experimental comedy in which the joy of sexual pleasur...

A Minor Altercation
A film by Jackie Shearer, 1977, 30 min.

A fight between an African American and a white schoolgirl in Boston is explored in all its complexity in this fact-based drama from one of the produc...

Mirror Mirror
A film by Jan Krawitz, 1990, 17 min., Color

MIRROR MIRROR provocatively explores the relationship between a woman's body image and the quest for an idealized female form. 13 women, of varying ag...

Mohawk Girls
A film by Tracey Deer, 2005, 53 min., Color

In MOHAWK GIRLS, filmmaker Tracey Deer intimately captures the lives of three exuberant and insightful Mohawk teenagers as they face their future. Lik...

Monday’s Girls
A film by Ngozi Onwurah, 1993, 50 min., Color

This fascinating documentary, by the filmmaker of THE BODY BEAUTIFUL, follows two young Nigerian women’s different experiences of a traditional rite o...

Mother of the River
A film by Zeinabu irene Davis, 1995, 28 min., BW

In this poignant story set in the 1850s, a young slave girl befriends a magical woman in the woods called Mother of the River. Through their friendsh...

Mrs. Goundo's Daughter
A film by Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater, 2009, 60 min., Color

Mrs. Goundo is fighting to remain in the United States. But it’s not just because of the ethnic conflict and drought that has plagued her native Mali....

On Becoming a Woman
Directed by Cheryl Chisholm, 1987, 90 min., Color

This extraordinary documentary provides rare insights into some important health issues for African American women. Although it was produced before A...

Orchids: My Intersex Adventure
A film by Phoebe Hart, 2010, 60 min., Color

Gen X filmmaker Phoebe Hart always knew she was different growing up – but she didn’t know why. This award-winning documentary traces Phoebe’s voyage ...

Out of Phoenix Bridge
A film by Li Hong, 1997, 110 min., Color

This groundbreaking work from Li Hong, China’s first independent female documentarian, follows two years in the lives of four young women from the cou...

Perfect Image?
A film by Maureen Blackwood, 1988, 30 min., Color

Bright and imaginative in its approach to its subject, PERFECT IMAGE? exposes stereotypical images of Black women and explores women's own ideas of se...

Picking Tribes
A film by S. Pearl Sharp (formerly Saundra Sharp), 1988, 7 min., Color

“In a heartfelt, and often hilarious, attempt to be more than ‘ordinary,’ a girl growing up in the 1940s tries to choose between her African-American ...

The Price of Sex
A film by Mimi Chakarova, 2011, 73 min., Color

An unprecedented and compelling inquiry, THE PRICE OF SEX sheds light on the underground criminal network of human trafficking and experiences of traf...

Pride of Place
A film by Dorthea Gazidis and Kim Longinotto, 1976, 60 min., BW

A rarely seen classic, PRIDE OF PLACE was made as a first project while Longinotto was a student at England’s National School of Television and Film. ...

Quest for Honor
A film by Mary Ann Smothers Bruni, 2009, 63 min., Color

A searing and necessary documentary, QUEST FOR HONOR, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was shortlisted for an Academy® Award nominati...

Real Indian
A film by Malinda Maynor, 1996, 7.5 min., Color

REAL INDIAN is a lighthearted, very personal look at the meaning of cultural identity. As a Lumbee Indian, the filmmaker is constantly confronted wit...

The Righteous Babes
A film by Pratibha Parmar, 1998, 50 min., Color

In this accomplished documentary, acclaimed filmmaker Pratibha Parmar (A PLACE OF RAGE, WARRIOR MARKS) explores the intersection of feminism with popu...

Runaway
A film by Kim Longinotto and Ziba Mir-Hosseini, 2001, 87 min., Color

“RUNAWAY is a powerful and heart-breaking documentary about a group of young runaway girls who are taken to a women's shelter in Tehran, Iran. The fil...

Salma
A film by Kim Longinotto, 2013, 89 min., Color

When Salma, a young Muslim girl in a south Indian village, was 13 years old, her family locked her up for 25 years, forbidding her to study and forcin...

Sarabah
A film by Maria Luisa Gambale & Gloria Bremer, Executive Produced by Steven Lawrence, 2011, 60 min., Color

Rapper, singer and activist, Sister Fa is hero to young women in Senegal and an unstoppable force for social change. A childhood victim of female geni...

Say My Name
A film by Nirit Peled, 2009, 73 min., Color

In a hip hop and R&B world dominated by men and noted for misogyny, the unstoppable female lyricists of SAY MY NAME speak candidly about class, race, ...

Searching for Go-Hyang
A film by Tammy Tolle, 1998, 32 min., Color

A moving personal documentary, SEARCHING FOR GO-HYANG traces the return of twin sisters to their native Korea after a fourteen year absence. Sent awa...

Sexy Inc.
A film by Sophie Bissonnette, 2007, 36 min., Color

Are children being pushed prematurely into adulthood? SEXY INC. analyzes a worrying phenomenon: hypersexualization of our environment and its noxious ...

She Wants to Talk to You
A film by Anita Chang, 2001, 29 min., Color

In October 1999 filmmaker Anita Chang befriended three 13-year-old girls – Monika Rasali, Sushma Sada and Vinita Shrestha – while living in Kathmandu,...

Shouting Silent
A film by Renee Rosen and Xoliswa Sithole, 2002, 50 min., Color

SHOUTING SILENT explores the South African HIV/AIDS epidemic through the eyes of Xoliswa Sithole, an adult orphan who lost her mother to HIV/AIDS in 1...

Stephanie
A film by Peggy Stern, 1986, 58 min., Color/BW

Following the filmmaker's teenage neighbor through six pivotal years of her life, Stephanie documents her dreams and disappointments through adolescen...

Summer of the Serpent
A film by Kimi Takesue, 2004, 27 min., Color

This beautiful short drama exquisitely explores the unlikely bond that develops between two people from different worlds. Eight-year old Juliette sits...

These Girls
A film by Tahani Rached, 2006, 68 min., Color

Screened to audiences at the Cannes, Toronto, and New York film festivals, this fresh, irresistibly lively, intensely engaging documentary from widely...

Through the Skin
A film by Elliot Montague, 2002, 18 min., Color/BW

In this highly personal experimental autobiography, emerging filmmaker Elliot Montague presents a daring meditation on the experience and trauma of gr...

Tomboys!
A film by Julie Akeret and Christian McEwen, 2004, 28 min., Color

Are tomboys tamed once they grow up? This lively and inspiring documentary explodes that archaic myth with the stories of proud tomboys of all ages: A...

Tree Shade
A film by Lisa Collins, 1998, 29 min., Color/BW

Shame and embarrassment propel Savannah, a gifted high school student, to embark on a journey through space and time to witness the prison convictions...

Troop 1500
A film by Ellen Spiro & Karen Bernstein, 2005, 68 min., Color

Their mothers may be convicted thieves, murderers and drug dealers, but the girls of Troop 1500 want to be doctors, social workers and marine biologis...

Uphill All the Way
A film by Khin May Lwin and Robert Nassau, 2000, 80 min., Color

UPHILL ALL THE WAY is the astounding true story of five troubled teenage girls who face the challenge of their lives: a 2,500-mile bicycle journey al...

Virgin Tales
A film by Mirjam von Arx, 2012, 87 min., Color

Evangelical Christians are calling out for a second sexual revolution: chastity! As a counter-movement to the attitudes and practices of contemporary ...

Wired for Sex, Lies and Power Trips
A film by Lynn Glazier, 2009, 45 min., Color

An inside look at the culture of sexual harassment and bullying widespread among many teens today, this unique and compelling program examines the pri...

New Directions: Women of Zimbabwe
A film by Joanne Burke, 1997, 145 min., Color

From award-winning documentarian Joanne Burke's series about women's empowerment in developing countries, WOMEN OF ZIMBABWE focuses on a group of fiv...

Your Children Come Back to You
A film by Alile Sharon Larkin, 1979, 27 min., BW

Alile Sharon Larkin's first film is a contemporary allegory about values and assimilation. The film literalizes the meaning of a "mother country" by m...

Your Name in Cellulite
A film by Gail Noonan, 1995, 6 min., Color

A wickedly funny satire about the disparity between a woman's natural beauty and the ideal promoted by the mega-billion dollar advertising industry, t...

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