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Africa is a Woman's Name
A film by Ingrid Sinclair, Bridget Pickering & Wanjiru Kinyanjui, 2009, 52 min., Color

AFRICA IS A WOMAN’S NAME provides an opportunity for three of Africa’s leading filmmakers to tell their own country’s stories through the lives of the...

Camera/Woman
A film by Karima Zoubir, 2012, 59 min., Color

Working as a videographer at weddings in Casablanca, Khadija Harrad is part of the new generation of young, divorced Moroccan women seeking to realize...

Casablanca Calling
A film by Rosa Rogers, 2014, 70 min., Color

As political conflict and change sweep the Arab world, CASABLANCA CALLING highlights a quiet social revolution under way in Morocco, where 60% of the ...

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...

Dish
A film by Maya Gallus, 2010, 58 min., Color

Why do women bring your food at local diners, while in high-end establishments waiters are almost always men? DISH, by Maya Gallus, whose acclaimed

Eat the Kimono
A film by Claire Hunt and Kim Longinotto, 1989, 60 min., Color

EAT THE KIMONO is a brilliant documentary about Hanayagi Genshu, a Japanese feminist and avant-garde dancer and performer, who has spent her life defy...

Esther Broner: A Weave of Women
A film by Lilly Rivlin, 2013, 62 min., Color

Prolific writer, passionate activist, dedicated scholar and pioneering feminist, Esther Broner infused second wave feminism with a distinctive Jewish ...

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 Feminist Initiative
A film by Liv Weisberg, 2009, 97 min., Color

The Feminist Initiative reveals the passion, pitfalls and promise of a diverse group of women working to establish the world’s first feminist p...

A Girl Like Her
A film by Ann Fessler, 2012, 48 min., Color

From 1945-73, 1.5 million unmarried young American women, facing enormous social pressures, surrendered babies to adoption. Lacking sex education and ...

The Grey Area: Feminism Behind Bars
A film by Noga Ashkenazi, 2012, 65 min., Color

THE GREY AREA is an intimate look at women’s issues in the criminal justice system and the unique experience of studying feminism behind bars. Through...

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...

THE HERETICS
A film by Joan Braderman, 2009, 95 min., Color

Tracing the influence of the Women’s Movement’s Second Wave on art and life, THE HERETICS is the exhilarating inside story of the New York feminist ar...

Hidden Faces
A film by Claire Hunt and Kim Longinotto, 1990, 52 min., Color

Originally intended as a film about internationally renowned feminist writer Nawal El Saadawi, HIDDEN FACES develops into a fascinating portrayal of E...

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 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...

Joan Does Dynasty/Joan Sees Stars
Two films by Joan Braderman, 1993, 95 min., Color

In the now classic, JOAN DOES DYNASTY (1986, 35 mins), Braderman superimposes her own image over scenes from one of the most popular night time soap o...

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...

The Mosque in Morgantown
A film by Brittany Huckabee, 2009, 54 min., Color

THE MOSQUE IN MORGANTOWN follows one woman’s campaign for change against extremism in her West Virginia mosque, throwing the community into turmoil an...

The Motherhood Archives
A film by Irene Lusztig, 2013, 91 min., Color

Archival montage, science fiction and an homage to 1970s feminist filmmaking are woven together to form this haunting and lyrical essay film excavatin...

My Feminism
A film by Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert, 1997, 55 min., Color

In an era of anti-feminist backlash, this articulate documentary by the makers of THANK GOD I'M A LESBIAN forcefully reminds us that the revolution co...

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...

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...

Shooting Women
A film by Alexis Krasilovsky, 2008, 54 min., Color

Featuring more than 50 camerawomen from around the world, and shot over a period of six years, Shooting Women, by pioneering filmmaker and cine...

Some American Feminists
A film by Luce Guilbeault, Nicole Brossard and Margaret Wescott, 1980, 56 min., Color

SOME AMERICAN FEMINISTS explores one of the most significant social histories of this century-the second wave of the women's movement-and is a fascina...

Step by Step: Building a Feminist Movement, 1941-1977
A film by Joyce Follet, 1998, 56 min., Color

"****Proving beyond a doubt that feminism began well before the 1960s, and that its players were not just the white middle class, this inspiring tape ...

Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema
A Film by Kay Sloan, 2003, 35 min., Color/BW

In the days before movies could talk, silent films spoke clearly of sexual politics, and in Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema, historian and wr...

Tillie Olsen: A Heart in Action
A film by Ann Hershey, 2007, 66 min., Color

This revelatory documentary is an inspiring homage to Tillie Lerner Olsen – a renegade, revolutionary, distinguished fiction and non-fiction writer, f...

Umoja
A film by Elizabeth Tadic, 2010, 32 min., Color

UMOJA (Kiswahili for “unity”) tells the life-changing story of a group of impoverished tribal Samburu women in Northern Kenya who turn age-old patriar...

Water Children
A film by Aliona van der Horst, 2011, 75 min., Color

In this acclaimed, hauntingly beautiful film, director Aliona van der Horst follows the unconventional Japanese-Dutch pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama as she ...

We Want Roses Too (Vogliamo Anche Le Rose)
A film by Alina Marazzi, 2007, 84 min., Color

This stunning visual masterpiece is an exuberant testament to the resolve of women of the ’60s and ’70s sexual revolution and feminist movement in Ita...

Who's Afraid of Kathy Acker?
A film by Barbara Caspar, 2008, 84 min., Color

A multi-layered work featuring animation, archival footage and interviews with the likes of William Burroughs, Carolee Schneemann and Richard Hell,

Women of Faith
A film by Rebecca M. Alvin, 2009, 60 min., Color/BW

This absorbing documentary examines women’s decisions to lead religious lives in the Roman Catholic tradition in the post-feminist era. Throughout his...

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