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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...

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 ...

Conversations Across the Bosphorous
A film by Jeanne C. Finley
in collaboration with Mine Y. Ternar, Gokcen Hava Art, and Pelin Esmer
, 1995, 42 min., Color

CONVERSATIONS ACROSS THE BOSPHOROUS intertwines the stories of two Muslim women from Istanbul - Gokcen, from an orthodox Islamic family who takes off ...

Covered: The Hejab in Cairo, Egypt
A film by Tania Kamal-Eldin, 1995, 25 min., Color

Just over a decade ago it was hard to find women on the streets of Cairo who veiled, a custom that their forebearers struggled to overthrow at the beg...

Divorce Iranian Style
A film by Kim Longinotto and Ziba Mir-Hosseini, 1998, 80 min., Color

Hilarious, tragic, stirring, this fly-on-the-wall look at several weeks in an Iranian divorce court provides a unique window into the intimate circums...

For a Place Under the Heavens
A film by Sabiha Sumar, 2003, 53 min., Color

Acclaimed director Sabiha Sumar, recent winner of the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival for her feature Silent Waters, offers ...

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...

Going Up the Stairs: Portrait of an Unlikely Iranian Artist
A film by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, 2011, 52 min., Color

Warm, revealing and often surprisingly funny, Iranian filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami's portrait of an unlikely artist shows us that true talent wil...

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...

In My Father’s House
A film by Fatima Jebli Ouazzani, 1997, 67 min., Color

In this beautiful, poetic and deeply personal film, Moroccan filmmaker Fatima Jebli Ouazzani investigates the status accorded women in Islamic marriag...

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...

Invoking Justice
A film by Deepa Dhanraj, 2011, 85 min., Color

In Southern India, family disputes are settled by Jamaats—all male bodies which apply Islamic Sharia law to cases without allowing women to be present...

Kismet
A film by Nina Maria Paschalidou, 2013, 57 min., Color

Wildly popular at home, Turkish soap operas have taken the world by storm with more than 300 million viewers in 80 countries across the Middle East, N...

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...

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...

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...

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 Heart is My Witness
A film by Louise Carré, 1996, 56 min., Color

MY HEART IS MY WITNESS, by renowed French-Canadian filmmaker, Louise Carré, investigates the status of women in Islam through interviews with men and ...

My Stolen Revolution
A film by Nahid Persson Sarvestani, 2013, 75 min., Color

A student activist in Iran’s 1979 revolution that overthrew the dictatorial Shah, Nahid Persson Sarvestani fled to Sweden with her baby after Islamist...

The Noble Struggle of Amina Wadud
A film by Elli Safari, 2007, 29 min., Color

On March 18, 2005, Amina Wadud shocked the Islamic world by leading a mixed-gender Friday prayer congregation in New York. THE NOBLE STRUGGLE OF AMINA...

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...

A Place Called Home
A film by Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri, 1998, 30 min., Color

Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri grew up in pre-Revolution Tehran daydreaming about an ideal life in the West. Nineteen years later, after living and working ...

Playing With Fire: Women Actors Of Afghanistan
A film by Anneta Papathanassiou, 2014, 58 min., Color

In Afghanistan, women deciding to be actors make a dangerous choice. Banned under Taliban rule (1994-2001), Afghan theater is experiencing a comeback ...

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...

Rights & Wrongs
A film by Corine Huq, 2011, 135 min., Color

By returning to the roots of Islam and understanding how societies have found justification for their treatment of women within Islamic sources, this ...

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...

Salata Baladi (An Egyptian Salad)
A film by Nadia Kamel, 2008, 105 min., Color

Award-winning Egyptian filmmaker Nadia Kamel’s heritage is a complex blend of religions and cultures. Her mother is a half-Jewish, half-Italian Christ...

Saving Face
A film by Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, 2011, 40 min., Color

Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Documentary (Short Subject), SAVING FACE is a harshly realistic view of violence against women in South Asia - a...

That Paradise Will Be Mine
A film by Merel Beernink, 2005, 54 min., Color

Why would a woman in one of the most liberal Western European countries choose to become a Muslim and faithfully follow the demands of her new convict...

They Call Me Muslim
A film by Diana Ferrero, 2006, 27 min., Color

In popular Western imagination, a Muslim woman in a veil – or hijab – is a symbol of Islamic oppression. But what does it mean for women’s freedom whe...

3 Times Divorced
A film by Ibtisam Salh Mara'ana, 2007, 74 min., Color

How does a Palestinian woman in Israel survive an abusive husband? When Gaza-born Khitam’s abusive Arab Israeli husband divorces her and gains custody...

Voices Unveiled: Turkish Women Who Dare
A film by Binnur Karaevli, 2010, 69 min., Color

Can Islamic values co-exist with full equality for women? VOICES UNVEILED examines this timely issue through portraits of three women pursuing life pa...

A Woman's Word
A film by Silvia G. Ponzoda, 2004, 52 min., Color

Beautiful and intimate, A WOMAN'S WORD depicts the life and writings of three exceptional authors of the Arab word – Nawal Al Saadawi from Egypt, Hana...

Women of Niger
A film by Anne Laure Folly, 1993, 26 min., Color

Niger is a traditionally Islamic country where authorized polygamy and Muslim fundamentalism clash with the country’s struggle for democracy. In elec...

Women of Turkey: Between Islam and Secularism
A Film by Olga Nakkas, 2006, 52 min., Color

In this thought-provoking documentary, veiled and unveiled women explore relationships between Islam and secularism in present-day Turkey, where milli...

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