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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...

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 the Rape
A film by Catherine Ulmer, 2008, 58 min., Color

In 2002, Mukhtar Mai, a rural Pakistani woman from a remote part of the Punjab, was gang-raped by order of her tribal council as punishment for her yo...

Angola Is Our Country
A film by Jenny Morgan, 1988, 45 min., Color

Angolan women are rarely heard describing the impact of South Africa’s undeclared war against their country. This moving documentary, produced in conj...

Beyond Beijing
A film by Shirini Heerah and Enrique Berrios, 1996, 42 min., Color

The 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women and the parallel Forum (NGO) that took place in Beijing assembled the largest global gatherin...

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...

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 ...

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...

Feminism Inshallah: A History Of Arab Feminism
A film by Feriel Ben Mahmoud, 2014, 52 min., Color

The struggle for Muslim women’s emancipation is often portrayed stereotypically as a showdown between Western and Islamic values, but Arab feminism ha...

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...

India's Daughter
A film by Leslee Udwin, 2015, 62 min., Color

INDIA’S DAUGHTER is the powerful story of the 2012, brutal gang rape on a Delhi bus of a 23 year old medical student, who later died from her injuries...

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...

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 ...

New Directions
A 4-part series by Joanne Burke, 1997, 145 min., 4 in series, Color

NEW DIRECTIONS is award-winning documentarian Joanne Burke's series about women's empowerment in developing countries. Each one spotlights the critic...

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...

Pink Saris
A film by Kim Longinotto, 2010, 96 min., Color

“A girl’s life is cruel...A woman’s life is very cruel,” notes Sampat Pal, the complex protagonist at the center of PINK SARIS, internationally acclai...

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 ...

A Revolution in Four Seasons
A film by Jessie Deeter, 2016, 90 min., Color

The Tunisian Revolution sparked the Arab Spring. But revolution was the easy part—as two women learned on the journey from protest to functioning gove...

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 ...

Ripples of Change
A film by Nanako Kurihara, 1993, 57 min., Color

Powerful political analysis is combined with a passionate personal story in this exceptional documentary about the Japanese women’s liberation movemen...

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...

Siberian Love
A film by Olga Delane, 2016, 82 min., Color

In rural Siberia, romantic expectations are traditional and practical. The man is the head of the household. The woman takes care of the housekeeping ...

Sonita
A film by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, 2015, 91 min., Color

Two-time Sundance Film Festival award winner SONITA tells the inspiring story of Sonita Alizadeh, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, who thinks of...

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...

Through Chinese Women's Eyes
A film by Mayfair Yang, 1997, 52 min., Color

"THROUGH CHINESE WOMEN'S EYES offers an insightful journey into the transformations in the lives of Chinese women over the 20th century. In a fascina...

Transnational Tradeswomen
A film by Vivian Price, 2006, 62 min., Color

Inspired by organizers at the Beijing Conference on Women in 1995, former construction worker Vivian Price spent years documenting the current and his...

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...

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...

The Vienna Tribunal
A film by Gerry Rogers, 1994, 48 min., Color

Highlights of moving personal testimonies at the Global Tribunal on Violations of Women's Rights-held in conjunction with U.N. World Conference on Hum...

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...

Warrior Marks
A film by Pratibha Parmar, Executive produced by Alice Walker, 1993, 54 min., Color

WARRIOR MARKS is a poetic and political film about female genital mutilation from the director of A PLACE OF RAGE, presented by the Pulitzer Prize win...

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