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Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh
A film by Roberta Grossman, 2008, 84 min., Color

At only 22, Hungarian poet Hannah Senesh made the ultimate sacrifice – having already escaped Nazi-occupied Europe for Palestine and freedom, she retu...

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...

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...

Far From Poland
A film by Jill Godmilow, 1984, 109 min., Color

When denied visas to shoot in Poland, a filmmaker, steeped in the documentary traditions of the left, decides to construct her film in New York City. ...

The Germans and Their Men
A film by Helke Sander, 1989, 96 min., Color

"If a woman doesn't have equal rights, is she equally responsible for the crimes of a nation?" Helke Sander's quasi-documentary turns a wry and reveal...

Invisible Adversaries
A film by Valie Export, 1976, 108 min., Color

Breaking free of conventional unities of body, space and time, this early feature by one of Europe's leading feminist filmmakers is a haunting excursi...

Miss GULAG
Produced by Irina Vodar and Raphaela Neihausen, A film by Maria Yatskova, 2007, 62 min., Color

MISS GULAG is a rare look at the lives of the first generation of women to come of age in post-Soviet Russia, where women’s unemployment and incarcera...

The Peacekeepers and the Women
A film by Karin Jurschick, 2003, 80 min., Color

Winner of the Arte-Documentary Award for Best German Documentary, this chilling investigation examines the booming sex-trafficking industry in Bosnia ...

The Practice of Love
A film by Valie Export, 1985, 90 min., Color

"Valie Export's third feature is an anti-romance in which the heroine, oscillating between two relationships, gradually discovers that both are imposs...

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...

Reconstruction
A film by Irene Lusztig, 2001, 90 min., Color/BW

Filmmaker Irene Lusztig unearths a dark family secret in search of answers and reconciliation in her breakthrough feature documentary, RECONSTRUCTION....

Seven Hours To Burn
A film by Shanti Thakur, 1999, 9 min., Color/BW

"A visually expressive personal documentary that explores a family's history. Filmmaker Thakur mixes richly abstract filmmaking with disturbing archi...

Writing Desire
A film by Ursula Biemann, 2000, 23 min., Color

"Ursula Biemann’s WRITING DESIRE is a video essay on the new dream screen of the Internet and how it impacts on the global circulation of women’s bodi...

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