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Amazonia
A film by Nandini Sikand, 2001, 8 min., Color/BW

In this highly personal and visually evocative testimonial, critically acclaimed South Asian filmmaker Nandini Sikand poignantly presents her sister’s...

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 ...

Birthright: A War Story
A film by Civia Tamarkin, 2017, 100 min., Color

BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY is the real-life "Handmaid’s Tale." This urgent documentary examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even ...

The Body Beautiful
A film by Ngozi Onwurah, 1991, 23 min., Color

This bold, stunning exploration of a white mother who undergoes a radical mastectomy and her Black daughter who embarks on a modeling career reveals t...

Cancer in Two Voices
A film by Lucy Massie Phenix based on original films by Ann Hershey, 1994, 43 min., Color

“I’m the first among our friends to have cancer... Many will see their future in the way I handle mine,” Barbara Rosenblum wrote after learning she ha...

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...

Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter
A film by Deborah Hoffmann, 1994, 44 min., Color

With profound insight and a healthy dose of levity, COMPLAINTS OF A DUTIFUL DAUGHTER chronicles the various stages of a mother's Alzheimer's Disease a...

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...

Defiant Lives
A film by Sarah Barton, 2017, 85 min., Color

DEFIANT LIVES is a triumphant film that traces the origins of the world-wide disability rights movement. It tells the stories of the individuals who b...

Dialogues with Madwomen
A film by Allie Light, 1993, 90 min., Color

"I was always so afraid that someone would ask me (where I was when JFK was shot), and I would have to say I was in a mental institution", says direct...

Duhozanye: A Rwandan Village of Widows
A film by Karoline Frogner, 2011, 52 min., Color

During the 1994 genocidal campaign that claimed the lives of an estimated 800,000 Rwandans and committed atrocities against countless others, Daphrose...

From Bedside to Bargaining Table
A film by Tami Gold and Lyn Goldfarb, 1984, 20 min.

This inspiring documentary looks at nursing from the nurse's point of view, encouraging healthcare professionals to work together to change their poor...

Healthcaring
A film by Denise Bostrom and Jane Warrenbrand, 1976, 32 min.

A classic chronicle of women's relationship to gynecology and healthcare, produced by Women Make Movies. In this bold and sensitive documentary, women...

A Healthy Baby Girl
A film by Judith Helfand, 1996, 57 min., Color

In 1963 filmmaker Judith Helfand's mother was prescribed the ineffective, carcinogenic synthetic hormone diethylstilbestrol (DES), meant to prevent mi...

Her Giveaway
A film by Mona Smith, 1988, 21 min., Color

Carole Lafavor (Ojibwe), activist, mother and registered nurse, is a person with AIDS. In this candid and moving portrait, Lafavor relates how she has...

Hózhó of Native Women
A film by Beverly R. Singer (Tewa Pueblo, Navajo), 1997, 29 min., Color

"Five Native American Women from diverse tribal backgrounds tell moving stories, from their lives and cultural memory that concern wellness — physical...

I Need Your Full Cooperation/Underexposed
A film by Kathy High, 1989, 28 min., Color

In these two compelling videos, Kathy High explores the relationship between women’s bodies and the medical institution. Now a classic, I NEED YOUR FU...

In Sickness and In Health
A film by Pilar Prassas, Edited by Peter Heacock, 2007, 56 min., Color

A deeply affecting film by newcomer Pilar Prassas and edited by Peter Heacock, In Sickness and In Health cuts through abstract ideologies, poli...

Latching On
A film by Katja Esson, 2010, 36 min., Color

After filmmaker Katja Esson’s sister gave birth in Germany, she was able to breastfeed her baby anywhere and at any time. Returning home to New York, ...

Learning to Swallow
A film by Danielle Beverly, 2005, 89 min., Color

Learning to Swallow is an intimate, haunting and ultimately empowering portrait of a bipolar artist’s courageous and successful attempt to rebuild her...

Lovesick
A Documentary by Ann S. Kim & Priya Giri Desai, 2018, 74 min., Color

In India, where marriage is a must but AIDS carries a stigma, what are HIV-positive people to do? ...

The LuLu Sessions
A film by S. Casper Wong, 2011, 86 min., Color

Unlike anyone you've ever met, LuLu is a hard-living, chain-smoking rebel with a tender heart; poet with a potty mouth; farm girl; former cheerleader;...

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

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

My Left Breast
A film by Gerry Rogers, 2000, 57 min., Color

“Every once in a while someone comes up with a film that sends us a clear signal that it's time to re-evaluate our lives. The film MY LEFT BREAST is n...

My Toxic Baby
A film by Min Sook Lee, 2009, 46 min., Color

This eye-opening, often amusing documentary by the director of Tiger Spirit, winner of Canada’s prestigious Donald Brittain Gemini Award, records the ...

On Beauty
A film by Joanna Rudnick, 2015, 31 min., Color

From Emmy®-nominated IN THE FAMILY filmmaker Joanna Rudnick and Chicago’s Kartemquin Films comes a story about challenging norms and redefining beauty...

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...

Prescription for Change
A film by Tami Gold and Lyn Goldfarb, 1986, 30 min.

Nurses: traditionally female, underpaid, and underappreciated. PRESCRIPTION FOR CHANGE presents a rare behind-the-scenes look at nursing....

Quick Brown Fox: An Alzheimer's Story
A film by Ann Hedreen and Rustin Thompson, 2004, 57 min., Color

Who are you if you can’t remember who you are? Ann Hedreen’s mother started showing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease at the barely-old age of 60. Thoug...

Rachel's Daughters
A film by Allie Light and Irving Saraf
Produced with Nancy Evans
, 1997, 107 min., Color

From the makers of the Oscar-winning IN THE SHADOWS OF THE STARS, this fascinating documentary follows a group of women - all breast cancer activists ...

Scarlet Road
A film by Catherine Scott, Produced by Pat Fiske, 2011, 70 min., Color

Impassioned about freedom of sexual expression, Australian sex worker Rachel Wotton specializes in a long overlooked clientele— people with disabiliti...

Service: When Women Come Marching Home
A film by Marcia Rock and Patricia Lee Stotter, 2012, 55 min., Color

Women make up 15 percent of today's military. That number is expected to double in 10 years. SERVICE highlights the resourcefulness of seven amazing w...

Underexposed
A film by Kathy High, 1992, 72 min., Color

Combining drama and documentary, UNDEREXPOSED: THE TEMPLE OF THE FETUS is a savvy and creative probe into high-tech baby-making. The fictional framew...

New Directions: Women of Guatemala
A film by Joanne Burke, 2000, 26 min., Color

Part of the new generation of Mayan women, Maria Del Carmen Chavajay and Micaela Chavajay, are two sisters who head the Health Promoter Group of San P...

New Directions: Women of Thailand
A film by Joanne Burke, 1997, 26 min., Color

In Klong Toey, Bangkok's largest slum, Duang Prateep, a foundation created and run entirely by women provides empowering choices and role models to th...

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