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...
Four Wives – One Man
A film by Nahid Persson, Produced by Setareh Persson & Nahid Persson, 2007, 76 min., Color
From Nahid Persson, the filmmaker of the award-winning Prostitution Behind the Veil, comes an intimate portrait of a polygamist family in a rur...
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...
In My Father's Church
A film by Charissa King-O'Brien, 2004, 49 min., Color/BW
Charissa is a lesbian who wants a church wedding, but it doesn’t seem to help that her dad is the pastor of the town’s United Methodist Church. While ...
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...
The Korean Wedding Chest
A film by Ulrike Ottinger, 2008, 82 min., Color
Ulrike Ottinger’s provocative mélange of ethnography, stunning tableaux and baroque vignettes was inspired by what she calls the “well-stocked miracle...
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?
Red Wedding: Women Under the Khmer Rouge
A film by Lida Chan and Guillaume Suon, 2012, 58 min., Color
The Killing Fields in Cambodia became known to the world but little is known about the struggles of the women left behind. From 1975-79, Pol Pot’s cam...
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...
She Wants to Talk to You
A film by Anita Chang, 2001, 29 min., Color
In October 1999 filmmaker Anita Chang befriended three 13-year-old girls – Monika Rasali, Sushma Sada and Vinita Shrestha – while living in Kathmandu,...
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 ...
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...
A film by Ulrike Ottinger, 2011, 103 min., Color
In the Echigo region of northwestern Japan, where heavy snow blankets entire landscapes and villages for more than half the year, a distinctive way of...
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A film by Mirjam von Arx, 2012, 87 min., Color
Evangelical Christians are calling out for a second sexual revolution: chastity! As a counter-movement to the attitudes and practices of contemporary ...