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Acting Our Age: A film About Women Growing Old
A film by Michal Aviad, 1987, 58 min., Color

An invigorating antidote for American culture's one-dimensional image of older women, this classic film offers empowering insights about women and agi...

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 ...

The Basement Girl
A film by Midi Onodera, 2000, 12 min., Color

Abandoned by her lover, a young woman finds comfort and safety in her basement apartment. Mundane routines, a diet of junk food and the warmth of the...

Beyond Voluntary Control
A film by Cathy Cook, 2000, 30 min., Color

Acclaimed filmmaker Cathy Cook (THE MATCH THAT STARTED MY FIRE) breaks new cinematic territory by devising a new visual language that explores the psy...

Blind Spot: Murder by Women
A film by Irving Saraf, Allie Light and Julia Hilder, 2000, 87 min., Color

Because murder by women is still relatively rare--only one out of eight murders in the United States is committed by a woman--women's own stories prov...

Bloodlines
A film by Cynthia Connop, 2008, 52 min., Color

Bettina Goering, grandniece of Hermann Goering, has long tried to bury the dark legacy of her family history. Painter Ruth Rich, a daughter of Holocau...

A Boy Named Sue
A film by Julie Wyman, 2000, 56 min., Color

Julie Wyman's compelling documentary chronicles the transformation of a transsexual named Theo from a woman to a man over the course of six years. The...

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...

Coffee Colored Children
A film by Ngozi Onwurah, 1988, 15 min., Color/BW

This lyrical, unsettling film conveys the experience of children of mixed racial heritage. Suffering the aggression of racial harassment, a young girl...

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...

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...

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...

Ever Shot Anyone?
A film by Michal Aviad, 1996, 57 min., Color

Israeli filmmaker Michal Aviad provides a woman's take on how national culture is informed by male identity through the military experience that bonds...

Girl Power: All Dolled Up
A film by Sarah Blout Rosenberg, 2011, 24 min., Color

This thought-provoking short film examines the notion that “girl power” has been co opted by commerce to create a feminist construct that is ultimatel...

Girl Wrestler
A film by Diane Zander, 2004, 53 min., Color

GIRL WRESTLER follows 13-year-old Tara Neal, a Texas teenager who upsets traditional expectations by insisting that girls and boys should be able to w...

Girls Like Us
A film by Jane C. Wagner and Tina DiFeliciantonio, 1997, 57 min., Color

An ethnically diverse group of four working class girls strut, flirt, and testify in this vibrant, affecting portrait of teenage girls' experiences of...

The Grey Area: Feminism Behind Bars
A film by Noga Ashkenazi, 2012, 65 min., Color

THE GREY AREA is an intimate look at women’s issues in the criminal justice system and the unique experience of studying feminism behind bars. Through...

Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go
A film by Kim Longinotto, 2007, 100 min., Color

Harrowing at one moment and heartwarming the next, HOLD ME TIGHT, LET ME GO is set at England’s Mulberry Bush School, founded by Barbara Dockar-Drysda...

I Am a Girl
A film by Rebecca Barry, 2013, 88 min., Color

There is a group of people in the world today who are more persecuted than anyone else, but they are not political or religious activists. They are gi...

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...

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...

Mohawk Girls
A film by Tracey Deer, 2005, 53 min., Color

In MOHAWK GIRLS, filmmaker Tracey Deer intimately captures the lives of three exuberant and insightful Mohawk teenagers as they face their future. Lik...

My Daughter the Terrorist
A film by Beate Arnestad, Produced by Morten Daae, 2007, 58 min., Color

This fascinating documentary is an exceedingly rare, inside look at an organization that most of the world has blacklisted as a terrorist group. Made ...

My Home - Your War
A film by Kylie Grey. Produced by Denoux Films Productions, 2006, 52 min., Color

MY HOME – YOUR WAR offers an extraordinary look at the effect of the Iraq war through the eyes of an ordinary Iraqi woman. Shot in Baghdad over three ...

Myriam’s Gaze
Directed by Clara Riascos, 1987, 28 min., Color

An inspirational portrait of a woman living on the outskirts of Bogota. “Through Myriam’s eyes, we get a glimpse of her strength, dignity and tenderne...

900 Women
A film by Laleh Khadivi, 2000, 72 min., Color

“The Louisiana Correctional Institute is located in the swamps of southern Louisiana in the small town of St. Gabriel. Built in 1970 to house an incre...

Orchids: My Intersex Adventure
A film by Phoebe Hart, 2010, 60 min., Color

Gen X filmmaker Phoebe Hart always knew she was different growing up – but she didn’t know why. This award-winning documentary traces Phoebe’s voyage ...

Picking Tribes
A film by S. Pearl Sharp (formerly Saundra Sharp), 1988, 7 min., Color

“In a heartfelt, and often hilarious, attempt to be more than ‘ordinary,’ a girl growing up in the 1940s tries to choose between her African-American ...

Rough Aunties
A film by Kim Longinotto, 2008, 103 min., Color

Fearless, feisty and resolute, the “Rough Aunties” are a remarkable group of women unwavering in their stand to protect and care for the abused, negle...

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...

Sexy Inc.
A film by Sophie Bissonnette, 2007, 36 min., Color

Are children being pushed prematurely into adulthood? SEXY INC. analyzes a worrying phenomenon: hypersexualization of our environment and its noxious ...

Sin by Silence
A film by Olivia Klaus, 2009, 49 min., Color

From behind prison walls, a group of extraordinary women are shattering misconceptions of domestic violence. An important film that profiles Convicted...

Sir: Just a Normal Guy
A film by Melanie La Rosa, 2001, 57 min., Color

Screened to acclaim at Gay & Lesbian Film Festivals worldwide and LBGT events across the nation, this candid and courageous portrait of more than 15-m...

Stigmata
A film by Leslie Asako Gladsjø, 1991, 27 min., Color

STIGMATA is a riveting look at body modification such as tattooing, cutting, piercing and branding, practices which are becoming increasingly popular ...

Trick or Drink
A film by Vanalyne Green, 1985, 20 min., Color

Vanalyne Green's childhood world, growing up with alcoholic parents, is recreated through crayon drawings, family albums, excerpts from her adolescent...

Two Lies
A film by Pam Tom, 1989, 25 min., BW

Doris Chu, a recently divorced Chinese American woman, has plastic surgery to make her eyes rounder. From her teenage daughter Mei's perspective, her ...

2 Or 3 Things But Nothing for Sure
A film by Tina DiFeliciantonio and Jane C. Wagner, 1997, 12 min., Color

Acclaimed author Dorothy Allison (BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA) is profiled in this moving, inspiring film. Combining poetic imagery with powerful readings...

Uphill All the Way
A film by Khin May Lwin and Robert Nassau, 2000, 80 min., Color

UPHILL ALL THE WAY is the astounding true story of five troubled teenage girls who face the challenge of their lives: a 2,500-mile bicycle journey al...

Who’s Going to Pay for These Donuts, Anyway?
A film by Janice Tanaka, 1992, 58 min., Color

A brilliant collage of interviews, family photographs, archival footage and personal narration, this videotape documents Japanese American video artis...

Why Women Stay
A film by Jacqueline Shortell-McSweeney and Debra Zimmerman, 1980, 30 min., BW

This documentary examines the complex reasons why women remain in violent homes and challenges the prevailing attitudes which accept domestic violence...

Wired for Sex, Lies and Power Trips
A film by Lynn Glazier, 2009, 45 min., Color

An inside look at the culture of sexual harassment and bullying widespread among many teens today, this unique and compelling program examines the pri...

The Yellow Wallpaper
A film by Marie Ashton, 1977, 14 min., Color

This short dramatic film brings to life the classic Charlotte Perkins Gilman story of the same name, which has become an important addition to America...

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