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Abuelas: Grandmothers on a Mission
A film by Noemi Weis, 2012, 28 min., Color

In 1985, the Academy Award® nominated film LAS MADRES: THE MOTHERS OF PLAZA DE MAYO profiled the Argentinian mothers’ movement to demand to know the f...

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...

¡Adelante Mujeres!
A film by the National Women's History Project, 1992, 30 min., Color

Spanning five centuries, this comprehensive video, produced by the National Women's History Project, focuses exclusively on the history of Mexican-Ame...

Adio Kerida (Goodbye Dear Love)
A film by Ruth Behar, 2002, 82 min., Color

Distinguished Anthropologist Ruth Behar (recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship) returns to her native Cuba to profile the island’s remaining Sephardic...

Adynata
A film by Leslie Thornton, 1983, 30 min., Color

A formal 1861 portrait of a Chinese Mandarin and his wife is the starting point for this allegorical investigation of the fantasies spawned in the Wes...

Afghanistan Unveiled
A film by Brigitte Brault & Aina Women Filming Group, 2003, 52 min., Color

Filmed by the first ever team of women video journalists trained in Afghanistan, this rare and uncompromising film explores the effects of the Taliban...

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 ...

Africa, Africas
A 3-part film series by Agnes Ndibi, Maji-da Abdi and Fanta Regina Nacro, 2001, 62 min., Color

A rare collection from the emerging voices of African documentary filmmaking, this unique series daringly explores the social and cultural realities e...

After Hours
A film by Jane Campion, 1984, 26 min., Color

A confronting and realistic short drama by Academy Award-winning director, Jane Campion, about sexual harassment in the office. A young office worker...

After the Earthquake
A film by Lourdes Portillo, 1979, 23 min., BW

This dramatic story follows a young Nicaraguan immigrant, Irene, as she faces the challenges of life in the U.S. and re-evaluates her relationships wi...

After the Montreal Massacre
A film by Gerry Rogers, 1990, 27 min., Color

On December 6, 1989, a gunman entered the engineering building at the University of Montreal and killed fourteen women. This forceful, moving document...

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...

Age 12
A film by Jennifer Montgomery, 1990, 22 min., Color

Unforgettable in its vivid construction of lesbian identity, AGE 12 is a riveting amalgam of forbidden desire, transgression and piercing self-recogni...

Algeria: Women At War
A film produced by Parminder Vir, 1992, 52 min., Color

ALGERIA: WOMEN AT WAR offers a rare insight into the key role Algerian women played in their country’s liberation struggle from the French thirty year...

All Water Has a Perfect Memory
A film by Natalia Almada, 2001, 19 min., Color/BW

ALL WATER HAS A PERFECT MEMORY is a poignant experimental documentary that explores the effects of tragedy and remembrance on a bi-cultural family. A...

Amazon Sisters
A film by Anne-Marie Sweeney, 1992, 60 min., Color

AMAZON SISTERS portrays the vision and strength of women surviving in the hotly contested Amazon rainforests. While international attention has focus...

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...

Amy! and Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti
Two films by Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen, Color/BW

WMM is pleased to release two early works by renowned film scholar Laura Mulvey, co-written and co-directed with Peter Wollen. Mulvey came to prominen...

An Island Surrounded by Water
A film by Maria Novaro, 1985, 25 min., Color

A beautiful and poetic account of a young girl's search for her mother, who left mysteriously to join a guerilla movement. The narrative combines her...

Ana Mendieta
A film by Kate Horsfield, Nereyda Garcia-Ferraz, and Branda Miller, 1987, 52 min., Color/BW

This beautiful video is a portrait of the life and work of Cuban-born American artist Ana Mendieta. Mendieta used her own body, the raw materials of n...

And Still I Rise
A film by Ngozi Onwurah, 1993, 30 min., Color

Inspired by a poem by Maya Angelou, this powerful film explores images of Black women in the media, focusing on the myths surrounding Black women's se...

...And Woman Wove It in a Basket
A film by Bushra Azzouz, Marlene Farnum, and Nettie Kuneki, 1989, 70 min., Color

For the Klickitat Indians in Oregon, basketweaving is a way of reclaiming native forms and heritage. This evocative portrayal of basketweaver Nettie ...

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...

Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words
A film by Yunah Hong, 2011, 56 min., Color

Anna May Wong knew she wanted to be a movie star from the time she was a young girl—and by 17 she became one. A third generation Chinese-American, she...

Antonia Pantoja
A film by Lillian Jiménez, 2009, 53 min., Color

Antonia Pantoja (1922-2002), visionary Puerto Rican educator, activist, and early proponent of bilingual education, inspired multiple generations of y...

Apache 8
A film by Sande Zeig, 2011, 57 min., Color

For 30 years, the all-female Apache 8 unit has protected their reservation from fire and also responded to wildfires around the nation. This group of ...

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 ...

Artist
A film collaboration between Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg, 1999, 10 min., Color

Internationally acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Tracey Moffatt takes the viewer on a fast-paced journey through Hollywood's depiction of the arti...

Artist on Fire
A film by Kay Armatage, 1987, 54 min., Color

A pioneer of feminist avant-garde cinema, Joyce Wieland has explored the crux of nationalism, feminine sexuality and ecology for more than thirty year...

As I Remember It
A film by Salem Mekuria, 1991, 56 min., Color

This intimate portrait of writer Dorothy West explores the forgotten role of women in the Harlem Renaissance. From the perspective of her 83 years, th...

As the Mirror Burns
A film by Di Bretherton and Cristina Pozzan, 1990, 58 min., Color

Most representations of the Vietnam War show women as innocent by-standers who sometimes became caught up in the conflict but who were otherwise uninv...

Atomic Mom
A film by M.T. Silvia, 2011, 80 min., Color/BW

When M.T. Silvia was little, she thought it was fascinating that her mom Pauline did secret government work. But as she began to understand the ramifi...

The Audition
A film by Anna Campion, 1990, 24 min., Color

The filmmaker's sister, Jane Campion, journeys home to New Zealand to audition her onetime actress mother for a small role as a schoolteacher in her f...

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B.D. Women
A film by Campbell X, 1994, 20 min., Color

B.D. WOMEN is a wonderful celebration of the history and culture of Black lesbians. Lively interviews feature Black women talking candidly about thei...

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...

Bay of All Saints
A film by Annie Eastman, 2012, 74 min., Color

In Salvador, Bahia, next to one of Brazil’s wealthiest cities, generations of impoverished families have lived in a community of palafitas, shacks bui...

Beah: A Black Woman Speaks
A film by LisaGay Hamilton, Produced by Neda Armian, Jonathan Demme, LisaGay Hamilton, and Joe Viola, 2003, 90 min., Color/BW

BEAH: A BLACK WOMAN SPEAKS, the directorial debut of actress LisaGay Hamilton, celebrates the life of legendary African American actress, poet and pol...

Bedevil
A film by Tracey Moffatt, 1993, 90 min., Color

BEDEVIL is the stunning debut feature from Tracey Moffatt (NIGHT CRIES, NICE COLORED GIRLS) and the first feature directed by an Australian Aboriginal...

Beirut: The Last Home Movie
A film by Jennifer Fox, 1988, 120 min., Color

BEIRUT: THE LAST HOME MOVIE is an imaginative film which challenges documentary form and concepts of reality by exposing a personal response to a glob...

Belfast Girls
A film by Malin Andersson, 2006, 58 min., Color

BELFAST GIRLS is a quiet, powerful story of two young women growing up in a city where neighbors are cut off from each other by permanent concrete and...

Between the Lines: Asian American Women's Poetry
A film by Yunah Hong, 2001, 60 min., Color

BETWEEN THE LINES offers rare interviews with over 15 major Asian-Pacific American women poets. Organized in interwoven sections such as Immigration, ...

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...

Beyond Black and White
A film by Nisma Zaman, 1994, 28 min., Color

BEYOND BLACK AND WHITE is a personal exploration of the filmmaker’s bicultural heritage (Caucasian and Asian/Begali) in which she relates her experien...

Beyond Imagining
A film by Wendy Weinberg, 1991, 30 min., Color

Bold literary visionary Margaret Anderson founded the journal Little Review in 1914, an overlooked but profound influence on American literature. Ande...

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...

Black and White
A film by Kirsty MacDonald, 2006, 17 min., Color

BLACK AND WHITE shines a sensitive light on a subject that is too often either shunned or sensationalized: the experiences of intersex people (sometim...

Black Sheep
A film by Louise Glover and Chili Films, 1999, 26 min., Color

Lou Glover grew up in New South Wales repeating the same homophobic and racist taunts she heard around her. Though she was raised in a white family, s...

Black Women of Brazil
Directed by Silvana Afram, 1986, 25 min., Color

Despite official jargon to the contrary, Brazilians live in a racially segregated class system. This upbeat, sensitive and elegantly composed document...

Black Women On: The Light, Dark Thang
A film by Celeste Crenshaw and Paula Caffey, 1999, 52 min., Color

BLACK WOMEN ON: THE LIGHT, DARK THANG explores the politics of color within the African-American community. Women representing a variety of hues--fro...

Black, Bold and Beautiful: Black Women's Hair
Directed by Nadine Valcin and Produced by Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny, 1999, 40 min., Color

Afros, braids or corn rows--hairstyles have always carried a social message, and few issues cause as many battles between black parents and their daug...

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...

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...

The Blonds
A film by Albertina Carri, Produced by Barry Ellsworth, 2003, 89 min., Color/BW

Albertina Carri’s second feature is a look at Argentina’s recent history from the perspective of a generation forced to mourn those of whom they have ...

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...

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...

The Body of a Poet
A film by Sonali Fernando, 1995, 29 min., Color

An imaginary biopic, THE BODY OF A POET centers on the efforts of a group of young lesbians of color to devise a fitting tribute to one of this centu...

Boy I Am
A film by Sam Feder & Julie Hollar, 2006, 72 min., Color

An important exploration of issues rarely touched upon by most films portraying female-to-male (FTM) transgender experiences, this feature-length docu...

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...

Breaking the Rule of Thumb
A film by Andrea K. Elovson, 1997, 35 min., Color

Combining powerful interviews with documentary footage, this timely and compelling film takes a comprehensive look at the issues still confronting bat...

Brincando El Charco
A film by Frances Negrón-Muntaner, 1994, 55 min., Color/BW

Refreshingly sophisticated in both form and content, BRINCANDO EL CHARCO contemplates the notion of “identity” through the experiences of a Puerto Ric...

Bringing It All Back Home
A Sheffield Film Coop Production
Directed by Chrissie Stansfield
, 1987, 48 min., Color

This fascinating documentary analyzes how the patterns of international capital investment and the exploitation of Third World women workers in free t...

Bullets for Breakfast
A film by Holly Fisher, 1992, 77 min., Color

BULLETS FOR BREAKFAST is a sublime essay film which sits at the frontier of its genre. Holly Fisher describes the film as “a Western filtered through...

Buoyant
A film by Julie Wyman, 2004, 28 min., Color/BW

Julie Wyman’s ebullient experimental documentary intertwines the story of the Padded Lilies, a troupe of fat synchronized swimmers, Archimedes, the Gr...

...But Then, She's Betty Carter
A film by Michelle Parkerson, 1980, 53 min., Color

This lively film is an unforgettable portrait of legendary vocalist Betty Carter, one of the greatest living exponents of jazz. Uncompromised by comme...

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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...

Calypso Rose: The Lioness of the Jungle
A film by Pascale Obolo, 2011, 85 min., Color

An exuberant and inspiring ambassador for the Caribbean, Calypso Rose is the uncontested and much decorated diva of Calypso music. With more than 800 ...

Camera/Woman
A film by Karima Zoubir, 2012, 59 min., Color

Working as a videographer at weddings in Casablanca, Khadija Harrad is part of the new generation of young, divorced Moroccan women seeking to realize...

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...

Can't You Take a Joke?
A film by Viki Dun, 1989, 26 min., BW

Can you fall in love and still have a sense of humor? This delightful, stylish comedy, in which boy meets boy and girl meets girl, uses the romantic m...

Canto a la Vida
A film by Lucia Salinas Briones, 1990, 48 min., Color

CANTO A LA VIDA illuminates exile through the remarkable stories of Chilean women, including the assassinated president’s widow Hortensia de Allende, ...

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 ...

Chicana
A film by Sylvia Morales, 1979, 23 min., Color

CHICANA traces the history of Chicana and Mexican women from pre-Columbian times to the present. It covers women's role in Aztec society, their partic...

Children of Memory (Niños de la Memoria)
A film by Kathryn Smith Pyle and María Teresa Rodríguez, 2012, 64 min., Color

Hundreds of children disappeared without a trace during the Salvadoran civil war. Many were survivors of massacres carried out by the U.S.-trained Sal...

Children of the Crocodile
A film by Marsha Emerman, 2001, 52 min., Color

This documentary tells the story of two young Timorese-Australian activists – one a high profile human rights worker, the other a performance artist a...

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...

Chisholm '72 - Unbought and Unbossed
A film by Shola Lynch, 2004, 77 min., Color

Recalling a watershed event in US politics, this compelling documentary takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, ...

Choice Thoughts
A film by Jacqueline Frank, 1996, 10 min., Color

In a witty mix of rare archival footage and sound bites from religious and political leaders, filmmaker Jacqueline Frank takes a fast-paced look at 10...

The Cinematic Jazz of Julie Dash
A film by Yvonne Welbon, 1992, 27 min., Color

From her innovative short works to her critically acclaimed feature debut DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST, the films of Julie Dash have broken new cinematic gro...

Closer
Directed by Tina Gharavi, 2000, 24 min., Color

An experimental documentary which has at its heart a poignant character study of a 17 year-old lesbian living in Newcastle, England, CLOSER innovative...

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...

Color Schemes
A film by Shu Lea Cheang, 1989, 28 min., Color

An upbeat, ironic look at America’s multicultural society, COLOR SCHEMES uses the metaphor of “color wash” to tackle conceptions of racial assimilatio...

Columbus on Trial
A film by Lourdes Portillo, 1993, 18 min., Color

Inspired by the controversy surrounding the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' "discovery" of America, Portillo has fashioned a fanciful versi...

Compensation
A film by Zeinabu irene Davis, 1999, 92 min., BW

COMPENSATION the first feature by award-winning filmmaker Zeinabu irene Davis (CYCLES and A POWERFUL THANG), presents two unique African-American lov...

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...

Conjure Women
A film by Demetria Royals
Produced by Louise Diamond
, 1995, 85 min., Color/BW

CONJURE WOMEN is an exciting performance-based documentary exploring the artistry and philosophy of four African American female artists. Celebrated ...

Conversations Across the Bosphorous
A film by Jeanne C. Finley
in collaboration with Mine Y. Ternar, Gokcen Hava Art, and Pelin Esmer
, 1995, 42 min., Color

CONVERSATIONS ACROSS THE BOSPHOROUS intertwines the stories of two Muslim women from Istanbul - Gokcen, from an orthodox Islamic family who takes off ...

CORPUS: A Home Movie for Selena
A film by Lourdes Portillo, 1999, 47 min., Color

This classic rerelease from award-winning filmmaker Lourdes Portillo (Señorita Extraviada, Las Madres: The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo ) is a complex tri...

Covered: The Hejab in Cairo, Egypt
A film by Tania Kamal-Eldin, 1995, 25 min., Color

Just over a decade ago it was hard to find women on the streets of Cairo who veiled, a custom that their forebearers struggled to overthrow at the beg...

A Crushing Love
A film by Sylvia Morales, 2009, 58 min., Color

A CRUSHING LOVE, Sylvia Morales’ sequel to her groundbreaking history of Chicana women, CHICANA (1979), honors the achievements of five activist Latin...

Cycles
A film by Zeinabu irene Davis, 1989, 17 min., BW

Rasheeda Allen is waiting for her period, a state of anticipation familiar to all women. Drawing on Caribbean folklore, this exuberant experimental dr...

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Daring to Resist: Three Women Face the Holocaust
A film by Martha Goell Lubell and Barbara Attie, 1999, 57 min., Color

Why would a young person choose resistance rather than submission during Hitler's reign of terror while her world was collapsing around her? In this ...

Daughter Rite
A film by Michelle Citron, 1979, 53 min., Color

"Daughter Rite is a classic, the missing link between the 'direct Cinema' documentaries and the later hybrids that acknowledged truth couldn't always ...

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...

The Day You Love Me
A film by Florence Jaugey, 1999, 61 min., Color

A close-up look at the varieties and complexities of domestic violence, THE DAY YOU LOVE ME takes us into the daily life of policewomen and social wor...

Derby Crazy Love
A film by Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott, 2013, 64 min., Color

The latest documentary from Toronto filmmakers Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott takes viewers inside the adrenaline-fueled phenomenon of women’s roller...

The Films of Maya Deren
A compilation of films by Maya Deren, 1959, 76 min., BW

Maya Deren's fascinating and beautiful films are masterpieces of their era and provide an important insight into the history of the avant-garde. MESH...

The Desert Is No Lady
A film by Shelley Williams in collaboration with Susan Palmer, 1995, 45 min., Color

With provocative imagery and spirited juxtapositions, THE DESERT IS NO LADY looks at the Southwest through the eyes of its leading contemporary women ...

Desire
A film by Julie Gustafson and Teenage Girls' Documentary Project, 2005, 85 min., Color

Nearly a decade in the making, this refreshingly honest film documents the challenges and desires of a group of young women in New Orleans by letting ...

The Desired Number
A film by Ngozi Onwurah, 1995, 28 min., 1 in series, Color

THE DESIRED NUMBER uses the Ibu Eze ceremony in Nigeria to highlight how family planning issues often conflict with traditional family values. Nigeri...

The Devil Never Sleeps
A film by Lourdes Portillo, 1996, 82 min., Color

Academy Award nominated filmmaker Lourdes Portillo (LAS MADRES: THE MOTHERS OF PLAZA DE MAYO) mines the complicated intersections of analysis and auto...

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...

DiAna's Hair Ego: AIDS Info Up Front
A film by Ellen Spiro, 1990, 29 min., Color

Realizing the extreme inadequacy of local information on AIDS prevention, cosmetologist DiAna DiAna, with her partner Dr. Bambi Sumpter, took on the t...

A Different Image
A film by Alile Sharon Larkin, 1982, 52 min., Color

A highly-acclaimed film, A DIFFERENT IMAGE is an extraordinary poetic portrait of a beautiful young African American woman attempting to escape becomi...

Dish
A film by Maya Gallus, 2010, 58 min., Color

Why do women bring your food at local diners, while in high-end establishments waiters are almost always men? DISH, by Maya Gallus, whose acclaimed

The Displaced View
A film by Midi Onodera, 1988, 52 min., Color

THE DISPLACED VIEW is a film that movingly depicts the odyssey of an American-born Japanese granddaughter in search of her identity through her grandm...

Divine Horsemen-The Living Gods of Haiti
A film by Maya Deren, 1977, 52 min., BW

A journey into the fascinating world of the Voudoun religion edited from footage shot by Deren in Haiti....

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...

Don't Fence Me In
A film by Nandini Sikand, 1998, 55 min., Color

Against the broader backdrop of modern India's political and social history, this lyrical documentary tells the story of the life of Krishna Sikand, t...

Dream Girls
A film by Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams, 1993, 50 min., Color

This fascinating documentary, produced for the BBC, opens a door into the spectacular world of the Takarazuka Revue, a highly successful musical theat...

Dreaming Rivers
A Sankofa film directed by Martine Attille, 1988, 30 min., Color

From Sankofa Film and Video comes this bittersweet and nostalgic short drama illustrating the spirit of modern families touched by the experience of m...

Dry Kisses Only
A film by Jane Cottis and Kaucyila Brooke, 1990, 75 min., Color

Through manipulated film clips, the hilarious commentary of Theory Woman and interviews with the Lesbian on the Street, this marvelous videotape explo...

Dry Kisses Only/War on Lesbians
Two films by Jane Cottis and Kaucyila Brooke, 1992, 100 min., 2 in series, Color

Through manipulated film clips, the hilarious commentary of Theory Woman and interviews with the Lesbian on the Street, DRY KISSES ONLY (1990, 75 mins...

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...

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Eat the Kimono
A film by Claire Hunt and Kim Longinotto, 1989, 60 min., Color

EAT THE KIMONO is a brilliant documentary about Hanayagi Genshu, a Japanese feminist and avant-garde dancer and performer, who has spent her life defy...

The Edge of Each Other's Battles
A film by Jennifer Abod, 2002, 59 min., Color

This powerful documentary is a moving tribute to legendary black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde (1934-1992). One of the most celebrated icons of f...

The Education of Shelby Knox
A film by Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt, 2005, 74 min., Color

Winner of the Sundance Best Cinematography Award and the SXSW Audience Award, WMM is pleased to be finally releasing this fascinating and powerful doc...

El General
A film by Natalia Almada, 2009, 83 min., Color/BW

Past and present collide in this extraordinarily well crafted documentary when filmmaker Natalia Almada (ALL WATER HAS A PERFECT MEMORY), winner of th...

Elida Schogt Trilogy
Films by Elida Schogt, 30 min., 4 in series, Color

Elida Schogt’s deeply personal trilogy of short documentaries on Holocaust memory: ZYKLON PORTRAIT (1999), THE WALNUT TREE (2000) and SILENT SONG (200...

Ella es el Matador (She is the Matador)
A film by Gemma Cubero and Celeste Carrasco, 2009, 62 min., Color

For Spaniards—and for the world—nothing has expressed their country’s traditionally rigid gender roles more powerfully than the image of the male mata...

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...

Escuela
A documentary by Hannah Weyer, 2002, 53 min., Color

There are over 800,000 students enrolled in migrant education programs in the United States and, of those, only 45-50% ever finish high school. ESCUEL...

Esther Broner: A Weave of Women
A film by Lilly Rivlin, 2013, 62 min., Color

Prolific writer, passionate activist, dedicated scholar and pioneering feminist, Esther Broner infused second wave feminism with a distinctive Jewish ...

Eternal Seed
A film by Meera Dewan, 1996, 43 min., Color

With insightful interviews and rare footage from India's agricultural industry, this keenly observed film depicts Indian women's struggles to use trad...

Europlex
A film by Ursula Biemann and Angela Sanders, 2003, 20 min., Color

The fourth in Ursula Biemann's critically acclaimed series of video essays that investigates migration across borders, EUROPLEX, a collaboration with ...

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...

Everyone Their Grain of Sand
A film by Beth Bird, 2005, 87 min., Color

This award-winning documentary reveals the struggles of the citizens of Maclovio Rojas in Tijuana, Mexico as they battle the state government’s attemp...

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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 Fat Body (In)Visible
A film by Margitte Kristjansson, 2011, 24 min., Color

"While I have all the confidence in the world, I’m told every day that my body is revolting." Jessica turns heads in the street—for both her striking ...

The Female Closet
A film by Barbara Hammer, 1998, 60 min., Color

This fascinating film from renowned filmmaker Barbara Hammer combines rare footage, interviews, and rich visual documentation to survey the lives of v...

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...

Feminist: Stories From Women’s Liberation
A film by Jennifer Lee, 2013, 64 min., Color

Structured as a personal journey of rediscovery by filmmaker Jennifer Lee, this documentary brings the momentous first decade of secondwave feminism v...

Ferry Tales
A film by Katja Esson, 2003, 40 min., Color

Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Short, FERRY TALES exposes a secret world that exists in the powder room of the Staten Island Ferry--a plac...

Fighting the Silence
A film by Femke & Ilse van Velzen, 2007, 53 min., Color

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s seven year war was the deadliest ever recorded in Africa. During that time, more than 80,000 women and girls we...

Filming Desire:
A film by Marie Mandy, 2000, 60 min., Color

“In this bold documentary Marie Mandy asks the question: how do women directors film love, desire, and, especially, sexuality? In rare interviews wit...

The Films of Jane Campion
Films by Jane Campion, 49 min., Color/BW

The internationally acclaimed director of THE PIANO, AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE and SWEETIE first displayed her visual flair and dark humor in these award-w...

Finding Dawn
A film by Christine Welsh, 2006, 73 min., Color

FINDING DAWN puts a human face on a tragedy that has received precious little attention – and one which is surprisingly similar to the situation in Ci...

Flaming Ears
A film by Angela Hans Scheirl, Ursula Pürrer, and Dietmar Schipek, 1991, 84 min., Color

FLAMING EARS is a pop sci-fi lesbian fantasy feature set in the year 2700 in the fictive burned-out city of Asche. It follows the tangled lives of th...

For a Place Under the Heavens
A film by Sabiha Sumar, 2003, 53 min., Color

Acclaimed director Sabiha Sumar, recent winner of the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival for her feature Silent Waters, offers ...

For My Children
A film by Michal Aviad, 2002, 65 min., Color

In October 2000, as the second Palestinian Intifada erupts, Israeli filmmaker Michal Aviad begins a video exploration about both the moral and mundane...

Forbidden Voices: How to Start a Revolution with a Computer
A film by Barbara Miller, 2012, 96 min., Color

Their voices are suppressed, prohibited and censored. But world-famous bloggers Yoani Sánchez, Zeng Jinyan and Farnaz Seifi are unafraid of their dict...

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...

Four Women of Egypt
A film by Tahani Rached, 1997, 90 min., Color

Amina Rachid was raised in a non-religious, Westernized, aristocratic household before embracing Socialism and fighting for social justice. Another d...

The Fourth Dimension
A film by Trinh T. Minh-ha
Produced by Jean-Paul Bourdier and Trinh T. Minh-ha
, 2001, 87 min., Color

Acclaimed filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha ventures into the digital realm with her stunning new feature, THE FOURTH DIMENSION, an incisive and insightful e...

Freedom Road
A film by Lorna Ann Johnson, 2004, 35 min., Color/BW

FREEDOM ROAD is a barren stretch that leads in and out of the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women. Yet for some of the women incarcerated there...

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...

From Here, From This Side
A film by Gloria Ribe, 1988, 24 min., Color

The relationship between Mexico and its rich neighbor to the north has always been ambiguous. Using mostly stock footage, this collage-like documentar...

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Gaea Girls
A film by Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams, 2000, 106 min., Color

"This fascinating film follows the physically grueling and mentally exhausting training regimen of several young wanna-be GAEA GIRLS, a group of Japan...

The Gender Chip Project
A film by Helen De Michiel, 2005, 54 min., Color

Essential viewing for students, educators, counselors, policy makers and parents, THE GENDER CHIP PROJECT is being hailed as an important resource for...

Georgie Girl
A documentary by Annie Goldson and Peter Wells, 2001, 70 min., Color/BW

Meet Georgina Beyer, the latest “it” girl of New Zealand politics. A one-time sex worker of Maori descent turned public official, Georgina stunned th...

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...

Girl Inside
A film by Maya Gallus. Produced by Justine Pimlott and Maya Gallus, 2007, 70 min., Color

Following 26-year-old Madison during a crucial three years of her transition from male to female, GIRL INSIDE is a beautiful film that tracks her emot...

A Girl Like Her
A film by Ann Fessler, 2012, 48 min., Color

From 1945-73, 1.5 million unmarried young American women, facing enormous social pressures, surrendered babies to adoption. Lacking sex education and ...

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 Around the World
Directed by Maria Barea, Kaija Jurikkala, Monique Mbeka Phoba, Pascale Schmidt, Sabiha Sumar and Yingli Ma, 1999, 222 min., 4 in series, Color

Produced by Brenda Parkerson, GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD is a collection of six extraordinary documentaries that examine the hopes, dreams and worldviews ...

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...

A Girl's Own Story
A film by Jane Campion, 1986, 27 min., BW

Beatlemania, the sixties and growing up. Some stories about girlhood: where family is strange, adulthood lonely, and innocence perverse....

Girls Still Dream
A film by Ateyyat El Abnoudy, 1995, 24 min., Color

In this engrossing new documentary, award-winning filmmaker Ateyyat El Abnoudy realistically portrays the challenges facing girls in a country where o...

Gluttony
A film by Helke Sander, 1986, Color

Eve discovers the rapture of the apple and offers it to Adam thus committing the original sin. Told in studio-bound cartoon style, this tale serves a...

God Sleeps in Rwanda
A film by Kimberlee Acquaro and Stacy Sherman, Narrated by Rosario Dawson, 2004, 28 min., Color

Uncovering amazing stories of hope in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, Academy Award-Nominee GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA captures the spirit of five co...

Going Up the Stairs: Portrait of an Unlikely Iranian Artist
A film by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, 2011, 52 min., Color

Warm, revealing and often surprisingly funny, Iranian filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami's portrait of an unlikely artist shows us that true talent wil...

Golden Threads
A film by Lucy Winer and Karen Eaton, 1999, 56 min., Color

Profiling the life of 93 year old lesbian activist Christine Burton, founder of a global networking service for mid-life and elder lesbians this docum...

The Good Wife of Tokyo
A film by Claire Hunt and Kim Longinotto, 1992, 52 min., Color

“Forget those demure ladies with fragrant fans and meet the new breed of Japanese women!” — Amanda Casson, London Film Festival. Kazuko Hohki goes ba...

Gotta Make This Journey
Produced by Michelle Parkerson
Directed by Joseph Camp
, 1983, 58 min., Color

This vibrant and engaging video profiles the a capella activist group, Sweet Honey in the Rock. Singing to end the oppression of Black people world wi...

The Grace Lee Project
A film by Grace Lee, 2005, 68 min., Color

When award-winning Korean-American filmmaker Grace Lee was growing up in Missouri, she was the only Grace Lee she knew. As an adult, however, she move...

Grace, Milly, Lucy . . . Child Soldiers
A film by Raymonde Provencher, 2010, 52 min., Color

“It’s very easy to create a killing machine. Just imagine. You’re seven years old and taken away from your family . . . your parents are killed in f...

The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo
A film by Lisa F. Jackson, 2007, 76 min., Color

Winner of the Sundance Special Jury Prize in Documentary and the inspiration for a 2008 U.N. Resolution classifying rape as a weapon of war, this extr...

Greetings from Washington DC
A film by Rob Epstein, Frances Reid, Greta Schiller and Lucy Winer, 1981, 28 min.

A kaleidoscope of music, dance, stories and laughter shared at the first gay and lesbian rights march on Washington....

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...

Grrlyshow
A film by Kara Herold, 2000, 18 min., Color

An 18 minute explosion of fringe feminism and print media, The GRRLYSHOW is a powerful and rebellious message from new voices often left unheard. Fil...

Grrrl Love and Revolution: Riot Grrrl NYC
A film by Abby Moser, 2011, 42 min., Color

Fed up with the calcification of punk into a male-dominated, misogynistic and increasingly mainstream movement, the birth of Riot Grrrl inthe late 19...

Guerrillas In Our Midst
A film by Amy Harrison, 1992, 35 min., Color

GUERRILLAS IN OUR MIDST presents a savvy exploration of the machinations of the commercial art-world during its boom in the 1980s, and brings the Guer...

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Hair Piece
A film by Ayoka Chenzira, 1985, 10 min., Color

An animated satire on the question of self image for African American women living in a society where beautiful hair is viewed as hair that blows in t...

Halving the Bones
A film by Ruth Ozeki, 1995, 70 min., Color/BW

Skeletons in the closet? HALVING THE BONES delivers a surprising twist to this tale. This cleverly-constructed film tells the story of Ruth, a half-...

Hammering It Out
A film by Vivian Price, 2000, 54 min., Color

“This spirited documentary spotlights the experience of women in the building trades, specifically those women involved in the Century Freeway Women's...

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...

Heaven
A film by Tracey Moffatt, 1997, 28 min., Color

This playful video from famed director and photographer Tracey Moffatt turns the tables on traditional representations of desire to examine the power ...

Heaven’s Crossroad
A film by Kimi Takesue, 2002, 35 min., Color

HEAVEN'S CROSSROAD traces an impressionistic journey through Vietnam exploring the nuances and complexities of “looking” cross-culturally. Structured ...

Helen Lee Compilation
Films by Helen Lee, Color

Helen Lee’s internationally acclaimed short films are now available for purchase in a 3-DVD set. This compilation includes SALLY’S BEAUTY SPOT (1990),...

Hell to Pay
A film by Alexandra Anderson and Anne Cottringer, 1988, 52 min., Color

A moving and politically sophisticated analysis of the international debt situation through the eyes of the women of Bolivia, the poorest country in L...

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...

THE HERETICS
A film by Joan Braderman, 2009, 95 min., Color

Tracing the influence of the Women’s Movement’s Second Wave on art and life, THE HERETICS is the exhilarating inside story of the New York feminist ar...

Hidden Faces
A film by Claire Hunt and Kim Longinotto, 1990, 52 min., Color

Originally intended as a film about internationally renowned feminist writer Nawal El Saadawi, HIDDEN FACES develops into a fascinating portrayal of E...

The Hidden Story
A film by Shikha Jhingan and Ranjani Mazumdar, 1995, 58 min., Color

Its title referring both to women's hidden lives and the hidden work of creating ethnographic realities, this nuanced look at the lives of four rural ...

Highway Courtesans
A film by Mystelle Brabbee, 2005, 71 min., Color/BW

This provocative coming-of-age film chronicles the story of a bold young woman born into the Bachara community in Central India – the last hold-out of...

History and Memory: For Akiko and Takashige
A film by Rea Tajiri, 1991, 32 min., Color/BW

Groundbreaking and haunting, this film is a poetic composition of recorded history and non-recorded memory. Filmmaker Rea Tajiri’s family was among th...

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...

Hollywood Harems
A film by Tania Kamal-Eldin, 1999, 24 min., Color

"Tania Kamal-Eldin has once again produced a stunning video, a half-hour documentary, this time taking critical aim at Hollywood's abiding fascination...

Home Avenue
A film by Jennifer Montgomery, 1989, 17 min., Color

With commanding cinematic style, Montgomery retraces events of a night nine years ago when, between her boyfriend's dorm and her parent's house, she w...

Home Away from Home
A Sankofa film directed by Maureen Blackwood, 1994, 11 min., Color

A bittersweet drama that unfolds almost without dialogue, this prizewinning short film from Sankofa Film and Video conveys the isolation of immigrant ...

Home is Struggle
A film by Marta Bautis, 1991, 37 min., Color

Using interviews, photographs and theatrical vignettes, Home is Struggle explores the lives of women who have come to the United States from different...

Honey Moccasin
A film by Shelley Niro, 1998, 47 min., Color

This all-Native production, by director Shelley Niro (Mohawk), is part of the Smoke Signals new wave of films that examine Native identity in the 1990...

Honored by the Moon
A film by Mona Smith, 1990, 15 min., Color

In this upbeat and empowering videotape, Native American lesbians and gay men speak of their unique historical and spiritual role. Within the Native A...

Honoring Our Voices
A film by Judi Jeffrey, 1992, 33 min., Color

Sharing their stories about recovery and healing, six Native women of different ages and backgrounds talk about the choices they have made to overcome...

How Nice to See You Alive
A film by Lucia Murat, 1989, 100 min., Color

On March 31, 1964, a military coup overthrew the Brazilian government. Four years later, all civil rights were suspended and torture became a systema...

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...

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...

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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 Had an Abortion
A film by Gillian Aldrich and Jennifer Baumgardner, 2005, 55 min., Color

Underneath the din of politicians posturing about "life" and "choice" and beyond the shouted slogans about murder and rights, there are real stories o...

I Is a Long-Memoried Woman
Produced by Ingrid Lewis, A film by Frances-Anne Solomon, 1990, 50 min., Color

This extraordinary video chronicles the history of slavery through the eyes of Caribbean women. A striking combination of monologue, dance, and song—g...

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...

I Was a Teenage Feminist
A film by Therese Shechter, 2005, 62 min., Color

Why is it that some young, independent, progressive women in today's society feel uncomfortable identifying with the F-word? Join filmmaker Therese Sh...

I Wonder What You Will Remember of September
A film by Cecilia Cornejo, 2004, 27 min., Color/BW

Cecilia Cornejo presents a haunting personal response to the events of September 11, 2001, informed and complicated by her status as a Chilean citizen...

I, Doll
A film by Tula Asselanis, 1996, 57 min., Color

There are more Barbie Dolls* in the U.S. than human beings. Barbie was fashioned after a German prostitute doll named "Lilli." These are just two of...

Illusions
A film by Julie Dash, 1983, 34 min., BW

The time is 1942, a year after Pearl Harbor; the place is National Studios, a fictitious Hollywood motion picture studio. Mignon Duprée, a Black woman...

In Harm's Way
A film by Jan Krawitz, 1996, 27 min., Color

"For some of us there is an event in our lives after which nothing will ever be the same." IN HARM'S WAY's introductory narration sets the stage for ...

In My Father’s House
A film by Fatima Jebli Ouazzani, 1997, 67 min., Color

In this beautiful, poetic and deeply personal film, Moroccan filmmaker Fatima Jebli Ouazzani investigates the status accorded women in Islamic marriag...

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...

In the Best Interests of the Children
A film by Frances Reid, Elizabeth Stevens and Cathy Zheutlin, 1977, 53 min.

This groundbreaking film on lesbian mothering portrays the diversity of experience, race and class among eight lesbian mothers and their children....

In the Name of the Family
A Film by Shelley Saywell, 2010, 60 min., Color

Schoolgirl Aqsa Parvez, sisters Amina and Sarah Said, and college student Fauzia Muhammad were all North American teenagers—and victims of premeditate...

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...

Invocation
A film by Jo Ann Kaplan, 1987, 53 min., Color/BW

Maya Deren is a legend of avant-garde cinema. This authoritative biography of the charismatic filmmaker, poet and anthropologist features excerpts fro...

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 ...

It Was Rape
A film by Jennifer Baumgardner, 2013, 60 min., Color

U.S. sexual assault statistics are startling—and have remained unchanged for decades. The latest White House Council on Women and Girls report reveals...

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Jane: An Abortion Service
A film by Kate Kirtz and Nell Lundy, 1996, 58 min., Color

This fascinating political look at a little-known chapter in women's history tells the story of "Jane", the Chicago-based women's health group who per...

Japanese American Women
A film by Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro and Leita Hagemann Luchetti, 1992, 28 min., Color

The stereotype of the polite, docile, exotic Asian woman is shattered in this documentary in which a dozen women speak about their experiences as part...

Jasad & The Queen of Contradictions
A film by Amanda Homsi-Ottosson, 2011, 40 min., Color

Lebanese poet and writer Joumana Haddad has stirred controversy in the Middle East for having founded Jasad (the Body), an erotic quarterly Arabic-lan...

Jenny and Jenny
A film by Michal Aviad, 1997, 60 min., Color

This moving, closely observed portrait of adolescence documents one summer in the lives of two 17 year old cousins named Jenny. As North African Jewi...

Joan Does Dynasty/Joan Sees Stars
Two films by Joan Braderman, 1993, 95 min., Color

In the now classic, JOAN DOES DYNASTY (1986, 35 mins), Braderman superimposes her own image over scenes from one of the most popular night time soap o...

Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia
A film by Ulrike Ottinger, 1989, 165 min., Color

Ulrike Ottinger's epic adventure traces a fantastic encounter between two different worlds. Seven western women travelers meet aboard the sumptuous, m...

A Jury of Her Peers
A film by Sally Heckel, 1980, 30 min., Color

On a desolate American farm in the early 1900's, a farmer is found murdered in his sleep and his wife is jailed as the prime suspect. A powerful adapt...

Justice for Sale
A film by Femke & Ilse van Velzen, 2011, 84 min., Color

JUSTICE FOR SALE follows the young, courageous Congolese human rights lawyer Claudine Tsongo who refuses to accept that justice is indeed “For Sale” i...

Juxta
A film by Hiroko Yamazaki, 1989, 29 min., BW

This beautiful drama observes the psychological effects of racism on two children of Japanese women and American servicemen. Thirty-one year old Kate,...

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Killing Time/Fannie's Film
Two films by Fronza Woods, 1979, 15 min., BW

Part of the mediamaking movement that first gave centrality to the voices and experiences of African American women during the late Seventies and earl...

Kings Point
A film by Sari Gilman, 2013, 30 min., Color

During the 1970s and 80s, thousands of New York’s primarily Jewish senior citizens migrated to Kings Point, a retirement community in Florida. Lured b...

Kismet
A film by Nina Maria Paschalidou, 2013, 57 min., Color

Wildly popular at home, Turkish soap operas have taken the world by storm with more than 300 million viewers in 80 countries across the Middle East, N...

A Kiss on the Mouth
Directed by Jacira Melo, 1987, 30 min., Color

From the Lilith Video Collective comes this sensitive and sympathetic examination of female prostitution in urban Brazil. Frank, intimate and politica...

A Knock Out
A film by Tessa Boerman and Samuel Reiziger, 2004, 53 min., Color

Boxing champion Michele Aboro grew up in South London, where life for a girl was never easy, let alone for a mixed-race lesbian girl. Thanks to her te...

Knowing Her Place
A film by Indu Krishnan, 1990, 40 min., Color

A moving investigation of the cultural schizophrenia experienced by Vasu, an Indian woman who has spent most of her life in the U.S. Vasu's relationsh...

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...

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La Boda
A film by Hannah Weyer, 2000, 53 min., Color

In an intimate portrait of migrant life along the U.S.-Mexican border, Hannah Weyer’s new film LA BODA delves into the challenges faced by a community...

La Cueca Sola
A film by Marilu Mallet, 2003, 52 min., Color

On September 11, 1973, a military coup in Chile brought Augusto Pinochet to power, and over the next 17 years, thousands of women and men were taken f...

La Nouba des Femmes du Mont-Chenoua
A film by Assia Djebar, 1977, 115 min., Color

Finally available in the United States, this classic film from acclaimed novelist and filmmaker Assia Djebar is essential viewing for an understandin...

The Ladies Room
A film by Mahnaz Afzali, Produced by Hassan Poor-Shirazi & Mahnaz Afzali, 2003, 55 min., Color

Directed by the acclaimed Iranian actress Mahnaz Afzali and filmed entirely inside a ladies washroom in a public park in Tehran, this absorbing docume...

LaDonna Harris: Indian 101
A film by Julianna Brannum, 2014, 63 min., Color

LADONNA HARRIS: INDIAN 101 from Comanche filmmaker Julianna Brannum, chronicles the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna...

Lady Lazarus
A film by Sandra Lahire, 1991, 25 min., Color/BW

LADY LAZARUS weaves a visual response to Sylvia Plath's own readings of her work, including DADDY, ARIEL and selections from THE BELL JAR. Elegiac bu...

Las Madres: The Mothers of Plaza De Mayo
A film by Susana Blaustein and Lourdes Portillo, 1985, 64 min., Color

This Academy award-nominated documentary about the Argentinian mothers’ movement to demand to know the fate of 30,000 “disappeared” sons and daughters...

Las Marthas
A film by Cristina Ibarra, Produced by Erin Ploss-Campoamor, 2013, 69 min., Color

Unlike any other, the annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is part of a lucrative month-long festival honoring George Washington’s birthday. LAS MAR...

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, ...

The Learning
A film by Ramona Diaz, 2011, 98 min., Color

One hundred years ago, American teachers established the English-speaking public school system of the Philippines. Now, in a striking turnabout, Ameri...

Lebanon: Bits and Pieces
A film by Olga Nakkas, 1994, 60 min., Color

LEBANON: BITS AND PIECES is an exquisitely beautiful and profoundly moving exploration of the myths and realities of present-day Lebanon, as reflected...

Leila Khaled: Hijacker
A film by Lina Makboul, 2005, 58 min., Color

In 1969 Palestinian Leila Khaled made history by becoming the first woman to hijack an airplane. As a Palestinian child growing up in Sweden, filmmake...

License to Thrive: Title IX at 35
A Film by Theresa Moore, 2008, 48 min., Color

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discriminatio...

Light Fly, Fly High
A film by Susann Østigaard and Beathe Hofseth, 2013, 80 min., Color

Thulasi, a young Indian woman in her twenties, is literally willing to box her way out of poverty and into a better life. A Dalit or “untouchable” bor...

Linda & Ali
A film by Lut Vandekeybus, 2005, 94 min., Color

LINDA AND ALI provides a nuanced and intimate look into the life of a traditional Muslim family in Doha, Qatar. But Linda and Ali’s 20-year marriage i...

Lip
A film collaboration between Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg, 1999, 10 min., Color

It is Hollywood’s favorite role for black women: the maid. Sassy or sweet, snickeringly attentive or flippantly dismissive, the performers who play t...

Living Thinkers: An Autobiography of Black Women in the Ivory Tower
A film by Roxana Walker-Canton, 2013, 75 min., Color

LIVING THINKERS: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BLACK WOMEN IN THE IVORY TOWER examines the intersection of race, class and gender for Black women professors and...

Lockin’ Up
A film by T. Nicole Atkinson, 1997, 29 min., Color

When Jamaican-born filmmaker T. Nicole Atkinson threw away her comb to let her hair coil into dreadlocks, she was forced to challenge both society’s a...

The London Story
A film by Sally Potter, 1987, 15 min., Color

This lively, accessible spy spoof revolves around the unlikely alliance of three eccentric characters and their mission to uncover government foreign ...

The Lost Garden
A film by Marquise Lepage, 1995, 53 min., Color

THE LOST GARDEN looks at the life and times of Alice Guy-Blaché (1873-1968), arguably, the first narrative filmmaker in the world. Creating her first...

The Lost Tribe
A film by Rachel Landers, 2005, 56 min., Color

While ex-Mormon-lesbian-atheist Sue-Ann Post has carved out a name for herself as a stand-up comic in Australia, she has been estranged from her famil...

Louder Than Our Words
A film by Harriet Hirshhorn and Lydia Pilcher, 1983, 36 min.

A look at civil disobedience and women's rights in the U.S. from the suffragettes through the anti-war and disarmament movements....

Love
A film collaboration between Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg, 2003, 21 min., Color/BW

“The clinch that signals the fade-out in so many movies is just the beginning of Love, as Moffatt and editor Hillberg turn their energetic montage tec...

Love & Diane
A film by Jennifer Dworkin, 2002, 155 min., Color

Jennifer Dworkin’s groundbreaking documentary LOVE & DIANE presents a searingly honest and moving examination of poverty, welfare and drug rehabilitat...

Love, Honour & Disobey
A film by Faction Films, Directed by Saeeda Khanum, 2005, 61 min., Color

Domestic violence in all forms—from physical abuse to forced marriages to honour killings—continues to be frighteningly common worldwide and accepted ...

Love, Women and Flowers
A film by Marta Rodriguez and Jorge Silva, 1988, 58 min., Color

At any time of year in the U.S., carnations of every color are plentiful and cheap – but the ready availability of these beautiful flowers comes at a ...

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;...

Lust
A film by Valie Export, 1986, Color

Valie's aproach to lust translates in modern terms to a music video about sex and consumerism. In one satiric scene a bodybuilder, who uses his body ...

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Macho
A film by Lucinda Broadbent, 2000, 26 min., Color

In 1998, Managua, Nicaragua became host to one of the most publicized and controversial cases of sexual abuse to hit modern day Latin America. At the...

Madame X: An Absolute Ruler
A film by Ulrike Ottinger, 1977, 141 min., Color

"Ulrike Ottinger has a larger body of work than almost any other lesbian filmmaker, and her rarely seen first feature contains most of the elements th...

Made in India: A Film about Surrogacy
A film by Rebecca Haimowitz & Vaishali Sinha, 2010, 97 min., Color

In San Antonio, Lisa and Brian Switzer risk their savings with a Medical Tourism company promising them an affordable solution after seven years of in...

Made In India: SEWA in Action
A film by Patricia Plattner, 1998, 52 min., Color

This powerful documentary is a portrait of SEWA, the now-famous women's organization in India that holds to the simple yet radical belief that poor wo...

Made In Thailand
A film by Eve-Laure Moros and Linzy Emery, 1999, 30 min., Color

In Thailand, women make up 90 percent of the labor force responsible for garments and toys for export by multinational corporations. This powerful, re...

Maestra
A film by Catherine Murphy, 2012, 33 min., Color

In 1961, over 250,000 Cubans joined their country’s National Literacy Campaign and taught more than 707,000 other Cubans to read and write. Almost hal...

Maggie Growls
A film by Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater, 2002, 56 min., Color

MAGGIE GROWLS is a portrait of the amazing, canny, lusty, charming and unstoppable Maggie Kuhn (1905-1995), who founded the Gray Panthers (the nation’...

The Maids
A film by Muriel Jackson, 1985, 28 min., Color

Domestic service has long been branded as demeaning work: it involves long hours, menial toil and low pay. Historically, and not coincidentally, it ha...

A Man, When He Is a Man
A film by Valeria Sarmiento, 1982, 66 min., Color

Set in Costa Rica and touched with dark humor, this stylistically imaginative documentary illuminates the social climate and cultural traditions which...

Margaret Sanger
A film directed by Terese Svoboda and Steve Bull, 1992, 28 min., Color

MARGARET SANGER: A PUBLIC NUISANCE highlights Sanger's pioneering strategies of using media and popular culture to advance the cause of birth control...

Maria in Nobody's Land
A film by Marcela Zamora Chamorro, 2010, 86 min., Color

MARIA IN NOBODY'S LAND is an unprecedented and intimate look at the illegal and extremely dangerous journey of three Salvadoran women to the US. Doña ...

Mary Lou Williams
A film by Joanne Burke, 1990, 60 min., Color

Pioneering Black American composer-arranger-pianist Mary Lou Williams is one of the most remarkable figures in the history of jazz. In this authorit...

Master Smart Woman
A film by Jane Morrison in collaboration with photographer Peter Namuth, 1984, 28 min., Color

From the award-winning director of THE WHITE HERON and THE TWO WORLDS OF ANGELITA, this loving portrait is a much deserved re-evaluation of Sarah Orne...

The Match That Started My Fire
A film by Cathy Cook, 1991, 19 min., Color

The telephone rings and the girl-talk begins: secrets emerge and confessions build. An exciting experimental comedy in which the joy of sexual pleasur...

Measures of Distance
A film by Mona Hatoum, 1988, 15 min., Color

In this resonant work, Palestinian-born video and performance artist Mona Hatoum explores the renewal of friendship between mother and daughter during...

Meeting of Two Queens
A film by Cecilia Barriga, 1991, 14 min., Color

In this witty, luminous tape Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich star in the roles of their lives—cast as lovers by Chilean video artist Barriga. Queen C...

Memory/all echo
A film by Yunah Hong, 1990, 27 min., Color

“Based on selections from late Korean-American writer Theresa H.K. Cha’s ‘Dictee’, this work by videomaker Yun-ah Hong gives primacy to her staccato,...

Middle of Everywhere
A film by Rebecca Lee & Jesper Malmberg, 2008, 52 min., Color

South Dakota is America’s heartland—waving cornfields, hard-working farmers, family values and a population of 750,000, the majority of whom identify ...

A Minor Altercation
A film by Jackie Shearer, 1977, 30 min.

A fight between an African American and a white schoolgirl in Boston is explored in all its complexity in this fact-based drama from one of the produc...

Mirror Mirror
A film by Jan Krawitz, 1990, 17 min., Color

MIRROR MIRROR provocatively explores the relationship between a woman's body image and the quest for an idealized female form. 13 women, of varying ag...

Miss America
A film by Lisa Ades, Executive Produced by Lola Van Wagenen & Jeanne Houck, 2002, 96 min., Color/BW

Tracking the country’s oldest beauty contest—from its inception in 1921 as a local seaside pageant to its heyday as one of the country’s most popular ...

Miss Amy and Miss May
A film by Sistren Research
Directed by Cynthia Wilmot
, 1990, 40 min., Color

Amy Bailey, daughter of an eminent Black family, was a leader of the Jamaican women’s movement in the 1930s. May Farquharson, daughter of a wealthy wh...

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...

Miss Universe in Peru
A film by Grupo Chaski, 1986, 32 min., BW

Shot during the Miss Universe contest hosted by Peru in 1982, this documentary juxtaposes the glamour of the pageant with the realities of Peruvian wo...

Mitsuye and Nellie
A film by Allie Light and Irving Saraf, 1981, 58 min., Color

This absorbing documentary examines the lives of Asian Americans through the inspirational poetry of Mitsuye Yamada and Nellie Wong. Interviews, rare ...

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...

Monday’s Girls
A film by Ngozi Onwurah, 1993, 50 min., Color

This fascinating documentary, by the filmmaker of THE BODY BEAUTIFUL, follows two young Nigerian women’s different experiences of a traditional rite o...

The Mosque in Morgantown
A film by Brittany Huckabee, 2009, 54 min., Color

THE MOSQUE IN MORGANTOWN follows one woman’s campaign for change against extremism in her West Virginia mosque, throwing the community into turmoil an...

The Mosuo Sisters
A film by Marlo Poras, Produced by Marlo Poras and Yu Ying Wu Chou, 2013, 80 min., Color

A tale of two sisters living in the shadow of two Chinas, this documentary by award-winning filmmaker Marlo Poras (Mai’s America; Run Granny Run) foll...

Mother of Many Children
A film by Alanis Obomsawin, 1977, 58 min., Color

Composed of a series of vignettes featuring Native women from different first nations, this classic work by Alanis Obomsawin, an Abenaki, reflects a p...

Mother of the River
A film by Zeinabu irene Davis, 1995, 28 min., BW

In this poignant story set in the 1850s, a young slave girl befriends a magical woman in the woods called Mother of the River. Through their friendsh...

Mother, Lebanon & Me
A Film by Olga Nakkas, 2009, 70 min., Color

A visually striking meditation on loss and a perceptive political critique, this deeply personal work has two subjects: filmmaker Olga Nakkas’ ailing ...

The Mother: Mitos Maternos
A film by Marta Bautis, 1994, 69 min., Color

This wry, self-reflective tape explores the mythical figure of the mother from multiple viewpoints-documentary and fiction, Spanish and English, theor...

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...

Motherland
A film by Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, 2006, 41 min., Color

How do we decide where is home? Feeling increasingly isolated in her adopted homeland, accomplished documentarian Dai Sil Kim-Gibson (SILENCE BROKEN: ...

Mothers of Bedford
A film by Jenifer McShane, 2011, 96 min., Color

 Women are the fastest-growing U.S. prison population today. Eighty percent are mothers of school-age children. Jenifer McShane's absorbing documentar...

Mountains that Take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama
A film by C.A. Griffith & H.L.T. Quan, 2009, 97 min., Color

Thirteen years, two radical activist all-stars-one conversation. Internationally renowned scholar, professor and writer Angela Davis and 89-year-old ...

Mrs. Goundo's Daughter
A film by Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater, 2009, 60 min., Color

Mrs. Goundo is fighting to remain in the United States. But it’s not just because of the ethnic conflict and drought that has plagued her native Mali....

Mulberry Child
A film by Susan Morgan Cooper, 2011, 85 min., Color

Winner of the Spirit of Freedom Documentary category at the Bahamas International Film Festival, MULBERRY CHILD is an adaptation to Jian Ping's book, ...

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 Feminism
A film by Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert, 1997, 55 min., Color

In an era of anti-feminist backlash, this articulate documentary by the makers of THANK GOD I'M A LESBIAN forcefully reminds us that the revolution co...

My Filmmaking, My Life
A film by Patricia Diaz, 1990, 30 min., Color

Matilde Landeta entered the flourishing Mexican film industry in the 1930s, working her way up from script girl to direct 110 shorts and, in the late ...

My Heart is My Witness
A film by Louise Carré, 1996, 56 min., Color

MY HEART IS MY WITNESS, by renowed French-Canadian filmmaker, Louise Carré, investigates the status of women in Islam through interviews with men and ...

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 ...

My Israel – Revisiting the Trilogy
A film by Yulie Cohen, 2008, 78 min., Color

Few filmmakers have probed issues of Israeli nationalism and Israeli-Palestinian relations more completely or intimately than Tel Aviv-born Yulie Cohe...

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 Niagara
A film by Helen Lee, 1992, 40 min., Color

Grasping the texture of half-expressed desire, this beautifully drawn drama evokes the complex dislocations of an Asian American woman. Shadowed by th...

My Sister, My Bride
A film by Bonnie Burt, 2004, 26 min., Color

As the issue of gay marriage grips the country, this touching documentary follows the heartwarming and historic journey of two Jewish lesbians as they...

My Stolen Revolution
A film by Nahid Persson Sarvestani, 2013, 75 min., Color

A student activist in Iran’s 1979 revolution that overthrew the dictatorial Shah, Nahid Persson Sarvestani fled to Sweden with her baby after Islamist...

My Terrorist
A film by Yulie Cohen, 2002, 58 min., Color

In 1978, filmmaker Yulie Cohen was wounded in a terrorist attack by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. A stewardess for the Israeli ai...

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 ...

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...

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Naked Spaces
Produced by Jean-Paul Bourdier
Directed by Trinh T. Minh-ha
, 1985, 135 min., Color

Shot with stunning elegance and clarity, NAKED SPACES explores the rhythm and ritual of life in the rural environments of six West African countries (...

Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night
A film by Sonali Gulati, 2005, 27 min., Color/BW

In this insightful documentary, filmmaker Sonali Gulati explores complex issues of globalization, capitalism and identity through a witty and personal...

Navajo Talking Picture
A film by Arlene Bowman, 1986, 40 min., Color

In NAVAJO TALKING PICTURE film student Arlene Bowman (Navajo) travels to the Reservation to document the traditional ways of her grandmother. The film...

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...

Nice Colored Girls
A film by Tracey Moffatt, 1987, 16 min., Color

This stylistically daring film audaciously explores the history of exploitation between white men and Aboriginal women, juxtaposing the “first encount...

Night Cries
A film by Tracey Moffatt, 1990, 19 min., Color

On an isolated, surreal Australian homestead, a middle-aged Aboriginal woman nurses her dying white mother. The adopted daughter’s attentive gestures ...

Night Passage
Directed and produced by Trinh T. Minh-ha and Jean-Paul Bourdier, 2004, 98 min., Color

Made in homage to Kenji Miyazawa’s children’s sci-fi classic MILKY WAY RAILROAD, NIGHT PASSAGE is the latest experimental feature from celebrated film...

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...

No Job For A Woman: The Women Who Fought To Report WWII
A film by Michèle Midori Fillion, 2011, 61 min., Color/BW

When World War II broke out, reporter Martha Gellhorn was so determined to get to the frontlines that she left husband Ernest Hemingway, never to be r...

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...

Nobody Knows My Name
A film by Rachel Raimist, 1999, 58 min., Color

NOBODY KNOWS MY NAME tells the story of women who are connected by their love for hip-hop music. Despite the fact that these talented female artists ...

Nollywood Lady
A film by Dorothee Wenner, 2008, 52 min., Color

Peace Anyiam-Fibresima of Lagos, Nigeria is an impresario of showbiz and an impassioned spokeswoman for the thriving and innovative African film indus...

Nu Shu: A Hidden Language of Women in China
A film by Yue-Qing Yang, 1999, 59 min., Color

In feudal China, women, usually with bound feet, were denied educational opportunities and condemned to social isolation. But in Jian-yong county in ...

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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...

On Cannibalism
A film by Fatimah Tobing Rony, 1994, 6 min., Color

King Kong meets the family photograph in this provocative experimental video exploring the West's insatiable appetite for native bodies in museums, wo...

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 ...

Out in South Africa
A film by Barbara Hammer, 1995, 51 min., Color

In 1994, Barbara Hammer was invited to South Africa to present a retrospective of her 77 films and videos at OUT IN SOUTH AFRICA, the first gay and le...

Out of Phoenix Bridge
A film by Li Hong, 1997, 110 min., Color

This groundbreaking work from Li Hong, China’s first independent female documentarian, follows two years in the lives of four young women from the cou...

Outlaw
A film by Alisa Lebow, 1994, 26 min., Color

Leslie Feinberg, a self-identified "gender outlaw" who has spent much of zir life passing as a man, speaks with passion and intelligence about zir exp...

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Pain, Passion and Profit
A film by Gurinder Chadha, 1992, 49 min., Color

From the director of Bend it Like Beckham and Bride and Prejudice, PAIN, PASSION AND PROFIT is an inspirational look at women entreprene...

Paradise Lost
A film by Ibtisam Salh Mara'ana, 2003, 56 min., Color

Arab Israeli filmmaker Ibtisam Salh Mara'ana grew up in Paradise (Fureidis in Arabic), a small fishing village overlooking the Mediterranean. One of t...

The Passion of Remembrance
A Sankofa film by Maureen Blackwood and Isaac Julien, 1986, 80 min., Color

The first film by Sankofa Film and Video, THE PASSION OF REMEMBRANCE has gained classic status as a representation of the totality and diversity of Bl...

Passionless Moments
A film by Jane Campion, 13 min., BW

A series of wry vignettes: SEAN AND ARNOLD NOT SPEAKING; SCOTTIES, PART OF THE GRAND DESIGN OF THE UNIVERSE; ANGELA EATS MEATS, IRONING ON SUNDAY, and...

Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority
A film by Kimberlee Bassford, 2008, 56 min., Color/BW

In 1965, Patsy Takemoto Mink became the first woman of color in the United States Congress. Seven years later, she ran for the US presidency and was t...

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 ...

Peel
A film by Jane Campion, 9 min., Color

On a hot Australian summer's day, a recalcitrant, freckled, red-headed family of three go on a Sunday drive in the country. Their outing results in an...

Peggy and Fred in Hell
Leslie Thornton, 21 min.

The first installment of Leslie Thornton's ongoing epic follows two children, Peggy and Fred, through a densely cluttered, technological-consumer jumb...

Peggy and Fred in Kansas
Leslie Thornton, 11 min.

A few years older now, our boy and girl heroes mumble and chant their way through mid- America's wasteland. Thornton's interest in the line between la...

Perfect Image?
A film by Maureen Blackwood, 1988, 30 min., Color

Bright and imaginative in its approach to its subject, PERFECT IMAGE? exposes stereotypical images of Black women and explores women's own ideas of se...

Performing the Border
A film by Ursula Biemann, 1999, 42 min., Color

A video essay set in the Mexican-U.S. border town of Ciudad Juarez, where U.S. multinational corporations assemble electronic and digital equipment j...

The Phantom of the Operator
A film by Caroline Martel, 2004, 66 min., Color/BW

This wry and delightful found-footage film reveals a little-known chapter in labor history: the story of female telephone operators’ central place in ...

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 ...

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...

A Place Called Home
A film by Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri, 1998, 30 min., Color

Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri grew up in pre-Revolution Tehran daydreaming about an ideal life in the West. Nineteen years later, after living and working ...

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 ...

The Poetry Deal: A Film with Diane di Prima
A film by Melanie La Rosa, 2011, 27 min., Color

She remains the most famous woman poet of the Beat Generation; her friend Allen Ginsberg called her “heroic in life and poetics.” THE POETRY DEAL is ...

Poetry of Resilience
A film by Katja Esson, 2011, 40 min., Color

Academy® Award nominated director Katja Esson’s (FERRY TALES, LATCHING ON) exquisitely made film explores survival, strength and the power of the huma...

Positive Images
A film by Julie Harrison and Harilyn Rousso, 1989, 58 min., Color

People with disabilities constitute nearly twenty percent of the American population. Sexism and often racism compound discrimination based on disabil...

A Powerful Thang
A film by Zeinabu irene Davis, 1991, 57 min., Color

This innovative drama, set in Ohio, traces an African American couple's search for intimacy and friendship. The spirited, African-identified Yasmine A...

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...

Praise House
A film by Julie Dash, 1991, 25 min., Color

PRAISE HOUSE combines elements of theater, dance and music based on the rhythms and rituals of Africa. Julie Dash, director of DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST,...

Pregnant with Dreams
A film by Julia Barco, 1988, 48 min.

Engaging, intimate and fast-moving, this video reflects the diversity and richness of Latin American feminism by documenting the 4th Encuentro Feminis...

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....

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...

Pride of Place
A film by Dorthea Gazidis and Kim Longinotto, 1976, 60 min., BW

A rarely seen classic, PRIDE OF PLACE was made as a first project while Longinotto was a student at England’s National School of Television and Film. ...

Private Violence
A film directed and produced by Cynthia Hill, 2014, 77 min., Color

PRIVATE VIOLENCE explores a simple but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. Every...

Pushing the Elephant
A film by Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel, 2010, 83 min., Color

In the late 1990s, Rose Mapendo lost her family and home to the violence that engulfed the Democratic Republic of Congo. She emerged advocating forgiv...

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Quest for Honor
A film by Mary Ann Smothers Bruni, 2009, 63 min., Color

A searing and necessary documentary, QUEST FOR HONOR, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was shortlisted for an Academy® Award nominati...

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...

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Rachel
A film by Simone Bitton, 2009, 100 min., Color

RACHEL is a startlingly rigorous, fascinating and deeply moving investigatory documentary that examines the death of peace activist and International ...

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 ...

Ramleh
A film by Michal Aviad, 2001, 58 min., Color

A timely and powerful look at the ideological, cultural and political conflicts in contemporary Israel, this highly original documentary profiles thre...

Rate It X
Directed by Lucy Winer and Paula De Koenigsberg, 1986, 93 min., Color

What do men really think of women? This provocative, highly acclaimed documentary provides an unflinching look at sexism in America. A series of distu...

Real Indian
A film by Malinda Maynor, 1996, 7.5 min., Color

REAL INDIAN is a lighthearted, very personal look at the meaning of cultural identity. As a Lumbee Indian, the filmmaker is constantly confronted wit...

Reassemblage
Co-produced by Jean-Paul Bourdier
Directed by Trinh T. Minh-ha
, 1982, 40 min., Color

Women are the focus but not the object of Trinh T. Minh-ha’s influential first film, a complex visual study of the women of rural Senegal. Through a c...

Rebel Hearts
A film by Betsy Newman, 1995, 60 min., Color

REBEL HEARTS is a captivating documentary about the abolitionists Sarah and Angelina Grimke and the anti-slavery movement of the early 19th Century. ...

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....

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...

Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights
A film by Nevline Nnaji, 2013, 81 min., Color

Where do black women activists fit into the epochal struggles for equality and liberation during the 1960s and 70s? This feature-length documentary un...

Regarding Susan Sontag
A film by Nancy Kates, 2014, 100 min., Color

REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th cent...

Remembering Thelma
A film by Kathe Sandler, 1981, 15 min.

A lively profile of dance instructor and performer Thelma Hill containing rare footage of original Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and the New York Negro Ba...

Remembering Wei Yi-fang, Remembering Myself
A film by Yvonne Welbon, 1995, 29 min., Color

REMEMBERING WEI YI-FANG, REMEMEBERING MYSELF: An Autobiography charts the influence of the filmmaker’s six-year experience as an African American woma...

Remote Sensing
A film by Ursula Biemann, 2001, 53 min., Color

In Biemann’s latest video, she traces the routes and reasons of women who travel across the globe for work in the sex industry. By using the latest i...

Riddles of the Sphinx
A film by Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen, 1977, 92 min., Color

Laura Mulvey, author of the seminal essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema , helped to establish feminist film theory as a legitimate field...

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...

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...

Rule of Thumb
A film by Jill Evans Petzall, 1989, 22 min., Color

A sensitive video which explores domestic violence through the perspective of women who have left abusive relationships. Five women from different bac...

Runaway
A film by Kim Longinotto and Ziba Mir-Hosseini, 2001, 87 min., Color

“RUNAWAY is a powerful and heart-breaking documentary about a group of young runaway girls who are taken to a women's shelter in Tehran, Iran. The fil...

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Sabor a Mi
A film by Claudia Morgado Escanilla, 1997, 20 min., Color

Claudia Morgado Escanilla's SABOR A MI is an erotic short drama about sensual yearnings, the guilty pleasures of watching, and the secret complicity o...

Salata Baladi (An Egyptian Salad)
A film by Nadia Kamel, 2008, 105 min., Color

Award-winning Egyptian filmmaker Nadia Kamel’s heritage is a complex blend of religions and cultures. Her mother is a half-Jewish, half-Italian Christ...

Sally's Beauty Spot
A film by Helen Lee, 1990, 12 min., Color

A large black mole above an Asian woman's breast serves as a metaphor for cultural and racial difference in this engaging experimental film. Offscreen...

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...

The Sari Soldiers
A film by Julie Bridgham, 2008, 92 min., Color

Filmed over three years during the most historic and pivotal time in Nepal’s modern history, The Sari Soldiers is an extraordinary story of six...

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...

Say My Name
A film by Nirit Peled, 2009, 73 min., Color

In a hip hop and R&B world dominated by men and noted for misogyny, the unstoppable female lyricists of SAY MY NAME speak candidly about class, race, ...

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...

Search for Freedom
A film by Munizae Jahangir, 2003, 54 min., Color/BW

SEARCH FOR FREEDOM traces the dramatic social and political history of Afghanistan from the 1920s to the present through the stories of four remarkabl...

Searching 4 Sandeep
A film by Poppy Stockell, 2007, 56 min., Color

Single, frustrated, and lonely in the middle of Sydney’s thriving gay community, director Poppy Stockell decides to “research” a light-hearted look at...

Searching for Go-Hyang
A film by Tammy Tolle, 1998, 32 min., Color

A moving personal documentary, SEARCHING FOR GO-HYANG traces the return of twin sisters to their native Korea after a fourteen year absence. Sent awa...

Selbe
A film by Safi Faye, 1983, 30 min., Color

This revealing documentary offers a rare view of daily life in West Africa. Shot in Senegal, SELBE focuses on the social role and economic responsibil...

Señorita Extraviada, Missing Young Woman
A film by Lourdes Portillo, 2001, 74 min., Color

SENORITA EXTRAVIADA, MISSING YOUNG WOMAN tells the haunting story of the more than 350 kidnapped, raped and murdered young women of Juárez, Mexico. Vi...

The Sermons of Sister Jane
A film by Allie Light, Irving Saraf and Carol Monpere, 2007, 53 min., Color

From Oscar and Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Allie Light and Irving Saraf (Dialogues With Madwomen and In The Shadow of The Stars), in p...

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...

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...

Seven Women-Seven Sins
Produced by Maxi Cohen, Maya Constantine, and Brigitte Kramer, 1987, 101 min., Color

What constitutes a deadly sin today? Seven of the world’s best-known women directors produce their own version of celluloid sin in this omnibus film. ...

Seventeen Rooms
A film by Caroline Sheldon, 1985, 9 min.

Britain’s Channel 4 refused to broadcast this piece because of its subtitle: WHAT DO LESBIANS DO IN BED? The tape looks into seventeen bedrooms to ch...

Sex and the Sandinistas
A film by Lucinda Broadbent, 1991, 25 min., Color

Nicaragua is known for the Sandinista Revolution, an inspiring struggle for national liberation. What has never been told before is the story of how ...

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 ...

She Even Chewed Tobacco
By Elizabeth Stevens and Estelle Freedman, 1983, 40 min., BW

The Gold Rush. A new frontier. Nineteenth century California offered women the opportunity to pioneer new roles for themselves. Meet Babe Bean, the...

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,...

Shinjuku Boys
A film by Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams, 1995, 53 min., Color

From the makers of DREAM GIRLS, SHINJUKU BOYS introduces three onnabes who work as hosts at the New Marilyn Club in Tokyo. Onnabes are women who live...

Shoot for the Contents
Co-produced by Jean-Paul Bourdier
Directed by Trinh T. Minh-ha
, 1991, 101 min., Color

Reflecting on Mao’s famous saying, “Let a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend,” Trinh T. Minh-ha’s film—whose title refer...

Shooting Women
A film by Alexis Krasilovsky, 2008, 54 min., Color

Featuring more than 50 camerawomen from around the world, and shot over a period of six years, Shooting Women, by pioneering filmmaker and cine...

Shouting Silent
A film by Renee Rosen and Xoliswa Sithole, 2002, 50 min., Color

SHOUTING SILENT explores the South African HIV/AIDS epidemic through the eyes of Xoliswa Sithole, an adult orphan who lost her mother to HIV/AIDS in 1...

Sidet: Forced Exile
A film by Salem Mekuria, 1991, 60 min., Color

During the past two decades, more than two million refugees have left Ethiopia. Famine, poverty and political strife as well as the religious persecut...

Silent Song
A film by Elida Schogt, 2001, 6 min.

“In SILENT SONG Schogt deftly conjures an elaborate dialogue around issues of memory in its various forms - personal, historical, filmic… [her] rich a...

Simon & I
A film by Beverley Palesa Ditsie and Nicky Newman, 2002, 52 min., Color

SIMON & I is an intimate and inspiring portrait of black South African gay rights activist Simon Nkoli, who died of AIDS in 1998, and his fellow activ...

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...

Siren Spirits
A film by Ngozi Onwurah, Pratibha Parmar, Frances-Anne Solomon, Dani Williamson, 1994, 80 min., Color/BW

SIREN SPIRITS is a wonderful feature comprising four short dramas directed by women of color, produced by Leda Serene for the British Film Institute a...

Sisters in Arms
A film by Beth Freeman, 2010, 48 min., Color

Canada is one of a handful of countries that permit women to fight in ground combat. In January 2013, the Pentagon lifted its ban on women in combat r...

Sisters in Law
A film by Kim Longinotto, Co-directed by Florence Ayisi, 2005, 104 min., Color

Winner of the Prix Art et Essai at the Cannes Film Festival and screened to acclaim at more than 120 festivals around the world, SISTERS IN LAW is the...

Sisters in Resistance
A film by Maia Wechsler, 2000, 60 min., Color

“This compelling documentary shares the story of four French women of uncommon courage who, in their teens and twenties, risked their lives to fight t...

Sisters of the Screen
A film by Beti Ellerson, 2002, 73 min., Color

Exploring the extraordinary contributions of women filmmakers from Africa and the diaspora, Beti Ellerson’s engaging debut intersperses interviews wit...

Six Days: Three Activists, Three Wars, One Dream
A film by Nikolina Gillgren, produced by Johan Sandstrom, 2013, 56 min., Color

This inspiring documentary, which follows three brave human rights defenders in Liberia, Abkhazia, Georgia and Iraq over six days, gives insight into ...

Skydancer
A film by Katja Esson, 2011, 75 min., Color

Renowned for their balance and skill, six generations of Mohawk men have been leaving their families behind on the reservation to travel to New York C...

Slaying the Dragon
A film by Deborah Gee, 1992, 60 min., Color

Slaying the Dragon is a comprehensive look at media stereotypes of Asian and Asian American women since the silent era. From the racist use of white a...

Snakes and Ladders
A film by Trish Fitzsimmons and Mitzi Goldman, 1987, 59 min.

Like our own children’s game, Chutes and Ladders, the story of women’s education has always been one step forward, two steps back. In this creative d...

Some American Feminists
A film by Luce Guilbeault, Nicole Brossard and Margaret Wescott, 1980, 56 min., Color

SOME AMERICAN FEMINISTS explores one of the most significant social histories of this century-the second wave of the women's movement-and is a fascina...

Some Ground To Stand On
A film by Joyce Warshow
Co-produced and edited by Janet Baus
, 1998, 35 min., Color

This compelling documentary tells the life story of Blue Lunden, a working class lesbian activist whose odyssey of personal transformation parallels l...

Some Real Heat
A film by Stefanie Jordan, 2001, 54 min., Color

SOME REAL HEAT explores the small and relatively new world of female firefighters in San Francisco and their upward climb to gain access to a male-dom...

Something Like a War
A film by Deepa Dhanraj, 1991, 52 min., Color

SOMETHING LIKE A WAR is a chilling examination of India’s family planning program from the point of view of the women who are its primary targets. It...

Song Journey
A film by Arlene Bowman and Jeanine Moret, 1994, 57 min., Color

SONG JOURNEY takes Arlene Bowman (Navajo) on the pow-wow circuit in the hope of reviving her connection to traditional Native culture. There she find...

A Song of Ceylon
A film by Laleen Jayamanne, 1985, 51 min., Color

A formally rigorous, visually stunning study of colonialism, gender and the body. The title echoes the classic British documentary and evokes a countr...

Sound of Torture
A film by Keren Shayo, 2013, 58 min., Color

Since 2006 when Europe closed its borders, human trafficking has burgeoned in Egypt’s Sinai Desert, where Eritrean asylum seekers and refugees heading...

Speaking Out: Women, AIDS and Hope in Mali
A film by Joanne Burke, 2002, 55 min., Color

The fourth installment of Joanne Burke’s critically acclaimed NEW DIRECTIONS series on women's empowerment in developing countries, SPEAKING OUT prese...

Sphinxes Without Secrets
A film by Maria Beatty, 1991, 58 min., Color

Since its inception, performance art provided a forum for those artists whose work challenges the dominant aesthetic and cultural status quo. In SPHIN...

A Spy in the House that Ruth Built
A film by Vanalyne Green, 1989, 29 min., Color

Vanalyne Green appropriates the all-male arena of professional baseball to create a visual essay about family, loss, and sexuality. Confronted with su...

Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders
A film by Joan Sadoff, Dr. Robert Sadoff and Laura J. Lipson, 2002, 60 min., Color/BW

In 1965, when three women walked into the US House of Representatives in Washington D.C., they had come a very long way. Neither lawyers nor politicia...

A State of Danger
A film by Haim Bresheeth and Jenny Morgan, 1989, 28 min., Color

Shot in Israel and the Occupied Territories, this extraordinary documentary offers a unique, vital perspective on the Intifada seldom seen in U.S. mai...

Step by Step: Building a Feminist Movement, 1941-1977
A film by Joyce Follet, 1998, 56 min., Color

"****Proving beyond a doubt that feminism began well before the 1960s, and that its players were not just the white middle class, this inspiring tape ...

Stephanie
A film by Peggy Stern, 1986, 58 min., Color/BW

Following the filmmaker's teenage neighbor through six pivotal years of her life, Stephanie documents her dreams and disappointments through adolescen...

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 ...

Storme
A film by Michelle Parkerson, 1987, 21 min., Color

“It ain’t easy…being green” is the favorite expression of Storme DeLarverie, a woman whose life flouted prescriptions of gender and race. During the ...

Subrosa
A film by Helen Lee, 2000, 22 min., Color

SUBROSA traces a young woman's journey to Korea, the land of her birth, to find the mother she's never known. This exquisitely crafted drama probes th...

Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema
A Film by Kay Sloan, 2003, 35 min., Color/BW

In the days before movies could talk, silent films spoke clearly of sexual politics, and in Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema, historian and wr...

Summer of the Serpent
A film by Kimi Takesue, 2004, 27 min., Color

This beautiful short drama exquisitely explores the unlikely bond that develops between two people from different worlds. Eight-year old Juliette sits...

The Supreme Price
A film by Joanna Lipper, 2013, 75 min., Color

Director Joanna Lipper elegantly explores past and present as she tells the remarkable story of Hafsat Abiola, daughter of human rights heroine Kudira...

Surname Viet Given Name Nam
Assoc. produced by Jean-Paul Bourdier
Directed by Trinh T. Minh-ha
, 1989, 108 min., Color

Of marriage and loyalty: “Daughter, she obeys her father/ Wife, she obeys her husband/ Widow, she obeys her son.” ...

Surviva
A film by Carol Clement and Ariel Dougherty, 1980, 32 min.

A refreshing weave of documentary, animation and nature montage examining the woman artist's relationship to work and community. An Artemisia and Wome...

Surviving the Tsunami - My Atomic Aunt
A film by Kyoko Miyake, 2013, 52 min., Color

Film director Kyoko Miyake remembered Namie, a fishing village ravaged by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, as her childhood paradise. Revisitin...

Susana
A film by Susana Blaustein, 1980, 25 min., BW

In this autobiographical portrait, Susana leaves her native Argentina to live her life outside the strictures of Latin American cultural and family pr...

Sweating Indian Style
A film by Susan Smith, 1994, 57 min., Color

The appropriation of Native American traditions by non-Natives comes under thoughtful scrutiny in this insightful documentary. As it follows the New A...

Sweatshop Cinderella: A Portrait of Anzia Yezierska
A film by Suzanne Wasserman, 2010, 27 min., Color

In the forefront of early twentieth-century American literature about immigrant women’s lives, Anzia Yezierska’s work includes short fiction, novels, ...

Sweet Power
A film by Lúcia Murat, 1996, 98 min., Color

During a tumultuous political campaign, veteran broadcast journalist Bia takes over as news director of a major television network. Amidst multiple c...

Syvilla
A film by Ayoka Chenzira, 1979, 15 min.

A portrait of Syvilla Fort focusing on the beauty of her choreography, the virtuosity of her dancing, and her role as teacher of a generation of Afric...

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A Tale of Love
A film by Trinh T. Minh-ha, 1995, 108 min., Color

Portraying the Vietnamese immigrant experience through Kieu, A TALE OF LOVE follows the quest of a woman in love with ‘Love’. The film is loosely ins...

Tea & Justice
A film by Ermena Vinluan, 2010, 55 min., Color

TEA & JUSTICE chronicles the experiences of three women who joined the New York Police Department during the 1980s—the first Asian women to become mem...

Ten Cents a Dance (Parallax)
A film by Midi Onodera, 1986, 30 min., Color

Onodera's three-part reflection on contemporary sexuality and communication uses a split screen device with a new twist. In the first segment, two wom...

Tender Fictions
A film by Barbara Hammer, 1995, 58 min., Color

Innovative, funny, and historic, TENDER FICTIONS is an autobiographical exploration of the search for and meaning of gay community. From a childhood ...

Thank God I'm a Lesbian
A film by Laurie Colbert and Dominique Cardona, 1992, 55 min., Color

THANK GOD I'M A LESBIAN is an uplifting and entertaining documentary about the diversity of lesbian identities. Dionne Brand, Nicole Brossard, Lee Pu...

That Paradise Will Be Mine
A film by Merel Beernink, 2005, 54 min., Color

Why would a woman in one of the most liberal Western European countries choose to become a Muslim and faithfully follow the demands of her new convict...

Theatre Girls
A film by Kim Longinotto and Claire Pollak, 1978, 56 min., BW

In her final piece at film school, Longinotto and her partner take us into the "Theatre Girls Club" in Soho, London–a hostel for elderly and destitute...

There Was An Unseen Cloud, Moving
Leslie Thornton, 1988, 60 min.

A deft and intentionally fragmented "biography" of Isabelle Eberhardt, a Victorian traveler who, dressed as an Arab man, became a Muslim and a writer ...

These Girls
A film by Tahani Rached, 2006, 68 min., Color

Screened to audiences at the Cannes, Toronto, and New York film festivals, this fresh, irresistibly lively, intensely engaging documentary from widely...

They Are Their Own Gifts
A film by Lucille Rhodes and Margaret Murphy, 1978, 52 min., 3 in series, Color

A three volume set of film portraits--Muriel Rukeyser, Alice Neel and Anna Sokolow. The poetry, painting, and dance of these three women is not artis...

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...

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...

Thriller
A film by Sally Potter, 1979, 34 min., BW

Since its release in 1980, Sally Potter's rewriting of Puccini's opera, La Boheme, has become a classic in feminist film theory. A model for th...

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...

Through the Skin
A film by Elliot Montague, 2002, 18 min., Color/BW

In this highly personal experimental autobiography, emerging filmmaker Elliot Montague presents a daring meditation on the experience and trauma of gr...

Thunder in Guyana
A film by Suzanne Wasserman, 2003, 50 min., Color/BW

THUNDER IN GUYANA is the remarkable tale of Janet Jagan, a young woman from Chicago who married Guyanese activist Cheddi Jagan, and set off for the Br...

Ticket of No Return
A film by Ulrike Ottinger, 1979, 108 min., Color

A portrait of two unusual but also extremely different women. One rich, eccentric, hiding her feelings behind a rigid mask, consciously drinks hersel...

Tillie Olsen: A Heart in Action
A film by Ann Hershey, 2007, 66 min., Color

This revelatory documentary is an inspiring homage to Tillie Lerner Olsen – a renegade, revolutionary, distinguished fiction and non-fiction writer, f...

Tomboys!
A film by Julie Akeret and Christian McEwen, 2004, 28 min., Color

Are tomboys tamed once they grow up? This lively and inspiring documentary explodes that archaic myth with the stories of proud tomboys of all ages: A...

Toxic Trespass
A film by Barri Cohen, 2007, 53 min., Color

When Canadian filmmaker Barri Cohen discovers that her ten-year-old daughter’s blood carries carcinogens like benzene and the long-banned DDT, she tra...

Trade Secrets
A film by Stephanie Antalocy, 1985, 23 min., Color

Perfect as a training tape or as an historical look at labor issues in the 1980s, TRADE SECRETS has been purchased by hundreds of colleges, libraries,...

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...

Tree Shade
A film by Lisa Collins, 1998, 29 min., Color/BW

Shame and embarrassment propel Savannah, a gifted high school student, to embark on a journey through space and time to witness the prison convictions...

Treyf
A film by Alisa Lebow and Cynthia Madansky, 1998, 55 min., Color

TREYF —“unkosher” in Yiddish— is an unorthodox documentary by and about two Jewish lesbians who met and fell in love at a Passover “seder”. With perso...

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...

The Trickle Down Theory of Sorrow
A film by Mary Filippo, 2002, 15 min., Color

Veteran experimental filmmaker Mary Filippo tackles issues of work, class and gender roles in this visually captivating and provocative autobiographic...

Troop 1500
A film by Ellen Spiro & Karen Bernstein, 2005, 68 min., Color

Their mothers may be convicted thieves, murderers and drug dealers, but the girls of Troop 1500 want to be doctors, social workers and marine biologis...

Troubled Harvest
A film by Sharon Genasci and Dorothy Velasco, 1990, 30 min., Color

This award-winning documentary examines the lives of women migrant workers from Mexico and Central America as they work in grape, strawberry and cherr...

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...

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Ulrike Ottinger - Nomad from the Lake
A film by Brigitte Kramer, 2012, 86 min., Color

This intimate personal portrait of Ulrike Ottinger, a unique, influential voice in women’s cinema for over four decades, begins at the lakeside city o...

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...

Under Snow
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...

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...

Unfinished Diary
A film by Marilu Mallet, 1986, 55 min., Color

In this moving docudrama, Chilean emigre Mallet struggles to make a film about her experience of profound isolation. Her English speaking husband, a p...

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...

Up in the Sky: Tracey Moffatt in New York
A film by Jane Cole, 1999, 26 min., Color

"UP IN THE SKY scans the universe created by the provocative and talented photographer and filmmaker Tracey Moffatt, Australia's answer to Cindy Sherm...

Update Brazil
A film by Nancy Marcotte and Colette Loumede, 1986, 15 min., Color

Brazil, like most countries, has a high incidence of domestic violence and sexual assault. Too often, institutions set up to deal with these crimes ar...

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...

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The Veiled Hope
A film by Norma Marcos, 1994, 55 min., Color

THE VEILED HOPE explores the personal and political challenges facing Palestinian women through a series of wonderful portraits of women living on the...

Ventre Livre
A film by Ana Luiza Azevedo, 1995, 45 min., 3 in series, Color

VENTRE LIVRE paints a grim picture of reproductive rights for millions of women in Brazil today. One in every four women of child-bearing age has bee...

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...

Virgin Tales
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 ...

Visions of the Spirit
A film by Elena Featherston, 1989, 58 min., Color

This intimate and inspiring portrait of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker explores the compassion, insight and strength that have made her on...

Visitors of the Night
A film by An van Dienderen, 1998, 34 min., Color

The failures of the ethnographic endeavor to discover “reality” are revealed in this expository and experimental film. The narrator-ethnographer emba...

Voices Heard Sisters Unseen
A film by Grace Poore, 1995, 75 min., Color

VOICES HEARD SISTERS UNSEEN is a powerful and inspirational film showing how survivors of domestic violence are working to change the way the system t...

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...

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Waking Up to Rape
A film by Meri Weingarten, 1985, 35 min., Color

"If I were to choose only one film on sexual assault to show to a class or to the general public, I would select WAKING UP TO RAPE. This is a powerful...

The Walnut Tree
A film by Elida Schogt, 2000, 11 min., Color

Through a striking combination of documentary and experimental approaches, THE WALNUT TREE examines Holocaust memory, the family, and the role of phot...

War on Lesbians
A film by Jane Cottis, 1992, 32 min., Color

WAR ON LESBIANS is a witty critique of the invisibility of positive images of lesbians and a satire of talk show television and radio self-help progra...

War Takes
A film by Adelaida Trujillo and Patricia Castaño, 2002, 78 min., Color

With conflicts raging on nearly every continent, war now regularly transcends the battlefield into everyday life - whether its increased security at a...

Water Children
A film by Aliona van der Horst, 2011, 75 min., Color

In this acclaimed, hauntingly beautiful film, director Aliona van der Horst follows the unconventional Japanese-Dutch pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama as she ...

We Want Roses Too (Vogliamo Anche Le Rose)
A film by Alina Marazzi, 2007, 84 min., Color

This stunning visual masterpiece is an exuberant testament to the resolve of women of the ’60s and ’70s sexual revolution and feminist movement in Ita...

Weapon of War
A film by Femke & Ilse van Velzen, 2009, 59 min., Color

In no other country has sexual violence matched the scale of brutality reached in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). During nearly two decades of...

What My Mother Told Me
A film by Frances-Anne Solomon, 1995, 57 min., Color/BW

Exquisitely beautiful and profoundly moving, WHAT MY MOTHER TOLD ME is a dramatic journey towards self discovery. The story focuses on Jesse, a young...

What You Take for Granted
A film by Michelle Citron, 1983, 75 min., Color

The tentative friendship of Anna, a feisty truck driver, and Diana, an upper middle-class doctor, provides the core for an unusual, intimate and movin...

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...

Who's Afraid of Kathy Acker?
A film by Barbara Caspar, 2008, 84 min., Color

A multi-layered work featuring animation, archival footage and interviews with the likes of William Burroughs, Carolee Schneemann and Richard Hell,

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...

With a Vengeance
A film by Lori Hiris, 1989, 40 min., BW

This urgent and timely film is a history of the struggle for reproductive freedom since the 1960s, reflecting the wider history of the contemporary wo...

Woman Being
A film by Wen-Jie Qin, 1997, 20 min., Color

In a critical examination of changing concepts of beauty and sexuality in modern China, WOMAN BEING illustrates how a flood of Western pop culture is...

Womanhouse
A film by Johanna Demetrakas, 1974, 47 min., Color

WOMANHOUSE is an historic documentary about one of the most important feminist cultural events of the 1970s. Judy Chicago (best-known as the creator ...

A Woman's Word
A film by Silvia G. Ponzoda, 2004, 52 min., Color

Beautiful and intimate, A WOMAN'S WORD depicts the life and writings of three exceptional authors of the Arab word – Nawal Al Saadawi from Egypt, Hana...

Women Filmmakers in Russia
A film by Sally Potter, 1990, 51 min., Color

Since Lenin's fervent embrace of cinema in the 1920s, more women have worked in the film industry in Russia than in the West. This fascinating docume...

Women in Politics
A six-part series by Lowri Gwilym, 1989, 240 min., 6 in series, Color

Produced by BBC Television, WOMEN IN POLITICS is a major international series of documentaries about women politicians. Profiles of six women who run...

Women in Struggle
A film by Buthina Canaan Khoury, 2004, 56 min., Color

WOMEN IN STRUGGLE presents rare testimony from four female Palestinian ex-detainees who disclose their experiences during their years of imprisonment ...

Women Like Us: Women in Iran
A film by Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri, 2002, 60 min., Color

Filmmaker Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri returns to Iran after 20 years as an expatriate to present this intimate and revealing portrait of five ordinary Iran...

The Women Next Door
A film by Michal Aviad, 1992, 80 min., Color

THE WOMEN NEXT DOOR is a thoughtful and emotive documentary about women in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Israeli director Michal Aviad was living...

Women of Faith
A film by Rebecca M. Alvin, 2009, 60 min., Color/BW

This absorbing documentary examines women’s decisions to lead religious lives in the Roman Catholic tradition in the post-feminist era. Throughout his...

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...

Women of Niger
A film by Anne Laure Folly, 1993, 26 min., Color

Niger is a traditionally Islamic country where authorized polygamy and Muslim fundamentalism clash with the country’s struggle for democracy. In elec...

Women of Steel
A film by Mon Valley Media, 1984, 28 min., Color

For women who entered the nation's steel mills in the 1970s, the mill was a ticket out of traditionally low-paying "women's jobs" and in some cases, o...

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...

Women of Turkey: Between Islam and Secularism
A Film by Olga Nakkas, 2006, 52 min., Color

In this thought-provoking documentary, veiled and unveiled women explore relationships between Islam and secularism in present-day Turkey, where milli...

New Directions: Women of Zimbabwe
A film by Joanne Burke, 1997, 145 min., Color

From award-winning documentarian Joanne Burke's series about women's empowerment in developing countries, WOMEN OF ZIMBABWE focuses on a group of fiv...

Women Organize!
A film by Joan E. Biren, Union Institute Ctr. for Women & Women and Organizing Documentation Project, 2000, 32 min., Color

WOMEN ORGANIZE! is an inspirational, half hour video that portrays women organizers across the U.S. who are involved in the global struggles for racia...

Women Who Made the Movies
A film by Gwendolyn Foster and Wheeler Dixon, 1992, 55 min., Color/BW

WOMEN WHO MADE THE MOVIES traces the careers and films of such pioneer women filmmakers as Alice Guy Blaché, Ruth Ann Baldwin, Ida Lupino, Leni Riefen...

The Women’s Kingdom
A film by Xiaoli Zhou, Produced by Xiaoli Zhou & Brent E. Huffman, 2006, 22 min., Color

Keepers of one of the last matriarchal societies in the world, Mosuo women in a remote area of southwest China live beyond the strictures of mainstrea...

Women's Lives and Choices
Produced by Daniel Riesenfeld for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 1995, 200 min., 3 in series, Color

This important and timely series deals with women's health and the social, cultural and economic factors underlying reproductive choices. VENTRE LIVR...

A Word in Edgewise
A film by Heather MacLeod, 1986, 26 min., Color

"A truly articulate, unaffected statement about a basic human activity, this excellent video explains the role of language in shaping behavior. It is ...

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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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...

Your Children Come Back to You
A film by Alile Sharon Larkin, 1979, 27 min., BW

Alile Sharon Larkin's first film is a contemporary allegory about values and assimilation. The film literalizes the meaning of a "mother country" by m...

Your Name in Cellulite
A film by Gail Noonan, 1995, 6 min., Color

A wickedly funny satire about the disparity between a woman's natural beauty and the ideal promoted by the mega-billion dollar advertising industry, t...

Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice
A film by Pat Saunders and Rea Tajiri, 1994, 57 min., Color

Yuri Kochiyama is a Japanese American woman who has lived in Harlem for more than 40 years with a long history of activism on a wide range of issues. ...

Zyklon Portrait
A film by Elida Schogt, 1999, 13 min., Color

A Holocaust film without Holocaust imagery, ZYKLON PORTRAIT combines archival instructional films with family snapshots, home movies, underwater photo...

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