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Filming Desire - A Journey Through Women in Cinema
In this bold documentary Marie Mandy asks the question: how do women directors film love, desire, and, especially, sexuality? In rare interviews with many of the leading women directors working in the world today, FILMING DESIRE directly engages the sexual…
Hollywood Harems
A documentary taking critical aim at Hollywood's abiding fascination with and fantasies about all things eastern. Juxtaposing film clips from the 20s through the 80s, HOLLYWOOD HAREMS explores the organization of gender, race, and sexuality in Hollywood's portrayal of the…
Brave Miss World - One Woman's Quest to Turn Personal Tragedy into a Global Awareness Campaign Against Sexual Violence
In October 1998, eighteen-year-old Linor Abargil was stabbed and raped while working as a model in Milan. Weeks later she was crowned Israel's first Miss World. Over the course of five years, director Cecilia Peck follows Abargil, on a mission…
Be Natural - The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
An energetic documentary about pioneer filmmaker Alice Guy-Blache that is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation. Nominated for two awards at the…
I Had an Abortion - Women Speak About their Experiences
Underneath the din of politicians posturing about "life" and "choice" and beyond the shouted slogans about murder and rights, there are real stories of real women who have had abortions. Each year in the US, 1.3 million abortions occur, but…
It Was Rape
U.S. sexual assault statistics are startling--and have remained unchanged for decades. The latest White House Council on Women and Girls report reveals that nearly one in five women experiences rape or attempted rape in her lifetime. Among college student victims,…
Sacred Sperm - Exploring the Concept of "Sacred Sperm" in the Orthodox Hasidic Jewish Community
An eye-opening documentary explaining the concept of sacred sperm within the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish community which considers new life pure if born of "sacred sperm" and the spilling of sperm murder. In this documentary Director/Narrator Or Yashar shares his journey…
Womanhouse - Feminist Art in the 1970s
A historic documentary about one of the most important feminist cultural events of the 1970s. Judy Chicago (best-known as the creator of THE DINNER PARTY) and Miriam Shapiro rented an old Hollywood mansion and altered its interior through decor and…
To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v. Windsor - A Pivotal Case in the Marriage Equality Movement
This documentary tells a story of love, marriage and a fight for equality. It chronicles two unlikely heroes, octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, on their quest for justice: Edie had been forced to pay a huge estate…
She's Beautiful When She's Angry - The History of the Women’s Liberation Movement
A provocative, rousing and often humorous account of the birth of the modern women's liberation movement in the late 1960s through to its contemporary manifestations in the new millennium, direct from the women who lived it. Best Documentary winner at…
Phantom Cowboys - Three Young Men Growing Up in America
Part time capsule, part folk song, PHANTOM COWBOYS follows three teenage boys as they approach adulthood in vastly different parts of the United States. Moving fluidly between the deserts of California, the valleys of West Virginia, and the sugarcane fields…
The Breast Archives - Women Share Stories of Empowerment
Real women reveal uncover personal truths in this documentary exploring embodiment, womanhood, and the power of being seen. THE BREAST ARCHIVES uncovers nine women's personal stories of empowerment. Baring their breasts and their hearts, the women share the unique journeys…
Jane: An Abortion Service - The Underground Abortion Service
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 performed nearly 12,000 safe illegal abortions between 1969 and 1973 with no formal medical training. As Jane members…
The Heretics - The New York Feminist Art Collective
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 art collective that produced "Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics" (1977-92). In this…
Saving Face - An Academy Award-Winning Look at Violence Against Women in South Asia
A harshly realistic view of violence against women in South Asia. Every year in Pakistan, many women are known to be victimized by brutal acid attacks, with numerous cases going unreported. Plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad left his prominent London…
A Better Man - Domestic Abuse and Restorative Justice
This documentary follows a series of intimate conversations between a woman and her former boyfriend when she confronts him about their history of domestic abuse. More than 20 years have passed when filmmaker Attiya Khan asks her ex-boyfriend, Steve, to…
Miss America - A History of America's Oldest Beauty Contest
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 events--MISS AMERICA paints a vivid picture of an institution that has come to reveal much…
Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed - The First Black Woman to Run for President
Recalling a watershed event in US politics, this Peabody Award -winning documentary takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first to seek nomination for the highest…
The Revival - Black Lesbian Poets and Feminist Thinkers
This documentary chronicles the US tour of a group of Black lesbian poets and musicians, who become present-day stewards of a historical movement to build community among queer women of color. Their journey to strengthen their community is enriched by…
Nothing Without Us - Women in the Global Fight Against AIDS
This is the inspiring story of the vital role that women have played - and continue to play - in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Combining archival footage and interviews with female activists, scientists and scholars in the US and…