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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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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