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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...

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, ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cover Girl Culture
A film by Nicole Clark, 2009, 80 min., Color

Being thin, pretty and sexy brings happiness. Young girls receive these messages daily hundreds of times. But who sets these impossible beauty standar...

Cover Girl Culture (60 Minute Director's Cut)
A film by Nicole Clark, 2011, 60 min.

Being thin, pretty and sexy brings happiness. Young girls receive these messages daily hundreds of times. But who sets these impossible beauty standar...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Kings Point
A film by Sari Gilman, 2013, 31 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...

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...

Las Marthas
A film by Cristina Ibarra, 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...

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...

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 ...

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’...

Miss GULAG
Produced by Irina Vodar and Raphaela Neihausen, A film by Maria Yatskova, 2007, 62 min., Color

MISS GULAG is a rare look at the lives of the first generation of women to come of age in post-Soviet Russia, where women’s unemployment and incarcera...

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

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

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 Grany Run) follo...

The Motherhood Archives
A film by Irene Lusztig, 2013, 91 min., Color

Archival montage, science fiction and an homage to 1970s feminist filmmaking are woven together to form this haunting and lyrical essay film excavatin...

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...

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

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

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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, ...

Seeing Through the Media Matrix
A film by Nicole Clark, 2011, 60 min., Color

An in-depth 60 minute program based on the topics and solutions examined in Cover Girl Cultu...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 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...

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...

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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