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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…
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…
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…
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…
The Broker - An Iranian Dating Agency
Inside this traditional Iranian dating agency, the employees are determined to find their clients a husband -- regardless of their personal feelings or preferences. Shuffling through files and making agitated phone calls, they constantly remind their mortified customers that it's…
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…
Geek Girls - The Hidden Half of Fan Culture
Nerdy women - the "hidden half" of fan culture - open up about their lives in the world of conventions, video games, and other rife-with-misogyny pop culture touchstones. While geek communities have recently risen to prominence, very little attention is…
Purdah - Young Women in India Fighting to Pursue Their Dreams
The inspiring story of a young Indian woman who trades her burka for dreams of playing on the Mumbai Senior Women's Cricket Team and how the harsh realities for women in her country creates an unexpected outcome for her own…
Enough Catcalling - Fighting Sexual Assault in Brazil
While the #MeToo Movement united sexual harassment victims throughout the world, this crucial documentary explicitly illustrates how the participation of women in open urban spaces is marked by insecurity. The film explores the public space as a place of violence--especially…
Coby - A Personal Tale of Gender Transition in the American Midwest
In a small town deep in the American Midwest, Suzanna begins a gender transition and becomes a boy: Coby. Coby's transformation deeply impacts the lives the lives of all who love him - and each member of this tight-knit family…
Fanchon the Cricket
Based on the 1863 novel LA PETITE FADETTE by George Sand, Mary Pickford plays Fanchon, a young woman who lives in the woods with her grandmother who is reputed to be a witch. The village children snub Fanchon because of…
The Pearl - Transgender Women Coming Out in their Senior Years
An intimate and cinematic profile of 4 transgender women that come out for the first time in their senior years. Set against the backdrop of logging towns in the Pacific Northwest, the visceral and observational story captures the indelible moment…
Garden in Heaven - Fighting for Women's Rights in China
"Garden in Heaven" is the name of a memorial website for the date-rape and murder victim Huang Jing. When Huang was found dead, she was naked and had wounds on her body, but the coroner declared illness as the cause…
Meshes of the Afternoon
This avant-garde classic, made in collaboration with husband Alexander Hammid, is an important piece of feminist filmmaking. Of the film, with its subjective camera movement, jump cuts, and visual repetition, Deren wrote, "[it] is concerned with the inner realities of…
Day of Freedom
Taking its title from the Nuremburg Rally of 1935, this short documentary presents the armed forces of the Third Reich as an efficient system of bodies and machines in motion. The film is a dangerous and propagandistic celebration--through dynamic visuals…