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Anita - Speaking Truth to Power
Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. An entire country watched as a poised, beautiful African-American woman sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men…
Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders - Women of the Civil Rights Movement
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 politicians, they were ordinary women from Mississippi, and descendants of African slaves. They had come…
Regarding Susan Sontag - Portrait of a Feminist Icon
An intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Endlessly curious, passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political…
Badass Beauty Queen - Fighting For Human Rights in China
The story behind Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin, using her beauty and brass to stand up against an oppressive juggernaut-- the Chinese communist government. Drama, danger and fear follow Anastasia as she becomes the darling of the human rights community,…
Women's March - Women Protesting for Democracy and Human Rights
Shot on location in five U.S. cities, WOMEN'S MARCH is a story about democracy, human rights, and what it means to stand up for your values in today's America. On January 21, 2017, hundreds of thousands of women marched on…
Step by Step - Building a Feminist Movement
This inspiring film follows the lives of eight Midwestern women, six of whom became founders of National Organization for Women (NOW). Set against a backdrop of decades of war, prosperity and reform, their stories beautifully illustrate the continuity and diversity…
Magnificent Burden - A Former Socialite Becomes a Spokesperson for a Rare Disorder
Taylor Stein was a jet-setting party girl who became one of the most popular figures in the '90s New York social scene. Taylor could get anything -- and anyone -- she wanted. All that changes when she discovers, in the…
Tania Libre - An Intimate Look at the Psyche of a Formerly Incarcerated Artist
How does incarceration affect an artist's psyche? In a fascinating and novel approach, we are allowed to eavesdrop on one of the world's most celebrated--and daring--Cuban artists, Tania Bruguera's session with Dr. Frank Ochberg, a New York-based psychiatrist. Bruguera visited…
Maestra - The Women of Cuba's National Literacy Campaign
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 half of these volunteer teachers were under 18. More than half were women. Narrated by Pulitzer Prize…
Act & Punishment - Behind the Punk Rock Activist Group Pussy Riot
Russian activists Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samutsevich left Viona, an established activist collective, in order to form their own feminist punk rock group dubbed Pussy Riot. A public performance of an original song accusing Russian authorities of sexism quickly drew…
Political Animals - Pioneering Women Who Paved the Way for LGBT Equality
The winner of over ten awards including the American Library Associations Notable Video for Adults." POLITICAL ANIMALS tells the story of the civil rights struggle of this century - the gay rights movement - through the eyes of first four…
Ida B. Wells: A Passion For Justice - The Pioneering African American Journalist & Activist
Documents the dramatic life and turbulent times of the pioneering African American journalist, activist, suffragist and anti-lynching crusader of the post-Reconstruction period. Though virtually forgotten today, Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a household name in Black America during much of her…
Hooligan Sparrow - A Champion for Girls' and Women's Rights in China
The danger is palpable as maverick activist Ye Haiyan (a.k.a Hooligan Sparrow) and her band of colleagues travel to Hainan Province in southern China to protest the case of six elementary school girls who were sexually abused by their principal.…
Nana - A Holocaust Survivor Fighting Intolerence
Born in Poland, Maryla Michalowski-Dyamant survived Ravensbruck, Malchow and Auschwitz - where she was the forced translator for the "Angel of Death," Josef Mengele. Maryla dedicated her life after the war to publicly speaking about her survival to younger generations.…
Motley's Law - An American Lawyer Fighting for Human Rights in Afghanistan
Kimberley Motley left her husband and three kids in the US in order to work as a defence lawyer in Kabul, Afghanistan. Today she is the first and only foreign lawyer who litigates in Afghanistan's courts. For over five years…
Sonita - An Afghan Feminist Rapper
Two-time Sundance Film Festival award winner SONITA tells the inspiring story of Sonita Alizadeh, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, who thinks of Michael Jackson and Rihanna as her spiritual parents and dreams of becoming a big-name rapper. For the…
Taking Root - The Vision of Environmentalist Wangari Maathai
Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai tells the inspiring story of the Green Belt Movement of Kenya and its founder Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. The U.S.- educated Professor…
The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen - An African American Artist and Activist
Award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Abod provides a window into the life of Angela Bowen, a woman who grew up in inner city Boston during the Jim Crow era and went on to become a classical ballerina, legendary dance teacher, black lesbian…
Enemies of Happiness - Malalai Joya Fights for Women's Rights in Afghanistan
In September 2005, Afghanistan held its first parliamentary elections in 35 years. Among the candidates for 249 assembly seats was Malalai Joya, a courageous 27-year-old woman who had ignited outrage among hard-liners when she spoke out against corrupt warlords at…
A Crushing Love - Chicanas, Motherhood and Activism
Sylvia Morales' sequel to the groundbreaking CHICANA (1979), honors the achievements of five activist Latinas--labor organizer/farm worker leader Dolores Huerta, author/educator Elizabeth "Betita" Martinez, writer/playwright/educator Cherrie Moraga, civil rights advocate Alicia Escalante, and historian/writer Martha Cotera - and considers how…