Ramona lives with her husband, with whom she barely communicates, and works in a canning factory run by a tyrant manager. Faced with the challenges presented by her daily routine, Ramona tries to take refuge in the relationship that unites her to her daughter and granddaughter.
WHAT DOESN'T KILL ME features the indomitable 86-year-old Charlotta Harrison, who stayed 60 years in an abusive marriage to protect her son. She speaks hauntingly about the pressures and fears that made it so difficult to leave. You will also meet other women and children who have been separated, silenced, and pushed to extreme solutions in order to escape. Hear their stories and what they’re doing to fight back.
When baby is born, Pernille’s idyllic dream of motherhood is shattered and replaced by a crying baby. A group of mother helps Pernille out, but how one can become a great mother? This hybrid short film about motherhood-with one actress and a group of real mothers playing themselves in a fictive storyline.
In Mumbai where marital rape is not a legal crime, Smita managed to escape from an abusive marriage, but then she encountered various beasts and found herself in trouble renting a proper house. Will Smita find her space? Counterfeit Kunkoo casts light on idiosyncrasies that come along with deep-rooted misogyny in society and the battle we must fight for liberation.
A longtime successful documentarian, Jennifer lives a seemingly charmed life with her boyfriend Martin. But her world is turned upside down when her mother, Nettie, calls frantically after discovering a disconcerting story that 13-year-old Jenny wrote about a relationship with two adult coaches, Mrs. G and Bill. Now, decades later, Jennifer tries to remember that summer and sort out truth from fiction.
"Women are the soul of society. if women are as isolated as in Saudi Arabia, society is undermined." At the TV show Million’s Poet, attracting millions of viewers across countries with poetry readings, the poetess Hissa Hilal accused extremists on stage. She received death threats, but finally advanced to the filnals.
I AM EVIDENCE exposes the shocking number of untested rape kits in the U.S.A today. Despite the power of DNA to solve and prevent crimes, hundreds of thousands of kits languish untested in pilice evidence storage room. I AM EVIDENCE follows stories of survivors waiting years for the kits to be tested as well as the law enforcement officials pursuing long-awaited justice.
Lunàdigas is a word from the Sardinian language, used by shepherds to refer to sheep that do not lamb in some seasons. The film runs through Italy to tells us about a multifaceted, quite unknown reality, where unexpected reasons and feelings emerge, differing for every single childfree woman. Women’s faces and words will guide us throughout a century of Italian life, up to our days.
This documentary film has two thematic strands. One is the story of how the theatrical version of the play came into being, its ups and downs during its development process and its ultimate success in Australia and internationally. The other strand and perhaps the more important one is additional material filmed with the women after the play finished its seasons where they talk about the effect of being in it and how they were able to use it to become whole people again from the damaged state they were in before.
Jaha’s Promise constructs a young woman’s life and spirit who returns home to campaign against the brutal practices that almost destroyed her life. She was subject to female genital mutilation (FGM) as a baby and was taken to New York City to marry a middle-aged man she’d never met before. A decade later, having escaped the forced marriage, she returned to the Gambia in west Africa and organized a campaign that resulted in Female Genital Mutilation being banned.
Five teenage girls from Kenya, Peru, Jordan, Bangladesh and India swim against the tide to tackle gender discrimination and violence in their communities. Jumping gracefully from country to country, the heartwarming Girl Connected tells their inspiring stories.
Wannsee, a few kilometres away from Berlin. Here lives Irmela Mensah Schramm, a 70-year old lady. This woman with grey hair and a slightly clumsy gait spends her days walking around her city and its surrounding, searching for xenophobe or neo-Nazi writings and stickers, armed with spray paint and a scraper. The anonymous threats she has long been receiving have no effect. The Hate Destroyer is a film on rampant hate, indifference, and what is behind every choice of activism. At the same time, it is the intimate tale of a woman who has been fighting for years to become extraordinary.
Emmanuelle Blachey has earned top position at the executive committee of Trident, the French leading energy company. Married for 20 years to a caring man, mother of 2 children, Emmanuelle’s success seems almost perfect. One day, a powerful and influential women network offers to help her become president of a CAC 40 company. In a men’s world, obstacles pile up in Emmanuelle’s professional and personal life.
PRIMAS is an evocative portrait of two cousins, Rocío and Aldana, Argentinian teenagers who, in the wake of heinous acts of violence that interrupted their childhoods, will free themselves from the shadowsof their past. Traveling in Argentina and Montreal the girls come of age having revelatory experiences in their everyday lives; learning dance, mime, theatre, circus and visual arts. They express through their bodies what only their imagination, their unique perspective and their unshakable resilience can reveal.
After her mother passed away, Leny finally had time to follow her dream of cycling around the world. She didn’t get further than New Zealand where she met the love of her life - another woman. Leny came out of the closet aged 68. She embraces her new sexuality with more vibrance and energy than many younger people might have. She does, however, have one regret.
Having always felt he was born in the wrong body, 10-year-old Tom chooses the name Mrs McCutcheon rather than the name he was given at birth; he also prefers the flow of a dress rather than the cut of a pant. Now at his third school, Tom is having trouble settling in and finding acceptance from his newfound peers – except for Trevor who also suffers prejudice due to his Aboriginal heritage. With the school dance only days away Tom is thrust on a journey of self-discovery and sacrifices in a quest to find his place in the world.
Lauren and Bill is surprised when their 14-year-old daughter says she is going to her first dance with her classmate Ryan, because they think their daughter is gay. Then they begin to rethink about good parenting and an open environment allowing her to be herself.
In Waziristan, one of the most dangerous places on earth, Maria Toorpakai defies the Taliban - disguising herself as a boy, so she can play sports freely. But when she becomes a rising star, her true identity is revealed, bringing constant death threats on her and her family. Undeterred, they continue to rebel for their freedom.
Lesbians didn't always get to see themselves on screen. But between Stonewall, the feminist movement, and the experimental cinema of the 1970s, they transformed the social imagination about queerness. This documentary covers the history of queer cinema from the early days as a marginalized sub-culture, to the 1990s which saw the rise of New Queer Cinema, up to the present. The film examines the ways that women directors have contributed to this genre and emphasizes the role that the media plays in representation of sexuality and gender.
Reel Women Seen depicts the realities faced by women in the film and TV industry and suggests the way to transform them. It is a series of parodies and the ending implies change. Women of diverse backgrounds are cast. It reveals how women are underrepresented in all areas of screen-based media in a comedic way.
Ruby Pasha, an aspiring entomologist from a village in Pakistan, disappears after killing her fiancé and his evil family who threatened to kill her for breaking off the engagement. As news of the killings spreads globally, Ruby is turned into a revolutionary icon.
When schoolgirl Leanne can’t afford a sanitary pad she lines her underwear with toilet paper and ends up bleeding in front of her class during a presentation. Leanne overcomes this humiliation with a shocking act of rebellion - against a bully, a teacher, and against the stigma which acts as a barrier to her needs.
Susanne has never been more prepared for the job interview she has lined up with Stan, a successful businessman. However, when Stan enters speaking in his own "unique" fashion, Susanne quickly learns this was not the kind of interview she expected. “Susanne and The Man” is a light-hearted comedy that explores some of the darkest issues plaguing today’s gender stereotypes.
Emma is a 50 year old unemployed mother of two grown up children, who’s husband is thinking of divorce and looking for 'sexual awakening,' that also turns out as a financial threat for Emma so she starts looking for jobs and ends up as a salesperson in an “erotic market.” She quickly realises that the ranch of products in the shop is not made for women and decides to revamp the store into an “erotic boutique for women and everyone who loves women.”
Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise begins with Thelma and Louise leaving for a weekend getaway and ends with them sailing off the canyon's edge. In 1991 viewers of Thelma & Louise wrote powerful, intimate letters sharing why the film affected them so deeply. Twenty-five years later these same women and men were tracked down to explore how they feel about the film today. Have their reactions differed over time? They pose the question: "Has anything changed in the way women are treated by the world?"
Sohyun successfully obtains re-employment after taking a career break upon marriage although it meant that she had to hide the fact of being pregnant. In the final stage of getting an offer for her re-employment, she had to choose to hide her pregnancy during physical examination which resulted in a unwanted effect on her baby. Her excitement for finding a job didn’t last very long as she had to continue to endure consequences that came along with trying to hide the fact that she is pregnant.
A 56-year-old woman named Myung-ho will have three chances to change his past choices.
Il Young Mo is an ordinary high school girl who lives with her little sister. She’s a hard-working girl who is working on a dance routine to perform on a school trip and takes on after-school shifts delivering fried chicken. One day, a delivery of government-subsidized pads to her home goes missing. As luck would have it, her little sister Ah Yeon begins menstruating, and a desperate Il Young pays a visit to the city hall to reclaim the box, but is turned away empty-handed. Meanwhile at school, Il Young’s missing box of pads becomes the hot topic among her classmates, and she finally confronts the culprit.
2013, as a freshmen, I tried running away from the artistic military discipline’.2015, in my sophomore year, I confronted with Sewol Ferry disaster and the pain of others’, behind the screen.2016 in my junior year, I survived from the misogynic survival’.2017, at the final year of college I fought and won against my case of retributive defamation’. is a public question and a private record of mundane discrimination and misogynic oppression that a woman in her 20s has experienced living in hell-like Korea.
"Where do I have to go now?”After few days running away from home, Hye-Jin finds out that she is on her period. With the pain cramping up her stomach, Hye-Jin stays overnight at her friend Soo-Jung’s place, and gets half-thrown out of the house. Hye-Jin wanders around and meets people for a job, or at least for some sanitary pads.
Yeonsu demonstrates against the pay cut with her colleagues. The boss gives a suggestion to her.
As a taxi driver, Yeo-jin leaves her last drive with her friend, joo-hee, ahead of his departure to China.
An actress who lives a busy life with her baby receives a call for an audition from a famous director’s production team.
Sujin was informed of her employment cancellation few days ago.Now Sujin has to repeat the days of searching for work.