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If you feel something wrong, it must be wrong. The only way to overcome the disturbing feelings is to take actions. Let’s meet these brave women who have confronted with injustice of authority, history, society, and prejudice.
Zana's family visits the hospital to treat mother hurt by domestic violence. Zana’s brother thinks that a family’s problem should stay within the family. Their mum has been patched up at the hospital, and the family starts the journey quietly. She’s told not to talk to the police. During the car journey to home, their father plans to marry off Zana to an unknown man in Germany. Now it’s up to Zana and her mum to make a brave decision.
Marielle Franco, a Brazilian politician and LGBT and human-rights activist, was killed in March 2018. Monica Benicio, her partner, continues the fight to stand with those deemed disposable in Brazil: women, the poor, the LGBT community, and black Brazilians. While Marielle's muder has not been solved, Monica faces a new crisis due to the right-wing anti-LGBT politician Jair Bolsonaro. Marielle and Monica tells a personal story of loss, focusing the challenges that lie ahead for LGBT rights and progressive politics in Brazil.
Working as a hotel housekeeper, Carmen Castillo has won a seat on the City Council in Providence, Rhode Island. She is a Dominican City Councilwoman who maintains her job cleaning hotel rooms, as she takes on her new role in politics. She encounters various challenging situations and skeptical critics about her ability. It's a journey behind the scenes of politics after the victory.
Six women share the challenges and complexities of life as a modern cinematographer. Reed Morano, Autumn Eakin, Kate Arizmendi, Maria Rusche, Allison Anderson and Emoni Aikens share honest insights and details about what it means to be a cinematographer in the modern era.
The first long documentary exploring the marvelous life and heritage of Ursula K. Le Guin, a feminist and a science fiction author. The author invited young readers to wizard school in her classic Earthsea fantasy series,’ and dazzled the science fiction world with masterworks like The Left Hand of Darkness’ and The Dispossessed’. Produced with Le Guin’s participation over 10 years, the film is a breathtaking journey through the late writer’s career and her worlds, both real and fantastic.