by Catherine Gund, Sedika Mojadidi, and Jenny Raskin
Nearly one in seven Afghan women dies in childbirth. Follow an Afghan American filmmaker and her father to his native Afghanistan, where he brings desperately needed medical attention and expertise to the women most susceptible to maternal mortality.
Independent Lens, Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Women of the World
by Kimberlee Bassford
A look at the life of Patsy Mink, the first Asian American woman and woman of color in the United States Congress.
Women and Girls Lead
by Nitza Gonen and Dalit Kimor
In the Israeli Arab village of Tamra, eight widows challenge social conventions and establish the Azka Pickle Cooperative, seeking financial independence for themselves and their children.
Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices, Wide Angle
by Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel
A story of forgiveness, hope, and the joy of family life, Pushing the Elephant captures one woman’s mission for peace in her country beset by genocidal violence.
Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection, Women of the World
by María Agui Carter
Shrouded in mystery and long the subject of debate, the amazing story of Loreta Velazquez is one of the Civil War’s most gripping forgotten narratives.
Voces, Women and Girls Lead
by Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen
Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer-turned social entrepreneur, has sown hope in the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta by empowering children to become leaders in improving health, transforming their communities for the better.
Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead, Women of the World
by Liz Oakley and Joanna Katz
After surviving a vicious gang-rape attack, a South Carolina woman is transformed into a committed and eloquent activist challenging laws she believes favor prisoners’ rights over victims’ rights.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens
by Danny Hakim, Udi Kalinsky, and Roy Westler
Shadya Zoabi, a charismatic 17-year-old karate world champion, strives to succeed on her own terms within her traditional Muslim village in northern Israel.
Independent Lens, Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Diverse Muslim Voices, Global Perspectives Collection
by Leila Menjou and Sherief Elkatsha
Get an intimate look at the 2005 multi-party elections in Egypt through the eyes of three women working to assure the election’s legitimacy.
Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Diverse Muslim Voices
by Kim Longinotto and Florence Ayisi
A compassionate state prosecutor and court president dispense wisdom, wisecracks, and justice in fair measure at one small courthouse in Cameroon.
Independent Lens, Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection