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Lakshmi and Me

by Nishtha Jain and Smriti Nevatia

In this intimate examination of the relationship between Indian filmmaker Nishtha Jain and her young maid, Lakshmi, Jain holds up a mirror to her own culture and the pervasive caste system that can still determine an individual’s fate in life.

Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices


by Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers

An intimate look at war through the eyes of women on the front lines and the U.S. military policy that bans them from combat.

Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens

Miss Nikki & The Tiger Girls

by Juliet Lamont

If you think it's hard making it as an all-girl band, try being the first to do it with a military dictatorship breathing down your neck.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices, Women of the World

The Mosuo Sisters

by Marlo Poras and Yu Ying Wu Chou

Two spirited daughters from China's last remaining matrilineal ethnic minority are thrust into the worldwide economic downturn when they lose the only jobs they've ever known.

Global Voices

Motherland Afghanistan

by Catherine Gund, Sedika Mojadidi, and Jenny Raskin

In Motherland Afghanistan, Afghan American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi journeys to the heart of this medical tragedy by following her father’s return to Afghanistan to battle one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.

Independent Lens, Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Women of the World

Outlawed in Pakistan

by Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann

Outlawed in Pakistan tells the story of Kainat Soomro as she takes a rape case through Pakistan’s deeply flawed criminal justice system.


Pickles, Inc.

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, Wide Angle, Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

The Revolutionary Optimists

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

Seeds of Summer

by Hen Lasker, Edna Kowarsky, and Elinor Kowarsky

At an army base in the heart of Israel's southern desert two young female military recruits make the transformation from fragile, vulnerable young girls to confident soldiers and fierce fighters.

Global Perspectives Collection

Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars

by Berit Madsen

Sepideh is a young Iranian woman who wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe, while her more traditional family will do anything to keep her on the ground.

Global Perspectives Collection, Women of the World, Global Voices


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