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by Deepa Dhanraj
Muslim women from a small town in South India deliver justice in their own courts, posing a radical challenge to their traditional Muslim community and clergy.
Global Perspectives Collection, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Women of the World, Diverse Muslim Voices
by Daniel Junge, Siatta Scott-Johnson, Henry Ansbacher, and Jonathan Stack
Go behind the scenes with Africa’s first freely elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, of Liberia.
Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
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 Anayansi Prado
Meet Telma, Eva, and Judith, three undocumented workers who toil as cooks, housekeepers, and even surrogate mothers — often at the expense of their own families — as they attempt to pursue their American dreams.
Independent Lens, True Stories, Global Voices
by Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre
Women workers in Tijuana’s assembly factories tell their stories as they work to carve out lives of agency in a new and complicated century, revealing the transformation of a city and its people by globalization.
POV, Global Voices
by Frances McElroy and Maria T. Rodriguez
One embraced the Cuban revolution, the other American democracy. Separated by time, place and politics, identical twins Margarita and Ramona de Saá continued to share a passion for dance. Mirror Dance explores the story of two women forever linked, struggling to overcome rifts not only between sisters, but also between nations.
Independent Lens, Global Voices
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
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.
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 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