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Altina

A woman ahead of her time, Altina Schinasi was born in 1907 in New York City; the daughter of a tobacco tycoon and descendent of Sephardic Jews. Her genteel upbringing was in sharp contrast to the bold sexuality of her art and her life.

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American Outrage

Two elderly Western Shoshone sisters put up a heroic fight for their land rights- and their human rights- in this award-winning documentary about a dispute that went to the Supreme Court, and eventually the United Nations.

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And Baby Makes Two

A complex, emotional and courageous portrait of eight New York City women who, earlier in life, had taken every precaution to prevent pregnancy, and who now actively pursue it - without the help of a partner.

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Anita: Speaking Truth to Power

Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power celebrates Anita Hill's legacy and reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice.

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Behind the Burly Q

Burlesque was one of America’s most popular forms of live entertainment in the first half of the 20th century, yet now it is often vilified and misunderstood. This film tells the intimate and surprising stories of burlesque from its golden age.

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Best and Most Beautiful Things

Precocious 20-year-old Michelle is legally blind and on the autism spectrum. Searching for connection, she explores love and empowerment outside the limits of "normal" through a sex-positive community. Her story of self-discovery celebrates outcasts everywhere.

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Bhutto

A fascinating array of archival footage, never-before-heard audio and interviews brings to life this epic story of one of the most fascinating characters of our time — Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history elected to lead a Muslim nation.

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Breasts: A Documentary

Twenty-two women – most topless, all candid – reveal how their breasts have shaped their lives, from puberty to sex to motherhood and beyond. Interspersed throughout are precious archival gems.

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Buying Sex

Buying Sex looks at the contentious debate over pending reforms to Canadian prostitution laws, which are being challenged by both pro- and anti-prostitution forces, with no evident consensus about which way forward is best.

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Casting By

Tom Donahue combines archival material and interviews with Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, Martin Scorsese and many more to tell the story of legendary casting director Marion Dougherty, and Hollywood's most unheralded profession.

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Dear Talula

Mixing verité footage, with home videos and family photographs, Dear Talula is a portrait of a woman whose grace and courage allow her to transform her breast cancer diagnosis into a journey of self discovery.

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Divide in Concord

Octogenarian Jean Hill is deeply concerned about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - the world's largest landfill. She spends her golden years attending meetings and calling residents. As she prepares for one last Town Meeting, Jean faces the strongest opposition yet.

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Female Misbehavior

A collection of five films exploring the outer limits of female sexuality and behavior. Each features a woman who has challenged the status quo, provoking shock and outrage in some and gaining respect from others.

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Girl and a Gun, A

A Girl and a Gun reveals how some women have embraced an object whose history is deeply bound to men and masculinity, presenting a nuanced yet empowering perspective on a deadly serious issue.

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Girl Model

This eye-opening film follows Ashley, a model scout who scours the Siberian countryside looking for fresh faces; and Nadya, a 13-year-old plucked from her home in Russia and dropped into Tokyo with promises of a profitable modeling career.

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Googoosh: Iran's Daughter

This documentary tells the story of Iranian pop phenomenon Googoosh, and also of the political and cultural context which pushed her to the heights of success in the 60’s and 70’s, only to silence her for two decades after Iran’s Islamic revolution of 1979.

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Gray Matters: Architect & Designer Eileen Gray

Gray Matters explores the long, fascinating life of architect and designer Eileen Gray, whose uncompromising vision defined and defied the practice of modernism in decoration, design and architecture.

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Half the Road

Directed by pro cyclist Kathryn Bertine, Half the Road explores the world of women's professional cycling, focusing on both the love of sport and the pressing issues of inequality that modern-day female athletes face in male dominated sports.

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HardiHood

The first feature documentary to explore the world of professional women’s mountain biking, HardiHood takes a look at a dozen of the world's fastest off-road down-hillers in their natural environment: the dirt.

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Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman

In this update of her 2011 documentary, filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy sifts through the facts and speculation surrounding Lee and both her novels. Includes interviews with Lee’s older sister, close friends and admirers, from Oprah Winfrey to Wally Lamb.

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Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird

Hey, Boo explores the To Kill a Mockingbird phenomenon and unravels some of the mysteries surrounding Harper Lee. It also brings to light the context and history of the novel's Deep South setting and the social changes it inspired after publication.

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I am FEMEN

An inside look at FEMEN- the topless female activists who fight corrupt and patriarchal political systems in Kiev and all across Europe- as well as a portrait of the group's creative backbone, the bewitching Oksana Shachko.

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In the Family

At 31, filmmaker Joanna Rudnick faces an impossible decision: remove her breasts and ovaries or risk incredible odds of developing cancer. Intensely personal and timely, this provocative film asks: How much do you sacrifice to survive?

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InRealLife

InRealLife takes us on a journey from the world of Silicon Valley to the bedrooms of British teenagers in order to ask an important question: What exactly is the internet doing to our children?

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Into the Fire: American Women in the Spanish Civil War

16 brave and idealistic nurses, writers and journalists who volunteered to help fight the Fascists in the Spanish Civil War, share stories of courage and commitment.

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Invisible Scars

Johnna Janis reveals the life-long struggles she has faced as a result of the the sexual abuse she endured as a child and explores the tools and resources which are available to help CSA victims overcome the debilitating effects of their childhood experiences.

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Jane's Journey

Jane's Journey  is an inspiring portrait of the private person behind world-famous conservationist/primatologist Jane Goodall, whose 45 year study of wild chimpanzees in Africa is legendary.

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Live Nude Girls UNITE!

Follow Julia Query, activist, comedian, lesbian and peepshow stripper at a San Francisco club called the Lusty Lady, on her raucous journey to organize the first union of strippers in the United States.

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Living Downstream

Based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, this award-winning documentary follows Sandra during one pivotal year as she works to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links.

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Maidentrip

In the wake of a battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global media storm, 14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out - camera in hand - on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.

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Maiko: Dancing Child

Maiko Nishino is 32 and at the top of her career as a prima ballerina for the Norwegian National Ballet. When she decides to start a family, Maiko is forced to make decisions that might jeopardize everything she has worked for.


Making Grace

Ann Krsul and Leslie Sullivan want to be mothers - together. Making Grace allows us to experience with Ann and Leslie the challenges and joys of motherhood, including those unique to lesbians.

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Matter of Time, A

Acclaimed musician Kathryn Calder is touring the world with one of Canada’s biggest indie rock bands, The New Pornographers, when she receives devastating news: her mother, Lynn, has ALS, and a short time left to live.

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Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America

Journey into the world of Argentina's most famous musical artist in this intimate documentary which explores the impact Mercedes Sosa had on the musical and political heritage of Latin America...and the world.

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Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter

Miss Hill reveals the little known story of Martha Hill, the visionary founding director of Juilliard's Dance Division, who fought against great odds to make contemporary and modern dance a legitimate art form in America.

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Mother's Courage, A: Talking Back to Autism

Margret, whose ten-year-old son Keli is severely autistic, travels to the United States and Europe to learn more about this mysterious condition and finds hope that her son may be able to express himself on a level she never thought possible.

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Motherland Afghanistan

After the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi follows her father, a doctor who specializes in women's health, back to his war-ravaged homeland to help rebuild hospitals that serve women.

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Mystery of Eva Peron, The

Actress, seductress, political powerhouse and cultural icon of Argentina and the world, the life and legend of María Eva Duarte de Perón, or Evita, as she came to be known, endures to this day.

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Nurses: If Florence Could See Us Now

This film offers a rare look into the complex, exciting and challenging world of being a nurse- its joys and sorrows and the many ways that nurses impact the lives of others. Over 100 nurses from across the country were interviewed for this film.

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One Cut, One Life

When documentarian Ed Pincus, considered the father of first-person non-fiction film, is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he and collaborator Lucia Small team up to make one last film - much to the chagrin of Jane, Ed's wife of 50 years.

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Orgasm Inc.

Director Liz Canner embarks on a nine year odyssey as she follows the pharmaceutical companies who are racing to be the first to win FDA approval for a product to cure “female sexual dysfunction”. The prize: billions of dollars in profits.

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Our City Dreams

In this lyrical documentary, filmmaker Chiara Clemente shines a light on five women artists- Nancy Spero, Marina Abramovic, Kiki Smith, Ghada Amer and Swoon- whose inspiration is fueled by living and working in New York City.

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Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Pink ribbons are everywhere from t-shirts to car ads. But who is really benefiting? Pink Ribbons, Inc. goes inside the story to reveal those who have co-opted what marketing experts have labeled a "dream cause."

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Sex & Justice

Narrated by Gloria Steinem, Sex & Justice presents the highlights of the dramatic confrontation between Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas at his Supreme Court confirmation hearings before the United States Senate in 1991.

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Sex Trade, The

A behind-the-scenes look at a modern form of slavery, The Sex Trade is a foray into a brutal world whose key players trivialize the impact of their actions by claiming that prostitution is simply a service like any other.

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Shakespeare's Women & Claire Bloom

Legendary actress Claire Bloom introduces us to Shakespeare through the roles that she played, including Juliet, Portia, Rosalind, Lady Anne and Gertrude. Featuring excerpts, interviews & riveting solo readings.

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Song Within: Sedona, The

This gorgeous visual investigation by Sedona resident Kathy Douglas is an exploration of the basic belief that wisdom is everywhere. The film highlights 16 extraordinary Sedona women whose stories teach, entertain and inspire.

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Speed Sisters

The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the gritty Palestinian street car-racing scene.

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Tricked

Tricked is a documentary that uncovers one of America's darkest secrets. Modern-day slavery is alive and well in the United States, as thousands of victims are trafficked across the country to satisfy America's $3-billion-a-year sex trafficking industry.

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Wine, Women & Friends

Many of us share the fantasy of moving to a lovely village in the South of France, to find a vineyard, create wonderful wines, to sell it and share it with all our friends. Carole LeBlanc and Jo Béfort, an engaging lesbian couple, have done just that.