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Bend it like Beckham
directed by Gurinder Chadha
Jesminder, the daughter of a Punjabi-Sikh Indian couple from Hounslow - wants something more than the life already carved out for her – and her heart is set on football. A comedy about fitting in, standing out and bending all the rules!
Carry Greenham Home
directed by Beeban Kidron, Amanda Richardson
Velvet fist in iron glove - Greenham Common Women's Peace formed in 1981 to protest the Government’s decision to allow cruise missiles to be based in Berkshire. In April 1983, tens of thousands of women came together to form a 14-mile human chain.
directed by Urban Gad
Based on the life of Christabel Pankhurst. A film that marks the pivotal actions and political convictions of Nelly Panburne - most notably putting a bomb under the chair of the suffragette’s opposition, Lord Ascue. Can rebellious actions be dissolved by love in unexpected places?
directed by Zeresenay Mehari
A young lawyer travels to an Ethiopian village to represent Hirut, a 14-year-old girl who shot her would-be husband as he and others were practicing one of the nation's oldest traditions: abduction into marriage.
directed by Kim Longinotto
Through the remarkable story of Brenda from Chicago, Longinotto’s electrifying and deeply moving documentary 'Dreamcatcher' explores the cycle of neglect, violence and exploitation which each year leaves thousands upon thousands of girls and women feeling that prostitution is their only option to survive.
directed by Philippe Faucon
Mother/daughter relationships are at the centre of this story of North African-born cleaner, Fatima and her family living in France. Conflict and alienation inside modern French society is exposed through this sharp, insightful and warm slice of life.
Femen: Ukraine is not a brothel
directed by Kitty Green
Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
directed by Shola Lynch
Gripping documentary on trailblazing college professor, activist and icon, Angela Davis and the high stakes crime, political movement, and trial that catapulted 26 year-old newly appointed UCLA philosophy into a revolutionary political icon.
Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem
directed by Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
An Israeli woman seeking a divorce from her estranged husband is effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws. This tightly wound film shows an uncompromising fight for freedom and a heart-rending portrait of a woman’s struggle to overcome an unmoving patriarchy to live a life of her own design. A powerhouse courtroom drama.
directed by Céline Sciamma
Marieme joins an all-girl gang in the projects of Paris and is slowly turned out of her shell by her three sassy neighbours. As she falls further under their bravado and volatile energy, she begins making brave and foolish choices.
He Named Me Malala
directed by Davis Guggenheim
Malala is a young girl with a strong voice. Standing up for women’s education rights in her home country of Pakistan made her a target for the Taliban in 2012.
In The Turn
directed by Erica Tremblay
Janis: Little Girl Blue
directed by Amy Berg
Made in Dagenham
directed by Nigel Cole
An inspirational, feel-good film about the fight for equal pay - Made in Dagenham is set during the successful strike by 187 women car workers in the Ford Dagenham factory in 1968. Working in extremely impoverished conditions and for long arduous hours, the women finally lay down their tools when they are reclassified as "unskilled". In a protest that eventually leads to the Equal Pay Act; they take on their corporate paymasters, an increasingly belligerent local community, and finally the male-dominated House of Commons itself.
Make More Noise: Suffragettes in Silent Film
directed by Various
With a title inspired by Emmeline Pankhurst’s speech, the BFI presents over 20 silent archive films combining gloriously anarchic comedies, newsreels and rarely seen footage with a specially commissioned live score by Lillian Henley. A fascinating insight into women’s suffrage.
directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Set against the stunning backdrop of small town Turkey, five fiercely independent sisters fight against outdated social traditions and family pressures. Impassioned and affecting, Oscar‐ nominated Mustang is bold and powerful.
directed by Jafar Panahi
In Iran, women are officially banned from men’s sporting events. In June 2005, Iran defeated Bahrain to qualify for the world cup. Young women football fanatics struggle against all-male rule by dressing as boys to infiltrate the match. Intelligent, funny satire on culture and the position of women.
directed by Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Based on the graphic novel memoirs of Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis is the poignant story of a young, outspoken nine-year old girl coming-of-age in Iran during the 1979 Revolution. Through her eyes we see a people's hopes dashed as fundamentalists take power — forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. Clever and fearless, she outsmarts the "social guardians" and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden.
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
directed by Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin
In 2012, three women activists performed a 40 second "punk prayer" inside Russia's main cathedral. They were arrested on charges of religious hatred and entered a trial that reverberated around the world and transformed the face of Russian society forever.
directed by Berit Madsen
Sepideh wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe, while her family will do anything to keep her on the ground. The expectations for a young Iranian woman are very different from Sepideh's ambitions, and her plans to go to university are in danger.
directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
Rapping defiantly about her experiences in a sexist and repressive environment, Sonita is an activist for the ages, her spirit, attitude and resolve captured in this powerful documentary...
directed by Sarah Gavron
Suffragette is an intense drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement as they fought for the right to vote, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal state.
directed by Joanna Lipper
This vital and remarkable story traces the evolution of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Nigeria and the determination to increase the participation of women in leadership. Following the annulment of her father's victory in Nigeria's Presidential Election and her mother's assassination by agents of the military dictatorship, Hafsat Abiola faces the challenge of transforming a corrupt culture of governance into a democracy capable of serving Nigeria's most marginalized population: women.
The Big City: Mahanagar
directed by Satyajit Ray
The Hunting Ground
directed by Kirby Dick
University rape-culture comes under the microscope and under pressure here as brave and inspiring women take on the US universities and force them to take notice.
Thelma and Louise
directed by Ridley Scott
An iconic and seminal road movie with one of the most memorable female friendships on screen (and off)!
directed by Diana Whitten
A fearless sea captain sails a ship through loopholes in international law, providing abortions on the high seas, and leaving in her wake a network of emboldened activists who trust women to handle abortion on their own terms.
directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour
Growing up in Saudi Arabia, independent 10 year old Wadjda wants to wear trainers, listen to rock music and most importantly to ride a bike. Shot entirely in Saudi Arabia this is the first feature-length movie made by a female Saudi director.
directed by Niki Caro
One young girl confronts the past to change the present and determine the future in this magical, moving story of Pai’s struggle to fulfil her destiny. In a small New Zealand coastal village, she must stand up to a thousand years of tradition to reveal the true way forward.
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