NOT DONE: Women Remaking America chronicles the seismic eruption of women’s organizing from the 2016 election through today, and the intersectional fight for equality that has now gone mainstream. Like the movement it documents, this story is told collectively through the firsthand experiences and narratives of frontline activists, writers, celebrities, artists and politicians who are remaking culture, policy and most radically, our notions about gender. Premiering against the backdrop of an unprecedented pandemic and widespread social upheaval, the film looks back on recent milestones in the women’s movement, weaving together a story of major progress with the clear reality that our work is not done.
Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent human rights attorney in Iran, was arrested and sentenced to 38 years and 148 lashes. Her crime? Defending the rights of women.
Later this month, the documentary “Nasrin” will be released. Shot by filmmakers inside Iran who quite literally risked their lives to capture the footage, the film is a powerful homage to a woman who has suffered the most extreme consequences of laws that she has worked hard to change.
Shot in Spain, Nepal, Mexico and the U.S., “Sands of Silence” explores the spectrum of sexual violence—from sex trafficking, to child molestation, to trusted adults sexualizing the young people in their care. journalist and filmmaker Chelo Avarez-Stehle delves into the devastating and long-lasting impact of this violence, showing how childhood experiences of abuse make women vulnerable to future violence, and the ways girls and women are silenced or encouraged to deny the impact of this violence.
Helen Reddy’s life is brought to the screen for the first time in Australian director Unjoo Moon’s new biopic, “I Am Woman,” in theaters and on demand September 11.
Taymor’s film about Steinem—”The Glorias”—shows the complexities of many different yet united women, who form the backbone of a movement for peace, freedom and equality.
Abortion is largely defined by the politics that surround it. Mainstream art and media overwhelmingly reduce abortion to a topic of political and religious controversy, of culture wars and red-state legislation. Rarely is it treated as what it is: a highly personal health care decision.
But “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” a new movie written and directed by Eliza Hittman, does just that.
A new Netflix six-part documentary series offers a unique and nuanced view of the ongoing struggles in America’s broken immigration system—so nuanced, in fact, that the Trump administration pressured the filmmakers of “Immigration Nation” to remove particularly horrific scenes and even to delay its release until after the November elections.
Join a live conversation with the filmmakers of “Immigration Nation” on August 19 at 9:00 a.m. PT/noon ET.
As the 2020 Presidential Election grows closer day by day, it is essential to stay informed about methods of voter suppression. The short film “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote” highlights these unconstitutional issues in great detail, by documenting with thorough statistics and interviews examples of voters being stifled.
“We cannot lose focus on protecting the right to vote.”
“Queen of the Capital,” a new documentary from director Josh Davidsburg, reveals a colorful queer community in the heart of the nation’s capital. The documentary follows drag queen Muffy Blake Stephyns on her quest to be crowned Empress of the Imperial Court of Washington, D.C.
Disability is not a comedic punchline, a tragic end, or a plot twist that gets thrown away in the first act. If you’ve got one, that’s part of your life, but clearly no one in Never Have I Ever’s editing room is underlining the “part” here.