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Filmography

The Consortium’s Filmography is a comprehensive list of films that focus on the gendered dimensions of armed conflict and peacebuilding, as well as some of the structural gendered relations that thread through pre- and postwar societies.

The resource was created for educators and activists who wish to bring the concrete immediacy and emotional resonance of visual media into their courses or events.

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Crimes of Honor
Shelley Saywell 1999 44 min
"Across the Islamic world, hundreds of women are shot, stabbed, strangled or burned to death each year by their male relatives, because they are thought to have dishonored their families by engaging in unacceptable relationships. Filmed in Jordan and on the West Bank, Crimes Of Honour documents the terrible reality of femicide - the killing of sisters or daughters suspected of losing... see more

Cut From Different Cloth: Burqas and Beliefs
Cliff Orloff, Olga Shalygin 2005 57 min
"In 2005 filmmakers Cliff Orloff and Olga Shalygin returned to Afghanistan's northern city of Mazar-I-Sharif for the third time since the fall of the Taliban in 2002. Despite a growing network of Afghan friends and colleagues from their two prior visits, they had been restricted in their ability to meet freely with Afghan women. "Through Serena, a 27-year-old American... see more

Darfur Diaries: Message From Home
Aisha Bain, Jen Marlowe, Adam Shapiro 2006 57 min
"In October, 2004 After monitoring the worsening political and humanitarian crisis for months and recognizing that the mainstream media offered marginal and inadequate coverage, the team set out with the goal of providing a platform for the people of Darfur (both those displaced inside Darfur and those living in refugee camps in Chad) to speak for themselves about their experiences,... see more

Darfur Now
Ted Braun 2007 98 min
"A gripping insight into the tragic genocide in Darfur, this documentary highlights the work of six individuals who have taken a role in trying to stop the killings and help the millions of suffering residents of the region. Filmmaker Ted Braun spotlights actor Don Cheadle, a politically active UCLA student, a refugee camp leader, an international prosecutor, an Ecuadorian working to... see more

Daring to Resist: Three Women Face the Holocaust
Martha Goell Lubell, Barbara Attie 1999 57 min
"Why would a young person choose resistance rather than submission during Hitler's reign of terror while her world was collapsing around her? In this gripping documentary, three Jewish women answer this question by recalling their lives as teenagers in occupied Holland, Hungary and Poland, when they refused to remain passive as the Nazis rounded up local Jewish populations. "... see more

Daughters of Afghanistan
Robin Benger 2003 58 min
"Life in post-Taliban Afghanistan remains a struggle for many of the country's female residents, five of whom are profiled here by journalist Sally Armstrong in an attempt to track the progress of Afghan women. Among the women Armstrong introduces are a doctor, a school principal, a housewife who's been made a virtual sex slave to her husband, a mother of five and a girl whose... see more

Daughters of the Troubles: Belfast Stories
Marcia Rock 1997 60 min
"Narrated by Anjelica Huston, Daughters of the Troubles: Belfast Stories is a dramatic personal narrative of the lives of two working-class Belfast women told against the backdrop of the city's violent history. The one-hour documentary, produced, directed and co-written by Emmy Award-winning documentary producer Marcia Rock, focuses on the social impact of decades of political... see more

Maria Barea 1998 30 min
"Daughters of War documents the life of Gabriela, the leader of a girl gang and mother of a 7 month old daughter.Gabriela lives in Ayacucho, Peru, the former Maoist guerrilla stronghold ravaged by civil war in the 1980´s. Her mother mysteriously disappeared when Gabriela was five. She and her sister were passed to their Grandmother who didn´t want them. Violence, neglect and... see more

Deir Yassin Remembered
b.h. Yael 2006 33 min
"Early in the morning of April 9, 1948, commandos of the Irgun (headed by Menachem Begin) and the Stern Gang attacked Deir Yassin, a village with about 750 Palestinian residents. The village lay outside of the area to be assigned by the United Nations to the Jewish State; it had a peaceful reputation. But it was located on high ground in the corridor between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.... see more

Diamonds in the Dark
Olivia Carrescia 2000 60 min
"From a traditional village bordering Ukraine, to the relatively sophisticated city of Bucharest, Diamonds in the Dark tells the stories of ten Romanian women. We hear and see how they lived under the old regime, and how they are confronting the new problems of the post-communist era. Archival footage and interviews relate the women's struggles for survival under Ceausescu. The... see more

Duhozanye: A Rwandan Village of Widows
Karoline Frogner 2011 52 min
"During the 1994 genocidal campaign that claimed the lives of an estimated 800,000 Rwandans and committed atrocities against countless others, Daphrose Mukarutamu, a Tutsi, lost her husband and all but two of her 11 children. In the aftermath she considered suicide. But instead, she took in 20 orphans and started Duhozanye, an association of Tutsi and Hutu widows who were married to... see more

Egypt: We Are Watching You
Jehane Noujaim, Sherief Elkatsha 2007 52 min
"Directed by Jehane Noujaim, the acclaimed filmmaker of Control Room, and Sherief Elkatsha, Egypt: We are Watching You shines a harsh spotlight on Egypt’s new democracy.     "In his 2005 State of the Union address, President Bush cited Egypt as the country that would pave the way for democracy in the Middle East. That same year, President Mubarak, who... see more

Encounter Point
Ronit Avni, Julia Bacha 2006 89 min
"Encounter Point is an 85-minute feature documentary film that follows a former Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who risk their lives and public standing to promote a nonviolent end to the conflict. Their journeys lead them to the unlikeliest places to confront hatred within their communities. The film... see more

Enemies of Happiness
Eva Mulvad, Anja Al-Erhayem 2006 59 min
"In September 2005, Afghanistan held its first parliamentary elections in 35 years. Among the candidates for 249 assembly seats was Malalai Joya, a courageous, controversial 27-year-old woman who had ignited outrage among hard-liners when she spoke out against corrupt warlords at the Grand Council of tribal elders in 2003. Enimies of Happiness is a revelatory portrait of this... see more

Ever Shot Anyone?
Michal Aviad 1996 57 min
"Israeli filmmaker Michal Aviad provides a woman's take on how national culture is informed by male identity through the military experience that bonds her country's Jewish men. Ever Shot Anyone? documents Aviad's attempt to infiltrate the world of army reservists during their annual tour of duty on the Golan Heights. Gradually, but not without suspicion and hostility... see more

National Geographic 2004 46 min
"A new kind of terrorist is on the rise: female suicide bombers. More difficult to spot than male terrorists, and more difficult to understand, these women are the new face of terror. From Russia to Sri Lanka to the Middle East, women are increasingly turning their bodies into bombs, blowing up markets, schools, and even jetliners.  Who are these women, and why are they dying to kill?... see more

Feminism Inshallah: A History Of Arab Feminism
Feriel Ben Mahmoud 2014 52 min
"The struggle for Muslim women’s emancipation is often portrayed stereotypically as a showdown between Western and Islamic values, but Arab feminism has existed for more than a century. This groundbreaking documentary recounts Arab feminism’s largely unknown story, from its taboo-shattering birth in Egypt by feminist pioneers up through viral Internet campaigns by today’s... see more

Fighting the Silence: Sexual Violence Against Women in the Congo
Ilse van Velzen, Femke van Velzen 2007 53 min
"The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s seven year war was the deadliest ever recorded in Africa. During that time, more than 80,000 women and girls were raped. Only now that the country is formally at peace are the consequences of the brutality becoming truly visible. Rape is slowly seeping into everyday life.     "Fighting the Silence tells the story of... see more

Forbidden Voices: How to Start a Revolution with a Computer
Barbara Miller 2016 96 min
"Their voices are suppressed, prohibited and censored. But world-famous bloggers Yoani Sánchez, Zeng Jinyan and Farnaz Seifi are unafraid of their dictatorial regimes. These fearless women represent a new, networked generation of modern rebels. In Cuba, China and Iran their blogs shake the foundations of the state information monopoly, putting them at great risk. This film accompanies these... see more

Frontrunner: The Afghan Woman Who Surprised the World
Virginia Williams 2008 90 min
"The heroic story of the first woman to run for President of Afghanistan. Frontrunner introduces us to Dr. Massouda Jalal, a mother of three children, whose campaign inspired thousands of women across the country to participate in the democratic process. "As a children’s advocate during the Taliban regime, Dr. Massouda Jalal risked her life on a daily basis.... see more

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