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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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Macho
Lucinda Broadbent 2000 26 min
"In 1998, Managua, Nicaragua became host to one of the most publicized and controversial cases of sexual abuse to hit modern day Latin America. At the epicenter of the scandal stood none other than Nicaraguan Sandinista leader and ex-President Daniel Ortega. Revered as a revolutionary hero and symbol of military strength, Ortega was accused on multiple charges of rape and battery by his... see more

Mother, Lebanon & Me
Olga Naccache 2009 70 min
"A visually striking meditation on loss and a perceptive political critique, this deeply personal work has two subjects: filmmaker Olga Nakkas’ ailing mother and the chaotic country where Nakkas was raised. Both fell sick in 1975, the onset of incurable depression for one and a bloody civil war ushering in deep divisions for the other. In this sequel to LEBANON: BITS AND PIECES (1994... see more

My Daughter the Terrorist
Beate Arnestad 2007 58 min
"This fascinating documentary is an exceedingly rare, inside look at an organization that most of the world has blacklisted as a terrorist group. Made by the first foreign film crew to be given access to the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) of Sri Lanka, the film offers important insights into the recently re-ignited conflict in Sri Lanka."Twenty-four-year-olds Dharsika and Puhalchudar have been... see more

My Home - Your War
Kylie Grey 2006 52 min
"My Home - Your War offers an extraordinary look at the effect of the Iraq war through the eyes of an ordinary Iraqi woman. Shot in Baghdad over three years that span the time before, during and after the invasion of Iraq, this profoundly moving film brings a perspective that – until now – has rarely been available to U.S. audiences."This film combines insightful interviews... see more

My Home, My Prison
Erica Marcus, Susana Blaustein 1992 64 min
"My Home, My Prison is based on the autobiography of Palestinian journalist Raymonda Tawil, one of the first Palestinians to engage Israelis in dialogue twenty-four years ago. She was arrested several times by the Israeli military and accused of being a collaborator by some of her own people—yet today, she is considered a pioneer of the peace process in the Middle East. My Home,... see more

My Stolen Revolution
Nahid Persson Sarvestani 2013 75 min
"A student activist in Iran’s 1979 revolution that overthrew the dictatorial Shah, Nahid Persson Sarvestani fled to Sweden with her baby after Islamists seized power and began persecuting leftists who had been their revolutionary allies. Three decades later, events in Iran inspire Nahid to revisit that part of her life. Prompted by brutal crackdowns on anti-government protests in 2009... see more

Nada's Revolution
Claudia Lisboa 2014 60 min
"A coming of age story in the wake of the Arab Spring, NADA’S REVOLUTION is an intimate portrait of a young, post-revolution Egyptian woman fighting for her freedom and independence in a society caught between old traditions and modernization. Amidst the political turmoil that has paralyzed Egypt for almost three years, we follow Nada’s struggle to establish herself as an... see more

New Directions
Joanne Burke 1997 145 min
"New Directions is award-winning documentarian Joanne Burke's series about women's empowerment in developing countries. Each one spotlights the critical role women are playing as community based leaders: providing education, inspiration and practical assistance to other women in their countries. "Women of Zimbabwe (1997, 30 minutes) focuses on a group of five daring... see more

No Man's Land: Women Frontline Journalists
Shelley Saywell 1995 50 min
"No Man's Land profiles members of a truly rare breed - women war correspondents."The film focuses on Janine di Giovanni, an American reporter who covers Sarajevo for London's Sunday Times, and Lyse Doucet who covers the "forgotten war" in Afghanistan for the BBC. As they and a number of other correspondents, including Clare Hollingworth who became a legend covering... see more

No More Tears Sister: Anatomy of Hope and Betrayal
Helene Klodawsky 2005 55 min
"A story of love, revolution and betrayal, No More Tears Sister explores the price of truth in times of war. Set during the violent ethnic conflict that has enveloped Sri Lanka over decades, the film recreates the courageous and vibrant life of renowned human rights activist Dr. Rajani Thiranagama. Mother, anatomy professor, author and symbol of hope, Thiranagama's commitment to... see more

Operation Fine Girl: Rape Used as a Weapon of War in Sierra Leone
Lilibet Foster 2001 26 min
“'Operation Fine Girl: Rape Used As a Weapon of War in Sierra Leone' looks at the widespread and strategic use of rape and sexual violence against women – many of them young girls and teenagers – during the decade-long civil war in Sierra Leone, the world’s poorest country. 'Operation Fine Girl,' a specific and targeted operation carried out by the rebels... see more

Our Bodies… Their Battleground
Integrated Regional Information Networks 2004 19 min
"'Our Bodies...Their Battlegrounds' highlights the crisis facing women, girls and infants throughout the world, both during conflict and in its wake. This film gives a voice to victims of rape in The Democratic Republic of the Congo and Liberia, and seeks to challenge the culture of impunity that allows this violence to continue unchecked." Source: http://www.peacewomen.org/... see more

International Fellowship of Reconciliation/Women Peacemaker Program 2004 25 min
"Pacific Women Exploring Nonviolence begins with an explanation of the East Timorese struggle for independence and the current post-conflict situation. Under Indonesian military occupation almost a third of the population died. Some 85 [percent] of the country's infrastructure was destroyed when Indonesian forces withdrew after a referendum on autonomy. The killings left many women as... see more

Paradise Lost
Ibtisam Salh Mara'ana 2003 56 min
"Arab Israeli filmmaker Ibtisam Salh Mara'ana grew up in Paradise (Fureidis in Arabic), a small fishing village overlooking the Mediterranean. One of the few Arab communities remaining after the 1948 war, Paradise became culturally and politically isolated as Jewish settlements sprung up around it, and today it is a place defined by silence and repression."This thought-provoking and... see more

Pushing the Elephant
Beth Davenport, Elizabeth Mandel 2010 83 min
"Pushing the Elephant tells the extraordinary story of a mother and daughter reunited after a decade separated by civil war. In the late 1990s, Rose Mapendo lost everything to the violence that engulfed the Democratic Republic of Congo. She emerged from the suffering advocating peace and reconciliation. But after helping numerous victims to rebuild their lives, there is one person Rose must... see more

Rachel
Simone Bitten 2009 100 min
"Rachel is a startlingly rigorous, fascinating and deeply moving investigatory documentary that examines the death of peace activist and International Solidarity Movement (ISM) member Rachel Corrie, who was crushed by an Israeli army bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003. A few weeks after her little-reported death, an inquiry by Israeli military police concluded that Corrie died in an... see more

Rachida
Yamina Bachir 2002 100 min
"The first full-length feature film by Yamina Bachir evokes memories of the worst atrocities of the terror in Algeria. The young teacher Rachida is teaching at a school in Algiers, when she is stopped in the street by a group of youths who demand she take a bomb and place it in the school. She recognizes one of the terrorists and refuses. Then she is cold-bloodedly shot and left for dead.... see more

Rape For Who I Am
Lovinsa Kavuma 2006 27 min
"This powerful documentary offers a fascinating and moving insight into the lives of South Africa’s black lesbians who, raped because of their sexuality, refuse to become victims. Set in Johannesburg and its surrounding townships, the film interweaves the experiences of four women, victims of rape, as they prepare for an annual Gay Pride celebration. With courage and a remarkable... see more

Remote Sensing
Ursula Biemann 2001 53 min
"In Biemann’s latest video, she traces the routes and reasons of women who travel across the globe for work in the sex industry. By using the latest images from NASA satellites, the film investigates the consequences of the U.S. military presence in southeast Asia as well as European migration politics. This video-essay takes an earthly perspective on cross-border circuits, where women... see more

Resistance
Si Wall 2012
"Resistance is based on the true story of Vera Laska who, as a teenager, defied statistics and lasted three years as a WWII Czechoslovak Resistance fighter (instead of the average six months); survived Auschwitz as a political prisoner; and escaped the Nazis during a death march."The screenplay for Resistance (formerly known as Vera) has won awards or received nominations in over 20... see more

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