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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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Women in an Insecure World
Barbara Rady-Rupf 2007 45 min
"DCAF’s 45-minute film, "Women in an Insecure World," explores the lives of women behind the stories: why does a woman decide to abort her female foetus, how do communities come to reject female genital mutilation, how does a woman pick up the pieces after being forced into prostitution or raped during war, or when she is beaten inside her home?"Source: http://www.dcaf.... see more

Women in Black
Donna Baillie 2002 53 min
"This video documents the activities of Women in Black, a multinational organization that holds vigils for peace around the world, focusing on their efforts to promote a peaceful resolution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. We follow the London branch of Women in Black as they travel to the West Bank to form a human shield around Palestinian civilians. These feisty women, dubbed... see more

Women in Conflict
Radhika Kaul Batra 2002 26 min
"The film examines the impact of violence on women whether Muslim or Pundit in the Backdrop of the ongoing militancy in Kashmir since the end of 1980’s and their potential for leadership in conflict resolution."Source:  see more

Women in Struggle
Buthina Canaan Khoury 2004 56 min
"The documentary film Women in Struggle is about Palestinian women whom are ex-political detainees demonstrating their struggle during their years of imprisonment in Israeli jails exploring the affects and influence on their present life and their future outlook."The focus is on the lives of four women who came out of their regular roles as sisters, mothers, wives, and took on a... see more

Women in the Military: Willing, Able, Essential
Susan Sherwood 2009 62 min
"Since America's founding, women have been driven by patriotic zeal to serve their country, while concurrently pursuing greater economic and social opportunity. From uncommon soldiers who disguised themselves to fight and nurses that faced horrific wounds to those who proudly wear the uniform in battle zones today, women have contributed to our military might in ways unknown... see more

Women Like Us: Women in Iran
Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri 2002 60 min
"Filmmaker Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri returns to Iran after 20 years as an expatriate to present this intimate and revealing portrait of five ordinary Iranian women: a nurse, a journalist, a rice farmer, a religious college graduate and a piano teacher. Against a backdrop of Islam, revolution and war, they share their views on the veil, the relationship of Iranian women to the West and the... see more

Women of Cyprus
Vassiliki Katrivanou, Bushra Azzouz, Harry Anastasiou 2009 70 min
"In the spring of 2004, Maria, a Greek Cypriot, and Zehra, a Turkish Cypriot, cross to opposite sides of the green line dividing Cyprus since the war of 1974 to visit the family homes they had not seen for thirty years. Thus begins the personal journey of these women as the film follows them through their pasts, haunted by war and pain, to their present search for reconciliation and... see more

Women of the Military
Kate Hoit 2009 60 min
"Kate Hoit, a female soldier, comes home from Iraq, discovers that America has a distorted view of women in the military, and makes a documentary to tell the truth of what it’s really like to be a woman in today’s military."Source: see more

Women of Tibet: A Quiet Revolution
Rosemary Rawcliffe 2008 57 min
"A Quiet Revolution begins on March 12, 1959 when 15,000 unarmed Tibetan women took to the streets of Lhasa to oppose the violent occupation of their country by the Communist Chinese army."For the first time on film, three generations of Tibetan women and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama tell the story of one of the great movements of nonviolent resistance in modern history. From... see more

Women on the Frontline: A Narrow Escape
Kristin Sellefyan 2008 22 min
"In this film we document how difficult it is for Nepal to staunch the flow of young women being trafficked each year across an open 2,400 km long border with India… and meet some of the women on the front line who are trying to put a stop to the trade. We follow 24-year-old Sushma as she sets out to find the man who lured her to a brothel in Kolkata."Source: see more

Women on the Frontline: A Question of Rape
Kim Hopkins 2008 22 min
"Aired first on BBC World TV, this critically acclaimed series, hosted by Annie Lennox, gives a brutally honest account of the silent war being waged against women across the world."In the Islamic state of Mauritania, women who have been raped often end up in prison. About 60 percent of women who come forward with allegations of sexual violence are accused of Zina, or a crime against... see more

Women on the Frontline: Find a Word for It...
Kristin Sellefyan 2008 22 min
"Produced by UNFPA with support from UN Women, Women on the Frontline is a video documentary series, presented by Annie Lennox, that shines a light on violence against women and girls. The series takes the front to homes, villages and cities around the world where a largely unreported war against females is being waged.     "For the last ten years, the eastern provinces... see more

Women on the Frontline: Justice in the Region of Death
Margarita Martinez 2008 22 min
"Aired first on BBC World TV, this critically acclaimed series, hosted by Annie Lennox, gives a brutally honest account of the silent war being waged against women across the world."The Mid-Magdalena region of Colombia is one of the most macho parts of Latin America, a place where violence against women is a casual part of everyday life. But change is coming. One of the "change-... see more

Women on the Frontline: Killing in the Name of Honour
Kim Hopkins 2008 22 min
"Turkey is cracking down on custom killing, making life imprisonment a mandatory sentence. Killing female family members in the name of honour for perceived injury to the family’s standing is a crime emanating from centuries’ old traditions. We discover there is disturbing evidence that tougher sentencing is leading to an increase in forced suicides."Source: http://www.... see more

Women on the Frontline: Never Again
Kim Hopkins 2008 22 min
"Morocco is coming to terms with the human rights abuses of its recent past. Televised testimonies to a truth and reconciliation commission set up by the Government have transfixed the nation. Morocco is discovering the truth about wrongful imprisonments, torture and disappearances of the past, but also the prominent role women played in resisting abuses of the law in the 1970s and 1980s.... see more

Women on the Frontline: Showing the Red Card
Patrick Burge 2008 22 min
"Austria is a pioneer in the protection of women and has a ten-year-old Protection Against Violence Bill. In the words of one of the bill’s architects, “it shows men the red card”: under the law, police have the power to eject men from their homes, which then become domestic sanctuaries for the women."Source: see more

Women Under Siege
Marilyn Gaunt 1982 26 min
"Rashadiyah, Lebanon, is six miles from Israel. In 1964, 14,000 Palestinian refugees transformed this then peaceful agrarian village overnight into a primary target for repeated Israeli military attacks. Women Under Siege introduces six women who play crucial roles in this besieged Palestinian community. As mothers, teachers, organizers, laborers, and sometimes as fighters, the... see more

Women, War and Peace: I Came to Testify
Abigail Disney, Pamela Hogan, Gini Reticker 2011 53 min
"When the Balkans exploded into war in the 1990s, reports that tens of thousands of women were being systematically raped as a tactic of ethnic cleansing captured the international spotlight. I Came to Testify is the moving story of how a group of 16 women who had been imprisoned by Serb-led forces in the Bosnian town of Foca broke history’s great silence – and... see more

Women, War and Peace: Peace Unveiled
Abigail Disney, Pamela Hogan, Gini Reticker 2011 53 min
"When the U.S. troop surge was announced in late 2009, women in Afghanistan knew that the ground was being laid for peace talks with the Taliban. Peace Unveiled follows three women who immediately began to organize to make sure that women have a seat at the negotiating table. Convinced that the Taliban will have demands that jeopardize women's hard-earned gains, they maneuver... see more

Women, War and Peace: Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Gini Reticker 2008 72 min
"Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country."Thousands of women — ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim — came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential... see more


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