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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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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

Sina Salimi 2017 12 min
"In war-stricken Palestine, a woman prepares a meal to break the fast in the month of Ramadan. A phone call by an Israeli soldier alerts her of the bombing of her building in ten minutes. Coming to accept her family’s fate is the only way she can make a stand for her life, with grim consequences."Source: https://www.roofknockingshortfilm.com/ see more

Sea Point Days
Francois Verster 2009 93 min
"Alongside the southernmost urban centre in Africa, separating city from ocean, lies a very special strip of land. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Signal Hill on the other, the Sea Point Promenade - and the public swimming pools at its center - forms a space unlike any other in Cape Town. Once a bastion of Apartheid exclusivity, it is nowadays unique... see more

Search for Freedom
Munizae Jahangir 2003 54 min
"Search for Freedom traces the dramatic social and political history of Afghanistan from the 1920s to the present through the stories of four remarkable women. Through their personal stories, a surprising portrait of Afghanistan’s history emerges. Stunning archival footage from the early 20th century captures a time of remarkable progress and freedom for women that belies most Western... see more

Senso Daughters
Yuka Sekiguchi 1990 55 min
"During World War II, 140,000 Japanese troops may have died in Papua New Guinea. Only 11,000 returned to Japan. Considered the "Forgotten War," neither the war nor its veterans received public recognition in Japan. But Senso Daughters (Daughters of War) investigates another unacknowledged tragedy of that campaign: the army's mistreatment of New Guinean women and "comfort... see more

Sex and the Sandinistas
Lucinda Broadbent 1991 25 min
"Nicaragua is known for the Sandinista Revolution, an inspiring struggle for national liberation. What has never been told before is the story of how homosexuals, in the teeth of a machista Roman Catholic culture, battled for their own space inside the Revolution. What really happened when the Sandinistas found their soldiers and revolutionary comrades falling in love with the wrong sex?... see more

Shame
Sharjil Baloch 2005 35 min
"Shame is part of the honor killing awareness-raising campaign in rural Sindh and southern Punjab. The directors take to the road, documenting shocking interviews that uncover a deep-rooted gender bias in rural Pakistan as well as the first ever footage of a karion jo qabristan, an unmarked graveyard where victims of honor killing are buried without any ritual."Source: http://www.... see more

Shaybeen.com: We're Watching You
Sherief Elkatsha, Leila Menjou 2008 52 min
"Get an intimate look at the recent multi-party elections in Egypt through the eyes of three women working to assure the election’s legitimacy. The women provide unprecedented access to activists operating in and around the highest levels of both government and opposition groups."Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1157556/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 see more

Side By Side -- Women, Peace and Security
UN Women 2012 33 min
"Jointly developed by the Australian Government's Australian Civil-Military Centre and UN Women, "Side by Side -- Women, Peace and Security" explores how the international community has and can meet its commitments on women, peace and security. The 30-minute documentary features an introduction by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, as well as interviews with United Nations... see more

Sidet: Forced Exile
Salem Mekuria 1991 60 min
"During the past two decades, more than two million refugees have left Ethiopia. Famine, poverty and political strife as well as the religious persecution caused by Eritrea’s annexation have already cost countless lives. Narrated by Salem Mekuria, an Ethiopian filmmaker in the US, this lucid documentary presents the life stories of three women refugees in neighboring Sudan. It... see more

Sisters in Resistance
Maia Wechsler 2000 60 min
“This compelling documentary shares the story of four French women of uncommon courage who, in their teens and twenties, risked their lives to fight the Nazi occupation of their country. Neither Jews nor Communists, they were in no danger of arrest before they joined the Resistance. They could have remained safe at home. But they chose to resist. Within two years all four were... see more

Soraida, Woman of Palestine
Tahani Rached 2004 120 min
"Meeting Soraida will overturn any preconceived notions you may have about Palestine. In her neighbourhood, the women do not all wear veils, the men do not rattle off empty political slogans, the young people do not strap bombs to their belts, and the children play together like children everywhere. Despite the burden of curfews and checkpoints, life goes on in Ramallah.Taking us into... see more

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