"Miss Israel Linor Abargil was abducted, stabbed, and raped in Milan, Italy, at age 18. She had to represent her country in the Miss World competition only six weeks later. When to her shock she was crowned the winner, she vowed to do something about rape."
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Trailer and excerpt via Every Mother Counts
"In her gripping directorial debut, Christy Turlington Burns shares the powerful stories of at-risk pregnant women in four parts of the world, including a remote Maasai tribe in Tanzania, a slum of Bangladesh, a post-abortion care ward in Guatemala, and a prenatal clinic in the United States."
Trailer and excerpt via Invisible War Movie
"Rebecca Gomperts sails a ship around the world, providing abortions at sea for women with no legal alternative. Her idea begins as flawed spectacle, faced with governmental, religious, and military blockade. But with each setback comes a refined mission, until Rebecca realizes she can use technology to bypass law"
Trailer and excerpt via Miss Representation
"In 2010 filmmakers Frederick Rendina and Oren Rudavsky traveled to Nepal and Uganda, two countries emerging from conflict and struggling with poverty, to find the answer to one question: What does it take to educate a girl?"
Trailer and excerpt via The Hunting Ground Film
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An Organization for South Asian Women
"A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive."
Trailer and excerpt via Official Dark Girls Movie
"This documentary features hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress that reveal the perfect storm conditions that exist for rape in the military, its history of cover-up, and what can be done to bring about much needed change."
Trailer and excerpt via The Representation Project
"The story of a 19-year-old Swiss woman, Rallia, who arrives in the inhospitable mountainous region of Algeria to find the mother who gave her up for adoption years earlier. Her quest takes her on a difficult and sometimes dangerous journey and gives her new insights into the difficulties faced by the Berber women in the region."
Trailer and excerpt via Girl Rising
Trailer and excerpt via The Sima Collection
"Two Indian women stuck in loveless marriages recognize their similar situations, they grow closer, and their relationship becomes far more involved than either of them could have anticipated"
"Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love."
Trailer and excerpt via Hot Girls Wanted Movie
""A cinema verite look at the disturbing exploitative world of amateur porn." - LATimes. An official 2015 Sundance selection, Hot Girls Wanted shines a light on the thriving "amateur" porn industry through the experiences of five young women in the business."
"Boys and young men struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity."
"In this emotional and heartfelt documentary, directors Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry set out to examine why skin-colour bias persists among people of African descent, and how it affects the lives of women on the receiving end."
"From the team behind THE INVISIBLE WAR, comes a startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice — despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level."
Trailer and excerpt via To Educate a Girl
"This documentary film tells the stories of abandoned and trafficked girls, of women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence, of brave mothers fighting to save their daughters' lives, and of other mothers who would kill for a son. Global experts and grassroots activists put the stories in context and advocate different paths towards change, while collectively lamenting the lack of any truly effective action against this injustice."
Trailer and excerpt via The Global Film Initiative
"The film spotlights unforgettable girls like Suma, who composes music to help her endure forced servitude in Nepal and today crusades to free others; and Ruksana, an Indian "pavement-dweller" whose father sacrifices his own basic needs for his daughter's dreams."
Trailer and excerpt via Brave Miss World
"Miss Representation explores women's under-representation in positions of power and influence and challenges the limited and often disparaging portrayals of women in media."
Trailer and excerpt via It's a Girl Movie