"The State of Female Revolution" is a panel discussion presented by the organization One Billion Rising REVOLUTION. Moderated by Laura Flanders, panelists Agnes Pareyio, Monique Wilson, Zoya, Christine Schuler Deschryver, Kimberlé Crenshaw, and Eve Ensler discuss what it takes to be in solidarity and effect change.
Teta Fatima is the 83-year old matriarch of the Kaabour family and the sharp-witted queen bee of an old Beiruti quarter. With great intimacy, this film documents her larger-than-life character as she combats the silence of her once-buzzing house as well as her imaginings of what awaits her beyond death.
The three-part drama, directed by the Polish director Agnieszka Holland, returns to a pivotal time in modern Czech history that has been ignored in Czech cinema until now. The film begins with a reconstruction of the shocking act of a Czech university student, who in protest of the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia, set himself on fire in Prague’s Wenceslas Square on January 16, 1969, and died four days later.
"Unsung Heroes: The Story of America's Female Patriots" features some of the women who have voluntarily served in the American military and showcases their unheralded achievements and profound sacrifices. The special calls attention to the challenges faced by women veterans, such as sexual assault, homelessness, and the loss of children.
"Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law" features one of the bravest lawyers in Africa. Despite being jailed, Mtetwa has continued defending those jailed by the Mugabe government: peace activists, journalists, opposition candidates, farmers that had their land confiscated, and ordinary citizens who had the courage to speak up.
Political power cannot be won without sacrifice. Featuring strong female figure Brigitte Nyborg as prime minister of Denmark, "Borgen" is a political drama that depicts the struggles all the characters face when juggling high-profile jobs with their personal responsibilities.
In this stirring documentary, hip-hop artist Sister Fa fights to stop female genital cutting (FGC) in her home country of Senegal and reveals her own experience as a survivor of this practice.