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The Archivettes The Archivettes
The Archivettes and I Told My Mum I Was On An R.E. Trip
After Winter Comes Spring (Country: Germany; Year: 1988; Director: Helke Misselwitz; Writer: Helke Misselwitz, Thomas Plenert)
One year before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Helke Misselwitz travelled through the GDR to meet womxn of different ages and social classes.
The Archivettes (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Megan Rossman; Stars: Deborah Edel, Paula Grant, Maxine Wolfe, Shawnta Smith-Cruz, Colette Montoya-Sloan)
A documentary about the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians.
The Awakening Of The Ants (El Despertar De Las Hormigas) (Country: Costa Rica, Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Antonella Sudasassi; Writer: Antonella Sudasassi; Stars: Daniela Valenciano, Leynar Gomez, Isabella Moscoso, Adriana Alvarez)
Isa has more than enough on her plate with two children and the household, which she manages on her own. When her husband persists with his wish for a third child, she realises that something must change.
The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open (Country: Canada, Norway; Year: 2019; Director: Kathleen Hepburn, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers; Writer: Kathleen Hepburn, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers; Stars: Violet Nelson, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Charlie Hannah, Barbara Eve Harris, Sonny Surowiec, Jay Cardinal Villeneuve, Tony Massil, Aidan Dee, James Angus Cowan, Anthony Bolognese, Anesha Bailey, Lissa Neptuno, Charles Jarman, Paul Jarrett, Glenn Cho)
An intense encounter between two indigenous women on the streets of Vancouver plays out over the course of a single afternoon and evening.
Borders (Frontières) (Country: Burkina Faso, France; Year: 2017; Director: Apolline Traoré; Writer: Apolline Traoré; Stars: Amelie Mbaye, Naky Sy Savane, Adizelou Sidi)
Four women from different regions develop friendships during a bus journey across West Africa, as they accomplish an everyday journey while facing the universal challenge of being independent women.
Moments Of Resistance Moments Of Resistance
Moments Of Resistance and In Search...
In Search... (Country: Germany, Belgium, Kenya; Year: 2018; Director: Beryl Magoko; Writer: Beryl Magoko; Stars: Gati Magoko, Jule Katinka Cramer, Beryl Magoko, Gati Magoko, Jule Katinka Cramer, Beryl Magoko)
Documentary about the lasting trauma of female genital mutilation and the filmmaker's reconstructive journey.
I Told My Mum I Was On An R.E. Trip (I Told My Mum I Was Going On An RE Trip) (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Lindy Hayman; Writer: Julia Samuels; Stars: Emma Burns, Aizah Khan, Jamie-Lee O'Donnell, Dorcus Sebuyange, Julie Hesmondhalgh)
An exploration of issues around abortion, based on real-life interview recordings.
Little Miss Westie (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Dan Hunt, Joy E Reed)
Story of Ren, the first out transgirl to compete in the Little Miss Westie Pageant. Coaching her through the competition is her older brother Luca, who previously took part in the pageant when he lived as a girl.
Moments Of Resistance (Country: Austria; Year: 2019; Director: Jo Schmeiser; Writer: Jo Schmeiser)
A documentary which reflects on the connections between historical resistance and the current political landscape. It amplifies the voices of politically engaged womxn and fosters hope for solidarity and inclusion.
Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Tasha Hubbard)
In 2016 Colten Boushie, a young Cree man, was killed in Saskatchewan. This documentary explores the case and shines a light on the vast inequality and systemic racism within the Canadian legal system.
Little Miss Westie Little Miss Westie
Little Miss Westie and Vai
Overseas (Country: Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Sung-a Yoon; Writer: Sung-a Yoon)
A documentary about a learning centre where women hoping to find domestic work abroad prepare themselves what for what lies ahead - including homesickness and potential abuse.
Vai (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2019; Director: Becs Arahanga, Amberley Jo Aumua, Matasila Freshwater, Dianna Fuemana, Miria George, Ofa Guttenbeil, Marina McCartney, Nicole Whippy, Sharon Whippy)
A portmanteau feature film by nine female Pacific filmmakers and filmed on seven Pacific islands. It is about the journey of empowerment through culture over the lifetime of one woman, Vai.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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