Women's Studies

  • 56 min.

    Waiting for the men

    Ndiaye, Katy Lena, 2007

    In a society apparently dominated by tradition, religion and men, these women unreservedly express themselves.

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  • 116 min.

    Do you remember revolution

    Biancon, Loredana, 1997

    In this film four women who actively participated in the Leftist Armed Struggle in the Italy of the 70ies are interviewd. All of them were leading figures in the Red Brigades.

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  • 53 min.

    My Child, My Sister

    Violaine de Villers, 2005

    Khadia Diallo is a Senegalese woman who emigrated to Belgium. In her country she suffered the most serious sexual mutilation.

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  • 26 min.

    The Love Bureau

    Monzani, Caterina, 2009

    This short and lovely documentary gives an insight in the dating bureau of Bettina.

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  • 58 min.

    Love and Sex in China

    Anne Loussouarn, 2013

    In the documentary Love and Sex in China we get a glimpse of the culture surrounding partnership and marriage in China.

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  • 54 min.

    The Girls of Phnom Penh

    Watson, Matthew, 2009

    Girls of Phnom Penh is a documentary about the girls who work in the Sex Industry in Cambodia .

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  • 60 min.

    Cambodia: The Virginity Trade

    Watson, Matthew, 2009

    Cambodia: The Virginity Trade is a compelling and alarming account of the lives of girls and women affected by the virginity trade and sex industry present in Cambodia.

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  • 64 min.

    Cannot run away

    Molenaar, Hillie & Wijk, Joop van, 1988

    Every year, thousands of poor girls from all over Asia, but particularly from the Philippines, fall victim to an organized international prostitution racket.

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  • 50 min.

    Child of the Commune

    Perizonius, Maroesja, 2004

    The Golden Rule of Parenting is; do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you! - Louise Hart

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  • 65 min.

    Chechnya: Who killed Natacha?

    Sauloy, Mylene, 2011

    This documentary examines the silencing of voices of dissent in Russia. Like her friend Anna Politkovskaya, journalist and human rights defender Natacha, or Natalya Estemirova sought to publicise what was happening in war ridden Chechnya.

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  • 42 min.

    Birthplace Unknown

    Junger, Karin, 1988

    What happens if a 19-year-old girl, who was adopted at the age of four, decides to visit her native country to find out about her true identity?

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  • 59 min.

    At your service

    Leon, Jorge, 2010

    Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2009. In a recruitment Centre, young women undergo training to become domestic workers. They learn how to use a microwave, how to take care of an infant and how to speak their future employers language.

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  • 57 min.

    Abortion: The choice

    Macfarlane, Ursula, 2008

    Every year, 46 million women worldwide choose to have a termination. Despite certain restrictions abortion is legal in the United Kingdom. Therefore women in the United Kingdom are legally able to decide how to cope with an unwanted pregnancy.

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  • 28 min.

    China on China, more than Half the Sky

    Schulz Contreras, Lisbet & Jarnebrink, Lollo, 2013

    With the prospect of freedom and a career, a growing number of contemporary Chinese women has become an independent urban citizen. The reforms have had a positive impact on the financial position of women in China.

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  • 59 min.

    The cult of a suicide bomber II

    Toolis, Kevin, 2008

    In this vital film by director Kevin Toolis, CIA veteran and author Robert Baer discovers how the phenomenon of suicide bombing has spread and changed the role of women in the Middle East, and crucially tells us how this threat can be defeated.

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  • 98 min.

    Love History

    Klub Zwei: Simone Bader & Jo Schmeiser, 2010

    Love History offers a personal view on the political developments in Austria regarding the denazification over the last 60 years.

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  • 83 min.

    Naach, the dance

    Dewan, Saba, 2008

    The Sonepur cattle fair in rural Bihar comes alive every evening when more than fifty girls take to the stage and dance for an all male audience.

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  • 50 min.

    Bollywood Blues

    Shamman, Rish, 2009

    Like many young Dutch Hindus, Monique is caught between two totally different cultures. Monique wants to break free from the rigid Hindu values but at the same time, she doesnt want to disappoint her parents.

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  • 63 min.

    Desert Brides

    Ushpiz, Ada, 2008

    One third of the Bedouin women living in the Negev desert in Israel are forced to deal with polygamy. Desert Brides offers close-ups of the realities of becoming a first wife, second wife or lover in Bedouin culture.

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  • 49 min.

    Congo files

    Alonso, Julio, 2009

    Congo files shows the current situation of Congo citizens, specifically focused on the conflicts that took place in the region of North-Kivu in the first decade of the 21st century.

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  • 61 min.

    Let the street be heard

    Martinez del Canizo, Itzel, 2003

    Let the street be heard is the kind of up-in-your-face story showing that poverty is creating its own dynamics and moral in Tijuana's slums.

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  • 65 min.

    The last trace

    Castillo, Paolo, 2001

    The last trace is about two women, Ursula and Christina of the Yagan community in Chile.

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  • 50 min.

    A love apart

    Haassen, Bettina, 2008

    In a few days, teenager Rhaissa, a nomadic Tuareg from Niger, will marry a man she has never met. After the wedding, everything will change.

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  • 62 min.

    Every Good Marriage Begins With Tears

    Chambers, Simon, 2006

    This intense and captivating film tells the story of Sahanara and Hushnara, two Bangladeshi girls who have lived in London their entire life and have both agreed to an arranged marriage set up by their parents.

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  • 60 min.

    My daughter is a terrorist

    Arnestad, Beate, 2007

    What makes anyone want to blow themselves up for a cause? In this intimate and personal portrait we join two young female elite soldiers trained for the ultimate mission.

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  • 59 min.

    The Bitter Taste of a Miracle Drug

    Mercurio, Stephane, 2002

    "The Bitter Taste of a Miracle Drug" tells the story of the back story of the fertility drug DES, and its serious side effects.

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  • 52 min.

    Unveiled views

    Sotorra Clua, Alba, 2008

    In Unveiled Views, five remarkable women talk about the lives and rights of women in islamic countries.

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  • 70 min.

    Girls to mothers

    Jaugey, Florence, 2006

    In 'Girls to Mothers' Florence Jaugey provides the audience with a glimpse into the lives of Kenia, Blanca and Viviana, three teenage mothers from Nicaragua.

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  • 80 min.

    Fatal reaction Singapore

    Jongbloed, Marijke, 1996

    Part two of the four part Fatal Reaction series deals with the problems of university educated singles in Singapore, where forty percent of female university graduates are unmarried.

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  • 61 min.

    The day you love me

    Jaugey, Florence, 1999

    A candid observation of domestic abuse and machismo in Nicaragua's capital Managua, The day you love me follows the daily procedures of the Police Commissary for women and children.

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  • 65 min.

    The women are beautiful at Bamako

    Succab-Goldman, Christiane, 1995

    In Bamako, the capital of Mali, it is the women who keep society running. This documentary portrays the lives of a number of these colorful women: they are lawyers, historians, teachers, traditional healers, and businesswomen.

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  • 44 min.

    The war of love

    Jinchuan, Duan & Yue, Jiang, 2002

    In modern day China finding a partner isn't easy. The divorce rate is rising and women who choose a career often do so at the expensee of forming a relationship.

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  • 85 min.

    Fatal Reaction Bombay

    Jongbloed, Marijke, 1998

    'Fatal Reaction Bombay', the final episode of a four-part personal odyssey of Marijke Jongbloed, concentrates on the way in which relationships are forged and mystified in the cosmopolitan part of India.

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  • 90 min.

    Fatal Reaction New York

    Jongbloed, Marijke, 1996

    A personal investigation by film-maker Marijke Jongbloed to find out why career-woman are stranded in their search for a compatible partner.

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  • 90 min.

    Fatal Reaction Moscow

    Jongbloed, Marijke, 2000

    'Fatal Reaction Moscow' is the final episode of a four-part personal odyssey of Marijke Jongbloed about carreer women and their longing for a suitable mate.

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  • 67 min.

    In my father's house

    Ouazzani, Fatima Jebli, 1997

    In this beautiful, poetic and deeply personal film, Moroccan filmmaker Fatima Jebli Ouazzani investigates the status accorded women in Islamic marriage customs and the continuing importance of virginity.

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  • 29 min.

    Boys

    Meijer, Menna Laura, 2005

    Angele, Sheena and Soraya are three sixteen-year old girlfriends who discuss what's most on their minds: boys, love, music and sex. 'Boys' is a hip and stylish documentary short that deals with the universal theme of puberty.

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  • 40 min.

    Isingiro Hospital

    Molenaar, Hillie & Wijk, Joop van, 1992

    Set in North West Tanzania Isingiro Hospital is a subdued tale about fate and the daily struggle for survival. Its central character is Jessica, a 15 year old girl who has been raped, made pregnant and infected with AIDS.

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  • 52 min.

    Casting

    Radovanovic, Goran, 2003

    Sex, survival, Serbia, pantyhose? What do they have in common? In 'Casting' women have come to audition for a part in a pantyhose commercial which has as its slogan - The most beautiful step in Europe- Panties for every occasion.

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  • 54 min.

    That Paradise Will Be Mine

    Beernink, Merel, 2005

    Winner of numerous awards, this documentary follows the day-to-day lives of three young Caucasian women in Europe who have converted to Islam.

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  • 55 min.

    Love beyond frontiers: made in Japan

    Leeuw, Puck de, 1996

    'Love beyond Frontiers, part 1 - Made in Japan' is the first film of what was to become a three part series. In it, acclaimed film-maker Puck de Leeuw portrays 3 women (one Flemish and two Dutch) who have fallen in love with Japanese men.

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