Doc Shorts Programming sponsored by Barry & Jackie Albrecht and Pat Scallet
City of Widows
Though they number more than 46 million, widows in India remain one of the most stigmatized, neglected, and marginalized groups in the country, as tragically illustrated by the story of Hari Dasi.
An exploration of the influence that Sigmund Freud's theory of female hysteria — based on a case history of a 17-year-old girl whose parents brought her to therapy after she accused a family friend of sexual assault — has had on popular culture over the past century.
I Want to Make a Film about Women
English & Russian
A speculative love letter to Russian constructivist women in the 1920s Soviet Union, which championed equality for women and great innovation in the creative arts — until it didn't.
The Long Wait
Chinese & English
A look at three single women in China fighting for their reproductive rights in the aftermath of the country's one-child policy.
Like many young girls from Africa, Messania was forced to undergo female genital mutilation to make her marriageable to a much older stranger, but she found the determination to escape abuse and challenge harmful cultural norms.
Ours to Tell
Four women share their stories of how the right to access abortion acted as a dynamic turning point in their journeys to freedom and self-love.