Crushed Wings (2021)

Female Genital Mutilation is seen through the eyes of a village girl, married & sent off to the UK where she finds an advocate & also discovers the practice is cultural, not at all advocated by Islam.

WRITING WITH FIRE–Great for Women’s History Month!

I just was privileged to see an hour-long version of this 90-minute Oscar-nominated documentary–and was highly impressed by the sisterhood of female Indian journalist upon whom it focuses. They face incredible pressure from their society–their families, the men they interview, the authorities whom they challenge.  You can see the full version when Independent Lens shows …

Binti (2021)

Through the stories of 4 modern Tanzanian women the unequal struggle of women against patriarchy is explored.

20th Century Women (2016)

A divorced mother, wanting her 14-year-old son to be a good man, asks for help from the young woman boarding in her house & a girl 2 years older than he who is in a Platonic relationship with him.

Whale Rider (2002)

The granddaughter of a Maori chieftain in New Zealand aspires to follow her grandfather when her father moves to Europe, but Grandfather is opposed.