An absurdist comedy deals with a real & widespread problem, the unjust treatment of female office employees by their misogynist male bosses, a film inspired by the real life 9to5 movement.
The Bread Winner (2017)
When the Taliban arrest hr father a young Afghan girl is forced to pose as a boy so she can leave the house unaccompanied for errands & work.
In Senegal a young Muslim girl pledged to a wealthy man loves a worker being cheated of his wages, and when he dies at sea but returns as a ghost, she & the other girls take up the cause of unpaid wages.
Alone in Berlin (2016)
A working-class German couple during WW 2 write & distribute around Berlin almost 300 postcard denouncing Hitler and the war–and pay the penalty for their protest.
I, the Worst of All (1990)
The true story of the 17th century Mexican poet/nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz who ran afoul of the archbishop because of her writings championing the rights of women & popular plays regarded as too sexual.
Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine (2014)
When a Gospel choir & the author of a play about Martin Luther King travel to Palestine to join with nonviolent Palestinians to produce the play they are surprised by what they discover is going on in the occupied land.
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
In this Western remake a peace officer rounds up 6 shady gunmen to defend California villagers against a ruthless gold mine owner intent on driving them out.
Haute Cuisine (2012)
A woman is invited by the President of France to cook simple meals for him, but encounters opposition from the jealous head chef of the Main Kitchen (an all-male staff) at the Presidential Palace in Paris.
In a Muslim country where women are not allowed to drive or move freely about a young girl sets her heart on buying a bicycle, forbidden to her sex. The obstacles which she has to overcome are formidable, but as a symbol of freedom, she will go to great lengths to obtain her dream despite the opposition of her mother and teachers who go along with their status as possessions of men.
The Patience Stone
This film set in a Middle Eastern nation during a civil war is a feminist story of liberation from patriarchal oppression.