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Viewing films where tagged Feminist
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Accelerator Shorts 2

Accelerator Shorts 2

Short films by emerging filmmakers from Australia participating in the MIFF Accelerator Lab 2021. See the work of tomorrow’s hottest directors today.

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Accelerator Shorts: MIFF 68½

Accelerator Shorts: MIFF 68½

Revisit selected Australian titles from the MIFF 68½ Shorts program, featuring work by filmmakers participating in the MIFF Accelerator Lab 2021.
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Ain't No Time for Women

Ain't No Time for Women

Hot Docs 2021’s Best Canadian Short Documentary winner turns the lens on Saïda’s, a salon where Tunisian women can talk politics while getting their hair done.

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Alba

Alba

An aspiring Peruvian performer must decide whether she’s dancing for others or for herself.

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Animation Shorts

Animation Shorts

Diverse new animated shorts from around the world and closer to home.
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Aurora

Aurora

An unplanned pregnancy unites two very different Costa Rican women in unique ways.

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Craftsman

Craftsman

Isolated and maligned by her peers, a woodworker crafts a more assured self-image.

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Deux fois

Deux fois

A wild, experimental provocation, this black-and-white film features charismatic director Jackie Raynal in an assemblage of unconnected, often-repeating scenes.

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Disobedient Muses: Jackie Raynal, Les Insoumuses and Barbara Cleveland

Disobedient Muses: Jackie Raynal, Les Insoumuses and Barbara Cleveland

Feminism, media interrogation, relationships and exploratory art practices are showcased in this series spanning two continents and five decades.

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Documentary Shorts

Documentary Shorts

Short documentaries from around the globe.
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Don't Forget to Go Home

Don't Forget to Go Home

Two Fijian-Indian sisters escape their cousin’s wedding to get high on disobedience and drugs.

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El Planeta

El Planeta

A real-life mother–daughter duo play a semi-fictional mother–daughter duo struggling to make ends meet in this charismatic feminist class comedy.

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Geeta

Geeta

This true story of an acid attack survivor’s fight to alter her daughter’s destiny is an inspiring and heartwarming call-to-action.

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Girls | Museum

Girls | Museum

A guided tour through art history as seen through the female gaze – and a savvy, subversive rejoinder to centuries of representation from the eyes of the male beholder.

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International Shorts 2

International Shorts 2

Internationally acclaimed and awarded short films from around the globe.
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Is This Just a Story?

Is This Just a Story?

Yugantar’s most well-known film is a collaboration with the Hyderabad-based feminist activist collective Stree Shakti Sanghatana and an urgent treatise on domestic violence.

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The Justice of Bunny King

The Justice of Bunny King

Essie Davis is incandescent as a squeegee-wielding mama bear who won’t stop fighting for those she loves – even if it ruins her own life.

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Madalena

Madalena

In this Brazilian Gothic cri de coeur, the murder of a trans woman reverberates in the lives of the people around her.

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Maid Servant

Maid Servant

Yugantar focuses on female labour rights in Maid Servant (Molkarin, 1981), which features domestic workers in Pune.

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Maso and Miso Go Boating

Maso and Miso Go Boating

Les Insoumuses tackle the French media’s sexism by taking playful aim at a misogynistic episode of a popular TV program hosted by Bernard Pivot.

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Ninjababy

Ninjababy

A twentysomething has to grapple with the pressures of impending maturity as well as the ‘ninjababy’ that has snuck inside her seemingly undetected.

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Sisters With Transistors

Sisters With Transistors

Director Lisa Rovner

Laurie Anderson narrates the untold history of the women who blazed a trail through electronic music.

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Slap

Slap

An intimidating encounter with a group of teens forces a 12-year-old to ponder her place in the world.

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Step Into the River

Step Into the River

Director Weijia Ma

This DOK Leipzig Silver Dove for Short Documentary and Animated Film winner grapples with China’s one-child policy through a story about two friends.

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Such Small Hands

Such Small Hands

When a new arrival is alienated by her peers at a girls’ orphanage, she exacts revenge by inventing an activity that takes gameplay to the extreme.

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This is a stained glass window

This is a stained glass window

This intimately-made film draws on conceptual art and performance documentation to self-reflexively survey Barbara Cleveland’s then-15-year collaborative relationship.

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Tobacco Ember

Tobacco Ember

Yugantar focuses on female labour rights in Tobacco Ember (Tambaku Chaakila Oob Ali, 1982), which features factory workers in Nipani.

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Yellow Girl and Me

Yellow Girl and Me

On the cusp of turning 10, a Jamaican girl is about to learn how not to drown.

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Yugantar Film Collective

Yugantar Film Collective

Digitally restored in 2019, three pioneering works by the Yugantar Film Collective offer a rare insight into the active women’s movements across 1980s India.