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Lemon Tree

Winner of the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival Audience Award and the Israeli Film Academy Award for best actress, Lemon Tree, with its subtle humor and sunny cinematography, is a delightful, yet devastating film. Read More »


Jennifer Steinman’s debut documentary, Motherland, explores the timeless subject of grief and healing in an experiential film about mothers who have lost children. Read More »

Which Way Home

Which Way Home documents the lives of migrant children who risk their lives to begin anew in the US. Traveling thousands of miles through Central America on the tops of freight trains, many of these children plan to support their families back home by working in the US. Read More »

New Year Baby

Suddenly confronted with the history of her family’s survival under Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, Socheata Poeuv documents the story of coming to know of her own past and that of her family. New Year Baby tells of Poeuv's birth in a refugee camp and explores the lives and experiences of Poeuv's family members, some of whom she had never before met. Read More »

Finding Face

In Finding Face, filmmakers Skye Fitzgerald and Patti Duncan present a startling portrait of a young woman's life forever altered by an inhuman crime. While difficult to witness, this film’s harrowing story is deeply important to acknowledge. Read More »

A Powerful Noise

In CARE's A Powerful Noice: The Impact of One Voice, the Power of Many, we meet the leader of a women's raspberry-growers cooperative in Bosnia, talk with the head of a school for young women in Mali, and sit down with an HIV/AIDS community organizer in Vietnam. Read More »

Pray the Devil Back to Hell

A woman’s voice calls out from the screen: “If I get killed, just remember I was fighting for peace.” So rings the pivotal message of the riveting new film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, which recently premiered to critical acclaim at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. This must-see documentary recounts the story of thousands of ordinary women who successfully banded together amidst the human wreckage of a decades-long civil war in Liberia to demand peace. Read More »


Lioness is the story of the first women in American history to enter direct ground combat in the Iraq war. Read More »

The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo

In this unflinching documentary, filmmaker Lisa Jackson travels through the Democratic Republic of Congo, exposing the grotesque realities of gendered violence. Read More »

Flow: For Love of Water

Water is life, insists Flow, a hair-raising documentary of the global water crisis that showcases the many practical, affordable solutions now being implemented around the globe. Read More »

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