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  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Clio Barnard
  • Country: U.K.
Brilliantly blurring the borders of narrative and documentary filmmaking, artist-cum-director Clio Barnard beautifully reconstructs the fascinating true story of troubled British playwright Andrea Dunbar and her tumultuous relationship with her daughter. Working from two years of audio interviews, Barnard uses classic documentary techniques, actors, theatrical performance, and Dunbar's own neighborhood to generate a unique cinematic feast while unraveling the truths of a dark family past. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary
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  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 0 minutes
  • Directed By: Kel O'Neill and Eline Jongsma
  • Country: USA, Netherlands
The northern white rhinoceros is the most endangered animal on the planet. Only three remain, and they are protected at all times by armed bodyguards. The Ark is a virtual reality documentary that puts viewers face-to-face with the last northern white rhinos, and tells the story of the global coalition scientists who are fighting to rescue the species from extinction. |Read More
Female Director(s)
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  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman
  • Country: USA
Mark Landis is one of the most prolific and notorious "artists" of the century, an expert forger who has duped and befuddled curators across the nation. Many have dedicated years tracking his escapades with one burning question: “Why?” Framed as a cat-and-mouse chase between Landis and those he has hoodwinked, Art and Craft paints a richly complicated portrait of mental illness, skewed philanthropy, and the desire to feel connected. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, Documentary, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
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  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Yulene Olaizola
  • Country: Mexico
This beautifully rendered atmospheric story captures a young woman addicted to heroin trying to get clean at a rundown resort on the Mexican Gulf Coast. There she meets a local character and the two begin a unique rapport. First-time narrative filmmaker Yulene Olaizola subverts the conventional addict story and imbues her main characters with a complexity and honesty that inspires this delicate and resonant journey of two old souls. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)
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As I Open My Eyes depicts the clash between culture and family as seen through the eyes of a young Tunisian woman balancing the traditional expectations of her family with her creative life as the singer in a politically charged rock band. Director Leyla Bouzid’s musical feature debut offers a nuanced portrait of the individual implications of the incipient Arab Spring. In partnership with Venice Days. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Music
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  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 6 minutes
  • Directed By: Jessica Kantor
  • Country: USA
Playing with movement, space and time, ASHES shares the tragic story of two lovers, told specifically for 360-headset environment. Director/Producer Jessica Kantor draws upon her classical ballet training to bring us this unique piece inspired by choreographer Pina Bausch, known for telling stories through dance. |Read More
Female Director(s)
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  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 13 minutes
  • Directed By: Laure De Clermont
  • Country: France
Young male prostitute Jeremiah waits under a bridge for potential customers. Across the way, seventeen-year-old Celeste is in the middle of a crosswalk when her scarf tangles in her wheelchair. She blocks traffic, and Jeremiah, on his way to a job, stops to help. That moment sparks an infatuation in Celeste, but Jeremiah is too focused on his business. Then she returns as a customer and asks him to be her first love. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)
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  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Tricia Regan
  • Country: USA
Although the statistic is alarming--one in 150 children in the U.S. is now diagnosed with autism--this documentary is steeped in a sense of optimism. Filmed over the course of one year, it follows five autistic children in Los Angeles as they write and rehearse their own full-length musical, tossing aside all stereotypes in the process. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music


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