After all, feminism is not a bad word. So, we bring to you some of the best short films on feminism that portray the subject in its true light.
It’s an art, an audio-visual art that looks at reflecting the society, attempts to mold the thought-process and hope to create a desirable world through their story-telling. Content has evolved and in the world where women are still held back for simply their gender, sexual preferences or life choices; there are some films doing the rounds on YouTube that you must watch.
Yours and Mine
Let’s take a moment to hear what the queen of pop has to say. Beyoncé had chopped off and sewed a bunch of music videos together into an 11 minute black and white documentary that portrayed her thoughts on love, aging, fame, parenthood, and feminism. Absolutely motivational and artsy, this is something you must watch.
Remember Emma Watson’s speech for #HeforShe when she said, “We are getting closer, and we should stop and take a moment to recognize it.” UN Women global goodwill ambassador, shared a film to promote the fact that we have to do a lot more to live in a gender-equal world.
A documentary film that comprises of stories of inspirational, ambitious female entrepreneurs from start-ups to giant industries. It was screened at the White House as a part of the lead-up to the United States of Women Summit and was even premiered at the Paris Theatre in New York City.
An innovative feature film that emphasizes on the power of education that changes a girl and eventually the entire world, where the filmmaker looked at changing the way the world values the girls. Hoping to bring in education for girls as mainstream conversations, the message is spread across the globe.
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry
The content of this film revives the hidden history of all the women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. This inspirational film looks at getting people passionate towards feminism and human rights.
!Women Art Revolution
Depicting the revolution through intimate interviews, archival films, footage and art, this film reveals how they combined free speech and politics to fundamentally evolve art and culture. Surfacing the history of testimonials of women who were suppressed, this film speaks volumes for feminism.
Mutantes: Punk Porn Feminism
“I’m going take my first off and they’re going to see tits and they’re going to think ‘Oh goody! Titties! Then whip the dick out…”
This French documentary speaks to old feminist porn pioneers like Annie Sprinkle, Carol Queen and the Bay Area Queer Community personalities known for nudity. The movie walks along the forerunner of public sexuality in the 90’s.
Cinematically glorious, this film talks of the sex industry in Thailand, Bangaldesh, and Mexico. The film uses hues and melodies that take viewers on an emotional ride through the lives of prostitutes and child trafficking victims.
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Cheeky, blunt and catty in nature, Joan Rivers who pioneered the female comedy scene talks about her life in this documentary. Through this film she encourages women to speak their mind and overcome their fears.
He Named Me Malala
Nobel prize winner, Malala Yousafzai a young girl from Pakistan got the world’s attention when the brave teenager got shot by the Taliban for supporting the rights of education. This documentary indulges in her life and brings out her story to the world.
As voices are suppressed around the world, cinema has a power like no other. In the plethora of content that is available on the internet, we collaborated a list to celebrate feminism and women empowerment.
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