Women Make Movies is honored to announce that INDIA'S DAUGHTER and DON'T TELL ANYONE recently received the prestigious 2016 Peabody Award. One of the most distinguished tributes for excellence in media, the film was selected by a board of jurors comprised of media scholars, industry professionals, journalists, and critics.
Directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Leslee Udwin, INDIA'S DAUGHTER is the powerfully gripping story of Joyti Singh, a 23 year-old medical student. Singh's promising life was cut short when she was gang raped and murdered while in the company of a male friend. Gaining nearly impossible access to interviews that reveal deeply unsettling views on women and violence, Udwin documents a searing story that helped to galvanize passionate protests for justice within India and world-wide.This compelling, and sometimes controversial film is instrumental for colleges, community groups, and advocates who support victims, provide prevention strategies, and create dialogue that challenge reigning societal attitudes about violence against women. Watch the trailer.
"Putting a human face on immigration debate...
Don't Tell Anyone is told through Angy's eloquent voice."
- The Jewish Week, New York
DON'T TELL ANYONE (NO LE DIGAS A NADIE) was helmed by acclaimed director Mikaela Shwer who provides a winning
portrait of Angy Rivera. Since childhood Rivera has lived with a secret. She is undocumented. With an uncertain future in the US, she begins to push past the boundaries of the fear-laced whisper, "Don't tell anyone." In her world, the phrase carries the threat of deportation back to the violent region that her mother fled years ago. Rivera takes a new courageous stand with her own phrase of empowerment, "undocumented and proud." This thought-provoking film reveals the dignity and agency of undocumented individuals within our communities. DON'T TELL ANYONE
continues to cultivate meaningful discussions that transcend news headlines and soundbites, and gets to the heart of what our national conversation about immigration should be, and potentially could be. Watch the trailer here.
Both INDIA'S DAUGHTER or DON'T TELL ANYONE have been recognized for their cinematic excellence and societal impact. They are available now and we are offering a special 25% discount off each title.
*Use code PEABODYE16 to apply your discount. Applies to institutional orders only. Cannot be combined with any other offer, other exceptions may apply. Expires July 3rd.
Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Andy Warhol Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone.