Challenging stories on race relations, immigration, violence against women, religious intolerance, and LGBTQ equality are an integral part of our national conversation. Take a look at our new releases which feature acclaimed, transformative films on these critical issues - they will create meaningful discussions for classrooms and communities today, and throughout the year.
This absorbing new collection is essential for gaining a greater understanding of the historical roots of racism, current challenges, and possible solutions.
PROFILED knits the stories of mothers of black and Latino youth murdered by the NYPD into a powerful indictment of racial profiling and police brutality and provides a window into one of the most burning issues of our time.
SOUTHERN RITESchronicles the murder of a young, unarmed black man by an elderly white town patriarch, and a historic campaign to elect the first black sheriff - both stories reveal racial wounds, and ask whether a new generation can make a different future from a difficult past.
TOO BLACK TO BE FRENCHexplores the role of race and the persistence of racism in a supposedly institutionally colorblind country. Though the history is different, the issues raised offer a contextualized perspective on race in America and beyond.
Peabody Award-winner DON'T TELL ANYONE (NO LE DIGAS A NADIE) follows Angy Rivera's remarkable journey from poverty and civil war in rural Colombia to the front page of The New York Times. After years of living undocumented, and battling a complex immigration system, Angy faces an uncertain future.
The global prevalence of sexual assault and violence against women is staggering, but this film/campaign goes beyond startling statistics, and provides tools for support and prevention.
Emmy nominated BRAVE MISS WORLDis a startlingly honest portrayal of how tragedy can be transformed into a call for justice. After surviving a sexual assault and stabbing, Linor Arbargil becomes an advocate, and travels around the world from rape crisis centers, to American college campuses to inspire others to confront shame and to heal.
Executive produced by Susan Sarandon, DEEP RUN is an intimate portrait of trans life in rural Deep Run, North Carolina. Exiled by family and rejected by an ex-partner, Cole, a young trans man explores the intersection of modern identity and faith in the American South.
THE SAME DIFFERENCE shines light on how the relationships within the queer black lesbian and bisexual communities, mirror the homophobia and male privilege of the straight world. The film features recognizable queer voices from HBO's The Wire, and Netflix's Orange is the New Black.
Fear, prejudice, and misperceptions are the foundation for religious intolerance, as well as increasing Islamophobia - despite the current climate, several Muslim women find a way to become part of a US community.
VOICES OF MUSLIM WOMEN FROM THE US SOUTH explores how Muslim women at the University of Alabama carve out a space for self-expression in the Deep South while negotiating their identities in a society that often has unflattering views about Islam and Muslims.
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.