March 1 – 31, 2014
Throughout the month of March, Women and Girls Lead and Eileen Fisher, Inc. celebrate Women’s History Month by launching #SheDocs, an online film festival showcasing 12 documentaries that highlight extraordinary women and their accomplishments. This month-long festival presents a collection of films by prominent independent filmmakers that focus on women and girls who are transforming their lives, their communities, and the world. There is no other online film festival that brings documentary film about women and girls to U.S. online audiences for free!
Watch films online, participate in the conversation, or host a screening event, and be inspired by remarkable and true stories about women and girl agents of change!
#SheDocs is sponsored by Eileen Fisher, Inc.
Follow the #SheDocs hashtag on Twitter to join the conversation.
Films officially launch online on March 1st.
by Pratibha Parmar
Writer and human-rights activist Alice Walker’s story is an inspiring personal journey of a life lived with passionate commitment to truth and justice – ideals that sprang from a background of poverty and violent racism. Learn more
by Duane Baughman
An intimate look at one of the most fascinating and significant world leaders of our time, Benazir Bhutto. Learn more
by Sharon La Cruise
A look at the life of African American political activist and newspaper publisher Daisy Bates. Learn more
Written & directed by Tanya Hamilton
Blossom Edwards is forced to take over for her uncle as the family's primary breadwinner by driving his taxicab in Spanish Town, Jamaica, one of the island’s oldest and poorest rural communities. Part of Through Her Lens Collection
by Bernardo Ruiz
The struggles and triumphs of Latina students from across the United States are explored through their own eyes in this documentary about the challenges faced in the American public education system. Learn more
Written & directed by Paola Mendoza
A very pregnant Mei struggles alone to safely give birth to her child in New York City’s Chinatown. But when the father returns home to discover that the baby has been born a girl, he tries to force Mei to abandon her. Part of Through Her Lens Collection
by Steve James
A look at a group of men and women — most of them former gang leaders and ex-cons — that are trying to "interrupt" shootings and protect their communities from the violence they once employed. Learn more
by David Sutherland
In a special two-part series, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake Reservation. Learn more
Written & directed by Cherien Dabis
Inside a Middle Eastern home, three generations of women in a family conflict over their plans for the future of granddaughter Lama, who refuses to get married. Part of Through Her Lens Collection
by Abigail Disney, Gini Reticker, and Pamela Hogan
Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003. One of the episodes from the five part miniseries Women, War & Peace. Learn more
by Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen
Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer-turned social entrepreneur, has sewn hope in the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta by empowering children to become leaders in improving health, health, transforming their communities for the better. Learn more
by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Kelcey Edwards
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation. Learn moreWatch the film