Films
Girl Unbound
Close Up Sisters Youth Programme
Erin Heidenreich | 2016
United States | 80 min | 8+ years | English, Arabic, Urdu with English subtitles | Subtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF17

Maria Toorpakai is a top-ranking squash player from a tribal area of Pakistan who, with the support of her family, defiantly refuses to be held down by oppressive gender norms.

Films
Girls Section
Sisters
Kathryn Everett | 2019
Pakistan, United States | 12 min

Screened as part of TOAFF19

In a remote northern region of Pakistan, girls are challenging tradition for their right to access education.

Films
Grit
Shared Planet Sisters Truth To Power Youth Programme
Cynthia Wade, Sasha Friedlander | 2018
United States | 81 min | 12+ years | Indonesian with English subtitles | Subtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF19

The story of a teenager finding her political voice in the face of a natural disaster – a rousing tribute to youth activism and to the role of education in empowering young women.

Films
Honeyland
Shared Planet Sisters
Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska | 2019
Macedonia | 85 min | Turkish

When a nomadic family move in and break Honeyland’s basic rule, the last female wild beekeeper in Europe must save the bees and restore natural balance.

Films
Inside Me
Sisters
Maria Teixeira | 2019
Germany | 5 min | 12+ years | English | Closed Captions

Screened as part of TOAFF20

In this gentle, intimate animated documentary, a young woman shares what may have been the most potent decision she’s had to make in life: whether or not to have an abortion.

Films
Jesa
Sisters
Kyungwon Song | 2019
South Korea, United States | 6 min | Korean with English subtitles | Closed CaptionsSubtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF20

A sweet and salty take on family, food, and the patriarchy.

Films
A Journey of a Thousand Miles
Sisters
Geeta Gandbhir & Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy | 2015
Bangladesh, Pakistan, United Kingdom | 95 min | 12+ years | English, Bengali with English subtitles

A unit of all female Muslim police officers are sent to Haiti as peacekeepers for a year, shattering every stereotype the world holds about the capabilities of Muslim women.

Films
Let My Body Speak
Sisters
Madonna Adib | 2019
United Kingdom | 10 min | 12+ years | Arabic with English subtitles | Closed CaptionsSubtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF20

Our bodies store memories. The body does not forget. A childhood in Damascus, OCD, the revolution, falling in love with a woman. My body remembers, it keeps the trauma. And after all the losses, I had to start listening to my body.

This film is part of the ‘Women in Motion’ programme.

Films
Letter to Sasha
Javier Reverte, Andoni Jaen | 2012
Algeria, Spain | 15 min | 8+ years | Arabic with English subtitles

Fatma, a refugee living in the Algerian desert gets a great idea after listening to the news – to contact one of President Obama’s daughters

Films
Luchadora
Close Up Sisters
River Finlay | 2013
Mexico, United States | 12 min | 12+ years | Spanish with English subtitles | Subtitles

Luna Magica, a Mexican wrestling star, struggles to keep her status in the all-star professional league and make ends meet as a single mum.