Sad fact: Only 11 percent of films have female protagonists. Not #SheDocs. Running March 1 to 31, #SheDocs online film festival boasts 100 percent female leads. Independent filmmakers in the festival spotlight women who are working to transform their lives, their communities, and the world. All 10 films will be made available free online on the Women and Girls Lead website. It doesn’t end there! The documentaries will be supported by events both online and in communities across the country to inspire dialogue and deeper connection with the films.
The films featured in the #SheDocs online film festival were selected as extraordinary examples of leadership exemplified by women across the U.S and abroad from the Women and Girls Lead collection of 50 films. Among the featured selections are MAKERS: Women Who Make America (Dyllan McGee), featuring hundreds of interviews about unforgettable women who have shaped America; Chahinaz: What Rights for Women? (Samia Chala and Patrice Barrat) follows Chahinaz, a 20-year-old Algerian student who embarks on a voyage of self-discovery as she investigates what life is like for women in other Muslim countries and around the world; and Strong! (Julie Wyman) features weightlifter Cheryl Haworth’s struggles to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end.