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The World Before Her

by Nisha Pahuja

Premiere Date: September 16, 2013


The World Before Her is a tale of two Indias: In one, a small-town girl competes in the Miss India pageant. In the other, a militant woman leads a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls. (60 minutes)

Girl Model

by A. Sabin and David Redmon

Premiere Date: March 24, 2013


The provocative film is a lyrical exploration of youth, beauty and ambition, seen through the eyes of a conflicted American modeling scout and the 13-year-old girl she discovers. (90 minutes)

The Light in Her Eyes

by Julia Meltzer and Laura Nix

Premiere Date: July 19, 2012


Houda al-Habash, a conservative woman preacher in Damascus, Syria, calls girls to the practice of Islam, teaching them that pursuing their ambitions is a way of worshipping God. (60 minutes)

POV Short Cuts 2011

by Various Filmmakers

Premiere Date: August 23, 2011


A one-hour collection of documentary shorts by established and emerging filmmakers, including: Big Birding Day, Flawed, Miss Devine, No More Questions, Six Weeks and Tiffany. (60 minutes)

Flawed

by Andrea Dorfman

Premiere Date: August 23, 2011


The story of a long-distance relationship with a man whose profession - plastic surgery - gives the woman plenty of fodder. (12 minutes)

Steam of Life

by Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen

Premiere Date: August 2, 2011

Encore Broadcast: August 16, 2012


In Finland, the sauna is a national obsession - a place to come together and sweat out not only the grime of contemporary life, but also grief, hopes, joys and memories. (60 minutes)

Bronx Princess

by Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed

Premiere Date: September 22, 2009


Rocky Otoo is the sassy teenage daughter of Ghanaian parents. After she rebels against her mother's rule in the Bronx, she flees to her father, a chief in Ghana. (60 minutes)

Ella Es el Matador (She Is the Matador)

by Gemma Cubero and Celeste Carrasco

Premiere Date: September 1, 2009


Two women matadors in Spain have a passion for bullfighting and are determined to pursue their dreams. What is it like for women to enter into this male-dominated arena? (60 minutes)

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by Jesse Epstein

Premiere Date: August 18, 2009


Go behind the scenes at the Patina V Mannequin Factory in City of Industry, Calif., of the artistry, craft and marketing that go into creating "the ideal woman of the moment" — in plastic. (7 minutes)

The Education of Shelby Knox

by Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt

Premiere Date: June 21, 2005


A self-described "good Southern Baptist girl," 15-year-old Texan Shelby Knox becomes an unlikely advocate for comprehensive sex education. (90 minutes)

Chisholm '72

by Shola Lynch

Premiere Date: February 7, 2005


In 1972, Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman to run for president. Her wit, spirit and charisma reminds all Americans of their power as citizens. (75 minutes)

Georgie Girl

by Annie Goldson and Peter Wells

Premiere Date: June 20, 2003


What are the chances that a former prostitute could be elected a Member of the Parliament of New Zealand by a conservative, rural district? What if that person were also a transsexual? The odds may seem daunting, but Georgina Beyer did it. (54 minutes)

5 Girls

by Maria Finitzo

Premiere Date: October 2, 2001


5 Girls presents a real-life portrait of growing up female today through the eyes of five thoughtful and articulate young women. Join Corrie, Toby, Amber, Aisha and Haibinh as they take us on a journey through their teenage years. (84 minutes)

True-Hearted Vixens

by Mylène Moreno

Premiere Date: July 17, 2001


These women want to play professional football. Make that full contact, NFL-style, smash-mouth football. (54 minutes)

My American Girls

by Aaron Matthews

Premiere Date: July 3, 2001

Encore Broadcast: August 13, 2002


In vivid vérité detail, My American Girls: A Dominican Story captures the joys and struggles over a year in the lives of the Ortiz family, first generation immigrants from the Dominican Republic. Matthews' film captures the rewards — and costs — of pursuing the American dream. (54 minutes)

She Shorts

by Various

Premiere Date: August 4, 1998


A selection of hypnotically engaging short films by and about women offers vivid and lyrical pictures of joy, endurance and inspiration.

She Shorts: Two or Three Things But Nothing For Sure

by Tina DiFeliciantonio and Jane C. Wagner

Premiere Date: August 4, 1998


One of a selection of hypnotically engaging short films by and about women offers vivid and lyrical pictures of joy, endurance and inspiration.

She Shorts: Repetition Compulsion

by Ellie Lee

Premiere Date: August 4, 1998


One of a selection of hypnotically engaging short films by and about women offers vivid and lyrical pictures of joy, endurance and inspiration.

She Shorts: Cuba 15

by Elizabeth Schub

Premiere Date: August 4, 1998


One of a selection of hypnotically engaging short films by and about women offers vivid and lyrical pictures of joy, endurance and inspiration.

Sacrifice

by Ellen Bruno

Premiere Date: July 28, 1998


Burmese girls, lured into prostitution with promises of a better life for themselves and their families, give voice to their experiences in this poetic tribute to their struggles for survival.

Barbie Nation

by Susan Stern

Premiere Date: July 14, 1998


"Everybody has a Barbie story...but the stories are really about us," says reporter turned filmmaker Susan Stern as she rips the roof off Barbie's "Dreamhouse" and explores the history and fantasy behind this unlikely cultural icon.

Girls Like Us

by Jane Wagner and Tina DiFeliciantonio

Premiere Date: July 22, 1997


This POV classic film offers a rare and disarming peek into the very real lives of teenage girls in South Philly in the early 1990s.

A Healthy Baby Girl

by Judith Helfand

Premiere Date: June 17, 1997


Battling personal grief, corporate power, and her mother's guilt, Helfand turns the camera on herself and her family to document her battle with DES-related cancer.

Battle for the Minds

by Steven Lipscomb

Premiere Date: June 10, 1997


While chronicling his mother's recent struggle to become a Southern Baptist pastor, filmmaker Steven Lipscomb uncovered a whirlwind of change and a rising tide of opposition to women as senior church leaders.

Remembering Wei Yi-fang, Remembering Myself

by Yvonne Welbon

Premiere Date: July 30, 1996


Yvonne Welbon presents a witty and original coming-to-terms with race, culture and self. A six year stay in Taiwan transforms her understanding of what it means to be an African American and illuminates her connection to her Honduran-born grandmother.

Just For The Ride

by Amanda Micheli

Premiere Date: July 23, 1996


The world of cowgirls and the rough and tumble of women's rodeo in the 1990's.

The Transformation

by Carlos Aparicio and Susana Aiken

Premiere Date: July 9, 1996


Ricardo was once Sara, a homeless HIV positive transvestite, living in the underbelly of Manhattan. Today he is a churchgoing, married man, saved by a Dallas ministry.

A Litany For Survival

by Ada Gay Griffin and Michelle Parkerson

Premiere Date: June 18, 1996


Poet, lover, mother, warrior — Audre Lorde wrote passionately of love and anger, civil rights and sexuality, family politics and the glories of nature. (60 minutes)

Home Economics

by Jenny Cool

Premiere Date: July 18, 1995


Jenny Cool interviewed women in a suburban housing development outside Los Angeles, discovering a fragile lifestyle dominated by social pressures and the daily commuter grind.

Out of Sight

by David Sutherland

Premiere Date: June 20, 1995


The unpredictable trials of blind horse-woman Diane Starin who wonders "if America is ready for a blind girl who isn't a goody two-shoes."

Leona's Sister Gerri

by Jane Gillooly

Premiere Date: June 1, 1995


A provocative film about abortion.

Dialogues With Madwomen

by Allie Light

Premiere Date: August 2, 1994


Seven women, including the filmmaker, describe their experiences with manic depression, multiple personalities, schizophrenia, euphoria and recovery.

The Heart of the Matter

by Gini Retickler and Amber Hollibaugh

Premiere Date: July 12, 1994


This gripping story of one HIV-positive African American woman opens a window on understanding women's sexuality in the age of AIDS.