Belly of the Beast

The pastoral farmlands surrounding the Central California Women’s Facility, the world’s largest women’s prison, help conceal the reproductive and human rights violations transpiring inside its walls. A young woman who was involuntarily sterilized at the age of 24 while incarcerated at the facility teams up with a human rights lawyer to stop these violations. Together … READ MORE

Women in Blue

Minneapolis Police Department Chief Janée Harteau, the department’s first female chief, works to remake the MPD by getting rid of corrupt police officers, re-training the rest, and demanding accountability. As part of her reform efforts, she also recruits more women and promotes them into leadership at every level. Women in Blue follows three of these police women … READ MORE

Represent

Local elections in Middle America are not often fodder for national news coverage. While 24-hour news cycles keep us focused on national partisan battles, there are multilayered, interpersonal dynamics at play in local elections that mirror – and sometimes predict – the ebb and flow of America’s large scale political landscape. Leading up to the … READ MORE

One Child Nation

China’s one-child policy forever changed the lives of mothers and children. Inspired by the birth of her first child, filmmaker Nanfu Wang returns to China to speak with her family and explore the ripple effect of this devastating social experiment. At its core, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning One Child Nation is a riveting personal … READ MORE

One Child Nation – The Baby Recruiting Network – Clip

In this excerpt from One Child Nation, Brian Stuy, Utah-based co-founder of Research China and father to three adopted girls from China, explains how a “recruiting network” worked to find and bring children into orphanages, children that were later to be bought and sold — trafficked. Filmmaker Nanfu Wang then wonders about each baby’s story, … READ MORE

“Is Attraction Different in the Absence of Sight?”

By  Kemberlie Spivey Australian-born independent filmmaker Patricia Zagarella has been creating documentaries for over ten years and co-produced the Emmy-award winning documentary Baring It All. That film followed fashion photographer David Jay into the worlds of four young breast cancer survivors, exploring their journeys as they were photographed for the SCAR Project. Patricia made her … READ MORE

One Child Nation – Trailer

China’s one-child policy forever changed the lives of mothers and children. Inspired by the birth of her first child, filmmaker Nanfu Wang returns to China to speak with her family and explore the ripple effect of this devastating social experiment. At its core, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning One Child Nation is a riveting personal … READ MORE

The One-Child Policy Legacy on Women and Relationships in China

By Kristal Sotamayor The one-child policy was introduced to China in 1979, written into the national constitution in 1982, and subsequently ended in 2015. Over the 36 years of the policy, entire generations have been marked by the effects of the state’s control on women’s reproductive rights. The films One Child Nation and Leftover Women both … READ MORE