AFI DOCS 2021: Feminist Films – American Film Institute

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AFI DOCS 2021: Feminist Films

The AFI DOCS 2021 film festival is proud to present this wonderful selection of features and short documentaries centering on powerful women flexing their strength in political, intellectual and physical spheres. Through issues as wide-ranging as border violence, nun rights and vagina support groups, these women share their unique perspectives and insights on equality, feminism and motherhood, demonstrating that there is nothing women can’t do.

 

THE GALLERY THAT DESTROYS ALL SHAME
World Premiere
One evening in LA, a group learns how to take back the speculum. SCREENS AS PART OF SHORTS PROGRAM 3 – Buy Ticket

 

LFG
LFG is an inspiring and intimate documentary following the U.S. women’s national soccer team as it files a class-action, gender discrimination lawsuit against the team’s employer, the U.S. Soccer Federation. Buy Ticket

 

LUCHADORAS
Three courageous female wrestlers, Luchadoras, confront crises in their personal lives and present strength in their community of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, where women are all too often abused, kidnapped or murdered. Buy Ticket

 

MAMA
North America Premiere Deep in the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, one of the most violent places in the world, Mama Zawadi and her baby chimpanzees find that unconditional love can heal the wounds of war. SCREENS AS PART OF SHORTS PROGRAM 3 – Buy Ticket

 

MY NAME IS PAULI MURRAY
Academy Award® nominees Betsy West and Julie Cohen (RGB) profile the remarkable Pauli Murray, whose legacy as one of the 20th Century’s great human rights activists and legal scholars finally gets the attention it deserves. Closed captions available. Buy Ticket

 

RADIOGRAPH OF A FAMILY
Filmmaker Firouzeh Khosrovani excavates and examines her parents’ marriage, which reflects the divide between traditionalism and modernization in the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution. Buy Ticket

 

REBEL HEARTS
In Los Angeles in the 1960s, the courageous Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary challenged the Roman Catholic Church in an effort to reform its engrained patriarchal strictures – but at a considerable cost. Closed captions available. Buy Ticket

 

SINCE YOU ARRIVED, MY HEART STOPPED BELONGING TO ME (DESDE QUE LLEGASTE, MI CORAZÓN DEJÓ DE PERTENECERME)
Central American mothers journey by bus through Mexico, searching for their children who migrated north towards the United States but disappeared en route. SCREENS AS PART OF SHORTS PROGRAM 5 – Buy Ticket

SINK OR SWIM
In this canonical personal documentary, filmmaker Su Friedrich returns to a pivotal childhood memory – her father has thrown her into the deep end of the pool to teach her to swim. Closed captions available. Free Screening – Get Ticket

 

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