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The 8th

Available until June 6
The 8th tells the story of Irish women and their fight to overturn one of the most restrictive laws on abortion in the world. After a 35-year struggle the pro-choice side have to radically shift tactics to try and bring this historically conservative electorate over the line.
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Runtime:94
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Program Category:Persister
By Program - Sort:10-Day
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Aideen Kane
Maeve O'Boyle
Lucy Kennedy
Producer(s):Aideen Kane
Maeve O'Boyle
Lucy Kennedy
Alan Maher
Executive Producer(s):Lesley McKimm
Gini Reticker
Amy Nauiokas
Abigail Disney
Jess Kwan
Editor(s):Jordan Montminy
Maeve O'Boyle
Composer:Sarah Lynch
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Breaking the Silence

Available until June 24
An Indigenous woman leaves her Emberá Chamí community for Bogotá as she grapples with her experience of female genital mutilation. Joining forces with a new friend, they return to engage with other Indigenous women about the tradition and enact change.
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Runtime:83
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Colombia
Bolivia
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:Embera
Spanish
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Persister
Film Subjects:Gender & Sexuality
Indigenous Cultures & Issues
Latin America
Women & Women's Stories
By Program - Sort:Doc Shop
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Priscila Padilla
Producer(s):Laura Coronado Delgado
Executive Producer(s):Gustavo Pazmin
Priscila Padilla
Editor(s):Ximena Franco
Priscila Padilla
Writer(s):Priscila Padilla
Cinematography:Viviana Gomez
Yvette Paz
Composer:Sol Okarina
Sound:Vladimir Diaz
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The Dilemma of Desire

Available until June 24
The scientific establishment has often left women’s pleasure off the priority list, relegating it to be mystery, myth or altogether missing. Meet an inspiring collection of women who take matters into their own hands, demanding pleasure for all.
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Runtime:107
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Program Category:Persister
Film Subjects:Gender & Sexuality
Heath & Medicine
Women & Women's Stories
Website:https://dilemmaofdesiredoc.com/
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Maria Finitzo
Producer(s):Diane Quon
Cynthia Kane
Executive Producer(s):Barbara Kopple
Gordon Quinn
Hugh Schulze
Editor(s):Liz Kaar
Mimi Wilcox
Writer(s):Maria Finitzo
Cinematography:Adam Singer
Hillary Bachelder
Keith Walker
Composer:Miriam Cutler
Sound:Shuling Yong
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For the Love of Rutland

Available until June 24
A recovering opioid addict and mother, Stacie barely gets by in her hardscrabble, job-scarce Vermont town. When Syrian refugees arrive, racism and xenophobia turn her community into a flashpoint of Trump’s America and Stacie into the unlikeliest of heroes.
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Runtime:92
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Program Category:Persister
Film Subjects:Mental Health & Addiction
America
Immigration & Refugees
Labour & Working People
Race & Multiculturalism
Women & Women's Stories
By Program - Sort:Doc Shop
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Jennifer Maytorena Taylor
Producer(s):Jennifer Maytorena Taylor
Executive Producer(s):Abigail Disney
Heather Rae
Editor(s):Jen Bradwell
Cinematography:Jennifer Maytorena Taylor
Jim Sabataso
Sandra Valde-Hansen
Mustafa Davis
Composer:Emily Rice
Sound:Alyssa Nevarez
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Her Mothers

Available until June 24
In this intimate tale of love and freedom, a lesbian couple contends with homophobia in an increasingly radicalized Hungary as they struggle to create a family through adoption and to define their roles in motherhood.
Film Info
Runtime:75
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Hungary
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:Hungarian
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Persister
Film Subjects:Eastern Europe
Families & Family Relationships
LGBTQ Cultures & Issues
Women & Women's Stories
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Asia Dér
Sári Haragonics
Producer(s):Sára László
Marcell Gero
Noemi Veronika Szakonyi
Editor(s):Flóra Erdélyi
Cinematography:Asia Dér
Sound:Sári Haragonics
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Persister Shorts Program

Available until June 24
A collection of short films by women, about women speaking up and being heard including Radia, They're Just Fish, and Villa Villekulla.
Film Info
Runtime:61
Copyright:2020
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Program Category:Persister
Film Subjects:Women & Women's Stories
By Program - Sort:Shorts
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The School of Housewives

Available until June 24
The Reykjavík School of Housewives has taught cooking, cleaning and home economics since 1942. But ushering the domestic crafts of the past into the future—along with values of efficiency and conservation—requires a re-evaluation of gender roles and respect.
Film Info
Runtime:75
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Iceland
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:Icelandic
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Persister
Film Subjects:Education
Families & Family Relationships
Northern Europe
Women & Women's Stories
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Website:https://www.theschoolofhousewives.com/
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Stefanía Thors
Producer(s):Helgi Svavar Helgason
Editor(s):Stefanía Thors
Cinematography:Stefanía Thors
Composer:Davíð Þór Jónsson
Helgi Svavar Helgason
Valdimar Kolbeinn Sigurjónsson
Sound:Friðjón Jónsson
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Shut Up Sona

Available until June 10
Singer, performer and self-styled “troublemaker” Sona Mohapatra channels the goddess energy of Chandi as she fights for equal rights as an empowered, modern Indian woman in a society and music industry denying her value.
Film Info
Runtime:85
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:India
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Hindi
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Persister
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Website:http://www.shutupsona.com
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Deepti Gupta
Producer(s):Sona Mohapatra
Co-Producer(s):Deepti Gupta
Ram Sampath
Editor(s):Arjun Gourisaria
Cinematography:Deepti Gupta
Composer:Ram Sampath
Sona Mohapatra
Sound:Niraj Gera
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