“Belly of the Beast” is an exposé of human rights abuses in California-based women’s prisons — specifically, forced sterilizations of Black females.
At the heart of the film, a question looms: Isn’t it worth sacrificing a few for the benefit of many?
In Rona Segal’s documentary “Mission: Hebron,” soldiers describe their troubling experiences serving in the Israel Defense Forces.
The French film ‘Summer of ‘85’ was adapted from the 1982 young adult novel ‘Dance on my Grave’ by Aiden Chambers.
The practice of arranged marriages, often involving brides who are 15 or younger, continues almost unchecked and unchallenged.
“The Present” is the more openly political of the nominees; “White Eye” is more subtle.
The Oscar-nominated documentary short ‘Colette’ tells the story of an elegant, stoic 90-year-old woman, member of a French Resistance family.
The documentary “Still Life in Lodz” focuses on a woman’s return to her childhood home in Lodz.
Set in Mexico City, “Leona” is a coming of age tale that follows a young female muralist who falls in love with a non-Jewish Mexican and winds up essentially disinherited from her own community. The Spanish-language film, which marks the impressive debut of writer-director Issac Cherem — who hails from the tightly-knit, Syrian-Jewish community where his film takes place — touches on marginalization, female agency, immigration and community.
Throughout his life, M.C. Escher was dumbfounded and at, at times, irritated by his popularity among counterculture youth.