Part of Women of Vision is educating ourselves and others about the issues that affect our community and our global community. There are many resources out there to watch in order to learn. This is an ongoing list in order to promote education so that we can become better advocates.
Give us your suggestions and why you are suggesting them by replying to this topic. We want to hear from our Women of Vision screen critics! We will add your recommendations to the list.
Beyond Belief - two American women travel to Afghanistan to meet other widows
The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo - looks at the sexual violence done to the women of the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo over the course of the last decade
Miss HIV - explores the international collision of HIV/AIDS policies while following the journey of two HIV-positive women who enter the contest in Botswana
Moolaadé - addresses FGM via a fictional narrative that takes place in Burkina Faso
Pushing The Elephant – tells the story of Rose Mapendo who was forced to leave her daughter behind when she fled the genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Now she works to unite her family as she fights for the future of her country.
Pray the Devil Back to Hell – chronicles the story of the Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country
Red Light – Filmed over a four year period, REDLIGHT focuses on the personal stories of young Cambodian victims and two remarkable advocates for change: grass-roots activist Somaly Mam and politician Mu Sochua
A Walk to Beautiful – award-winning documentary following five Ethiopian women suffering from obstetric fistula
War/Dance – Academy Award nominee; set against the backdrop of conflict, Ugandan children in a refugee camp enter a dancing and singing contest
Water– examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in India
With My Own Two Wheels – explores the bicycle as a vehicle for change around the world
Also, Women and Girls Lead is a multiyear public media initiative to focus, educate, and connect citizens worldwide in support of the issues facing women and girls.
Women, War and Peace was five-part primetime special series that reframed our understanding of modern warfare through deeply moving human stories about women in the midst of conflict, peacemaking, and post-conflict rebuilding in Colombia, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Liberia.
Movies by Sector
Child protection and Justice
Horn of Africa – drought
Great resource! Thanks, Mary!
Hi, how do I order a copy of Pushing the Elephant for the WOV Charlotte Chapter? Thanks. Jan Stubblefield
Hi Jan, Here is the link to Pushing the Elephant information on The City: http://bit.ly/h3RX86. Blessings, Mary
This is great! Thank you for having it available!
Call+Response is an excellent film on human trafficking.
Here’s a link….
Hi Mary, how do I order if I am keen to screen one of the movies? Do I get the link from you to download? Thanks to advice. =) Blessings
Hi Elaine – What movie are you interested in? We have copies of some movies in our Federal Way office which we can loan to chapters. Otherwise, I’d suggest Netflix or ordering them online. Blessings, Mary
Hi Mary, Thanks for the info. Will discuss with the team on the movies we might like to order. Blessings,
Hi Mary, I was searching for a link where I could download or purchase the movie ‘Red Light’ for one of our film screening event. Would you be able to advice where I could get the movie? =) Thank you.
Hi Elaine, I’ve been searching for the film “Red Light” but I can’t seem to locate a place to purchase it, even from their official website. It also looks like the website hasn’t been updated in about a year which is interesting as well. I will keep looking at let you know if I’m able to locate anything. Blessings, Laurel (WOV Helpdesk)
This is not a movie, but a book – but I highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys reading. “A Walk Across the Sun” It is about the global business of sex trafficking, but written like a mystery, a page-turner, gripping, heartbreaking. The author supports International Justice Mission and is active in the issue. Very good read and very motivating when it comes to advocacy.
I’d like to recommend that you add “The Girl in the Cafe” to this list. It shows how one unlikely woman can speak up to change the plight of the poor. Fiction, but really good.
Thanks for compiling this list! What a great conversation starter for all the Mom’s with kids adopted from the Horn of Africa region. These are just a few ways we can show our kids our concern for and care for the people of their birth country.
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