From Nov 25th – Dec 10th, we will be regularly spotlighting films by female filmmakers and storytellers whose films depict violence against women.
Here’s the three films we we are spotlighting today
He Named Me Malala (2015)
After the Taliban tries to kill her for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai emerges as a leading advocate for children’s rights and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
An intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide.
You can buy on Rakuten TV, Google Play Movies (with captions), YouTube, Sky Store, Amazon Video (with captions), Microsoft Store (with captions), Apple iTunes as download (with captions) or rent it on Rakuten TV, Talk Talk TV online.
India’s Daughter (2015) Dir Leslee Udwin
The life and death of Jyoti Singh, an Indian medical student whose violation and murder by gang rapists exposed the violent misogyny of Indian society.
The story of the short life, and brutal gang rape and murder in Delhi in December 2012 of an exceptional and inspiring young woman. The rape of the 23 year old medical student by 6 men on a moving bus, and her death, sparked unprecedented protests and riots throughout India and led to the first glimmers of a change of mindset. Interwoven into the storyline are the lives, values and mindsets of the rapists whom the filmmakers have had exclusive and unprecedented access to interview before they hang. The film examines the society and values which spawn such violent acts, and makes an optimistic and impassioned plea for change.
Currently you are able to watch “India’s Daughter” streaming on Kanopy (with captions), DOCSVILLE, Amazon Prime Video (with captions). It is also possible to buy “India’s Daughter” on Amazon Video as download or rent it on Amazon Video online.
Revenge (2018) Dir Coralie Fargeat
Jen (Matilda Lutz) is enjoying a romantic getaway with Richard (Kevin Janssens), her wealthy boyfriend, until his two sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip. As tension mounts in the house, the situation abruptly and viciously intensifies, culminating in a shocking act that leaves Jen brutalised and left for dead. Unfortunately for her assailants, she survives and begins a relentless quest for revenge.
Coralie Fargeat’s debut feature is a skillful and gory fusion of feminism and exploitation – NY Times
Currently you are able to watch “Revenge” streaming on Shudder. It is also possible to buy “Revenge” on Sky Store, Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies (with captions), YouTube, Rakuten TV, Microsoft Store (with captions), Amazon Video (with captions) as download or rent it on Sky Store, Apple iTunes, YouTube, Google Play Movies, Rakuten TV, BFI Player, Microsoft Store, Amazon Video online.
Getting help and support for domestic violence
You do not have to wait for an emergency situation to find help. If domestic abuse is happening to you, it’s important to tell someone and remember you’re not alone. Here’s some useful advice and ways to contact those who will be able help.