Female Filmmakers

Female Filmmakers

10 Episodes

Documentaries directed by female filmmakers.

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Female Filmmakers
  • Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

    Episode 1

    Canada • Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier & Edward Burtynsky • 2018

    Humanity's damage to ecological systems becomes poignantly clear.

  • Goodbye Gauley Mountain

    Episode 2

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    Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens • USA • 2014

    An ecosexual love story.

    Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle have returned to the former's home state of West Virginia. Mountain-top removal, a form of surface mining that destroys local peaks to get at veins of cheap coal below, has dev...

  • How to Change the World

    Episode 3

    Jerry Rothwell • Canada • 2015

    Filmmaker Jerry Rothwell examines the early days of Greenpeace.

  • Machines

    Episode 4

    Rahul Jain • India • 2016

    Located on the northwest coast of India, Gujarat is a region known for textile production. Inside an enormous factory, set to the constant buzz and whirr of machines, workers labor for 12 hour days in order to eke out a meager living and send money to their families ba...

  • Manufactured Landscapes

    Episode 5

    Photographer Edward Burtynsky has won international accolades for his large-scale photographs of 'manufactured landscapes'—sites of industrial waste and ruin. In an ethically ambivalent fashion, his work seeks to find beauty in quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines, and dams, sites of huma...

  • Seeds of Time

    Episode 6

    Agriculturist Cary Fowler, director of Global Crop Diversity Trust and co-founder of Norway's Svalbard Global Seed Vault, has spent his life's work seeking to safeguard biodiversity. Since humans evolved beyond hunting and gathering and became agrarians some 10,000 years ago, plant diversity is ...

  • The Land of Azaba

    Episode 7

    The Campanarios de Azaba Nature Reserve in Spain is one of the largest remaining tracts of wild nature in western Europe. Over the past centuries, it has fallen victim to exploitation—in the forms of hunting and farming—and neglect. Today it is the site of an ambitious rewilding project that se...

  • The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

    Episode 8

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    Alison Reid • Canada • 2018

    In 1956, then 23-year-old Anne Innis Dagg traveled to South Africa to observe giraffes in the wild. Apart from an isolated study of red deer in Scotland, Dagg's journey was the first of its kind, predating Jane Goodall's foray into chimpanzee research ...

  • Touch Me Not

    Episode 9

    Directed by Adina Pintilie • 2018 • Romania

    Touch Me Not interrogates our notions of intimacy, and beauty, through a series of encounters with individuals who eschew touch.

    NOTE: The following film contains explicit images and graphic sexual content

    Essay: Corporeal Legibility in the Age of C...

  • Trouble The Water

    Episode 10

    Carl Deal & Tia Lessen • 2008 • USA

    Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine producers Carl Deal and Tia Lessen illuminate the racial politics of environmental crisis vis-à-vis a young couple's battle to survive Hurricane Katrina's decimation of their family and community, as the waters rise.