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focuses on gendercide and female infanticide in China and India.
It tells the stories of abandoned and trafficked girls, of women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence, of brave mothers fighting to save their daughters’ lives, and of other mothers who would kill for a son.
Selection Number 2: City of Dead Girls In the past decade, over 500 women have been murdered in Ciudad Juarez.
Most were abducted, raped and tortured before they were killed.
This year, our selection includes at least one documentary or documentary series produced for and shown via the medium of television by major networks such as HBO and PBS.
While film has traditionally been seen as the more prestigious medium, television has three distinct advantages over film: Advantage 1: One of the key strengths of television is that modern storytellers (who take the form of producers, directors and scriptwriters) have the twin resources of space and time to tell sprawling, nuanced and compelling stories that address social issues in more detail than a single 2-hour feature film.
Powerful and uncompromising, uncovers one of the most emotionally-wrenching hidden human rights abuses taking place, while exposing the impunity allowed by an inept judicial system.This documentary investigates what has made Ciudad Juarez so dangerous for women? The film shows the story of a Depression-era friendship between two women, Ruth and Idgie, and a 1980s friendship between Evelyn, a middle-aged housewife, and Ninny, an elderly woman who knew Ruth and Idgie.The centerpiece and parallel story concerns the murder of Ruth’s abusive husband and the accusations that follow.Shown in film festivals around the world, is an intimate portrait of three young Afghan women accused of committing “moral crimes” which premiered on 11 July 2011 on HBO.This documentary follows the cases of three women: Kareema who is awaiting trial for the crime of pre-marital sex with fiancé Firuz, both facing 15 years in prison; Aleema who ran away from her violent family and sought refuge with Zia Jaan and is now facing 15 years in prison; and Sabareh who is accused of sleeping with a neighbour.