6 docs by young female makers to watch on Women's Day

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    In honor of International Women’s Day, we present 6 works by young female filmmakers and artists to watch. All documentaries and interactive projects are available to stream below in the IDFA online collection. Read more about the makers.

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    10 Mississippi

    • Karina Popp
    • 2018

    This sometimes uncomfortably intimate game transforms the daily grind into a mission: morning exercises, office job, chow down, repeat, repeat, repeat.

    Dil Leyla

    • Asli Özarslan
    • 2016

    Leyla Imret is only 26 and has just been elected mayor of the Turkish town of Cizre – the heart of Kurdish resistance – when a new civil war starts to loom.

    Martha & Niki

    • Tora Mårtens
    • 2015

    Two young Swedish women of African origin who compete in street dance competitions at the highest level notice that their friendship is starting to falter.

    Ouaga Girls

    • Theresa Traore Dahlberg
    • 2017

    A group of young women in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso are training to be auto mechanics. After the friendship and laughter of the classroom, what awaits them outside?


    • Rahima Gambo
    • 2018

    A multimedia story encapsulating the experiences of Nigerian students who want to continue learning, despite the atrocities carried out by Boko Haram.

    Waiting for August

    • Teodora Ana Mihai
    • 2014

    An intimate, observational portrait of 15-year-old Georgiana, who takes care of her younger siblings now that their mother is working abroad.