Inspired by true events, Afronauts tells an alternative history of the 1960s Space Race. It’s the night of July 16th 1969 and, as America prepares to send Apollo 11 to the moon, a group of exiles in the Zambian desert are rushing to launch their rocket first.

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A Kenyan couple lives the American dream until an ICE audit reveals a damaging secret that destroys, in days, a life they’ve spent years building together.

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Border Witches

A short experimental film that follows a spirit visiting the present day village on the English-Scottish border, in which she witnessed genocide in the midst of the 17th century witch trials in Britain.

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Daughter of Fortune

In the late summer of 1955, Hollywood star Cynthia Beckley has everything a woman could want. But when an estranged friend dies, Cynthia's long buried secrets threaten to reappear and destroy her perfect world forever.

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After witnessing the mass drowning of her friends and struggling with the decision not to jump in, 15-year old Tiana must decide if she will join the order of black mermaids that protect the waters where her friends rest.

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After China's father death, she sets off on a involved journey which will help her to find the human being's essence. A journey in which she will discover that running away is not the way.

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Finish Line

A family's quest to raise awareness of the fatal condition that is stealing their daughter.

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Jamaica T. Jones

The story of a photographer with an attitude discovering that she's a photographer that may need to adjust her perspective on anger and life.

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Janie's Janie

An extraordinary document of the early 1970's women's movement. In this personal documentary, Jane Giese, a working class woman in Newark, comes to realize that she has to take control of her own life after years of physical and mental abuse.

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Just the Three of Us

Just The Three Of Us is a short fiction film about a couple in their 70s looking to spice up their marriage.

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K'ina Kill: The Slaver's Son

Largely untold story of atrocities against Native American women during the California Gold Rush.

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Like Other Girls Do

By an old Balkan custom, Stana became a man when her father's only son died. Now, all she asks is to be remembered as a man. Are we free to shape our identities, or will society have the last word?

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My Family

This video examines the experience of growing up in a bi-racial family in Moscow. The piece begins with words from bi-racial friends, followed by interviews with my family members. In the conclusion I speak about my own experiences.

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Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution

The story of the Syrian revolution as told through the experiences of two young Syrians, one of whom a female journalist, as they fight an oppressive regime for the freedom of their people.

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Not My Life

Depicts the scourge of human trafficking on a global scale. Filmed on five continents in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited through practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism and child soldiering.

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Once My Mother

Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz investigates the reasons why her Polish mother abandoned her in an orphanage as a child and uncovers the truth behind her mother’s wartime escape from a Siberian gulag, leaving Sophia to confront her own capacity for forgiveness.

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In Texas, Red is crushed by the sudden death of her beloved grandmother, Mother Mabel, only to return home and find that her lover has left - stealing her heart and Mabel's most treasured possession.

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Reembarque - Reshipment

More than half a million Haitians immigrated to Cuba for work and a better life....They were treated like slaves. When their work was no longer needed, they were abruptly reshipped to Haiti.

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See Me Now

See Me Now' is a piercing fashion film that explores the darker side of beauty.

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The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo

The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo explores the artistic contribution of one of Africa’s foremost woman writers, a trailblazer for an entire generation of exciting new talent.

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What We See

As a widow, Deepa Acharya faces daily discrimination from her community in eastern Nepal and fher amily. Overcoming the stigma of being a single woman, she is a strong advocate for widow's rights and founded the first single women's group in her village.

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Where Is Elle-Kari and What Happened to Noriko-san?

A nostalgic, fascinating and heart-breaking journey into the core of the series books, "children of the world", a very popular photographed children books in black & white from the mid-20th century.

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A young woman's scholarship dreams become her academic nightmare

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Fertile Soil Art Exhibit

Art exhibit in Orbit II Gallery, Paul Robeson Student Center, Rutgers University Newark, curated by the renowned Gladys B. Grauer features work by Yvette Lucas, Rosalind Nzinga Nichol, Sarah Petruziello and Nette Forne Thomas. Reception Jan. 29 from 5-7pm.

Festival Schedule

Call For Entries for "Like Jazz," our 2016 Women's History Month Film Festival is now open! Please click the button below to enter your film into our submissions. Cell Phone Cinema Contest is now open, too! Looking for great films from youth focusing on our theme of "Like Jazz."

“Like Jazz” 2016 Film Festival Submissions: 





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At a Glance…

“And Still I Rise” is dedicated to the vision of the late Arts Activists

Ruby Dee and Maya Angelou


Women’s History Month 2015 Honorees

OusseinaAlidou      Ousseina Alidou, Ph.D.
Diane Hill headshot        Diane Hill, Ph.D.
Susan MacLaury 300x375         Susan MacLaury

Gwen Moten photo 7.27.12        Gwen Moten, Ph.D.
                    Tracy-225x300Hon. Tracy M. Thompson, Esq.
DonnaWalkerKuhne300dpi_(1)     Donna Walker-Kuhne, Esq.