October 2012 
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Traveling Film Fest


Love WMM films? Now you can bring great feminist films to your campus with our new initiative! We'll program a great line up of films for you, send you the DVDs (which you can keep for your library's collection) and arrange for a Skype or in-person Q&A with filmmakers and/or WMM staff. 


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INVJUS"This is a particularly important film for our times in that it tells a story that runs counter to the dominant stereotypes about Muslim women."
Stephen Hughes, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
In Southern India, family disputes are settled by Jamaats - all male bodies which apply Islamic Sharia law to cases without allowing women to be present, even to defend themselves. Recognizing this fundamental inequity, a group of women in 2004 established a women's Jamaat, which soon became a network of 12,000 members spread over 12 districts. Despite enormous resistance, they have been able to settle more than 8,000 cases to date, ranging from divorce to wife beating to brutal murders and more. Award-winning filmmaker Deepa Dhanraj (SOMETHING LIKE A WAR) follows several cases, shining a light on how the women's Jamaat has acquired power through both communal education and the leaders' persistent, tenacious and compassionate investigation of the crimes.
See the trailer here.
Learn more about the film here.
Special Offer on Films About Grassroots Women Changemakers - Order any title below for 50% off* when you order INVOKING JUSTICE at full list price!

Celebrate women who challenged the system from a grassroots level - and get any of these titles for 50% off! This offer applies to institutions only; public libraries, K-12 and community groups still receive any title for only $89.

PINK SARIS Broadcast on HBO From acclaimed director Kim Longinotto comes an amusing and unflinching look at Sampat Pal, leader of Northern India's all-woman vigilante group, the Gulabi Gang, who fight for justice for abused women and young girls.
List Price: $350.00 | Sale Price: $175.00

MOUNTAINS THAT TAKE WING: ANGELA DAVIS & YURI KOCHIYAMA Captures internationally renowned scholar and activist Angela Davis and grassroots organizer and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Yuri Kochiyama in a decade-long conversation about civil rights, women's liberation and prison reform.

List Price: $295.00 | Sale Price: $147.50
AFRICA RISING: THE GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT TO END FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION With fierce determination and deep love for their communities, brave African activists are leading a formidable, fearless grassroots movement across the continent to end 5,000 years of FGM. 
List Price: $295.00 | Sale Price: $147.50 
ROUGH AUNTIES Broadcast on HBO  From director Kim Longinotto, this is a portrait of the fearless "Rough Aunties" -  a remarkable group of women unwavering in their stand to protect and care for the abused, neglected and forgotten children of Durban, South Africa. 
List Price: $295.00 | Sale Price: $147.50 
STANDING ON MY SISTERS' SHOULDERS  This powerful documentary reveals the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the 1950's and 60's from the point of view of the courageous women who lived it - and emerged as its grassroots leaders. 
List Price: $295.00 | Sale Price: $147.50 

You can place your order directly through WMM's Online Shopping Cart. During checkout, enter promo code INVJUSE12 and your discount will be applied. Offer expires 11/15/2012. For questions, email orders@wmm.com, or call 212.925.0606 x360.
**Cannot be used with any other titles. Other exceptions may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

About WMM:

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Women Make Movies. Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by independent women directors in the world. In the last five years, dozens of WMM films have been broadcast on PBS, HBO and the Sundance Channel, among others.