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From now through June 30, take advantage of the opportunity to own five films at a 65% savings, including our bestsellers and most popular releases. Choose from any of our 550 titles here. You can take advantage of this special offer by ordering online and referencing promo code EOYE13. 
*Offer ends June 30, 2013. End of year offer does not include 2013 new releases. Offers apply to institutional orders only. Cannot be combined with any other offers. 
SALMA'S NYC Premiere at HRW Film Festival

Kim Longinotto's SALMA is currently taking the festival world by storm, making its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and going on to further success at Berlin International Film Festival and Hot Docs. This month, SALMA makes its New York premiere at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, screening alongside fellow WMM films CAMERA/WOMAN by Karima Zoubir and GOING UP THE STAIRS by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami

Read more about the festival and buy tickets here.
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About WMM:
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. 
Women Make Movies is thrilled to announce the educational release of Kim Longinotto's newest feature, SALMA. SALMA continues an amazing festival run, first premiering at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and then going on to successful screenings at Berlin International Film Festival and Hot Docs. SALMA makes its New York premiere this month at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, with screenings at The IFC Center and The Film Society of Lincoln Center.
As with her previous work (PINK SARIS, ROUGH AUNTIES, SISTERS IN LAW), master documentarian Kim Longinotto trains her camera on another iconoclastic woman. When Salma, a young Muslim girl in a south Indian village, was 13 years old, her family began holding her captive, forbidding her to study and forcing her into marriage. For the following 25 years, words were Salma's only salvation. She began covertly composing poems on scraps of paper and, through an intricate system, was able to sneak them out of the house and into the hands of a publisher. Against all odds, Salma became the most famous Tamil poet, inciting her own freedom and challenging the traditional code of conduct in her village. Read more.

View the trailer here.
Purchase the film here.
Special Offer - SOUTH ASIA: Women of South Asia Speak Out Collection! Receive 50% off any title from this collection when you purchase SALMA 
at list price.

Order any title from the collection at 50% off list price. This offer applies to institutions only; public libraries, K-12 and community groups may purchase any title for only $89.
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Broadcast on HBO
As the outspoken leader of India's Gulabi Gang, Sampat Pal has made it her life's mission to protect abused young women. View the trailer here.
Academy Award® Winner 
In Pakistan, many women are known victims of violent acid attacks. Plastic surgeon Dr. Jawad has returned home to help these women get life-changing surgery as they attempt to bring their assailants to justice. View the trailer here.
Brave Pakistani woman Mukhtar Mai refused to be silent after being punitively gang-raped by order of a brutally archaic tribal council. View the trailer here.
INVOKING JUSTICE In Southern India, domestic Muslim disputes are settled by all-male ruling bodies known as Jamaats. Recognizing this system's prejudice against women, a group of activists banded together to form the first female Jamaats. View the trailer here.

foplhe Pakistani filmmaker Sabiha Sumar traces the relationship between Islam and the formation of her home country in an effort to understand how women are coping with increasing religiosity within civil and political life. Learn more.
Mystelle Brabbee's film follows Guddi, a girl born into central India's Bachara community, followers of an ancient tradition mandating that first-born daughters must prostitute to support their families. Learn more.
You can place your order directly through WMM's Online Shopping Cart. During checkout, enter promo code SALMAE13 and your 50% off discount will be applied.* For questions, email orders@wmm.com or call 212.925.0606 x360. Offer ends July 31, 2013.
*Cannot be used with 2013 films in collection. Other exceptions may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer. 
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