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Women's History Month

Women's History Month

OVID celebrates Women’s History Month with a diverse collection of films about women. This cross-section of films includes a documentary on Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and Italian photographer Tina Modotti, as well as one on the professional Black tennis player, Althea Gibson. On the 2021 theme of “choose to challenge” you’ll find “Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge” on the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who challenged the patriarchy and other inspiring cinematic works.

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Women's History Month
  • The Heretics

    Directed by Joan Braderman • Documentary • 2009 • 95 minutes

    Tracing the influence of the Women’s Movement’s Second Wave on art and life, THE HERETICS is the exhilarating inside story of the New York feminist art collective that produced “Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics” (19...

  • The Apology

    Directed by Tiffany Hsiung • Documentary • 2016 • 104 minutes

    THE APOLOGY follows the personal journeys of three former 'comfort women' who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into military sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.

    Some 70 ...

  • Outcry and Whisper

    Directed by WEN Hai and ZENG Jinyan • Documentary • 2020 • 100 minutes

    A performance artist approaches a dais with a quiet formality, then proceeds to slowly and deliberately slice a series of cuts into her face with a razor. A doctoral student/filmmaker, under house arrest and constant surveill...

  • Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge

    Directed by Marie Noëlle • Drama • With Charles Berling; Karolina Gruszka • 2017 • 100 minutes

    The most turbulent five years in the life of a genius woman: Between 1905, where Marie Curie comes with Pierre Curie to Stockholm to be awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the radioactivity an...