This Woman’s Work
- Short Film Programs
- 61 mins
While historic decisions like the reversal of Roe v. Wade often make headline news, the day-to-day labor performed by women to adapt to a world that often feels unsuited to them is rarely publicized by the media. Whether attempting to leave an abusive relationship or navigating the loss of her young child, this showcase highlights the uphill battles faced by women across the globe—struggles with the power to create connection and resistance.
Program curated by Kelly Conrad and Wren Lee
Pre-recorded Q&A available with rental.
In this program
Directed by Shu-Ying Chung
An immigrant struggles with guilt after calling the police on her abusive husband, which results in his deportation.
Directed by Lillian Xuege Li
How can a woman become herself when she has been shaped by and taught to sacrifice for the gaze of others? Lin (Lan Zhong) has many roles: a mother, a wife, a waitress, an immigrant. She is also a woman with a secret, who finally decides to rebel.
Directed by Liang-Chun Lin
A rookie filmmaker on a TV production tries to survive a constraining environment where people don’t respect her boundaries. During the wrap party, she begins to process what she experienced.
Directed by Ali Daraee
A young mother loses her baby due to negligence. But since the presence of the father is required for burial permission in Iran, the young mother strives to find her missing husband and becomes more involved in diverse and serious issues.