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Inspiring and eye-opening documentaries made on women to add to your watch-list

A documentary can be an incredibly empowering experience for women as it allows them to see another woman’s perspective.

A documentary film can be inspiring when it tackles sensitive and serious subjects such as women’s issues, their status in society, or their historical portraits. Through a wide-ranging investigation, filmmakers can gain a deeper understanding of the lives of women from different backgrounds. They can also shine a light on certain issues that most of us don’t know much about their day-to-day issues like the lack of access to healthcare and education.

Many of these documentaries are available on streaming services, which makes them an ideal way to experience the struggles and life experiences of powerful women.

Advanced Style

In the documentary Advanced Style, directed by Lina Plioplyte, seven women from New York who are aged 62 to 95 talk about how fashion is universal for everyone. It aims to break the stereotype that younger women are the main target of fashion shows. Instead, it showcases the women’s approach to ageing and their unique style.

Miss Representation

The powerful documentary Miss Representation, directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, aims to highlight how women are portrayed in the media and society. It features interviews with prominent actors such as Katie Couric, Jane Fonda, and Rachel Maddow. The film was released in 2011. It’s a great way to see how the media has changed regarding women in the past decade.

He Named Me Malala

‘He Named Me Malala,’ which was released in 2015, is a must-watch for anyone who is interested in learning more about the life of Malala Yousafzai. She was a teenager when she was targeted by the Taliban because she advocated for women’s education.

Girl Rising

The film features interviews with celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, and Alicia Keys, who talk about the struggles that young women from developing and impoverished countries face in their quest for an education. Some of these issues include poverty, religious and cultural norms, and forced labor.

A Path Appears

This documentary series, which is hosted by Nicholas Kristof and WuDunn, is a three-parter that follows the journalists as they travel to various countries to talk about the most serious issues affecting women. They also enlist the help of celebrities such as Jennifer Garner and Eva Longoria.

The Eagle Huntress

The documentary, The Eagle Huntress, is an uplifting film that can inspire people who have doubts about themselves. It features the story of Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl from Kazakhstan who is on her way to becoming the first woman in her family to become an eagle hunter.

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