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Diverse feminist films

Suffragette was criticized for not representing the many women of color who contributed to the campaign for women's suffrage. Here are some films that do just that

Written by
Hye Won Kim
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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Movies
  • Horror
This movie takes place in a kind of alternative Tehran, known as “Bad City.” We follow the attraction between Arash, a hipster dealing with his dad’s debts, and the lonely dark-lipped unnamed woman of the title.
The Sapphires
  • Movies
  • Comedy
Based, incredibly, on a true story, this is a big-hearted, barnstorming put-ona-show crowd-pleaser. It also has surprisingly trenchant things to say about Australian identity and the bitter legacy of institutionalized racism.
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Persepolis
  • Movies
  • Animation
The original French version of this adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s sensitive and sharp autobiographical graphic novel is a delightful, curious film that indulges in both the personal and the political and provides a potted history of modern Iran through one woman’s experience.
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A delicate story about the struggles and hardships that five 20-year-old girls face. When it was first released, it was selected as The Best Movie of the Year by Women In Film Korea as it represented women as independent individuals.
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