DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

Explore all BZN International Film Festival has to offer at its inaugural event this June 7-10. These Documentary Features celebrate women in film, promote environmental subjects and embody the BZN spirit to ignite passion and encourage activism. Check out our more than 55 films from around the world and plan your BZN experience!

Awakening in Taos

Awakening in Taos tells the story of Mabel Dodge Luhan’s personal evolution as a writer, salon hostess, art patroness, social activist and a resident of New Mexico.

Embrace

Embrace is told from the point of view of Taryn as she traverses the globe talking to experts, women in the street and well-known personalities about the alarming rates of body image issues that are seen in people of all body types.

It’s Criminal

It's Criminal: A Tale of Two Americas is a powerful critique of the economic and social inequities that divide the United States, featuring incarcerated woman working with Dartmouth College students.

Kim Swims

Kim Swims tells the inspiring story of an accomplished open water swimmer’s attempt to become the first woman to swim 30 miles through a stretch of cold, rough and shark-inhabited waters off of the San Francisco coast.

Mankiller

This is the story of an American legend, Wilma Mankiller, who overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation’s first woman Principal Chief in 1985.

Moksha

Moksha is a film that follows three Nepali women who have dedicated their lives to spreading the joy that mountain biking can give to women across the Himalayas.

My Choice

The rate of women who are childless by choice has increased 100% over the past 45 years. 'My Choice' is a film discussion between five women, ranging in age from mid 40's to mid 60's who all made the choice not to have children.

Nos Llaman Guerreras

In a country torn apart by political and economic upheaval, a team of young women finds refuge in a sport that rises above their personal poverty and gendered social status.

Not For Ourselves Alone

Two women, one allegiance. Together Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony fought for women everywhere, and their strong willpower and sheer determination still ripple through contemporary society.

Ritoma

As tradition and modernity collide high on the Tibetan plateau, the nomads of Ritoma have a new passion — basketball. Leaving their old way of life behind, they battle to keep their culture alive while embracing the modern world.

The Hungry Heart

The Hungry Heart provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction through the world of Vermont Pediatrician Fred Holmes who works with patients struggling with this disease.

The Long Shadow

The Long Shadow is a disturbing story about the lingering human cost of ignorance, intolerance and inaction in the U.S., casting a long shadow over our national identity and imperfect democracy.