Doc Shorts: A Real-World Gilead

Doc Shorts: A Real-World Gilead

95 minutes

A nonfiction "The Handmaid's Tale," this program relates stories of sexual abuse and violence against women around the globe.

Exiliada (Exiled)

Costa Rica/Nicaragua
2019
25 minutes
Spanish
Directed by:
Leonor Zúniga

After accusing Daniel Ortega, leader of the Sandinista revolution and president of Nicaragua, of sexual abuse — beginning when she was 12 — his stepdaughter is forced into exile.

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The Girl Who Cannot Speak

Canada/Israel/U.S.
2018
21 minutes
English
Directed by:
Stefano Da Fre & Laura Pellegrini

Five women — all helped by the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House's Women's Mental Health Shelter in New York City — relate their experiences of sexual abuse, and the story of silent 13-year-old Charlotte is depicted through visual images.

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Mother, Daughter, Sister

Bangladesh/Myanmar/Thailand/U.S.
2018
28 minutes
Burmese
Directed by:
Jeanne Hallacy

Powerful testimonies from survivors, witnesses, and activists explore the far-reaching impact of sexual violence on Rohingya women and communities — the result of the Burmese security forces' campaign of ethnic cleansing.

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Seeds of Deceit

Netherlands
2018
21 minutes
Dutch
Directed by:
Miriam Guttmann

Affected mothers and children speak candidly about how they deal with the discovery that now-deceased fertility doctor Jan Karbaat secretly used his own sperm to impregnate patients.

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With "The Girl Who Cannot Speak" co-directors Stefano Da Fre & Laura Pellegrini; "Exiliada" producer Chris Renteria and associate producer Ella West; and Dan Pearson, prevention educator at Safe Connections.

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