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Several films in this year's Minority Health Film Festival highlight the challenges women face in fighting stigmas and making their voices heard. The female filmmakers telling these stories and more have worked through similar challenges in the film industry, which still places barriers in front of women seeking opportunity and equity.

Our Women in Film showcase, presented by Live Wire Productions, is part of our efforts to empower and celebrate women in film - breaking down those barriers by elevating the work of female filmmakers.

For 2020, we're proud to announce that 33 of the 50 films have been directed or co-directed by women. Beyond the numbers, the quality and power of these films are incredible, and we hope you watch as many as you can before MHFF concludes on Sept. 24.

Here are the MHFF films in our 2020 Women in Film showcase:

Director: Barbara Miller

16 Seeds
Director: Melinda James

90 Days
Co-director: Jennia Fredrique Aponte

Abortion Helpline, This is Lisa
Directors: Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater

And She Could Be Next - Part 1: Building the Movement
Directors: Grace Lee, Marjan Safinia

And She Could Be Next - Part 2: Claiming Power
Directors: Grace Lee, Marjan Safinia

Ballet After Dark
Director: B. Monét

Black Boy Joy
Director: Martina Mossell Lee

Directors: Donna Augustin, Talibah L. Newman

The Cancer Journals Revisited
Director: Lana Lin

Charm City
Director: Marilyn Ness

COOKED: Survival by Zip Code
Director: Judith Hefland

Decade of Fire
Director: Vivian Vázquez Irizarry, Gretchen Hildebran

Head to Head
Director: Andrea Alberti

Hungry to Learn
Director: Greta Gandbhir

In Our Right Mind: Alzheimer's and Dementia's Impact on Communities of Color
Director: Renee Chenault Fattah

The Invisible Vegan
Co-director: Jasmine Leyva

Making Sweet Tea
Co-director: Nora Gross

Me Time
Director: Iyabo Boyd

A Normal Girl
Director: Aubree Bernier-Clarke

Director: Simone Lyles

Other Black Boys
Co-director: Rama Tchuente

Pelo Malo
Director: Mariana Rondón

The R Word
Director: Amanda Lukoff

Rough Waters
Co-director: Claire Imler

The S Word
Director: Lisa Klein

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age
Director: Delaney Ruston

Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience
Director: Delaney Ruston

Sisters Rising
Co-director: Willow O’Feral

There Goes the Neighborhood
Director: Angelique Molina

Through the Night
Director: Loira Limbal

The Ugly Model
Director: Doris Yeung

We Are the Radical Monarchs
Director: Linda Goldstein Knowlton

Posted by: Karina Henderson