SAN MATEO, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of International Women''s Day (March 8), the leading online destination for quality international and independent entertainment, Jaman.com, is offering free downloads of an exciting collection of films reflecting the experiences of women from all over the world.
"We cannot underestimate the power of film to inspire us and transform the world," said Jaman CEO Gaurav Dhillon. "Jaman is honored to share these important films made by women to a global audience."
From March 5-9, viewers can download the following films free of charge:
Amu -- An inspirational feature The New York Times calls "unafraid to tackle big topics: identity, history, truth, injustice," Amu is the story of a young American woman who returns to India to discover the place where she was born. She stumbles across secrets and lies from her past -- a horrifying genocide that took place in Delhi in 1984 turns out to hold the key to her mysterious origins.
Chahinaz: What Rights for Women? -- Chahinaz is a young Algerian woman who dreams of freedom and cannot understand why her life is being dictated to her. This young, sparkling woman loves her country, but is suffocated by the weight of tradition and religion. "I want to be a man''s equal. That''s all. And that''s not just a Western ideal." This remarkable documentary short from French filmmakers Samie Chala and Patrice Barrat spans several continents as Chahinaz searches for answers that will bring about change.
Migration -- a dramatic short by acclaimed Indian filmmaker Mira Nair of Monsoon Wedding and The Namesake fame. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Migration is part of collection of rich mini movies that aim to dismantle myths and raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.
In addition to the above movies, Jaman has a prestigious film collection of American independent and international films built in partnership with premier libraries such as Dreamachine, Trust Film, Fortissimo Film, Celluloid Dreams, Fortune Star, Celestial Pictures and Vanguard.
About International Women''s Day
International Women''s Day (IWD) has been observed annually on March 8 since the early 1900''s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. On IWD thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. While there are many large- scale initiatives, a rich and diverse fabric of local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women''s craft markets, theatrical performances, fashion parades and more. For more information, visit
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