30 Films about Immigration, Exile & Displacement - #DirectedbyWomen

Here's a list of 30 films focused on immigration, exile and displacement to help film lovers dive in to participate in the 7th annual #DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party, which runs throughout the month of September. This global celebration is D-I-Y. You get to choose how you want to celebrate. Solo Celebrations, House Parties, Twitter Chats, Community Screenings, Festivals, Panels, etc. etc. etc. What would you like to do?

Criteria for participation in the #DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party: Activities focus on films by women directors, respect intellectual property rights, and are celebratory in nature. #DirectedbyWomen is a mixed gender community open to EVERYONE who wants to explore, celebrate and enjoy films by women directors.

I can't wait to celebrate with you.


  • America
  • Amreeka
  • And Breathe Normally
  • Atlantics
  • Binti
  • Boat People
  • Brick Lane
  • Daughters of the Dust
  • Dukhtar
  • English Vinglish
  • Farewell Amor
  • First Cow
  • Foreign Letters
  • Frozen River
  • Hester Street
  • I'll Meet You There
  • Inch'Allah dimanche
  • Leave No Trace
  • Lingua Franca
  • Marie Antoinette
  • The Namesake
  • Nowhere in Africa
  • The Portuguese Woman
  • Since Otar Left
  • Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe
  • Thousand Pieces of Gold
  • Una Noche
  • Under the Same Moon
  • What Will People Say
  • What's Cooking?