Rebels, trailblazers, and runaways are recurring characters in the many documentaries about women that were shown at 2018's Sundance Film Festival. It's fitting, too, because this year is turning out to be a powerful one for the many women who are proclaiming "time's up." As such, these 11 Sundance documentaries about women are ones you should make the effort to see in 2018. They each feature a variety of subjects, but each of the women in the films have one thing in common: they're incredibly brave.
Some of the women in these documentaries are already famous for their audacity, like Gloria Allred, Joan Jett, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jane Fonda, and Nadia Murad. Others, however, are mostly unknown. For instance, the subject of the film A Woman Captured is a domestic slave in Europe who has remained shut away from the outside world for decades. Cindy Shank is another woman featured in a Sundance documentary who you probably have never heard of, but her story about being punished for her ex-boyfriend's crimes is one that will open your eyes to a pattern of injustices faced by too many women.
Whether these movies make you want to go out and change the world because the women in them are doing so, or they make you want to go out and change the world because the women in them are living under unfair subjugation, the result is still the same. You will be ready to take action after seeing these inspiring documentaries.