To celebrate the centenary of SOAS, University of London, we are delighted to bring you five recent festival hits from Africa, Asia and the Middle East that show inspiring people tackling gender inequalities in startlingly original ways: from Hooligan Sparrow, the revolutionary Chinese activist for women’s rights, to the famous Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, one of the most committed feminists of the twentieth century; from the women and men who have shaped feminist struggles in the Arab world, to the contemporary LG

The danger is palpable as intrepid young filmmaker Nanfu Wang follows maverick activist Ye Haiyan (a.k.a Hooligan Sparrow) and her band of colleagues to Hainan Province in southern China, to protest the case of six elementary school girls...