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Women's Issues DVDs

Awakening c2006

Joel Weber, Dominic Howes, Aaron Kipnis, Julie Nylander, Mary Lobo, Rikshaw Films, and Choices, Inc

"Documents the social and economic empowerment of women in Afghanistan and India whose roles have traditionally been restricted by their cultures. Awakened to new possibilities through education and access to micro-loans these women are redefining their roles in society. In Bihar, India's poorest state, Sister Mary Lobo organizes village women into groups where they learn to save small sums and invest their capital as a group. In Afghanistan, the nation's first woman-led micro-finance institution believes the nation's long-term success is dependent on women's economic freedom. What is emerging in both societies is a new economic system based on alternative values such as sharing and collaboration, where people band together to become more self-sufficient" -- Container. 1 videodisc (47 min.)

MEDIA 10-2144

 

Beauty in the eyes of the beheld 2009

Liza Figueroa Kravinsky, Mike Kravinsky, and Art Palette Productions

"Society tells us that beautiful women have it all. But beauty can be as much a curse as it is a blessing. In this sensitively filmed program, eight women labeled as beautiful--two pageant winners, an exotic dancer, a former pop musician, a college student, an assistant paralegal, a physician, and an entrepreneur--explore body image issues through their frank stories of how concepts and realities of physical beauty have molded their lives for both better and worse. Objectification, negative stereotyping, insecurity and vulnerability are recurring themes, as are opportunity and preferential treatment"--Container. 1 videodisc (55 min.)

MEDIA 10-2037

 

Blank canvas creating a new life c2007

Ashley Phelps, Renaee Bergan, Aquarius Health Care Media (Firm), and Halibut Girl Productions

"Portraits of women artists in recovery from substance abuse. The women ... have embraced the very element that may have led them into addiction--creative sensitivity--as a lifeline to pull themselves through. Through the eyes of the filmmaker, who tells of her own battle with alcohol abuse, we discover an inspirational community of artistic support that grows around six women, each on her own transformational journey, a journey that not everyone survives"--Container. 1 videodisc (27 min.)

MEDIA 10-1708

 

Breakin' in the making of a hip hop dancer c2005

Elizabeth St. Philip, Silva Basmajian, Jemeni, National Film Board of Canada, and Newsreel (Firm)

Goes behind the scenes to find the truth behind the highly sexualized images of young black women shaking their assets in hip hop music videos. Follows three young women as they compete for roles in hip hop music videos. Through their eyes we see how this world has impacted their personal values, their career ambitions and their concepts of beauty and self-image. 1 videodisc (71 min.)

MEDIA 10-2058

 

City walls my own private Tehran 2008?

Afsar Sonia Shafie, Martin Frei, Hugofilm (Firm) , Schweizer Fernsehen DRS, Schweizerische Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft, and Filmakers Library, inc

This film looks at three generations of women in an Iranian family and their struggles for survival within marriages founded on Iranian traditions. 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-1948

 

Covered girls c2002

Janet McIntyre, Amy Wendel, and Filmakers Library, inc

Documentary offering a look at the real lives of three Muslim teenage girls. The film documents the daily experience of Kiren who coaches her high school basketball team, Amnah who has a black belt in Karate, and Tavasha who is cutting a CD of original rap songs. Their traditional clothing allows them to understand prejudices and to speak out about their faith, especially after 9/11, when people spat upon, pushed and threatened them. They are quite happy that their dress allows men to look at them as people instead of as sex objects. The film follows the girls from a Harlem recording studio to a Brooklyn mosque, revealing typical teenagers suddenly caught in a tug-of-war between religious extremism and the American dream. 1 videodisc (22 min.)

MEDIA 10-1913

 

Daughter rite 1980, 2007?

Michelle Citron, Jerri Hancock, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

An experimental film that explores the relationships between mothers and their adult daughters. 1 videodisc (53 min.)

MEDIA 10-1146

 

The day I will never forget 2005?

Kim Longinotto, Channel Four (Great Britain), HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Examines the practice of female genital mutilation in Kenya and the efforts of those working to put an end to the practice. Presents the cultural background of the practice. Opposing viewpoints on the issue are expressed. Follows the actions taken on behalf of one young woman to obtain a legal order preventing her from having to undergo the procedure. 1 videodisc (91 min.)

MEDIA 10-1502

 

Girl hood 2004

Rory Kennedy, Liz Garbus, Wellspring Media, Moxie Firecracker Films, Inc, and Learning Channel (Firm)

Director Liz Garbus presents the coming-of-age stories of two girls trying to make a life for themselves both inside and outside of Baltimore's juvenile justice system. 1 videodisc (82 min.)

MEDIA 10-650

 

Girl trouble c2004

Lexi Leban, Lidia Szajko, Critical Images Inc, KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.), Independent Television Service, and New Day Films

"In the past decade, the San Francisco youth crime rate declined, the number of GIRLS in the Juvenile Justice System more than doubled.  This film follows four years in the lives of three teenage girls caught up in San Francisco's Juvenile Justice System."--title screens.  This documentary tells the compelling stories of Stephanie, Shangra, and Sheila, opening a window onto the juvenile justice system, exposing its failure to break the cycle of poverty, crime, and incarceration that consumes vulnerable young women.  Two programs are hightlighted: The Walden House SisterKin Project and The Center for Young Women's Development's Sisters Rising internship program, for pushing the boundaries when it comes to helping girls in the system, addressing issues like sexual abuse, self-esteem, and community as part of the healing process for young women. 1 videodisc (57, 74 min.)

MEDIA 10-1862

 

Her brilliant career 2008?

Patricia Gabel, Ian McLaren, Jean Hollands, Productions Grand Nord, CBC Newsworld, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, RDI (Television station : Montraeal, Quaebec), and Filmakers Library, inc

Although women make up more than 46 per cent of the labor force in Canada, less than half of all public corporations have any women on their boards. Examines discrimination against women in the workplace and politics, and introduces the viewer to Jean Holland's controversial Bully Broads program for women executives. 1 videodisc (50 min.)

MEDIA 10-1674

 

The idea makers the women of Hull House c2004

John C Sorensen, Ray Suarez, Robyn Muncy, Daphne Spain, New River Media (Firm), and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Looks at the history of Hull House, opened by Jane Addams in 1889 as a place where she, Julia Lathrop, and other activists could provide outreach services to the poor and uneducated people of the surrounding Chicago neighborhood. Examines how the reformers applied statistical analysis to real-world problems, particularly infant and maternal mortality, thereby paving the way for far-reaching social reform. Looks at the relationship between social statistics and their objectivity and social policy. 1 videodisc (18 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2802

 

In the name of love c2002

Shannon O'Rourke, SOR Productions, Inc, and New Day Films

"Five Russian women, four of them single mothers, struggle for dignity as they endure male chauvinism, poverty, and culture shock all while searching for..."--from back cover. 1 videodisc (58 min.)

MEDIA 10-685

 

A love apart c2005

Bettina Haasen, Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion, and Filmakers Library, inc

This film follows a young Tuareg girl in Niger who is about to marry a man she has never met. It documents a tradition that is vanishing quickly. 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-1937

 

Malkia wa soka Zanzibar Zanzibar soccer queens 2008

Florence Ayisi, Peter White, Iris Films/Iris Feminist Collective, and Filmakers Library, inc

In the Muslim country, Zanzibar, women's activities are severely curtailed. This is a portrait of a feisty group of women who have defied the cultural constraints by playing a man's game, soccer, giving reign to their competitive spirit, and defining new roles and identities for themselves in a predominantly Muslim society. Clerical disapproval has meant that there is a lack of women's teams with which to compete so the women must sometimes play against men's teams. 1 videodisc (55 min.)

MEDIA 10-1688

 

Maquilapolis City of factories c2006

Vicky Funari, Sergio De La Torre, Independent Television Service, CineMamás Productions , Grupo Factor X, Colectivo Chilpancingo, Promotoras por los Derechos de las Mujeres, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Explores the environmental devastation and urban chaos of Tijuana's assembly factories and the female laborers who have organized themselves for social action. 1 videodisc (68 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 326 10-1095

 

Minha vida, nossa luta My life, our struggle 1979

Suzana Amaral and Newsreel (Firm)

A documentary about a small poor town in Brazil in which the women have formed a Women's Group in which they strive for better living conditions for themselves and for their community. 1 videodisc (33 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2536

 

The motherhood manifesto 2006?

Laura Pacheco, John De Graaf, Mary Steenburgen, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Joan Blades, and Bullfrog Films

"Moving personal stories combined with humorous animation, expert commentary and hilarious old film clips tell the tale of what happens to working mothers and families in America. See how enlightened employers and public policy can make paid family leave, flexible working hours, part-time parity, universal health care, excellent childcare, after-school programs and realistic living wages a reality for American families"--Container. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-1298

 

Muslim women talk sex 2007?

Sophie Jeanneau, Doc en Stock (Firm), ARTE France, and Filmakers Library, inc

"In today's Arab-Muslim culture, the most taboo subject for women is sex. In this film, eight enlightened Muslim women living in France speak out frankly about their sexual educations and experiences in relation to Islamic tradition" -- Container. 1 videodisc (41 min.)

MEDIA 10-1693

 

The noble struggle 2007

Elli Safari, Kino Safari, Mama Cash (Organization), Nederlandse Moslim Omroep, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

A fascinating and powerful portrait of an African American Muslim woman, Amina Wadud, who found herself the subject of debate and Muslim juristic discourse when her actions caused global awareness of the struggle for women's rights within Islam. 1 videodisc (29 min.)

MEDIA 10-1467

 

The pill 2003

Chana Gazit, David Steward, Blair Brown, Steward/Gazit Productions, WGBH Educational Foundation, and PBS Home Video

"Featuring personal accounts from the first generation of women to have access to the Pill, this films show how harnessing female hormones into a little pill unleashed a social revolution unlike any other in our history"--Container. 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)

MEDIA 10-2101

 

Prison lullabies 2003

Odile Isralson, Lina Matta, Brown Hats Productions, and Filmakers Library, inc

"...the remarkable portrait of four women living on the bad side of luck, struggling with drug addiction, arrested for dealing and prostitution and serving prison time with one common bond: they are pregnant. Amy, Monique, Joann and Ann Marie have all given birth behind bars"--Container. 1 videodisc (83 min.)

MEDIA 10-1804

 

Red moon menstruation, culture & the politics of gender c2010

Diana Fabiánová, Ubak Producciones (Firm), Avenue B Productions (Firm), and Media Education Foundation

"With humor and refreshing candor, Fabianova's Red Moon provides a fascinating, often ironic, take on the absurd and frequently dangerous cultural stigmas and superstitions surrounding women's menstruation. As educational as it is liberating, the film functions as both a myth-busting overview of the realities of menstruation, and a piercing cultural analysis of the ways in which struggles over meaning and power have played out through history on the terrain of women's bodies. Ideal for use in women's studies and health courses, as well as classes in anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies"--Container. 1 DVD-video (54 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2261

 

Scene not heard women in Philadelphia hip hop 2005

Maori Karmael Holmes and Newsreel (Firm)

Philadelphia is often overlooked as a city that makes enormous contributions to hip hop music. Despite this, it continues to showcase many hip hop artists many of whom are female. This film seeks to show the struggles and the stories of these female artists who are making a name for themselves in a male dominated industry. 1 videodisc (43 min., 58 sec.)

MEDIA 10-2070

 

Seen but not heard AIDS the untold war against black women 2008

Cyrille Phipps, Urban Media (Firm), and Newsreel (Firm)

Through revealing personal accounts and  investigative journalism, Seen But Not Heard presents viewers the daunting statistics and  the real stories of women of color whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS. 1 videodisc (10 min.)

MEDIA 10-2069

 

Take it from me welfare is only part of the story c2008

Emily Abt, Geeta Gandbhir, Eliot Ferguson, and Pureland Pictures

Follows four mothers in New York City over the course of a year as they struggle to comply with new work requirements, find reliable child care and transportation, battle drug addiction and depression, confront domestic violence, and try to make ends meet in the new era of welfare reform. 1 videodisc (75 min.)

MEDIA 10-1535

 

Water 2006

Sarala, Lisa Ray, John Abraham, Seema Biswas, Manorma, David Hamilton, Deepa Mehta, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Mongrel Media, Telefilm Canada, Noble Nomad Pictures, Echo Lake Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

A Hindu widow in 1938 could throw herself on her husband's funeral pyre, marry her husband's younger brother or live in poverty and self-denial from then on. When eight-year-old Chuyia is widowed, she is sent to a home in the Holy City of Varanasi where Hindu widows live in penitence. Her feisty presence affects the other residents, forcing each to confront their faith and society's prejudices, especially a young woman who has fallen in love with a follower of Gandhi. 1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.)

MEDIA 10-1613

 

The way north La voie du nord : Maghrebi women in Marseille c2008

Shara K Lange, Hannah Beth King, and Newsreel (Firm)

This film introduces Fatima Rhazi, who gave up a successful career as a sports photographer in Morocco and immigrated to France in order to protect her daughter from in-laws who would have taken her away. Itto, a young, newly immigrated bride negotiates a new culture while raising her young daughter. Hadja, a political asylum seeker from Algeria is sans papiers (without papers). She seeks work, fights for her rights, and tries to stay strong for her family of five,  meanwhile helping her pre-teen daughter negotiate culture while navigating through middle school. The documentary tells us the story of Fatima and her community. The documentary employs sensual details to  create portraits of these women, their families, and Marseille and reveals their struggles to cultivate alternative economic and social supports for themselves in a society that has historically ignored or misunderstood them. The Way  North depicts these women as forceful, opinionated actors in their lives, affecting change in society and defying stereotypes. 1 videodisc (60 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2533

 

The woman's film women's caucus, San Francisco newsreel, 1971 p2008.

Newsreel (Firm) and Cine News (Firm)

Features interviews with women in a support group, who talk about their marriages, jobs, and women's status in the society during their times. Shows how they are victimized by the system, by class, racial, and sexual inequality, and how they feel about it. Points out that women are expected to play a supportive role to men, and that their needs as human beings and women are not recognized. 1 videodisc (40 min.)

MEDIA 10-2006

 

Women in the combat zone 2005

Ted Koppel, Deborah Amos, ABC News, ABC News Productions, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

In places where the militarry grapples with insurgents, servicewomen and servicemen alike face the very real risk of injury or sudden death by ambush, booby trap, or sniper fire. In this ABC News program, correspondent Deborah Amos reports on the experiences of U.S. servicewomen in Iraq and how, by their ever-growing presence in the armed forces, they are reshaping the historically male military establishment. 1 videodisc (22 min.)

MEDIA 10-417

 

Women of the sand c2003

Ricardo Lobo, Lucy Barbosa, and Newsreel (Firm)

Documentary about the nomadic Muslim women of the Sahara desert. Filmed in Mauritania, West Africa, the film follows the day-to-day activities of these women, documenting their work, family and community life, expectations and emotions. 1 videodisc (52 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2534

 

Women's Issues

Afghanistan unveiled Regards D'Afghanes c2003

Brigitte Brault, Florent Milesi, Polly Hyman, Anthropology in Action (Organization), and Women Make Movies (Firm)

In November and December of 2002, 14 young women, trained as video journalists and camera operators, traveled to rural regions of Afghanistan to interview their countrywomen. In the span of two months, they met and spoke with women eking out an existence in caves, women risking punishment by daring to appear on film and women whose lives and families had been destroyed by years of bombing and oppression. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-7336

 

Against my will c2002

Ayfer Ergün, Asya Elahi, Farida Batool, Humanist Broadcasting Foundation, and First Run/Icarus Films

Investigates violence against women in Pakistan, where concepts of family honor and the status of women as property perpetuate the practice of "honor killing", the murder of women by male relatives for behavior deemed socially or morally unacceptable. 1 videocassette (50 min.)

MEDIA 2-7302

 

Aids the woman's story c2004

Ireen van Ditshuyzen, Walther Grotenhuis, IdtV-DITS (Firm), and Filmakers Library, inc

This film travels to Kenya, Brazil and Thailand to tell the personal stories of women with AIDS. 1 videocassette (ca. 61 min)

MEDIA 2-7183

 

Anna Quindlen keynote address 21st biennial convention, National League for Nursing 1993

Anna Quindlen

Columnist for the New York Times and author, Anna Quindlen, speaks about the progress made in the United States in the past twenty years in the area of women's health care and the challenges which still exist today. 1 videocassette (34 min.) :

DANA 395

 

Banging the door down women and the economy c2003

Jennifer de Groot and United Nations Platform for Action Committee

A diverse group of Manitoba women talk about their paid and unpaid experiences in the economy. 1 videocassette (26 min.)

MEDIA 2-6714

 

Barbie nation an unauthorized tour 1998

Susan Stern

"Journeying from Barbie conventions to anti-Barbie demonstrations, from girls' play dates to Barbie web pages, Barbie Nation plumbs the international cult of the Barbie doll, telling the Barbie stories of diverse men, women and children. At the center of Barbie Nation is the story of Barbie creator and Mattel co-founder Ruth Handler"--Container. 1 videocassette (54 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5491

 

Blank canvas creating a new life c2007

Ashley Phelps, Renaee Bergan, Aquarius Health Care Media (Firm), and Halibut Girl Productions

"Portraits of women artists in recovery from substance abuse. The women ... have embraced the very element that may have led them into addiction--creative sensitivity--as a lifeline to pull themselves through. Through the eyes of the filmmaker, who tells of her own battle with alcohol abuse, we discover an inspirational community of artistic support that grows around six women, each on her own transformational journey, a journey that not everyone survives"--Container. 1 videodisc (27 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1708

 

Daughter rite 2007?

Michelle Citron, Jerri Hancock, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

An experimental film that explores the relationships between mothers and their adult daughters. 1 videodisc (53 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1146

 

The day I will never forget 2005?

Kim Longinotto, Channel Four (Great Britain), HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Examines the practice of female genital mutilation in Kenya and the efforts of those working to put an end to the practice. Presents the cultural background of the practice. Opposing viewpoints on the issue are expressed. Follows the actions taken on behalf of one young woman to obtain a legal order preventing her from having to undergo the procedure. 1 videodisc (91 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1502

 

Feminine dilemma women circumcision c1994

Zara M Yacoub, Tele-Tchad (Television network), and ArtMattan Productions

Film presents a series of interviews with religious leaders, women group representatives, health workers, everyday people and the girls themselves and asks the question: why female circumcision. 1 videocassette (22 min.)

MEDIA 2-7154

 

Girl hood 2004

Rory Kennedy, Liz Garbus, Wellspring Media , Moxie Firecracker Films, Inc, and Learning Channel (Firm)

Director Liz Garbus presents the coming-of-age stories of two girls trying to make a life for themselves both inside and outside of Baltimore's juvenile justice system. 1 videodisc (82 min.)

MEDIA 10-650

 

Girl trouble c2004

Lexi Leban, Lidia Szajko, Critical Images Inc, KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.), Independent Television Service, and New Day Films

"In the past decade, the San Francisco youth crime rate declined, the number of GIRLS in the Juvenile Justice System more than doubled.  This film follows four years in the lives of three teenage girls caught up in San Francisco's Juvenile Justice System."--title screens.  This documentary tells the compelling stories of Stephanie, Shangra, and Sheila, opening a window onto the juvenile justice system, exposing its failure to break the cycle of poverty, crime, and incarceration that consumes vulnerable young women.  Two programs are hightlighted: The Walden House SisterKin Project and The Center for Young Women's Development's Sisters Rising internship program, for pushing the boundaries when it comes to helping girls in the system, addressing issues like sexual abuse, self-esteem, and community as part of the healing process for young women. 1 videodisc (57, 74 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1862

 

Growing up and liking it 1992

Susan Terrill

The monthly menstruation cycle is the subject of this fresh and often humorous video.  Women of varying ages and cultural backgrounds share the vivid and often disturbing memories of coming of age. 1 videocassette (28 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1798

 

Guns & mothers c2003

Thom Powers, Meema Spadola, John Walter, Tracy Thorne, Sugar Pictures (Firm), Courtroom Television Network, and First Run/Icarus Films

The film follows the stories of two different mothers who have opposing views on gun control as each advocates for her cause over the course of a year. One mother belongs to The Million Moms; the other to the Second Amendment Sisters. Issues are explored from different perspectives. 1 videocassette (53 min.) :

MEDIA 2-7766

 

Her brilliant career 2008?

Patricia Gabel, Ian McLaren, Jean Hollands , Productions Grand Nord, CBC Newsworld, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, RDI (Television station : Montraeal, Quaebec), and Filmakers Library, inc

Although women make up more than 46 per cent of the labor force in Canada, less than half of all public corporations have any women on their boards. Examines discrimination against women in the workplace and politics, and introduces the viewer to Jean Holland's controversial Bully Broads program for women executives. 1 videodisc (50 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1674

 

In the name of love c2002

Shannon O'Rourke, SOR Productions, Inc, and New Day Films

"Five Russian women, four of them single mothers, struggle for dignity as they endure male chauvinism, poverty, and culture shock all while searching for..."--from back cover. 1 videodisc (58 min.)

MEDIA 10-685

 

Legacy 2000

Tod S Lending and Nickcole Collins

Reveals the incredible struggles of an inner-city ghetto family to achieve success against overwhelming odds. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 1619 2-5997

 

Malkia wa soka Zanzibar Zanzibar soccer queens 2008

Florence Ayisi, Peter White, Iris Films/Iris Feminist Collective, and Filmakers Library, inc

In the Muslim country, Zanzibar, women's activities are severely curtailed. This is a portrait of a feisty group of women who have defied the cultural constraints by playing a man's game, soccer, giving reign to their competitive spirit, and defining new roles and identities for themselves in a predominantly Muslim society. Clerical disapproval has meant that there is a lack of women's teams with which to compete so the women must sometimes play against men's teams. 1 videodisc (55 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1688

 

Maquilapolis City of factories c2006

Vicky Funari, Sergio De La Torre, Independent Television Service, CineMamás Productions, Grupo Factor X, Colectivo Chilpancingo, Promotoras por los Derechos de las Mujeres, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Explores the environmental devastation and urban chaos of Tijuana's assembly factories and the female laborers who have organized themselves for social action. 1 videodisc (68 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 326 10-1095

 

Mother Ireland 1989?

Anne Crilly

Examines the centuries-old imagery which has portrayed Ireland as a woman and discusses the social function of these stereotypes of Irish womanhood and their relationship to the nationalist struggle and Irish women today. 1 videocassette (52 min.) :

MEDIA 2-834

 

The motherhood manifesto 2006?

Laura Pacheco, John De Graaf, Mary Steenburgen, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Joan Blades, and Bullfrog Films

"Moving personal stories combined with humorous animation, expert commentary and hilarious old film clips tell the tale of what happens to working mothers and families in America. See how enlightened employers and public policy can make paid family leave, flexible working hours, part-time parity, universal health care, excellent childcare, after-school programs and realistic living wages a reality for American families"--Container. 1 videodisc (57 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1298

 

Muslim women talk sex 2007?

Sophie Jeanneau, Doc en Stock (Firm), ARTE France, and Filmakers Library, inc

"In today's Arab-Muslim culture, the most taboo subject for women is sex. In this film, eight enlightened Muslim women living in France speak out frankly about their sexual educations and experiences in relation to Islamic tradition" -- Container. 1 videodisc (41 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1693

 

My American girls a Dominican story 2000

Aaron Matthews and Jennifer Mittelstadt

Dominicans are New York's largest and fastest growing immigrant group. This film chronicles the lives of immigrants from the Dominican Republic to New York City through one family with three daughters. Each daughter is traveling down a different road as their mother, Sandra, struggles to do right by each of them, as they grapple with being a bicultural family while negotiating the hurdles of their adopted city. 1 videocassette (53 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5448

 

The noble struggle 2007

Elli Safari, Kino Safari, Mama Cash (Organization), Nederlandse Moslim Omroep, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

A fascinating and powerful portrait of an African American Muslim woman, Amina Wadud, who found herself the subject of debate and Muslim juristic discourse when her actions caused global awareness of the struggle for women's rights within Islam. 1 videodisc (29 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1467

 

Not for ourselves alone the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony 1999?

Ken Burns, Paul Barnes, and Geoffrey C Ward

The dramatic, little-known story of one of the most compelling friendships in American history.  Elizabeth Stanton and Susan Anthony were born into a world ruled entirely by men.  By the time their lives were over, they had changed for the better the lives of a majority of American citizens. Their personal relationship was often turbulent but they never wavered in their shared belief that equality was the birthright of every woman, and for more than half a century led the fight to make that dream a reality. An account of these two women's struggle against slavery and for women's suffrage in the United State is provided. 2 videocassettes (3 hrs., 30 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA                                       DANA 2-4300 cassette 1 2-4301 cassette 2         1361

 

On the eighth day perfecting Mother Nature 1992

Gwynne Basen, Mary Armstrong, Kathleen Fee , Cinéfort (Firm), National Film Board of Canada, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Making babies: Explores the origins and applications of in vitro fertilization. Making babies perfect: Explores genetic technology and  the social impact of the desire to produce perfect human beings. 1 videocassette (102 min.)

MEDIA 2-6366

 

Postcards from the future 1997

Susan Sarandon and Leá Pool

This program features women throughout the world who are working toward gaining power and making a difference. 1 videocassette (46 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1570

 

The power game 1997

Anne Henderson and Susan Sarandon

This program examines what female power means, both to those who exercise it and to those who are affected by it. 1 videocassette (47 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3293

 

Prison lullabies 2003

Odile Isralson, Lina Matta, Brown Hats Productions, and Filmakers Library, inc

"...the remarkable portrait of four women living on the bad side of luck, struggling with drug addiction, arrested for dealing and prostitution and serving prison time with one common bond: they are pregnant. Amy, Monique, Joann and Ann Marie have all given birth behind bars"--Container. 1 videodisc (83 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1804

 

The right to femininity fighting female circumcision in Africa today 2006

Monika Pribyl, Marion Mayer-Hohdahl, Österreichischer Rundfunk, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

The custom of female circumcision faces growing opposition in Africa. This program presents multiple perspectives on the issue, interviewing health care personnel, professional circumcisers, women who have undergone the ritual, and men who are against it. Examining medical and emotional problems that follow genital mutiliation, the video also features signs of positive change, including a Nigerian drama troupe that stages anti-circumcision productions and groups like UNICEF, CARE Austria, and the Girls' Power Initiative that campaign in areas where the ritual's effects are most profound. 1 videodisc (46 min.)

DANA 236

 

A Room of one's own 1990

Virginia Woolf, Eileen Atkins, and Patrick Garland

This video is taken from the celebrated British TV distillation of the performance that has been seen in America on "Masterpiece Theatre".  Virginia Woolf's "A room of one's own" has had an epic impact on civilized minds since its publication in book form. 1 videocassette (52 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 1850   2-1768

 

The secret life of Mary-Margaret portrait of a bulimic 1993, 1992

Calista Flockhart, Allen Coulter, Gordon Rayfield, and Susan L Aronson

Based on the beautiful all-American girl, Mary-Margaret Carter's true story of her ordeal with bulimia.  Chronicles the physical and mental effects of bulimia on the individual and urges those suffering from eating disorders to seek help. 1 videocassette (30 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2528

 

Sex, lies and secrecy dissecting hysterectomy 2004

Carol Moore-Ede, David T Suzuki, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and Filmakers Library, inc

Some medical experts claim that a shocking 98% of hysterectomies are unnecessary. Yet, half the women in North America will have had their ovaries removed by the time they are 65. 1 videocassette (45 min.)

MEDIA 2-7522

 

The status of Latina women 1993

Marina Pincus, Celso Martinez, and Linda Cuellar

This program looks at the differences between the U. S. Latina and her Latin American and American counterparts.  Examines how Latino men regard successful Latina women, and the myths and mystique of machismo. 1 videocassette (26 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5983

 

Still killing us softly advertising's image of women 1987

Jean Kilbourne and Margaret Lazarus

Jean Kilbourne delivers a lecture at Harvard University on the portrayal of women in advertising and the effects it has on women and their self-image. 1 videocassette (30 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-1278 2-3282

 

Take it from me welfare is only part of the story c2008

Emily Abt, Geeta Gandbhir, Eliot Ferguson, and Pureland Pictures

Follows four mothers in New York City over the course of a year as they struggle to comply with new work requirements, find reliable child care and transportation, battle drug addiction and depression, confront domestic violence, and try to make ends meet in the new era of welfare reform. 1 videodisc (75 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1535

 

Taking our bodies back the women's health movement 1974

Margaret Lazarus, Renner Wunderlich, Joan Finck, and Barbara Seaman

Documents the development of the women's health movement. Shows how women are learning self-help treatments for simple health problems, and tells how many women are turning to women's health groups for advice and treatment. 1 videocassette (ca. 33 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1670

 

A very curious girl 2000?

Nelly Kaplan, Claude Makovski, Bernadette Lafont, Georges Géret, Michel Constantin, and Julien Guiomar

A beautiful and poor girl is known intimately by most of the men in her village. Tired of enduring the physical abuse and the sexual exploitation, she starts to charge a fee for her services. This disrupts the smug patriarchal society of the village of Tellier. 1 videocassette (105 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5727

 

Water 2006

Sarala, Lisa Ray, John Abraham, Seema Biswas, Manorma, David Hamilton, Deepa Mehta, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Mongrel Media, Telefilm Canada, Noble Nomad Pictures, Echo Lake Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

A Hindu widow in 1938 could throw herself on her husband's funeral pyre, marry her husband's younger brother or live in poverty and self-denial from then on. When eight-year-old Chuyia is widowed, she is sent to a home in the Holy City of Varanasi where Hindu widows live in penitence. Her feisty presence affects the other residents, forcing each to confront their faith and society's prejudices, especially a young woman who has fallen in love with a follower of Gandhi. 1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1613

 

Wearing hijab uncovering the myths of Islam in the United States 2004

Ray LeJeune, Miriam Popal, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Six women who were born into Muslim families or who chose to convert to Islam talk about being Muslim in the United States, and their choice of whether to wear the traditional veil, the hijab. 1 videodisc (34 min.)

DANA 247

 

Who's counting? Marilyn Waring on sex, lies & global economics 1995

Terre Nash, Kent Martin, and Marilyn Waring

A rich biography of ideas in which Marilyn Waring maps out an alternative economic vision while demystifying the language of economics, its elitist stance, and our compliance with political agendas that masquerade as objective economic policy. 1 videocassette (53 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3076

 

Women in the combat zone 2005

Ted Koppel, Deborah Amos, ABC News, ABC News Productions, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

In places where the militarry grapples with insurgents, servicewomen and servicemen alike face the very real risk of injury or sudden death by ambush, booby trap, or sniper fire. In this ABC News program, correspondent Deborah Amos reports on the experiences of U.S. servicewomen in Iraq and how, by their ever-growing presence in the armed forces, they are reshaping the historically male military establishment. 1 videodisc (22 min.)

MEDIA 10-417

 

Women of Vieques a message from the border 2000

Sonia Fritz

Short documentary about the history and activities of the Vieques Women's Alliance, an activist group formed to protest the use of Vieques as a US Naval base.  The Alliance also runs workshops and educational programs for Puerto Rican women. 1 videocassette (19 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5367

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