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Videos on Women's and Gender Studies: Sex Roles

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes in the Rutgers Libraries

Sex Roles DVDs

Beautiful daughters 2005

Josh Aronson, Ariel Orr Jordan, Eve Ensler , and Aronson Film Associates

"Beautiful Daughters is a film about the craetion of the first all transgender production of Eve Ensler's 'The Vagina Monologues' and some of the extraordinary women who made it happen. This production was a first-ever gathering of the transsexual community's best and brightest from all over America. All of these women were born as boys. Some were still living in stealth and chose this performance to come out."--director's website. 1 videodisc (61 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3143

 

Casablanca calling " ... Casablanca Calling highlights a quiet social revolution under way in Morocco, where 60% of the women have never attended school. For the first time, Moroccan women are trained and employed as official Muslim leaders, or morchidat. Charged with teaching an Islam based on tolerance, compassion and equity, they provide vital support and guidance to communities, especially to girls and women. At the film's heart are Hannane, Bouchra and Karima, three morchidat assigned to mosques in different parts of Morocco ... Offering unique access to a story we rarely see, this illuminating documentary demonstrates how women's empowerment through moderate Islam is transforming a nation"--Container. 1 videodisc (75 min.)

MEDIA 10-5195

 

Chahinaz what rights for women? 2007

Samia Chala, Patrice Barrat, Corinne Godeau, Sharon Mann, Article Z (Firm), Independent Television Service, France 5, Canal France International, Special Broadcasting Service (Australia), TVOntario, and Filmakers Library, inc

An Algerian university student questions how she can continue to live as a woman in such a traditional society and how women around the world can get equal rights, learning through her travels what it takes to change the world for women. 1 videodisc (54 min.)

MEDIA 10-1930

 

A changing heart 2002 and 2004

Leigh M Devine, Devinepix (Firm), and Filmakers Library, inc

"A Changing Heart (52 min.) takes an intimate look at how the Japanese, in a mere century, have come to adopt love as a rationale for marriage. By examining the changing roles of women, the shape of families, the impact of World War II, as well as industrialization and the decline of tradition, we can understand how the Japanese, and perhaps even other cultures, could accept new attitudes toward love and marriage. The film looks chronologically at how arranged marriage evolved and then reveals how this change has left people in Japan today, as they face the quest of looking for a partner. The consequences of this evolution turn out to unleash unexpected quandaries to both individuals and society as a whole"--Http://www.globalfilmnetwork.net. 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-1882

 

De filmer le d© sir voyage ©  travers le cin© ma des femmes = Filming desire : a journey through women's cinema 2000

This documentary explores the works of women film directors, specifically the differences explicit in women's point of view, and expression of desire as articulated in films by women. In interviews, women directors working today discuss how their depictions of sexuality and relationships reflect the basic differences between the sexes--as revealed by image, shot, and story. The filmmakers and their films encapsulate the debates about sexuality, representation and image, and the body (as subject of censorship; as the vehicle of desire and love; as the contested ground of cinematic production) that have raged since the first woman picked up a camera, determined to claim her identity and find her voice. 1 videodisc (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-5504

 

Frauenzimmer c2010

Saara Aila Waasner, Royal Pony Film, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, and Cinema Guild

"An insightful portrait of three women, age 50 and over, earning a living as prostitutes in Berlin, Silver girls offers a thought-provoking deconstruction of social mores around sex, sexuality, female independence and empowerment, and growing old"--Container. 1 videodisc (73 min.) ;

MEDIA 10-3398

 

Hermaphrodites speak 1997

This film covers a meeting of intersexed people at the first retreat of the Intersex Society of North America. Seven participants, two assigned as men and four as women, and one individual who identifies as neither male or female but as a third gender, tell their stories of growing up intersexed and their feelings of social isolation. They express resentment towards the medical establishment and the current standard medical treatment for hermaphroditic children. 1 videodisc (34 min.)

MEDIA 10-4892

 

I'm just Anneke c2010

When 12-year-old tomboy Anneke has an identity crisis at the onset of puberty, her doctors put her on Lupron, a hormone blocker that temporarily delays the hormones of adolescence to give her more time to make a decision on who she wants to be. 1 videodisc (11 min.)

MEDIA 10-4911

 

It gets messy in here 2011

Explores the intersections of race, gender and sexuality via the experiences of transgender men and women of color. 1 videodisc (32 min.)

MEDIA 10-4891

 

It's a girl 2012

"In India and China, where sons are valued and daughters are burdens, millions of babies are killed, abandoned or selectively aborted, simply because they are girls. The result of longstanding traditions and governmental policies, this devaluation of females has led to rampant violence against women and a growing female "gendercide." The film tells the stories of abandoned and trafficked girls, of women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence, of brave mothers fighting to save their daughters' lives, and of other mothers who would kill for a son. Global experts and grassroots activists put the stories in context and advocate different paths towards change, while collectively lamenting the lack of any truly effective action against this injustice."--Container. 1 videodisc (63 min.)

MEDIA 10-4488

 

Lear '87 archive (condensed) 2002

Jill Godmilow, Lee Breuer, Ruth Maleczech, and William Shakespeare

"In 1987, the formidable Mabou Mines Theatrical Collaborative began a two-week workshop on a new 'King Lear' - a fully gender-reversed one - directed by Lee Breuer and featuring Ruth Maleczech in the title role of Lear.  Jill Godmilow's unique archive of their work on "Lear" makes for a creative joy ride ... a master class on avant garde theater at its very best"--Set container. 3 videodiscs (339 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 10-104 pt.1 10-104 pt.2 10-104 pt.3

 

Making trouble  2009

Rachel Talbot, Gail Twersky Reimer, Jackie Hoffman, Cory Kahaney, Jessica Kirson, Judy Gold, Fyvush Finkel, Kenneth Turan, Tovah Feldshuh, and Jewish Women's Archive (Brookline, Mass.)

Profiles six female comic entertainers of the last century and explores "what it means to be Jewish, female and funny"--Container. 1 videodisc (85 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2955

 

Martina's playhouse 2007, 1986

"In Martina's Playhouse, everything is up for grabs. The little girl of the title oscillates from narrator to reader to performer and from the role of baby to that of mother. While the roles she adopts may be learned, they are not set, and she moves easily between them. Similarly, in filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh's playhouse of encounters with friends, objects aren't merely objects but shift between layers of meaning. Men are conspicuously absent, a lack reversing of the Lacanian/Freudian constructions of women as Ahwesh plays with other possibilities." --Kathy Geritz, program notes (Berkeley: Pacific Film Archive, 1990). 1 videocassette (20 min.) :

MEDIA 10-7921

 

The meaning of sex genes [and] gender c2003, c2002

Ann DeStefano Sutherland, Wally Ashby, Barbara J Meyer, David C Page, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Sutherland Media Productions

Why does sex exist, and what is its purpose and function? What decides whether an individual will be male of female? How are chromosomes, genes, and molecules involved in determining sex? In four lectures, two leading scientists in the field of sex-determination research answer these questions. 1 videodisc (240 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3314

 

The Men's Story Project building strength, creating peace c2009

Josie Lehrer, Michael Lutman, and Men's Story Project

"Filmed at La Peńa Cultural Center in Berkeley with a standing-room-only audience, this film shows the powerful debut presentation of the Men's Story Project - a new performance/dialogue project exploring social ideas about masculinity for the purpose of health and justice. Described by audience members as "groundbreaking," "transformative," "a gift" and "something that needs to keep happening," this bold performance highlights a diverse group of 16 Bay Area artists, activists, and first-time presenters, ages 22-60, sharing stories about their own lives through slam poetry, monologues, music and dance. The stories address platonic love between men; struggles with Islam, Christianity, homophobia and HIV/AIDS; disability and sexuality; testicular cancer and personal wholeness; images of African American masculinity; a journey from perpetrating domestic violence to becoming an anti-violence activist; men's public restroom rituals; an Oakland activist's refusal to continue intergenerational patterns of violence; costs of homophobia for people of all sexual orientations; spirituality and transformation in San Quentin; transgender identity and gender fluidity; relationships with fathers and other family members; gratitude to lifelong mentors; and other subjects"--Container. 1 videodisc (114 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3063

 

Metamorphosis man into woman 2012?

"Three years in the making, this film chronicles one person's transformation from man to woman. As many as 60,000 Americans suffer from 'gender dysphoria' - they don't identify with their own body, but with that of the opposite sex. Over 10,000 have gone on to have 'sex-reassignment' surgery. These people are called transexuals. Gary, 36 when we began filming, has always believed that he is a woman, 'trapped' in a man's body. Before he can be accepted for sex-change surgery, Gary must demonstrate that he can successfully live and work as a women, 24 hous a day, for at least one year. It is during this transition period that the real gender shift occurs, a time of unraveling layers of masculine behavior to uncover 'Gabi,' the woman he believes himself to be. By the time Gabi undergoes surgery the final surgery, the operation will be just one more in her metamorphosis from man into woman.". 1 videodisc (58 min.)

MEDIA 10-3837

 

Miss representation 2011

Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Regina Kulik Scully, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Sarah Johnston Redlich, Julie Constanzo, Claire Dietrich, Jessica Congdon, Condoleezza Rice, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Rachel Maddow, Ro*Co Films Educational (Firm), and Girls Club Entertainment

"Explores how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in influential positions in America and challenges the media's portrayals of women."--From container. 1 videodisc (90 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3038

 

Orchids my intersex adventure 2010

Phoebe Hart, Bonnie Hart, Hartflicker (Firm), Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

"Gen X filmmaker Phoebe Hart always knew she was different growing up -- but she didn't know why. This award-winning documentary traces Phoebe's voyage of self-discovery across Australia as an intersex person, a group of conditions formely termed hermaphroditism. Learning only in her teens that she was born with 46XY (male) chromosomes, Hart now seeks to understand her own story and the stories of other affected by this complex and often shameful syndrome. Questioning rigidly defined constructs of gender, sexuality, and normality, often with lively humor, Orchids is an engaging portrait of survival, courage and reconciliation"--Container. 1 videodisc (56 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3474

 

Orlando 1999

Virginia Woolf, Sally Potter, Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane,  Lothaire Bluteau, John Wood, Charlotte Valandrey, Heathcote Williams, and Quentin Crisp

"Orlando [is] an English nobleman who defies the laws of nature with surprising results.  Immortal and highly imaginative, he undergoes a series of extraordinary transformations which humorously and hauntingly illustrate the eternal war between the sexes."--Container. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA       MEDIA 10-81           2-2610

 

Sex and the city the complete first season 2000

Susan Seidelman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Candace Bushnell, and Darren Star

All episodes from the first season of a television sit-com about a thirty-something sex columnist and her three single friends, that examines relationships and sexual roles in New York City. 2 videodiscs (ca. 300 min.)

MEDIA 10-111

 

Straightlaced how gender's got us all tied up c2009

Debra Chasnoff, Sue Chen, Fawn Yacker, Rick Butler, Miriam Cutler, Groundspark (Firm), Respect for All Project, and New Day Films

"Meet 50 incredibly diverse students who take us on a powerful, intimate journey to see how popular pressures around gender and sexuality are shaping the lives of today's American teens ... Demonstrates how gender-based expectations are deeply intertwined with homophobia, and also are impacted by race, ethnicity and class.  From girls confronting popular messages about culture and body image, to boys who are sexually active just to prove they aren't gay, STRAIGHTLACED reveals the toll that deeply-held stereotypes and rigid gender policing have on all of our lives, and offers both teens and adults a way out of anxiety, fear, and violence" -- Container. 1 videodisc (67 min.)

MEDIA 10-1861

 

Sworn virgins 2007

Elvira Dones, Filmakers Library, inc, Radiotelevisione della Svizzera italiana, and Dones Media (Firm)

In a mountainous area of Albania, an ancestral code of laws -- observed to this day -- placed women in the bottom rank of society. But there is one loophole. The ancient laws allowed certain women known as Sworn Virgins to take an oath in front of their clan, announcing intention to remain virgins. 1 videodisc (51 min.)

MEDIA 10-1947

 

Tough guise 2 violence, manhood & American culture In this highly anticipated update of the influential and widely acclaimed Tough Guise, pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority. Along the way, the film provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture, from television, movies, video games, and advertising to pornography, the sports culture, and US political culture. Tough Guise 2 stands to empower a new generation of young men - and women - to challenge the myth that being a real man means putting up a false front and engaging in violent and self-destructive behavior. 1 videodisc (78 min.)

MEDIA 10-4685

 

Tough guise violence, media, and the crisis in masculinity c2002

Sut Jhally, Susan Ericsson, Sanjay Talreja , Jackson Katz, Jeremy Earp, and Media Education Foundation

"Systematically examine[s] the relationship between images of popular culture and the social construction of masculine identities in the United States at the dawn of the 21st century ... Argues that the widespread violence in American society needs to be understood as part of an ongoing crisis in masculinity"--Container. 1 videodisc (84 min.)

MEDIA       DANA 10-2178            1710 2-3959

 

Tough guise violence, media, and the crisis in masculinity 2002

Sut Jhally, Susan Ericsson, Sanjay Talreja , Jackson Katz, Jeremy Earp, and Media Education Foundation

Looks systematically at the relationship between the images of popular culture and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. in the late 20th century. In this innovative and wide-ranging analysis, Jackson Katz argues that there is a crisis in masculinity and that some of the guises offered to men as a solution (rugged individualism, violence) come loaded with attendant dangers to women, as well as other men. 1 videodisc (56 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2929

 

Venus boyz 2004?

Venus Boyz takes the viewers on an extraordinary journey into the universe of female masculinity. Filmed in New York City and London, this eye-opening documentary uses the performances of drag kings - as a starting point into the topic of transgendering. 1 videodisc (102 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3827

 

Sex Roles

Acting our age a film about women growing old 1988, 1987

Michal Aviad

Six women, aged 65 to 75, speak openly about subjects normally considered taboo for older women, including sexuality, being alone, financial difficulties, and dealing with death. Interviews are interspersed with images of the women's daily lives to provide insight into the effects of aging on women's self-image, their roles in their family and relationships, and the place they hold in their communities. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. +

DANA 288

 

The ad and the ego truth and consequences 1996

Harold L Boihem, Chris Emmanouilides, Jean Kilbourne, Stuart Ewen, Sut Jhally, Bernard McGrane, and Richard W Pollay

Discusses how the market economy has grown to the point that commercialism invades the most intimate aspects of life.  Leading media critics show how living in an environment saturated with advertising creates a psychology of need.  The history of advertising is traced from the 19th century through today. 1 videocassette (57 min.) :

MEDIA   DANA  2-2923   650

 

A changing heart between 2002 and 2004

Leigh M Devine, Devinepix (Firm), and Filmakers Library, inc

"A Changing Heart (52 min.) takes an intimate look at how the Japanese, in a mere century, have come to adopt love as a rationale for marriage. By examining the changing roles of women, the shape of families, the impact of World War II, as well as industrialization and the decline of tradition, we can understand how the Japanese, and perhaps even other cultures, could accept new attitudes toward love and marriage. The film looks chronologically at how arranged marriage evolved and then reveals how this change has left people in Japan today, as they face the quest of looking for a partner. The consequences of this evolution turn out to unleash unexpected quandaries to both individuals and society as a whole"--Http://www.globalfilmnetwork.net. 1 videodisc (52 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1882

 

Chore wars the battle over who cleans the toilet 1995

Kathy Garneau and Lauren Davis

A discussion on who does the housework in Canadian families and the determination of sex roles and responsibilities. 1 videocassette (48 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2896

 

Clinical dilemmas in marriage the search for equal partnership 1993

Gerry Cullen, Betty Carter, and Stephen Lerner

Examines the institution of marriage, instead of focusing primarily on problems of particular spouses. Excerpts from two marital cases clearly illustrate questions and interventions in the sensitive areas of gender,money and power. 1 videocassette (45 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3367

 

David Halberstam's the fifties. Volume 3, Let's play house [videorecording] / 1997

David Halberstam, Tracy Dahlby, Alex Gibney, Nancy Button, and Edward Herrmann

Describes the unrest sometimes felt in the outwardly tranquil fifties, including dissatisfaction with women's roles as housewives and men's roles in the corporate rat race. 1 videocassette (ca. 100 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-3632 2-6175

 

Deborah Tannen he said, she said : gender, language, communication 2000

Deborah Tannen and Robert DiNozzi

A live presentation of Dr. Tannen's contributions to the understanding of gender, language, and communication. 1 videocassette (55 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 1434 2-6061

 

Die Deutschen und ihre Männer Bericht aus Bonn = report from Bonn 1989

Helke Sander and Renée Felden

A young woman uses her annual vacation to look for a husband in Bonn.  She doesn't find a husband but asks many questions of the men she meets and receives interesting replies. 1 videocassette (96 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5414

 

The dream becomes a reality nation building and the continued struggle of the women of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front 1995

Eva Egensteiner, Sondra Hale, Lidia Berhane, Elsa Yacob, Saada Suleiman, Azeda Mesfin, Ruth Simon, and Abenet Essayas

Interviews with women who were treated as equals during the struggle for Eritrean independence about their current employment and social conditions.  Most have continued to work in their professions or vocations although the traditional cultural forces make full sexual equality impossible. 1 videocassette (48 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3719

 

Dreamworlds 2 desire/sex/power in music video 1995

Sut Jhally

The author suggests that the image of women in music videos reflects a male adolescent dreamworld. In this world, all women are nymphomaniacs who constantly invite sex with any available male. The author examines the factors which produce this image and questions the effect which many hours of viewing this dreamworld might have on male behavior in the real world. Consists primarily of narration over clips from rock videos. 1 videocassette (ca. 56 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2526

 

The Flapper story 1985

Lauren Lazin

Traces the historical developments which gave shape to the flapper ideal. 1 videocassette (30 min.) :

MEDIA D-217

 

Gender differences in depression a marital therapy approach 1996

Peggy Papp and Stephen Lerner

How gender stereotypes affect depression and marital conflict. Shows case study of a marital relationship in therapy sessions. 1 videocassette (44 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3364

 

The gender tango 1997

Lea Pool and Susan Sarandon

This program looks at the different ways women define themselves and are defined by others indiverse cultures. 1 videocassette (48 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2218

 

Growing up female 198-?

Julia Reichert and Jim Klein

Describes the socialization of the American woman through a personal look into the lives of six females ranging from kindergarten age to middle age. Shows the influence of such forces as parents, teachers, guidance counselors, the media, advertising, pop music, and marriage. 1 videocassette (50 min.) :

MEDIA D-125

 

Hasta cierto punto Up to a certain point 1995

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Oscar Alvarez, Mirta Ibarra, Humberto Hernández, Omar Valdés, and Coralio Veloz

A clever self-reflexive satire about the battle of the sexes in contemporary Cuba. 1 videocassette (70 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6117

 

Hispanics, the changing role of women 1998

Francisco Ramirez, Jerry Scmetterer, and Jimmy Smits

In this program, several prominent Latina women, including author Isabel Allende, discuss their changing role within the context of Hispanic family values, male machismo, and the traditional role of females as the center of family and community life.  Also examines the issue from the male perspective. 1 videocassette (44 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3713

 

House on fire 1998

Diane Best, Rula Lenska, Dawnette Hinds, and Calvin Mitchel

The Caribbean has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the world. Triggered by unemployment and drug use, it's also perpetuated by a culture that still fails to condemn violence against women, and sexual violence in particular, as a crime. 1 videocassette (15 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5835

 

Images of women in American society in the twentieth century 1941-1975

Robert Cummings, Lucille Ball, Mary Tyler Moore, Robert Young, Donna Reed, Diahann Carrol, Freeman F Gosden, Charles J Correll, and Ed Gardner

Deals with the stereotypical "traditional" images of women in American society, from the 1940's to the 1970's.  The same theme emerges in all of the television shows and commercials: women should be beautiful, good, and interested only in being subordinate to the needs of men and family.  These "standards" appear to apply to American women, regardless of race or social class. These film clips show how, despite the great progress that American women have made in this century, sexual steoreotypes still persist. 3 videocassettes (VHS) (260 min.) :

DANA. 76 v.1-3

 

In women's hands the changing roles of women 1993

Rachel Field, Juan Mandelbaum, and Raul Julia

This program focuses on the women of Chile and how political and social changes since the 1970's have changed the traditional role of women. 1 videocassette (60 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1917

 

Killing us softly advertising's image of women 1979

Jean Kilbourne

Explores the image of women presented by modern advertising. Illustrates with examples the use of women as sex objects and the exploitation of children. 1 videocassette (30 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1279

 

Lear '87 archive (condensed) 2002

Jill Godmilow, Lee Breuer, Ruth Maleczech, and William Shakespeare

"In 1987, the formidable Mabou Mines Theatrical Collaborative began a two-week workshop on a new 'King Lear' - a fully gender-reversed one - directed by Lee Breuer and featuring Ruth Maleczech in the title role of Lear.  Jill Godmilow's unique archive of their work on "Lear" makes for a creative joy ride ... a master class on avant garde theater at its very best"--Set container. 3 videodiscs (339 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 10-104 pt.1 10-104 pt.2 10-104 pt.3

 

Man oh man growing up male in America 1987, 1988

J Clements, Jeff Ebbage, and Scott Musgrone

Using interviews with men, family films, and a pastiche of sounds and images, documents what it is like to grow up as a male in America today. Looks at what shapes a boy into a man and the roles and stereotypes men have to deal with in today's society. 1 videocassette (18 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3416

 

Mother-to-be 1967

Anne-Claire Poirier,  Guy L Coté, and Liette Desjardins

"Can a woman fully achieve self-realization while at the same time giving herself to the role of wife and mother?  This is one question raised in this film documentary.  Introspective, partly biographical, the film delves into the emotions of joy, anticipation and anxiety that a young mother experiences during the last several weeks before the birth of her second child.  There is some footage from Czechoslovakia concerning maternity: a natural childbirth in a hospital delivery room and state nursery care for the children of working mothers."--Container. 1 videocassettte (75 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5078

 

Orlando 1999

Virginia Woolf, Sally Potter, Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane,  Lothaire Bluteau, John Wood, Charlotte Valandrey, Heathcote Williams, and Quentin Crisp

"Orlando [is] an English nobleman who defies the laws of nature with surprising results.  Immortal and highly imaginative, he undergoes a series of extraordinary transformations which humorously and hauntingly illustrate the eternal war between the sexes."--Container. 1 videodisc (93 min.) :

MEDIA       MEDIA 10-81           2-2610

 

Paradise lies at the feet of the mother 1993

John Percival

This program looks at the role of women in Islam and in Muslim societies in the Middle East, Asia and Nigeria. 1 videocassette (ca. 50 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-882 2-2254

 

Pashke and Sofia c2003

Karin Michalski, Ursula Habersaat, Réka Kincses, Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

This film is a window into Albanian culture and a glimpse at the age-old custom that allows Albanian women to change their gender by taking the oath of a sworn virgin. Pashke is one of the women who promised not to marry or bear children and to remain celibate in return for the status and respect deemed worthy of a male. 1 videocassette (30 min.) :

MEDIA 2-7810

 

The smell of burning ants 1994

Jay Rosenblatt

The film raises gender issues and provokes the viewer to refect on how our society can deprive boys of wholeness. Through the formative events of a boy's life, we come to understand the ways in which men can become emotionally disconnected and alienated from their feminine side. Illustrates how boys are socialized by fear, power and shame. 1 videocassette (22 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5296

 

A Spy in the house that Ruth built 1989

Vanalyne Green and Mathew Price

In 1985, photographer and film maker Vanalyne Green discovered baseball. Avid interest in the game quickly became a very special obsession. Inthis autobiographical, highly subjective monologue, Green describes the emotional, psychological, and sexual significance for her of baseball and baseball players. The Ruth of the title is Babe Ruth, the famous baseball star. 1 videocassette (30 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2068

 

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

 

Straightlaced how gender's got us all tied up c2009

Debra Chasnoff, Sue Chen, Fawn Yacker, Rick Butler, Miriam Cutler, Groundspark (Firm), Respect for All Project, and New Day Films

"Meet 50 incredibly diverse students who take us on a powerful, intimate journey to see how popular pressures around gender and sexuality are shaping the lives of today's American teens ... Demonstrates how gender-based expectations are deeply intertwined with homophobia, and also are impacted by race, ethnicity and class.  From girls confronting popular messages about culture and body image, to boys who are sexually active just to prove they aren't gay, STRAIGHTLACED reveals the toll that deeply-held stereotypes and rigid gender policing have on all of our lives, and offers both teens and adults a way out of anxiety, fear, and violence" -- Container. 1 videodisc (67 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1861

 

Sugar and spice 1974

Vicki Breitbart, Eric Breitbart, and Alan Jacobs

Shows sex-role socialization in children's play in several day-care centers in New York City. Describes some of the efforts of teachers and parents of children in the elementary grades to encourage non-sexist socialization. 1 videocassette (32 min.) :

MEDIA D-49

 

Sylvia, Fran & Joy 1973

Joan Churchill

Three young women voice their feelings about the role of wife-mother-housekeeper: Sylvia, who shares responsibilities with her husband; Fran, in transition; and Joy, the traditionalist. 1 videocassette (25 min.) :

MEDIA D-62

 

These girls are missing 199-?

Shari Robertson, Michael Camerini, and Kagendo Murungi

"... in many African countries, fewer than 20% of girls ever enter a classroom, and across the continent, only one woman in three learns to read." "These girls are missing offers small sets of stories, sharp glimpses into a few intimate relationships layered to mirror the complex reality ..."--Container. 1 videocassette (60 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3852

 

Town meeting a process run amok, Thomas/Hill hearings 1991

Ted Koppel and Roger Goodman

This special discusses the political and media issues surrounding the appointment of Clarence Thomas to the United States Supreme Court and the subsequent allegations of sexual harassment by Anita Hill. 1 videocassette (ca. 90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1879

 

The Trobriand Islanders of Papua New Guinea 1991

David Watson and Annette B Weiner

The Trobriand Islands, regarded as anthropology's most sacred place, lie off the eastern tip of Papua New Guinea.  The island society has a complex balance of male authority and female wealth.  Magic spells and sorcery pervade everyday life.  This program focuses on two important events: the distribution of woman's wealth after a death and the "month of play", a time of celebration following the island harvest. 1 videocassette (52 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1406

 

Why men don't iron 1998

Jim Meyer, Tim Pigott-Smith, Bill Moir, Quality Time Television, Channel Four (Great Britain), and First Run/Icarus Films

Investigates the influences of biology and environment in determining gender differences. 3 videocassettes (156 min.)

MEDIA  MEDIA  MEDIA 2-6328 cassette 1 2-6329 cassette 2 2-6330 cassette 3

 

A Woman's place 1987

Julie Harris, Dick Feldman, and Enfield Ford

Examines woman's traditional role in society and shows how women today are rethinking their roles. Tells of the contributions of notable American women. 1 videocassette (25 min.) :

DANA 1293

 

Women and allegory gender and sculpture in two cultures 2001

Nick Levinson, Neil Salvage, and Gillian Perry

This program deconstructs the politically charged monuments from post-Revolutionary Paris and the ornamental temple sculptures from 11th-century Khajuraho while contrasting the allegorical meanings ascribed by Western and Eastern cultures. 1 videocassette (29 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6078

 

Women and men unglued marriage and relationaships in the 21st century 2004

Katherine Gilday, National Film Board of Canada, TVOntario, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

This program looks at changing contemporary gender relations and expectation. Focuses on issues such as dating, marriage, money, parenting, romantic love, feminism, and committment. 1 videocassette (87 min.)

MEDIA 2-7018

 

Women in the middle ages 1992

Gail Singer, Amy Bodman, Jacqueline Murray , and Gale Garnett

How did women live in Medieval times?  What did they do?  This video focuses on their daily lives as administrators, as nurses and wives, and as women in religious life.  Uses excerpts from period texts accompanied by music and sound effects to vividly illustrate the viewpoint of both noble and peasant during the period 1150-1400 A.D. 1 videocassette (22 min.) :

DANA 603

 

A world without fathers or husbands 2000

Eric Blavier, Eric van Beuren, Thomas Lavachery, Y.C. Aligator Film, Studio Télé Objectif (Firm), Radio-Télévision belge de la communauté culturelle française, Tchin Tchin Production, and Filmakers Library, inc

In this documentary filmed in Mosuo Province near the Tibetan border, we learn about a matriarchal society where there are no fathers, husbands or marriages. Uncles care for their sisters' children and act as the fathers of these children. Brothers and sisters live together all their lives in their mothers' homes. The women do all the work, including physical labor and are the bread-winners in their families. Women are usually courted by men from miles away, who come for conjugal "visits." This film also goes on to show how change is now coming to Mosuo Province. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-6856

Sex Roles - New This Year

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