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Videos on Women's and Gender Studies: Sexism

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes in the Rutgers Libraries

Sexism DVDs

Behind the veil Afghan women under fundamentalism : a documentary c2003

Ricardo Lobo, Jojo Sydenham, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

"This gripping program describes the massive human rights abuses that have been escalating since the withdrawal of the Soviet forces, as seen through the eyes of women who have survived years of rampant gender and religious intolerance."--Container. 1 videodisc (26 min.)

MEDIA 10-215

 

Born in flames 2006

Lizzie Borden, Ed Bowes, Honey, Jeanne Satterfield, Florynce Kennedy, and First Run/Icarus Films

A futuristic fable of feminist turmoil still brewing ten years after the Second American Revolution.  When Adelaide Norris, the black radical founder of the Woman's Army, is mysteriously killed, a diverse coalition of women - across all lines of race, class, and sexual preference - emerges to blow the System apart.  With their fury growing and all peaceful options exhausted, women overcome divisions of race, class, and sexual orientation to form a guerilla movement to take over control of the media. 1 videodisc (80 min.)

MEDIA 10-1138

 

Boys dance Rossmoyne Senior High School dance programme c2006, 2007

Nancy Jones, Charisse Parnell, Blue Moon Film & Video, and Contemporary Arts Media (Firm)

Charisse Parnell, Dance Coordinator at Rossmoyne Senior High School, (Western Australia) describes her efforts to address gender inequity in dance at her school. This video follows a group of students in her Boys Dance Initiative, demonstrating the techniques used to engage the students, the importance of role models (adding a male dance instructor and having upper grade boys do classroom visits to encourage other boys to join the program), and the additional variety of dance and martial arts movements that have been introduced. 1 videodisc (22 min.)

MEDIA 10-1965

 

The bro code how contemporary culture creates sexist men c2011

Thomas Keith, Neal King, Michael Leahy, Shira Tarrant, and Media Education Foundation

"Filmmaker Thomas Keith takes aim at the forces in male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. Keith breaks down a range of contemporary media forms, zeroing in on movies and music videos that glamorize womanizing, pornography that trades in the brutalization of women, comedians who make fun of sexual assault, and a groundswell of men's magazines and cable TV shows that revel in old-school myths of American manhood. Even as epidemic levels of men's violence against women persist in the real world, the message Keith uncovers in virtually every corner of our entertainment culture is clear: It's not only normal -- but cool -- for boys and men to control and humiliate women. Arguing that there's nothing normal, natural, or inevitable about this mentality, The Bro Code challenges young people, young men and women alike, to step up and fight back against the idea that being a real man means being sexist"--From publisher's website. 1 videodisc (58 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2970

 

The color of fear four little beds c2005

Mun Wah Lee and StirFry Seminars & Consulting

The Color of Fear 3 is an intimate conversation on the issues of what it is to be gay in this society and the impact it has on their sense of safety and identity. 1 videodisc (43 min.)

MEDIA 10-907

 

The Date-rape backlash the media and the denial of rape 1994

Sut Jhally and Callie Khouri

Examines the reasons for changes in the media's perceptions of date rape from its initial recognition of the problem in 1987, to its later skepticism of 1993.  The results of research into date rape and male sexual aggression are also discussed. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA    MEDIA 2-2544      10-208

 

Evening the odds is title IX working? 2005

"In this program, Elizabeth Brackett, of WTTW in Chicago, goes to Indiana University--alma mater of Olympic diving medalists Lesley Bush and Cynthia Potter--to investigate higher education's Title IX track record in the area of sports."--Container. 1 videodisc (11 min.)

MEDIA 10-4628

 

Generation M misogyny in media & culture c2008

Thomas Keith, Vox Populi Productions, and Media Education Foundation

Thomas Keith, Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Long Beach, looks at misogyny and sexism in mainstream American media, exploring how negative definitions of femininity and attitudes toward women get constructed and perpetuated at the heart of popular culture. The film tracks the dynamics of misogyny across a broad range of media phenomena: including the hyper-sexualization of commercial products aimed at girls, the explosion of violence in video games aimed at boys, the language of hip-hop artists and talk radio shock jocks, and caricatures of femininity and feminism found in the American popular culture mainstream. The case is made that the devaluation of women based on gender can harm boys and men as well as women and girls. (Container). 1 videodisc (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-1425

 

Harem c2002

Greg Stebner, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Dilara Batmazol, Hatice Kaleli, History Channel (Television network), Arts and Entertainment Network, New Video Group, and Paladin InVision

During the reign of the Ottoman Empire, hundreds of women were brought as slaves to the imperial harem at Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. Most would spend their lives as the personal property of the Sultan, but some would learn that sex equals power. A feature-length look at a vanished world that long captivated the West. These are the stories of the women who dared to use their skills of seduction to gain power and prestige and the unexpected inner workings of the Ottoman harem. 1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.)

MEDIA 10-540

 

Hill vs. Thomas c2000

Lesley Stahl, Terrence L Martin, Susan Werbe, Mary Raffalli, CBS News, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Archival footage covering the events surrounding the Judiciary Committee and Senate hearings regarding Anita Hill's sexual harassment accusations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, with four CBS News correspondents providing their firsthand insights into the case. 1 videodisc (45 min.)

MEDIA 10-297

 

Hollywood harems c1999

Tania Kamal-Eldin, Her Way Productions, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Examines Hollywood stereotypes of the East, with particular attention paid to the Middle East and the depiction of women. 1 videodisc (24 min.)

MEDIA 10-1166

 

Letter to the next generation c1990

Jim Klein and New Day Films

Two decades after members of the Ohio National Guard fired on antiwar demonstrators at Kent State University, filmmaker Jim Klein visits the campus to investigate the attitudes of today's students toward activism, ambition, racism, sexism, the military, getting ahead, and having fun. 1 videodisc

MEDIA 10-326

 

Made in Dagenham 2011

Andrea Riseborough, Jaime Winstone, Lorraine Stanley, Sally Hawkins, William Ivory, Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley, Nigel Cole,  Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm), Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), BBC Films, HanWay (Firm), BMS Finance (Firm), Lipsync Productions (Firm), Number 9 Films, and Audley Films (Firm)

In 1968, the female workers at the Ford Dagenham car plant, walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. Their actions played a major role in the battle for equal pay, both nationally and internationally. 1 videodisc (113 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2341

 

Playing unfair the media image of the female athlete 2002

Kenyon King, Loretta Alper, Jessica Nachem , Mary Jo Kane, Pat Griffin, and Michael A Messner

It has been 30 years since Title IX legislation granted women equal playing time, but the male-dominated world of sports journalism has yet to catch up with the law. Coverage of women's sport lags far behind men's, and focuses on female athletes femininity and sexuality over their achievements on the court and field. 1 videodisc (30 min.)

MEDIA 10-195

 

The secret lives of boys 2003

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry, Hugh Downs, Barbara Walters, John Stossel, ABC News, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

"Is the recent surge in male youth violence one result of the societally imposed demand for men to seem 'strong and silent'? In this ABC News 20/20 program, correspondent John Stossel; Dr. William Pollack, of the Harvard Medical School and author of Real Boys; and researchers from Emory University and the University of Connecticut explore why boys tend to repress their feelings. Using a real counseling session, experts demonstrate how to help boys express their feelings before they begin to act them out at school and at home in antisocial behavior--or even in a shooting spree or suicide."--Container. 1 videodisc (24 min.)

MEDIA 10-255

 

Sexism in language thief of honor, shaper of lies 1995

Lynn T Lovdal, Brickroad Productions, and Berkeley Media

Lynn T. Lovdal explores sexism in both the syntax and semantics of language and shows how it is often unintentional or even unrecognized. She explores four key areas: "female" words that are dependent on a "male" version, words that are more positive for men than for women, words for women that carry negative sexual connotations, and "neutral" words that become inferior when applied to women. 1 videodisc (30 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3662

 

War zone c2002

Hank Levine, Maggie Hadleigh-West, Film Fatale, Inc, and Media Education Foundation

Filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West uses a video camera to demonstrate the gender rules of the street, where access to women's bodies is regarded as a male right. 1 videodisc (ca. 35 min.)

MEDIA 10-246

 

The way home c1998

"Over the course of eight months, sixty-four women, representing a cross-section of cultures in America, came together to share their experiences of oppression through the lens of race. Separated into eight ethnic councils (Indigenous, African-American, Arab, Asian, European-American, Jewish, Latina and Multi-Racial), the women explore their stories of identity, oppression, and resistance. It is the intention of World Trust to use this video as a catalyst for powerful learning, healing and transformation."--Container. 1 videodisc (92 min.)

MEDIA 10-3894

 

Women in American politics c2004

Gail Pellett, Joseph Camp, Bill D Moyers, Howard Weinstein, Public Affairs Television (Firm), Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), and WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)

This program with Bill Moyers looks at the rising number of women on the political scene and their impressions of politics. Congresswoman Pat Schroeder, former Secretary of Labor Lynn Martin, Senator Carol Moseley Braun, and other female politicians talk about the challenges women candidates face, describe their experiences in male bastions of power, why it's important for women to participate in politics, and what women bring to governing our nation. 1 videdisc :

MEDIA 10-2589

 

Wrestling with manhood boys, bullying and battering 2002

Sut Jhally, Jackson Katz, and Vince McMahon

Drawing the connection between professional wrestling and the construction of contemporary masculinity, Sut Jhally and Jackson Katz show how so-called 'entertainment' is related to homophobia, sexual assault and relationship violence. They further argue that to not engage with wrestling in a serious manner allows cynical promoters of violence and sexism an uncontested role in the process by which boys become "men.". 1 videodisc (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-202

 

Sexism

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

 

Die allseitig reduzierte Persönlichkeit, redupers The allround reduced personality 1998

Helke Sander, Joachim Baumann, and Frank Burckner

A free-lance photojournalist struggles to realize herself as an artist and as a woman straddling multiple worlds- work, womanhood, motherhood, East, West, capitalism and socialism. 1 videocassette (ca. 98 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5216

 

Anita Hill vs. Clarence Thomas the untold story 1994

Kerry Smith Marash, Martin Phillips, Peter Bull, Forrest Sawyer, and Michel McQueen

Discusses the women who were willing to testify against Judge Thomas at his confirmation hearings but who were not called upon to do so.  Includes interviews with them, Anita Hill, former members of the Senate judiciary committee, and authors of the book Strange justice. 1 videocassette (48 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5487

 

Arab diaries: Episode 2: Youth c2000

Deborah Davies, Daoud Kuttab, Ilan Ziv, Tamouz Media, and First Run/Icarus Films

Looks at the dilemmas of four young women striving for their independence and empowerment in Algeria, Egypt, and Lebanon. 1 videocassette (26 min.)

MEDIA 2-6729

 

Behind the veil Afghan women under fundamentalism : a documentary c2003

Ricardo Lobo, Jojo Sydenham, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

"This gripping program describes the massive human rights abuses that have been escalating since the withdrawal of the Soviet forces, as seen through the eyes of women who have survived years of rampant gender and religious intolerance."--Container. 1 videodisc (26 min.)

MEDIA 10-215

 

Black women on: the light, dark thang c1999

Celeste Crenshaw, Paula Caffey, Camille McCurty Ali, Black Women On Productions, Inc, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Explores the politics of color within the African-American community. Afro-American women, representing a variety of hues, speak candidly about the longstanding "caste system" that permeates black society and share personal stories about how being too light or too dark has profoundly influenced their life and relationships. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-7333

 

Body politics 1997

Anne Henderson and Susan Sarandon

This program takes a provocative look at women's efforts to change societal attitudes about the ideal female form. 1 videocassette (48 min.) :

DANA.      MEDIA 1758            2-881

 

Born in flames 2006

Lizzie Borden, Ed Bowes, Honey, Jeanne Satterfield, Florynce Kennedy, and First Run/Icarus Films

A futuristic fable of feminist turmoil still brewing ten years after the Second American Revolution.  When Adelaide Norris, the black radical founder of the Woman's Army, is mysteriously killed, a diverse coalition of women - across all lines of race, class, and sexual preference - emerges to blow the System apart.  With their fury growing and all peaceful options exhausted, women overcome divisions of race, class, and sexual orientation to form a guerilla movement to take over control of the media. 1 videodisc (80 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1138

 

Brain sex 1992

Anne Moir, Jonathan Harris, David Jessel, and Renee Chaney

Scientific studies indicate that men and women do not have identical brain structures; this may account for some of the differences in behavior between sexes. Vol. 1 explores effect of hormones received during gestation on behavior. Vol. 2 looks at how different brain architecture can  lead to differences in ability and learning patterns. Vol. 3 looks at social relations between men and women. 3 videocassettes (130 min.) :

DANA. DANA. DANA 1213 cassette 1 1213 cassette 2 1213 cassette 3

 

Brains on toast the inexact science of gender : a videotape 1992

Joyan Saunders and Liss Platt

"This experimental narrative examines how science and the medical establishment have played a determinate role in establishing gender distinctions.  Bedroom, kitchen and zoo locales create the backdrop for a humorous and irreverant expose of how science dictates what is male and female."--Container. 1 videocassette (24 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3904

 

Brazil priests, samba dancers, and mulattos 1997

Carmen Sarmiento

Examines life in Brazil through the eyes of its women. 1 videocassette (60 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5417

 

Breasts 200-?

Thom Powers, Meema Spadola, Cinemax Reel Life (Firm), Elevator Pictures (Firm), and First Run/Icarus Films

22 women speak candidly about their attitudes toward breasts. 1 videocassette (50 min.)

MEDIA 2-6857

 

Chef! Chief. La tête dans les nuages = Head in the clouds 1999

Jean-Marie Téno

Chef!: The filmmaker locates the roots of Africa's authoritarian regimes in the patriarchal family, reinforced by traditional kingship and the colonial experience. He made a visit to his ancestral village, Bandjoun, in the Ghomala speaking region of Western Cameroon, where he planned to film dances dedicating a monument to King Kamga Joseph II, the filmmakers' great grand uncle, but the ceremony soon turned into a celebration of one-man rule, in particular Cameroonian President Paul Biya's. La tête dans les nuages: Teno investigates the ties between unaccountable government and an unproductive economy. The government controlled formal sector, like its colonial predecessor, is essentially parasitical. An informal sector has emerged parallel to it which increasingly supplies the daily subsistence needs of the people. 1 videocassette (96 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5274

 

Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill public hearing, private pain 1992

Ofra Bikel

Discusses the Thomas confirmation hearings, the charges of sexual harrassment by Anita Hill, and the reactions from Afro-Americans. 1 videocassette (58 min.) :

DANA 481

 

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

 

The color of fear four little beds c2005

Mun Wah Lee and StirFry Seminars & Consulting

The Color of Fear 3 is an intimate conversation on the issues of what it is to be gay in this society and the impact it has on their sense of safety and identity. 1 videodisc (43 min.) :

MEDIA 10-907

 

The Darker side of black 1994

Isaac Julien, Lina Gopaul, Paul Gilroy, Cornel West, and Michael Manly

An investigation of the complex issues raised by rap and reggae, such as ritualized machismo, misogyny, homophobia, and gun glorification. Noted experts on black history, such as Cornel West of Princeton University, and Michael Manly, former prime minister of Jamaica, analyze the phenomenon and give insights into its development and meaning. 1 videocassette (59 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2531

 

The Date-rape backlash the media and the denial of rape 1994

Sut Jhally and Callie Khouri

Examines the reasons for changes in the media's perceptions of date rape from its initial recognition of the problem in 1987, to its later skepticism of 1993.  The results of research into date rape and male sexual aggression are also discussed. 1 videocassette (58 min.) :

MEDIA    MEDIA 2-2544      10-208

 

De Stilte rond Christine M A question of silence 199-?

Cox Habbema, Nelly Frijda, Edda Barends, Henriette Tol, Marleen Gorris, and Matthus van Heyningen

A female psychiatrist is appointed by a judge to evaluate three women who, strangers to each other, have each confessed to the murder of the same man. Their rage toward and hatred of their male-dominated society is gradually understood by the psychiatrist, who begins to question her own nature. 1 videocassette (ca. 97 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2659

 

Death in Thailand 2002

Va-Megn Thoj, Lee Vang, and Cy Thao

A documentary on the Hmong American men who travel to the Tham Krabot Hmong refugee camp, Thailand, to exploit the Hmong women. 1 videocassette (18 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2363

 

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

 

Deborah Tannen in-depth 2000

Deborah Tannen

"...sit down with Deborah Tannen as she goes In-Depth, addressing key issues, implications, and criticisms about He said, she said, including: The nature/nuture question: are conversational styles born or made? Is gender the most important factor affecting conversational interaction?  Are these patterns cross-cultural?  What about power and dominance?  How are linguistic and psychological approaches different?"--Container. 1 videocassette (25 min.) :

DANA 1435

 

Divorce Iranian style 1998

Kim Longinotto, Ziba Mir-Hosseini, and Joanna Rosenthall

Look inside an Iranian divorce court shows how women are treated under Islamic law. 1 videocassette (80 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3800

 

The double shift 1997

Tom Puchniak and Susan Sarandon

Documentary sketching international look at question of equality for women in area of work: opportunity, pay, career and family, value placed on traditional activities, exploitation, self-employed women, househusbands. 1 videocassette (47 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2183

 

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

 

Dreamworlds desire/sex/power in rock video 1990

Sut Jhally

Focuses on ways in which women are represented in music videos and how sex is used to market records, tapes, and CD's. Examines particular videos featuring male artists and those aimed predominantly at young male consumers. 1 videocassette (55 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2078

 

Fair play 2004

Sue Ellen McCann, Regina Taylor, Independent Television Service, Studio Miramar, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Set at Fulmore Middle School in Austin, Texas, this program exposes counterproductive classroom behaviors and presents measures being taken to correct the misperception that computing is a males-only domain. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

DANA 251

 

Fair play achieving gender equity in the digital age 2000

Regina Taylor and Sue Ellen McCann

Set at Fulmore Middle School in Austin, Texas, this program exposes counterproductive classroom behaviors and presents measures being taken to correct the misperception that computing is a males-only domain. 1 videocassette (57 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5091

 

Femmes du Niger entre integrisme et democratie = Women of Niger : between fundamentalism and democracy 1993

Anne-Laure Folly

Focuses on the impact of Islamic fundamentalism on women's rights in Niger and how this clashes with the country's struggle for democracy. 1 videocassette (26 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3880

 

Flame 1996

Ingrid Sinclair, Simon Bright, Marian Kunonga, and Ulla Mahaka

One of the most controversial films ever produced in Africa (seized by the police during editing), this feature film not only exposes past abuses but continuing divisions within Zimbabwean society, especially against women and peasants. It is the story of two close friends, Florence and Nyasha as they train and fight as soldiers in the Zimbabwean liberation struggle, but after liberation find their lives little changed. 1 videorecording (85 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 1295       2-3299

 

From danger to dignity the fight for safe abortion 1995

Dorothy Fadiman, Beth Seltzer, and Daniel Meyers

A documentary on the efforts to legalize abortion in the United States and on the social and medical dangers of illegal abortions prior to Roe vs. Wade. Also portrays the underground network that helped women procure safe illegal abortions. 1 videocassette (57 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5953

 

Gender and relationships male-female differences in love and marriage c2002

Dane Archer, Nonverbal Workshop, University of California (System), and Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning

Explores the differences in the ways that men and women experience the love relationship. Examines ways to make a relationship work better for both men and women. 1 videocassette (44 min.)

MEDIA 2-6496

 

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

 

Generation M misogyny in media & culture c2008

Thomas Keith, Vox Populi Productions, and Media Education Foundation

Thomas Keith, Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Long Beach, looks at misogyny and sexism in mainstream American media, exploring how negative definitions of femininity and attitudes toward women get constructed and perpetuated at the heart of popular culture. The film tracks the dynamics of misogyny across a broad range of media phenomena: including the hyper-sexualization of commercial products aimed at girls, the explosion of violence in video games aimed at boys, the language of hip-hop artists and talk radio shock jocks, and caricatures of femininity and feminism found in the American popular culture mainstream. The case is made that the devaluation of women based on gender can harm boys and men as well as women and girls. (Container). 1 videodisc (60 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1425

 

God sleeps in Rwanda c2004

Kimberlee Acquaro, Stacy Sherman, Rosario Dawson, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Five women struggle to rebuild their lives and redefine women's roles in a country torn apart by war and genocide. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-7331

 

Half the people, 1970 1999

Alfre Woodard and Anne Moir

"Inspired by the successes of the Civil Rights Movement, women began to challenge discrimination on the basis of gender. The National Organization for Women was founded in 1966 to support full equality for women in America. In the boardroom and other bastions of male power, women pressed their demands with growing success."--Container. 1 videocassette (60 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA  MEDIA 1620         2-5635    2-4201a

 

Harem c2002

Greg Stebner, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Dilara Batmazol, Hatice Kaleli, History Channel (Television network), Arts and Entertainment Network, New Video Group, and Paladin InVision

During the reign of the Ottoman Empire, hundreds of women were brought as slaves to the imperial harem at Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. Most would spend their lives as the personal property of the Sultan, but some would learn that sex equals power. A feature-length look at a vanished world that long captivated the West. These are the stories of the women who dared to use their skills of seduction to gain power and prestige and the unexpected inner workings of the Ottoman harem. 1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.)

MEDIA 10-540

 

Higher learning 1995,1994

John Singleton, John Hall, Bruce Cannon, Jennifer Connelly, Ice Cube, Omar Epps, Michael Rapaport, Kristy Swanson, Tyra Banks, and Larry Fishburne

Thought provoking film about diversity on a formerly quiet college campus.  Race and sexuality are just some of the issues explored in this troubling drama.  Sometimes love and understanding are not enough. 1 videocassette (131 min.) :

MEDIA  DANA 2-3079     497

 

Hill vs. Thomas c2000

Lesley Stahl, Terrence L Martin, Susan Werbe, Mary Raffalli, CBS News, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Archival footage covering the events surrounding the Judiciary Committee and Senate hearings regarding Anita Hill's sexual harassment accusations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, with four CBS News correspondents providing their firsthand insights into the case. 1 videodisc (45 min.)

MEDIA 10-297

 

Hollywood harems c1999

Tania Kamal-Eldin, Her Way Productions, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Examines Hollywood stereotypes of the East, with particular attention paid to the Middle East and the depiction of women. 1 videodisc (24 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1166

 

Ida B. Wells a passion for justice 1991

Toni Morrison and Al Freeman

Born into slavery in Mississippi at the end of the Civil War, Wells became a school teacher and journalist.  Her personal sense of integrity and justice carried her into a lifelong crusade against racism, sexism, and lynching. 1 videocassette (ca. 55 min.) ;

DANA MEDIA 187    2-860

 

In my country an international perspective on gender 1993

Ron J Hammond

Respondents from thirteen different countries offer a personal perspective on life in their cultures with regard to gender. 2 videocassettes (85 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-6081 cassette 1 2-6082 cassette 2

 

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

 

India cabaret 1985

Mira Nair

Examines the rules and double standards of India's patriachal society. Focuses on a group of female strippers who work in a nightclub in the suburbs of Bombay and the customers who lead traditional family lives. 1 videocassette (60 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5454

 

Knowing her place 1990

Indu Krishnan

The complex experience of Vasundara Varadhan, an Indian-American woman, with cross-cultural conflict and "cultural schizophrenia" is revealed through close examination of four generations of her family. 1 videocassette (40 min.) :

DANA 825

 

The ladies' Zananeh 2003

Mahnaz Afzali, Hassan Purshirazi, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Filmed in a women's restroom in a park in Tehran, this film offers insights into the lives of women in Iran. The ladies' room enables the women to unveil themselves, both physically and psychologically. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA 2-6935

 

A Lady's portion 1997

Bessie Rayner Belloc, Emilie H Peacocke, Kate Broome, Lesley Manville, Sonia Ritter, and Elizabeth Bradley

"The lives of Bessie Parkes and Emilie Peacocke, two pioneering women journalists, are featured in this program.  Dramatizations use material from personal diaries to describe a lifelong struggle with sexism in both the newspaper industry and Victorian society in general"--Container. 1 videocasette (30 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5333

 

Letter to the next generation c1990

Jim Klein and New Day Films

Two decades after members of the Ohio National Guard fired on antiwar demonstrators at Kent State University, filmmaker Jim Klein visits the campus to investigate the attitudes of today's students toward activism, ambition, racism, sexism, the military, getting ahead, and having fun. 1 videodisc

MEDIA 10-326

 

A Little respect gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals on campus 1990

Anthony Herzia

Ideal for use in new student orientation programs, faculty and staff development programs, student leadership workshops, and general classroom presentations.  The video will help identify occurances of homophobia on campus; promote provacative discussions on homophobia, racism, and sexism; explore the experience of being a lesbian, gay, or bisexual student in a culturally diverse college environment; inspire revealing and honest discussion among students of all sexual orientations; celebrate and affirm the lesbian, gay, and bisexual student. 1 videocassette (ca. 25 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-1162 2-1163

Sexism (Continued)

Metamo 1997

Albert Wandago, Oliver Minishi, Patricia Wambui, John Sibi Okumu, and Njeri Luseno

A woman, with almost everything working against her, fights the odds and emerges as Judge of the High Court. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5749

 

Metamorphosis man into woman 1989

Lisa Leeman and Claudia Hoover

Gary, a 39 year-old transsexual, has been convinced since childhood that he is a woman trapped in a man's body. At 35, Gary decided to begin the extraordinary process of changing his sex. Before he can be accepted for sex-reassignment surgery, Gary must prove that he can successfully live and work as a woman, 24 hours a day for at least one year. 1 videocassette (58 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1799

 

Miriam's daughters celebrate 1986

Lilly Rivlin

Discusses the changing roles of Jewish women and their demand for equal rights and participation in Jewish rituals and ceremonies. 1 videocassette (24 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5154

 

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 need to know 1997

Tom Puchniak and Susan Sarandon

Questions what lies behind the historical reluctance to educate women and why women who did succeed have often been dismissed or ignored throughout history. 1 videocassette (47 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5456

 

Nü ren di gu shi A women's story 1989

Xiaolian Peng, Mao Xiao, I-chieh He, Wen-jong Chang, Min Zhang, and Ruhui Song

A poignant tale of three peasant Chinese women who flee their village to taste freedom in the big city and escape the sexist oppression of rural China. After many experiences they return to their village to find life there has not changed, they have. 1 videocassette (95 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5440

 

Of hopscotch and little girls stolen childhood 2001

Marquise Lepage and Marcel Simard

This provocative program features girls from around the globe who share their stories of abuse and neglect, and also their hopes and dreams, in a world that too often considers them second-class citizens. 1 videocassette (53 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5194

 

Oleanna 1994,1995

William H Macy, Debra Eisenstadt, David Mamet, Patricia Wolff, and Sarah Green

The tormentor becomes the tormented when a shy student, Carol, turns the tables on a manipulative professor in this provacative portrait of sex, power and betrayal. What begins as a simple meeting between teacher and student, spirals out-of-control when Carol files sexual harassment charges against the professor setting in motion a high stakes game of cat-and-mouse with shocking, devastating results. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3081

 

Playing unfair the media image of the female athlete 2002

Kenyon King, Loretta Alper, Jessica Nachem , Mary Jo Kane, Pat Griffin, and Michael A Messner

It has been 30 years since Title IX legislation granted women equal playing time, but the male-dominated world of sports journalism has yet to catch up with the law. Coverage of women's sport lags far behind men's, and focuses on female athletes femininity and sexuality over their achievements on the court and field. 1 videodisc (30 min.) :

MEDIA 10-195

 

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

 

Prostitution behind the veil 2005

Nahid Persson, Jakob Hřgel, Cosmo Doc Aps (Firm), Sveriges television, and Filmakers Library, inc

Explores the everyday life of two Iranian women working as prostitutes in a Muslim society in which prostitution is banned and adultery can lead to capital punishment. Reveals double standards, their male punters managing to comply with Muslim law while buying sex. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-7525

 

Rate it X 1985

Paula de Koenigsberg, Lucy Winer, Claudette Charbonneau, and Lynn Campbell

An ironic portrait of the American man and his stubborn sexual chauvinism.  Amazing interviews with a wide variety of men reveal the deep rooted sense of machismo and the sexual double standards and racism at work in our culture today. 1 videocassette (55 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3946

 

Rishte Relationships 1995

Manjira Datta and Daniel Riesenfeld

Explores the practice of male sex preference in India and how this led to Lali Davi, a mother of five daughters, poisoning herself and two of her daughters. 1 videocassette (28 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6097

 

Rites 1991

Penny Dedman and Debra Michaels

This program explores the custom of female circumcision which has been commonplace throughout history and is still practiced in many cultures. It discusses the efforts of women throughout the world to stop the practice. 1 videocassette (52 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2591

 

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.) :

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Sacrifice 1998

Ellen Bruno, Yiga Josayma, and Nang Kham

"Each year thousands of girls are recruited from rural Burnese villages to work in brothels in Thailand ... This is the story of the valuation and sale of human beings, and the efforts of teenage girls to survive a crisis born of economic and political repression.". 1 videocassette (50 min.) :

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The secret lives of boys 2003

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry, Hugh Downs, Barbara Walters, John Stossel, ABC News, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

"Is the recent surge in male youth violence one result of the societally imposed demand for men to seem 'strong and silent'? In this ABC News 20/20 program, correspondent John Stossel; Dr. William Pollack, of the Harvard Medical School and author of Real Boys; and researchers from Emory University and the University of Connecticut explore why boys tend to repress their feelings. Using a real counseling session, experts demonstrate how to help boys express their feelings before they begin to act them out at school and at home in antisocial behavior--or even in a shooting spree or suicide."--Container. 1 videodisc (24 min.)

MEDIA 10-255

 

Sex and gender ; Maturing and aging 1989

Philip G Zimbardo

Program 17 questions whether men and women are psychologically different or if they are similar in some ways. Also examines how sex roles reflect social values. Program 18 looks at physical and psychological aging and shows how society reacts to the last stages of life. 1 videocassette (60 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1665

 

Sexism in language thief of honor, shaper of lies : a lecture 1995

Lynn Terry Lovdal and Lynn T Lovdal

Lynn T. Lovdal explores sexism in both the syntax and semantics of language and shows how it is often unintentional or even unrecognized. She   examines four key areas: "female" words that are dependent on a "male" version, words that are more positive for men than for women, words for women that carry negative sexual connotations, and "neutral" words that become inferior when applied to women. 1 videocassette (29 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5107

 

Sexual harassment building awareness on campus 1995

Jean Kilbourne and Jefferey Graham

Offers a discussion of the nature of sexual harassment and what can be done about it.  It emphasizes psychological, legal, and communications perspectives and features interviews with students and faculty as well as experts. 1 videocassette (30 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2632

 

Sexual harassment on the job 1987

Phil Donahue

Phil Donahue discusses sexual harassment in the work place with guests, Karen Sauvigne and Susan Meyer. Members of the audience present examples of such harassment. 1 videocassette (28 min.) :

MEDIA 2-453

 

Shackled women 2004

Keely Purdue, Films for the Humanities (Firm), and Journeyman Pictures (Firm)

Program assesses second- and third-world abuses of women's rights by the male establishment and examines how female collaboration sometimes contributes to their perpetuation. 1 videodisc (41 min.)

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Shackled women abuses of a patriarchal world 1999

Keely Purdue

This program assess second- and third-world abuses of women's rights by the male establishment and examines how female collaboration sometimes contributes to their perpetuation. Focuses on topics such as dowry deaths, female circumcision, the Islamic zina law, the rigors of hijab, and child prostitution. Some content may be objectionable. 1 videocassette (41 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5102

 

She drank, she swore, she courted girls --she even chewed tobacco : passing women in 19th century America 1983

Liz Stevens, Estelle B Freedman, and Allan Bérubé

Uses archival photographs and original artwork, with voiceover narrative, to illustrate the history of women who "passed" as men in mid-to-late 19th and early 20th century America. They passed for a variety of reasons, including sexual orientation, "men's wages", and political opportunities. 1 videocassette (33 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5276

 

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

 

Stale roles and tight buns images of men in advertising 1988

John Lapham, Walter Locke, Michael Weisskoff, and Michael Markovits

Critiques the image of the male figure as found in advertising. Uses negative stereotypes of men to argue for a well rounded view of issues involving male socialization. 1 videocassette (29 min.) :

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Stories of women in Kabul a report 2006

Birgitta Schülke,  Hanne Schön, John Berwick, Deutsche Welle TV, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

The producers of this program were granted unlimited access to Kabul's Baghe Zanana, or Garden of Women-- perhaps the only public place in Afghanistan where men are not welcome. Here, women can gather, dance, and remove their burqas without fear of violence or alienation. In stark contrast, a women's prison is also visited. The courageous figures who inhabit these settings--including a resident therapist who conducts support groups for the frightened and the traumatized, and a cafeteria employee struggling to improve her family's living conditions--demonstrate how far Afghanistan must go to overcome its repressive and war-ravaged history. 1 videodisc (27 min.)

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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

 

Testament of youth an autobiography, 1913-1925 1998

Moira Armstrong, Cheryl Campbell, Emrys James, Jane Wenham, Rupert Frazer, Jonathan Powell, and Elaine Morgan

Vera Brittain's world falls to pieces around her as, one by one, the young men of her circle are caught up in the Great War. Vera rebelled against the oppressive sexism of her times, serving as a nurse during World War I and then went on to become a writer, historian and activist with the League of Nations. 4 videocassettes (ca. 200 min.) :

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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

 

Thomas confirmation hearing [before the] Senate Judiciary committee 1991

Anita Hill

This videotape contains just a portion of the over 30 hours of hearings held the weekend of Oct. 11-13, 1991.  Included are the opening statements of Judge Thomas and Professor Hill on the sexual harassment charge brought by Hill. 1 videocassette (120 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1869

 

To be a mother in Latin America 1997

Carmen Sarmiento and  José Nolla

This program discusses reproduction and motherhood in the hyper-patriarchal societies of Latin America. 1 videocassette (60 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5347

 

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

 

Under one sky-- Arab women in North America talk about the hijab 2000

Jennifer Kawaja and Roula Said

Presents the history of Arab womanhood, from the days of early colonial missions to the post-Gulf War era. Informed, articulate Arab women living in North America describe the ideologies behind the veil and tear away the labels imposed by both East and West. 1 videocassette (44 min.) :

MEDIA 2-246

 

A Veiled revolution 1982

Elizabeth Warnock Fernea and Marilyn Gaunt 

The film explores the different facets of the new veiling recently growing up among modern Egyptian women. Through interviews with women in different walks of life, the film raises questions about the meaning of the veil, a complex symbol for Arabic women, and the importance of dress. 1 videocassette (27 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2894

 

Venezuela the 21st century to prehistory 1997

Carmen Sarmiento and José Nolla

In 1524, Venezuela was the first country with a woman ruler b7 son Margarita Island. This program traces the role of women in the nation b2 ss profitable oil industry, general economic opportunities (or lack of them) available to women within the culture and the ongoing racism and violence that keep many women living in poverty. 1 videocassette (60 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5344

 

War zone c2002

Hank Levine, Maggie Hadleigh-West, Film Fatale, Inc, and Media Education Foundation

Filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West uses a video camera to demonstrate the gender rules of the street, where access to women's bodies is regarded as a male right. 1 videodisc (ca. 35 min.)

MEDIA 10-246

 

Warning the media may be hazardous to your health : an evening with Ann J. Simonton 1990

Jenai Lane and Ann J Simonton

Exposes the dangers of media models that glamorize violence, fear and hatred between the sexes. This video encourages the life-affirming tendencies in both genders. Images of commercials, Madonna, Pee Wee Herman, MTV, and media protestors are woven together to create a humorous, yet sobering look at sexism in the United States in the 90's. 1 videocassette (ca. 38 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1654

 

When she gets old 1992

Lindsay Wagner and Shelley Spencer

Examines the hardships that elderly women face due to the death of a spouse, lack of job skills, low paying jobs, and lack of healthcare benefits. Focuses on assistance programs such as social security income, Medicare, subsidized housing, and foodstamps. 1 videocassette (28 min., 11 sec.) :

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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.)

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Witches in exile 2005

Allison Berg, Satellite Pictures (Firm), and California Newsreel (Firm)

Belief in witchcraft continues to terrorize women. This film introduces us to five women who have taken refuge in the Kukuo witches' camp and who represent a cross section of the 'witch' population of Northern Ghana today. 1 videocassette (ca. 78 min.)

MEDIA 2-7465

 

Women and Islam 1994

Mahmood Jamal and Ziauddin Sardar

Leila Ahmed argues the case for revision of the widely-held views of the Islamic world about the role of women. 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min) :

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The women of Hizbollah 2000

Maher Abi-Samra, JBA production, Arte France cinéma (Firm), and First Run/Icarus Films

This film is a portrait of two Lebanese muslim women, Zeinab and Khadije, who are activists in the Hezbollah. It examines the personal, social and political factors that undergird their commitment, presents the activities of the Islamic political party and examines its place in Beirut society and in Lebanese politics. 1 videocassette (49 min.)

MEDIA 2-6333

 

Wrestling with manhood boys, bullying and battering 2002

Sut Jhally, Jackson Katz, and Vince McMahon

Drawing the connection between professional wrestling and the construction of contemporary masculinity, Sut Jhally and Jackson Katz show how so-called 'entertainment' is related to homophobia, sexual assault and relationship violence. They further argue that to not engage with wrestling in a serious manner allows cynical promoters of violence and sexism an uncontested role in the process by which boys become "men.". 1 videodisc (60 min.) :

MEDIA 10-202

 

Zinat 1999

Ebrahim Mokhtari, Atefeh Razavi, Farhang-Sara Bahman, and Bihruz Gharib pur

Zinat runs a health clinic in southern Iran. When she becomes engaged to Hamed his mother demands that she quit her job. 1 videocassette (88 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5039

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