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Videos on Women's and Gender Studies: Women in History

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes in the Rutgers Libraries

Women in History DVDs

Annie Oakley c2006

Riva Freifeld, Ken Chowder, Laura Linney, Sheldon Mirowitz, Joel Shapiro, Riva Productions, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), PBS Home Video, and Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)

Examines the life of the female marksman and star of the Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. 1 videodisc (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-2105

 

Baby Peggy the elephant in the room c2013

Diana Serra Cary is one of the last survivors of the Silent Film Era, having been the child-star known as Baby Peggy. 1 videodisc (54 mins.)

MEDIA 10-5611

 

Chisholm '72 unbought & unbossed c2004

Shola Lynch, Phil Bertelsen, Shirley Chisholm, Lantern Lane Entertainment (Firm) , REALside (Firm),  P.O.V. (Firm), American Documentary, Inc, Independent Television Service, National Black Programming Consortium, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

This documentary follows the 1972 campaign waged by Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to run for a major party's nomination for United States President. Chisholm first made her mark on American political history when, in 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress, representing New York. 1 videodisc (77 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3592

 

Dolley Madison America's first lady c2010

Eve Best, Jefferson Mays, David Ogden Stiers, Sharon Sachs, Tom Hurwitz, Mason Daring, Muffie Meyer, Julia Morrison, Ronald H Blumer, PBS Distribution (Firm), TPT National Productions, Middlemarch Films, Twin Cities Public Television (Saint Paul, Minn.), and WGBH Educational Foundation

"Dolley Madison lived through two wars, knew the first twelve Presidents, and watched America evolve from a struggling young republic to the first modern democracy in the world. At a time when women could neither vote nor participate officially in politics, Dolley Madison, wife of the fourth president James Madison, became one of the most influential and best loved figures of her day. When she died in 1849 at the age of 81-- one of the last remaining members of the founding generation--Washington City honored her with the largest state funeral the capital had ever seen." -- Container. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-2092

 

Eleanor Roosevelt 2006

Alfre Woodard, Sue Williams, Kathryn Dietz , Ambrica Productions, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), WGBH Educational Foundation, PBS Home Video, and Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)

For more than thirty years, Eleanor Roosevelt was America's most powerful woman. Drawing on interviews with her closest relatives, friends, and biographers, as well as rare home movie footage, the film reveals the hidden dimensions of one of the century's most influential women. 1 videodisc (approx. 150 min.)

MEDIA 10-1005

 

Emma Goldman c2004

Mel Bucklin, Mark Samels, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Nebraska Educational Television Network, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), PBS Home Video, WGBH Educational Foundation, and Nebraskans for Public Television, Inc

A biography of the notorious lecturer, writer, and publisher, including perspectives offered by historians Oz Frankel, Barry Pateman, and Robert Rosenstone; biographer Alice Wexler; novelist E. L. Doctorow; poet Andrei Codrescu; and playwrights Tony Kushner and Martin Duberman. (PBS website). 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)

MEDIA 10-1847

 

The execution of Wanda Jean 2005

Liz Garbus, Docurama (Firm), and New Video Group

In 2001, Wanda Jean Allen was given a lethal injection by the state of Oklahoma, making her the first black woman to be executed in America in fifty years. Chronicles the methodical way the criminal justice system proceeds to execute Wanda Jean, a convicted murderess with a low IQ bordering on retardation. While pleas for clemency are exhausted, she faces her inevitable death. 1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.)

MEDIA 10-583

 

Gabriela Mistral 2003

An in-depth portrait of Gabriela Mistral, one of Latin America's most gifted poets. The program is composed of archival footage and commentary from scholars and friends who discuss the personal events that affected her life and infused her work with its themes of tragic love and unfulfilled maternal love. 1 videodisc (28 min.)

MEDIA 10-5636

 

The great step forward China women in the 20th century c2003

Yuan Zhengming, Liu Chun, Peter George, Christopher McCullough, Zhong yang dian shi tai (Beijing, China), Southern Star Entertainment (Firm), and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

A two-part look at how Chinese women broke with their age-old traditions of subservience and prejudice to confront issues and agitate for reforms in the 20th century. 2 videodiscs (109 min.)

MEDIA  MEDIA 10-225 pt.1 10-225 pt.2

 

Hillary Rodham Clinton from Wellesley to the White House 1994

Filmakers Library, inc and Vriens International (Firm)

Using archival footage and photographs, the documentary reveals a little known side of young Hillary, the good-natured and idealistic college student, popular with peers and professors. Her coming of age in the sixties and her metamorphosis from Goldwater supporter to political liberal are discussed with her mentors and fellow students. The video also shows her days as a governor's wife and the transformations she was willing to undergo to appease conservative voters.  Interviews with Pat Buchanan, Newsweek's Eleanor Clift, feminist poet and editor of The Nation Katha Pollitt, and others, round out this portrait. 1 videodisc (55 min.)

MEDIA 10-1692

 

Ida B. Wells a passion for justice 2004?

Chronicles the life of Ida B. Wells, an early Afro-American journalist and activitist who protested lynchings, the treatment of Afro-American soldiers, and other forms of racism and injustice toward black Americans around the turn of the century. Her involvement in the women's suffrage movement is also described. 1 videodisc (54 min.)

MEDIA 10-4070

 

Jeanette Rankin brigade 2007?

Newsreel (Firm)

In January 1968, 10,000 women led a peaceful, march on Washington in protest against the Vietnam War. This film documents the march and raises questions about the forms of protest engaged by women and the role of women in the anti-war movement. 1 videodisc

MEDIA 10-2071

 

The life and times of Rosie the Riveter c2007

Connie Field, Lola Weixel, Margaret Wright , Lyn Childs, Gladys Belcher, Wanita Allen, Clarity Educational Productions, and National Endowment for the Humanities

Five women, who worked in the shipyards and defense plants during World War II, recount their experiences at work and offer comments on society's expectations of them during the war effort and after the war.  Their narratives are interspersed with sequences from war department films, newsreels, and Hollywood movies made during that time which concerned women working outside the home. 1 videodisc (65 min.)

MEDIA 10-1729 281 2-564  2-7281

 

The lost garden the life and cinema of Alice Guy-Blach© 200-?

Explores the life of pioneer film maker Alice Guy-Blach© , who in 1910, while married and with her first child, founded her own production company, Solax. Includes television interviews from the sixties, excerpts of her films, as well as photographs and film clippings. 1 videodisc (53 min.)

MEDIA 10-5505

 

Margaret Mead an observer observed c1995

Virginia Yans-McLaughlin, Alan Berliner, Robert Seidman, Gail Jansen, Nancy Marchand, Margaret Mead, and Filmakers Library, inc

Dealing with the controversies as well as the accomplishments of Margaret Mead's life, this program weaves together a story of a scientist, adventurer and international celebrity whose ideas shaped how we think about ourselves. 1 videodisc (86 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3675

 

No job for a woman the women who fought to report WWII 2011

Julianna Margulies, Michčle Midori Fillion, Maria Agui Carter, Maia Harris, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

"Before World War II, war reporting was considered to be absolutely no job for a woman. But when the United States entered the war, American women reporters did not want to miss covering the biggest story of the century so they fought for and won access. But there was a catch: women reporters would be banned from the frontlines, prevented from covering front page stories about generals and battlefield maneuvers, and assigned woman's angle stories about nurses and female military personnel. Several women reporters refused to abide by these journalistic conventions and military restrictions and, instead, brought home a new kind of war story; one that was more intimate yet more revealing. They reached beyond the battlefield and deep into human lives to tell a new story of war."--Container. 1 videodisc (64 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-3417 10-3616

 

Our Lady Queen of Harlem 2008

Trina Rodriguez

"On a crumbling sidewalk in the heart of Spanish Harlem, a small but impassioned group of women are fighting for their community. When the Archdiocese of New York locked the doors of the church where many of them spent their entire lives worshiping, this determined family of parishioners decided to resist the ministerial decision and take matters into their own hands. A portrait of faith and disobedience, Our Lady Queen of Harlem is an exploration of activism and the very definition of church."--TWN website. 1 videodisc (17 min.)

MEDIA 10-2057

 

Patsy Mink ahead of the majority c2008

Kimberlee Bassford, Jody Mishan, Independent Television Service, Center for Asian American Media, PBS Hawaii, Making Waves Films (Firm), and Women Make Movies (Firm)

In 1965, Asian American Patsy Takemoto Mink became the first woman of color in the United States Congress. Seven years later, she ran for the US presidency and was the driving force behind Title IX, the landmark legislation that transformed women's opportunities in higher education and athletics. Seldom spotlighted in history books, Mink fought racism and sexism, and dared to remain "ahead of the majority" as her beliefs enabled groundbreaking changes for the rights of the disenfranchised. A woman of the people as well as a pioneer, a patriot and an outcast, Patsy Mink's intriguing story embodies the history, ideals, and spirit of America. 1 videodisc (56 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3442

 

The quiltmakers of Gee's Bend c2004

Celia Carey, Alabama Public Television, and Hunter Films (Firm)

Records and relates the lives of the women of Gee's Bend, Alabama, who for more than 150 years have made quilts reflecting their history and daily lives. Having worked in isolation for generations and continuing to inhabit the remote plantation land their parents once slaved, they have received unexpected attention from the artistic world. 1 videodisc (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-445

 

Raging grannies the action league 2010

Pam Walton, Raging Grannies, Hope Street Pictures, and Pam Walton Productions

Raging Grannies is a lively and thought-provoking 30-minute documentary that tells the story of The Raging Grannies Action League of the San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula. 1 videodisc (32 min) :

MEDIA 10-3280

 

Rebel hearts Sarah & Angelina Grimke and the anti-slavery movement 2011

Betsy Newman, Terese Svoboda, and South Carolina Educational Television Network

"Rebel Hearts is a captivating documentary about the abolitionists Sarah and Angelina Grimke and the anti-slavery movement of the early 19th Century. Daughters of a wealthy slave-holding family from Charleston, SC, the Grimke sisters astonished everyone-family, friends and abolitionists-when they left the south to become the first female agents of the anti-slavery movement. Their passionate rhetoric and fiery speaking style led them to the front ranks of the abolitionist movement and set the stage for the establishment of the women's rights' movement. A combination of interviews -- including one with historian Gerda Lerner -- dramatic performances and rare archival footage creates a lively portrait of these extraordinary women and their contribution to American history"--Publisher's website. 1 videodisc (NTSC, 60 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3659

 

Right out of history the making of Judy Chicago's Dinner party 1980

Phoenix Films

Follows the creation of the Dinner party, a monumental artistic tribute to women of achievement throughout history. The exhibit consists chiefly of painted ceramics and needlework. 2 reels, 75 min. :

MEDIA 10-3257

 

Sayyidat al-Qasr 2003

"Traces the history of Mount Lebanon's Jumblat family from the 19th century to the present, focusing on early-twentieth century leader and politician Nazira Jumblat"--Container. 1 videodisc (62 min.)

MEDIA 10-4178

 

A sense of wonder two interviews with Rachel Carson 2009

Kaiulani Lee, Christopher Monger, Karen Montgomery, Haskell Wexler, Stewart L Udall, Roger Christie, Kaiulani Lee, and Rachel Carson

A documentary style film, which depicts Rachel Carson in the final year of her life. Struggling with cancer and in the wake of the uproar after the publication of her book Silent spring, she recounts with both humor and anger the attacks by the chemical industry, the government, and the press as she focuses her limited energy to get her message to Congress and the American people. 1 videodisc (55 min.)

MEDIA 10-2085

 

The silent feminists America's first women directors 2009

Anthony Slide, Jeffrey Goodman, Jane Wyatt , Simone Blache, Priscilla Bonner, Ruth Clifford, Henry Hathaway, Esther Ralston, and Direct Cinema Ltd

Documentary examines the work of more than thirty women who have been directing American feature films since the beginning of the industry. 1 videodisc (45 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3688

 

Simone de Beauvoir c2008

"Two interviews, recorded 16 years apart, illuminating the historic role, personality and thoughts of the novelist, philosopher and political activist who paved the way for Second-Wave Feminism"--Container. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-5599

 

Sisters in cinema c2003

Yvonne Welbon, Our Film Works (Firm), and Black Starz! (Firm)

This documentary offers an overview of the lives and the films of African American women feature film directors from the early part of the 20th century to today. Showcases the careers, lives and films of such filmmakers Euzhan Palcy, Julie Dash, Darnell Martin, Dianne Houston, Neema Barnette, Cheryl Dunye, Kasi Lemmons, and Maya Angelou. Interweaves interviews with film clips, archival footage, photographs, and footage of the filmmakers at work. 1 videodisc (62 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3635

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 18: Ella Baker's roots: "Give people light and they will find a way" 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, William J Barber, Timothy B Tyson, Carolyn Brockington, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and  California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 18: This panel examines the legacy of Ella Baker, the inspiration behind the original SNNC founding conference. Rev. William Barber, discusses his campaign to formalize Ella Baker's legacy in North Carolina by commemorating her birthday as "Ella Baker Day," and declaring her home in Littleton, North Carolina a historic site. The session closes with a powerful rendition of Ella Baker's favorite song, "Guide my feet while I run this race" performed by Bernice Johnson Reagon of Sweet Honey in the Rock. 1 videodisc (81 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2698

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 22: Women leaders and oganizers: "You can do this" 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Frances Beal, Mary E King, Cynthia Griggs Fleming, Doris Adelaide Derby,  Mary Varela, Martha Prescod Norman Noonan, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 22:  This panel looks critically at the challenges that women overcame to perform a range of work done for SNCC. Women stepped forward as never before in the ranks of civil rights organizations. "You went ahead and learned how to do it and did it," says one panelist. Ruby Doris Smith Robinson, the woman who actually ran SNCC is discussed; also the "profound" influence of Ella Baker. 1 videodisc (96 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2702

 

Sunset story 2005

Laura Gabbert, Caroline Libresco, Eden H Wurmfeld, Irja Lloyd, Lucille Alpert, and Capitol Entertainment (Firm)

"Sunset Story is a funny and intimate documentary that will make you think differently about growing old. It tells the story of Irja (81) and Lucille (95), two friends at a rest home for retired radicals. As they attend demonstrations, register their fellow residents to vote and debate everything under the sun, Irja and Lucille's verve and humor delight us. Sunset Story doesn't shy away from the sadness of old age; it reveals two elderly women's lives in an unusually authentic and surprisingly moving way"--Container. 1 videodisc (73 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3378

 

Sur les traces de l'oubli 2004

Yusuf Shahin, Gabriel Khoury, Marianne Khoury, Humbert Balsan, Raja Amari, Misr International Films, Ognon Pictures, Zentropa Entertainments (Firm), Fils Chafic Fathallah (Firm), and Arab Film Distribution

A biography of Swiss-Algerian explorer and writer Isabelle Eberhardt. Eberhardt spent most of her adult life in North Africa, where she often dressed as a man in order to move more freely in Muslim society. 1 videodisc (61 min.)

MEDIA 10-4183

 

Top secret Rosies the female computers of World War II c2010

LeAnn Erickson, Cynthia Baughman, and Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)

"In 1942, a secret U.S. military program was launched to recruit women to the war effort.  But unlike the efforts to recruit Rosie the Riveter to the factory, this clandestine search targeted female mathematicians who would become human 'computers' for the U.S. Army.  From the bombing of Axis Europe to the assaults on Japanese strongholds, women worked around-the-clock six days a week, creating ballistics tables that proved crucial to Allied success.  Rosie made the weapons, but the female computers made them accurate.  When the first electronic computer (ENIAC) was developed to aid the Army's calculation efforts, six of these women were tapped to become its first programmers."--Container. 1 videodisc (57 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2275

 

Triangle remembering the fire c2011

The fire that tore through the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City on March 25, 1911, was the worst workplace disaster in New York until 9/11. Sprinkler systems, fire drills and adequate fire escapes might have prevented the deaths of 146 garment workers (mostly women & teenage girls), but the government refused to pass laws mandating their use in industry. This documentary, made in honor of the 100th anniversary of the fire, tells the story of the fire through descendants of the victims and survivors. 1 videodisc (39 min.)

MEDIA 10-5200

 

Union maids 2010?

The story of three women who were part of the Rank and File Labor Movement during the tumultuous 1930s. Their lives were like many other young working women, but unlike their fellows, these three rose to the demands of their time and became militant organizers for their class. 1 videodisc (51 min.)

MEDIA 10-4992

 

Women in History

American experience: Emma Goldman c2004

Mel Bucklin, Mark Samels, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Nebraska Educational Television Network, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), PBS Home Video, WGBH Educational Foundation, and Nebraskans for Public Television, Inc

A biography of the notorious lecturer, writer, and publisher, including perspectives offered by historians Oz Frankel, Barry Pateman, and Robert Rosenstone; biographer Alice Wexler; novelist E. L. Doctorow; poet Andrei Codrescu; and playwrights Tony Kushner and Martin Duberman. (PBS website). 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1847

 

The American woman portraits of courage 1995

Patricia Neal, Gaby Monet, and Robert Deubel

Highlights the careers of ten American women who struggled valiantly to establish, preserve, and expand the rights and liberties we now enjoy. 1 videocassette (60 min.) :

DANA 1155

 

The anarchist guest Emma Goldman 2000

Coleman Romalis

Depicts the life and philosopies of Emma Goldman, an anarchist nicknamed "Red Emma" for her radical political views. 1 videocassette (42 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2373

 

Arctic dance the Mardy Murie story 2001

Bonnie Kreps, Charles Craighead, Harrison Ford, Lyn Dalebout, Terry Tempest Williams, Craighead Environmental Research Institute, and NDi Media Distribution

Depicts the life of environmentalist Margaret E. "Mardy" Murie, who, along with her husband, Olaus Murie, co-founded the Wilderness Society. 1 videocassette (75 min.)

MEDIA 2-7290

 

Constance of Rabastens 2000

Avril Benoit, Kate Gillen, David Wesley, and Madeline Jeay

"An illiterate common woman, Constance of Rabastens' visions of the apocalypse and prophecies of the coming of the Antichrist resulted in her imprisonment at the hands of the Inquisition and the Archbishop of Toulouse"--Container. 1 videocassette (24 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5043

 

Dorothea Lange a visual life 1994

Meg Partridge, Dorothea Lange, Nancy Hale, and Elizabeth Partridge

"This documentary brings to life five decades of American history with photographs and insights by Lange,  revealing her passion for her work and her commitment to record the rapidly changing face of 20th century America"--Container. 1 videocassette (48 min.) :

DANA 742

 

Douceline de Digne 2000

Avril Benoit, Kate Gillen, David Wesley, and Madeline Jeay

"A 12th century French mystic, Douceline de Digne established the first community for laywomen devoted to caring for the sick and the poor"--Container. 1 videocassette (24 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3923

 

The Eighteenth century woman 1982

Suzanne Bauman, Jim Burroughs, Marisa Berenson, Diana Vreeland, and Stella Blum

Looks at an exhibit at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art entitled The eighteenth century woman, a vast collection of costumes, accessories, and objets d'art that reveal the unique ways in which fashionable eighteenth-century women made their presence felt in the society, art, and politics of their time. 1 videocassette (60 min.) :

DANA 767

 

Eleanor Roosevelt 2006

Alfre Woodard, Sue Williams, Kathryn Dietz , Ambrica Productions, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), WGBH Educational Foundation, PBS Home Video, and Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)

For more than thirty years, Eleanor Roosevelt was America's most powerful woman. Drawing on interviews with her closest relatives, friends, and biographers, as well as rare home movie footage, the film reveals the hidden dimensions of one of the century's most influential women. 1 videodisc (approx. 150 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1005

 

The execution of Wanda Jean 2005

Liz Garbus, Docurama (Firm), and New Video Group

In 2001, Wanda Jean Allen was given a lethal injection by the state of Oklahoma, making her the first black woman to be executed in America in fifty years. Chronicles the methodical way the criminal justice system proceeds to execute Wanda Jean, a convicted murderess with a low IQ bordering on retardation. While pleas for clemency are exhausted, she faces her inevitable death. 1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.)

MEDIA 10-583

 

Fly girls 1999

Laurel Ladevich and Mary McDonnell

Drawing on archival footage, rarely seen home movies, and interviews with the participants themselves, "Fly Girls" tells the story of the Women's Airforce Service pilots (WASP).  Led by America's most accomplished aviatrix Jacqueline Cochran, these courageous women logged more than sixty million miles, ferrying planes throughout the United States, test-piloting experimental aircraft, and training men to fly.  Still, the WASP fought a daily, sometimes deadly, battle for respect. 1 videocassette (56 min.) :

MEDIA 2-4299

 

Freedom, a history of US 2003

Joy Hakin, Peter W Kunhardt, Philip B Kunhardt, Philip B Kunhardt, Nancy Steiner, Joy Hakim, Katie Couric, and Eric Foner

This video looks at Susan B. Anthony and women's right to vote. It looks at the Gilded Age and the labor movement. Abuse of John D. Rockefeller's Standart Oil Company is exposed. The Statue of liberty, the child labor issue and America's first social worker are examined. 1 videocassette (ca. 50 min.) :

DANA 1781

 

The great step forward China women in the 20th century c2003

Yuan Zhengming, Liu Chun, Peter George, Christopher McCullough, Zhong yang dian shi tai (Beijing, China), Southern Star Entertainment (Firm), and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

A two-part look at how Chinese women broke with their age-old traditions of subservience and prejudice to confront issues and agitate for reforms in the 20th century. 2 videodiscs (109 min.)

MEDIA  MEDIA 10-225 pt.1 10-225 pt.2

 

Great women in American history 1996

Kevin Stead, Scott Harris, and Elizabeth Kraus

1 videocassette (24 min.) :

DANA. DOUGLASS 1343 196

 

Hillary Rodham Clinton changing the rules 1994

Peter Graves, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bettina Gregory, and Andrea Blaugrund

This profile of the life of the First Lady begins with her religious suburban Chicago upbringing and ends in the White House. 1 videocassette (50 min.) :

DANA 1073

 

Hillary Rodham Clinton from Wellesley to the White House 1994

Filmakers Library, inc and Vriens International (Firm)

Using archival footage and photographs, the documentary reveals a little known side of young Hillary, the good-natured and idealistic college student, popular with peers and professors. Her coming of age in the sixties and her metamorphosis from Goldwater supporter to political liberal are discussed with her mentors and fellow students. The video also shows her days as a governor's wife and the transformations she was willing to undergo to appease conservative voters.  Interviews with Pat Buchanan, Newsweek's Eleanor Clift, feminist poet and editor of The Nation Katha Pollitt, and others, round out this portrait. 1 videodisc (55 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1692

 

How can I keep on singing? 2001

Melissa Young

"This evocative film is a tribute to both the pioneering and Native American women in the West at the turn of the last century. Their stories offer glimpses of everyday life, and help recover the historical contributions of women. Striking images of the landscape are woven together with historical photographs and re-enactments of women's daily activities"--Container. 1 videocassette (56 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5713

 

Into the fire American women in the Spanish Civil War 2002

Julia Newman

Focuses on sixteen of the 80 or so American  women who joined the International Brigade volunteers from fifty countries who came to fight for democracy in Spain in 1936. 1 videocassette (58 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6028

 

The journey of Sacagawea c2003

Lori Joyce, Alan D Austin, Rita Coolidge, Idanha Films (Firm), Idaho Public Television, and PBS Video

This film documents Sacagawea's importance on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. 1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.)

MEDIA 2-4400

 

Julian of Norwich 2000

Avril Benoit, Kate Gillen, David Wesley, and Madeline Jeay

A 14th-century English mystic who enclosed herself for life in order to fully develop her relationship with God after a series of revelations, Julian of Norwich and her writings are still studied by Christian theologians. 1 videocassette (24 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3770

 

The life and legend of Sojourner Truth 2001

Lynn C Spangler and Olive Gilbert

Traces the life and legend of the former slave who could neither read nor write, yet earned a reputation as one of the most articulate and outspoken antislavery and women's rights activists in the United States. 1 videocassette (57 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 1855 2-544

 

The life and times of Rosie the Riveter c2007

Connie Field, Lola Weixel, Margaret Wright , Lyn Childs, Gladys Belcher, Wanita Allen, Clarity Educational Productions, and National Endowment for the Humanities

Five women, who worked in the shipyards and defense plants during World War II, recount their experiences at work and offer comments on society's expectations of them during the war effort and after the war.  Their narratives are interspersed with sequences from war department films, newsreels, and Hollywood movies made during that time which concerned women working outside the home. 1 videodisc (65 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1729 281 2-564  2-7281

 

Margaret Mead taking note 1988

Ann Peck

Margaret Mead became a world-renowned anthropologist through her studies of children and families. This comprehensive documentary chronicles Mead's life and career as a humanist, scholar and scientist, and her qualities as a researcher, thinker, teacher, friend, wife and mother. 1 videocassette (58 min.) :

MEDIA 2-963

 

Margaret Sanger a public nuisance 1992

Terese Svoboda, Steve Bull, Esther Katz, Barbara Abrash, Miki Navazio, Giancarlo Biagi, Larry Blake, Franklin Bull, Susan Carlson, and Laura Fernandez

A biography of Margaret Sanger, nurse, midwife, social activist, feminist and an early advocate of birth control and women's rights. The film is made in the style of an old silent film with archival footage interspersed with printed titles and "tongue in cheek" dramatized topical interludes. 1 videocassette (ca. 28 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5421

 

Margery Kempe 2000

Avril Benoit, Kate Gillen, David Wesley, and Madeline Jeay

Topics such as bridal mysticism are discussed, along with Kempe's pilgrimage to Jerusalem. 1 videocassette (24 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3991

 

Mary Silliman's war 1993

Steven Schecter, Barry Cowling, Louisa Burns-Bisogno, Stephen Surjik, Nancy Palk, and Richard Donat

Based on the memoir and letters of Mary Silliman, this film depicts the struggle during the American Revolutionary War, of Fairfield, Conn., a town deeply and bitterly divided over independence. After the kidnapping and imprisonment of her husband by the British, Mary Silliman managed to secure her husband's freedom while still handling domestic affairs and coping with the war. 1 videocassette (94 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2269

 

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

 

Out of our father's house 2000

Judy Kinberg, Jack Hofsiss, Maureen Anderman, Jackie Burroughs, Carol Kane, Kaiulani Lee, Jan Miner, Dianne Wiest, Eve Merriam, WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), Educational Broadcasting Corporation, and Broadway Theatre Archive

Presents the true life stories of women who sought independence at any cost. The text is taken entirely from the diaries, journals and letters of the characters portrayed, among Elizabeth Cady Stanton, "Mother" Mary Jones, and Dr. Anna Howard Shaw. 1 videocassette (59 min.)

MEDIA 2-7660

 

The quiltmakers of Gee's Bend c2004

Celia Carey, Alabama Public Television, and Hunter Films (Firm)

Records and relates the lives of the women of Gee's Bend, Alabama, who for more than 150 years have made quilts reflecting their history and daily lives. Having worked in isolation for generations and continuing to inhabit the remote plantation land their parents once slaved, they have received unexpected attention from the artistic world. 1 videodisc (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-445

 

Rescue from Sumatra the story of Joan Bamford Fletcher 2005

Lori Kuffner, Barbara Campbell, Daryl K Davis, Cooper Rock Pictures, History Channel (Television network), Canadian Television Fund, and Cinema Guild

Canadian nurse, Joan Bamford Fletcher, commanding 70 Japanese soldiers, blast a path to safety for 2000 Dutch men and women imprisoned on Sumatra. 1 videocassette (47 min.)

MEDIA 2-7284

 

The return of Sarah Bartman 2003

Zola Maseko, Gail Smith, Black Roots Pictures (Firm), and First Run/Icarus Films

Chronicles the return of the remains of Sara Baartman, a Black woman who had been exhibited as a freak in early nineteenth-century Europe. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-6540

 

Ruthie & Connie every room in the house 2002

Donald Goldmacher, Deborah Dickson, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

This documentary follows two very funny, rather traditional housewives who turned their lives upside down when they left their husbands and children and moved in with each other.  Twenty years later, the two Jewish lesbian grandmothers made history in a landmark lawsuit winning domestic partner benefits for all New York City employees. A film about taking risks and challenging values adds a powerful chapter to America's search for the meaning of family. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA 2-6413

 

Shirley Chisolm the leader : first Black female elected to Congress 1998

Rex Barnett and Tom Weinberg

"Covers the life and career of former Congresswoman Shirley Chisolm, the first black woman elected to Congress in 1969."--Container. 1 videocassette (30 min.) :

DANA 1253

 

Sisters in resistance 2000

Maia Wechsler, Catherine Scheinman, and Kate Mulgrew

Four women reunite to reminisce about their days in the French Resistance.  They recall setting up a Resistance network by establishing safehouses, disseminating underground publications to counter Nazi misinformation, and transmitting military intelligence to London.  The women survived imprisonment in Ravensbrück, a Nazi women's concentration camp, and then went on to form the Association of Women Deportees and Prisoners of the Resistance.  They have been recognized as French heroines, and are still passionately engaged in causes of justice. 1 videocassette (60 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5714

 

Six generations 2004

Andy Merlis, Channel One Network, Hacienda Productions, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

From Elizabeth Cady Stanton to her great-great-great-granddaughter Elizabeth Jenkins-Sahlin, six generations of Stanton women have fought for equality in the voting booth, the classroom, and the workplace. A concise overview of the women's movement in America. 1 videodisc (15 min.)

DANA 252

 

Sojourner Truth ain't I a woman 1989

Judy Chaikin, Loren Stephens, Gloria Goldsmith, Valeria Parker, Julie Harris, Roscoe Lee Browne, Rose Marie Perfect, and James Gosa

In the middle 1800's, at the age of 46, Sojourner Truth set out across New England, speaking at prayer meetings and gatherings.  Although she was plain-spoken and uneducated, audiences were moved.  She became known for her persuasive ability to speak about politics, religion, slavery and women's rights. 1 videocassette (26 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3838

 

Some American feminists 2001

Luce Guilbeault, Nicole Brossard, Margaret Wescott, and Margo Jefferson

Interviews and newsreel footage place the American feminist movement in an historical perspective. Six of the women who gave impetus to the movement discuss those issues that most concern them. 1 videocassette (56 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5679

 

The speeches of famous women 1995

Dennis Mueller, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, Betty Friedan, Carol Moseley-Braun, and Barbara Boxer

Traces the progression of the women's movement with speeches from suffragettes through senators, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, who endorses the Equal Rights Act, and leaders Betty Friedan, Senator Carol Mosely-Braun and Barbara Boxer. 1 videocassette (56 min.) :

DANA 1211

 

St. Clare of Assisi 2000

Avril Benoit, Kate Gillen, David Wesley, and Madeline Jeay

Provides a biography of Clare's life along with an in-depth analysis of Clare's relationship to the Church and to her peer St. Francis. 1 videocassette (24 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3778

 

Still revolutionaries 2000

Sienna McLean, Katherine Campbell, and Madalynn Carol Rucker

This compelling documentary explores the lives of two women who were in the Black Panther Party between 1969 and 1975. Katherine Campbell and Madalynn Rucker reflect on the reasons and events that led to their joining the Black Panthers, the type of work they did within the Party, and the challenges they faced as they chose to leave it and reconstruct their lives. 1 videocassette (16 min.) :

DANA 1424

 

Sweatshop Cinderella c2010

Suzanne Wasserman and Women Make Movies (Firm)

"Arriving from Poland around 1890, Anzia Yezierska's family settled on the Lower East Side, where she toiled in sweatshops and laundries. Defying her parents, she pursued her education and devoted herself full-time to writing award-winning stories and novels in Yiddish-English dialect. Soon Hollywood, which turned two of her works into movies, beckoned her to write screenplays. When disenchantment with that world set in, she returned to New York to write. Sweatshop Cinderella, by award-winning filmmaker/historian Suzanne Wasserman, vividly depicts this Jewish immigrant writer's amazing story."--Container. 1 videodisc (27 min.) :

DANA 454

 

Thunder in Guyana 2003

Suzanne Wasserman and Women Make Movies (Firm)

In her documentary, filmmaker Suzanne Wasserman tells the story of her cousin, Janet Rosenberg Jagan, who was elected President of Guyana, South America on December 15th, 1997. Janet, the first American-born woman to lead a nation, is considered the mother of Guyana. 1 videocassette (50 min.)

MEDIA 2-6937

 

Visions of prophecy 2000

Avril Benoit, Kate Gillen, David Wesley, and Madeleine Jeay

"Examines the options available to women living in the 12th through 15th centuries and how some subverted traditional roles in order to discover and express their own freedom, dignity, and power"--Container. 1 videocassette (24 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2648

 

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

 

The Willmar 8 1980

Lee Grant, Julie Thompson, Mary Beth Yarrow, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Eight women went on strike against the Citizen's National Bank in Willmar, Minn., because of employment discrimination. They formed their own independent union and even though they lost, they found new strength within themselves. 1 videocassette (51 min.)

MEDIA 2-7003

 

A woman called Moses c2001

Paul Wendkos, Ike Jones, Michael Jaffe, Cicely Tyson, Orson Welles, Will Geer, Robert Hooks, James Wainwright, Marcy Heidish, Xenon Pictures, Henry Jaffe Enterprises, and I.K.E. Productions

This is the story of Harriet Ross Tubman, founder of the Underground Railroad, who led hundreds of slaves to freedom in the North before the Civil War. 1 videodisc (200 min.)

DANA 304

 

Women and architecture 2001

Amanda Willett and Chris Mohr

Reviews the history of women as professional architects and designers of large public buildings. 1 videocassette (ca. 25 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6011

 

Women as citizens vital voices through the century 1999

Nancy F Cott, Alice Kessler-Harris, Ruth Simmons, Bill Clinton, and Hillary Rodham Clinton

Alice Kessler-Harris, Nancy Cott, and Ruth Simmons speak on the history of American women in civic life in the 20th century. The discussion focuses on three themes: women as volunteers and reformers, women's struggle for rights,and women in public/civic life. Includes remarks by President Clinton, and comments and questions from the audience and from the Internet. 1 videocassette (ca. 118 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 1445 2-5010

 

Women in American life a five-part video documentary of the experiences and contributions of women in American history 1988-1990

Mary Ruthsdotter, Molly Murphy MacGregor, and Bonnie Eisenberg

An overview of women's roles in the development of the United States from the Civil War through the 1950's. 5 videocassettes (90 min) :

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 2-3340 2-3337 2-3338 2-3339 2-3341

 

Women in black c2002

Donna Baillie and Cinema Guild

Activities of an international organisation, formed in 1988 by Jewish women, against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. 1 videocassette (53 min.)

DANA 3030

Women in History (Continued)

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

 

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

 

You may call her Madam Secretary 1987

Marjory Potts, Robert Potts, Frances Sternhagen, and Frances Perkins

This documentary discusses the life and work of Frances Perkins, who served as Secretary of Labor during the New Deal and sponsored innovative programs and legislation such as the Social Security Act, Minimum Wage Law and the National Recovery Act. Using a blend of narration, quotation and re-enactments, the program presents a complex portrait of America's first woman Cabinet member. The program follows the development of Perkins' ideas and accomplishments in her roles as social worker, labor reformer, lobbyist, feminist and administrator. 1 videocassette (58 min.) :

DOUGLASS 77

 

Yuri Kochiyama passion for justice 1993

Patricia Saunders and Rea Tajiri

Explores Yuri Kochiyama's 30 years of political activism for people of color in the United States. 1 videocassette (58 min.) :

MEDIA 2-169

Women in History - New This Year

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