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Videos on Women's and Gender Studies: Women's Issues

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes in the Rutgers Libraries

Women's Issues DVDs

7 films from 7 countries 7 testimonies about women's lives in post-Soviet space 2006

Karine Verdiian, Nika Shek, Levan Glonti, Nailia Rakhmadieva, Georgii Dzalaev, Inessa Kurkletite, Pavel Kostomarov, Antoin Kattin, Nina Rudik, Open Society Institute, and Network Women's Program

"Comprise the 2006 collection "Gender montage : films from post-Soviet space," which aims to capture the immense challenges facing women in the former Soviet Union by focusing on a particular country and a single theme--from polygamy to labor migration, to domestic violence and paternity leave."--Booklet. 2 videodiscs (183 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3298

 

Afghan women a history of struggle c2008

Kathleen Foster and Cinema Guild

Captures the resilience and courage of women who risk their lives on a daily basis to stand up for their rights. The film examines the drafting of the Afghan Women's Bill of Rights by women from across Afghanistan at a 2003 conference in Kandahar. The women look at the pivotal role women's struggle for equality has played in the country's tumultuous political history and debunk the myth that current U.S. intervention in Afghanistan has liberated Afghan women from the tyranny of fundamentalism. The film exposes the "War on Terror" as mainly a euphemism for expanding U.S. control of the region's oil and gas. 1 videodisc (70 min.)

MEDIA 10-3836

 

Africa is a woman's name c2009

Follows three very different African women working to create change at all levels of society: Amai Rose, a Zimbabwean housewife and businesswoman; Phuti Ragophala, a school principal in one of South Africa's poorest communities; and Njoki Ngund'u, a human rights attorney and member of Kenya's parliament. 1 videodisc (53 min.)

MEDIA 10-3882

 

Africa rising the grassroots movement to end female genital mutilation 2009

Paula Heredia, Efua Dorkenoo, Equality Now (Organization), Heredia Pictures, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Depicts the efforts of African political activists to end the practice of female genital mutilation in Africa. 1 videodisc (62 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3575

 

And still I rise 200-?

Prominent black women comment on the history and experiences of the African slave woman in white European society. Focuses on the sexuality of black women as perceived by Western society, from the domesticity and servility of the slave era to the visual exploitation of stereotypes in modern media. Includes interviews with Caron Wheeler (singer), Buchi Emecheta (novelist), Stella Dadzie (writer) along with many others. 1 videodisc (30 min.)

MEDIA 10-5451

 

Awakening c2006

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

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

MEDIA 10-2144

 

Beauty in the eyes of the beheld 2009

Liza Figueroa Kravinsky, Mike Kravinsky, and Art Palette Productions

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

MEDIA 10-2037

 

Blank canvas creating a new life c2007

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

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

MEDIA 10-1708

 

Breakin' in the making of a hip hop dancer c2005

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

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

MEDIA 10-2058

 

Brown women, blond babies 2010?, c1991

The Philippines tops the list of source countries for foreign domestic workers in Canada, and this documentary program looks at the working conditions, private and social lives and the homesickness of several of the women. Their presence is necessitated by the growing impoverishment of their home country which they seek to overcome with their wages and immigration to Canada. The program also looks at some of the advocacy efforts to protect these women from exploitation and discrimination. 1 videodisc (28 min.)

MEDIA 10-5621

 

The child brides 2004

Gill Barnes, Toyin Fani-Kayode, Umbrella Pictures, Channel Four (Great Britain), and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

"In many parts of Africa, Asia, and South America, young girls are often engaged by the age of eight, and leave their homes to join their husbands by twelve. In many cases, the younger the girl, the more her family receives in the form of a dowry. This program travels to the most rural and poverty-stricken regions of Ethiopia to expose the common practice of child brides and the consequences for the young girls who often give birth before they are out of childhood."--Container. 1 videodisc (ca. 51 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3368

 

City walls my own private Tehran 2008?

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

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

MEDIA 10-1948

 

Covered 1995

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

Examines the reasons behind the increased tendency for Islamic women in Cairo, Egypt, to wear the headscarf called the hejab, or to veil their faces completely. Discusses religious, social, and economic factors and includes interviews. 1 videodisc (25 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3707

 

Covered girls c2002

Janet McIntyre, Amy Wendel, and Filmakers Library, inc

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

MEDIA 10-1913

 

Daughter rite 1980, 2007?

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

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

MEDIA 10-1146

 

The day I will never forget 2005?

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

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

MEDIA 10-1502

 

Ending welfare as we know it 1998

Meredith Vieira, Robert Weisberg, and Megan Cogswell

"...follows six welfare mothers over the course of a year as they struggle to comply with new work requirements, find reliable child care and transportation, battle drug addiction and depression, confront domestic violence, and try to make ends meet in the new era of welfare reform."--Container. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 10-3677         831 2-3680

 

Engendering change Caribbean configurations 2007

Luke Paddington, Patricia Mohammed, United Nations Development Fund for Women, Caribbean Office, University of the West Indies (Saint Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago), and Centre for Gender and Development Studies

"Records a one week intensive course on gender sensitive policy making for the Caribbean held in Trinidad in March 2006, implemented by the Centre for Gender and Development Studies, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. While this documentary focuses on the University's role as an academic and research instution in challenging accepted idealogies and methodologies of development paradigms, engendering change is an attempt to produce a penetrating critique of the gap between pedagogy and reality, between top down policies and community needs. The film priveleges the voices of community members and highlights the importance of consultations with people in communities as central to policy making."--Liner notes. 1 videodisc (40 min.)

MEDIA 10-3986

 

The fat body (in)visible 2011?

"What happens when women decide to love their bodies no matter what size? This documentary short by fat acceptance activist Margitte Kristjansson features two of her fellow fat acceptance activists, Keena and Jessica, who share their experiences of being judged by society for their decision to not bow to how women are expected to look--including being harassed and discriminated against because of their size. Undeterred, they talk about how the fat acceptance movement has allowed them to become empowered through fashion, explore the intersection of race and fatness, and how they found community support through social media and blogs"--Container. 1 videodisc (25 min.)

MEDIA 10-5460

 

Feminism Inshallah the story of Arab feminism Filmmaker and author Feriel Ben Mahmoud tracks the progress of Arab women in their long march to assert their full rights and achieve empowerment. 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-5658

 

Girl hood 2004

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

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

MEDIA 10-650

 

Girl trouble c2004

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

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

MEDIA 10-1862

 

Going up the stairs portrait of an unlikely Iranian artist 2011

"Akram is an illiterate 50 year old Iranian woman who became a painter unexpectedly when her young grandson asked her to work on a drawing... When invited to exhibit in Paris, she is at the mercy of her conservative husband: will he let her go showcase her raw talent or give in to his sense of tradition and keep her home?"--Container. 1 videodisc (51 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 685 10-4140

 

The grey area 2012

"Through a series of captivating class discussions, headed by students from Grinnell College, a small group of female inmates at a maximum security women's prison in Mitchellville, Iowa, share their diverse experiences with motherhood, drug addiction, sexual abuse, murder, and life in prison"--Container. 1 videodisc (65 min.)

MEDIA 10-5652

 

Half the sky 2012

Maro Chermayeff, Michelle Ferrari, Joshua Bennett, Meg Ryan, Diane Lane, America Ferrera, Eva Mendes, Gabrielle Union, Olivia Wilde, Nicholas D Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Mira Chang, Nico Abondolo, Docurama (Firm), Show of Force (Firm), Fugitive Films, and Independent Television Service

Take an unforgettable journey with six actress/advocates and New York Times journalist [Nicholas] Kristof to meet some of the most courageous individuals of our time, who are doing extraordinary work to empower women and girls everywhere. These are stories of heartbreaking challenge, dramatic transformation and enduring hope. 2 videodiscs (233 min.)

MEDIA 10-4104

 

Healthcaring from our end of the speculum 200-?

A bold, sensitive documentary in which women of different ages and backgrounds speak in candid and often alarming terms of their experiences with the present healthcare system. 1 videodisc (32 min.)

MEDIA 10-5453

 

A healthy baby girl 2007?

Presents the filmmaker's experience of coping with her own hysterectomy for cervical cancer caused by her mother's use of D.E.S., a synthetic hormone administered to prevent miscarriage. 1 videodisc (58 min.)

MEDIA 10-5455

 

Her brilliant career 2008?

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

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

MEDIA 10-1674

 

I am a girl 2013

There is a group of people in the world today who are more persecuted than anyone else, but they are not political or religious activists. They are girls. Being born a girl means you are more likely to be subjected to violence, disease, poverty and disadvantage than any other group on Earth. In I Am a Girl, we meet 14-year-old Kimsey from Cambodia, forced to sell her virginity at 12; Aziza from Afghanistan, who will be shot if she goes to school; Breani, a teen living in a ghetto of NYC and dreaming of stardom; Katie from Australia, who is recovering from a suicide attempt; Habiba from Cameroon, betrothed to a man 20 years her senior; and Manu from Papua New Guinea, about to become a mother at 14 following her first sexual encounter. The portraits in this poetic, observational documentary underscore the urgent need for education for young girls. I Am a Girl reveals what it means to grow up female in the 21st century with resilience, bravery and hope. 1 videodisc (88 min.)

MEDIA 10-5095

 

The idea makers the women of Hull House c2004

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

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

MEDIA 10-2802

 

In the name of love c2002

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

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

MEDIA 10-685

 

In the name of the family 2010

Shelley Saywell, Deborah Parks, Bishari Film Productions, Women Make Movies (Firm), and CTV Television Network

On December 10, 2007, a 16-year-old schoolgirl, Aqsa, was strangled to death, her father and brother are charged with murder. Three weeks later, teenage sisters were shot to death in Dallas; their father fled the country and is still wanted for murder. Six months later a 19-year-old college student was stabbed by her brother; he was convicted and is now in jail in New York. Friends and family of the murdered girls paint a chilling portrait of the forces that led to their deaths, and Toronto schoolgirls talk about their lives of constant fear. While Muslim women organize to help girls at risk and the Imam at a Toronto mosque teaches that violence has no basis in Islam, some men continue to justify these crimes through patriarchal beliefs about family honour. This documentary challenges the traditions that lie behind the heartbreaking tragedies committed against young girls caught between two cultures in North America. 1 videodisc (60 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3641

 

Jane an abortion service 2010?, 1996

Profiles the abortion service which operated in Chicago during the late 1960s and early 1970s, when abortion was illegal; consists primarily of interviews with many of the women who worked with the service. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-5426

 

Living along the fenceline 2011?

"Living along the fenceline tells the stories of 7 remarkable women who live alongside U.S. military bases... Their personal experiences of struggle, loss, and courage tell a wider story of communities working to transform the contamination, prostitution, violence and desecration of land and culture generated by US bases"--Container. 1 videodisc (65 min.)

MEDIA 10-4897

 

A love apart c2005

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

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

MEDIA 10-1937

 

Malkia wa soka Zanzibar Zanzibar soccer queens 2008

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

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

MEDIA 10-1688

 

Maquilapolis City of factories c2006

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

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

DANA. MEDIA 326 10-1095

 

Minha vida, nossa luta My life, our struggle 1979

Suzana Amaral and Newsreel (Firm)

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

MEDIA 10-2536

 

Mitten im Malestream richtungsstreits in der neuen frauenbewegung 2006?

Helke Sander, Halina Bendkowski, Peggi Liebisch, Johanna Mierendorff, Signe Theill, Bettina Schoeller, Annegret Stopczyk, Gisela Erler, Helke Sander Filmproduktion, Neue Visionen Medien (Firm), Goethe Institut (Munich, Germany), Films Dept, and good! movies (Firm)

Sander uses a wide range of old documentary material, often recorded by filmmakers, journalists or media avant-gardists on early electronic equipment to present a documentary touching on the core question of the women's movement in Germany: the politics of motherhood, men's perception of themselves as fathers, the legalisation of aboirtion, women's silent "child-bearing strike', and the political struggle between the women's movement and the Christian churches. A discussion on these issues held in Berlin, Fall 2004, was used as a framework for the film.  (2005, 92 min.). 1 videodisc (187 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2739

 

The motherhood manifesto 2006?

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

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

MEDIA 10-1298

 

Mothers of Bedford 2011

Women are the fastest-growing U.S. prison population today. Eighty percent are mothers of school-age children. Jenifer McShane's absorbing documentary gives human dimensions to these rarely reported statistics, taking us inside Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison north of New York City. Shot over four years, Mothers of Bedford follows five women - of diverse backgrounds and incarcerated for different reasons- in dual struggles to be engaged in their children's lives and become their better selves. It shows how long-term sentences affect mother-child relationships and how Bedford's innovative Children's Center helps women maintain and improve bonds with children and adult relatives awaiting their return. Whether it be parenting's normal frustrations to celebrating a special day, from both inside and out of the prison walls, this moving film provides unprecedented access to a little known, rarely shown, community of women. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-4824

 

Muslim women talk sex 2007?

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

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

MEDIA 10-1693

 

No country for young girls? c2008

Nupur Basu, Steve Bradshaw, Television Trust for the Environment, and Bullfrog Films

A young mother woman to determine whether she should leave her husband, who wants her to abort the female fetus she is carrying.  To help her make her decision, she takes a journey across India to observe the consequences of sex-selective abortion and the social conditions of Indian women and children. 1 videodisc (26 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2753

 

The noble struggle 2007

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

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

MEDIA 10-1467

 

Our bodies, our minds 2005

The seven women in this film represent a subsection of the feminist movement known as sex-positive feminists. These feminists stress tolerance of sexual diversity, freedom to express one's sexuality and identity, the rights of sex workers, and the importance of making sex-related information available. 1 videodisc  (68 min.)

MEDIA 10-5420

 

The pill 2003

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

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

MEDIA 10-2101

 

A place of rage 200-?

Prominent black women comment upon experiences of African American women, upon racial discrimination and its effects upon the American culture and make suggestions which they hope will improve the future. Includes historical footage of civil rights movement in the 1960s. 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-4289

 

The price of sex c2011

Mimi Chakarova, Women Make Movies (Firm), Violeu Films, and Moment in Time (Firm)

This inquiry into a dark side of immigration reveals the experiences of Eastern European women forced into prostitution abroad.  Mimi Chakarova traveled from post-communist Eastern Europe to Turkey, Greece, and Dubai to uncover the harrowing personal accounts of women trafficked into modern-day sexual slavery. 1 videodisc (73 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3578

 

Prison lullabies 2003

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

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

MEDIA 10-1804

 

Private violence This film "explores a simple but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. Every day in the U.S., at least four women are murdered by abusive (and often, ex) partners. Through the eyes of two survivors-Deanna Walters, a mother who seeks justice for the crimes committed against her at the hands of her estranged husband, and Kit Gruelle, an advocate who seeks justice for all women-we bear witness to the complex realities of intimate partner violence. Their experiences challenge entrenched and misleading assumptions, providing a lens into a world that is largely invisible; a world we have locked behind closed doors with our silence, our laws and our lack of understanding. [This film] begins to shape powerful, new questions that hold the potential to change our society: "Why does he abuse?" "Why do we turn away?" "How do we begin to build a future without domestic violence?"  (container). 1 videodisc (77 min.)

MEDIA 10-5414

 

Rape culture 1983

Examines popular advertising, films, music and adult entertainment and documents the insights of rape crisis workers and prisoners working against rape. Considers the rape of women in relation to the cultural and social forces that produce rapists and rape victims. Includes interviews with male prisoners against rape, a convicted rapist, rape crisis center workers, and others associated with the problem. 1 videodisc (ca. 30 min.)

MEDIA 10-5618

 

Red moon menstruation, culture & the politics of gender c2010

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

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

MEDIA 10-2261

 

Scene not heard women in Philadelphia hip hop 2005

Maori Karmael Holmes and Newsreel (Firm)

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

MEDIA 10-2070

 

Science and gender Evelyn Fox Keller  2005

Bill D Moyers, Evelyn Fox Keller, Leslie Clark, WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.), WTVS-TV (Television station : Detroit, Mich.), Public Affairs Television (Firm), and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

E.F. Keller, a theoretical physicist in the Dept. of Rhetoric at the University of California at Berkeley, discusses how gender plays a significant role in the language that scientists use to describe their work. 1 videodisc (29 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2896

 

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

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

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

MEDIA 10-2069

 

Service when women come marching home 2012

"Service portrays the courage of the women in service and once they have left the military; the horrific traumas they faced, the inadequate care they often receive on return and the large and small accomplishments the women work mightily to achieve. Through compelling portraits, we watch these women wrestle with prosthetics, homelessness, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Military Sexual Trauma."--Container. 1 videodisc (55 min.)

MEDIA 10-5657

 

Six days three activists, three wars, one dream 2013

"Follows three brave human rights defenders in Liberia, Abkhazia, Georgia and Iraq over six days, gives insights into the everyday struggle to improve the situation of women worldwide. It shines a necessary light on some of the most urgent and important human rights issues facing women today: girls education, honor killings, bride kidnappings, and women's health issues. 1 videodisc (56 min.)

MEDIA 10-5096

 

Slaying the dragon 2011

Deborah Gee, Elaine H Kim, Pamela Porter, Herb Wong, Pacific Productions, Asian Women United of California, and KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.)

Describes racial and gender stereotyping of Asian women in U.S. motion pictures as well as other filmic media, with "Reloaded"  updating the original documentary by noting the effects of globalization and a changing population within the past 25 years. Includes interviews with actresses and other Asian American women who describe their experiences of such stereotyping. 2 videodiscs (88 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3239

 

Surname Viźt, given name Nam 2005

T. Minh-Ha Trinh, Thu Vān Mai, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Trinh T. Minh-ha's film looks at the many faces of culture of Vietnamese women as seen in staged interviews, dance footage, and manipulated archival images. Also questions the politics of interviewing and the problems of translation in filmmaking. 1 videodisc (108 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3571

 

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

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

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

MEDIA 10-1535

 

Talaq bi-al-thalath three times divorced 2007

Ibtisam Mara`anah, Nitza Gonen, Timna Goldstein-Hattav, Second Authority for Television & Radio (Firm), Keren ha-hadashah le-kolno`a ule-televizyah, Gon Productions, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Khitam, a Gaza-born Palestinian woman, was married off in an arranged match to an Israeli Palestinian, followed him to Israel and bore him six children. When her husband divorced her in absentia in the Sharia Muslim court and gained custody of the children, Khitam was left with nothing. She cannot contact her children, has no property and no citizenship. Although married to an Israeli, a draconian law passed in 2002 barring any Palestinian from gaining Israeli citizenship has made her an illegal resident there. Now she is out on a dual battle, the most crucial of her life: against the court which always rules in favor of the husband, and against the state in a last-ditch effort to gain citizenship and reunite with her children. 1 videodisc (74 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3589

 

Tea & justice the life & times of NYPD's 1st Asian women officers 2010

Ermena Vinluan, Touch Base Productions, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

"Tea & Justice chronicles the experiences of three women who joined the New York Police Department during the 1980s--the first Asian women to become members of a force that was largely white and predominantly male. In this award-winning documentary, Officer Trish Ormsby and Detectives Agnes Chan and Christine Leung share their fascinating stories about careers and personal lives, as well as satisfactions and risks on the job, the stereotypes they defied, and how they persevered"--Container. 1 videodisc (55 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3582

 

Three sisters c2008

James Heer, Steve Bradshaw, Television Trust for the Environment, and Bullfrog Films

A look at the social & economic conditions of women in Eritrea, as seen through the lives of three Eritrean women.  Leyla Adem struggles with deciding whether to circumcise her youngest daughter, a dangerous and illegal practice that is still widely observed in rural areas.  Amina Ased Awed tries to decide whether to give birth in the local hospital, where medical personnel would not restitch her artificially-narrowed labia afterward (as traditional midwives would).  Howa Mahmud Haj attempts to support her family after her husband abandons her, which indirectly requires her to violate several economic and social conventions. 1 videodisc (26 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2756

 

Trapped stories from puppets in patriarchy 2013

Nairruti Jani explores the effects of patriarchy on women in India and its repercussions on the Indian female's psyche. It presents the conditions of South Asian women in Indian society and cultural factors that need to be recognized when working with women from this region. 1 videodisc (33 min.)

MEDIA 10-4514

 

Unveiled views  2009

Alba Sotorra, Eren Keskin, Rakhshan Bani I`timad, Alma Suljevi c, Moshgan Saadat, Nahid Siddiqui, Safo Films (Firm), and Women Make Movies (Firm)

In this revealing documentary five extraordinary women talk about their occupations, aspirations, and the rights and status of women in their Muslim countries. 1 videodisc (52 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3588

 

The vagina monologues c2010, 2002

Eve Ensler, Nancy Abraham, Meema Spadola, Joe Mantello, Home Box Office (Firm), and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Eve Ensler's performances of monologues from her one-woman show, The vagina monologues, are interspersed with the artist's comments on the creation of each monologue and documentary-style footage of interviews with a variety of women. 1 videodisc (76 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3584

 

The Vienna Tribunal 2010

Gerry Rogers, Adam Symansky, Augusta Productions, National Film Board of Canada, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Highlights the moving and gut-wrenching personal stories of women from around the world who testified before a panel of eminent judges at the Global Tribunal on Violations of Women's Human Rights. Modelled on past tribunals, the women challenged world leaders at the U.N. World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna to finally "address these violations for the gross human rights violations that they are." The Global Tribunal on Violations of Women's Human Rights was convened during the 2nd United Nations World Conference on Human Rights, held in Vienna in 1993. 1 videodisc (48 min.)

MEDIA 10-4475

 

Voices unveiled Turkish women who dare c2010

Binnur Karaevli, Jill Rytie Lutz, Belk s Balp nar, Banu Yuceler Hantal, Nur Bekata Mardin, Yasemin Dormen, Voices Unveiled Films, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

"Can Islamic values co-exist with full equality for women? Voices unveiled examines this timely issue through portraits of three women pursuing life paths and careers of their own choosing in present-day Turkey. Textile artist Belkis Belpinar [i.e., Balp nar], whose work combines science and kilim rug traditions, resisted her father's wishes that she study engineering. Dancer and psychologist Banu Yucelar [i.e., Yuceler] braved family opposition to modern dance, widely perceived as a form of prostitution. Women's rights activist Nur Bakata Mardin helps women in underserved communities form small business cooperatives. Each has defied social expectations in a democratic, secular nation where religious fundamentalism has re-emerged as a political force and patriarchal values still prevail"--Container. 1 videodisc (71 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3581

 

Vulva 3.0 between taboo and fine-tuning c2014

"With their comprehensive and unflustered research into the history of this particular aspect of the female anatomy in the 21st century, the directors shed light on every facet of the matter in hand, from sex education to censorship, from the airbrushing of "misshapen" labia in pornographic images to the work of activists against female genital mutilation--and in doing so celebrate the diversity of the female body."--Container. 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-5627

 

Water 2006

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

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

MEDIA 10-1613

 

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

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

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

MEDIA 10-2533

 

When abortion was illegal untold stories 1992

Women who risked their lives and doctors who risked their licenses speak frankly to bring alive the era of back-alley abortions. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 10-5619

 

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

Newsreel (Firm) and Cine News (Firm)

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

MEDIA 10-2006

 

Women in the combat zone 2005

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

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

MEDIA 10-417

 

Women of the sand c2003

Ricardo Lobo, Lucy Barbosa, and Newsreel (Firm)

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

MEDIA 10-2534

 

Women's Issues

Afghanistan unveiled Regards D'Afghanes c2003

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

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

MEDIA 2-7336

 

Against my will c2002

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

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

MEDIA 2-7302

 

Aids the woman's story c2004

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

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

MEDIA 2-7183

 

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

Anna Quindlen

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

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Banging the door down women and the economy c2003

Jennifer de Groot and United Nations Platform for Action Committee

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

MEDIA 2-6714

 

Barbie nation an unauthorized tour 1998

Susan Stern

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

MEDIA 2-5491

 

Blank canvas creating a new life c2007

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

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

MEDIA 10-1708

 

Daughter rite 2007?

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

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

MEDIA 10-1146

 

The day I will never forget 2005?

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

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

MEDIA 10-1502

 

Feminine dilemma women circumcision c1994

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

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

MEDIA 2-7154

 

Girl hood 2004

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

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

MEDIA 10-650

 

Girl trouble c2004

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

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

MEDIA 10-1862

 

Growing up and liking it 1992

Susan Terrill

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

MEDIA 2-1798

 

Guns & mothers c2003

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

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

MEDIA 2-7766

 

Her brilliant career 2008?

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

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

MEDIA 10-1674

 

In the name of love c2002

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

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

MEDIA 10-685

 

Legacy 2000

Tod S Lending and Nickcole Collins

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

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Malkia wa soka Zanzibar Zanzibar soccer queens 2008

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

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

MEDIA 10-1688

 

Maquilapolis City of factories c2006

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

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

DANA. MEDIA 326 10-1095

 

Mother Ireland 1989?

Anne Crilly

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

MEDIA 2-834

 

The motherhood manifesto 2006?

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

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

MEDIA 10-1298

 

Muslim women talk sex 2007?

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

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

MEDIA 10-1693

 

My American girls a Dominican story 2000

Aaron Matthews and Jennifer Mittelstadt

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

MEDIA 2-5448

 

The noble struggle 2007

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

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

MEDIA 10-1467

 

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

Ken Burns, Paul Barnes, and Geoffrey C Ward

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

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On the eighth day perfecting Mother Nature 1992

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

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

MEDIA 2-6366

 

Postcards from the future 1997

Susan Sarandon and Leá Pool

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

MEDIA 2-1570

 

The power game 1997

Anne Henderson and Susan Sarandon

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

MEDIA 2-3293

 

Prison lullabies 2003

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

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

MEDIA 10-1804

 

The right to femininity fighting female circumcision in Africa today 2006

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

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

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

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

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

MEDIA 2-2528

 

Sex, lies and secrecy dissecting hysterectomy 2004

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

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

MEDIA 2-7522

 

The status of Latina women 1993

Marina Pincus, Celso Martinez, and Linda Cuellar

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

MEDIA 2-5983

 

Still killing us softly advertising's image of women 1987

Jean Kilbourne and Margaret Lazarus

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

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-1278 2-3282

 

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

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

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

MEDIA 10-1535

 

Taking our bodies back the women's health movement 1974

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

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

MEDIA 2-1670

 

A very curious girl 2000?

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

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

MEDIA 2-5727

 

Water 2006

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

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

MEDIA 10-1613

 

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

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

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

DANA 247

 

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

Terre Nash, Kent Martin, and Marilyn Waring

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

MEDIA 2-3076

 

Women in the combat zone 2005

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

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

MEDIA 10-417

 

Women of Vieques a message from the border 2000

Sonia Fritz

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

MEDIA 2-5367

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