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Videos on Women's and Gender Studies: Family and Parenting

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes in the Rutgers Libraries

Films, Culture and the Arts

African American art past and present 1992
Rare and historical photographs, beautiful reproductions of paintings, sculpture and crafts, and brilliant musical selections combine to make this an outstanding educational program for children and adults.
3 videocassettes (90 min.) :
DOUGLASS. DOUGLASS. DOUGLASS 160 cassette 1 160 cassette 2 160 cassette 3
The African American cinema I, Oscar Micheaux's Within our gates (1919) 1993
The earliest surviving feature directed by an African-American, Within our gates tells the story of a young African-American woman who seeks a Northern white patron for a Southern school for Black children. The scenes of lynching and attempted white-on-Black rape may be a response to D.W. Griffith's The birth of a nation.
1 videocassette (79 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2805
The African American cinema. II, The scar of shame (1923) and Sissle and Blake (1926) 1993
Sissle and Blake is a short filmed in Lee De Forest's New York studio with his sound-on-film process in 1923, four years before Hollywood began to experiment with sound. Pianist Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle perform their jazz composition "Affectionate Dan" and a jazzed-up spiritual. Scar of shame: In no film was the racial theme more apparent than in this story about an ill-matched marriage between a black concert painist and a poor, lower class black woman. Secretly ashamed of her, the young man keeps his wife hidden from his socially-prominent middle-class mother.
1 videocassette (80 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2809
Against the odds the artists of the Harlem Renaissance 1994
Documents the story of a group of black visual artists working during the 1920s and 1930s, who for the most part were unable to show their work in mainstream museums and galleries. Highlights the influential role the Harmon Foundation played in the development of African American art in the United States.
1 videocassette (57 min) :
MEDIA 2-2568, 4002
Aida's brothers & sisters Black voices in opera 2000
Presents the history and current situation of African-American opera singers in America. Combines rare and contemporary footage of some of the greatest performers of the century and includes interviews with many notable black singers (including Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, Leontyne Price, Kathleen Battle, Jessye Norman, Robert McFerrin, and members of Opera Ebony) as well as musicologists, directors, and historians.
1 videocassette (90 min.) :
DANA 1819
Alex Haley a conversation with Alex Haley 1992
Alex Haley recounts the transformation of a college drop-out into one of America's most powerful non-fiction writers.
1 videocassette (50 min.) :
MEDIA DANA 2-5980 369
Ali 2002
Dramatic biography of boxing great Muhammad Ali, which focuses on the ten-year period of 1964-1974. In that time, the brash, motor-mouthed athlete quickly dominates his sport, meets and marries his first wife, converts to Islam (changing his name from Cassius Clay), and defies the United States government by refusing to submit to military conscription for duty in Vietnam. His world heavyweight championship title thus stripped from him entirely for political reasons, the champ sets about to win back his crown, culminating in a legendary unification bout against George Foreman in Zaire, dubbed the "Rumble in the Jungle.".
1 videodisc (157 min.) :
MEDIA 10-162
Alice Walker a conversation with Alice Walker 1992
Alice Walker shares with us her remarkable spiritual journey from a sharecropping childhood in rural Georgia to the peace and creativity of her present retreat in Northern California. She reads from her poetry and discusses contemporary America with an anger and urgency rooted in an abiding optimism.
1 videocassette (30 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 389 2-1973
Alma's Rainbow 1996
Rainbow is the daughter of Alma, "the no-nonsense owner of a popular beauty parlor"..."Ruby, Alma's free-spirited sister, unexpectedy arrives after a ten year absence, bringing the beauty and warmth Rainbow craves, and a few secrets from Alma's past.".
1 videocassette (88 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3785
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 1986
Four short compositions performed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with an introduction by Alvin Ailey and commentary by each choreographer.
1 videocassette (140 min.) :
DOUGLASS 177
As I remember it a portrait of Dorothy West 1991
From the perspective of her 83 years, the still-active African-American writer Dorothy West relates her memories of growing up black, privileged and enthralled by literature.
1 videocassette (56 min.) :
MEDIA 2-5032
August Wilson 1994
Playwright August Wilson talks about his roots in the black community, how his plays express the African-American experience, how the African heritage of Black Americans is both expressed and repressed in American society today, and the importance of blues as cultural expression.
1 videocassette (ca. 22 min.)
MEDIA 2-7461
August Wilson 2003
Bill Moyers interviews playwright August Wilson on the importance of the blues in Wilson's life and his writing. Also talks about finding an African-American cultural identity and what Wilson sees as the false portrayal of black Americans on television.
1 videodisc (30 min.)
MEDIA 10-643
August Wilson a conversation with August Wilson 1992
Playwright August Wilson talks about his roots in the black community, how his plays express the African-American experience, how the African heritage of Black Americans is both expressed and repressed in American society today, and the importance of blues as cultural expression.
1 videocassette (22 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 365 2-1974
Black conservatives 1994
"In this specially adapated Phil Donahue program,, Armstrong Williams, Kevin Pritchett, Phyllis Berry Meyers, and Dr. Khalid Al-Mansor say that the existing welfare system has become just another form of slavry; that blacks should strive for self-empowerment and not depend on the Democratic Party, which takes their votes for granted; and that the traditional black leadership has been detrimental to African Americans."--Container.
1 videocassette (28 min.) :
DANA 855
Black Indians an American story 2000
This video explores the issue of racial identity among Native and African Americans. This in-depth documentary examines the coalescence of these two groups in American history.
1 videodisc (60 min.)
DANA 153
Black is-- black ain't a personal journey through black identity 1995
American culture has stereotyped black Americans for centuries. Equally devastating, the late Marlon Riggs argued, have been the definitions of "blackness" African Americans impose upon one another which contain and reduce the black experience. In this film, Riggs meets a cross-section of African Americans grappling with the paradox of numerous, often contradictory definitions of blackness.
1 videocassette (88 min.) :
ALEXANDER. DANA. MEDIA 424 424 2-2903
Black Israel 2003
Documentary presents scenarios of Africans and African Americans who live in the Jewish communities of Israel, and are Jewish by birth or by conversion. The positive and the negative ways in which people are affected by their heritage makes for a vibrant portrait of pluralistic 21st-century Jewish identities.
1 videocassette (88 min.)
MEDIA 2-6772
The black king 1993
The main character, "Charcoal" Johnson, through connivance, becomes the minister/leader of a Logan, Mississippi congregation from which he attempts to extort money for a "Back to Africa" movement. He proclaims himself King of the United States of Africa.
1 videocassette (70 min.)
DANA 1913
Black like me 1992
A white writer travels through the racially torn South of the 1950's as a black man by chemically darkening his skin color and cutting and dyeing his hair to personally experience and write about racism and prejudice.
1 videocassette (107 min.) :
DANA 1009
Black religion in the 20th century 1993
Dr. Simmons' lecture explores Black religion in the twentieth century and two prominent new religious movements, Black Muslim and Pentecostal. Also included is an interview by Dr. Simmons with Dr. Abdul Salaam of the Nation of Islam.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
DANA 1456
Black theatre the making of a movement 1978
The meaning of black theatre is discussed by accomplished playwrights, directors, producers and performers. Includes interviews with James Earl Jones, Amiri Baraka, Ed Bullins and others.
1 videocassette (114 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 359 2-1978
Black to the promised land 1992
A group of problem students from the Street Academy High School of Brooklyn are taken on a trip to Israel. They experience the everyday life of the Jewish community in a kibbutz. Both Jewish and Black youngsters seem surprised in finding that love, respect and friendship can grow in spite of ethnic differences and the color of their skin.
1 videocassette (97 min.)
MEDIA 2-6787
Blues masters history of the blues 2002
Rare performances and historical footage tracing the development of American blues music.
1 videodisc (103 min.)
DANA 59
Bluesland a portrait in American music 1993
This video explores the blues-- with all its poetic irony and sly humor, its eroticism and timeless power. It traces its roots from the beginning of the 20th Century through the Mississippi Delta to Louisiana, Texas, Kansas City and Chicago. It includes music by: Son House, Leadbelly, Big Bill Broonzy, Bessie Smith, Count Basie, Louis Jordan, Jimmy Rushing, T-Bone Walker, Big Joe Turner, Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Dinah Washington and many others.
1 videocassette (ca. 85 min) :
DANA 1561
Body and soul 1998
Paul Robeson in his first screen role, plays two parts, an evil preacher and his good brother, who wage a personal war for the body and soul of the heroine.
1 videocassette (100 min.) : 1 videocassette (75 min.) :
MEDIA DANA 2-3557 598
Boyz 'n the hood 1998
For three young men growing up in South Central Los Angeles, the "hood" is a place of drive-by shootings, unemployment, drugs and pain. But their reactions to the world around them vary- one is an unambitious drug dealer, his brother is a college bound teenage father, and the brother's best friend is guided by a strong father who hopes for a better life for his son.
1 videodisc (112 min.) :
MEDIA 10-45
Buck and The Preacher 2007?
"Buck, an ex-Union Army Cavalry sergeant ... becomes a scout for freed slaves heading to the Colorado frontier. Tagging along with him are his wife and a Bible-thumping con artist known as The Preacher. Attacked by racist bounty hunters determined to return the former slaves to a life of sharecropping in Louisiana, Buck and his followers must summon all the courage they have in order to reach their destination and help settle the Wild West"--container.
1 videodisc (117 min.) :
DANA 448
The Charles Burnett collection 2007
Killer of sheep: An African-American slaughterhouse worker searches for tiny moments of beauty in his predominantly bleak life. My brother's wedding: A young African-American man navigates his conflicting obligations while trying to figure out what he really wants in life.
2 videodiscs (332 min.) :
MEDIA 10-1198
Chester Himes the long climb 1996
A program on the life of novelist Chester Himes, who began writing while he was in prison and achieved fame for his detective stories.
1 videocassette (30 min.) :
DANA 1255
Clementine Hunter American folk artist 1993
Presents the art of Clementine Hunter with interviews with the artist and commentary by collectors from Natchitoches, Louisiana.
1 videocassette (28 min.) :
DANA 576
Coffy 1998
Pam Grier plays a nurse by day, avenging angel by night in order to retaliate against a greedy drug pusher who has corrupted her younger sister. She carries out her mission of vengeance to the very top.
1 videocassette (90 min.) :
MEDIA 2-5178
Commitments 2001
With money, power, prestige and a beautiful apartment in New York City, super stockbroker Fox Giovanni thought she had it all. She loved life in the fast lane, until a heart attack changed everything. Ordered by her doctor to rest, she calls her only friend in the world, her foster mother, who invites her to recover in the small town of Slumber, North Carolina. Now, far from everything she knows, she's examining who she is, falling in love and finding her way in a strange new place that feels surprisingly like home.
1 videodisc (93 min.)
DANA 88
Cotton comes to Harlem 1999
St. Jacques is Coffin Ed Johnson and Cambridge is Gravedigger Jones, black cops who suspect preacher Lockhart's back-to-Africa campaign is a swindle. Neatly combines action and comedy.
1 videocassette (ca. 96 min.) :
MEDIA DANA 2-5179 133
Culture shock 2000
Series of four documentaries explores why particular works or forms of art became (and some remain) controversial, gives points of view on the effects of the arts on individuals and on society, and addresses censorship and education. Each also is a self-contained documentary that analyses the particular form or work and presents the cultural milieu in which it was created.
4 videocassettes (270 min.) :
DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA 1527 cassette 1 1527 1528 cassette 2 1529 cassette 3 1530 cassette 4
Dancing on the edge, vol. 2 1992
A collection of selected performance highlights form the American Dance Festival.
1 videocassette (45 min.) :
DOUGLASS 169
Dignity of man and origins of African-American theatre 1991
Includes brief history of Black American performers, excerpt from Colored People's Time, by Leslie Lee.
1 videocassette (15 min.) :
DANA 1369
Do the right thing 1989
Spike Lee's powerful film combines humor and drama with memorable chararcters while tracing the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, New York.
1 videocassette (120 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 55 2-838
Duke is tops 1994
Lena Horne, in her film debut, plays a successful singer who very nearly loses her man because his career as a producer is on the skids.
1 videocassette (72 min.) :
DANA 597
The edge of each other's battles the vision of Audre Lorde 2007
Documents black lesbian poet and activist Audre Lorde's (1934-92) social vision, using footage from the four-day conference: I am your sisters: forging global connections across differences, held in Boston in 1990. At the conference 1,200 men, women and young people from 23 countries examined the issues of the relations between race, class, gender and sexuality through Lorde's work. Interviews with the organizers of the conference are intercut with conference footage, including performances, controversies and speeches.
1 videodisc (59 min.) :
MEDIA 10-1159
Emergence of the African-American performing arts 1991
Includes brief history of black American performers, and excerpt from Simply heavenly, by Langston Hughes.
1 videocassette (ca. 15 min.) :
DANA 1370
Faith Ringgold 1991
"Share an insider's look at how one African-American woman, through patience, perseverance and education fulfilled her dream of becoming an artist....A painter by profession, she has moved away from traditional framed canvases to 'tankas,' paintings on quilted canvas with frames of quilted fabric."--Container.
1 videocassette (28 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 760 2-3177
Faith Ringgold paints Crown Heights 1995
Faith Ringgold details the creation of the quilt she created to represent the diverse cultures and traditions comprising the area of Crown Heights in New York City.
1 videocassette (ca. 28 min.) :
DOUGLASS 163
Faith Ringgold the last story quilt 1991
Faith Ringgold discusses aspects of her childhood, incidents from her life, and her art education. She talks about her artwork and shows it to the viewer.
1 videocassette (28 min.) :
DOUGLASS 153
Fires in the mirror Crown Heights, Brooklyn and other identities 1993
Nineteen theatrical portraits, interspersed with news photos and footage, convey the characters and feelings of the people who experienced the racial conflicts between African-American and Jewish residents of Crown Heights in 1991. Based on verbatim excerpts from interviews.
1 videocassette (80 min.) :
MEDIA DANA 2-2043 1816
Five on the black hand side 2001
Mr. Brooks is the domineering head of his middle-class, African American family. However, Mr. Brooks must do some soul-searching after his previously subordinate wife joins their children in rebelling against her husband's authoritative behavior.
1 videodisc (96 min.)
DANA 301
For love of Ivy 2004
A wealthy family, afraid of losing their housekeeper to a secretarial career, fix her up with a man-about-town, who is secretly involved in illegal gambling.
1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.)
DANA. MEDIA 178 10-462
For my people the life and writing of Margaret Walker 1998
Through interviews with writers, scholars, and Walker herself, this documentary examines the life and work of Margaret Walker,focusing on the influence that her writing had on Black women writers.
1 videocassette (28 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 1639 2-5981
Forever Ella a celebration of Ella Fitzgerald, legendary American singer 2000
Chronicles the personal life and singing career of the well- known jazz artist and discusses her impact on contemporary music.
1 videocassette (100 min.) :
MUSIC 438
Free to dance Go for what you know 2001
The history of African American dance; during the 1960s through the 1980s a dance explosion happens. There are more modern dancers, more dance companies.
1 videocassette (57 min.) :
DOUGLASS 236
Free to dance Steps of the gods 2001
The history of African American dance; examines the early history of Black dance that began when Katherine Dunham returned from the Caribbean Islands and taught her approach to movement that became known as the Dunham technique.
1 videocassette (57 min.) :
DOUGLASS 235
Free to dance. What do you dance 2001
The history of African American dance; examines the early development of modern dance set against the background of the Harlem renaissance, racial segregation and the great depression.
1 videocassette (57 min.) :
DOUGLASS 234
The freedom you will take 1999
In reaction to the narrow depiction of African Americans, the contemporary culture landscape has been transformed by the power of African-American film, dance, rap-music and spoken-word scene.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
MEDIA 2-4295
From these roots a review of the "Harlem Renaissance" 1974
Uses still photographs and filmed sequences to recreate the social and political climate of the Harlem renaissance--a period of great artistic and cultural activity in the 1920's which had, and still has, a profound influence on black American art and self-awareness and life-style.
1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.) :
MEDIA 2-1703
Fun facts of American history 1997
Enjoy vintage film footage and hear offbeat tales of our great American heritage.
1 videocassette (45 min.) :
DANA 1113
Furious flower : conversations with African American poets 1998
A four part video anthology of African American poetry from the 1940s to 1995 offering intimate portraits of leading poets reading and discussing their own works. Part 4 highlights the younger poets of the 1990s who represent the promise and diversity of Black poetry as it develops into the 21st century.
1 videocassette (27 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 1638 2-3767
Furious flower : conversations with African American poets 1998
A four part video anthology of African American poetry from the 1940s to 1995 offering intimate portraits of leading poets reading and discussing their own works. Part 3 looks at the poetry that followed the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s, which was marked with a broadened scope. While retaining the same political commitment, the poets extended their vision into new regions, exploring personal, sometimes taboo subjects and imbuing traditional forms with a contemporary intensity.
1 videocassette (114 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 1637 2-3766
Furious flower : conversations with African American poets 1998
A four part video anthology of African American poetry from the 1940s to 1995 offering intimate portraits of leading poets reading and discussing their own works. Part 2 examines the poets of the Black liberation movements of the 1960s. Their works defined a strong Black cultural identity and waged a war for literary self-determination. Here these veterans read from works which stirred a generation and discuss the achievements and unfulfilled hopes of their movement.
1 videocassette (114 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 1636 2-3765
Furious flower : conversations with African American poets 1998
A four part video anthology of African American poetry from the 1940s to 1995 offering intimate portraits of leading poets reading and discussing their own works. Part 1 introduces poets who laid the groundwork for today's Black poetry renaissance and mentored many of the younger voices represented in this series. These writers, many of whom began writing during the 1940s provided the wisdom and strong literary voice which brought Black verse to competence and maturity.
1 videocassette (114 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 1635 2-3764
Furious flower II regenerating the black poetic tradition 2005
A three part video anthology of African American poetry offering intimate portraits of leading poets reading and discussing their own works.
3 videocassettes ( 214 min)
MEDIA 2-7350 - 2-7352
Garth Fagan's Griot New York 1995
Following brief interviews with Garth Fagan and Wynton Marsalis, the program includes a complete performance of Griot New York. The concept of a griot, a West African storyteller who keeps the cultural heritage of a people alive, is used to depict the non-European culture of New York City, and particularly the African and Caribbean backgrounds of some of its residents.
1 videocassette (85 min.) :
DOUGLASS 181
Gloria Naylor a conversation with Gloria Naylor 1992
Writer Gloria Naylor speaks on the influence of other black women writers, the influence of a southern background, early involvement with religion, learning to articulate one's experience, writing in different voices, and writing to explore one's beliefs.
1 videocassette (21 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 390 2-1971
Go down, death! 1994
"A morality melodrama which puts a minister's reputation in question, bringing him to the brink of Heaven and Hell."--Facets video catalog # 12.
1 videocassette (54 min.) :
DANA 594
Go tell it on the mountain 1985
"To be Black in America. To seek both salvation and understanding in the journey of a family from the rural South to 'big city' Harlem. To be a young boy struggling to earn the approval of a self-righteous and often unloving stepfather."--Container.
1 videocassette (97 min.) :
DANA MEDIA 1420 2-2176
God's trombones a trilogy of African-American poems 1994
Features three inspirational sermons of the old-time black preachers taken from James Weldon Johnson's book of poetry titled: God's trombones.
1 videocassette (25 min., 45 sec.) :
DANA 1843
Gordon Parks visions : the images, words and music of Gordon Parks 1996
He's been a waiter, a train porter, and a piano player in a brothel. He gained world-wide recognition as an award-winning photographer for Life Magazine, the first Afro-American to hold such a staff position. He wrote the acclaimed best selling novel, "The Learning Tree," and became the first Afro-American to direct a major Hollywood motion picture with this much praised film adaptation.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
DANA. DANA 1154 1154
The green pastures 1993
An all-Black cast presents Marc Connelly's religious allegory, based on the premise of a Southern Black preacher telling Bible stories to his Sunday school class in terms of the world they are familiar with.
1 videocassette (90 min.) :
MEDIA 2-6201
The green pastures a fable 2006
A series of biblical stories are told from a black perspective. Unlike many Hollywood biblical epics, this sensitive, thoughtful film brings to the scriptures a profound level of understanding. Featuring the joyful gospel sounds of the Hall Johnson Choir.
1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.)
DANA 266
Hair piece a film for nappy-headed people 1985
An animated satire on Black consciousness from the perspective of hair styling.
1 videocassette (10 min.) :
MEDIA 2-7811
Harlem a self portrait 2002
This 1959 CBS News special offers a unique look at a city within a city, capturing the mood and teror of a community where police, not politicians, were the power and six out of seven officers were white.
1 videocassette (58 min.) :
DANA MEDIA 1866 10-1452
Harlem rides the range 1994
A sagebrush singer's two-gun law is all that stands between the claim-jumpimg villains and the heroine and her father's uranium mine.
1 videocassette (58 min.) :
DANA 593
Hidden heritage the roots of Black American painting 1990?
Traces the work of Black American artists from the American Revolution to World War II. Places the artists' individual achievements in the context of social change, abolition of slavery, Jim Crow laws, racial violence and segregation.
1 videocassette (52 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2231
Home of the brave 1989
A black soldier is sent on a top secret mission in the South Pacific, but finds that he must battle with his white comrades as he is subjected to subordinate treatment and constant racial slurs. Hollywood's first outstanding statement against racial prejudice.
1 videocassette (86 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3468
Horace Pippin there will be peace 1998
This video profiles the artist Horace Pippin. A self-taught artist, Horace Pippin's paintings reflect his own life and concerns. Film clips, still photographs and Pippin's paintings illustrate the film.
1 videocassette (ca. 28 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 899 2-3176
Hughes' dream Harlem 2002
Langston Hughes was one of the most prominent figures of the Harlem Renaissance and is often referred to as Harlem's poet laureate. This film shows how Hughes successfelly fused jazz, blues and common speech to celebrate the beauty of Black life.
1 videocassette (61 min.) :
MEDIA 2-5999
Identifiable qualities a film on Toni Morrison 1990
Interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning black novelist Toni Morrison. She addresses the events of the Sixties which led her to write her first novel The Bluest Eye; the use of personal experiences as sources for her strong, black female characters; and the advantage to publishers of placing black writers in the mainstream.
1 videocassette (26 min.) :
MEDIA 2-1270
Illusions 1983
Story takes place in 1942 and is about Mignon Dupree, a black woman studio executive who appears to be white, and Ester Jeeter, a black woman who is the singing voice for a white Hollywood star. The film follows the struggles of the women as well as the use of film in wartime Hollywood.
1 videocassette (34 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3490
In motion Amiri Baraka 1989?
Documentary covering Baraka from his early days in Greenwich Village to his present (1982) literary and political activities. Focuses on the final 2 weeks before his sentencing at federal court on the charges of resisting arrest.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2243
Jacob Lawrence the glory of expression 1993
"A documentary about the life and work of one of America's great living painters, the first African-American to be represented by a New York gallery. Emphasis is placed on the epic narratives he painted about the struggles of the African-American people."--Container.
1 videocassette (28 min.) :
ART. DANA. MEDIA 2 761 2-3180
Jamaica Kincaid 1993
Jamaica Kindcaid was born and educated in St. John's, Antigua, in the West Indies. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and the Paris Review. She is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Lucy.
1 videocassette (30 min.) :
DANA 788
James Baldwin the price of the ticket 1989
Opening with the funeral of James Baldwin, this film traces the life history and accomplishments of this great black writer. Includes interviews with friends and colleagues, including Maya Angelou, Amin Baraka, his brother David, and his mother Berdis.
1 videocassette (ca. 87 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 363 2-997
Jean-Michel Basquiat an interview 1989
A rare interview with the 21 year old Basquiat in his studio on Crosby Street in 1981 by art historian-curator, Marc H. Miller. Basquiat describes his working process and comments on his art world persona.
1 videocassette (34 min.) :
DANA 1611
Jericho 1997
A soldier flees from an unjust criminal conviction and is chased across Africa.
1 videocassette (75 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3445
Jericho (Dark sands) 1996
A soldier flees from an unjust criminal conviction.
1 videocassette (77 min.) :
DANA 851
John Wideman a conversation with John Wideman 1992
Wideman candidly discusses the dilemma of the committed African American intellectual torn between the urban underclass and a predominantly white, middle class literary audience. He writes because "African Americans have to carry alternative versions of reality in our heads and the model for doing that exists in art.".
1 videocassette (26 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 366 2-1975
Just another girl on the I.R.T 1993
Drama about a teenager coping with life in the projects and sustained by her fierce desire to go to college to become a doctor.
1 videocassette (96 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2644
Keep the faith, baby 2003
Based on the true story of Adam Clayton Powell, a larger-than-life wartime congressman with an unconventional style. He started out as a preacher, but with his passion for justice, he led an impressive two-decade career - shaking up Congress with his gutsy determination to spearhead a movement that aimed to make life better for African Americans everywhere. He was eventually thrown out of Congress on charges of misconduct.
1 videodisc (ca. 106 min.)
DANA 86
Killer of sheep 1978
The film is a moving portrait of Stan, a young black man employed in a Los Angeles slaughterhouse. His grueling work, gutting and cleaning the carcasses of dead sheep, infects his whole life, including his relationships with his wife, children and friends. Charles Burnett's compassionate and honest depiction of Stan's story suggests a vast social and historical experience beyond the individual hardship and tragedy of one person.
1 videocassette (79 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 854 2-1852
Lady sings the blues 2005
Diana Ross stars in this musical drama charting the life of Billie Holiday, a life tormented by racism and drug abuse.
1 videodisc (143 min.)
DANA MEDIA 264 2-1903
Langston Hughes his life and times 2003
Thought-provoking interviews with Alice Walker and Hughes biographer Arnold Rampersad.
1 videodisc (31 min.) :
DANA 27
The Learning tree 1987
A poignant story of a young black man's coming-of-age in Kansas during the 1920's.
1 videocassette (107 min.) :
DANA. DANA 588 588
A litany for survival the life and work of Audre Lorde 2006?
Audre Lorde, poet and lesbian-feminist talks about being lesbian and black in New York in the 1950s and her social/political activity. Includes conversations and readings by Lorde and comments by other writers and family members.
1 videodisc (52 min.)
MEDIA 10-787
Lorna Simpson 1996
Lorna Simpson explores the ambiguous ways words and images function together to create meaning.
1 videocassette (25 min.) :
MEDIA 2-6044
Lorraine Hansberry the Black experience in the creation of drama 1992
Traces the artistic growth and vision of the black playwright Lorraine Hansberry, largely in her own words and in her own voice. Describes the author's childhood in Chicago, student days at the University of Wisconsin, work as a journalist in Harlem, life as a housewife in Greenwich Village, and success on Broadway.
1 videocassette (35 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2612
Lost boundaries 1996
Based on the true story of a light-skinned black family who pass for white in a New Hampshire town.
1 videocassette (99 min.) :
MEDIA 2-1807
Love & basketball 2004
"From the playground to the pro leagues, Monica and Quijncy taught each other how to play the game. Now, their commitment to the sport will force them to make a choice between each other and the game ... between family and team ... between Love and Basketball"--Container.
1 videodisc (ca. 127 min.) :
DANA 444
Lying lips 1993
The story of a night club singer who is unjustly convicted and sent to prison for the murder of her aunt and the two men who set out to prove her innocence.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2742
Mahalia Jackson the power and the glory 1997
Biographical video of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, featuring the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Brother John Sellers and historian Studs Terkel.
1 videocassette (89 min.) :
DANA 1050
Mahogany 1991
"Ambitious young secretary becomes a high fashion model and world famous designer."--Container.
1 videocassette (109 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3933
Mama Flora's family 1998
Based on the epic story by 'Roots' author Alex Haley, this star powered miniseries is the sweeping chronicle of one family's unforgettable journey through the tragedies and triumphs of the 20th century.
1 videocassette (140 min.) :
DANA 1840
Marian Anderson 1991
A biography of Marian Anderson, a black classical singer.
1 videocassette (58 min.) :
DANA 499
Marian Anderson 1998
A biography of virtuosa Marian Anderson from the time she sang spirituals as a child at the Union Baptist Church in Philadelphia to the beginning of her classical career in Europe in the 1930's, her return to the United States, her eventual appearance at the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1955 (the first black person to perform there), to her retirement in 1965, "a national treasure".
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
DANA 1655
Marian Anderson the story of the voice that broke barriers 1998
A biography of virtuosa Marian Anderson from the time she sang spirituals as a child at the Union Baptist Church in Philadelphia to the beginning of her classical career in Europe in the 1930's, her return to the United States, her eventual appearance at the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1955 (the first black person to perform there), to her retirement in 1965, "a national treasure".
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
DANA 1055
Maya Angelou 1989
Angelou recites poetry, talks about the ability of the human spirit to rise up in the face of adversity, and reads an extract from "Singin' and swingin' and Gettin' merry like Christmas.".
1 videocassette (31 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2094
A meditation on Langston Hughes (1902-1907) and the Harlem Renaissance with the poetry of Essex Hemphill and Bruce Nugent (1906-1987) 1992
A surreal dramatization, including documentary film clips, of Langston Hughes' milieu in the Harlem of the 1930's. The voice-over narration is from the poetry and prose of James Baldwin, Essex Hamphill, Bruce Nugent, and Hilton Als.
1 videocassette (45 min.) :
DANA 865
Menace II society 1993
Directed by twin brothers this critically acclaimed cinematic masterpiece brilliantly details real life in today's tough inner city.
1 videocassette (104 min.) :
DANA 944
Midnight ramble Oscar Micheaux and the story of race movies 1994
A documentary recounting the history of the independent film industry that produced close to 500 "race movies" for African-American audiences between 1910 and 1940. Focuses especially on the work of Oscar Micheaux, a controversial filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed over 40 features.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
MEDIA 2-4052
Midnight ramble Oscar Micheaux and the story of race movies 1994
Recounts the story of race movies produced for Afro-Americans from the 1920s through 1950 and the role played by Oscar Micheaux, the leading Afro-American producer and director. These movies were designed for Afro-Americans, were frequently shown at midnight, and presented Afro-Americans in a positive light. Features interviews with Afro-American actors, actresses, and historians.
1 videocassette (58 min.) :
DANA 1062
Mo' better blues 2000
Talented trumpeter Bleek Gilliam is obsessed by his music and indecisive about his girlfriends Indigo and Clarke. But when he is forced to come to the aid of his manager and childhood friend, Bleek finds his world more fragile than he ever imagined.
1 videodisc (140 min.)
DANA 313 v.3
Music and comedy masters 1996
A collection of comedy, jazz and musical shorts featuring the greatest names in Afro-American entertainment in some of their earliest filmed performances. Includes Cab Calloway, Bessie Smith, Lionel Hampton and other performers.
1 videocassette (75 min.) :
MEDIA 2-6193
Native son 1988
Richard Wright, Jean Wallace, Gloria Madison, Nicholas Joy, Willa Pearl Curtiss, Charles Cane. Richard Wright's novel stars the author as Bigger Thomas, a young black man who finds himself hopelessly caught in a web of political and economic oppression which lead him to commit acts of violence and passion.
1 videocassette (90 min.) :
MEDIA 2-1962
Native son 1994
Set in Chicago, Native son tells the story of Bigger Thomas, a young black man who accidentally murders his employer's daughter while performing his duties as chauffeur. The combined forces of institutional racism and condescending white liberalism pursue Thomas to an unhappy end. The author plays the leading role in this film version.
1 videocassette (91 min.) :
DANA 596
Native son 1996
Set in 1940 Chicago, "Native Son" tells the explosive story of a young poverty-stricken black man who obtains a job as a chauffeur to a wealthy white family. However, tragedy ensues when he accidentally kills his employer's daughter. Vainly trying to cover his act, the eventual discovery of his crime unleashes a savage manhunt fueled by racial hatred and the fury of a white society.
1 videocassette (ca. 111 min.) :
DANA 1041
Negroes with guns Rob Williams and Black Power 2005
Documentary "of Robert F. Williams, a Civil Rights fighter who dared to advocate armed self-defense against the racist terrorism of the Jim Crow South."--container.
1 videocassette (53 min.)
MEDIA 2-7259
New Jack City 1991
Gangster film about a young, rich, smart drug baron who thinks he's untouchable, and the tough, street-smart cops determined to bring him down.
1 videocassette (101 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2761
The "New Negro" arts movement 1998
Between WWI and WWII nearly 2 million blacks migrated to Harlem making it an exciting and culturally rich neighborhood. Although there was still much bigotry directed towards blacks it was the first time that America saw the potential for major art to come out of a great black community.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
MEDIA 2-5111
No way out 1997
When a young African-American doctor operates on two white brothers brought in for gunshot wounds, it sets off a chain of violent confrontations between a vicious psychopath, his gang and the black community.
1 videocassette (106 min.) :
DANA MEDIA 1356 2-6200
Nothing but a man 198
Duff, a railroad section hand is forced to confront prejudice and self-denial when he falls in love with Josie, an educated preacher's daughter. Story centers around the young black couple as they struggle to live with dignity in a Southern community. The husband is unable to play the subservient role expected of him by both whites and blacks, and is branded as a troublemaker when he tries to maintain his self-respect.
1 videocassette (92 min.) :
MEDIA DANA 2-6426 445
Paul Robeson 1988
A videotaped play portraying the actor/singer Paul Robeson, whose political beliefs led to his passport being revoked by the U.S. government and his concerts being cancelled, virtually ending his career.
1 videocassette (118 min.) :
MEDIA 2-1248
Paul Robeson here I stand 1999
Presents the life and achievements of Paul Robeson, an athlete, singer, scholar and champion of the rights of the poor, disenfranchised and people of color.
1 videodisc (117 min.)
MEDIA 10-229
Paule Marshall 1994
"Paule Marshall, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, has said that the source of her art is the expressive talk she heard as a girl among the West Indian women in her mother's kitchen. Ms. Marshall...has written four novels and two collections of stories. On April 12, 1994, she read from Daughters and talked with Michael Silverblatt in Los Angeles."--Container.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
DANA 726
The Piano lesson 1998
In this story of an Afro-American family caught between their heritage and a dream for the future, the Charles family clashes over the fate of a magnificent, carved piano that carries their family's story from their days as slaves. Boy Willie wants to sell the piano to buy a farm--the same fields their family worked as slaves. But his sister, Berniece, refuses to part with it. For her, the piano is their very soul, a legacy of pride and struggle that symbolizes their survival as a family.
1 videocassette (104 min.) :
DANA. DANA 975 975
Pinky 1994
Pinky, a black woman who works as a nurse in Boston, finds that she is able to pass for white. Afraid her true heritage will be discovered, she leaves her white fiance and returns home to Mississippi where she helps her grandmother care for her employer, an imperious plantation owner. When she names Pinky heiress to her estate, the community rises in resentment triggering a sensational court trial. Subject of a landmark Supreme Court case in film censorship, this moving story became itself a battle for human rights.
1 videocassette (102 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3733
Porgy and Bess an American voice 1999
"A center of controversy over its portrayal of African-Americans since its debut, Porgy and Bess has thrived amidst a changing social climate for more than 60 years. This extraordinary program, narrated by Ruby Dee, chronicles the history of George and Ira Gershwin's uniquely American folk opera, set against the backdrop of America's turbulent struggle to resolve its racial inequities. Academic experts address the still-volatile racial aspects of the work, while octogenarian Anne Brown, the original Bess, and other illustrious alumni and noted literary figures including Leontyne Price, William Warfield, Diahann Carroll, and Maya Angelou are featured in interviews and eloquent performance clips."--Container.
1 videocassette (84 min.) :
DANA. DANA. MUSIC 1405 1405 441
Posse 1993
Western about a mostly black posse who do battle with a pompous, racist colonel, and a vicious white sheriff who wants to take over a peaceful black frontier settlement.
1 videocassette (113 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2760
Power of the African-American playwright 1991
Includes excerpts from Raisin in the sun, Purlie Victorious, and The colored museum.
1 videocassette (15 min.) :
DANA 1371
Praise house 1991
The visual images presented in this film illustrate "spirituality and the gift of artistry in three generations of African-American women"--Prologue.
1 videocassette (28 min.) :
MEDIA 2-5068
Present and future direction of African-American theatre 1991
Includes excerpts from the plays Fences and The colored museum.
1 videocassette (ca. 15 min.) :
DANA 1372
Putney Swope 1995
A comical satire which charts the rise and fall of a Madison Avenue advertising agency previously controlled by Whites which is taken over by Blacks who are dedicated to the downfall of the White Establishment. The picture is mostly a parade of vignettes, dealing with people and campaigns of the advertising world.
1 videocassette (85 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3589
A Raisin in the sun 1987
Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations.
1 videocassette (128 min.) :
MEDIA DANA MEDIA 10-90 1040 2-1415
Richard Wright, black boy 1994
The life and influence of writer Richard Wright are shown through interviews with his biographers and critics interspersed with dramatic scenes from his life and writings.
1 videocassette (86 min. 40 sec.) :
DANA. MEDIA 447 2-2620
Richard Wright writing is his weapon 1995
Discusses the life, work, and ideas of the black American novelist Richard Wright.
1 videocassette (25 min.) :
DANA. DANA 557 557
Robert Colescott the one-two punch 1992
Robert Colescott's artwork is viewed and discussed. Robert Colescott discusses aspects of his life as well as his artwork. Gallery owner Phyllis Kind, two art historians and an editor of ARTS Magazine discuss Colescott's artwork also.
1 videocassette (ca. 28 min.) :
ART 1
Sankofa 1993
"Sankofa, an Akan word meaning 'one must return to the past in order to move forward,' is the story about the transformation of Mona, a self-possessed African-American woman sent on a spiritual journey in time to experience the pain of slavery and the discovery of her African identity"--Container.
1 videocassette (125 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 586 2-2598
Scar of shame 1993
In no film was the racial theme more apparent than in this story about an ill-matched marriage between a black concert pianist and a poor, lower class young black woman. Secretly ashamed of her, the young man keeps his wife hidden from his socially-prominent middle-class mother. Despite the melodrama, it is a strong statement on the issues of class and the color caste system which existed within the African-American community, as well as probing questions of ambition and authority.
1 videocassette (90 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2348
School daze 1988
A music-filled, off-beat contemporary comedy that takes an unforgettable look at black college life.
1 videocassette (114 min) :
DANA, MEDIA 590, 2-664
Sharing the dream Brian Lanker photographs Black women who changed America 1992
Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Brian Lanker shares the elements of his two-year project photographing 75 great Black women. The program details how he obtained grant funding, gained access to his subjects and guided the work into both a book (I dream a world) and a show at the Corcoran Gallery.
1 videocassette (45 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2297
Sizwe Bansi is dead 1978
Discusses stylization, avant-gardism, black theatre, and realism using Athol Fugard's play Sizwe Bansi is dead.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 558 2-1762
Song of freedom 1994
Robeson portrays a successful concert singer in England who discovers he is the descendant of a West African queen whose tribe is now in need of a leader. He returns to the home of his ancestors; the island of Casanga off the coast of Africa. However, following his arrival conflict erupts over his claim to royalty.
1 videocassette (80 min.) :
DANA 595
Sonia Sanchez 1991
Sonia Sanchez, poet, teacher, and activist, reads from her books Homegirls and Handgrenades and Under a Soprano Sky, talks to students at Georgetown University, and is interviewed by poet Lewis Mac Adams.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
DANA 727
Sonia Sanchez wear the new day well! 1991
Sonia Sanchez, poet, teacher, and activist, reads from her books and tells about her life. The impact on her of the civil rights movement in the 1960s and the MOVE incident in Philadelphia is discussed.
1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3046
Sounder 1988
The story of a black sharecropper family's struggle in Louisiana during the depession. Paun Winfield in desperation steals food for his family and goes to prison. Cecily Tyson keeps the family together with love, security and strength while he is in prison.
1 videocassette (105 min.) :
MEDIA DANA 2-692 1010
St. Louis blues 198
A gambling, philandering husband cheats on his long-suffering, loving wife, and takes her money.
1 videocassette (15 min.) :
MEDIA D-252
Super fly 1992
Tale of a Harlem drug dealer, Priest, who wants out of cocaine-dealing but a drug kingpin does not want Priest to stop. He sets up one last big drug deal before he retires, but is thwarted by double-crossers, murder and revenge.
1 videocassette (93 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3185
Sweet Sweetback's baadasssss song 1989
A reverse racist blaxploitation film that has Van Peebles on the run from the police after he kills two cops who were beating up on a black man.
1 videocassette (97 min.) :
MEDIA DANA 2-1344 654
Swing 199
A musical with plot built around the music which is performed from Alabama to New York (Harlem).
1 videocassette (ca. 70 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2738
Ten nights in a bar-room 1996
Story of a well-respected man who avoids the local saloon until by chance he succumbs to drink and his life falls apart.
1 videocassette (72 min.) :
MEDIA 2-6199
That's Black entertainment 1996
2 videocassettes (ca. 106 min.) :
DANA. DANA 1190 cassette 2 1190 cassette1
That's black entertainment 2006
"That's Black Entertainment" is a fascinating three-part series that showcases the groundbreaking work of African American talent during the early years of Black cinema.
3 videodiscs (ca. 420 min.)
MEDIA 10-865
Toni Morrison a conversation with Toni Morrison 1992
This video introduces one of the most widely acclaimed contemporary American writers--Toni Morrison. A leading figure in the in the movement for a new multicultural American literary canon, she explains that "American literature is incoherent without the contributions of African Americans.".
1 videocassette (25 min.) :
DANA. MEDIA 388 2-1972
Toni Morrison a writer's work 1994
In this interview with Bill Moyers from the New York Public Library, Morrison discusses the characters in her work, the people in her life, the power of love, and how the invented world of fiction connects to life.
1 videocassette (52 min.) :
MEDIA 2-2965
Two gun man from Harlem 1938
A singing cowboy wrongfully framed for murder ends up in Harlem. He assumes the identity of a look-alike murdered gangster and joins a gang to catch the men who framed him.
1 videocassette (60 min.) :
MEDIA 2-6198
Uncle Tom's cabin 1987
Film adaptation of Stowe's novel about slavery in the antebellum South that fueled much of the abolitionist debate.
1 videocassette (108 min.) :
MEDIA DANA 2-3833 1030
Uncle Tom's cabin (2 versions, 1903 & 1914) the earliest verions of H.B. Stowe's classic 1996
The earliest film versions of Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic novel. Both films explore the story of Tom, Simon Legree, oppressed slaves, and life in the antebellum South. Music added.
1 videocassette (ca. 61 min.) :
MEDIA 2-6191
Underworld 199
A young Black man who recently graduated from a Southern college is presuaded to come to Chicago with a gambler. He travels in Black underworld circles, falls for a vamp and is framed for murder before finding a better life.
1 videocassette (83 min.) :
MEDIA 2-6195
Visions of the spirit a portrait of Alice Walker 1988
Explores the roots of Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker's Southern Black feminist consciousness through in-depth conversations with the writer and members of her family .
1 videocassette (58 min.) :
MEDIA 2-712
Voices of power 2000
This program examines the emergence of African-American women as popular and powerful voices of social conscience.
1 videocassette (29 min.) :
MEDIA 2-5308
Waiting to exhale 1996
The story of four African-American women who journey through a modern labyrinth of husbands and lovers, jobs and makeovers.
1 videocassette (129 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3084
Wattstax 2004
On Aug. 20, 1972, more than 100,000 people attended a concert that came to be known as 'the Black Woodstock.' Wattstax documents this historic event and includes the once-lost original ending.
1 videodisc (103 min.)
MEDIA 10-579
What's love got to do with it 1994
The turbulent relationship of Ike and Tina Turner eventually forces Tina to leave and find the courage to believe in herself.
1 videocassette (118 min.) :
MEDIA 2-3929
Zora is my name! 2003
Dramatiization of the life of Zora Neale Hurston, who wrote of the folklore of the rural south.
1 videocassette (88 min.) :
DANA 1813
Zora Neale Hurston jump at the sun 2008
A biography of African American author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston, the first black woman to enter the American literary canon.
1 videodisc (83 min.) :
MEDIA 10-1408

Family and Parenting DVDs

28 women a chance for independence : documentary c2005

Muriel Magenta, Pamela Hughes, Arizona State University, and Women's Studies Program

28 women volunteered to share their experience in this documentary. The scenario unfolds as these single mothers, who decided to enter a shelter, struggle to achieve self-sufficiency in a safe environment. The women describe their individual pursuits to construct a stable foundation for an independent family life. 1 videodisc (17 min.)

MEDIA 10-487

 

An American stepfamily c1992

The current patterns of divorce and remarriage are creating an estimated million new stepfamilies each year. This program examines the problems of conflicting loyalties and rivalries, dealing with the former spouses and the three ctegories of kids - his, hers, and theirs. 1 videocassette (26 min.)

MEDIA 10-5539

 

Babies 2010

Follows four babies from different parts of the globe as they navigate their first year of life. Features Ponijao from Namibia, Bayarjargal from Mongolia, Hattie who lives in San Francisco, and Mari from Tokyo. 1 videodisc (79 min.)

MEDIA 10-4038

 

Bathing babies in three cultures c2006

A comparative series showing the interplay between mother and child in different settings--bathing in the Sepik River in New Guinea, in American bathrooms in the 1930's and in the 1940's, and in a mountain village of Bali. 1 videodisc (11 min.)

MEDIA 10-4299

 

Big Mama c2000

Tracy Seretean and California Newsreel (Firm)

In Big Mama, a devoted grandmother struggles to raise her orphan grandson alone in southcentral Los Angeles.  She deals with her own failing health, discrimination, and a bureaucratic and legal system that continually threatens to intervene and force them apart.  This Academy Award winning documentary helps to shed light on the changing role of grandparents in society and the changing and diverse composition of the family. 1 videodisc (40 min.)

MEDIA 10-1096

 

Bonecrusher 2009?

Michael F Fountain, Michael Angelella, Writebrain Films, and New Day Films

In the town of Dante, VA, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, a young coal miner toils a mile underground. Despite the harsh working conditions, Lucas Chaffin takes fierce pride in doing the job once done by the man he loves more than anything, his father. Lucas' father [Luther Trenton Chaffin], nicknamed "Bonecrusher," was a strong, handsome man. Now he's withered and sick; coal dust has ravaged his lungs. As life slips away, his greatest concern isn't for himself; it is for Lucas' safety. Bonecrusher is an intimate and moving account of the love between a father and son and the powerful bond they share, a bond that is put to the test. 1 videodisc (72 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3516

 

Calavera highway c2008

Renee Tajima-Pena, Evangeline Griego, Armando Peana, American Documentary, Inc, P.O.V. (Firm), Latino Public Broadcasting (Firm), Center for Asian American Media, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), and Sai Communications

When Armando and Carlos Peana hit the road to return their mother Rose's ashes to Texas, they embark on a profound journey, confronting a past haunted by her estrangement from her family as well as the specter of their missing father. The latter's disappearance in 1954 coincided with the year the U.S. government launched Operation Wetback, a notorious program that forcibly deported more than a million Mexican nationals and Mexican Americans. Armando and Carlos travel through California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada and Texas to visit their five brothers, each of whom has been deeply affected by their fatherless childhood - Luis, a born-again Christian; Lupe, the brother who liked to party and drink too much; Raul, who turned down an art scholarship to get married; Robert, the eldest who quit school to go to work; and Junior, the youngest, and the son of Rose's deceased second husband. The brothers discuss their childhood in Texas, picking cotton in the fields and participating in a school walkout in 1968. As they delve into their pasts, they find unexpected answers to questions about their family and themselves. Through veritae footage, personal interviews and archival recordings, director Renee Tajima-Peana neatly explores the intertwining destinies of a complex woman and her seven sons. 1 videodisc (83 min.)

MEDIA 10-1806

 

Crossing lines c2007

Leena Jayaswal, Indira S Somani, Kathryn Barnier, Mareena Daredia, and New Day Films

"Crossing Lines is a film about an Indian American woman's struggle to stay connected to India after the loss of her father.... This film takes you on a journey to India, where Indira [Somani] visits her father 's extended family for the first time after his death."--Container. 1 videodisc (32 min.):

MEDIA 10-2038

 

Daddy & papa c2006

Johnny Symons, Lindsay Sablosky, Independent Television Service, Persistent Visions, and New Day Films

A documentary exploring the personal, cultural, and political impact of gay men who are making a decision that is at once traditional and revolutionary: to raise children themselves. Taking us inside four gay male families, this documentary traces the critical issues that inevitably intersect their private lives, the ambiguous place of interracial families in America, the wonder and precariousness of surrogacy and adoption, the complexities of marriage and divorce within the gay community, and the legality of their own parenthood. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA DANA 10-1829      2024

 

The double burden three generations of working mothers 1992

Marlene Booth and New Day Films

"When filmmaker Marlene Booth became a working mother, she searched for families for whom working outside the home while raising children was a way of life. She found three families--one Mexican-American, one Polish-American, and one African-American--who had labored as migrant workers, sharecroppers, waitresses, nurse's aides, secretaries, and teachers. The Double Burden celebrates these women as they tell for the first time their stories of love, labor, sacrifice, and tremendous pride."--Container. 1 videodisc (56 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3725

 

The evolution of dad 2010

Dana H Glazer, Alvaro Donado, Evolution of Dad (Firm), and Dane-Gramp Productions (Firm)

"We are told by American culture that fatherhood is important, but the real, underlying message is: "Back to work, dads!" The result: millions of people are growing up with absentee dads. What's worse is that so many of them are blissfully unaware of the damage done to their lives. How did this happen? What can be done about it? And why are the dads who are extra-involved with their families typically castigated as not being manly enough or sufficiently committed to their work? [The film] explores these questions and many more, cutting to the core of the most invisible, yet important, issues of our time: fatherhood." -- Official film website. 1 videodisc (94 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3726

 

Failure to protect the caseworker files c2003

Failure to protect, the caseworker files: Looks closely at the Maine Department of Human Services. Failure to protect, a national dialogue: A Frontline/Fred Friendly seminar in which a panel of national experts as well as ordinary citizens explore a hypothetical case involving foster care. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

MEDIA 10-3543

 

Failure to protect the taking of Logan Marr 2008

Barak Goodman, Rachel Dretzin Goodman, John Hockenberry, Will Lyman, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), WGBH Educational Foundation, PBS Home Video, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

In January 2001, five-year-old Logan Marr was found dead in the basement of her foster mother's home in Chelsea, Maine.  The foster mother, Sally Schofield, was a highly respected former caseworker for Maine's Department of Human Services.  FRONTLINE examines the girl's short, troubled life. 1 videodisc (57 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3666

 

Farm song 2006

John Nathan and John Nathan Productions

Documents a family of rice farmers in rural, northeastern Japan over a one-year period. Explores how each member of the four-generation family comes to terms with his or her traditional role, with special emphasis on the role of the mother and daughter-in-law. 1 videodisc (58 min.)

MEDIA 10-781

 

Fatherhood USA: Dedicated, not deadbeat 2003, c2000

Marion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt, Yaphet F Kotto, Cine Qua Non (Firm), and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

More often than not, the media portrays young men in tough circumstances as "deadbeat dads." Presenting powerful evidence to the contrary, this program looks at fathers in Baltimore and Boston who are seeking to break the chain of negligence, abuse, and abandonment. Issues such as welfare reform and the need for counseling are addressed, along with the benefits of community support. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-266 v.1

 

Fatherhood USA: Juggling family and work 2003, c2000

Marion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt, John Shea, Cine Qua Non (Firm), and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Traditional role models of men portray them as providers, while women have historically been expected to attend to all domestic matters. This program features three men who, when forced to choose between family and career, chose their families. They discuss the implications of that choice, the impact it has had on their careers and conceptions of themselves as fathers, and the new opportunities that their non-traditional paths have afforded them. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-266 v.2

 

I love my kids an introduction to solution building 1996

Insoo Kim Berg and P. J. de Jong

Taped single session case with client that gives a clear example of how different realities get constructed through solution-focused conversations. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA. MEDIA. MEDIA 10-3736       1359 2-3644 2-5065

 

In America c2004

Jim Sheridan, Arthur Lappin, Naomi Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger, Djimon Hounsou, David Wike, Michael Sean Tighe, Declan Quinn, Naomi Geraghty, Gavin Friday, Maurice Seezer, Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh, Mark Geraghty, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Hell's Kitchen (Firm), and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

Told by 11-year-old Christy, a child wise beyond her years. An Irish couple bring their two young daughters to America in search of a better life. Christy and her sister, Ariel find New York's Hell Kitchen a place of magic where anything is possible. To their parents, it represents a place to begin anew. Carried by the girls' youthful hope and faith, the family finds the heart to live and love again. 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-348

 

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

 

Kramer vs. Kramer c2001, 1979

Robert Benton, Stanley R Jaffe, Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry, Nestor Almendros, Gerald B Greenberg, Avery Corman, Columbia Pictures, and Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)

When his wife walks out, Ted Kramer and his six-year-old son have a chance to really get to know each other. Then Ted's wife returns and she wants her son back. 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-1361

 

Latching on a film c2010

Katja Esson, Penelope Pictures, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

"After filmmaker Katja Esson's sister gave birth in Germany, she was able to breastfeed her baby anywhere and at any time. Returning home to New York, Esson found that breastfeeding was rarely practiced and largely unseen. Her documentary highlights the intersecting economic, social, and cultural forces that have helped replace mother's milk with formula produced by a billion dollar industry, and reveals the challenges and rewards for women who buck the trend. Latching On draws on lively first-hand accounts from mothers of diverse ethnicities and economic backgrounds, as well as candid observations by pediatricians, healthcare providers, lactation specialists, and the proprietor of New York's first breastfeeding boutique"--Container. 1 videodisc (36 min.)

MEDIA 10-1839

 

Love & Diane c2002

Jennifer Dworkin, Independent Television Service, Women Make Movies (Firm), Audiovisuel Multimedia International Production, ARTE France, and Chilmark Productions

This film documents one New York City family's struggle to become a family again. 1 videocassette (167 min.)

MEDIA 10-3044        2-6304

 

The love lab c2003

Jaime Hellman, Barbara Leibovitz, Sally Kellerman, John Mordechai Gottman, Discovery Health Channel, Leibovitz-Hellman Productions, Inc, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Goes inside John Gottman's renowned "Love lab" to see how one of America's foremst marriage counselors and his staff analyze and advise couples in marital distress. 1 videocassette (51 min.)

MEDIA 10-3029 10-3030        2-7016

 

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

 

Myths of childhood: Part three: Perfection 2004

Anna Gričve, Sarah Gibson, Wendy Hughes , Film Australia Pty Limited, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

In the era of psychology, contemporary parents have assumed responsibility for the emotional well being, self esteem and happiness of their children. But do parents expect too much of themselves and their children. Is it possible to have a perfect childhood? This video questions the ambitions of parents who strive to be perfect. 1 videodisc (56 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3670

 

Nobody's business 2009

"Alan Berliner takes on his reclusive father as the reluctant subject of this poignant and graceful study of family history and memory. What emerges is a uniquely cinematic biography that finds both humor and pathos in the swirl of conflicts and affections that bind father and son. Ultimately this complex portrait is a meeting of the minds - where the past meets the present, where generations collide, and where the boundaries of family life are pushed, pulled, stretched, torn and surprisingly at times, also healed."--Container. 1 videodisc (58 min.)

MEDIA 10-4696

 

Other people's children 2010

Beth Botshon and In The Red Productions (Firm)

There are thousands of women in New York City taking care of other people's children. Every day they arrive at households prepared to pick up where moms leave off. They're on the playground, at the park, in preschool lobbies with arms outstretched. They work long hours with no benefits to keep kids safe and parents happy. An intimate, eye-opening look at the lives of three immigrant women working as nannies in New York City. 1 videodisc (43 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3631

 

Out of the shadow c2006

"Filmed over five years, Out of the shadow chronicles the filmmaker's mother, Millie, who suffers from schizophrenia. With grace and compassion, this intimate film illustrates the painful complexities of severe mental illness and the woefully inadequate public health system set up to deal with it. A story of madness and dignity, shame and love, Out of the shadow illuminates a national plight through one family's struggle and helps to dispel the stigmas and misconceptions surrounding this harrowing illness"--Container. 1 videodisc (67 min.)

MEDIA 10-5140

 

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

 

Prodigal sons c2008

Returning home to Montana for her high school reunion, filmmaker Kimberly Reed (previously the school quarterback and now a transgender woman) hopes for reconciliation with her long-estranged adopted brother. But along the way she uncovers stunning revelations (including a connection to Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth), intense sibling rivalries, and unforeseeable twists of plot and gender that force them to face challenges no one could imagine. 1 videodisc (ca. 86 min.)

MEDIA 10-5623

 

Rue Cases-Nčgres Sugar Cane Alley  c2004

Euzhan Palcy, Darling Legitimus, Garry Cadenat, Douta Seck,  Joby Bernabé, Joseph Zobel, SU.MA.FA. Productions, Orca Productions, Nouvelles éditions de films (Firm), and New Yorker Video (Firm)

The teenage life and adventures of young José, who lives in a shanty-town on Martinique in the mid-1930s, comprises the body of this film. José lives with his grandmother and is well aware of the French colonial presence. He gets into mischief, learns valuable lessons on living from an old former slave, drinks too much one time, and even sets fire to one of the run-down shanties. Regardless of his pranks, José never neglects his education. 1 videodisc (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-803

 

Runaway 2001

Kim Longinotto, Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Vixen Films, Channel Four (Great Britain), and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Tells the story of a group of young runaway girls who are taken to a women's shelter in Tehran-Iran. The film focuses on the sufferings of young girls who struggle to free themselves from the tyrannical and abusive power of their families, mainly their fathers, brothers, and stepfathers. 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA 10-1497

 

La Vierge, les Coptes, et moi The Virgin, the Copts and me c2011

The filmmaker goes to Egypt, his country of origin, to film a documentary on the miraculous apparition of the Holy Virgin within the Coptic community of a small village outside of Cairo. Sounds simple enough. But when family, friends and events start changing his plans, Namir must rethink his original concept and change the tone and style to a film-within-a-film where he is both director and subject. Against the wishes of his mother, played by the filmmaker's real mother, he decides to actually stage an apparition of the Virgin Mary and starts mixing documentary, autobiography and fiction to  hilarious effects. 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-5597 10-5598

 

Wo ai ni Mommy I love you, Mommy c2009

Stephanie Wang-Breal, Judith Helfand, Jean Tsien, Gigi Wong, Amanda Baden, Paul Goldman, American Documentary, Inc, P.O.V. (Firm), Diverse Voices Project, Center for Asian American Media, Eye Wang Pictures, and New Day Films

"Winner of 3 Grand Jury Prizes, Wo Ai Ni Mommy (I Love You, Mommy) is an intimate and honest film about an eight-year old Chinese adoptee's journey from Guangzhou, China to Long Island, New York. Fang Sui Yong, aka Faith Sadowsky, was abandoned at age 2, lived in an orphanage, and then was taken in by a loving Chinese foster family. Sui Yong's life is suddenly upended when she is adopted by the Sadowskys, a Jewish family in New York. Over the next 17 months, we witness Sui Yong's struggle to adapt to her new life in America and watch her slowly lose ties to everything she knew and loved in China."-- Container. 1 videodisc (75 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2388

Family and Parenting

 

21st century sons and mothers 2004

Debbie Shuter, Adam Tysoe, Nicholas Farrell, Discovery Channel University, Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Discovery Networks Europe, Insight Films (Firm), and Discovery Communications, Inc

Program presents both scientific and anecdotal evidence to illustrate the dynamics of the mother/son relationship. 1 videodisc (48 min.)

DANA 253

 

28 women a chance for independence : documentary c2005

Muriel Magenta, Pamela Hughes, Arizona State University, and Women's Studies Program

28 women volunteered to share their experience in this documentary. The scenario unfolds as these single mothers, who decided to enter a shelter, struggle to achieve self-sufficiency in a safe environment. The women describe their individual pursuits to construct a stable foundation for an independent family life. 1 videodisc (17 min.)

MEDIA 10-487

 

37 stories about leaving home c1997

Shelly Silver and National Asian American Telecommunications Association

This documentary examines the relationships among grandmothers, mothers and daughters in Japan through interviews. Interwoven throughout is a Japanese folk tale. 1 videocassette (52min.)

MEDIA 2-6818

 

5 girls 2001

Maria Finitzo, Kartemquin Films, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Follows five young teenage girls going to schools in Chicago. Looks at their family life, their behavior at home and school, and their friendships and other relationships. 1 videocassette (ca. 113 min.)

MEDIA 2-7334

 

The African-American family 1992

Gene A Davis, Danny Glover, and Esther Rolle

"An insightful study of the tradition of family and its importance to the Black community."--Container. 1 videocassette (93 min)

DANA 849

 

The Africans. Program 2, A legacy of lifestyles  1986

Ali Al'Amin Mazrui

What constitutes "family" in African culture? This segment examines matrilineal, patrilineal, and polygamous traditions as well as the impact of modern cities on family ties. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA  2-1165

 

American family revisited 1990, 1983

Susan Raymond and Alan Raymond

Presents a documentary follow-up on the Loud family of South Dakota and their reflections on being the subjects of a twelve-hour television documentary ten years ago. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-3812

 

An American love story 1999

Jennifer Fox, Bill Sims, Karen Wilson-Sims , Cicily Wilson-Sims, and Chaney Wilson-Sims

Documentary condensed from 1000 hours of filming the bi-racial Wilson Sims family: Karen Wilson, a white woman, Bill Sims, a black man, and their two daughters--daughter Cicily's entrance to college, her semester in Nigeria, and job search, daughter Chaney's first date, Karen Wilson's solitary visit to her mother, and ill health, Bill Simms' visit to his past life, and career struggles, and, 25 years after their first meeting, Karen and Bill's decision to attend her high school reunion to face people who have ostracized them in the past. 5 videocassettes  (ca. 500 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 2-5071 cassette 1 2-5071 cassette 1 2-5072 cassette 2 2-5072 cassette 2 2-5073 cassette 3 2-5073 cassette 3 2-5074 cassette 4 2-5074 cassette 4 2-5075 cassette 5 2-5075 cassette 5

 

Arab diaries: Episode 5: Home c2000

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

Focuses on one extraordinary young Moroccan woman's first-person story, in which she confronts her family and their servants about the relationships between them over the years. 1 videocassette (26 min.)

MEDIA 2-6727

 

Baby love 2000

Carol Cassidy

Unintended teen pregnancy concerns everyone. A diverse group of teen mothers speak out on topics including love, virginity, sex, pregnancy, birth, parenting, their families, and their babies' fathers. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-5300

 

A Balinese family the Karmas' of Bajoeng Gedé 1952

Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead

A study of a Balinese family showing the way in which father and mother treat the three younger children - the lap baby, the knee baby, and the child nurse. 1 videocassette (ca. 20 min.)

MEDIA D-136

 

Bathing babies in three cultures 1988

Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead

A comparative series of sequences showing the interplay between mother and child in three different settings--bathing in the Sepik River in New Guinea, in a modern American bathroom, and in a mountain village of Bali in Indonesia. 1 videocassette (9 min.)

MEDIA 2-1994

 

Big Mama c2000

Tracy Seretean and California Newsreel (Firm)

In Big Mama, a devoted grandmother struggles to raise her orphan grandson alone in southcentral Los Angeles.  She deals with her own failing health, discrimination, and a bureaucratic and legal system that continually threatens to intervene and force them apart.  This Academy Award winning documentary helps to shed light on the changing role of grandparents in society and the changing and diverse composition of the family. 1 videodisc (40 min.)

MEDIA 10-1096

 

The Burk family of Georgia 1977

David Maysles and Paul Wilkes

Documents the daily life of a poverty-stricken family with 13 children, living in rural Georgia. Depicts the family's great pride and love for one another, and their overriding concern for keeping the clan together. 1 videocassette (56 min.)

MEDIA 2-5020

 

Calavera highway c2008

Renee Tajima-Pena, Evangeline Griego, Armando Peana, American Documentary, Inc, P.O.V. (Firm), Latino Public Broadcasting (Firm), Center for Asian American Media, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), and Sai Communications

When Armando and Carlos Peana hit the road to return their mother Rose's ashes to Texas, they embark on a profound journey, confronting a past haunted by her estrangement from her family as well as the specter of their missing father. The latter's disappearance in 1954 coincided with the year the U.S. government launched Operation Wetback, a notorious program that forcibly deported more than a million Mexican nationals and Mexican Americans. Armando and Carlos travel through California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada and Texas to visit their five brothers, each of whom has been deeply affected by their fatherless childhood - Luis, a born-again Christian; Lupe, the brother who liked to party and drink too much; Raul, who turned down an art scholarship to get married; Robert, the eldest who quit school to go to work; and Junior, the youngest, and the son of Rose's deceased second husband. The brothers discuss their childhood in Texas, picking cotton in the fields and participating in a school walkout in 1968. As they delve into their pasts, they find unexpected answers to questions about their family and themselves. Through veritae footage, personal interviews and archival recordings, director Renee Tajima-Peana neatly explores the intertwining destinies of a complex woman and her seven sons. 1 videodisc (83 min.)

MEDIA 10-1806

 

Caring 1991

Peter Montagnon, Patrick Lui, Anthony Quayle, and Mike Chinoy

The state institutions of China are explored--those institutions that take over for the family and neighborhood when someone commits a serious crime, or is seriously ill--along with how such groups make decisions and how the individual willingly accepts such decisions. 1 videocassette (29 min.)

MEDIA 2-2322

 

Celebrating the American family 1992

Greg Harney, Jill Eikenberry, and Michael Tucker

Takes a closer look at the most basic, most important and least understood human institution--the family. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-1862

 

The changing American family decline or transition? 1997

In this program students get a close-up of how cultural views on childlessness, unwed parenthood, divorce, and working mothers are affecting  the American family.  This program examines factors that have affected the  family since the industrial revolution. 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.)

MEDIA 2-5941

 

The Children of Sanchez 1978

Anthony Quinn, Dolores Del Rio, Melanie Farrar, Hall Bartlett, Cesare Zavattini, and Oscar Lewis

Sanchez is the proud patriarch of a poor Mexican family. The Sanchez clan has seen the worst of times, yet they have survived so long by sticking together. Now Consuelo, Sanchez' oldest daughter, wants to break away from the poverty and succeed on her own as an airline attendant. But Sanchez expects her to help him raise the three younger children in this single-parent, single-room household. 1 videocassette (103 min.)

MEDIA 2-1950

 

Choosing children 1985

Margaret Lazarus, Debra Chasnoff, and Kim Klausner

Provides an intimate look at the issues faced by women who become parents after coming out as lesbians.  Six families share experiences with donor insemination, nonbiological motherhood, adoption, and other issues. 1 videocassette (45 min.)

MEDIA D-157

 

Crooklyn a Spike Lee joint! 1999

Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly, Spike Lee, Joie Susannah Lee, Cinqué Lee, MCA Universal Home Video (Firm), Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks, Child Hoods Productions, Universal Pictures (Firm), and Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)

Director Spike Lee fashions a bold, flavorful picture of family life in a crowded but cozy Brooklyn neighborhood nicknamed "Crooklyn" by the Carmichaels, who experience one very special summer in their hometown under difficult but often wonderful circumstances. 1 videodisc (114 min.)

DANA 132

 

Daddy & papa c2006

Johnny Symons, Lindsay Sablosky, Independent Television Service, Persistent Visions, and New Day Films

A documentary exploring the personal, cultural, and political impact of gay men who are making a decision that is at once traditional and revolutionary: to raise children themselves. Taking us inside four gay male families, this documentary traces the critical issues that inevitably intersect their private lives, the ambiguous place of interracial families in America, the wonder and precariousness of surrogacy and adoption, the complexities of marriage and divorce within the gay community, and the legality of their own parenthood. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA DANA 10-1829      2024

 

Dadi's family 1988

Michael Camerini, Rina Gill, Michael Camerini, and James MacDonald

Presents an intimate portrait of several generations of women in a village family in India. Tells how they perceive their various roles, enjoy the benefits of family life, and cope with family crises. Attempts to promote international understanding and to break stereotypes of women. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 947 2-969

 

Daughters of dykes 1994

Amilca Palmer

Five daughters of lesbian mothers talk about their views and their relationships with their mothers and other people in their lives. 1 videocassette (ca. 14 min.)

MEDIA 2-5077

 

Dekalog The Decalogue 1999

Krzysztof Kie slowski

Presents 10 short films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. Each story corresponds to a commandment and centers on different residents of the same modern Warsaw apartment complex. The themes are the universal ones of love, marriage, infidelity, parenthood, guilt, faith and compassion and focus on the complexities of human relationships. 5 videocassettes (584 min.)

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The double burden three generations of working mothers 1992

Marlene Booth

Filmmaker Marlene Booth describes her own experiences as a working mother as well as the experiences of three families for whom working outside of the home was a tradition for several generations of women. 1 videocassette (56 min.)

MEDIA 2-3896

 

Families and crime 1986

If parents are criminal, it is likely that their children will be antisocial and exhibit criminal behavior.  Discusses teaching parenting skills and programs where delinquents are placed in foster homes where they learn discipline. 1 videocassette (VHS) (29 min.)

MEDIA 2-394

 

Families first 1992

Bill D Moyers and Gail Pellett

A report on an alarming crisis in the American social services system and an examination of a growing national movement that has achieved success in keeping families in trouble together through the innovative strategy of working with them in their homes. This documentary visits families in Missouri, Kentucky, and Michigan, who are dealing with personal crisis--parental neglect or abuse, parental substance abuse, out-of-control teenage behavior--that threaten them with the loss of their children to foster care. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA 2-2392

 

The families we choose 1985

Cheryl Oamar and Lisa Pontoppidan

A look at how lesbian relationships force a reconsideration of the concept of family. Includes interviews with four very different lesbian families as well as conversations with other women about their notions on family. 1videocassette (VHS) (37 min)

MEDIA 2-245

 

The family album 1999

Alan Berliner

Using a collection of home movies as well as oral histories and family recordings from the 1920s to the 1950s, a filmmaker puts together a universal drama of family life. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-5956

 

Farm song 2006

John Nathan and John Nathan Productions

Documents a family of rice farmers in rural, northeastern Japan over a one-year period. Explores how each member of the four-generation family comes to terms with his or her traditional role, with special emphasis on the role of the mother and daughter-in-law. 1 videodisc (58 min.)

MEDIA 10-781

 

The father Surrender ; A barber's wisdom c2000

Gerum Zenebe, Binyam Worku, Abonesh Mengistu, Abubakar Siddique Mohammed, Issa Ali Said, Justus Esiri, Dokubo Hilda Mrakpor, Foluke Daramola, Joy Onwubuya, Maji-Da Abdi, Letebele Masemola-Jones, B. Nasra Hillal, Tajuddeen Adepetu, Ermias Woldeamlak, Celine Gilbert, Amaka Igwe, Manyazewal Endashaw, Paul Emema, Kilza Kahama, California Newsreel (Firm), M-Net (Firm), and MNET New Directions

Each of these three films offers a critical look at the relationships between fathers and their children in contemporary Africa. Surrender shows the traditional face of paternal tyranny, a father controlling his son's life. A Barber's Wisdom shows a modern father who compromises his children in his relentless pursuit of money. In The Father, the patriarch in question is ultimately the military dictatorship which terrorized Ethiopia in the 70s and 80s. 1 videocassette (87 min.)

DANA 1992

 

Fatherhood USA: Dedicated, not deadbeat 2003, c2000

Marion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt, Yaphet F Kotto, Cine Qua Non (Firm), and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

More often than not, the media portrays young men in tough circumstances as "deadbeat dads." Presenting powerful evidence to the contrary, this program looks at fathers in Baltimore and Boston who are seeking to break the chain of negligence, abuse, and abandonment. Issues such as welfare reform and the need for counseling are addressed, along with the benefits of community support. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-266 v.1

 

Fatherhood USA: Juggling family and work 2003, c2000

Marion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt, John Shea, Cine Qua Non (Firm), and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Traditional role models of men portray them as providers, while women have historically been expected to attend to all domestic matters. This program features three men who, when forced to choose between family and career, chose their families. They discuss the implications of that choice, the impact it has had on their careers and conceptions of themselves as fathers, and the new opportunities that their non-traditional paths have afforded them. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-266 v.2

 

Four families 198-?

Margaret Mead, Ian MacNeil, Fali Bilimoria , William Novik, and John Buss

A comparison of child rearing practices in India, France, Japan and Canada. Margaret Mead discusses how the upbringing of a child contributes to a distinctive national character, using as an example a year-old child in a family of a farmer of average means. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-1996

 

From Asia with love-- c2003

Sari Lluch Dalena and Newsreel (Firm)

A critical look at the proliferation of the mail-order bride industry in Asia and its representations of Asian women in the West. 1 videodisc (15 min.)

DANA 383

 

Grandparenting 199-?

Jean Rosenbaum and Veryl Rosenbaum

Two therapists, Jean Rosenbaum and Veryl Rosenbaum, interview grandparents on the complexities of grandparenting, especially with the changes in family relationships in recent years. 1 videocassette (30 minutes)

DANA 1090

 

The Hearth 1993

Stacy Keach and Kate Raisz

This program studies how the forms and functions of households vary from society to society and how the inffrastructure of domestic economy supports not only the family, but larger social groupings as well. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-1893

 

Heroes and strangers a film about our fathers 198-?

Lorna Rasmussen, Tony Heriza, and New Day Films

Discusses the place of the father in the emotional life of the family. Using stills, home movies, and excerpts from motion pictures, the filmmakers reflect on their relationship with their fathers. 1 videocassette (29 min.)

MEDIA D-79

 

"I'd hear laughter" finding solution for the family c1994

Insoo Kim Berg, Brief Family Therapy Center, and W.W. Norton & Company

Case reconstruction of two therapy sessions with a family consisting of an unemployed father, an angry mother, and a rebellous adolescent daughter. Berg uses the solution-focused brief therapy approach to show ways to build solutions where there are a multitude of seemingly conflicting agendas and problems in a family. 1 videocassette (105 min.)

MEDIA 2-6800

 

I love my kids an introduction to solution building 1996

Insoo Kim Berg and P. J. de Jong

Taped single session case with client that gives a clear example of how different realities get constructed through solution-focused conversations. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA. MEDIA. MEDIA 1359 2-3644 2-5065

 

If these walls could talk 1996

Nancy Savoca, Pamela Wallace, Demi Moore, Sissy Spacek, and Cher

This film features a portrait of how times and freedoms have changed.  (1952) A recently widowed nurse (Demi Moore) struggling to take control of her life.  (1974) A mother of four (Sissy Spacek) overwhelmed by trying to raise a family and maintain a career.  (1996) A young student (Anne Heche) making a decision with the help of one woman (Cher) that will change the course of both their lives. 1 videocassette (97 min.)

MEDIA 2-3687

 

Impact of transracial adoptions on the adopted child and adoptive family 1995

Joseph Crumbley

This video identifies how transracial adoption impacts a child's sense of self. It discusses the child's interaction with the adopted family and community and examines the family's reaction to the adopted child. 1 videocassette (54 min.)

MEDIA 2-6229

 

In America c2004

Jim Sheridan, Arthur Lappin, Naomi Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger, Djimon Hounsou, David Wike, Michael Sean Tighe, Declan Quinn, Naomi Geraghty, Gavin Friday, Maurice Seezer, Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh, Mark Geraghty, Fox Articles+ Pictures, Hell's Kitchen (Firm), and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

Told by 11-year-old Christy, a child wise beyond her years. An Irish couple bring their two young daughters to America in search of a better life. Christy and her sister, Ariel find New York's Hell Kitchen a place of magic where anything is possible. To their parents, it represents a place to begin anew. Carried by the girls' youthful hope and faith, the family finds the heart to live and love again. 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-348

 

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

Family and Parenting Cont'd

Janie's Janie 1972

Geri Ashur

Shows a welfare family in Newark, N.J. in which the mother must raise the children alone. 1 videocassette (25 min.)

MEDIA D-280

 

The Japanese family the lifestyle of the businessman 1989

Makoto Takakuwa

Everyday scenes are dramatized to portray the lifestyles of modern Japanese families including the traditional male-female roles  and the newer style of changing roles in the home. Also discusses the material goals of Japanese families and the educational goals for their children. 1 videocassette (35 min.)

DANA 839

 

Joint custody a new kind of family 1983

Josephine Hayes Dean, New Day Films, Filmus, and Josephine Dean Productions

Investigates the emotional entanglements, financial arrangements, and complex logistics coparents must resolve for the smooth, equitable management of joint custody. 1 videocassette (85 min.)

MEDIA D-417

 

Journal inachevé 1995

Marilú Mallet and Dominique Pinel

Focuses on personal experiences of an immigrant family from Chile and the problems and adjustments they experience. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA 2-6202

 

Joyce at 34 1973

Joyce Chopra, Claudia Weill, and New Day Films

Independent filmmaker and husband face new challenges when they become parents. Shows the struggle to adapt to the sudden stress caused by conflict of career, love and male privilege. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA D-405

 

Just Black? multi-racial identity 1991

Francine Winddance Twine, Jonathan Frederick Warren, and Francisco Ferrandiz Martin

Presents interviews with several articulate young men and women of mixed racial heritage. Each has one black parent and one white, Asian or Hispanic second parent. They share their views on their struggle to establish, acquire and assert a racial identity. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-2126

 

Kelly loves Tony c1998

Spencer Nakasako, Debbie Lum, Kane Ian Saeteurn, Nai Saelio,  National Asian American Telecommunications Association, and Independent Television Service

This film offers viewers a rare glimpse into the lives of two young people struggling to make their relationship work in the face of overwhelming obstacles like parenthood, gender, culture and education. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-7707

 

Kramer vs. Kramer c2001, 1979

Robert Benton, Stanley R Jaffe, Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry, Nestor Almendros, Gerald B Greenberg, Avery Corman, Columbia Pictures, and Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)

When his wife walks out, Ted Kramer and his six-year-old son have a chance to really get to know each other. Then Ted's wife returns and she wants her son back. 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-1361

 

Latching on a film c2010

Katja Esson, Penelope Pictures, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

"After filmmaker Katja Esson's sister gave birth in Germany, she was able to breastfeed her baby anywhere and at any time. Returning home to New York, Esson found that breastfeeding was rarely practiced and largely unseen. Her documentary highlights the intersecting economic, social, and cultural forces that have helped replace mother's milk with formula produced by a billion dollar industry, and reveals the challenges and rewards for women who buck the trend. Latching On draws on lively first-hand accounts from mothers of diverse ethnicities and economic backgrounds, as well as candid observations by pediatricians, healthcare providers, lactation specialists, and the proprietor of New York's first breastfeeding boutique"--Container. 1 videodisc (36 min.)

MEDIA 10-1839

 

Legacy 2000

Tod S Lending and Nickcole Collins

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

DANA. MEDIA 1619 2-5997

 

Life with dad c2002

Ray Harper, Jeff Haslam, Ethel Lesmain, James Sellers, Jerry Krepakevich, Bonnie Thompson, National Film Board of Canada, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

"This program provides an intimate look at the challenges of daily life for three single fathers and their children. Societal acceptance of single dads is also addressed, and questions concerning the concepts of maleness, fatherhood, and family are touched upon."--Container. 1 videocassette (44 min.)

MEDIA 2-7814

 

Listening to children a moral journey with Robert Coles 1995

Robert Coles, Buddy Squires, Barak Goodman, Stephen E. Jr Smith, and Lynne Thigpen

Child psychiatrist Robert Coles investigates children's moral development via case studies of eight children and their families.  In Part II, Coles leads a group discussion with parents and teachers in Raleigh, North Carolina. 1 videocassette (87 min.)

DANA 1536

 

Love & Diane c2002

Jennifer Dworkin, Independent Television Service, Women Make Movies (Firm), Audiovisuel Multimedia International Production, ARTE France, and Chilmark Productions

This film documents one New York City family's struggle to become a family again. 1 videocassette (167 min.)

MEDIA 2-6304

 

The love lab c2003

Jaime Hellman, Barbara Leibovitz, Sally Kellerman, John Mordechai Gottman, Discovery Health Channel, Leibovitz-Hellman Productions, Inc, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Goes inside John Gottman's renowned "Love lab" to see how one of America's foremst marriage counselors and his staff analyze and advise couples in marital distress. 1 videocassette (51 min.)

MEDIA 2-7016

 

Loving smacks 1999

Victor S Schonfeld and Jack Klaff

Noted psychologists discuss the myths, justifications, and effects of corporal punishment and present alternatives to the use of violence to maintain discipline. 1 videocassette (51 min.)

DANA 1745

 

Making divorce work a clinical approach to the binuclear family 1995

Constance Ahrons and  Stephen Lerner

 The binuclear family -- The first session -- Where the binuclear family gets stuck -- Dimensions of the clinical approach -- The third session -- The functional binuclear family -- The fourth sessionSimulated case illustration of divorced parents with two households that create one family. Examines why the entire binuclear family must participate in treatment and how each member affects the others. 1 videocassette (45 min.)

MEDIA 2-3369

 

Martha & Ethel 1995

Jyll Johnstone, Martha Kneifel, and Ethel Edwards

Through riveting interviews, vintage photographs, home movies and newsreel footage, Martha & Ethel chronicles the lives of two nannies and the upper-class families they served from the 1940's to the present. 1 videocassette (80 min.)

MEDIA 2-5452

 

Midwives, lullabies, and mother earth c1993

Tony Gailey, Julian Russell, Julie Kalya, 220 Productions, Australian Film Finance Corporation, Channel Four (Great Britain), Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Bullfrog Films, inc

Michael Odent, a pioneer of the natural birth movement, believes life-long health is greatly influenced by the mother during pregnancy and birth. He encourages us to abandon our old technical ideas of medicine for one consistent with the balance of all life. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-6720

 

Mother love 1960

Marriage & Family, Michael Sklar, Harold Mayer, S. S Schweitzer, and Charles Collingwood

Shows Dr. Harry F. Harlow in his laboratory at the University of Wisconsin as he studies the infant-mother relationship. Using a large colony of new-born rhesus monkeys as subjects, Dr. Harlow tests their reactions to a variety of unusual and inanimate mother substitutes in order to find the key to the bond between mother and child and to understand the effects of denial of maternal love. He demonstrates through these experiments that the single most important factor is body contact, holding and nestling, and further concludes that deprivation of this can cause deep emotional disturbances, even death. 1 videocassette (26 min.)

MEDIA  DANA D-85      1568

 

The mother, part 10 explorations in the sacred theme 1994?

Marta Noemi Bautis and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Explores the mythical figure of the mother from multiple viewpoints- documentary and fiction, Spanish and English, theory and experience. 1 videocassette (69 min.)

MEDIA 2-6367

 

Mothers, fathers, and babies 1994

Emily von Sarkozy-Kerner and J. Hermann von Wimpffen

Observes the role of breastfeeding in different cultures and its effect on the role of the father. 1 videocassette (26 min.)

DANA 1757

 

Multigenerational influences cultural patterns 1998

Kathleen M Galvin, Rhunette C Diggs, and Jon M Tullos

Discusses the roles of ethnicity and culture in family communications, family values, managing conflict and sharing affection. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

MEDIA 2-6227

 

My mother India 2001

Safina Uberoi, Filmakers Library, inc, Australian Film Finance Corporation, and Chili Films

Portrait of the filmmaker's family, her Sikh father and Australian mother, and her upbringing in New Delhi.  "What begins as a gently humorous portrait unfolds into a complex commentary on the social, political, and religious events of the anti-Sikh riots in 1984 which tore this family apart.  This is a powerful story of love and hate, exile and belonging, loss of identity and return to faith"--Container. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-6286

 

My mother, my father c1984

James Vanden Bosch, Terra Nova Films, Chicago (Ill.), and Dept. on Aging and Disability

Explores the issues involved in caring for elderly parents by focusing on the various ways in which four families are handling the problem. Includes interviews with parents and their families. 1 videocassette (34 min.)

MEDIA 2-7797

 

Nana, mom, and me 1974

Amalie R Rothschild,  Anomaly Films, and New Day Films

The filmmaker, who is considering having a child, examines the interrelationships between herself, her mother, and her grandmother. Raises questions about the nature of family relationships. 1 videocassette (47 min.)

MEDIA D-256

 

Nobody's business 1996

Alan Berliner and Oscar A Berliner

Oscar A. Berliner, father of director Alan Berliner, is the reluctant subject of this study of family history and memory. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-5958

 

Nuyorican dream 2000

Laurie Collyer, Julia Pimsleur, Katy Chevigny, John Leguizamo, Jellybean, and Robert Torres

Follows five years in the life of a New York Puerto Rican family struggling against poverty, drug addiction and incarceration, capturing the emotional immediacy of a family in a free-fall without a social safety net. It also celebrates elements of community life -- solidarity, sharing of resources, cultural citizenship -- which make day-to-day survival possible giving testimony to the central role played by Puerto Rican women in maintaining family and cultural ties. 1 videocassette (82 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 1616 2-5368

 

Perspectives on the family sd., ol. ; 1/2 in

Janet Freebairn, Marilyn M Friedman, and Michael J Goldstein

Designed for health care professionals. Describes the many diverse forms of the family. Discusses five family social science theories: the family development theory, the interactional theory, the institutional-historical theory, the systems theory, and the structural-functional theory. MEDIA 2-2036

 

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

 

Redwood curtain 1998

Jeff Daniels, Lea Salonga, Debra Monk, John Lithgow, Lanford Wilson, John Korty, Rick Rosenberg, Bob Christiansen, Rose/Chris Productions Inc, Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Inc, Hallmark Home Entertainment (Firm), Family Home Entertainment (Firm), and Artisan Entertainment (Firm)

A Vietnamese girl raised by an American couple struggles to find the identity of her natural parents. 1 videocassette (105 min.)

MEDIA 2-6866

 

Rue Cases-Nčgres Sugar Cane Alley  c2004

Euzhan Palcy, Darling Legitimus, Garry Cadenat, Douta Seck,  Joby Bernabé, Joseph Zobel, SU.MA.FA. Productions, Orca Productions, Nouvelles éditions de films (Firm), and New Yorker Video (Firm)

The teenage life and adventures of young José, who lives in a shanty-town on Martinique in the mid-1930s, comprises the body of this film. José lives with his grandmother and is well aware of the French colonial presence. He gets into mischief, learns valuable lessons on living from an old former slave, drinks too much one time, and even sets fire to one of the run-down shanties. Regardless of his pranks, José never neglects his education. 1 videodisc (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-803

 

Runaway 2001

Kim Longinotto, Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Vixen Films, Channel Four (Great Britain), and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Tells the story of a group of young runaway girls who are taken to a women's shelter in Tehran-Iran. The film focuses on the sufferings of young girls who struggle to free themselves from the tyrannical and abusive power of their families, mainly their fathers, brothers, and stepfathers. 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA 10-1497

 

Selbe en tant d'autres 1982

Safi Faye and Pierre Hoffmann

Due to economic constraints, women in Senegal are often left with the sole responsibility of raising their families. Depiction of one such woman's struggles under these trying circumstances. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

MEDIA 2-3878

 

Single parenting 199-?

Jean Rosenbaum and Veryl Rosenbaum

Noted therapists and authors Jean Rosenbaum and Veryl Rosenbaum interview parents and discuss conflicts and pratical solutions for today's parenting complexities. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

DANA 1103

 

Stepparenting 1993?

Jean Rosenbaum, Veryl Rosenbaum, Nadene Ellis, and David Lee Miller

Jean and Veryl Rosenbaum, authors of Stepparenting, interview parents and discuss conflicts and practical solutions for stepparenting. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

DANA 1102

 

The story of mothers & daughters 2004

Gary Weimberg, Catherine Ryan, Judith Leonard, Patricia Richardson, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Over 500 women were interviewed for this film about mother/daughter relationships. Their stories form a diverse tapestry of age and race, anger and understanding, sorrow and joy. Like the timeless cycle of motherhood itself, the program is arranged into basic sections: birth, growing up, separation, woman to woman, and death and renewal. 1 videodisc (46 min.)

DANA 242

 

Transamerica c2006

Duncan Tucker, Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan, Burt Young, Carrie Preston, Elizabeth Peana, Graham Greene, Belladonna Productions (New York, N.Y.), Weinstein Company, and Genius Products, Inc

A pre-operative transsexual learns that she fathered a child years earlier. 1 videodisc (104 min.)

DANA 412

 

Unfolding the laundry 1984

Salvador Minuchin

Pt. 1. Case discussed -- Pt. 2. Family consultation -- Pt. 3. Concluding reviewSalvador Minuchin's simplicity and sense of humor lure the dual-career family with five step-children into desiring the necessary change as he follows the family's lead in defining the problem. 1 videocassette (150 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-5294 2-5316

 

The vanishing family crisis in black America 1986

Ruth C Streeter and Perry Wolff

Focuses on the problems of Black single-parent families in Newark N.J.  In conversations with unmarried parents.  Moyers talks about patterns of teen-age pregnancy, the role of welfare, and the change in values among Black families. 1 videocassette (VHS) (64 min.)

MEDIA 2-243

 

We are family 1987

Aimee Sands, Susan Stamberg, and Dasal Banks

Film examines families with homosexual parents, with the focus on the well being of children.  Investigates three different family situations: one foster, one biological, and one adoptive.  Includes interviews with mental health professionals who discuss child development and research study results. 1 videocassette (59 min.)

MEDIA 2-3998

 

A wedding in the family 1977

Debra Franco and New Day Films

A documentary on Debra Franco's family the week before the marriage of her younger sister. Focuses on issues relating to marriage, sex roles, career expectations, and life choices. 1 videocassette (22 min.)

MEDIA D-126

 

When the bough breaks 2001

Jill Petzall, Deeds Rogers, Beacon Productions, Independent Television Service, Filmakers Library, inc, National Council of Jewish Women, and Saint Louis Section

This documentary looks at children coping with their mother's incarcerations and illustrates the policy gaps between the judicial and social service systems that are supposed to serve these children. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 2-6315

 

Who cares for the children? 1988

David Davis and Bobbie Baker

Through the eyes of the parents, children, and experts, "Who cares for the children?" examines the current child-care crisis. It shows that child-care costs are generally the second highest expense of the typical American family. With politicians joining medical and social experts in expressing concern about the child-care system, the film travels across the country showcasing model programs. Ranging from the corporate on-site care to programs to assist welfare parents, this film demonstrates the innovative solutions to the child-care dilemma that are available. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA 2-1100

 

Why can't we be a family again? 2002

Roger Weisberg, Murray Nossel, Ossie Davis , Public Policy Productions, Inc, and Filmakers Library, inc

Shot over a three year period, this emotionally wrenching story reveals the bond that develops between two brothers who long to be reunited with their mother. 1 videocassette (27 min.)

MEDIA 2-6502

 

Winnie Wright, age 11 2000

Winnie Wright, age 11 / Kartemquin Films ; by Suzanne Davenport ... [et al.] (1974, 26 min., col.) -- Now we live on Clifton / Kartemquin Films ; Allied Film & Video ; by Jerry Blumenthal ... [et al.] (1974, 26 min., col.) -- Parents / Kartemquin Films ; InterMedia ; a Project: Open Line film ; producers, Gerald Temaner, Gordon Quinn (1968, 22 min., b&w)Winnie Wright, age 11: Focuses on a family in a working class neighborhood in transition from white to black. Now we live on Clifton: Explores the feelings of children in an integrated neighborhhod undergoing gentrification. Parents: Examines the generation gap from the viewpoint of young men in a parish youth group. 1 videocassette (74 min.)

MEDIA 2-5323

 

Working it out the future of the family /Court TV ; producer, Julian P. Hobbs ; director, Jack Niesi 1998

Carol Randolph, Julian P Hobbs, and Jack Niesi

A panel of teens with audience participation discuss differences within families and its affects. 1 videocassette (46 min.)

MEDIA 2-6065

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