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PERSISTENT WOMEN ARTISTS
PERSISTENT WOMEN ARTISTS

Art History  African-American Studies  Asian-American Studies  American Studies  Cultural Studies  Women's Studies  Native American Studies  Sociology 

In this video, artist and art educator Betty LaDuke presents the lives and work of three American women artists of diverse heritages—Lois Mailou Jones, Mine Okubo, and Pablita Velarde.

THE ART OF RESISTANCE
THE ART OF RESISTANCE

Art History  Chicano Studies  Cultural Studies  Latino Studies  Media Studies  Photography  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Surveys the contemporary Chicano art movement by tracing its development during the height of Chicano political activism in the late Sixties and Seventies, blending archival footage with interviews with the artists and samples of their work, including photographs, murals, graphics, films, paintings, and ephemeral art.

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K. MALEVICH: TRANSFIGURATION

Russia  Eastern Europe  Art History 

Kasimir Malevich (1878-1935), a Russian painter best known for his founding in 1913 of the Suprematism movement, is one of the founding fathers of the avant-garde. This video portrays the vision of this innovative artist whose aesthetic ideas revolutionized customary perceptions of the fine arts.

120 WOOSTER STREET
120 WOOSTER STREET

Art History  African-American Studies  New York City  Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

This video profiles Frederick Brown, one of America’s most prolific expressionist painters, whose Soho loft studio in New York served as a gathering place for artists, musicians, writers, dancers and other creative personalities during the Sixties and Seventies.

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STILL LIFE GIVING: A JOURNEY INTO OUTSIDER ART

Art History  Sociology 

This documentary takes a look at another side of the art world, its brilliance sometimes hiding behind ragged edges and everyday innocence.

PUPPETRY: WORLDS OF IMAGINATION
PUPPETRY: WORLDS OF IMAGINATION

Performing Arts  Music  Dance  Art History 

This documentary surveys the revolutionary new developments in American puppet theater, profiling many of puppetry’s most imaginative contemporary artists.

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IF THESE WALLS COULD SPEAK!: MURAL PAINTING IN BELFAST

Sociology  Irish Studies  Cultural Studies  Art History  Directed by Women 

This documentary examines the tradition of both the Catholic/Nationalist and Protestant/Loyalist communities in Northern Ireland of painting huge murals on building walls, both as a way to celebrate cultural heroes or commemorate significant historical events as well as to demarcate their respective neighborhoods.

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DISGRACED MONUMENTS

World History  Sociology  Political Science  Eastern Europe  Art History  Russia  Directed by Women 

Featuring rare archival footage and interviews with sculptors, art historians, gallery and museum directors, this video examines how monuments connect us with the past, how they are destroyed and new ones raised at times of social cataclysm, and how every turning point in society has begun history anew in a struggle with old monuments.

ERITREA
ERITREA

African Studies  Architecture  Art History  Sociology  Urban Studies  Directed by Women 

For nearly thirty years, in the longest ongoing war in Africa, the Eritrean people waged a bitter struggle against the occupying forces of the Ethiopian government, which were armed by the Soviet Union and Israel.

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IN THE LAND OF THE TOTEM POLES

Art History  Cultural Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Native American Studies 

This video examines the work of Native American artists in the Pacific Northwest and how their wood carvings of totem poles, ceremonial masks and sculptures is part of a broader cultural renaissance.

FAMINE SHIP
FAMINE SHIP

Art History  Irish Studies 

Filmed over a two-year period, this video traces the creation of sculptor John Behan's "Famine Ship," a large bronze sculpture commissioned by the Irish Government in 1997 to commemorate the famine of 1845-47.

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CHICANO PARK

American Studies  Art History  Chicano Studies  Cultural Studies  Latino Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Chronicles the history of Chicano Park, famous for its giant murals painted on freeway pillars, which became the focus for the revitalization of San Diego's Chicano community in the 1970s and '80s.

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BROTHER BREAD, SISTER PUPPET

American Studies  Art History  Performing Arts  Children & Young Adult 

The Bread and Puppet Theater has become famous in America over the last thirty years for its street theater and political satire utilizing giant papier-mâche puppets, masks and twelve foot high stilt walkers.

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AMERICA AND LEWIS HINE

American Studies  Art History  Photography  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Portrays the life of America's pioneer social photographer, Lewis Hine (1874-1940), who recorded the waves of immigration around the turn of the century and the development of industrial America during the first four decades of the 20th century, from the sweatshops of New York's Lower East Side to the mines, mills and factories across the nation. The video blends Hine's photos with historical footage and interviews.



THE OTHER HALF REVISITED: THE LEGACY OF JACOB RIIS
THE OTHER HALF REVISITED: THE LEGACY OF JACOB RIIS

American Studies  American History  Media Studies  Photography  Art History  Pacific Street Films 

More than 100 years ago, in his journalism and his influential book, How the Other Half Lives, photojournalist Jacob Riis dramatically portrayed issues of homelessness, poverty, crime, public health, and race relations in America.

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DALI FOR A DOLLAR, A

Short Films  Art History 

Examining issues surrounding the mass production or `democratization' of art, this documentary shows the making of a lithograph and reveals three cardinal rules for identifying an original print.

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LEARNING TO PAINT WITH CAROLYN BERRY (Series)

Art History  Children & Young Adult 

Featuring professional art instructor Carolyn Berry, this series is designed for students, hobbyists, amateur painters, and professionals eager for tips on new techniques.

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SPRAY PAINT

American Studies  Art History  Short Films 

Profiles San Francisco painter and muralist Scott Williams who uses stencils and Krylon to appropriate images from movies, TV, magazines, advertising, and other pop culture sources.

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HAVANA POSTMODERN: THE NEW CUBAN ART

Art History  Latin-American Studies  Spanish Language 

Examines the new Cuban art movement and its social and cultural roots, featuring interviews with artists and students at Cuba's top art school, who discuss Cuban national identity, censorship and self-expression, and how one makes a living as an artist in a socialist society.

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ALAN BEAN: ART OFF THIS EARTH

Short Films  American Studies  Art History  Physical Science  Science 

Profiles Alan Bean, the Apollo XII astronaut who in November 1969 became the fourth man to set foot on the moon, and who later turned to painting to share the vision he brought back from space.

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