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COMEDY MIDDLE EASTERN STYLE
COMEDY MIDDLE EASTERN STYLE

Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  American Studies  Sociology  Performing Arts  Directed by Women 

Middle Eastern standup comics living in New York share their views on political issues and the prejudice they’ve had to endure since 9/11.

THE ANIMATED CENTURY
THE ANIMATED CENTURY

Media Studies  Cinema Studies  Animation  Directed by Women 

Animated hosts Professor Edward A. Elderberry and his disciple Horace, introduce clips from 160 films from 26 countries, and discuss the most significant animated films of the past 100 years.

WALTER ROSENBLUM: In Search Of Pitt Street
WALTER ROSENBLUM: In Search Of Pitt Street

Photography  New York City  Art History  Jewish Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

A documentary film about the life and career of noted photographer, Walter Rosenblum, covering his work with the Photo League, described by The New York Times as suffused with formal beauty and expressive power and tenderness.

GENERATION X: SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY
GENERATION X: SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY

American Studies  Sociology  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

Generation X: Searching for Identity focuses on The Content of Our Character project based at Duke University and its effort to spark conversation about values and leadership among our nation's 20- and 30-somethings – a generation often criticized as apathetic and self-absorbed.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: UNTOLD STORIES OF WWII (series)
WOMEN OF COURAGE: UNTOLD STORIES OF WWII (series)

Women's Studies  World History  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Women of Courage is a five part series based on true, untold stories of remarkable and courageous women who served in the Second World War.

MY GRANDFATHER'S HOUSE
MY GRANDFATHER'S HOUSE

Jewish Studies  Eastern Europe  Directed by Women 

A personal documentary that follows filmmaker Eileen Douglas's determined search to find her grandfather's house in Lithuania, the home he lived in and left behind in 1911 when he fled, at 16, from Kovno to America to escape the Tsar's Army.

DEAR GABE
DEAR GABE

LGBTQ  Women's Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Dear Gabe tells the story of six college friends – five female and one male, queer and straight, black, white and in-between, Jewish and uncertain, biological and adoptive-moms – who had children in their thirties.

COUNTERPOINT FOR HER
COUNTERPOINT FOR HER

Women's Studies  Criminal & Law  Sociology  Europe  Eastern Europe  Directed by Women 

Counterpoint For Her exposes the brutal reality of human trafficking. This eye-opening documentary follows several men and women intimately involved in the trade, including a local Bosnian girl who, while living in Italy in 1992, was sold into the trade by a good friend of her brother.

PASSIONATE VOICES: American Jews and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
PASSIONATE VOICES: American Jews and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Religion & Spirituality  Jewish Studies  Sociology  Middle Eastern Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

The film is designed to promote respectful dialogue on this divisive topic and raises questions such as: Do mainstream Jewish institutions foster dialogue, or silence dissent? Is there a room in this conversation for a range of ideas? If not, what is lost?

DANCE TO LIVE
DANCE TO LIVE

Performing Arts  American Studies  African-American Studies  Dance  Directed by Women 

The documentary tells the personal stories of the dancers at Philadanco, the Philadelphia-based African-American modern dance company, with sincere testimonials from young dancers.

NOT FOR SALE
NOT FOR SALE

Sociology  Puerto Rican Studies  Latino Studies  Urban Studies  Architecture  American Studies  New York City  Directed by Women 

Chronicles life on East Seventh Street in New York City and its transformations. Residents share their memories of what used to be an immigrant lower-class neighborhood.

BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT: CHRIS JACKSON’S JOURNEY TO ISLAM
BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT: CHRIS JACKSON’S JOURNEY TO ISLAM

African-American Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  American Studies  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Basketball star Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf caused a national stir when the NBA suspended him for refusing to stand during the national anthem because of his "Muslim conscience."

COMPANIONS: TALES FROM THE CLOSET
COMPANIONS: TALES FROM THE CLOSET

LGBTQ  Women's Studies  Aging / Gerontology  Directed by Women 

In this documentary about lesbian love, five elderly Swedish women, ages sixty to seventy-five, discuss their lives during a period when homosexuality was considered a perversion.

HER CHINA TODAY
HER CHINA TODAY

Women's Studies  Asian Studies  Sociology  Economics  Directed by Women 

This documentary is about five women in China from different age, social and economic groups whose lives reflect the lives of many women all over China today.

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STITCHING OUR FUTURE

Women's Studies  Sociology  Latino Studies  Labor Studies  Art History  Directed by Women 

This poignant and inspiring documentary tells the story of Coopa-Roca, a cooperative of seamstresses in a shantytown in Rio de Janeiro who, in an effort to provide an income for their families, design and manufacture women’s clothing and accessories.

THIS WAY OUT
THIS WAY OUT

LGBTQ  Sociology  Criminal & Law  Directed by Women 

Tells the story of three individuals who escaped persecution at home based on their homosexuality to claim refugee status in the United States.

POINT OF ATTACK
POINT OF ATTACK

Terrorism Studies  Sociology  Political Science  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Criminal & Law  American Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Point of Attack is a critically acclaimed, timely documentary that chronicles the post-9/11 racial profiling, large scale round-ups, detentions and mass deportations of Arab, Muslim and South Asian men as part of the government’s “War on Terrorism.”

PUBLIC MEMORY: A FILM ABOUT AMERICAN MEMORIALS
PUBLIC MEMORY: A FILM ABOUT AMERICAN MEMORIALS

Directed by Women 

This timely documentary encourages Americans to think more deeply about the importance of memorials on our landscape. In light of the continuing debate surrounding the September 11th memorial design in New York, it is an excellent opportunity for the greater public to rethink the meanings and motivations behind building a memorial of such historical significance.

THE AMERICAN DREAM: PUERTO RICANS AND MEXICANS IN NEW YORK
THE AMERICAN DREAM: PUERTO RICANS AND MEXICANS IN NEW YORK

Urban Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology  Puerto Rican Studies  New York City  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

This documentary examines two migrant experiences, one from the Caribbean and one from Latin America, which comprise an important part of the Hispanic experience in New York.

GIRL BEAT: POWER OF THE DRUM
GIRL BEAT: POWER OF THE DRUM

Women's Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology  Music  Latino Studies  Dance  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

This video profiles members of Banda Dida, an all-girl drumming and vocal group in Salvador, Brazil.

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