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THE RETURN: THE N'DEUP HEALING CEREMONY

African Studies  Health  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Documents an African approach to treating mental-health issues by showing the communal healing process used by the Wolof in Senegal.

PORRAIMOS: EUROPE'S GYPSIES IN THE HOLOCAUST
PORRAIMOS: EUROPE'S GYPSIES IN THE HOLOCAUST

Sociology  Jewish Studies  Health  Europe  Eastern Europe  Directed by Women 

This historical video chronicles the Roma (Gypsy) Holocaust—Porraimos, or "the devouring." It is the first American documentary to expose how the pseudo-science of eugenics was used to persecute not only Jews, but also Gypsies.

LOS PASTORES
LOS PASTORES

Religion & Spirituality  Performing Arts  Latino Studies  Cultural Studies  Directed by Women 

Portrays the revival of Los Pastores (The Shepherd's Play), an ancient Christmas morality play that has long been part of Hispanic folk traditions in the American Southwest.

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ON THE BORDER

Children & Young Adult  Sociology  African Studies  Directed by Women 

The human tragedy caused by the widespread use of land mines in warfare is a growing problem throughout the world today. Children are especially susceptible to being maimed or killed by stepping on anti-personnel weapons buried during military conflicts many years ago. This documentary is a case study of the problem.

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THE MOST UNKNOWABLE THING

Sociology  LGBTQ  Human Sexuality  AIDS  Directed by Women 

In this unusual family portrait, filmmaker Mary Patierno focuses on her gay brother, David, recording significant events during the last years of his life. Shot over a period of five years,, the video portrays David's relationship with his gay lover, Carlos, their breakup, Carlos's falling ill with AIDS, followed by David's surprising decision to marry Connie, his female chiropractor, and become stepfather to her two children.

LUBOML: MY HEART REMEMBERS
LUBOML: MY HEART REMEMBERS

Sociology  Jewish Studies  Eastern Europe  Directed by Women 

This historical video uses rare film footage, an extensive collection of archival photos, and interviews with former residents to re-create the fabric of daily life in the predominantly Jewish market town, or shtetl, of Luboml in prewar Poland.

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LOSING IT

Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Disabilities  Directed by Women 

This feature-length, cross-cultural documentary, filmed on four continents, explores the lives of people who are living with physical disability, revealing their aspirations and realities

LEGACY OF THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST
LEGACY OF THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST

Sociology  Political Science  Cinema Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

This documentary, hosted and narrated by Burt Lancaster, examines the effects of the highly publicized investigation of the motion picture industry by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC), which began in 1947.

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IRAQ: VOICES FROM THE STREETS

Sociology  Political Science  Islamic Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Directed by Women 

Joins a U.S. congressional delegation, led by Congressman Nick Rahall (D-West Virginia) and former South Dakota Senator James Abourezk, that traveled to Iraq in September 2002 to meet with Sa'doun Hammadi, Speaker of the Iraqi National Assembly, and Tariq Aziz, former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister, to discuss the re-admission of UN arms inspectors in the hope of averting war.

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INDIANA ARIA

Performing Arts  Education  Music  Directed by Women 

Offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into one of the country's top opera schools, Indiana University's School of Music, where young singers prepare for one of the world's riskiest careers.

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IN AND OUT OF FOCUS

Sociology  Business  Cinema Studies  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

A documentary about women in the film business and how they balance children, love lives and career—or how they don't.

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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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HAUNTED LAND

Spanish Language  Sociology  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

In this feature-length documentary, two paths cross on a tortuous descent into Guatemala's tragic past: that of Mateo Pablo, Maya survivor of one of many massacres that took place during the country's recent civil war, and Daniel Hernandez-Salazar, Guatemalan artist and photographer, whose work deals with local human-rights violations.

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FREEDOM FIGHTER: THE STORY OF LIAN SHENGDE

Sociology  Political Science  Asian Studies  Directed by Women 

Offers a remarkable first-person account of the life of Lian Shengde, who was born during the Cultural Revolution in China, a time, as he says, "when millions of the people were organized by the Chinese Communist Party and its leader Chairman Mao to fight and kill each other.

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DANCING WITH MY FATHER

Women's Studies  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Family Relations  American Studies  Directed by Women 

What do daughters learn from their fathers about men? This video is an intimate family view of how adult love is often shaped by what a child learns at home.

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CLOSING THE OPEN DOOR: THE FIGHT FOR A COLLEGE EDUCATION

Children & Young Adult  Sociology  New York City  Education  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Tells the story of the Open Admissions policy at the City University of New York, the third largest university system in the U.S., with the largest minority population.

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BAD GIRL

Women's Studies  Human Sexuality  Cinema Studies  Directed by Women 

In a Los Angeles film studio, the cameras roll on an X-rated film, and in the director's chair sits a woman. In New York and San Francisco, companies created by women market hard-core videos to the female consumer.

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RUSSIA FOR SALE: THE ROUGH ROAD TO CAPITALISM

Sociology  Russia  Political Science  Economics  Eastern Europe  Directed by Women 

Tells the compelling stories of three Russians against the backdrop of the former Soviet Union's breakup and historic transition from Communism to Capitalism.

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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.

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MEMORIES DO NOT BURN

Eastern Europe  Peace & Conflict  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

Portrays a summer camp on a tiny island in the Adriatic Sea for Bosnian and Croatian children traumatized by the war in the former Yugoslavia.

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