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MISGUIDANCE

Children & Young Adult  Women's Studies  Sociology  Health  Directed by Women 

This video, focusing on the experience of a frightened teenager, exposes the deceptive practices of so-called "Crisis Pregnancy Centers," which advertise themselves as women's health clinics, but which are actually staffed by anti-abortion volunteers who use misinformation and scare tactics to dissuade women from having abortions.

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IN BAD FAITH

Criminal & Law  Health  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

This video exposes the deceptive activities of so-called "Crisis Pregnancy Centers," which advertise themselves as women's health clinics. These Centers are not staffed by medical personnel but by trained anti-abortion volunteers who use misinformation and scare tactics to dissuade women from having abortions.

SEE ME: FIVE YOUNG LATINAS
SEE ME: FIVE YOUNG LATINAS

American Studies  Education  Latino Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Five teen-aged Latinas living in San Francisco's Mission District-most of them recent immigrants from Mexico or other Central American countries-talk frankly about their lives, from discrimination and school , to friends and family relationships, experiences with gang activity and violence, and plans for the future. Their comments are blended with footage of neighborhood life and other activities to provide meaningful insights into the everyday lives of young Hispanic women in the U.S. today.

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STILETTO

Health  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

This video examines the high-heeled pump and why so many women continue, despite the physical discomfort and damage, to wear these outrageous shoes.

STRIPPED AND TEASED: TALES FROM LAS VEGAS WOMEN
STRIPPED AND TEASED: TALES FROM LAS VEGAS WOMEN

American Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Since its earliest days, Las Vegas has depended on women. It's a city where the female body is more an object of commerce than anywhere else in America. This video goes behind the Showgirls mythos to tell the true story of real women who live and work in Las Vegas, the mothers, maids, wives, casino executives and showgirls, who struggle against the sex-object stereotype.

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HOUSING COURT

American Studies  Criminal & Law  Sociology  Urban Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the operations of the Bronx Housing Court which annually mediates some 125,000 disputes between tenants and landlords, including evictions, rent strikes and housing code violations. The film also explores the social and economic causes for the growing problem of urban housing decay.

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THE HEART OF LOISAIDA

Urban Studies  Sociology  New York City  Latino Studies  Criminal & Law  Architecture  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Depicts the efforts of Latino residents of New York's Lower East Side who have taken over their own buildings abandoned by landlords. Organizing themselves into Tenants' Associations, they undertake the repair and renovation of their decaying tenements and provide their own services.

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DELIVERED VACANT

Urban Studies  Sociology  Architecture  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Filmmaker Nora Jacobson spent eight years documenting Hoboken's battles over gentrification, from boom in the '80s to bust in the '90s. This epic, dramatially engrossing documentary features a real-life cast of long-time residents, newly arrived Yuppies, tenants' organizers, real estate developers, street people, immigrants from around the world, and local politicians.

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PASSIN' IT ON: 25 YEARS ORGANIZING THE NORTHWEST BRONX

Urban Studies  Sociology  New York City  Latino Studies  American Studies  African-American Studies  Directed by Women 

During the Sixties and early Seventies, banks, insurance companies, the City of New York, and many landlords drew a red-line around the Bronx and abandoned its neighborhoods. More than 12,000 fires burned each year, 300,000 people fled, and in the South Bronx 40% of the homes were destroyed.

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WAR LAB

World History  Sociology  Science  Peace & Conflict  Directed by Women 

A compilation historical documentary offering a critical look at the development of bombs and other weapons of mass destruction since WWII.

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YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE

Criminal & Law  Sociology  Urban Studies  Directed by Women 

Employing an imaginative mix of song and dance, narrative, documentary, parody, and a TV game show, this video examines urban crime in America and how the atmosphere of pervasive fear that envelops our cities encourages racial antagonism.

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GATHERING UP AGAIN: FIESTA IN SANTA FE

Sociology  Native American Studies  Latino Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the Santa Fe Fiesta, America's oldest continuous community celebration, which commemorates the Spaniards' "bloodless reconquest" of the Pueblo Indians in New Mexico in 1692.

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HOLY TERROR

Women's Studies  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Political Science  Criminal & Law  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the political activism of the religious New Right, focusing on their anti-abortion efforts. Combining interviews with scenes filmed at anti-abortion conventions and demonstrations, the video provides a revealing, inside look at the movement and its philosophy as expressed by its leaders as well as its rank and file activists.

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CLOSING DOOR, THE

Sociology  Political Science  Criminal & Law  American Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Examines U.S. immigration policy, its history as well as the current crisis, and shows how public opinion, human rights and political issues have historically influenced policy decisions.

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FOLLOW THE DIRT ROAD

American Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Examines the situation of communes-small, voluntary social communities isolated from general society which share a common ideology and social purpose-in the U.S.

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MY DINNER WITH ABBIE

American Studies  Political Science  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Completed shortly after his April 1989 suicide, this provocative and comic NYC deli encounter between Sixties radical-emeritus Abbie Hoffman (on the eve of his 50th birthday) and actress/filmmaker Nancy Cohen shows the self-proclaimed "Jewish Road Warrior" at his feisty, outspoken and humorous best. He comments on politics and youth in the '60s, '70s and '80s, men and women, food and sex, life underground and in prison, fleeting fame, midlife crises and death.

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RALPH NADER: UP CLOSE (30MIN)

Sociology  Political Science  Environmental Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

A biographical profile of America's leading consumer advocate and author who has been responsible for the passage of dozens of major environmental, consumer and safety re- forms.

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RALPH NADER: UP CLOSE (49 MIN)

Sociology  Political Science  Environmental Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

A biographical profile of America's leading consumer advocate and author who has been responsible for the passage of dozens of major environmental, consumer and safety re- forms.

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RALPH NADER: UP CLOSE (72MIN)

Sociology  Political Science  Environmental Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

A biographical profile of America's leading consumer advocate and author who has been responsible for the passage of dozens of major environmental, consumer and safety reforms.

BATTLE OF VIEQUES, THE
BATTLE OF VIEQUES, THE

American History  American Studies  Latin-American Studies  Political Science  Spanish Language  Directed by Women 

Examines the U.S. Navy's control and use of Vieques, a satellite island and municipality of Puerto Rico, as a military training, exercise and deployment base.

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