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BLUE AND WHITE
BLUE AND WHITE

Eastern Europe  Jewish Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Russia  Directed by Women 

Traces the struggles of five Soviet Jewish Refuseniks and their families, from the origins of their desire to emigrate from the Soviet Union to their recent resettlement in Israel.

VOICES OF THE CHILDREN
VOICES OF THE CHILDREN

Directed by Women 

Tells the story of three people imprisoned as children in Terezin, a WWII Nazi concentration camp for Central European Jews, many of whom were eventually shipped to Auschwitz and other extermination centers.

FROM SWASTIKA TO JIM CROW
FROM SWASTIKA TO JIM CROW

Sociology  Jewish Studies  Education  American Studies  American History  African-American Studies  Directed by Women  Pacific Street Films 

In the 1930s Jewish intellectuals who escaped Nazi Germany and immigrated to the U.S. faced an uncertain future. Confronted with anti-Semitism at American universities and a public distrust of foreigners, many sought refuge in an unlikely place-traditionally black colleges in the segregated South.

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SONS OF DERRY

Irish Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Portrays the efforts of two men-the Protestant Glen Barr, one-time political advisor to the Ulster Defense Association, and the Catholic Paddy Doherty, former spokesman for the Derry Defense Association-to overcome the bitter enmities of the past with imaginative solutions to the problems of Northern Ireland's second largest city.

NO IRISH NEED APPLY
NO IRISH NEED APPLY

American Studies  American History  Sociology  New York City  Irish Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Novelist Peter Quinn hosts this documentary on Irish immigration into New York City in the mid-nineteenth century. The video visits the NYC locations described in Quinn's novel, The Banished Children of Eve, combining historical photos from the 1860's with remnants of the buildings in the 1990's.

DAUGHTERS OF THE TROUBLES: BELFAST STORIES
DAUGHTERS OF THE TROUBLES: BELFAST STORIES

Irish Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

This documentary offers first-person accounts of the lives of two working-class Belfast women told against the violent history of the last twenty-five years in Northern Ireland.

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HUSH-A-BYE BABY

Directed by Women 

This feature-length drama from Northern Ireland portrays a group of teenage schoolgirls (starring Emer McCourt and Sinead O'Connor) at a convent school, giddy with excitement over their discovery of boys and a newfound sense of sexuality, and the emotional turmoil and social isolation one of them experiences when she must deal with an unexpected pregnancy.

UNDER THE HAWTHORN TREE
UNDER THE HAWTHORN TREE

Irish Studies  Directed by Women 

This feature-length film dramatizes the experiences of three Irish children during the Great Potato Famine of 1845.

ARE WE WINNING, MOMMY?: america and the cold war
ARE WE WINNING, MOMMY?: america and the cold war

American Studies  Media Studies  Sociology  World History  Directed by Women 

An incisive examination of the historical roots of the Cold War and its effects on American life.

WE PUT HER THERE: THE CONTRIBUTORS
WE PUT HER THERE: THE CONTRIBUTORS

American History  American Studies  Architecture  Labor Studies  New York City  Sociology  Urban Studies  Directed by Women 

From the first concept to the final rivet, The Statue of Liberty was the creation of volunteers. Strange to say, no government was involved. This documentary tells the exciting story of who was involved: hundreds of thousands of ordinary citizens from all walks of life, even children, gave their small earnings to realize Miss Liberty, first in France and then in the U.S. It took 14 years to consummate.

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GOD, GAYS AND THE GOSPEL

AIDS  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  LGBTQ  Directed by Women 

Tells the story of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, a Christian church with a special outreach to gays and lesbians. The video discusses the church's philosophy and programs, as well as the Bible's views of homosexuality, AIDS and prejudice, and Christianity's traditional sexism.

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART
STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

Academy Award Winners & Nominees  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  LGBTQ  Family Relations  Directed by Women 

An emotionally moving account of the issues parents face in coming to terms with having a lesbian or gay child, offering a powerful presentation of parents' struggles with society's traditional homophobia and the misinformation and fear about the so-called "Gay Agenda" cultivated by the Radical Right.

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IT'S OUR BABY

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

Examines nurse-midwifery as a significant and increasingly popular alternative to traditional hospital childbirth methods.

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THROUGH YOUNG PEOPLE'S EYES

Family Relations  Latino Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

An insightful documentary portrait of young black and Hispanic teenagers, primarily girls, growing up in a poor urban neighborhood.

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WOMEN IN BLACK (by claudia sherwood)

Religion & Spirituality  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Growing up Catholic has had a strong impact on many people. This kaleidoscope of baby boomers' memories features adults describing, with a sense of humor and a sense of survival, childhood experiences of physical and psychological punishment during their education by Catholic nuns, especially in the Fifties and Sixties.

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WHITE JUSTICE

Criminal & Law  Native American Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the impact of the Canadian criminal justice system on the Inuit Indians in northern Quebec which involves the imposition on them of an alien culture, language and value system.

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THROUGH THE WIRE

American Studies  Criminal & Law  Psychology & Psychiatry  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Reveals the shocking conditions at the Female High Security Unit at the federal prison in Lexington, Kentucky, where three women political prisoners, currently serving sentences ranging from thirty-five to fifty-eight years in solitary confinement, have been subjected to psychological experimentation (including sensory deprivation and constant video surveillance) and other forms of cruel and unusual punishment.

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HOMEBOYS

American Studies  Chicano Studies  Latino Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Depicts life in Cuatro Flats, a housing project in East Los Angeles, as seen through the eyes of Chicano gang members, or "homeboys."

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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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ALTERNATE ROUTE

Business  Directed by Women 

This documentary profiles the young owners of businesses, from fish to fashion, as they deal with the ups and downs of running their companies and their lives.

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