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LA SEŅORITA LEE

Asian-American Studies  Short Films  Directed by Women  Immigration 

In this prize-winning dramatic short, Jeanie Lee, a young Korean-American woman, pregnant by her recently departed Mexican boyfriend and about to be married to a dull, parentally-approved Korean doctor, is torn between conflicting cultural values.

SHEPHERD'S PIE AND SUSHI
SHEPHERD'S PIE AND SUSHI

Asian-American Studies  Cinema Studies  Cultural Studies  Women's Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

In 1993, Mieko Ouchi, a half-white, half-Japanese actress, began researching a documentary about her Japanese immigrant grandfather. Shortly thereafter, she was cast to star in The War Between Us, a feature film on the WWII internment of Japanese-North Americans, thus re-enacting a key episode in her own community's history.

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TIERRA Y CULTURA

Sociology  Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  Anthropology  Directed by Women 

Examines the recuperacion movement among the Indian communities in Colombia where an Indian rebel army is engaged in guerrilla warfare with a Colombian Army counterinsurgency force.

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LIFE AT THE SOURCE: THE ADVENTURES OF AN AMAZON EXPLORER

Anthropology  Latin-American Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Recounts the larger-than-life but true story of Arno P. Calderari--professional adventurer, jungle explorer, deep sea diver, treasure hunter and wildlife filmmaker-interweaving Arno's reminiscences with rare film footage of his many adventures.

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TALK TO ME: AMERICANS IN CONVERSATION

American Studies  Cultural Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women  Immigration 

This provocative documentary, blending interviews with archival footage, examines the nature of shared national identity and what it means to be an American today.

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MINOR ALTERCATION, A

African-American Studies  American Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Dramatizes a real-life incident involving a fight between two high school girls--one white, one black-and then traces in parallel fashion the response of the two families to the incident, revealing the real feelings underlying racial tensions as well as the existence of common interests.

GANDY DANCERS
GANDY DANCERS

African-American Studies  American Studies  Labor Studies  Music  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Features the musical traditions and verbal recollections of eight retired African-American railroad track laborers, whose occupational folk songs were once heard along the railroad lines that crisscross the South.

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ALL GOD'S CHILDREN

African-American Studies  American Studies  LGBTQ  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Shows how the Black Church has embraced African-American lesbians and gay men as dedicated members of its spiritual family.

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BLACK UNICORN: DUDLEY RANDALL AND THE BROADSIDE PRESS, THE

African-American Studies  Literature  Directed by Women 

Chronicles the life and literary career of a major black American poet, Dudley Randall, who has published six books of poetry and edited several anthologies of black poetry.

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UPON THE SHOULDERS OF OUR ANCESTORS

African-American Studies  Cultural Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the aspects of culture and heritage that African Americans have brought into the new millennium.

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NEPAL AT RISK

Asian Studies  Environmental Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines environmental problems in Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the world, where population growth, inequality of resources, and increasing tourism have combined to threaten environmental disaster for the Himalayan kingdom once touted as "Shangri- La."

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BINGO: YOU BETCHA!

American Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Examines the American subculture of bingo, a game played by some 35,000,000 Americans each week and which has become a big business generating an annual gross of $35 billion for the charities and religious organizations which operate the games.

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THE INTUITIVE FACTOR: GENIUS OR CHANCE?

Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Directed by Women 

Examines the psychology of intuition-that sudden insight into the truth or facts of a situation-showing how intuition figures in our everyday lives, from our dreams and family relations to business decisions.

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SPINNING OUT

Health  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Examines one of the most misunderstood mental illnesses, schizophrenia, and attempts to dispel the widespread misconceptions, fears and myths about it.

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IN THE HOUSE

Health  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Short Films  Directed by Women 

This short video features three autobiographical stories written and performed by teenagers in a children's psychiatric hospital.

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PAUL JACOBS AND THE NUCLEAR GANG

American Studies  Death & Dying  Health  Media Studies  Political Science  Directed by Women 

Profiles the journalist and political activist who exposed the U.S. government's cover-up of the health hazards from low-level radiation, chronicling this scandal from atomic fallout contamination of soldiers during early tests in the Fifties and Sixties to problems facing nuclear industry workers today.

CANCER WAR, THE
CANCER WAR, THE

Health  Directed by Women  Pacific Street Films 

This provocative documentary questions whether we are really winning the war on cancer, as the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society would have us believe.

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SUDDEN CHANGES: POST HYSTERECTOMY SYNDROME

Health  Human Sexuality  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the reasons for the high number of hysterectomies performed on women every year, the alternatives available, the side effects and after-effects. Includes interviews with doctors, other professionals, and women who have undergone the operation.

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ECSTASY UNLIMITED

Human Sexuality  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Examines the influence of the social and economic environment on sexuality, using an imaginative blend of situation comedy, documentary, songs, animation and narration.

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FRESH TALK

LGBTQ  Education  Human Sexuality  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Features thirty young men and women, ages 15 to 24, who share their thought-provoking, humorous and sometimes painful reflections on sexuality and growing up.

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