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WEIRDED OUT AND BLOWN AWAY

Disabilities  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Featuring interviews with five young career people who have disabilities, this film questions the general public's attitudes toward physical disability and our perceptions of the disabled as somehow either weaker or more courageous than the non-disabled.

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CAN'T HEAR YOU KNOCKING

Disabilities  Health  Music  Directed by Women 

Examines the dangers of hearing loss from listening to or performing loud music, featuring interviews with American and European rock musicians as well as rock music fans, sound engineers and audiologists.

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COME FEEL THE WIND

Short Films  Death & Dying  Psychology & Psychiatry  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

This short drama tells the story of Clara, a young girl who must learn to cope with painful emotions following the untimely death of her father.

AIDS IN THE BARRIO
AIDS IN THE BARRIO

Short Films  American Studies  Aging / Gerontology  AIDS  Health  Latino Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Examines the impact of AIDS within Hispanic-American communities, focusing on the specific economic, social and cultural factors which influence perception of the AIDS crisis, including macho attitudes about sexuality, traditional relations between men and women, prejudices against homosexuality, and the prevalence of drug abuse.

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AIDS BABIES

Aging / Gerontology  AIDS  Health  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Examines the plight of babies born with AIDS, focusing on the inspiring examples of dedicated caregivers such as Mother Hale, founder of Hale House in New York City, and Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-ross, filmed at her House of Peace in West Virginia.

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THE AGE TO BE

Aging / Gerontology  Directed by Women 

This video on the longevity revolution profiles pioneering seniors who are actively challenging stereotypes about retirement and a passive old age.

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TOGETHER AND APART

Short Films  Directed by Women 

When two former gay lovers meet again, years after one has apparently gone straight and married, they reveal, through song and memory-flashbacks, the feelings they experience during this reunion.

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REDLANDS

Short Films  Directed by Women 

When a singer reluctantly skips an audition and visits her retarded adult sister to break the news of their mother's death, she is forced to rethink her self-centered priorities.

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RALPH'S ARM

Short Films  Directed by Women 

Ralph is a very gifted and very self-centered piano virtuoso who has been having trouble with his playing.

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MASTER MISERY

Short Films  Directed by Women 

Based on a short story by Truman Capote, this film involves a young woman named Sylvia who encounters Mr. Revercomb, a mysterious man who buys dreams from people.

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FREEFALL

Short Films  Directed by Women 

A Yuppie corporate attorney, dissatisfied with both her job and her workaholic boyfriend, perks up when an old flame shows up on her doorstep.

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ASSURANCES

Short Films  Directed by Women 

A comic portrayal of contemporary attitudes toward marriage--including trust, true love, self-preservation, and male paranoia.

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AND ANOTHER HONKYTONK GIRL SAYS SHE WILL

Short Films  Directed by Women 

And Another HonkyTonk Girl Says She Will chronicles the odyssey of a farm girl who dreams of becoming a country music star. Along the road to Nashville, her quest for the American Dream descends into a perverse nightmare.

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BEST OFFER

Short Films  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

This short drama, from the director of Manny & Lo, dramatizes a 12-year-old girl's journey through that awkward age, when her fascination with horses is replaced by a new interest in boys.

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REIGN OF THE DOG: A RE-VISIONIST HISTORY

American History  Animation  Children & Young Adult  Short Films  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

This provocative animated film, featuring a voracious mongrel dog and an evocative synthesizer score by Kasandra Woodring, uses allegorical and documentary images, maps and texts to explore and deconstruct the history of the conquest of the Americas.

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DEAD END KIDS: A STORY OF NUCLEAR POWER

Performing Arts  World History  Peace & Conflict  Directed by Women 

A wacky, free-wheeling satire which examines key moments in the history of nuclear power, from the flowering of medieval alchemy in the 16th century, to the development of the atomic bomb, Hiroshima and its aftermath, and the cultural and political fallout of the Cold War '50s.

THE MAKING OF A MONOLOGUE: ROBERT WILSON'S <i>HAMLET</i>
THE MAKING OF A MONOLOGUE: ROBERT WILSON'S HAMLET

Performing Arts  Directed by Women 

Robert Wilson is internationally regarded as one of the most significant and innovative theater artists working today. This behind-the-scenes video, drawing on rehearsal and performance footage, reveals how Wilson created his unique one-man performance of Hamlet and captures the rich texture of Wilson's multi-dimensional theatrical style.

DARIO FO AND FRANCA RAME: A NOBEL FOR TWO
DARIO FO AND FRANCA RAME: A NOBEL FOR TWO

Europe  Literature  Performing Arts  Directed by Women 

Portrays the life and career of this Italian husband and wife duo of actors and playwrights, who are best known for their satirical and politically radical theater presentations.

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AMERICA AND LEWIS HINE

American Studies  Art History  Photography  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Portrays the life of America's pioneer social photographer, Lewis Hine (1874-1940), who recorded the waves of immigration around the turn of the century and the development of industrial America during the first four decades of the 20th century, from the sweatshops of New York's Lower East Side to the mines, mills and factories across the nation. The video blends Hine's photos with historical footage and interviews.



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STEFAN ROLOFF: FACES OF AN ARTIST AT WORK

Art History  Short Films  Directed by Women 

Profiles the work of Berlin artist Stefan Roloff, now a New York City resident, who has produced an immense variety of original, colorful and provocative art.

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