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FICTION AND OTHER TRUTHS: A FILM ABOUT JANE RULE
FICTION AND OTHER TRUTHS: A FILM ABOUT JANE RULE

Women's Studies  Political Science  Literature  Human Sexuality  LGBTQ  Directed by Women 

Profiles the life and work of lesbian novelist, essayist, teacher and political activist Jane Rule. Blending interviews with archival footage and dramatic evocation's of Rule's writings, the documentary examines the author's lifelong interest in the intricacies and complexities of human relationships and communities, her continuing involvement in the struggle against censorship, and her conviction that we must all be able to live and love truthfully.

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SCANDALIZE MY NAME

Urban Studies  Sociology  Political Science  Performing Arts  New York City  Cultural Studies  American Studies  African-American Studies  Directed by Women 

Scandalize My Name examines the way Red Scare politics were used to impede the emergence of African-Americans as full participants in the political, social, and cultural aspects of postwar American life. Because television was born into this era and adopted the political attitudes of the time, the story is told through the confrontations of African-American performers with blacklists, loyalty oaths, and discrimination in casting.

VERSO NEGRO: Black Verse Poetry of the Spanish Caribbean
VERSO NEGRO: Black Verse Poetry of the Spanish Caribbean

Spanish Language  Puerto Rican Studies  Performing Arts  Music  Literature  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

Featuring poetry performances that often resemble contemporary rap, this film examines an important aspect of Afro-Caribbean cultural heritage.

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A BAILAR!: THE JOURNEY OF A LATIN DANCE COMPANY

Sociology  Performing Arts  Music  Latino Studies  Dance  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Tells the story of Eddie Torres, who recruits the best of New York's salseros-Hispanic club and street dancers-and, with the musical collaboration of Tito Puente, molds them into a professional dance troupe.

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE: DANCES OF THE AFRICAN-GUYANESE
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE: DANCES OF THE AFRICAN-GUYANESE

Anthropology  Dance  African Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the cultural roots of traditional dance in Guyana and how numerous cultural influences have been blended in this multicultural society.

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TURNING DREAMS INTO REALITY

Short Films  Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  Cinema Studies  Directed by Women 

A profile of Fernando Birri, 'Father' of the New Latin American Cinema.

LYMAN H. HOWE'S HIGH CLASS MOVING PICTURES
LYMAN H. HOWE'S HIGH CLASS MOVING PICTURES

Short Films  Cinema Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the career of a traveling exhibitor who brought motion pictures to America's towns and cities when movies were in their infancy, from the early 1880s through the early 1920s.

WOMEN OF VISION: 18 HISTORIES IN FEMINIST FILM AND VIDEO
WOMEN OF VISION: 18 HISTORIES IN FEMINIST FILM AND VIDEO

Women's Studies  Anthropology  Sociology  Cinema Studies  Directed by Women 

Profiles a variety of women active in independent-feminist film and video, including production, distribution and education, whose work expresses a variety of political and esthetic viewpoints.

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LIGHT SITE-INGS

Sociology  Art History  Architecture  Directed by Women 

Documents the making of a public art piece that raises questions about the meaning of private and public space and the role of public art.

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