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ONLY EMPTINESS REMAINS

Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Family Relations 

This emotionally devastating feature documentary examines political repression and the situation of the 'disappeared' during Argentina's 'dirty war' in the late Seventies.

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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NOT ALL PARENTS ARE STRAIGHT

Children & Young Adult  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  LGBTQ  Family Relations 

Examines the dynamics of the parent-child relationship within several different households where children are being raised by gay and lesbian parents.

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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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EARLY MISGIVINGS: A FILM ON CHILD ABUSE

American Studies  Children & Young Adult  Criminal & Law  Family Relations  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

Examines the problem of child abuse and its root causes and shows methods of treatment and prevention. The film includes interviews with parents, doctors, counselors and other professionals, as well as former victims of child abuse, stressing the need for an interdisciplinary approach to this far-reaching problem.

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SHADOW CHILDREN

Children & Young Adult  Criminal & Law  Family Relations  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Urban Studies 

Examines the plight of homeless children through interviews with more than a dozen youngsters living on the streets of California's Bay Area.

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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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DOLORES

Family Relations  Latino Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Women's Studies 

This short drama on domestic abuse, based on extensive research with battered Latinas, focuses on a Hispanic family, showing how the father's machismo has intimidated both wife and daughter into continual fear of physical abuse and alienated the son who resents his father's authoritarian attitudes.

MEMORIES OF TATA
MEMORIES OF TATA

Family Relations  Latin-American Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Spanish Language  Immigration 

An intimate portrait of the filmmaker's immigrant Central American family-in particular the macho traditions of his grandfather-woven from childhood memories and family reminiscences, revealing how exaggerated expressions of male identity can cost a man the love of his entire family.

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FOR THE LOVE OF BEN: A FATHER'S VIEW

Children & Young Adult  Family Relations  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

Filmed over a period of four years, this documentary examines the emotional agony experienced by father and son when separated by divorce, distance and a protracted legal battle for custody. Interviews with a child psychologist, family friends, and babysitter, as well as the child himself (in periodic interviews at the ages of three, five, and six) reveal the psychological impact of this separation on the youngster.

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FAST TRACK

Children & Young Adult  Environmental Studies  Family Relations  Native American Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Urban Studies 

Examines the hectic lifestyles of "fast track" couples, members of the Baby Boom generation whose desire to succeed--at the office, in social circles and through their children's accomplishments--leads to living in a state of chronic stress.

MOTHER'S JOURNEY, A
MOTHER'S JOURNEY, A

Asian Studies  Family Relations  Psychology & Psychiatry  Women's Studies 

Chronicles the experience of 46-year-old Suzanne, an unmarried American woman who, desiring to create a single-parent family of her own, adopts a baby abandoned on the streets of China in the wake of that country's notorious population laws. Her emotional ordeal illuminates both the joys and problems involved in adopting foreign children and in being a single parent.

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ALCOHOLISM

Alcohol & Drug Abuse  Family Relations  Criminal & Law  Sociology  Children & Young Adult 

Examines teenage drinking and teenagers whose parents are alcoholics, including the consequences of alcoholism such as physical illness, emotional maladjustment, family breakup, domestic violence, fatal car accidents, and violent crime.

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DAD'S LAST FLIGHT

Short Films  Family Relations  Psychology & Psychiatry 

In this short drama, Eli, a young father, in the midst of a family crisis with his wife and young son, begins to lose his grip on sanity just in time to greet the mysterious visit of Sam, his vagabond father. Sam's delusions push Eli to reclaim the love of his family and the imaginations of his childhood.

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WHEN YOUR HEAD'S NOT A HEAD, IT'S A NUT

Family Relations  Health  Psychology & Psychiatry 

Filmmaker Garth Stein documents his 28-year-old sister's decision to undergo brain surgery to control her epilepsy.

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TEENAGE MOTHERS: A GLOBAL CRISIS

Cultural Studies  Education  Family Relations  Health  Human Sexuality  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Women's Studies  Children & Young Adult 

Examines the worldwide crisis in teenage pregnancies through four case studies of teenage mothers in Ghana, England, Cuba, and the U.S., thereby providing a cross-cultural survey of the underlying reasons for the increasing rate of adolescent pregnancies and also discussing the hazards to the health and well-being of such young mothers.

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LIVE TO TELL: The First Gay and Lesbian Prom

American Studies  Cultural Studies  Family Relations  Children & Young Adult  Human Sexuality 

Chronicles the lives of the students of the EAGLES Center (student population: 30), an alternative high school in Los Angeles for gay and lesbian teens who, due to persecution, are unable to function in the regular school system. In addition to the students' discussions of the social discrimination they face and their own personal struggles, the video shows their historic efforts in organizing a citywide promo for over 200 gay and lesbian high school students throughout L.A. County, and the first gay and lesbian prom in America.

MAMA, I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU
MAMA, I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU

LGBTQ  Spanish Language  Sociology  Latin-American Studies  Family Relations 

This autobiographical video, in which the filmmaker reveals his homosexuality to his mother, explores the awkward situation of being ‘out’ to friends but closeted to family.

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