Health

LIKE A SHIP IN THE NIGHT
LIKE A SHIP IN THE NIGHT

Irish Studies  Women's Studies  Political Science  Health  2008  Directed by Women 

Abortion is illegal in Ireland. Yet every year, more than 8,000 women travel in secret to England to have abortions. They do so despite the risk of life imprisonment and social stigmatization. Like A Ship in the Night follows three such women as they plan their journeys across the sea.

NEVER PERFECT
NEVER PERFECT

2008  Women's Studies  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Media Studies  Health  Asian-American Studies  Asian Studies  Anthropology  American Studies  Directed by Women 

How are ideals of beauty influenced by race, history, and geopolitics? And how are these ideals reinforced in ethnic communities? With a rich selection of film clips and archival footage, Never Perfect examines the dramatic rise in popularity of cosmetic surgery among Asian-American women.

MAPPING STEM CELL RESEARCH: TERRA INCOGNITA
MAPPING STEM CELL RESEARCH: TERRA INCOGNITA

Science  Health  Disabilities  American Studies  Political Science  Biology  Kartemquin Films  2007  Medicine  Directed by Women 

Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita puts a human face on the stem cell debate by following the work of Dr. Jack Kessler, a renowned expert in the field, as he searches for a cure to spinal cord injury, and the breakthrough that will allow his injured daughter to walk again.

THE BLOOD OF YINGZHOU DISTRICT
THE BLOOD OF YINGZHOU DISTRICT

Political Science  Health  Children & Young Adult  Asian Studies  Anthropology  AIDS  2007  Academy Award Winners & Nominees  Directed by Women 

2007 Academy Award® winner for Best Documentary Short Subject, The Blood of Yingzhou District is a groundbreaking documentary film which exposes the hidden AIDS epidemic in China, a country not commonly associated with the disease.

ZAHIRA'S PEACE
ZAHIRA'S PEACE

Terrorism Studies  Political Science  Health  Europe  2007  Directed by Women 

Zahira's Peace looks at the after-effects of the March 11, 2004 Madrid train bombings through the story of Zahira, a young woman, who was seriously injured in the attacks.

SARI’S MOTHER
SARI’S MOTHER

Women's Studies  Political Science  Middle Eastern Studies  Health  AIDS  2007  Academy Award Winners & Nominees 

From the director of the Academy Award® nominated Iraq in Fragments, this short powerful documentary follows an Iraqi mother struggling under U.S. occupation to care for her 10-year-old son, who is dying of AIDS.

BLOQUEO: looking at the U.S. embargo against Cuba
BLOQUEO: looking at the U.S. embargo against Cuba

Latin-American Studies  Health  Cultural Studies  Political Science  Environmental Studies  Economics  2007  Directed by Women 

Since 1962 the United States has imposed an economic, commercial and financial embargo on Cuba. Bloqueo examines its effects, the reasons for its implementation, and why it has endured for so many decades.

CHAGAS: a hidden affliction
CHAGAS: a hidden affliction

Latin-American Studies  Health  Immigration 

Chagas, sometimes referred to as "the AIDS of the poor," is a disease that affects nearly 20 million people worldwide, kills nearly 50,000 per year, but is practically unknown to the general public.

A TALE OF TWO TEENS
A TALE OF TWO TEENS

Women's Studies  Human Sexuality  Health  Cultural Studies  Children & Young Adult  American Studies  AIDS  African Studies 

The AIDS pandemic in Africa as seen through the eyes of two young girls, an American and South African teenager, featuring the music of the Dave Matthews Band and U2.

PERIOD: THE END OF MENSTRUATION?
PERIOD: THE END OF MENSTRUATION?

Women's Studies  Human Sexuality  Health  Biology  Sociology  LGBTQ  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

Seasonale. Depo-Provera. Lybrel. As pharmaceutical companies develop new drugs that allow women to stop their periods for months and years at a time, this film investigates the social, cultural and medical implications of this popular new trend.

LIVING THE AUTISM MAZE
LIVING THE AUTISM MAZE

Health  Family Relations  Disabilities  Directed by Women 

This film is very revealing in its portrait of families in their quest to help their children with autism. The viewer will be surprised at the extent of the families efforts in gaining information and trying to come up with a plan.

AFTER THE BLACK BOOK
AFTER THE BLACK BOOK

Media Studies  Latin-American Studies  Women's Studies  Sociology  Health  Directed by Women 

In April of 1999, Chilean journalist Alejandra Matus wrote The Black Book of Chilean Justice, an exposé of the Chilean judicial system.

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