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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.

BRAVE NEW MEN
BRAVE NEW MEN

Science  Health  Biology  Asian Studies 

Brave New Men is an extraordinary triple-portrait of charismatic, top-notch geneticists from the wildly different “gene cultures” of Europe, the U.S. and Asia.

SHIPBREAKERS
SHIPBREAKERS

Sociology  Labor Studies  Health  Environmental Studies  Economics  Asian Studies 

Welcome to Alang , India, the site of a gargantuan scrap yard where oceangoing ships come to die. Forty thousand Indians live and work here, dismembering and scavenging the hulks of 400 vessels every year.

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VIEW FROM THE INSIDE: YOU'RE NEVER OVER LOVE

Psychology & Psychiatry  Health  Disabilities  Death & Dying  Aging / Gerontology  Directed by Women 

In Just Ordinary Days, Cindy, a 47-year-old woman with terminal cancer, discussed her imminent death. Three years later, the people closest to her present the next chapter in her story. Supported by health-care professionals and members of the clergy, Cindy’s family members and friends talk about what her loss has meant to them, how they are coping with that loss, and how they have found ways to keep her in their lives.

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LOURDES

Anthropology  Europe  Health  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology 

Examines the most famous of Marian shrines, in France, which is visited by more than five million pilgrims each year.

AGING: THE SEARCH FOR ETERNAL YOUTH
AGING: THE SEARCH FOR ETERNAL YOUTH

Aging / Gerontology  American Studies  Health  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

Dr. Robert Butler, a psychiatrist and specialist in gerontology, discusses the ways in which American society compartmentalizes people into age groups and discriminates aginst its senior citizens, who often face neglect, a lack of emotional and intellectual stimulation and economic hardship.

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VIEW FROM THE INSIDE: PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

Disabilities  Health 

Focusing on two people with disabilities—Terri and Danny, both of whom use wheelchairs—this video offers an in-depth look at many aspects of living with disability.

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VIEW FROM THE INSIDE: ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - THE JOURNEY WITHIN

Health  Disabilities 

This informative video takes viewers through a daughter's deepest feelings, expressed in a journal, as she watches her mother go through the initial stages of Alzheimer’s disease, and shows how those feelings eventually lead her to experience a profound change within herself.

VIEW FROM THE INSIDE: JUST ORDINARY DAYS...PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON LIVING AND DYING
VIEW FROM THE INSIDE: JUST ORDINARY DAYS...PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON LIVING AND DYING

Health  Death & Dying 

Cindy, Fred, and Clara, along with their family members and health-care and hospice professionals, openly discuss common issues surrounding death, including fears, denial, and avoiding the topic, and dying people themselves, altogether.

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THE RETURN: THE N'DEUP HEALING CEREMONY

African Studies  Health  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Documents an African approach to treating mental-health issues by showing the communal healing process used by the Wolof in Senegal.

PORRAIMOS: EUROPE'S GYPSIES IN THE HOLOCAUST
PORRAIMOS: EUROPE'S GYPSIES IN THE HOLOCAUST

Sociology  Jewish Studies  Health  Europe  Eastern Europe  Directed by Women 

This historical video chronicles the Roma (Gypsy) Holocaust—Porraimos, or "the devouring." It is the first American documentary to expose how the pseudo-science of eugenics was used to persecute not only Jews, but also Gypsies.

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HIGH ACHIEVERS

Children & Young Adult  Sociology  Health  Education  African-American Studies 

Examines the training of young African Americans at the Health Professions Department at Morehouse College, the only all-black male college in America.

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HOSTAGE OF TIME

Women's Studies  Sociology  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Health 

This documentary focuses on the experience of a young woman doctor who in August 1993 returns to her village in South Lebanon to find it badly damaged after a massive Israeli attack which destroyed fifty villages and displaced 450,000 people.

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