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VIETNAM: AFTER THE FIRE

Asian Studies  Environmental Studies  Health 

Examines the extensive damage to the Vietnamese environment and people by the war, including the bombing which cratered the landscape and left thousands of unexploded bombs, and the use of defoliants such as Agent Orange which devastated the country's eco-system and are now resulting in cancer and deformed births among the populace.

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LIFE STORY OF AN AFRICAN INYANGA

African Studies  Anthropology  Biology  Education  Health  Religion & Spirituality  Short Films 

A docu-drama portraying the selection and lifelong education of an Inyanga, an African healer who dispenses traditional herbal remedies. The film examines the preparation and use of traditional medicines, the diagnosis and treatment of patients, and the metaphysics and cosmology of African beliefs regarding the powers of the Inyanga.

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LA OPERACION

Health  Latin-American Studies  Latino Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Puerto Rico has the highest incidence of female sterilization in the world. Over one-third of all Puerto Rican women of childbearing age have been sterilized. So common is the operation that it is simply known as ‘la operacion.' Using newsreels and excerpts from government propaganda films, plus interviews with Puerto Rican women, doctors, birth control specialists and politicians, this film explores the controversial use of sterilization as a means of population control.

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ABORTION: STORIES FROM NORTH AND SOUTH

Asian Studies  Health  Irish Studies  Latino Studies  Political Science  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Each year, an estimated 30 to 55 million women throughout the world obtain induced abortions. More than half of these abortions are illegal and an estimated 84,000 of them result in death. This cross-cultural survey shows how abortion transcends race, religion and social class, and how differences in the practice and perception of abortion are mainly in the degree of secrecy and danger accompanying it.

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LIVING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK

Criminal & Law  Health  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Interweaves the stories of six women who were profoundly affected by the choices available to them prior to the legalization of abortion. The influence of family, friends, and the prevailing sexual mores of the period are explored through each woman's discussion of her pregnancy and sense of choice.

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RAISING FACE: A MENSTRUAL JOURNEY

Children & Young Adult  Sociology  Health  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Features intimate discussions among women, as well as a class of fourth and fifth grade girls, about their menstruation experiences and their difficulties in talking about their periods.

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BIRTH STORIES

Psychology & Psychiatry  Health  Women's Studies  Medicine  Directed by Women 

This series of funny and frank interviews, in which women tell their personal stories of pregnancy and birth, is intercut with black and white footage of actual births.

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BETWEEN US

Psychology & Psychiatry  Health  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

This video, conceived and produced by breast cancer survivors, will serve as an emotional first-aid kit for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients during the frightening time period immediately following diagnosis. The women interviewed provide a range of emotional reactions and ideas for coping with the trauma and treatment from the perspective of long-term survivors.

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BREAST CANCER: LET'S GET PERSONAL

Psychology & Psychiatry  Health  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the risk factors of this widespread and deadly disease, explains breast anatomy and cancer symptoms, interviews women whose lives have been affected by it and doctors involved in treating it, and also demonstrates breast self-examination techniques and their importance in early detection.

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I WITNESS: shot down in pensacola

American Studies  Health  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology  Terrorism Studies  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Portrays religious terrorism in Pensacola, Florida, which has become the epicenter of the national debate over abortion, including a 1984 clinic bombing, the 1993 murder of a clinic physician, and the 1994 murder of another clinic physician and his escort.

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MISGUIDANCE

Children & Young Adult  Women's Studies  Sociology  Health  Directed by Women 

This video, focusing on the experience of a frightened teenager, exposes the deceptive practices of so-called "Crisis Pregnancy Centers," which advertise themselves as women's health clinics, but which are actually staffed by anti-abortion volunteers who use misinformation and scare tactics to dissuade women from having abortions.

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IN BAD FAITH

Criminal & Law  Health  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

This video exposes the deceptive activities of so-called "Crisis Pregnancy Centers," which advertise themselves as women's health clinics. These Centers are not staffed by medical personnel but by trained anti-abortion volunteers who use misinformation and scare tactics to dissuade women from having abortions.

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