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THE OTHER SIDE OF BURKA
THE OTHER SIDE OF BURKA

Women's Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Short Films 

An award-winning documentary about one of the most extreme examples of face-veiling in the Middle East.

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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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POLA'S MARCH

Eastern Europe  Jewish Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

This inspirational video chronicles the emotional journey home of one Holocaust survivor—Pola Susswein.

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SURVIVORS

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

This inspirational video features testimony from a wide variety of rape survivors who explain how their lives were affected by the experience, how they have overcome their previous sense of isolation by discussing their feelings with other women, the emotional healing process they have gone through as well as the emotional burden they still carry.

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HOPE OF AWAKENING

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

Features interviews with former victims of domestic violence who discuss the various forms of violence, both physical and emotional, in abusive relationships, the psychological patterns that keep women from leaving abusive spouses or boyfriends, and related issues of fear and low self-esteem.

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.

TURNED OUT: SEXUAL ASSAULT BEHIND BARS
TURNED OUT: SEXUAL ASSAULT BEHIND BARS

Criminal & Law  American Studies  Human Sexuality  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

This video is a shocking but insightful expose of the taboo subject of homosexual rape and homosexual relations in prison.

THE BRUTAL TRUTH: A VIOLENCE DOCUMENTARY
THE BRUTAL TRUTH: A VIOLENCE DOCUMENTARY

Alcohol & Drug Abuse  Children & Young Adult  Criminal & Law  Psychology & Psychiatry 

This documentary offers insights into the pandemic violence among teen-aged youth in America today. Juvenile offenders, both men and women, who have fallen prey to alcohol and drugs, domestic abuse, or committed gang violence or sexual abuse, tell their emotionally moving stories of what it is like to be the victim, or in some cases the predator.

PROM NIGHT IN KANSAS CITY
PROM NIGHT IN KANSAS CITY

American Studies  LGBTQ  Human Sexuality  Psychology & Psychiatry  Family Relations  Children & Young Adult  Dance  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Filmmaker Hali Lee grew up in suburban Kansas City, where she remembers her own high school prom as a drag. In later years, however, she became obsessed with trying to understand the appeal of this quintessentially American tradition—was it the pageantry, the poignant pretensions of teenagers dressing up as ‘adults,’ the myth of prom as a pagan coming-of-age ritual, or the ersatz memories?

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LOSING IT

Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Disabilities  Directed by Women 

This feature-length, cross-cultural documentary, filmed on four continents, explores the lives of people who are living with physical disability, revealing their aspirations and realities

JUDGEMENT DAY
JUDGEMENT DAY

Children & Young Adult  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Peace & Conflict  Middle Eastern Studies  Jewish Studies  Islamic Studies  African Studies 

This video, by comparing the current Israeli/Palestinian conflict with the previous struggle for liberation and democracy in South Africa, makes a universal statement about war and the effects of war on young people on both sides of the conflicts.

GROWING UP ON THE STREETS: 12 YEARS LATER
GROWING UP ON THE STREETS: 12 YEARS LATER

Children & Young Adult  Sociology  Spanish Language  Psychology & Psychiatry  Latin-American Studies  Family Relations 

In 1988, filmmakers Luc Cote and Robbie Hart went to Cusco, Peru, to make a documentary about the life of the city's street kids, runaway children from dysfunctional families or youngsters abandoned by their parents, who struggle to survive on their own.

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DANCING WITH MY FATHER

Women's Studies  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Family Relations  American Studies  Directed by Women 

What do daughters learn from their fathers about men? This video is an intimate family view of how adult love is often shaped by what a child learns at home.

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AFTER AUSCHWITZ: BATTLE FOR THE HOLOCAUST

Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Jewish Studies 

Filmed in the U.S., Europe and Israel, this controversial documentary charts the evolution of our idea of the Holocaust, from 1945 to the present, critically examines the international campaign for restitution, and ponders the relationship between the Holocaust and the contemporary politics of the Middle East.

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MEMORIES DO NOT BURN

Eastern Europe  Peace & Conflict  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

Portrays a summer camp on a tiny island in the Adriatic Sea for Bosnian and Croatian children traumatized by the war in the former Yugoslavia.

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SECUESTRO: A STORY OF A KIDNAPPING

Spanish Language  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Latin-American Studies  Criminal & Law  Directed by Women 

This critically acclaimed feature documentary dramatizes the complex problem of kidnapping in Colombia, where the disparity between rich and poor has turned kidnapping for ransom into a virtual business, with a kidnapping occurring every seven hours.

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OF COURAGE AND CONSEQUENCE

African Studies  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Peace & Conflict 

Features interviews with young people in South Africa, both white and black, who fought on opposing sides during the country's era of apartheid rule, from youthful cadres engaged in the liberation struggle and members of black township self-defense units engaged in guerrilla war, to the white conscripts in the South African Army's border war and young Afrikaners fearful of social change.

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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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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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