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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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MISS...OR MYTH?

American Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies 

Examines beauty pageants and the images of women they promote, allowing both pageant supporters and protestors to express their viewpoints. The film focuses on the Miss California Beauty Pageant and the emotionally charged debate that has occurred in recent years.

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THE FLAPPER STORY

American Studies  American History  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Offers a lively mixture of contemporary interviews and archival film footage in a thoughtful examination of the social phenomenon of the `flapper,' the provocative `New Woman' of America's Roaring '20s.

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FROM MY GRANDMOTHER'S GRANDMOTHER UNTO ME

American History  American Studies  Cultural Studies  Native American Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies 

The storytelling tradition of the southern Appalachians comes to life through actress/writer Clarinda Ross's portrayal of four generations of her maternal ancestors.

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MOTORCYCLE DIARIES

Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the increasing participation of women in motorcycle riding, whether as hobby or profession. Produced by two women motorcyclists, the video interviews women involved in both amateur and professional motorcycle sports-including drag, sidecar and road racing, hill climbing, motocross competition, and trials riding-as well as motorcycle hobbyists.

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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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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.

SEE ME: FIVE YOUNG LATINAS
SEE ME: FIVE YOUNG LATINAS

American Studies  Education  Latino Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Five teen-aged Latinas living in San Francisco's Mission District-most of them recent immigrants from Mexico or other Central American countries-talk frankly about their lives, from discrimination and school , to friends and family relationships, experiences with gang activity and violence, and plans for the future. Their comments are blended with footage of neighborhood life and other activities to provide meaningful insights into the everyday lives of young Hispanic women in the U.S. today.

THE FORGOTTEN GRAVE
THE FORGOTTEN GRAVE

American History  American Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies 

This video tells the true story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, a 20-year-old woman who, disguised as a man, enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War. She initially worked as a male nurse, later disguised herself as a black soldier and a woman refugee and engaged in espionage work behind enemy lines, and fought as a soldier in battles at Antietam and Fredericksburg, among others.

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STILETTO

Health  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

This video examines the high-heeled pump and why so many women continue, despite the physical discomfort and damage, to wear these outrageous shoes.

STRIPPED AND TEASED: TALES FROM LAS VEGAS WOMEN
STRIPPED AND TEASED: TALES FROM LAS VEGAS WOMEN

American Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Since its earliest days, Las Vegas has depended on women. It's a city where the female body is more an object of commerce than anywhere else in America. This video goes behind the Showgirls mythos to tell the true story of real women who live and work in Las Vegas, the mothers, maids, wives, casino executives and showgirls, who struggle against the sex-object stereotype.

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HOUSING COURT

American Studies  Criminal & Law  Sociology  Urban Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the operations of the Bronx Housing Court which annually mediates some 125,000 disputes between tenants and landlords, including evictions, rent strikes and housing code violations. The film also explores the social and economic causes for the growing problem of urban housing decay.

SQUATTERS
SQUATTERS

American Studies  Architecture  Criminal & Law  Sociology  Urban Studies 

Tells the stories of poor people in Philadelphia who illegally take over or `squat' in abandoned houses in order to get places to live and to change housing policy locally and nationally. The film focuses on a 22-year-old single mother of three small children who becomes a leader in the national squatters movement, and includes numerous interviews with activists, real estate developers and government officials.

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WHERE CAN I LIVE?

Urban Studies  Sociology  Criminal & Law  American Studies  Architecture 

Examines gentrification, a process by which an underdeveloped neighborhood is `upgraded' by real estate speculation, with higher income individuals moving into and improving existing properties, but also displacing many of the neighborhood's longtime residents.

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THE HEART OF LOISAIDA

Urban Studies  Sociology  New York City  Latino Studies  Criminal & Law  Architecture  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Depicts the efforts of Latino residents of New York's Lower East Side who have taken over their own buildings abandoned by landlords. Organizing themselves into Tenants' Associations, they undertake the repair and renovation of their decaying tenements and provide their own services.

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HOME

American Studies  Architecture  Criminal & Law  Sociology  Urban Studies 

Examines the plight of `squatters' in Brooklyn, NY as they try to claim buildings abandoned by the city and to transform them into habitable dwellings.

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BOMBING L.A.

Children & Young Adult  Urban Studies  Sociology  Criminal & Law  American Studies 

This video on the subculture of graffiti features interviews with numerous graffiti 'artists,' follows them on "bombing" expeditions, attends a national graffiti art conference, and records encounters between graffiti writers and adults angry about defacement of private and public property.

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DELIVERED VACANT

Urban Studies  Sociology  Architecture  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Filmmaker Nora Jacobson spent eight years documenting Hoboken's battles over gentrification, from boom in the '80s to bust in the '90s. This epic, dramatially engrossing documentary features a real-life cast of long-time residents, newly arrived Yuppies, tenants' organizers, real estate developers, street people, immigrants from around the world, and local politicians.

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