Women's Studies


WOMEN IN BLACK (by Donna Baillie)
WOMEN IN BLACK (by Donna Baillie)

Women's Studies  Islamic Studies  Jewish Studies  Directed by Women 

This video documents the activities of Women in Black, a multinational organization that holds vigils for peace around the world, focusing on their efforts to promote a peaceful resolution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

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SEEN BUT NOT HEARD

American Studies  Chicano Studies  Criminal & Law  Labor Studies  Latino Studies  New York City  Sociology  Terrorism Studies  Women's Studies  Immigration 

This video follows the lives of four Mexican women and their families whose undocumented husbands and partners, as workers at the World Trade Center, lost their lives in the tragic events of 9/11.

OUR BODIES, OUR MINDS
OUR BODIES, OUR MINDS

Human Sexuality  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

This provocative video examines the relationships between contemporary feminism, free speech, and the sex industry.

LA SEÑORA EVA PERON
LA SEÑORA EVA PERON

Women's Studies  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

This historical documentary, filmed in Argentina, chronicles the life of Eva Peron (1919-1952) through a wealth of archival footage, rare photos, and interviews with many of her colleagues, closest confidants, and contemporary political leaders.

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IN AND OUT OF FOCUS

Sociology  Business  Cinema Studies  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

A documentary about women in the film business and how they balance children, love lives and career—or how they don't.

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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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BAD GIRL

Women's Studies  Human Sexuality  Cinema Studies  Directed by Women 

In a Los Angeles film studio, the cameras roll on an X-rated film, and in the director's chair sits a woman. In New York and San Francisco, companies created by women market hard-core videos to the female consumer.

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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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HANAN ASHRAWI: A WOMAN OF HER TIME

Women's Studies  Sociology  Political Science  Peace & Conflict  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Directed by Women 

Profiles Hanan Ashrawi, former spokesperson for the Palestine Liberation Organization during the Middle East peace talks with Israel, but who later turned down a position in the new government in favor of continuing her efforts on behalf of peace and human rights.

FAVELAS
FAVELAS

Women's Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies 

Takes viewers into the heart of the Brazilian favelas, the slums that spread uncontrollably through Sao Paulo, Brazil's wealthiest industrial center. The social reality of this cruel habitat is examined by those who dwell there and by artists, philosophers, educators and sociologists.

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WITHOUT FEAR OF BEING HAPPY

Women's Studies  Sociology  Spanish Language  Political Science  Labor Studies  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

Profiles the Workers Party (PT) in Brazil, the largest left-wing political party in the world today, and the most important political opposition to emerge in Brazil since the formal return to democratic rule in 1985. Comprised of union activists, environmentalists, peasants, Afro-Brazilian groups, women's organizations, and street children, the PT has been instrumental in the struggle for human rights and political reforms against corruption.

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KABABAIHAN: FILIPINA PORTRAITS

Women's Studies  Sociology  Political Science  Asian Studies  Directed by Women 

Profiles some of the key women involved in the grassroots organizing of the `People's Power' revolution in the Philippines which brought down Ferdinand Marcos and swept Corazon Aquino to power in 1989.

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THESE SHOES WEREN'T MADE FOR WALKING

Women's Studies  Sociology  Cultural Studies  Asian Studies 

Filmmaker Paul Lee explores the lives of four generations of Chinese women in his family, using their shoes-from the four-inch silk sandals made for his great- grandmother's bound feet during the Ching Dynasty to the Italian leather pumps of his career-minded sister-as a reference point for the cultural and social forces which have shaped their lives.

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TROKOSI: WIFE OF THE GODS

African Studies  Anthropology  Human Sexuality  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology  Women's Studies 

Examines the West African religious institution of trokosi, where young women are chosen to serve an indefinite period of servitude for crimes committed long ago by their grandparents and even great-grandparents.

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ZANDILE: IN THE LIGHT OF UBUNTU

African Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies 

Examines the social and political struggle of South Africa's black community today, when they must deal with the after-effects of decades of apartheid rule.

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THE DOUBLE DAY

Labor Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

A look at working women in Latin America and their efforts to achieve equality in the home and workplace. Most combine their participation in the labor market with their family functions as mothers and wives, thus working a `double day.'

...ALL OUR LIVES
...ALL OUR LIVES

World History  Women's Studies  Political Science  Labor Studies  Europe  Directed by Women 

Examines the lives of several women who actively participated in the social revolution during the Spanish Civil War, women who are as dynamic in their 80s as they were in their youth. All are members of the anarcho-syndicalist trade union, the CNT, the main representative of the working class movement in Spain in 1936.

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SIMPLEMENTE JENNY

Latin-American Studies  Spanish Language  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines women in Latin America and the cultural values that shape their lives. Scenes of urban slums, abandoned children, reform schools and broken homes are juxtaposed against romanticized media images.

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TOO MUCH, TOO SOON

Women's Studies  Sociology 

Profiles Sue Ann McKean, one of the most charismatic personalities involved in women's bodybuilding, who sees herself not as an athlete but as an artist. Amidst the controversy the sport arouses over society's notions of appropriate gender roles, McKean argues that bodybuilding for women does not diminish their femininity but develops their sense of self-sufficiency and self-assertiveness.

WE DIG COAL
WE DIG COAL

Women's Studies  Sociology  Labor Studies  Economics  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the situation of women coal miners in the U.S., their struggle to be hired, their day-to-day lives in the mines, the economic necessity that first made them seek work as miners, and the opposition they face from their families, the community and their male coworkers.

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