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NO OFFENCE: LOVE'S OLD SWEET SONG

Irish Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Women's Studies 

"LOVE'S OLD SWEET SONG?" examines the changing status of women in Ireland and the struggle to gain women's rights from the government, the Church, and employers.

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NO OFFENCE: HOLY GROUND?

Women's Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Irish Studies 

"HOLY GROUND?" examines the changing face of Catholicism, including the recent sexual abuse scandals and controversies surrounding contraception, abortion, and the role of women in the Church.

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NO OFFENCE: IRELAND'S OTHER PROTESTANTS

Irish Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Women's Studies 

"Ireland's Other Protestants" examines the status of Protestants in the Republic of Ireland and the perceptions of Northern Protestants about their co- religionists.

DAUGHTERS OF THE TROUBLES: BELFAST STORIES
DAUGHTERS OF THE TROUBLES: BELFAST STORIES

Irish Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

This documentary offers first-person accounts of the lives of two working-class Belfast women told against the violent history of the last twenty-five years in Northern Ireland.

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REEL IRISH

Dance  Irish Studies  Performing Arts  Women's Studies  Immigration 

This video examines the world of amateur Irish dancing, featuring interviews with Irish women in Great Britain who have passed on this cultural tradition within their own families and the wider Irish immigrant community.

HULL HOUSE: THE HOUSE THAT JANE BUILT
HULL HOUSE: THE HOUSE THAT JANE BUILT

American History  American Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies  Immigration 

In 1889, amidst the slums of Chicago's Near West Side, pioneer social worker Jane Addams (1860-1935) opened Hull House to aid the poor, largely immigrant residents of the neighborhood.

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IT'S OUR BABY

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

Examines nurse-midwifery as a significant and increasingly popular alternative to traditional hospital childbirth methods.

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THROUGH YOUNG PEOPLE'S EYES

Family Relations  Latino Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

An insightful documentary portrait of young black and Hispanic teenagers, primarily girls, growing up in a poor urban neighborhood.

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DOLORES

Family Relations  Latino Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Women's Studies 

This short drama on domestic abuse, based on extensive research with battered Latinas, focuses on a Hispanic family, showing how the father's machismo has intimidated both wife and daughter into continual fear of physical abuse and alienated the son who resents his father's authoritarian attitudes.

MOTHER'S JOURNEY, A
MOTHER'S JOURNEY, A

Asian Studies  Family Relations  Psychology & Psychiatry  Women's Studies 

Chronicles the experience of 46-year-old Suzanne, an unmarried American woman who, desiring to create a single-parent family of her own, adopts a baby abandoned on the streets of China in the wake of that country's notorious population laws. Her emotional ordeal illuminates both the joys and problems involved in adopting foreign children and in being a single parent.

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WOMEN IN BLACK (by claudia sherwood)

Religion & Spirituality  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Growing up Catholic has had a strong impact on many people. This kaleidoscope of baby boomers' memories features adults describing, with a sense of humor and a sense of survival, childhood experiences of physical and psychological punishment during their education by Catholic nuns, especially in the Fifties and Sixties.

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RAPE/CRISIS

Criminal & Law  Psychology & Psychiatry  Women's Studies 

A compelling investigation of the trauma of rape, portraying the aftermath of a rape and the work of the Rape Crisis Center in Austin, Texas.

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THROUGH THE WIRE

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

Reveals the shocking conditions at the Female High Security Unit at the federal prison in Lexington, Kentucky, where three women political prisoners, currently serving sentences ranging from thirty-five to fifty-eight years in solitary confinement, have been subjected to psychological experimentation (including sensory deprivation and constant video surveillance) and other forms of cruel and unusual punishment.

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HUMAN RESOURCES AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR SERIES: WOMEN IN THE CORPORATION

Business  Women's Studies 

This film shows how a firm with 60% women employees, most of whom felt stuck in clerical jobs with no chance for advancement, instituted an affirmative action program, dealt with attitude change, self-awareness and management training.

SHEPHERD'S PIE AND SUSHI
SHEPHERD'S PIE AND SUSHI

Asian-American Studies  Cinema Studies  Cultural Studies  Women's Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

In 1993, Mieko Ouchi, a half-white, half-Japanese actress, began researching a documentary about her Japanese immigrant grandfather. Shortly thereafter, she was cast to star in The War Between Us, a feature film on the WWII internment of Japanese-North Americans, thus re-enacting a key episode in her own community's history.

UP SOUTH
UP SOUTH

World History  Women's Studies  Labor Studies  American Studies  African-American Studies 

Part of the Who Built America? series, this video tells the vivid tale of the African-American exodus from the rural South to northern industrial cities during World War I.

DOING AS THEY CAN: slave life in the american south
DOING AS THEY CAN: slave life in the american south

American Studies  American History  African-American Studies  World History  Women's Studies  Labor Studies 

This video features a fugitive woman slave describing life, work, and day-to-day resistance to slavery on a North Carolina cotton plantation during the 1840s and 1850s.

TEA PARTY ETIQUETTE
TEA PARTY ETIQUETTE

American Studies  American History  World History  Women's Studies  Labor Studies 

This video is based on the life of Boston shoemaker George Robert Twelves and reveals how working people helped make the American Revolution.

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SUDDEN CHANGES: POST HYSTERECTOMY SYNDROME

Health  Human Sexuality  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the reasons for the high number of hysterectomies performed on women every year, the alternatives available, the side effects and after-effects. Includes interviews with doctors, other professionals, and women who have undergone the operation.

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THE ULTIMATE TEST ANIMAL

Women's Studies  Sociology  Human Sexuality  Health 

Examines the birth control injection Depo Provera and the international controversy over its use, raising disturbing questions about racism and sexism in health care, population control vs. birth control, and how drugs are tested and marketed.

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