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WOMEN OF COURAGE: showtime at the front
WOMEN OF COURAGE: showtime at the front

Women's Studies  World History  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Tells the story of the army show entertainers who faced the hazards of war to give the boys “A taste of home”.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: rescue from sumatra
WOMEN OF COURAGE: rescue from sumatra

Women's Studies  World History  Sociology  Directed by Women 

“One Woman Ordered – The Enemy Obeyed – 2000 Were Saved” – that’s how news reports at the end of The Second World War covered the remarkable story of Joan Bamford Fletcher.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: eyewitness to war
WOMEN OF COURAGE: eyewitness to war

Women's Studies  World History  Sociology  Directed by Women 

For five years Gladys Arnold watched and wrote of a war she knew was coming, but others denied. In 1935 she was a reporter in France, sure of two things:Her objectivity and pacifism.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: nurses on the battlefield
WOMEN OF COURAGE: nurses on the battlefield

Women's Studies  World History  Sociology  Directed by Women 

One operation every 15 minutes, 98 operation in less than 24 hours – These are gritty sometimes disturbing images of the reality of war.

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THE NAKED FEMINIST

Women's Studies  Human Sexuality  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Provocative, enlightening and revealing, The Naked Feminist challenges the myths surrounding women in the porn industry while exploring preconceived notions of control, pleasure and exploitation.

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.

AFTER THE BLACK BOOK
AFTER THE BLACK BOOK

Media Studies  Latin-American Studies  Women's Studies  Sociology  Health  Directed by Women 

In April of 1999, Chilean journalist Alejandra Matus wrote The Black Book of Chilean Justice, an exposé of the Chilean judicial system.

UNDER FIRE: Soviet Women Combat Veterans Of World War II
UNDER FIRE: Soviet Women Combat Veterans Of World War II

Women's Studies  Sociology  Russia  Europe  Eastern Europe  Directed by Women 

Under Fire captures powerful first-person accounts by five decorated Soviet women as they describe stepping into a man’s world and fighting amid blood and death.

THE ROAD OF WOMEN: VOICES OF IRISH WOMEN POLITICAL PRISONERS
THE ROAD OF WOMEN: VOICES OF IRISH WOMEN POLITICAL PRISONERS

Women's Studies  Irish Studies  Political Science  Europe  Criminal & Law  Directed by Women 

The voices of women prisoners take us on a journey to Northern Ireland, a journey into and out of prison, a journey of personal and political struggle and growth.

PARENTS OF THE YEAR
PARENTS OF THE YEAR

Family Relations  Women's Studies  Chicano Studies  Children & Young Adult  Education  Latino Studies  Sociology  Immigration 

Beginning every midnight for the past twenty-one years, Yolanda Garcia has scoured the alleys of Venice Beach, California.

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THE LEGENDARY GIRL OF THE SKIES: SABIHA GOKCEN

Women's Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Sociology 

Sabiha Gokcen was the world's first female combat pilot, yet the story of this extraordinary Turkish woman is relatively unknown in the United States . The Legendary Girl of The Skies incorporates rare archival footage and interviews to recount her amazing life story and accomplishments in aviation history.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: UNTOLD STORIES OF WWII (series)
WOMEN OF COURAGE: UNTOLD STORIES OF WWII (series)

Women's Studies  World History  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Women of Courage is a five part series based on true, untold stories of remarkable and courageous women who served in the Second World War.

DEAR GABE
DEAR GABE

LGBTQ  Women's Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Dear Gabe tells the story of six college friends – five female and one male, queer and straight, black, white and in-between, Jewish and uncertain, biological and adoptive-moms – who had children in their thirties.

COUNTERPOINT FOR HER
COUNTERPOINT FOR HER

Women's Studies  Criminal & Law  Sociology  Europe  Eastern Europe  Directed by Women 

Counterpoint For Her exposes the brutal reality of human trafficking. This eye-opening documentary follows several men and women intimately involved in the trade, including a local Bosnian girl who, while living in Italy in 1992, was sold into the trade by a good friend of her brother.

COMPANIONS: TALES FROM THE CLOSET
COMPANIONS: TALES FROM THE CLOSET

LGBTQ  Women's Studies  Aging / Gerontology  Directed by Women 

In this documentary about lesbian love, five elderly Swedish women, ages sixty to seventy-five, discuss their lives during a period when homosexuality was considered a perversion.

HER CHINA TODAY
HER CHINA TODAY

Women's Studies  Asian Studies  Sociology  Economics  Directed by Women 

This documentary is about five women in China from different age, social and economic groups whose lives reflect the lives of many women all over China today.

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STITCHING OUR FUTURE

Women's Studies  Sociology  Latino Studies  Labor Studies  Art History  Directed by Women 

This poignant and inspiring documentary tells the story of Coopa-Roca, a cooperative of seamstresses in a shantytown in Rio de Janeiro who, in an effort to provide an income for their families, design and manufacture women’s clothing and accessories.

GIRL BEAT: POWER OF THE DRUM
GIRL BEAT: POWER OF THE DRUM

Women's Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology  Music  Latino Studies  Dance  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

This video profiles members of Banda Dida, an all-girl drumming and vocal group in Salvador, Brazil.

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AS THE WIND ROCKS THE WAGON

Performing Arts  Women's Studies  American History 

Between 1840 and 1870, over 250,000 Americans traveled west by covered wagon on the Oregon Trail. Some claimed land in Oregon; others headed for California gold country. Many went enthusiastically. Others reluctantly left homes, family and friends to face hardship and an uncertain future. Actress Amy Warner vividly presents the experiences and feelings of these pioneers in her one-woman performance based on entries from diaries, letters and memoirs of pioneer women and a young girl who trekked the Oregon Trail.

THE UNAPOLOGETIC LIFE OF MARGARET RANDALL
THE UNAPOLOGETIC LIFE OF MARGARET RANDALL

Women's Studies  Sociology  Literature  Cultural Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

This portrait of Margaret Randall—activist, poet, writer, teacher and photographer—comes at a particularly appropriate time, as patriotism is being equated in some quarters with keeping silent about important issues.

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