Family Relations


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.

GOOD FORTUNE
GOOD FORTUNE

American Studies  Asian Studies  Cultural Studies  Family Relations  Sociology  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

Examines the adoption of Chinese children by U.S. parents, profiling six diverse families who share their adoption stories, meeting a parent who worked inside an orphanage before ever planning to adopt, one who lived through China's Cultural Revolution, and another who has spent over twenty years researching adoption in China. It is a video about building families, as well as overcoming cultural myths and misunderstandings.

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?

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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SPIRIT OF A PEOPLE: A NEW PORTRAIT OF RUSSIA

Family Relations  Sociology  Cultural Studies  Russia 

Chronicles recent changes in Russia, from before the 1991 coup attempt and focusing on life today in post-Soviet Russia.

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MIAMI-HAVANA

Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Family Relations  Criminal & Law  Directed by Women  Cuban Studies 

Examines the continuing human tragedy of families divided as a result of the thirty year conflict between the U.S. and Cuba.

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LAFANMI SELAVI

Children & Young Adult  Spanish Language  Sociology  Latin-American Studies  Family Relations  Directed by Women 

Filmed at a center for street children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, founded by former President Aristide in 1986, this video interviews five young children.

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ONLY EMPTINESS REMAINS

Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Family Relations 

This emotionally devastating feature documentary examines political repression and the situation of the 'disappeared' during Argentina's 'dirty war' in the late Seventies.

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART
STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

Academy Award Winners & Nominees  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  LGBTQ  Family Relations  Directed by Women 

An emotionally moving account of the issues parents face in coming to terms with having a lesbian or gay child, offering a powerful presentation of parents' struggles with society's traditional homophobia and the misinformation and fear about the so-called "Gay Agenda" cultivated by the Radical Right.

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NOT ALL PARENTS ARE STRAIGHT

Children & Young Adult  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  LGBTQ  Family Relations 

Examines the dynamics of the parent-child relationship within several different households where children are being raised by gay and lesbian parents.

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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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EARLY MISGIVINGS: A FILM ON CHILD ABUSE

American Studies  Children & Young Adult  Criminal & Law  Family Relations  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

Examines the problem of child abuse and its root causes and shows methods of treatment and prevention. The film includes interviews with parents, doctors, counselors and other professionals, as well as former victims of child abuse, stressing the need for an interdisciplinary approach to this far-reaching problem.

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SHADOW CHILDREN

Children & Young Adult  Criminal & Law  Family Relations  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Urban Studies 

Examines the plight of homeless children through interviews with more than a dozen youngsters living on the streets of California's Bay Area.

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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.

MEMORIES OF TATA
MEMORIES OF TATA

Family Relations  Latin-American Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Spanish Language  Immigration 

An intimate portrait of the filmmaker's immigrant Central American family-in particular the macho traditions of his grandfather-woven from childhood memories and family reminiscences, revealing how exaggerated expressions of male identity can cost a man the love of his entire family.

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FOR THE LOVE OF BEN: A FATHER'S VIEW

Children & Young Adult  Family Relations  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

Filmed over a period of four years, this documentary examines the emotional agony experienced by father and son when separated by divorce, distance and a protracted legal battle for custody. Interviews with a child psychologist, family friends, and babysitter, as well as the child himself (in periodic interviews at the ages of three, five, and six) reveal the psychological impact of this separation on the youngster.

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FAST TRACK

Children & Young Adult  Environmental Studies  Family Relations  Native American Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Urban Studies 

Examines the hectic lifestyles of "fast track" couples, members of the Baby Boom generation whose desire to succeed--at the office, in social circles and through their children's accomplishments--leads to living in a state of chronic stress.

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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