Women's Studies


CZECH WOMEN: NOW WE ARE FREE
CZECH WOMEN: NOW WE ARE FREE

Women's Studies  Sociology  Eastern Europe  Directed by Women 

The peaceful "Velvet Revolution" of November 1989, which put an end to decades of communist rule in Czechoslovakia, has led to a remarkable transformation of people's day-to-day lives.

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WOMEN OF VIEQUES

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

This video shows the involvement of Puerto Rican women in the continuing protest movement against U.S. Navy use of the island of Vieques as a military training site.

THE NEW CINEMA OF LATIN AMERICA: THE LONG ROAD
THE NEW CINEMA OF LATIN AMERICA: THE LONG ROAD

Women's Studies  Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  Cinema Studies 

The Long Road, examines the development of new forms of representation, repression against filmmakers, and the emergence of a new women's cinema.

THE NEW CINEMA OF LATIN AMERICA: CINEMA OF THE HUMBLE
THE NEW CINEMA OF LATIN AMERICA: CINEMA OF THE HUMBLE

Women's Studies  Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  Cinema Studies 

Explores the movement's origins, traces the evolution of its theoretical and esthetic positions, and focuses on the development of cinema in Cuba and Nicaragua.

WHO BUILT AMERICA? (series)
WHO BUILT AMERICA? (series)

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

This ten-part series on nineteenth and twentieth-century American history uses period graphics and innovative computer animation to make history accessible and exciting for high school, college and adult education students.

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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