Women's Studies


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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.

LA OPERACION
LA OPERACION

Health  Latin-American Studies  Latino Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Puerto Rico has the highest incidence of female sterilization in the world. Over one-third of all Puerto Rican women of childbearing age have been sterilized. So common is the operation that it is simply known as ‘la operacion.' Using newsreels and excerpts from government propaganda films, plus interviews with Puerto Rican women, doctors, birth control specialists and politicians, this film explores the controversial use of sterilization as a means of population control.

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ABORTION: STORIES FROM NORTH AND SOUTH

Asian Studies  Health  Irish Studies  Latino Studies  Political Science  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Each year, an estimated 30 to 55 million women throughout the world obtain induced abortions. More than half of these abortions are illegal and an estimated 84,000 of them result in death. This cross-cultural survey shows how abortion transcends race, religion and social class, and how differences in the practice and perception of abortion are mainly in the degree of secrecy and danger accompanying it.

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LIVING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK

Criminal & Law  Health  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Interweaves the stories of six women who were profoundly affected by the choices available to them prior to the legalization of abortion. The influence of family, friends, and the prevailing sexual mores of the period are explored through each woman's discussion of her pregnancy and sense of choice.

LUISA CAPETILLO: A PASSION FOR JUSTICE
LUISA CAPETILLO: A PASSION FOR JUSTICE

Latin-American Studies  Latino Studies  Media Studies  Puerto Rican Studies  Spanish Language  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Dramatizes the life and work of Luisa Capetillo (1879-1922), a Puerto Rican journalist, writer, suffragist, and labor organizer.

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MISS...OR MYTH?

American Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies 

Examines beauty pageants and the images of women they promote, allowing both pageant supporters and protestors to express their viewpoints. The film focuses on the Miss California Beauty Pageant and the emotionally charged debate that has occurred in recent years.

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THE FLAPPER STORY

American Studies  American History  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Offers a lively mixture of contemporary interviews and archival film footage in a thoughtful examination of the social phenomenon of the `flapper,' the provocative `New Woman' of America's Roaring '20s.

LAURA CLAY: VOICE OF CHANGE
LAURA CLAY: VOICE OF CHANGE

American Studies  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

A biographical profile of Laura Clay (1849-1941), a key figure in the Women's Rights Movement who devoted her life to the struggle for equal educational opportunities, child custody rights, equal pay for equal work, and the right to vote.

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FROM MY GRANDMOTHER'S GRANDMOTHER UNTO ME

American History  American Studies  Cultural Studies  Native American Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies 

The storytelling tradition of the southern Appalachians comes to life through actress/writer Clarinda Ross's portrayal of four generations of her maternal ancestors.

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COUNTERCLOCKWISE

Short Films  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

This short drama describes the twenty-year friendship of four lively but vastly different women who gather for a three-day reunion after having drifted apart over the years.

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MOTORCYCLE DIARIES

Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the increasing participation of women in motorcycle riding, whether as hobby or profession. Produced by two women motorcyclists, the video interviews women involved in both amateur and professional motorcycle sports-including drag, sidecar and road racing, hill climbing, motocross competition, and trials riding-as well as motorcycle hobbyists.

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RAISING FACE: A MENSTRUAL JOURNEY

Children & Young Adult  Sociology  Health  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Features intimate discussions among women, as well as a class of fourth and fifth grade girls, about their menstruation experiences and their difficulties in talking about their periods.

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BIRTH STORIES

Psychology & Psychiatry  Health  Women's Studies  Medicine  Directed by Women 

This series of funny and frank interviews, in which women tell their personal stories of pregnancy and birth, is intercut with black and white footage of actual births.

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BETWEEN US

Psychology & Psychiatry  Health  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

This video, conceived and produced by breast cancer survivors, will serve as an emotional first-aid kit for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients during the frightening time period immediately following diagnosis. The women interviewed provide a range of emotional reactions and ideas for coping with the trauma and treatment from the perspective of long-term survivors.

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BREAST CANCER: LET'S GET PERSONAL

Psychology & Psychiatry  Health  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the risk factors of this widespread and deadly disease, explains breast anatomy and cancer symptoms, interviews women whose lives have been affected by it and doctors involved in treating it, and also demonstrates breast self-examination techniques and their importance in early detection.

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I WITNESS: shot down in pensacola

American Studies  Health  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology  Terrorism Studies  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Portrays religious terrorism in Pensacola, Florida, which has become the epicenter of the national debate over abortion, including a 1984 clinic bombing, the 1993 murder of a clinic physician, and the 1994 murder of another clinic physician and his escort.

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