Women's Studies


STRIPPED AND TEASED: TALES FROM LAS VEGAS WOMEN
STRIPPED AND TEASED: TALES FROM LAS VEGAS WOMEN

American Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Since its earliest days, Las Vegas has depended on women. It's a city where the female body is more an object of commerce than anywhere else in America. This video goes behind the Showgirls mythos to tell the true story of real women who live and work in Las Vegas, the mothers, maids, wives, casino executives and showgirls, who struggle against the sex-object stereotype.

HOLY TERROR
HOLY TERROR

Women's Studies  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Political Science  Criminal & Law  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the political activism of the religious New Right, focusing on their anti-abortion efforts. Combining interviews with scenes filmed at anti-abortion conventions and demonstrations, the video provides a revealing, inside look at the movement and its philosophy as expressed by its leaders as well as its rank and file activists.

STAND UP FOR CHOICE: ESCORTS
STAND UP FOR CHOICE: ESCORTS

Women's Studies  Sociology  Political Science  Criminal & Law  American Studies 

This remarkable, three-part video series thrusts viewers into the front lines of the struggle over abortion rights between members of Operation Rescue, pro-choice demonstrators, clinic staff and patients.

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ROAD OF NO RETURN: THE BANISHMENT OF MARIA DE LAS MERCEDES BARBUDO

Women's Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology  Short Films  Photography  Media Studies  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

This short drama portrays the efforts of a young woman photographer to uncover the fragmentary and little-known history of an early nineteenth-century Puerto Rican feminist and political activist who was deported for her nationalist beliefs by the Spanish colonial government of the era.

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DREAMS ENSNARED: DOMINICAN MIGRATION TO NEW YORK

American Studies  Economics  Labor Studies  Latino Studies  New York City  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

This documentary examines the situation of Dominican immigration into New York City, detailing the economic pressures of unemployment and poverty in the Dominican Republic which have led to a rapidly growing Dominican community in New York, primarily in Brooklyn and the Washington Heights area of Upper Manhattan.

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MY YIDDISHE MOMME McCOY

American Studies  Jewish Studies  Women's Studies  Immigration 

Filmmaker Bob Giges focuses on his spirited 90-year-old grandmother, Belle Demner McCoy, for an intimate portrait of one woman's struggle with the conflicts between family, religion and love.

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BREAKING THE SILENCE: THE GENERATION AFTER THE HOLOCAUST

Jewish Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Women's Studies  Children & Young Adult 

Profiles the members of a Second Generation group of children of Holocaust survivors who openly discuss the impact of the Holocaust on their lives and the need to communicate with their parents. Interwoven throughout the film, in addition to emotionally moving family scenes, are interviews with psychologists, authors and historians.

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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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