SINGING IN COLOR
This video follows the world-famous Chicago Children's Choir on their 1996 tour of South Africa and shows how music can convey a message of peace.
THE LIFE AND POETRY OF JULIA DE BURGOS
This docudrama portrays the life and work of the great Puerto Rican poet, from her impoverished childhood in Puerto Rico, to her political involvement as a young woman in the nationalist movement, to her subsequent exile in Cuba and New York where she died in 1953.
Novelist Jane Rule's discussions of the craft and her philosophy of writing are blended with readings from Rule's novels and stories and an interview with Smith College professor Marilyn Schuster, who discusses plot, characterization and other aspects of fiction, moral statements in literature, and issues of freedom of expression and censorship.
FICTION AND OTHER TRUTHS: A FILM ABOUT JANE RULE
Profiles the life and work of lesbian novelist, essayist, teacher and political activist Jane Rule. Blending interviews with archival footage and dramatic evocation's of Rule's writings, the documentary examines the author's lifelong interest in the intricacies and complexities of human relationships and communities, her continuing involvement in the struggle against censorship, and her conviction that we must all be able to live and love truthfully.
THE NEW CINEMA OF LATIN AMERICA (series)
This two-part documentary examines the social and artistic roots of the national cinemas of Latin America.
VI: PORTRAIT OF A SILENT STAR
A documentary portrait of American silent screen star Viola Dana who began her career with the Edison Company in 1910 and starred in more than 100 productions before her retirement in 1929.
WOMEN OF VISION: 18 HISTORIES IN FEMINIST FILM AND VIDEO
Profiles a variety of women active in independent-feminist film and video, including production, distribution and education, whose work expresses a variety of political and esthetic viewpoints.