A Girl's Own Story concerns girlhood, Beatlemania, and growing up in the sixties. Features quilts from major American quilt shows in Paducah, Kentucky, and Houston. These interviews are woven together with historical footage, short dramatizations and emotional visualizations, creating an engaging detective story. DVD X6686; Video/C 5384 Increasing numbers of women are choosing to become tattooed. Video/C 4927 Illustrated lecture which explores the manner in which women are portrayed by advertising with the focus on thinness. Video/C 7304 This account of two white suburban girls, interspersed with seventies archival media clips, examines the possibility that depression and anorexia are language disorders. Video/C 8609 Explores ten critical areas of the women's health movement, from the concept of self-help to the issue of informed surgical consent, documenting a growing movement of women striving to regain control of their bodies. Includes interviews with women from Senegal, Burkina Faso, Gambia, the United States, and England. Originally taped as an episode of the television program Firing Line on March 30, 1973. DVD X2728 Examines the confrontation over the Equal Rights Amendment to bar sex discrimination. Video/C 414 Presents various definitions of feminism as defined by feminists, opponents of feminism, and ordinary men and women. DVD X6710; Video/C 4939 Covers the history of the struggle for women's suffrage in the United States beginning with the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848. DVD 9904 This provocative news documentary takes a critical look at media images-- how they are instituted, established and controlled. Hoping to reconcile the warring strands of her identity, Khetiwe seeks healing in her Zulu traditions.
Video/C 3138 Documents the history of women in America during three difficult decades; the carefree life in the 20's; the difficult Depression years; full employment during World War II; and the sudden loss of jobs when veterans returned home. This classic illustrates the missing link between the 'direct cinema' documentaries and the later hybrids that acknowledged truth couldn't always be found in front of a camera lens. The feature length film Didn't do it for love explores the fascinating life of Eva Norvind, the blond Norwegian bombshell who was Mexico's Marilyn Monroe in the 1960's and New York's leading dominatrix in the 1980s. It combines interviews and observational footage of each of them and their family members illuminating the feelings of compulsion, confusion and desperation endemic to the disorder..also the hope of recovery. Describes the nature of their addiction and how it is possibly perpetuated by the medical establishment and other societal forces. A film by Wendy Oser, Joan Levinson & Beverly Spencer. Rosler exposes underlying social realities from starvation in Third World countries to the phenomenon of dieting and starvation to create an ideal female self in contemporay American culture. Produced and directed by Bernadette Wegenstein and Geoffrey Alan Rhodes. Women of various ages (8-84) and ethnicities share how they felt when their menstrual cycles first started. This award winning documentary uses humor to address serious concerns about the marketing of commercial illusion and unrealizable standards of physical perfection. Supplementary feature included on Adventures of young Indiana Jones ; Volume one) c2007. DVD X233 Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm campaigned to become the Democratic Party's presidential nominee in 1972. Kate Millett, Marge Piercy, Eva Figes and Ann Oakley discuss the effect of her best known book, The Second Sex, upon their own ideas and development as writers. Includes archival film footage and commentary by authors and academics. In Afghanistan, returning refugees like Maa Gul want the government to honor their right to shelter. DVD 3972 Lured by false promises and driven by desperation, thousands of Chinese and Filipina women pay high fees to work in garment factories on the pacific island of Saipan, the only U.  In South Africa, the Women's Health Project ensures that women will have a voice in shaping the new health care system.
Video/C MM117 In North America, a large number of converts to Islam are women. Video/C MM971 The unwritten rules governing the traditional activities of American men and women are sharply but subtly defined. Video/C 5252 A post-operative transsexual, Michelle Dumaresq, has provoked outrage by entering the sport of women's mountain bike racing. Features interviews with sexperts, historians, and pioneering feminists. Bonus features: Interview extras; Behind the scenes; More antique vibrators; Dancing vibrator trailer. In each location women confess their joys, their frustrations and their pain about love, sex, relationships with men and friendships with each other. Analyzing cultural stereotypes and media messages, Jessica Valenti reveals the overt and hidden ways our society links a woman's worth to her sexuality rather than to values like honesty, kindness, and altruism. DVD X7337 Seven contemporary quiltmakers, among them a California Mennonite, a Black Mississippian, and a Bulgarian immigrant talk about their art, its importance in their lives, and how it is influenced by their daily experiences. A panel featuring UC Berkeley professor and prison activist Ruthie Gilmore speaking about terror, structural adjustments and the warfare state; Women of Color Resource Center executive director Linda Burnham talking about women, war and racism and Al-Qalam Institute director Hatem Bazian discussing the selling of the war on terrorism [Berkeley, CA] : Center for Race and Gender. Looks at political strategists such as Richard Viguerie, Paul Weyrich, Phyllis Schlafly and Ralph Reed, conservative funders Joseph Coors and Richard Mellon Scaife, and religious leaders like Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, James Dobson and Bill Mc Cartney. The purpose of the asylums, named after the repentant biblical prostitute Mary Magdalene, was to correct the supposed sexual deviance of young women. As they attend demonstrations, register their fellow residents to vote and debate everything under the sun, Irja and Lucille's verve and humor delight us. Examines women's role in marriage and motherhood, as well as their image in gynocratic societies and in cultures that worship women deities. Mimi, the seamstress heroine of the opera who must die before the curtain goes down, decides to investigate the reasons for her death. When the first electronic computer (ENIAC) was developed to aid the Army's calculation. The event turned from mere intellectual debate to ferocious theater as verbal blows flew engaging the participants and the audience for three and a half hours. Her racially mixed group of women prisoners becomes a circle of trust and healing. Produced, directed and filmed by Karen Sosnoski and Fred Zeytoonjian, Jr. Tape of live broadcast of the sixth Millennium Evening from the White House East Room on Mar. Using images from popular art, television drama, and hidden-camera footage to illustrate both predictable and unexpected conflicts, this program presents the way sex-related differences in brain architecture may influence love, marriage, reproduction and parenthood. How does celebrity culture influence the self-esteem of young girls? DVD X3621 Explores male-female differences in communication and the impact that gender has on both verbal messages including speech, language, and vocabulary, as well as on nonverbal channels of communication such as touch, movement, and gesture. Features men and women from a variety of cultural and social backgrounds who provide testimony on how gender differences affect their relationships. Video/C 6373 A portrait of two individuals born with ambiguous genitalia that calls into question the medical practice of gender assignment surgery of intersex infants and children. Videodisc release of an episode of the television program CBS reports, originally broadcast on May 10, 1962. Along the way they visit orphanages for infants and children to see how they are run today. Originally shown on the television program Frontline on February 27, 1996. Video/C 5799 Presents interviews with 22 women, most of whom appear topless, speaking candidly about their attitudes toward breasts. Unflinchingly examines the good, the bad and the ugly sides of this American icon, delving into the history and politics of breast obsession in the United States. ' to the fears of breast cancer and the disparate attitudes of cultures worldwide, the directors leave no stone unturned in their quest to demystify the American breast. This film provides a glimpse into the real lives of two lesbian women, Sandy and Barbara, especially into their coping with Barbara's breast cancer. How do they learn courage, the difference between right and wrong, and the meaning of love? This brief, illuminating film explores an important but rarely discussed social and public health issue. Contents: Fears of children / International Film Foundation (1951 ; b&w ; 27 min.) -- Am I trustworthy? They further argue that to not engage with wrestling in a serious manner allows cynical promoters of violence and sexism an uncontested role in the process by which boys become "men." c2002. Video/C 9319 Provides honest and riveting portraits of six men who once were women. Presents history of the movement to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.
DVD 4487 From the Victorian era to the post-feminist present, the history of the vibrator is explored, plus the mystifying female orgasm. DVD X718 This documentary, in which women reveal intimacies in the privacy of each other's company, takes the viewer to high school bathrooms, senior centers, powder rooms, Newfoundland dance halls, New York nightclubs, a sauna in Copenhagen, a Casablanca hammam and country-and-western bars in Texas. The Purity Myth is an important and timely critique of about why this is so, and why it's problematic for girls and women. Video/C 4126 View this video online (via folkstreams.net) Contents: Terror, structural adjustments and the warfare system / Ruth Wilson Gilmore -- Women, war and racism / Linda Burnham -- Selective images: the selling of the war on terrorism / Hatem Bazian. Video/C 8867 Presents a feminist perspective on the convergence of right-wing political, religious and economic forces in the United States from the 1970s to the present. Video/C 8339 Presents a disturbing portrait of Magdalen asylums, run by unfeeling and sometimes sadistic Catholic nuns in Ireland for over a hundred years. Video/C 9741 Uses archival black and white photographs and original artwork with voiceover narrative to illustrate the history of women who "passed" as men in mid-to-late 19th and early 20th century America, not always for reasons of sexual orientation, but for economic or social status enhancement. In the skit a beauty contestant is pressured to fulfill certain roles in order to be the "ideal woman." The women who perform also discuss their personal lives and how their struggle as women is expressed in the skit. She explores the conditions of a woman's representation and comments on the impact of feminism today. Blending science, history and sensuality, this tongue-in-cheek documentary travels across North America and visits Paris, the world's most romantic city, revealing that there's nothing simple about a simple kiss. This program deals in detail with the Victorian ideal of sheltered life for women, the development of the women's suffrage movement, and the ratification of the 19th Amendment. It tells the story of Irja (81) and Lucille (95), two friends at a rest home for retired radicals. DVD 4905 Explores women's functions throughout history. A model for the deconstruction of the Hollywood Film, Thriller turns the conventional role of women as romantic victims in fiction on its head. But unlike the efforts to recruit Rosie the Riveter to the factory, this clandestine search targeted female mathematicians who would become human 'computers' for the U. Rosie made the weapons, but the female computers made them accurate. among them Jill Johnston, Diana Trilling, Jacqueline Ceballos and Germaine Greer. With their dreams tied to the league's success, the women grapple with powerful social stereotypes, the league's business practices and their own changing expectations of success. The final sequences of this film which explores the socially dictated feminine self-image, presents re-framed government photos of women being measured, accompanied by a voiceover litany of "crimes against women." 1975. Video/C 5147 'Voices from Inside' follows German-born theater artist Karina Epperlein into a federal women's prison where she began teaching weekly classes as a volunteer in 1992. Separated into eight ethnic councils, Indigenous, African-American, Arab, Asian, European-American, Jewish, Latina, and Multiracial, the women explore their stories of identity, oppression, and resistance. " Interviewees include people who are married, living together in committed relationships, divorced, single, heterosexual, bisexual, and gay individuals, all representing diverse relationships to and perspectives on marriage. Video/C 9649 Adaptation of Sandra Bernhard's one-woman off-Broadway show, a biting, dramatic, comedy cabaret showcase, in which she takes on a number of roles in order to examine American pop culture. Includes remarks by President Clinton, and comments and questions from the audience. Set in the late 1800s, the story features Elizabeth, an aspiring writer who becomes ill and is forced to take a "rest cure." Completely isolated, her mind creates a world inside the wallpaper in her room--a world in which a woman is trapped and unable to escape. Although under-age Philippine 'pen pals' and post-Soviet mail-order brides have been part of the transnational exchange of sex in the post-colonial and post-Cold War marketplace of desire before the digital age, the Internet has accelerated these transactions. Four of Swan's subjects speak candidly about their own gender identities and experiences, focusing on their creative expression as artists. This fascinating documentary introduces viewers to notions of fluid gender identity, challenging the rigid categories of 'male' and 'female'. To illustrate these differences, children are observed in classrooms, on the playground, and at home. How might acknowledging the brain's role in sex differentiation make interpersonal relationships run more smoothly? Examines ways to make a relationship work better for both men and women. Considers exclusion of girls from sports, reinforcement of the hero ethic in boys, and differential teacher treatment of boys and girls in classroom and playground. This film explores the neurological elements that help to perpetuate persistent divisions of labor, and investigates the biological basis of our seemingly unchangeable emotional systems. Includes interviews with Margaret Sanger, Estelle Griswold, various religious and health officials and discusses the differences in moral attitudes towards birth control of Catholics and non-Catholics. The film follows Alexandra and her adoptive family as they travel from Bucharest across Romania to the village where Alexandra was born. Enter the inner workings of the Patina V Mannequin Factory and see what goes into making 'the ideal woman of the moment' -- in plastic." False images (12 min.) -- The Guarantee (11 min.) -- 34 x 25 x 36 (8 min.) Director: by Jesse Epstein. Includes interviews with physicians, lawyers, the CEO of Dow Corning Corporation, and individuals with illnesses they feel are linked to their use of silicone breast implants. Video/C 544 A disarmingly honest and intimate exploration of our society's fascination with women's breasts. Video/C 5649 What expectations and images do teenage boys feel pressured to conform to, and how do boys deal with these pressures? The men discuss their most memorable sexual experiences, their tactics of seduction and their views on the differences in sexual and gender roles in their social circles. Topics covered include coping with failure and teasing. Set in Costa Rica, illuminates the social climate and cultural traditions which nurture "machismo" and allow the domination of women to flourish in Latin America. Video/C 6373 Drawing the connection between professional wrestling and the construction of contemporary masculinity, Sut Jhally and Jackson Katz show how so-called 'entertainment' is related to homophobia, sexual assault and relationship violence. C.: National Public Radio, Education Services, 1981. This tape includes quotes from Phyllis Schlafly, Gloria Steinem, Ronald Reagan, and Maureen Reagan. Key issues are women's rights and the politics thereof.
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DVD 7905 Annie Oakley, the greatest woman rifle shot the world has ever known thrilled audiences of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show with her daring shooting feats. Presents an in-depth interview with Simone de Beauvoir filmed in 1975. Video/C 3328 In this film four women who made significant contributions to the education of the deaf are discussed: Alice Cogswell, Julia Brace, Eliza Boardman Clerc, and Sophia Fowler Gallaudet. Scandalous in its day for bending the rules of representation to enlighten its audience. Old educational films are revisited in new ways to show humorous and historical views of this rite of passage. Video/C 6584 Explores the relationship between a woman's body image and the quest for an idealized female form. Video/C 3364 Tracking the country's oldest beauty contest - from its inception in 1921 as a local seaside pageant to its heyday as one of the country's most popular events - Miss America paints a vivid picture of an institution that has come to reveal much about a changing nation. From the announcement of her candidacy in January to the Democratic National Convention in Miami that July, Chisholm's fight for inclusion encompassed all Americans "who agree that the institutions of this country belong to all of the people who inhabit it." Shunned by the political establishment, Chisholm asks people of color, feminists and young voters for their support to "reshape our society and take control of our destiny ..." To the surprise of many, voters responded. Produced by Adam Sternberg; written by Lisa Clark and Adam Sternberg. Video/C 2860 Tea & Justice chronicles the experiences of three women who joined the New York Police Department during the 1980s--the first Asian women to become members of a force that was largely white and predominantly male. DVD X4668 Morrison discusses slavery and its legacy and the difficulties of writing about the painful subjects that occur in her novel Beloved. Video/C 1393 Charlie Rose interviews Nobel and Pulitzer prize winning author Toni Morrison, discussing her new book, "Paradise", her life, and her views on America and the issues facing the country. In Kenya, Rose, who is HIV positive, is championing rights to independence for widows.  A new generation of Caribbean women are using drama and reggae to focus attention on domestic violence. DVD X3800 A documentary on the situation of the woman in Algeria to-day.
Linda Williams, film scholar at UC Berkeley, shares her wisdom on a separate track. Passionless Moments is a series of ten short, whimsical films portraying the inner world of ordinary people. Video/C 3343 Celebrates the powerful stories behind quilt-making from three perspectives: records of history, symbols of family/community, and works of art. Originally broadcast on PBS as a segment of The American Experience. Followed by a special edition of KCTS Connects which follows up, a year later, with two of the women who were profiled in the program. Eight women living with breast cancer act as detectives, traveling across the country interviewing scientists and researchers about the possible causes of the disease. t stop them." [Eve Ensler quoted in Theatre on the Square web site] c2002. DVD 1249 A poetic and political film about female genital mutilation. The contributing factors include the draft, employment opportunities and child support. Examines how Latino men regard successful Latina women, and the myths and mystique of machismo. Now ten years later, Kethiwe, a hip, young woman with a British accent finds herself struggling to find her place in the new South Africa.