Their life experiences are examined as these women struggle to achieve self-sufficiency in a safe environment and describe their individual pursuits to construct a stable foundation for an independent family life. Guerrilla theater, protest songs, and interviews stress the misuse of women as mindless sexual objects. This often leads to competition, and in some cases, inequality. At its core is a long, continuous shot that reveals the part-by-part measurement and evaluation of a woman by a white-coated male examiner and a chorus of three women assistants. Even during the first moments of life, baby girls and boys already behave differently. DVD 8088 Features Jennifer Miller, juggler and director of Circus Amok. DVD 8698 Discusses the stereotypes that are applied to the sexes. DVD 8809 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 287 From the World of Ideas with Bill Moyers. DVD 4853 [preservation copy]; also VHS Video/C 1855 Program 17 presents male and female similarities and differences and how sex roles reflect social values and psychological knowledge. Video/C 39-28 Explores gender identity and gender reassignment with contributions of psychologists and researchers, and through personal insights from the Reimer family, including candid, heartrending interviews with Janet Reimer and her son, who ultimately rejected his female identity and is now living as a man. Video/C 8922 Meet 50 incredibly diverse students who take us on a powerful, intimate journey to see how popular pressures around gender and sexuality are shaping the lives of today's American teens ... This film examines primarily through research on the brain, how biology plays a role in men's drive to succeed more than it does for women, and why this may explain the lack of women in the boardroom. DVD X5334 This 1965 television documentary investigates the controversy surrounding abortion before it was legalized in the United States, focusing on the moral, social, legal and psychological aspects of abortion. Video/C MM830 Martha Rosler discusses the social and economic implications of surrogate motherhood, using excerpts and quotations from media reports and court records of the Mary Beth Whitehead/Baby M case. This thought-provoking documentary that focuses on the filmmakers own unwed pregancy includes interviews with family members and social workers, as it probes the reasons she complied with a family decision to enter a home for unwed mothers and give her baby up for adoption. The program follows American families as they travel to China to adopt some of these girls. Population growth has been slowed, but at an enormous social cost: A generation without siblings; abortion of female foetuses; imbalance between the sexes and a real concern that the policy has created a generation of spoilt children, so-called "Little emperors and empresses." 2005. DVD 6977 Nepal has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. Video/C 9849 A film which demonstrates to social workers methods for initiating and maintaining sensitive and supportive conversations about family planning with their clients, with particular emphasis on those who chronically use alcohol and other drugs. The issues it raises force us to examine what it means to society when motherhood is turned into a commercial activity and the values of the marketplace take priority over the interests of women and their children. Two doctors and an escort have been murdered at abortion clinics in the town, and violence fueled by religious fervor has forced the community to examine its convictions and responsibilities surrounding this difficult issue. Video/C 6296 This political look at a little-known chapter in women's history tells the story of "Jane," the Chicago-based women's health group who performed nearly 12,000 safe illegal abortions between 19 with no formal medical training. is not just the experience of poor, uneducated women or minority teenagers, as often depicted by the media and the press. Video/C 6520 A look at the subject of abortion where equal time is given to both sides, covering arguments from either extremes of the spectrum, as well as those at the center...a surprisingly even-handed film. Reprinted thousands of times on placards, in newspapers, magazines and in books, this image has become a symbol for reproductive freedom. Featuring historical footage and propaganda from the 19th century, when women were pressured to wear corsets, to the 40s and 50s picturing the "ideal" female figure, to the 1990s, the film presents an interesting contrast with contemporary women who are challenging old attitudes. Video/C MM56 False images: "Exposes the art of digital photo-retouching. Glazer explores the changing role of fatherhood through experts and fathers, exploring the phenomenon of stay-at-home dads, the working father who works long hours and people who take on the role of father for grandchildren, siblings, etc., and the corporate and legal issues involved. Issues such as welfare reform and the need for counseling are addressed, along with the benefits of community support. This program features three men who, when forced to choose between family and career, chose their families. Examines topics such as interracial dating, ethnic fetishes, and race identity. Alternates between this interview and a workshop in which Bly leads a group of 100 men into a deeper understanding of their own grief. Features men and women from a variety of cultural and social backgrounds who provide testimony on how gender differences affect their relationships. Produced, directed and written by Byron Hurt Dist.: Media Education Foundation. In America, a new form of tutelage was engineered: the classroom film. Revealing, frequently amusing and occasionally infuriating, this documentary interviews twenty men, of a variety of races, ages, and backgrounds, about their sexual lives. Video/C 4698 Originally shown on the ABC News television program Close-up. Video/C 418 An exploration of the Samoan faafafine, boys who are raised as girls, who fulfill a traditional role in Samoan culture. See Religion videography for complete listing of contents A critical look at the evangelical Christian men's group, Promise Keepers, their ties to the Religious Right and their stance on issues of women's rights. DVD X5639 A comical look at two crazed kung fu fanatics who argue over Asian American masculinity and the nature of martial arts films. Video/C 8318 In a culture obsessed with the distorted images of youth and beauty conveyed by the mass media, this documentary explores the damaging lengths to which teenage boys will go to achieve the ideal male body. Illustrates how boys are socialized by fear, power and shame. Also looks at the contrasting behaviors of female and male athletes and the difference of "risk taking" behavior between the sexes. The era of equal opportunities raised expectations that men and women's roles would become interchangeable.
Video/C 4991 The United States is obsessed with virginity from the media to schools to government agencies. Video/C 8132 A guerrilla theater piece on the role of women, performed at an abortion rally in New York City in 1969. The filmmaker questions the boundaries of fiction and documentary. A young girl narrates twenty-six short stories which recount memories of a father she both fears and admires. Slippery Blisses features a quirky cast - a behaviour expert who claims we are addicted to kissing, a sex therapist who views kissing as the key to better sex and a professor who teaches wildly popular seminars to university students on how to kiss. Video/C MM546 Presents the history of women in America. Video/C 71 Sunset Story is a funny and intimate documentary that will make you think differently about growing old. This rewriting of Puccini's opera, La Boheme, has become a classic in feminist film theory. military program was launched to recruit women to the war effort. From the bombing of Axis Europe to the assaults on Japanese strongholds, women worked around-the-clock six days a week, creating ballistics tables that proved crucial to Allied success. DVD X7209 On the evening of April 30, 1971, a standing room only audience of local literati and feminists packed New York City's Town Hall to watch Norman Mailer, who had just written 'The Prisoner of Sex, ' grapple with a panel of passionate feminists ... DVD X5438 Follows the fortunes of two women and the teams they play for during a six-game exhibition tour of a start-up Women's Professional Football League in the United States. Video/C MM694 Lynn Spigel discusses the historical, cultural and social aspects of the Barbie doll phenomenon, while displaying a wide variety of Barbie dolls, apparel and accessaries. As illustrated in the example of a female football team, it can take a lot of determination to defy the agents of socialization and overcome gender basis. Modelled on past tribunals, the women challenged world leaders at the U. World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna to finally "address these violations for the gross human rights violations that they are." The Global Tribunal on Violations of Women's Human Rights was convened during the 2nd United Nations World Conference on Human Rights, held in Vienna in 1993. How do fragmentation and comparison assist in social control? Video/C 5226 Over the course of eight months, 64 women representing a cross-section of cultures in America, came together to share their experiences of oppression through the lens of race. Video/C 7053 Partners for 18 years and feeling external pressure to wed, filmmakers Karen and Fred ask others, "Is there any reason why the two of us should wed? Video/C 9402 Candid interviews with American women who describe their preconceptions about marriage contrasted with the realities of marriage, their husband's expectations concerning their roles as wives, and experiences of child rearing and employment inside and outside the home. Focuses on three themes: women as volunteers and reformers, women's struggle for rights, and women in public/civic life. This short film has become an important addition to women's studies and American literature course curricula. Video/C 5679 A video essay on the new dream screen of the Internet and how it impacts on the global circulation of women's bodies from the third world to the first world. This program features New Zealand photographer Rebecca Swan and her images for "Assume Nothing," a book that explores the beauty and complexity of gender identity. Fifty years later, this film interweaves the stories of this intersex activist and the acclaimed photographer Rebecca Swan, exploring their potent creative collaboration. In this program, researchers debate whether differences in brain architecture lead to a division of talents and aptitudes between the sexes--and draw some startling conclusions. Video/C 9099 Explores the differences in the ways that men and women experience and communicate the love relationship. DVD 7161 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 9395 Insight into sex role stereotyping in physical activities of children in schools. Some argue that the standard practice of sexual assignment by surgery in infancy should be discontinued giving the intersexual the right to chose or not to chose surgery once that person reaches adolescence. Includes scenes of circus performances, a gay rights parade, Miller interacting with friends, family, and strangers. The film also explores the serious social and family problems--even dangers--often faced by those whose gender may fall somewhere in between male and female. From girls confronting popular messages about culture and body image, to boys who are sexually active just to prove they aren't gay, the film reveals the toll that deeply-held stereotypes and rigid gender policing have on all of our lives, and offers both teens and adults a way out of anxiety, fear, and violence. Yet, research reveals that most men are neurologically primed to find household routine more difficult, and that women are hormonally primed for maternal behavior, finding such tasks less stressful than men do. DVD 9181; vhs Video/C 7670 The seemingly sleepy intersection of Delaware Ave. On one corner stands the abortion clinic A Woman's World; across the street is the Pregnancy Care Center, an ambiguously named pro-life outpost dedicated to heading off abortion seekers at the pass. Videodisc release of an episode of the television program CBS reports, originally broadcast on April 5, 1965. Produced by Repro Vision, the media collective of WHAM (Women's Health Action Mobilization). They discuss the reactions of society and their families, meeting financial and emotional demands, male role models, etc. This television news program investigates urban overpopulation and the struggle to provide family planning counseling and contraceptives to those wanting them. DVD 2451 Explores the heated controversy in America surrounding the struggle to get the French abortion pill RU-486 (mifepristone) approved for use in the United States. Produced and directed by Kate Kirtz and Nell Lundy. Sandi and Al, Alexandra's parents, feel it is time for their daughter to make the journey to meet her birthparents and discover her roots. Anorexia is also discussed as a condition arising from younger women's need to attain an impossible physical ideal. How would changing our bodies to try to fit an image alter the way we see ourselves? Reveals a dancer's story about his "Italian" nose and the effect it has had on his career." 34 x 25 x 36: "A look at mannequins, religion and perfection. DVD X3809 Covers a class action suit and individual liability suits on the issue of breast implants, FDA and medical findings, and issues of medicine and science in the courtroom. Video/C MM927 Young men from the industrial suburbs of Beirut are asked to reveal the details of their various sexual conquests. These films helped to deal with the subtleties of behavior and the importance of fitting in. Several anthropologists comment on the phenomenon examining issues of culture and gender and the complexities of sexual identity. The men, many of whom appear nude, offer personal revelations that are honest, humorous, and often poignant as they frankly discuss puberty, masculinity, impotence, circumcision, sexuality, myths and perceptions, growing old, and, of course, size. old professor who reflects on the decline in libido and prostate troubles, a 28 year-old porn star, a paralyzed advertising director who talks about sex as a paraplegic and a slang dictionary editor who explains the etymology of penis-related slang words and offers some rare historical slang. Based on the book: Raising Cain, protecting the emotional life of boys / by Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson. 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. Presents various important speeches by and about women from the 1860's to the present. Sound/C 89 Covers a broad range of topics including settlement stories, slavery, the American Revolution, The Trail of Tears, domesticity and moral reform, and the early women's rights movement. A re-presentation of a 1967 documentary on the author of the groundbreaking feminist text The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for the Feminist Revolution, Shulamith Firestone. A compelling account of the immutable, highly charged relationship between a father and daughter. DVD 4702; Video/C 4905 In Slippery Blisses we meet ordinary people who recall their best and worst kisses, and experts who discuss the science of kisses - and the human need for this potent cocktail of touch, smell, taste and emotion. Gender issues and stratification, the gender divide in the workplace, the impact of Title Seven, and the women's movement are explored in this lesson. DVD 4806 Highlights the moving and gut-wrenching personal stories of women from around the world who testified before a panel of eminent judges at the Global Tribunal on Violations of Women's Human Rights. The filmmaker asks: How do we come to see ourselves as objects? Video/C 5862 Features speeches by Nancy Cott, Alice Kessler-Harris, and Ruth Simmons on the history of American women in civic life in the 20th century. Video/C MM1026 Artistic expression of alternatively gendered people's lives reveals a captivating world where gender cannot be defined as simply male or female. DVD X2956 In a small New Zealand hospital in 1953, the birth of Mani Bruce Mitchell caused a mild pandemonium. Combining case histories and scientific analysis this program argues that the mixture of hormones in the womb "hardwires" the brain with a sex-aligned signature before birth, causing it to become distinctly female or male--or a mixture of both. Statistically speaking, why have men and women not proved equally adept at the same things? b Explores the medical management of infants born with ambiguous sexual anatomy and whether or not patients born with the disorder should be given the opportunity to choose their gender. Miller speaks of her life and struggle as a lesbian woman who happens to have a moustache and beard. Video/C 3548 Explores the lives of those who do not conform to rigid gender concepts and examines changes in brain science that are shedding light on grey areas between male and female. Examines the historical development of these attitudes starting at birth and continuing through adulthood and the subtle ways parents and teachers condition babies and young children to accept traditional sex roles. Evelyn Fox Keller, theoretical physicist and professor of rhetoric at UC Berkeley, discusses with Bill Moyers language as a carrier of ideology and the role of gender in scientific ideologies. Program 18 presents physical and psychological changes as people age, and how society reacts to the later stages of life. Also includes the work of early sex researcher John Money who persuaded the Reimer parents to surgically alter their child after an accident destroyed his genitalia. Demonstrates how gender-based expectations are deeply intertwined with homophobia, and also are impacted by race, ethnicity and class. Also looks at the contrasting behaviors of female and male athletes and the difference of "risk taking" behavior between the sexes. The era of equal opportunities raised expectations that men and women's roles would become interchangeable. is ground zero for the ferocious abortion rights battle raging in America. Presents interviews with clergymen, lawyers, and physicians who hold diametrically opposed views and tells of specific cases of abortion. DVD 2450 Addresses cutbacks in women's reproductive freedom and civil rights against the backdrop of Operation Rescue's religious anti-abortion ferver. Video/C 3362 Interviews five adult mothers who tell why they chose to have their unanticipated baby or actually planned to become single parents. Video/C 551 Until the Griswold case, which neutralized the Comstock Law and reinforced the right to privacy, the vast majority of Americans had little access to birth control. This episode explores the plight of Nepal's local health services, and links the situation to the prohibition by the U. government against funding any non-governmental organization that supports abortion. Includes interviews with a diverse group of civil and religious leaders in Pensacola. Includes interviews with the founder, Heather Booth, and other women who were involved with the service. Video/C MM1140 This is the story of Alexandra, an eleven-year-old Romanian girl who was adopted by a Canadian family at the age of three. This film examines the lives of five mothers, whose circumstances are vastly different, who are raising children on their own: a widow raising a bi-racial daughter, A high school dropout raising her child, a lawyer balancing motherhood and a career, a middle-aged college student raising 3 young children, and a single woman who opted for artificial insemination to have a child. Kaye's head-on confrontation of a problem most people simply wish to ignore is documentary cinema at its most raw and vital. Women boxers, rock climbers, and runners are seen challenging old assumptions about women's physical abilities. How do images of perfect female beauty influence men's perceptions of real women? " The guarantee: "Teasing, self-perception, cultural identity, and plastic surgery. They discuss the implications of that choice, the impact it has had on their careers and conceptions of themselves as fathers, and the new opportunities that their non-traditional paths have afforded them. Asian Studs Nightmare (6 min.): A hilarious spoof on the racial politics operating behind a hit television dating show. Suddenly, the prickly issues of sexual development and juvenile delinquency could by addressed. Video/C 2102 Psychologist (and one-man psychobabble cottage industry) John Gray shares his insights on how to understand and appreciate how men and women are different, how to improve one's ability to communicate with the opposite sex, how to commununicate difficult feelings and avoid arguments, and build fulfilling relationships. Speaking frankly and openly, they explore a range of subjects which men are often too proud or embarrassed to discuss. A portrait of contemporary American men and how many are reacting to changes in women's roles on and off the job. In the past they have shared women's traditional work but today are becoming more westernized and look more like drag queens. Video/C 8601 Surveying men from all walks of life, young and old, gay and straight, large and small, this documentary presents interviews with 25 men who explore how men feel about their penises. Video/C MM317 Highlights of the music and messages of the 1997 Washington D. Produced by the National Organization for Women, Inc.,1997. Video/C 5685 Two of the country's leading child psychologists identify the social and emotion challenges that boys encounter in school and show how parents can help boys cultivate emotional awareness, giving them the support to navigate the social pressures of youth. Includes clips from the films Showdown in little Tokyo, Kung fu, and Enter the dragon. Yet, research reveals that most men are neurologically primed to find household routine more difficult, and that women are hormonally primed for maternal behavior, finding such tasks less stressful than men do. M71 Library has: v.1-2 (1976-1985)) Nearly a decade in the making, this refreshingly honest film documents the challenges and desires of a group of young women in New Orleans by letting them film their own stories. DVD 7976 In 1972 Title IX was established, a civil rights act that prohibits gender discrimination at any school that receives federal funds. Annie is an inside look at Annie Sprinkle, porn star, performance artist and sexual diva. Filmed in South Philadelphia over a period of four years and following its protaganists from age 14 to 18, it brings into sharp relief the conflicts of growing up female, exposing the impact of class, sexism and violence on the dreams and expectations of teenage girls. Written, produced & directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan & Dawn D. This video examines 12 different facets of the human body that impact our preferences and prejudices, which can lead us to attempt dramatic--but not always wise-- alterations of what we look like. Video/C 5845 A history and examination of the international social phenomenon of the Barbie doll; a toy, idol, role model and fashion model reflecting standards of appearance and lifestyle for girls and women since 1959. Video/C MM1014 Bulimia is on the rise, yet it is often portrayed in the media as a kind of "extreme" dieting practiced by models, socialites and others obsessed with their appearance. Video/C 5151 A thought-provoking picture of how the desire for a better self-image operates within consumer culture, and how this desire is fed by the media, the medical makeover industry and society at large. DVD 7167 Elizabeth Sher documents her personal journey to decide whether or not to have plastic surgery. Video/C 7932 Examines the life and work of British labor union leader, women's rights activist, social reformer and theosophist Annie Besant. Video/C 1573 '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. Both feel unsettled in Western society and are contemplating cosmetic surgery on their eyes. DVD X3440; Video/C 7711 Biography in political and social context of Yuri Kochiyama, an Asian American woman and humanitarian civil rights activist who first became aware of social injustice in the United States during her time in a Japanese-American interment camp during World War II. DVD 3261 Investigates the daily, sometimes illicit migration, across borders between Morocco and Spain- a rare intersection of the first and third worlds. Video/C MM1036 A satirical and biting look at the proliferation of the mail-order bride industry in Asia and the Western representations of Asian women that fuel it. By revealing how technologies of marginalization affect women in their sexuality, REMOTE SENSING aspires to displace and resignify the feminine within sexual difference and cultural representation. Shiva is devoting her scientific knowledge to proving that local farming methods, which recognize diversity and complexity in their polycultures, are vital to the survival of the Indian ecosystem. Sharadini Dahanukar who has set out to prove that ayurvedic medicine, which relies heavily on women's knowledge of plants and herbs, has scientific validity. Video/C 4598 Profiles the challenges and changes for women in Asia. Six 10 minute videos by women about the status and condition of women in 6 countries. When disenchantment with that world set in, she returned to New York to write. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1976 (Main Stack PN1994. Paglia (c1992) -- Annie (c1989) -- Bondage (c1983/84) -- Max (c1992) -- Didn't do it for love (c1997, 81 min.) One feature length and four short films exploring the outer limits of female sexuality and behaviour. Pagilia features a confrontational interview with the author of 'Sexual Personae' Camille Paglia. Higher education for women, the entry of women into politics and the professions, women's suffrage, new attitudes toward sexuality, and other topics are addressed within the historical context of the early 1900s. Follow these two girls for three years, as they try to make a life for themselves both inside and outside of Baltimore's juvenile justice system. An ethnically diverse group of four working class girls strut, flirt and testify about their lives. It postulates that as the world changes, there will be a need to find alternatives to patriarchy. As they grapple with issues of school, family, friends and identity, the film allows viewers to see what real girls face during this pivotal time in puberty, while providing a vehicle for discussing important developmental milestones. ; 16 min.) -- Attack / Taft Broadcasting (1966 ; b&w ; 14 min.). DVD X2292 Contents: Tattoo: the living canvas -- Cosmetic surgery: the body as medical sculpture -- Branding & piercing the human animal -- Tyranny of perfection: models for the rest of us? -- Weightism: Consequences -- Beauty: cultural differences -- Contesting the beauty contest -- Body image & eating disorders: Onset -- Body image & eating disorders: Crisis -- Body image & eating disorders: the road back -- Aging: the body changes. Video/C 5226 A panel discussion of women who are members of the Black Panther party in which they relate their personal struggles and experiences as "Panther women" engaged in civil rights activism. Interviews with spouses and family members also shed light on the spiritual and cultural dimensions of this practice. Includes a segment on her work with the homeless at Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco. Video/C 3234 Examines the search for beauty and self-acceptance through the experiences of a young Filipina and Korean woman living in Canada who both believe their appearance, specifically their eyes, affect the way they are perceived. This video-essay takes an earthly perspective on cross-border circuits, where women have emerged as key actors and expertly links new geographic technologies to the sexualization and displacement of women on a global scale. She argues that the failure of the Green Revolution was due to the fact that women's knowledge of traditional seed varieties was ignored. / Amelia Simmons -- Dry days in Dobbagunta / Nupur Basu -- A Healthy start / Sandra Herrington -- The Alarm rings softly / Judith Laird -- The Amahs of Hong Kong / Anastasia Edwards -- Footprints of sorrow / Claudia Esmerado. Utilizing film clips, rare photos and interviews with survivors of the era, this documentary pays fond tribute to these pioneers. Early filmmakers include Tressie Souders, Zora Neale Hurston, Madame C. Walker, Maya Angelou, Madeline Anderson, Kathleen Collins Prettyman, Darnell Martin, Kasi Lemmons, Julie Dash and Eloyce Gist. Also investigates the thorny question of cultural authenticity. Soon Hollywood, which turned two of her works into movies, beckoned her to write screenplays. Includes interviews with Tiny and Ruby in their Chicago home, archival material, lively musical performances, and narration by poet Cheryl Clarke. Video/C MM391 Are men and women really that different? This film reveals groundbreaking studies, both practical and scientific, that illustrate the variances between the learning patterns of boys and girls from birth to adolescence. Video/C MM653 This documentary attempts, by means of interviews with both proponents and opponents of abortion in a Pennsylvania town, to show some of the differences in the ways people weight the value of human life. Due to cultural, social and economic factors, traditional preference leans toward boys, so girls are often hidden, aborted, or abandoned. Video/C 5385 A Presents the filmmaker's experience of coping with her own hysterectomy at twenty five for cancer caused by her mother's use of D. S., a synthetic hormone administered to prevent miscarriage. In setting the issue of "surrogate" motherhood in the context of individual lives, this well-acted video relates a story that is seldom told and reveals the human side of this controversial practice. Four witnesses, each a party to a preconception agreement, are called to testify: the husband and wife who are having trouble conceiving a child, the broker who sets up the deal, and finally the "surrogate" mother, who has relinquished her baby to the father and his wife for ,000, which translates to an hourly rate of less than the minimum wage. Mary Ann Glendon, professor of law, discusses abortion in the U. High-level insights concerning Dove, L'Oreal, and advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi provide a fascinating departure point for a socioeconomic discourse. Produced and directed by Margaret Lazarus [and] Renner Wunderlich. Looks at the selling of sex as a form of female empowerment, idealized beauty, gender training, misogyny in music and games, and the double standards that exist in media and society when it comes to women and men, as well as recommendations for change. Produced and directed by Margaret Lazarus [and] Renner Wunderlich. Produced and directed by Margaret Lazarus [and] Renner Wunderlich. By bringing Kilbourne's groundbreaking analysis up to date, Killing us softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence. Her exaggerated parody of television commercials for elegant products gradually shifts to direct criticism. Features sequence from the films of Lillian Gish, Theda Bara, Clara Bow, Gloria Swanson, Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard, Pola Negri, Louis Brooks, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, and Mae West. Includes interviews with teenagers and professionals working with eating disorder patients. Video/C 4544 An educational and entertaining documentary addressing the insecurities of women of all ages who learn to place their self-worth in the measure of their beauty. How far would you go to match your culture's ideal of beauty? Video/C 9099 Explores the differences in the ways that men and women experience and communicate the love relationship. Video/C 9395 Discusses the Sambia people, a war-like tribe in the mountains of New guinea, whose secret rituals of initiation are aimed at making their warrors courageous and bold. Pays tribute to hip-hop while challenging the rap music industry to take responsibility for too often perpetuating destructive, deeply conservative styles of manhood that glamorize sexism, violence, and homophobia. DVD 4720 This award winning documentary follows the strikingly original life of the unique artist, comedian and performance artist Bob Flanagan. Video/C 6470 Raises gender issues and provokes the viewer to reflect on how our society can deprive boys of wholeness. DVD X4496; Video/C 6585 In the context of a telephone dating service, this film examines dating relationships for men of mixed Asian/white descent and probes Asian American male sexuality in popular culture. Gender issues and stratification, the gender divide in the workplace, the impact of Title Seven, and the women's movement are explored in this lesson. From a personal encounter with a family trying to raise their sons and daughter with identical influences to a series of observational experiments with a group of four to seven year olds, this film explores the social, physiological, neurological and genetic aspects of stereotypical sex typed behavior. A generation of equal opportunities has failed to iron out the great sex divide in the workplace.
Video/C 2628 Examines the consequences of China's two-decade-old, "one-child policy" designed to curb the country's exploding population. This powerful courtroom drama explores the ethical, emotional, and commercial issues underlying the practice of surrogacy and depicts its effects on three participants: the "biological" mother, who becomes pregnant through artificial insemination, the father, and his wife. DVD 7504; vhs Video/C 5991 From the series, World of Ideas with Bill Moyers. Wade" gave rise to misinterpretation of the abortion issues of the U. Includes footage of high-profile crimes targeted at abortion clinics, most notably the 1993 murder of two abortion clinic workers in Pensacola by Paul Hill, an interview with Michael Bray, who torced an abortion clinic and others associated with the movement. Cutting across age, race, class and religion, this film offers perspectives that personalize what has become a vicious and abstract debate. Makes a strong case for choice as a fundamental democratic right. What are the implications for the global cosmetics and fashion industries? The film presents the leading authorities in the fields of psychology of women and girls, eating disorders, gender studies, violence against women, and media literacy -- and focuses their ideas on practical solutions and the best tactics for reclaiming our culture. Interviewees include Jean Kilbourne (Killing Us Softly), Jackson Katz (Tough Guise), and many others. Juxtaposing film clips from the 20s through the 80s, the filmmaker argues these fantasies have worked both to shape and reinforce often derogative assumptions about the peoples of the East while at the same time reinscribing the moral, spiritual, and cultural supremacy of the Anglo-European West. The film presents the leading authorities in the fields of psychology of women and girls, eating disorders, gender studies, violence against women, and media literacy -- and focuses their ideas on practical solutions and the best tactics for reclaiming our culture. The film presents the leading authorities in the fields of psychology of women and girls, eating disorders, gender studies, violence against women, and media literacy -- and focuses their ideas on practical solutions and the best tactics for reclaiming our culture. With wit and warmth, she uses over 160 ads and commercials to critique advertising's image of women, inviting viewers to look at familiar images in a new way, that moves and empowers them to take action. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes--images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality. DVD X3570 As Rosler leafs through the Vogue Magazine, the ads and the feature articles become indistinguishable. Video/C 2193 A history of the treatment of women on the screen. DVD 4219 (preservation copy); Video/C 835 NRLF #: B 4 175 470 This program presents closely analyzed examples that show how sexism and antisexism may be contained in language use - in song lyrics,everyday conversation, newspaper reports, written conversations, and satire. It also explores the new world of modelling in which models in video, film and photographs are sculpted by computer technology presenting images to emulate that are not even totally human. Video/C 9300 Mentawai women in Sumatra file their teeth to sharp points, American men get buttocks implants, and Chinese men and women having their legs surgically lengthened to make them taller. Video/C 6808 A look at the conceptualization of masculinity in hip-hop culture. Video/C 8321 Tough Guise is the first program to look systematically at the relationship between the images of popular culture and the social construction of masculine identities in the U. This often leads to competition, and in some cases, inequality. This film reveals groundbreaking studies, both practical and scientific, that illustrate the variances between the learning patterns of boys and girls from birth to adolescence. 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. Looks at progress in achieving greater equality for women -- five years after the Beijing Conference on Women where government delegations pledged themselves to tackle increasing violence against women. Video/C 7771 Amy Johnson was the first woman to fly solo from Great Britain to Australia. A champion in a man's sport, over time she became an American legend forever changing ideas about the abilities of women. DVD 5616 Using film clips and narration, Annie Sprinkle presents a 25 year retrospective of her career as a pornographic film star. DVD 8742 A biography of the French existentialist philosopher, public intellectual, and social theorist, Simone de Beauvoir who wrote novels, essays, and monographs on philosophy, politics, and social issues. 1975, 50 min Special feature: émission "Premier plan" : une entrevue avec Simone de Beauvoir (1959, 40 min) In French with German subtitles. DVD 5615 University of Pennsylvania: racially insensitive language, Harvard University: gay rights, Stanford University: multicultural ideals, Pennsylvania State: sexual harassment, University of Washington: radical feminism. This film explores the general discomfort around the subject of menstruation and the pain girls experience as they negotiate relationships with their bodies and their culture. 13 women of varying age, size, and ethnicity candidly reveal the ambivalence with which they regard their own bodies. Using intimate interviews with former contestants, and behind-the-scenes footage and photographs, the film reveals why some women took part in the fledgling event and how the pageant became a battle ground and a barometer for the changing position of women in society. Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women / Alice Walker and Pratibha Parmar. New York: Harcourt Brace, c1993.(UCB Bancroft GN484 . Supplementary feature accompanying: The Adventures of young Indiana Jones. DVD X233 Discusses the life of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1890-1964), one of this country's most famous and important union organizers, radical activists, and defenders of civil rights. Video/C MM688 A discussion between Phyllis Schlafly, Ann Scott and William F. Video/C 2635 Film profiles four ethnically diverse women - Hispanic, Caucasian, Vietnamese and African-American - who surmount the trauma of deep personal loss and emerge with confidence, strength, and a renewed sense of purpose. In this award-winning documentary, Officer Trish Ormsby and Detectives Agnes Chan and Christine Leung share their fascinating stories about careers and personal lives, as well as satisfactions and risks on the job, the stereotypes they defied, and how they persevered. Readings from Beloved by Guy Gregory and Bonnie Greer. And in Nigeria, market trader Tematayo is demanding the government acknowledge her worth as a successful businesswoman.  Thousands of Filipino women are leaving children and country behind to work as domestics in Hong Kong. Video/C 4595 A colorful collage of plenaries, workshops, interviews, spontaneous events and music from the Fourth United Nation's International Women's NGO (non-governmental organization) Forum that took place in Huairou, China concurrent with and related to the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, from September 4-15, 1995. Video/C 4339 Depicts the efforts of local African political activists to end the practice of female genital mutilation in Africa, an act that can lead to medical complications or even death. Some "Mudjahadines", the women fighters during the war of Independence from the French (1954-1962), recall their own experiences: their hopes and their disillusion after the war, when the Government refused to recognize their role and contribution to the National Liberation Movement. DVD X2405; vhs Video/C 4081 Directed by Minky Schlesinger and Khetiwe Ngcobo. Examines gains in women's rights globally with visits to Northern Ireland, Nigeria, Fiji, New Zealand, Brazil and other nations focusing on crimes against women and achievements by women towards equality. Mulvey and Wollen's experimental documentary combines newsreel footage of the aviator's arrival, dramatic recreations of events from her life and contemporary discussions by feminist groups on the subject of heroism in this most unconventional biopic. Includes archival images and commentary by biographers and historians. Features rare '70s hippie porn, early fetish films, feminist porn, art porn, transsexual docu-porn, classic XXX and more. DVD X4895 Peel concerns a family outing in Australia which results in an intrigue of awesome belligerence. Directed by Lisa Ades ; written by Michelle Ferrari. DVD X243 Four young women suffering from eating disorders and their families discuss and explain their experiences. DVD 6541 Rachel's Daughters, the first feature length film to be made about the causes of breast cancer, is an investigative documentary with a difference. Rare archival photographs, historical film footage and recordings of her speeches shed light on her role as labor leader, orator and self-proclaimed revolutionist. Buckley on the rescission of the Equal Rights Amendment by several states that had initially ratified it. DVD X5207 This program looks at the differences between the U. Latina and her Latin American and American counterparts. These portraits explore the issues of alcoholism, drug abuse, domestic violence, death and grieving, as well as problems faced by refugees and immigrants. Bonus features: Trailers; bios of Agnes, Trish, Christine & Margie; director Ermena Vinluan's bio; key crew bios; director's statement; synopsis; awards & film screenings; production anecdotes; links and bibliography.  Guatemalan women widowed in the civil unrest have formed an organization, Conavigua, to conduct literacy classes and encourage political participation. Also capturing the stories of victims, their families and friends, the film follows various activists in countries such as Tanzania, Somalia, Kenya and Mali, as they meet with school children, local communities, and others in attempting to change the 5,000 year-old custom. A new generation of women tries to find a path between modern democracy and the fundamentalism of the Islamic faith. Born into exile as the daughter of political emigres, Kethiwe Ngcobo and her family returned to their longed-for homeland, South Africa in 1994. "The Right of Re-Vision: Michelle Citron's Daughter Rite." In: Movies and methods : an anthology / edited by Bill Nichols. Video/C 2973 Using vibrant archival film clips and interviews with women who came of age during the Roaring 20s in Britain, this program chronicles the emergence of the modern woman in the aftermath of World War I. Both came to the Waxter Juvenile Facility in Maryland. DVD 5282 This documentary explores female teenage experiences of sexuality and pregnancy. The evolution of patriarchy as one effective way of organizing mass societies is examined from evidence found in ancient Egyptian villages along the Nile. Video/C 4385 Without flinching, this documentary chronicles four girls' coming of age and the precarious moments between being a little girl and becoming a young woman. Explores the culture of zines and this new generation of young women who are taking control of a corner of the media pie by self-publishing their own magazines. ; 27 min.) -- Saying no: a few words to young women about sex / Crommie & Crommie (1982 ; col. DVD 1345; also VHS Video/C 2557 View this video online Six women who were born into Muslim families or who chose to convert to Islam talk about being Muslim in the United States, and their choice of whether to wear the traditional veil, the hijab. Observations are interspersed with readings of her own poetry which reflect her cultural experiences. All three have widely different backgrounds but share a common bond: they are immigrants to Canada, women of color, struggling against social and economic odds. By using the latest images from NASA satellites, the film investigates the consequences of the U. military presence in South East Asia as well as European migration politics. Video/C MM1027 Activist and ecologist Vandana Shiva is the leader of a people's movement in India that opposes "reductionist Western science". Such directors as Lois Weber, Frances Marion, Dorothy Arzner, Kathlyn Williams and Alice Guy Blache were a significant presence in the early days of Hollywood. Realizing that she wasn't going to find her sisters in cinema in Hollywood, the producer traveled the independent path to uncover a wide range of films directed by African American women outside of the Hollywood studio system. Explores the extraordinary contributions of women filmmakers from Africa through Interviews with thirty-five women filmmakers from Africa and the African diaspora, interspersed with clips from their films. Defying her parents, she pursued her education and devoted herself full-time to writing award-winning stories and novels in Yiddish-English dialect. DVD X4633 This tribute profiles the jazz trumpeter Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, and her lesbian partner of 40 years, drummer Ruby Lucas (aka Renee Phelan).