DVD 8343; vhs Video/C 9099 Shanae was ten when she was gang-raped; she responded by drinking and drugging, and by age 12 had graduated to murder. "The Dreams of Teen-age Girls and How They Fall Apart." (PBS to show documentary 'Girls Like Us,' which explores the impact of sex roles, class and violence) New York Times v146, sec2 (Sun, July 20, 1997): H24(N), H24(L), col 1, 24 col in. Video/C MM1183 Diaries, letters, photographs, and quilts are pieced together to tell a story of nineteenth century women from New England, the South, the Midwest, and the West. Without commentary or condescension, the film remakes the age-old story of a boy and girl in love with exhilaration and irony. ; 18 min.) -- Girls are better than ever / Douglas Film Ind. ; 13 min.) -- You're the judge / Crisco (1960s ; col. Special features: Deleted scenes; "Jackson:" an interview with Patti's son, Jackson Smith; 16min: raw footage montage; theatrical trailer. Features foremothers of women's music (Cris, Holly, Margie, Meg and more) and today's "new women's music" artists Ani Difranco, Melissa Ferrick, Bitch and Animal and more. The footage shows a personal, reflective side of the music, as well as some more exuberant or dance oriented pieces. This worldwide documentary takes viewers on a vibrant tour of urban cultures and musical movements, from hip hop's birthplace in the Bronx, to grime on London's Eastside and all points Philly, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, and L. Performers: Aaries, Big Manda, Chocolate Thai, Erykah Badu, Estelle, Georgia Girls, GTA Crew, Invincible, Jean Grae, MC Lyte, Miz Korona, Monie Love, Mystic, Princess & Diamond, Remy Ma, Rah Digga, Roxanne Shant, Shankia, Sparky D, Trinie & Sister. written, directed and produced by Alexis Krasilovsky. Video/C 4073 Through intimate interviews with many of the participants, provocative art, and rare, historical film and video footage, this documentary examines the history of the feminist art movement in the late 20th century. A wealth of film clips, from chaste black-and-white Hollywood classics to more robust fare from the '60s and '70s, show women's love, lust, longing and revenge. Features interviews with psychologist Cesare Musatti and author Alberto Moravia. Includes Lauren Hutton, Sandra Day O'Connor, Claudia Schmidt, Katherine Wallach. ; 11 min.) -- Let's make a sandwich / American Gas Assoc. ; 10 min.) -- Growing girls / Film Producers Guild (1949 ; b&w ; 12 min.) -- Improve your personality / Coronet (1951 ; b&w ; 10 min.) -- Pattern for smartness / Hartley Productions (1948 ; col. Touches on her early days in New York City and includes the people dearest to her, her family, and the political causes she champions. With festival and concert footage, interviews & archival material, the film delves into the rich history of women creating a cultural life based in a commitment to diversity, feminism and women loving women. DVD 2371 Presents musical performances that took place in the last years of four highly expressive and individualistic makers of traditional old time country music. Video/C 5489 Intercutting performance footage with interviews, this documentary presents women rock musicians, women music critics and scholars discussing feminism and its expression in the work of women rock musicians in the 1990s. DVD 4219 (preservation copy); Video/C 835 NRLF #: B 4 175 470 In a hip-hop and r&b world dominated by men and noted for misogyny, these unstoppable female lyricists speak candidly about class, race, and gender in pursuing their passions as female emcees. Delves into the amazing personal stories of women balancing professional dreams with the stark realities of poor urban communities, race, sexism, and motherhood, as the more than 18 artist featured in the film battle for a place in a society that creates few chances for women. Contents: Disc 2: Special features (103 min.): Women's smaller budgets -- The first camerawomen in Afghanistan -- Camerawomen & democracy -- Ola Butler -- Power in numbers -- Teaching courage -- Shooting & directing "Paroodeh" ; Working with guys ; Worst shooting experiences -- Teaching her son to shoot -- Lack of chauvinism in France -- Why women can't -- "Camera PEOPLE" -- Trailed by wolves -- Filming the Korean "Comfort women" -- Censorship & objectification -- Leaving country for career -- Camera assisting on "Star Wars" -- Filming the Olympics ; Safety in Hollywood -- On sexual imagery -- Women in Japanese camera unions -- Big budget films -- Sabotage in TV ; In her daughter's eyes -- Number of years to advance -- Shooting as hunting & gathering ; Daughter's career goal -- Women's problems : a global perspective -- Marriage & cinematography ; A dangerous stunt -- Learning to be a camerawoman -- Interview with Alexis Krasilovsky, director. Reassembly Required: Carol Leigh, Frances Negron, Yvonne Welbon, Megan Cunningham, Eve Oishi, Valerie Soe. Video/C 6488 Humorously de-constructs some of the female roles represented on television with the underlying suggestion that a greater variety of visions and ovices ought to be possible. Video/C 3766 Shows scenes from over 165 music videos to illustrate how women are portrayed in male-created videos, examining such issues as masculinity, femininity, sex, and sex roles. Video/C MM1219 Updates the documentary Slaying the Dragon by noting the effects of globalization and a changing population within the past 25 years. Interviewees: Roger Corman, Jim Wynorski, Maria Ford, Julie Strain. This award winning documentary uses humor to address serious concerns about the marketing of commercial illusion and unrealizable standards of physical perfection. Special features: Deleted scenes; Boris Kodjoe and Reggie Theus on being attractive; Interview with Eve Ensler; Cosmetic ingredients are mislabeled; Girls with eating disorders; Canaries in the coal mine; Meet the victims: guys on the couch; Physiognomy with Stuart Ewen; Interview with Ethie Ann Vare. Explores the history of the Barbie doll, through older and contemporary clips. DVD 3708; also VHS Video/C 5669 These days, ambitious young women in China feel they have to Westernize their appearance through plastic surgery in order to get ahead.
Video/C 3365 Puerto Rico has the highest incidence of female sterilization in the world. Focuses on the division this has created between pro-abortion and anti-abortion supporters, and describes abortion law in various states. DVD 5125 Chronicles little known chapters in the history of the development of the birth control pill and examines how far the pharmaceutical industry was willing to risk women's health. Video/C 7975 Examines the work of contraceptive pioneers Margaret Sanger, Katherine Mc Cormick, Gregory Pincus and John Rock, and features personal accounts from the first generation of women to have access to the Pill. Her status in family and community depends on her ability to bear children of the desired number and of the desired sex. DVD 6687 A report on how marketers, especially in the clothing industry, are selling a grown-up, sexy image to pre-teen girls. Video/C 6487 Ads: Revlon (8 adds)--Avon (3)--Coty (2)--Flex conditioner--Oil of Olay (5)--Norell perfume--Aziza eye makeup (2)--Maxi lip gloss--Pantene shampoo--O. tampons (2)--Clairol hair dye (2)--Vidal Sassoon (4)-- Faberge (2)--Almay deep mist moisturizer--Pretty feet & hands (2)--Second debut--Nair--Merle Norman cosmetics--Babe fragrance--Mila cleanser-- Esoterica --Alo after tan--Cie perfume--Aviance perfume--Dana tabu--Jovan cologne--Max Factor (2)-- L'Air du temps--Super Lustrous Mascara--Love's baby soft--L'Oreal (4)--Maybelline (2)--Flicker--Tickle deodorant--Selsun Blue--Nuance--Preference--Vaseline Intensive care--Natural wonder--Rive gauche--Cachet-- Lip quencher--Emeraude--Erno Lazlo products--Style light hairspray--Born beautiful hair color--Posner light touch--Loving care--Partage fragrance. Includes a scene of a brutal gang rape from the movie, The accused. Portrays the impact that sex and violence in media have on society and culture in our everyday life. Video/C 4057 Examines the stories contemporary music videos tell about girls and women, and encourages viewers to consider how these narratives shape individual and cultural attitudes about sexuality. Video/C 2824 Analyzes the hypersexualization of our environment and its noxious effects on young people. This videotape takes a critical and humorous stab at the recent plethora of "pro-feminist" advertising. Visits conventions and auctions, where early dolls and memorabilia are bought and sold. Some of the women end up with terrible physical problems as a result.
DVD X1093; Video/C 5178 Documentary that examines the feminist movement that began in the mid-1960's and how it eventually led to legalized abortion in the United States. DVD X5369 In many societies, a woman is valued according to her reproductive efficiency. Multiple shorts- see Gladis using long display for individual titles. Questions the impact that the portrayal of sex and sexual relations in mass media have on society and culture in our everyday life. DVD 4892 A controversial video that MTV tried to ban by threat of legal action if it was released. DVD 8891 Consultants, Minnette Lehmann, Christine Tamblyn. Includes interviews with actresses and other Asian American women who describe their experiences of such stereotyping. Includes interviews with Barbie fans, foes, and fetishists; people of all ages and sexes who either covet or revile Barbie. To accomplish the "right look," they visit surgeons to have their legs lengthened, their eyes westernized, and their breasts enlarged.
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.
DVD 8078; vhs Video/C 9782 An inside look at the tumultuous relationships of a clique of popular 10-year-old girls. DVD 4574 This film examines the culture of sexual harassment and bullying widespread among many teens today. Ironically many mosques force women to pray behind barriers away from the men, and some mosques do not even permit women to enter the building. The film examines numerous and diverse instances of this often unrecognized division and examines their causes and social consequences. Contents: Excerpts from: Femininity / Susan Brownmiller -- Great mother / Erich Neumann -- Feminist practice & poststructuralist theory / Chris Weedon -- Joy's way / W. Danto -- New French feminisms / Elaine Marks, Isabelle de Courtivron -- Face value / Robin Tolmach Lakoff, Raquel L. Includes commentary from her parents and interviews with Michelle, friends, and rival cyclists. The film follows the stories of four women who were detained in Magdalen asylums between the 1940s and the 1960s. This program addresses those issues, reporting on a group of 25 eight-year olds as they adjust to gender roles and expectations. Interwoven with the interviews are segments of breast-related archival footage, including a racy 1920s animated cartoon, a 1950s beauty pageant, and a 1970s bra ad. The film is based on home videotapes made during that time. The daughter discusses how she has dealt with her mother's illness and describes various stages of the disease. An examination of how advertising and the cult of celebrity have deeply and negatively impacted teens and young women, the film pairs ads and footage from the catwalks with shocking interviews with editors from top fashion magazines. This program examines the cult of the body in Western society and how it has reduced today's courtship ritual to a one-dimensional experience based primarily on physical attraction. DVD X2395; vhs Video/C 3544 This documentary addresses the contemporary obsession with body size and shape among North American women. Video/C 2167 What happens when women decide to love their bodies no matter what size? Two fat acceptance activists, Keena and Jessica, share their experiences of being judged by society for their decision to not bow to how women are expected to look --including being harassed and discriminated against because of their size. 24 min DVD X7112 In the first segment female genital mutilation in Africa and Asia is described in personal testimony as well as in an interview with Alice Walker about her documentary films. Chang, Diane Gibbons, Tammy Simon, Maria Celis, Kathryn Lenz, Isabel Beichl, Margaret Cheney. Video/C 4356 In 1972 Title IX was established, a civil rights act that prohibits gender discrimination at any school that receives federal funds. Video/C 6895 Through a profile of the lives of two cowgirls, presents a history of women in professional rodeos, and their evolving role from background "decoration" to full-fledged rodeo participants. DVD 4487 It has been 30 years since Title IX legislation granted women equal playing time, but the male-dominated world of sports journalism has yet to catch up with the law. The film reveals how class divisions are masked by racial confict and follows the intense, angry and breathtakingly resourceful Winthrow as he grapples with his own redemption from a heritage of violence. This documentary explores the terrors and triumphs of growing up male in America and suggests ways to help guide the journey to adulthood. 25 min.) -- The Decision is yours / Calvin Productions (1970 ; col. confronting issues of race, and racism, through the lens of gender, probing deep within the traditional American ideals of manhood in order to draw out the complex and often ambivalent nature of black male identity.
Many are drawn to the religion because of its emphasis on social justice and spiritual equality between the sexes. A class at Ohio University provides discussion about the impermanence of work done by women and the permanence of work done by men as they explore the concept of symbolic gender construction. Video/C 7590 A monologue performed by Joanna Frueh concerning feminist views, male and female relationships and social perceptions of women. The program explores complex issues of gender identity surrounding the controversy and manifested in Dumaresq's personal and professional relationships. With intelligence and wit, this film exposes the legal and social punishments that women who dare to have sex endure, while presenting a powerful argument that evaluating girls and women on their sexuality needs to stop. Based on the book: The purity myth: how America's obsession with virginity is hurting young women / Jessica Valenti (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks HQ29 . The criteria of deviance was so broad some Magdalenes didn't know why they had been put away. Sunset Story doesn't shy away from the sadness of old age; it reveals two elderly women's lives in an unusually authentic and surprisingly moving way. In doing so, she explores the dichotomy which separates her from the opera's other female character, the "bad girl" Musetta. With Norman Mailer, Germaine Greer, Jill Johnston, Diana Trilling, Jacqueline Ceballos. In an atmosphere dominated by sex and consumerism, are children growing up too quickly? The participants represent a wide range of age, size, race and background including two women with mastectomies, another who is concerned about the safety of her silicone implants, a self-proclaimed leader of the "Strong Breast Revolution," a transsexual, a 420-pound comedienne and two mother-daughter pairs. Video/C MM316 Host Hugh Downs examines the dangers of the binge-eating disorder, bulimia, and its effects on victims through interviews with experts, recovered bulimics including actress Jane Fonda and the parents of bulimics. Written, produced & directed by Francine Strickwerda & Laurel Spellman Smith. Sandy and Barbara had almost three years together from the time Barbara's cancer was diagnosed until her death in 1988. Video/C 4002 Shows interactions between an Alzheimer's patient and her daughter. Video/C 3976 Filmmaker Nicole Clark, a former Elite International fashion model, calls for a necessary change: integrity and responsible media for our youth. DVD X3801 Extreme body consciousness has taken youthful narcissism to new heights, making 'boy meets girl' a ruthless physical selection process. DVD X362 Once a fanatical rising star in the white supremacist movement, Greg Winthrow grapples with a legacy of hatred handed down across generations in this haunting documentary. What hurts them, makes them violent, and sometimes kills them? DVD 3223 Men are marching on Washington, finding religion, taking on new community responsibilities, bonding with each other, weeping openly and discussing their relationships. Some say it is the outcome of the feminist movement and the resulting change in male roles. This program profiles the new "men's movement, "explores the various reasons why men become involved in these movements and examines the implications for men and women in the 21st century. / Coronet (1950 ; b&w ; 10 min.) -- Act your age / Coronet (1949 ; b&w ; 12 min.) -- The Other fellow's feelings / Centron (1951 ; b&w ; 8 min.) -- Your body during adolescence / Mc Graw-Hill (1954 ; b&w ; 11 min.) -- The Show-off / Centron (1954 ; b&w ; 11 min.) -- Planning for success / Coronet (1950 ; b&w ; 10 min.) -- Moment of decision / Sid Davis Prods. ; 10 min.) -- Car theft / Bray-Mar (1956 ; b&w ; 14 min.) -- Dance, little children / Centron (1961 ; col. DVD X2291 An exploration of "what it means to be a black man in America... Through their commentaries and the experiences of partners, friends, and family emerges an unforgettable story of self-discovery.
DVD X6053 This film analyzes the roles and images of Asian women promulgated by the Hollywood film industry and network television over the past fifty years. DVD 8550; DVD X6053; vhs Video/C 1496 A documentary about the inside workings of Hollywood's B-movie industry, featuring film clips and rare interviews with the industry's exploitation vets. Juxtaposing footage culled from a typical week of television broadcasting with original interviews examines how the media presents girls. Panelists: Nancy De Stephanis, Peggy Cooley, Kathleen Purcell. A Symposium of leading figures in the media discussing issues relating to roles and perceptions of women in the media. Cites illustrations of abuses as well as suggestions to improve awareness of our use and abuse of language. 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. Who actually benefits from this high-priced journey towards this ideal?
DVD 7167 Eleven girls ages 8 to 16 from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds and two classrooms of middle and high school students discuss their views on mass media and how it impacts their lives. Video/C 9175 Three members of the organization "Women are Good News", a group founded to obtain equal representation of women and women of color in all news media, discuss the lack of women commentators and newscasters on PBS and other television stations. MM1214 Participants: Betty Friedan, David Gergen, Renee Poussaint, Nancy Woohull, Eleanor Randolf, Bob Guccione. Video/C 1906 Film explains the role of language in shaping behavior and explores sex bias in everyday speech and writing. Video/C 3363 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. Seeking answers from celebrities, media, academia, as well as everyday Americans, Roberts delves into the origins and deadly risks of our nation's quest for physical perfection and shows how these increasingly unattainable images contribute greatly to the rise in low self-esteem, body dismorphia, and eating disorders for young women and girls who also happen to be the beauty industry's largest consumers.
Albany : State University of New York Press, c2008. D) Since it burst onto the public agenda in the 1980s, "surrogate" motherhood has aroused controversy and confusion. But for a whole generation of women branded as cold "refrigerator mothers," the damage had already been done. Candidly explores the reasons why these people advocate terrorist tactics, such as bombing clinics and killing doctors. This film features 10 women who candidly describe their abortion experience, with stories that span seven decades. From the strangeness and humor of picking an anonymous donor to the creation of joyous families of both biological and adopted children, Sperm Donor X provides a powerful challenge to old ideas about making a family. Directed, produced, written and edited by Stephen Fell and Will Thompson. Wade when profound social stigma surrounded both abortion and unwed motherhood. This program investigates consumer reactions against the idealized images of beauty promoted by TV, movies, and glossy magazines, while exploring the complex relationship between corporate strategy and feminine self-esteem. DVD 8871 A documentary about the fight against the toxic and degrading messages to women and girls that dominate the media. Through their eyes we see how this world has impacted their personal values, their career ambitions and their concepts of beauty and self-image. Contents: Sex & gender -- The feminine touch -- The ritualization of subordination -- Licensed withdrawal -- Infantalization -- Codes of masculinity -- Trapped in the code -- History, power & gender display. Update of Dreamworlds 2 (1995) & Dreamworlds (DVD 4892). This documentary examines the sexism that continues to proliferate in media depictions, entertainment, and society. DVD X148 This documentary examines Hollywood stereotypes of the East, with particular attention paid to the Middle East and the depiction of women of the East. Video/C 7079 A documentary about the fight against the toxic and degrading messages to women and girls that dominate the media. Video/C 7156 A documentary about the fight against the toxic and degrading messages to women and girls that dominate the media. Video/C 7156 Jean Kilbourne reviews if and how the image of women in advertising has changed over the last 20 years. DVD 1410; vhs Video/C 6979 In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing us softly series, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. Balanced with interviews with established models such as Lauren Hutton, Elle Mac Pherson, and Claudia Schiffer, the film contrasts the sobering reality of the business of beauty with its false promises, competition and rejection to the fairy tale images in the young models' heads. The film lends context to Israel's personal odyssey with fascinating insights from athletes, bodybuilders, fashion models, and inner-city teens, as well as prominent cultural critics and authors. Powerful media images, in particular in the fashion and advertising industry, serve as a backdrop for insights into the virtually impossible and highly dangerous physical goals that so many women strive to achieve. In this innovative and wide-ranging analysis, Jackson Katz argues that there is a crisis in masculinity and that some of the guises offered to men as a solution (rugged individualism, violence) come loaded with attendant dangers to women, as well as other men. Society tends to emphasize differences more than similarities.
"Judith Helfand: Secret Stories, Video Diaries, and Toxic Comedy." In: Exile cinema : filmmakers at work beyond Hollywood / Michael Atkinson, editor. Video/C 1884 Examines the issues surrounding the prosecution of pregnant women and mothers in the U. We now know that autism is a brain disorder, not the result of poor parenting. Video/C 9687 This film focuses primarily on 'soldiers' in the Army of God, a violent fringe pro-life group bonded together by the Internet, by organized rallies, and by a common belief that abortions must be stopped at all costs. DVD 5553 In the US, 1.3 million women per year have abortions, but the topic is still so stigmatized that it is never discussed in polite company. DVD X3226 Director Deirdre Fishel takes an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at her own experiences and that of three other diverse women as they opt for a life they never imagined-- to try to have children solo using donor sperm. More than 70 interviews are interwoven with archival footage and street confrontations to document one of the most tenacious social movements in American history. DVD 8660 Presents a portrait of the times before Roe v. Video/C 2884 With it's "Real beauty" marketing campaign, the Dove brand struck a chord with women skeptical of unhealthy or absurd standards of attractiveness. Follows three young women as they compete for roles in hip hop music videos. Conversations with Candie's CEO and a hard look at Much Music programming practices enhance this social analysis. The film looks beyond advertising as a medium that simply sells products, and beyond analyses of gender that focus on biological difference or issues of surface objectification and beauty, taking us into the two-tiered terrain of identity and power relations. A look at how the narratives of music videos shape individual & cultural attitudes toward femininity, masculinity, sexuality and race. DVD 8367 Despite the achievements of the women's movement over the past four decades, misogyny remains a presistent force in American culture. She explores four key areas: "female" words that are dependent on a "male" version, words that are more positive for men than for women, words for women that carry negative sexual connotations, and "neutral" words that become inferior when applied to women. Many of their families have spent their life savings to pay for this investment in their daughters. Four young women models are followed around the globe as they attempt to become superstars. Video/C 8594 Diana Israel, a Boulder-based psychotherapist and former champion triathlete, talks candidly about her long and agonizing personal struggle with eating disorders and obsessive exercising, fearlessly confronting her own painful past as she attempt to come to terms with American culture's unhealthy fixation on self-destructive ideals of beauty and competitiveness. It examines eating disorders that have become commonplace in society and looks at the influence of the Barbie doll on young girls. DVD 4913; vhs Video/C 6606 Are men and women really that different?
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.