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Cheerleader
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written by Kimberlee Bassford; directed by Kimberlee Bassford; produced by Kimberlee Bassford (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 24 mins
Cheerleader explores the quest to be a champion, the experience of being female, and the ins and outs of an All-American pastime, all through the eyes of some of the nation’s youngest cheerleaders.
written by Kimberlee Bassford; directed by Kimberlee Bassford; produced by Kimberlee Bassford (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 24 mins
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The Child the Stork Brought Home
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written by Gillian Goslinga-Roy, fl. 1996; directed by Gillian Goslinga-Roy, fl. 1996; produced by Gillian Goslinga-Roy, fl. 1996 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2000), 59 mins
The Child the Stork Brought Home is an intimate portrait of a gestational surrogacy arrangement, from the embryo transfer that "took" and got both the gestational surrogate and genetic parents "pregnant," to the birth of a slightly premature baby girl 34 weeks later. The film captures, through spaced interviews an...
written by Gillian Goslinga-Roy, fl. 1996; directed by Gillian Goslinga-Roy, fl. 1996; produced by Gillian Goslinga-Roy, fl. 1996 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2000), 59 mins
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Compañeras
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directed by Elizabeth Massie and Matthew Buzzell; produced by Elizabeth Massie and Matthew Buzzell (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 1 hour
Musically stunning and emotionally compelling this film follows a group of Latina musicians as they break the gender barrier to perform mariachi music in America with passion and gusto. Long the purview of male musicians, the 12 member Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles was the first all female mariachi band. Since the...
directed by Elizabeth Massie and Matthew Buzzell; produced by Elizabeth Massie and Matthew Buzzell (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 1 hour
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The Eagle's Children
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written by Pacho Lane, 1938-; directed by Pacho Lane, 1938-; produced by Pacho Lane, 1938- (Rochester, NY: Ethnoscope, 1992), 39 mins
Mexican-American 'danzantes' travel to Chalma, Central Texas, and San Diego as they rediscover their indigenous heritage.
written by Pacho Lane, 1938-; directed by Pacho Lane, 1938-; produced by Pacho Lane, 1938- (Rochester, NY: Ethnoscope, 1992), 39 mins
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Exposing Homelessness
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written by Kerri Gawryn, fl. 2006; directed by Kerri Gawryn, fl. 2006; produced by Kerri Gawryn, fl. 2006 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 21 mins
Exposing Homelessness is a film that documents the experience of three formerly homeless women who participated in a three-month photography workshop. They were given 35mm cameras and instructed in the art of black and white photography.
written by Kerri Gawryn, fl. 2006; directed by Kerri Gawryn, fl. 2006; produced by Kerri Gawryn, fl. 2006 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 21 mins
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Families and Flowers
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written by Mark Freeman, 1949-; directed by Mark Freeman, 1949-; produced by Mark Freeman, 1949- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2003), 27 mins
The flower-growing industry in northern San Diego County is in many ways a microcosm of our rapidly changing society. Encinitas, California – the once self-proclaimed "flower capital of the world" – is facing daunting challenges.
written by Mark Freeman, 1949-; directed by Mark Freeman, 1949-; produced by Mark Freeman, 1949- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2003), 27 mins
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From Babylonia To Beverly Hills: The Exodus of Iran's Jews
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written by Tanaz Eshaghian, 1974-; directed by Tanaz Eshaghian, 1974-; produced by Sara Nodjoumi, fl. 1997-2015 and Tanaz Eshaghian, 1974- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2003), 27 mins
In 1979, the Islamic Revolution in Iran brought a twenty-five- hundred-year-old history to a close for the Jews who left their homeland for America. Uncertain about their safety and fearing religious persecution in Khomeini's Islamic Theocracy, an estimated 80,000 of Iran's 100,000 Jews fled the country. This docu...
written by Tanaz Eshaghian, 1974-; directed by Tanaz Eshaghian, 1974-; produced by Sara Nodjoumi, fl. 1997-2015 and Tanaz Eshaghian, 1974- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2003), 27 mins
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The Left Eye of God: Caodaism Travels from Vietnam to California
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written by Susan Hoskins, fl. 1991 and Janet Hoskins; directed by Susan Hoskins, fl. 1991; produced by Janet Hoskins, University of Southern California. Center for Religion and Civic Culture (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2008), 58 mins
Caodaists worship the left eye as an Asian synthesis of eastern and western traditions. In this film, they tell their stories of exile, anti-colonial struggle, and building immigrant congregations in California. Footage of rituals and temples, and archival images combine to provide a personal perspective on a larg...
written by Susan Hoskins, fl. 1991 and Janet Hoskins; directed by Susan Hoskins, fl. 1991; produced by Janet Hoskins, University of Southern California. Center for Religion and Civic Culture (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2008), 58 mins
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Love Iranian-American Style
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written by Tanaz Eshaghian, 1974-; directed by Tanaz Eshaghian, 1974-; produced by Tanaz Eshaghian, 1974- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 1 hour 3 mins
Sexual purity, money and a mother's worries come together in this humorous guided tour of America's status-obsessed Iranian Jewish community. The film follows Tanaz, the narrator, a hip New Yorker whose Iranian family attempts to marry her off now that she's reached the age of 25.
written by Tanaz Eshaghian, 1974-; directed by Tanaz Eshaghian, 1974-; produced by Tanaz Eshaghian, 1974- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 1 hour 3 mins
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Morning With Asch
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written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946-; directed by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946-; produced by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- and Lindsey W. Powell, 1967-; interview by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1995), 45 mins
In the Spring of 1994, Timothy Asch, internationally known and honored filmmaker, was dying of cancer. Educator, anthropologist, and driving force behind the Visual Anthropology Review, he is best known for his groundbraking films on the Yanomamo made with Napoleon Chagnon and the Indonesian films with Patsy Asch,...
written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946-; directed by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946-; produced by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- and Lindsey W. Powell, 1967-; interview by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1995), 45 mins
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