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A House Divided: Elderly Abuse
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directed by Lyn Wright, fl. 1985-1995; produced by Lyn Wright, fl. 1985-1995, National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 37 mins
Through four portraits, A House Divided sheds light on the hidden tragedy of elder abuse. The abuse itself takes many forms, ranging from willful neglect to financial exploitation to physical attack. The families depicted come from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. We see one loving niece who is pushed t...
directed by Lyn Wright, fl. 1985-1995; produced by Lyn Wright, fl. 1985-1995, National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 37 mins
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Is Love Enough?
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written by Tom Puchniak; directed by Tom Puchniak; produced by Alan Handel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 4 mins
Can a mentally disabled person be a good parent? A few generations ago, many retarded people were locked up in institutions and sterilized to prevent them from having children. Today, people with disabilities are demanding the same rights as everyone else. But the right to bear children remains highly controversia...
written by Tom Puchniak; directed by Tom Puchniak; produced by Alan Handel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 4 mins
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A One & A Two
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produced by Michael Angelo Di Lauro (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 28 mins
This is a portrait of Angelo, a widower after thirty-seven years of marriage, as he begins to build a new life. During the process of "starting over," he discovered afternoon ballroom dancing -- a new passion that is becoming a senior phenomenon. Set against his adventures on the dance floor in search of female co...
produced by Michael Angelo Di Lauro (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 28 mins
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When the Shooting Stops
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directed by Lisa Davis Larry, fl. 2013; produced by Lisa Davis Larry, fl. 2013 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2013), 30 mins
Violent news stories of shooting victims and grieving families can be seen every day, but the private stories of the families' recoveries are rarely made known. When the Shooting Stops examines the lives of four families after gun violence and how they respond to their losses. An armed robbery resulting in the kil...
directed by Lisa Davis Larry, fl. 2013; produced by Lisa Davis Larry, fl. 2013 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2013), 30 mins
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Boys Alone
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written by Kim Flitcroft, 1955-; produced by Soul Purpose Productions Ltd. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 49 mins
Boys Alone is a riveting film of an English social experiment in which 10 eleven-year old boys are invited to be "home alone" without adult supervision for a week in a suburban house. The boys came in a variety of shapes, sizes, and backgrounds. They had different previous experiences in being away from home. The...
written by Kim Flitcroft, 1955-; produced by Soul Purpose Productions Ltd. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 49 mins
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The End of the Line, Orphan Trains
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produced by Wendy Hearn, Heritage Account, Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 47 mins

This fascinating film tells the little-known story of homeless youths from eastern cities who were resettled on farms in the Midwest.

Charles Loring Brace, founder of the Children's Aid Society, conceived the idea of sending abandoned children for foster care to farm families in the Midwest, as an alternative to i...

produced by Wendy Hearn, Heritage Account, Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 47 mins
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Just Black?: Multi-Racial Identity
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produced by Francine Widdance Twine, Jonathan F. Warren and Francisco Ferrandiz (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour
Most of us at one time or other are faced with an official form requiring us to "check" the applicable ethnic designation. What "box" does a person check if his or her parents come from different racial backgrounds? In this provocative documentary, we meet several articulate young men and women of mixed racial her...
produced by Francine Widdance Twine, Jonathan F. Warren and Francisco Ferrandiz (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour
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Just Mom and Me: Single Motherhood
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directed by Yvette Torell; produced by Yvette Torell (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 1 hour 9 mins
Single motherhood in the United States is not just the experience of poor, uneducated women, or minority teenagers, as often depicted by the media and in the press. The reality is that there are 25 million single mothers heading households in America and they come from all walks of life. Just Mom and Me interweave...
directed by Yvette Torell; produced by Yvette Torell (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 1 hour 9 mins
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Lost Boys: Growing Up Without a Father
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directed by Frances-Mary Morrison, fl. 1993; produced by Frances-Mary Morrison, fl. 1993, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 27 mins
This film, directed by Frances-Mary Morrison, is about men who describe the emotional problems resulting from the absence of their fathers.
directed by Frances-Mary Morrison, fl. 1993; produced by Frances-Mary Morrison, fl. 1993, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 27 mins
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My Mother, My Abuser
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directed by Helene Courchesne; with Michelle Elliot; produced by Nicole Messier (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 42 mins
The sexual abuse of children committed by women, most often mothers, is a rarely documented subject. In this film, six victims of maternal incest powerfully convey their nightmarish child hoods. "It is common that young children do not have the words to tell other people" says Michelle Elliott, psychologist and au...
directed by Helene Courchesne; with Michelle Elliot; produced by Nicole Messier (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 42 mins
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