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Hope on the Street
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written by Michael Isip; directed by Michael Isip; produced by Michael Isip, KQED-TV (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 1 hour 5 mins
Mental illness is a devastating problem that affects one in five people. In California alone, an estimated 50,000 mentally ill people sleep on the street each night and thousands of others go to jail or a crisis hospital. Stigma, shame and discrimination keep an estimated 80% of the mentally ill from seeking treat...
written by Michael Isip; directed by Michael Isip; produced by Michael Isip, KQED-TV (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 1 hour 5 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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Out of My Mind
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written by Katie Cadigan; directed by Katie Cadigan; produced by Katie Cadigan (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 29 mins
Out of My Mind is an intimate portrait of twenty-three year old John Cadigan, the filmmaker's brother who became seriously mentally ill while he was an art student at college. Soon after his first psychotic break John asked his sister, the filmmaker and his primary caretaker, to document his story. Filmed over thr...
written by Katie Cadigan; directed by Katie Cadigan; produced by Katie Cadigan (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 29 mins
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Sigmund Freud:  His Offices and Home, Vienna, 1938
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written by Eli Wallach, 1915- and Edmund Engelman; directed by Gene Friedman; produced by Gene Friedman (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1975), 17 mins
This film admits viewers to a private world where few were privileged to enter. It is based on the historic pictures taken by Edmund Engelman, just before Sigmund Freud fled to England to escape Nazi rule. Freud created an extraordinary environment at 19 Berggasse that enriched and stimulated him as he worked. Th...
written by Eli Wallach, 1915- and Edmund Engelman; directed by Gene Friedman; produced by Gene Friedman (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1975), 17 mins
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Taken In: The Lives of America's Foster Children
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directed by Vanessa Roth; produced by Vanessa Roth, Big Year Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 57 mins
Almost half a million children in the United States are in foster care. These are young people abused or neglected in their homes, or abandoned by their parents. For the last 150 years, social welfare agencies have placed children in temporary foster care. What are the real long term emotional and psychological co...
directed by Vanessa Roth; produced by Vanessa Roth, Big Year Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 57 mins
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To Be or Not To Be
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written by Paul Larsen; directed by Paul Larsen (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 44 mins
At the beginning of To Be or Not To Be, two mothers wonder if there is a place in the world for their two sons. Isaac Larsen and Willie Smith have Down syndrome. Eventually the two are admitted to a "regular" elementary school program and the film then follows Isaac and Willie through their last year before sixth...
written by Paul Larsen; directed by Paul Larsen (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 44 mins
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Veronica’s Story
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written by Deeds Rogers; directed by Deeds Rogers; produced by Jill Evans Petzall (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 6 mins
This innovative work is based on an actual letter by a teenager reaching out to understand a childhood of abuse. Veronica was molested by her mother’s boyfriend. In the letter she expresses her hopes and dreams "to be a judge". But life has left her with an imprisoned father, and an addicted mother under the swa...
written by Deeds Rogers; directed by Deeds Rogers; produced by Jill Evans Petzall (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 6 mins
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