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99% Woman
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produced by Worldview Pictures Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 51 mins
In October, 1998, forty-five year old Benjy Nelson - former high school athlete and United States Air Force airman - had a sex-change operation. During his air force career, he began to dress as a woman - first at home, and then in public. For the last five years before his operation, Benjy dressed as a woman full...
produced by Worldview Pictures Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 51 mins
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1905: Year of Light: Einstein's Important Discovery
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directed by Philippe Tournancheau (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 52 mins
E=MC2. Who really understands what lies behind Albert Einstein's famous formula? This fascinating documentary follows the development of his scientific ideas with great cinematic style. Special effects and beautifully rendered dramatizations illustrate the important discoveries and events in Einstein's early years...
directed by Philippe Tournancheau (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 52 mins
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Afghanistan's Opium Trail
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directed by Mehran Bozorgnia; produced by Journeyman Pictures (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 44 mins
Over 90% of the world's opium now comes from Afghanistan. This no-holds barred documentary follows this illicit industry, from the cultivation of the opium plants, to the processing of heroin, to the cross border smuggling that occurs between Afghanistan and Iran. The cameras actually catch the ambush of smugglers...
directed by Mehran Bozorgnia; produced by Journeyman Pictures (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 44 mins
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Africa in the 21st Century, Somalia: The Neglected Civil War
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produced by NHK International Inc., in Africa in the 21st Century (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 50 mins
Independent since 1960, Somalia has seen virtually constant political upheaval. Chaos still reigns in the capital, Mogadishu, and throughout Somalia. Some eighty percent of the nation is under the power of guerrillas and local warlords. Taking advantage of the chaos, Islamic fundamentalist groups such as al Qaeda...
produced by NHK International Inc., in Africa in the 21st Century (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 50 mins
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AIDS at Issue: Coping with an Epidemic
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directed by Jeffrey Tuchman; produced by Jeffrey Tuchman (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 23 mins
While the AIDS epidemic is causing immeasurable personal tragedies, it also raises a host of difficult public issues that must be answered by society as a whole. What should be done to help people protect themselves from the virus? What measures should be taken to keep those already infected from spreading the vir...
directed by Jeffrey Tuchman; produced by Jeffrey Tuchman (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 23 mins
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All Points of the Compass
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directed by Judy Rymer (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour 2 mins
Tran Van Lam had the ill-fated destiny to be foreign minister of South Vietnam during the devastating war with the North. He was a patriot, committed to seeing his country emerge from its colonial history. He was also the father of nine children, who with his wife formed a seemingly privileged family, which dined...
directed by Judy Rymer (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour 2 mins
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Angels Don't Have Headlights
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presented by Edward Mason; produced by Edward Mason (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 43 mins
Psychiatrist Dr. Edward Mason, produced this sensitive film on bereavement. It shows four children aged three to eleven, who lost a family member through death. Skillfully interviewed by a pediatrician or a psychologist, the children reveal their fantasies, their fears and their grief. Angels Don't Have Headlights...
presented by Edward Mason; produced by Edward Mason (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 43 mins
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Angelus Plaza
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written by Miriam Kim; directed by Miriam Kim (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 28 mins
The three vibrant people profiled in this film will challenge anyone's preconceptions of old age. They all live independently in Angelus Plaza, a retirement home in downtown Los Angeles. They display a sense of humor, vitality, and interest in life despite the usual physical complaints of old age. Billie, an Afric...
written by Miriam Kim; directed by Miriam Kim (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 28 mins
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Arranged Marriages
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directed by Carol Equer-Hamy (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 54 mins
Westerners have always been averse to the idea of arranged marriages, holding up the "love match" as the ideal. In this film, a young, divorced European explores attitudes among the educated Indian couples of her acquaintance, asking them how they met and married their spouses. What emerges is an engaging portrait...
directed by Carol Equer-Hamy (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 54 mins
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Art of Darkness
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produced by Central Independent Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 8 mins
The slaves of the Caribbean contributed not only to the wealth of their masters, but also to the cultural heritage of the British Empire. For, as this film shows, such landmark institutions as the National Gallery, the Tate Gallery, and the British Museum were all funded by money made from the slave trade. Documen...
produced by Central Independent Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 8 mins
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