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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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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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Beasts of Burden
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produced by Ampersand Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 8 mins
India's cities are thronged with faceless rickshaw workers. This film puts a human face on those at the low end of the caste system whose only chance to eke out a bare subsistence for their families is to do the work done by beasts of burden in more affluent societies. The film follows Jadav as he leaves his droug...
produced by Ampersand Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 8 mins
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Behind Forgotten Eyes
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directed by Anthony Gilmore; produced by Anthony Gilmore and Alex Ferrair (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008, originally published 2007), 1 hour 17 mins
While Korea groaned under the harsh colonial rule of Imperial Japan from 1932 until 1945, the Japanese military coerced, tricked, and forced more than 200,000 women of Korea into a brutal and systematic form of sexual slavery on an unimaginable scale. Forbidden to leave the rickety shacks hastily constructed near...
directed by Anthony Gilmore; produced by Anthony Gilmore and Alex Ferrair (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008, originally published 2007), 1 hour 17 mins
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Concert Yiddish Soul
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directed by Turi Finocchiaro and Nathalie Rossetti (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 44 mins
Lovers of Klezmer and Yiddish music are treated to performances by vocalists Chava Alberstein, Myriam Fuks, Shura Lipovsky, Karsten Troyke, the KlezRoym ensemble and a host of talented accompanists. Playing to a packed house in Brussels in 2005, their mournful and ecstatic tunes continue to evoke a rich tapestry o...
directed by Turi Finocchiaro and Nathalie Rossetti (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 44 mins
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Disobeying Orders: G. I. Resistance to The Vietnam War
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directed by Pamela Sporn, fl. 1990; produced by Pamela Sporn, fl. 1990 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 30 mins
This documentary focuses on the antiwar movement within the armed forces. Interviews with Vietnam veterans, including a navy nurse, are interwoven with archival photos, film footage, and popular music of the 1960's. One nurse coordinated an air drop of antiwar leaflets over her naval base for which she was court-m...
directed by Pamela Sporn, fl. 1990; produced by Pamela Sporn, fl. 1990 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 30 mins
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Ethnic Cleansing: The Media and World Opinion
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produced by NHK International Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 55 mins
This riveting documentary follows step by step the persuasive media offensive waged by a powerful public relations firm for their client in the Balkan War in 1992. It shows how the key phrase "ethnic cleansing" was used in a media campaign by the firm Ruder Finn. There, James W. Harff orchestrated the campaign tha...
produced by NHK International Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 55 mins
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Fading Traces
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directed by Walo Deuber; produced by Rose Marie Schneider, Doc Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001, originally published 1998), 1 hour 7 mins
The western Ukraine was once home to the largest Jewish community that ever existed. Five million Jews living there had a rich culture, with Jewish music abounding and a thriving Yiddish theater. All this disappeared with the German invasion of Russia in 1941 and the tragic events of the Holocaust. Fading Traces a...
directed by Walo Deuber; produced by Rose Marie Schneider, Doc Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001, originally published 1998), 1 hour 7 mins
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Fragments of Isabella
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directed by Ronan O'Leary, 1959-; produced by Michael Scott and Ronan O'Leary, 1959- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 13 mins
Finally available from the festival circuit, this riveting film based on the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book by Isabella Leitner, recounts the true story of a young Hungarian Jew and her sisters interned in Auschwitz, their struggle to survive, and their daring escape from a death march to Bergen Belsen. In 1944, Is...
directed by Ronan O'Leary, 1959-; produced by Michael Scott and Ronan O'Leary, 1959- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 13 mins
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Geronimo: His Story
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directed by Flavyn Feller; produced by Flavyn Feller (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 30 mins
Geronimo Mendoza Sanchez came to the United States in 1986 as an "illegal alien," not knowing a word of English. He worked by day and went to school by night, learned English, and sent money home to Mexico. Geronimo shares the same dreams and goals a many Mexicans have who come to the U.S. Geronimo: His Story is a...
directed by Flavyn Feller; produced by Flavyn Feller (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 30 mins
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