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Asian Heart
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directed by Malene Ravn, 1971- and Bodil Trier, 1947-1992 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 1 hour 4 mins
In a backlash against feminism, European men are choosing "mail order" brides. This film follows Danish men as they meet and marry Philippine girls. The stories are in turn humorous and poignant, as we follow these women half-way around the world.
directed by Malene Ravn, 1971- and Bodil Trier, 1947-1992 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 1 hour 4 mins
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Beauty in China
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directed by Elodie Pakosz (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 30 mins
These days, ambitious young women in China feel they have to Westernize their appearance through plastic surgery in order to get ahead. They undergo lengthy, painful, and expensive surgery and hospitalization, often financed by their parents who can ill afford it. To accomplish the "right look," they visit surgeon...
directed by Elodie Pakosz (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 30 mins
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Behind Closed Doors
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produced by Frame Up Films, Ltd (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 54 mins
Behind Closed Doors is an in-depth examination of domestic violence from a very personal perspective. It focuses on David, an abuser, and Margaret, a victim, who each discuss their difficult childhoods, their low self esteem, their feelings of shame, and their determination to break the patterns of violence that h...
produced by Frame Up Films, Ltd (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 54 mins
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The Best Time Of My Life
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produced by National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 59 mins
How do women perceive themselves in mid-life? In this lively film, women aged forty to sixty share the thoughts and experiences that enrich this new stage of their lives. Reflecting a wide range of income levels, lifestyles, careers and experiences, they have in common the conviction that growth and change are alw...
produced by National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 59 mins
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Covered Girls
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directed by Janet McIntyre and Amy Wendel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 22 mins
Have you ever seen Muslim-American high school girls in full-length dresses and traditional hijabs (head scarves) playing full-court basketball? Prior to 9/11, the average Westerner had little more than one-dimensional views of Islam and Muslim women. Covered Girls opens a window into the lives of a colorful and s...
directed by Janet McIntyre and Amy Wendel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 22 mins
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Dating Rites: Gang Rape on Campus
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produced by Alison Stone, Stonescape Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 31 mins
This documentary on gang rape and acquaintance rape is a compelling view of what is happening on college campuses. According to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, up to 80% of all rapes are acquaintance rapes, yet victims of rapes by strangers are ten times more likely to report their attack to police. Datin...
produced by Alison Stone, Stonescape Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 31 mins
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Daughters of de Beauvoir
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produced by Penny Foster (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 1 hour
It has been over forty years since Simone de Beauvoir published the Second Sex which heralded the start of the women's movement. In this film we talk to the women who took the baton from de Beauvoir to race ahead with the cause: Kate Millet, Marge Piercy, Eva Figes and Ann Oakley. Through the eyes of the women she...
produced by Penny Foster (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 1 hour
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Daughters of the Nile
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directed by Joop van Wijk and Hillie Molenaar, 1945-; produced by Joop van Wijk and Hillie Molenaar, 1945- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 5 mins
This beautifully photographed, revealing film about Egypt's women captures their separate and subordinate life under the Islamic code. Men and women speak about their traditions, expectations, and patterns of life. We meet articulate women who have had little schooling and whose lives are centered on childbearing...
directed by Joop van Wijk and Hillie Molenaar, 1945-; produced by Joop van Wijk and Hillie Molenaar, 1945- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 5 mins
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Defying the Odds
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produced by United Nations. Department of Global Communications (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 30 mins
This upbeat film, produced for the Bejing Women's Conference, focuses on the lives of four women of diverse ages and backgrounds who have broken ground in new fields. They are questioning age-old traditions as they forge careers in their respective societies. Asthma Jahangir, an internationally renowned lawyer fro...
produced by United Nations. Department of Global Communications (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 30 mins
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Disappearing World, Asante Market Women
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produced by Granada Television International, in Disappearing World (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1983), 53 mins
Asante Market Women shows us a tribe in Ghana where the men are polygamous and the women are subordinate in all domestic matters. In the bustling Kumasi market place, however, the women reign supreme. These tough, assertive women have evolved their own power structure to settle all disputes over price and quality....
produced by Granada Television International, in Disappearing World (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1983), 53 mins
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