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The Mirror Lied
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directed by Jennifer Haskin-O'Reggio; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 32 mins
How does a young African-American woman cope with the ideals of feminine beauty imposed by white society? This film shows the struggle of the filmmaker's fifteen-year-old sister, Jantre, to accept her appearance. Though she spends an hour each day trying to tame her unruly hair, she never feels attractive. She env...
directed by Jennifer Haskin-O'Reggio; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 32 mins
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Seoul II Soul
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directed by Hak J. Chung; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 36 mins
Korean American filmmaker Hak J. Chung explores his own identity by taking a close look at a very engaging family. The Yates' household consists of the father, a black Korean war veteran, his war bride and their three grown children. This love match has endured for thirty-five years because of the couple's intelle...
directed by Hak J. Chung; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 36 mins
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The Size of It
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directed by Dylan Robertson; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 29 mins
Americans do not take kindly to fat people. The media feeds us images of emaciated models, actors and actresses. Yet in The Size of It, four young women of considerable weight proudly proclaim that they can feel attractive and find love despite the disapproval of society (and their mothers!).Dana, expresses her jo...
directed by Dylan Robertson; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 29 mins
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A Sound Education: The Young Violinists of South Central
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directed by Howard Leder; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 27 mins
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star may not be the most sophisticated piece of music ever written. But hearing it played in concert by seventy very young, very dedicated violin students is wonderful indeed. In this touching and inspiring documentary, we meet the gifted violinist and teacher, Dr. Chen Ho Yun. He works w...
directed by Howard Leder; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 27 mins
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Iron Ladies
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directed by Kennedy Wheatley; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 37 mins
Louise was a hairdresser. Jackie was a cocktail waitress. How did these two women end up working on a construction site, high above the ground, welding two-ton iron beams together? Iron Ladies tells the story of 49 year-old Louise and 37 year-old Jackie, new ironworker apprentices who left their jobs to try the lu...
directed by Kennedy Wheatley; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 37 mins
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Black Like Who?
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directed by Debbie Reynolds, 1932-2016; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 29 mins
In this painfully honest documentary, filmmaker Debbie Reynolds explores themes of assimilation, internalized racism and self hatred. Debbie is a black student who grew up in a white neighborhood, went to white schools, had white friends, and did not think about being black. As she grew older and left home, her ne...
directed by Debbie Reynolds, 1932-2016; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 29 mins
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Breaking Ground: Men Against Rape
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directed by Janet Howard; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 31 mins
The men in this film have one thing in common. They are committed to training men and women in rape prevention techniques. They feel that rape is not just a woman's problem, but a human problem of our violent culture. We see a variety of programs in which men play a major role, from in-school education to public s...
directed by Janet Howard; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 31 mins
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Straight White Men and Me
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directed by Antonia Kao; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 24 mins

With wit and style, Antonia Kao explores the world of "straight, white men" in this revealing, humorous and often poignant new film. "I went to a women’s college and came out a lesbian." Antonia Kao is a first-generation Taiwanese-American woman who spent several years in activist, progressive LGBT "of-color" ci...

directed by Antonia Kao; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 24 mins
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