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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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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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Looking for China Girl
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produced by British Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2005), 50 mins
Here are the personal stories behind a modern demographic crisis in China. Since 1980 when China decreed that couples should have just one child, there has been an alarming disproportion of young men over young women. Many reasons have been given for this, including selective abortion, infanticide and adoption. Th...
produced by British Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2005), 50 mins
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Miriam's Daughters Celebrate
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produced by Lilly Rivlin (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 25 mins
Miriam's Daughters Celebrate shows Jewish feminists creating new rituals. In the two occasions celebrated in this video, the Passover Seder and a baby- girl naming ceremony -- the women speak about their lives and how traditional Jewish rituals relate to them as well as men. Instead of the traditional Passover whe...
produced by Lilly Rivlin (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 25 mins
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Our Honour and His Glory
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produced by Sigrun Slapgard, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 31 mins
In some areas of North Africa, the Middle East and Asia, honor is deemed of such importance that a father, a brother or a cousin is entitled by tribal custom to kill a woman, often a young girl, who is suspected of having sullied the family moral standard. Legislation now exists in countries such as Egypt and Jord...
produced by Sigrun Slapgard, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 31 mins
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Patently Offensive: Porn Under Siege
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produced by Harriet Koskoff (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 1 hour 2 mins
Video cassette recorders, computers, and evolving new technologies have catapulted pornography into a $10 billion industry. Despite sustained attacks from radical feminists and traditional groups concerned about the moral environment, porn profits soar. Winner of a coveted award from the Corporation for Public Bro...
produced by Harriet Koskoff (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 1 hour 2 mins
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Price of Honour
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directed by Johan Asard; produced by Sveriges Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2005), 46 mins
Pela Atroshi, a child of Kurdish immigrants living in Sweden, was brought up in the strict traditions of her native country. She and her sister were not allowed to socialize with boys and were expected to be home immediately after school. However, as a teenager, she was spotted having an innocent meeting with a Sw...
directed by Johan Asard; produced by Sveriges Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2005), 46 mins
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Sex and Money: Dr. John Money on Sexual Identity
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produced by Humanist League (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 53 mins
In this fascinating documentary on transsexuality, Dr. John Money shares his ideas on gender identity. Dr. Money is well known for his research on what makes a person become heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual or transsexual. In this film he presents his ideas on the anatomical and biological factors that steer one...
produced by Humanist League (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 53 mins
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Stories from The Riverside: Women Jailed for Killing Their Abusers
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directed by Susanne Mason; produced by Susanne Mason (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 29 mins
This documentary visits Gatesville Penitentiary in Texas, where three female inmates convicted of murder and serving sentences ranging from 25 to 40 years describe the domestic violence that would eventually bring them to prison. Sonia, Brenda and Lee Ann relate in their own words stories of the isolation and fear...
directed by Susanne Mason; produced by Susanne Mason (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 29 mins
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Women and Islam: Islam Unveiled
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directed by Ruhi Hamid, fl. 2002; produced by Ruhi Hamid, fl. 2002, Channel Four Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 51 mins
What does the veil mean to Muslim women? Is it a symbol of repression or faith? Journalist Samira Ahmed travels from her home in Britain to the Middle East, Asia, Malaysia and Africa interviewing a wide variety of men and women -- spiritual leaders, educators, and activists to understand the roots of the Islamic v...
directed by Ruhi Hamid, fl. 2002; produced by Ruhi Hamid, fl. 2002, Channel Four Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 51 mins
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