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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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Hansel Mieth: Vagabond Photographer
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directed by Nancy Schiesari; produced by Nancy Schiesari (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 54 mins
Hansel Mieth is the compelling tale of a pioneering woman photojournalist who created some of the most indelible images of mid-twentieth century America. Armed with convictions, perseverance, and talent, she carved out a career in the male-dominated world of photojournalism, eventually becoming a celebrated LIFE M...
directed by Nancy Schiesari; produced by Nancy Schiesari (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 54 mins
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High Heels and Ground Glass
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produced by Deborah Irmas and Barbara Kasten (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 31 mins
This fascinating film portrays the life and work of five outstanding women photographers, born around the turn of the century, who perfected their craft in an era when photography was a man's domain. Using examples of their photography with clips from news of the day, their on-camera interviews are woven together...
produced by Deborah Irmas and Barbara Kasten (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 31 mins
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How Can I Keep on Singing?
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directed by Melissa Young; produced by Melissa Young (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 3 mins
This evocative film is a tribute to both the pioneering and Native American women in the West at the turn of the last century. Their stories offer glimpses of everyday life, and help recover the historical contributions of women. Striking images of the landscape are woven together with historical photographs and r...
directed by Melissa Young; produced by Melissa Young (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 3 mins
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Martha Gellhorn: On the Record
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directed by Peter Williams, fl. 2009-2012; produced by Peter Williams, fl. 2009-2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 1 hour 15 mins
This documentary, features Martha Gellhorn, one of the greatest 20th century war correspondents.
directed by Peter Williams, fl. 2009-2012; produced by Peter Williams, fl. 2009-2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 1 hour 15 mins
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Sister Helen
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directed by Rob Fruchtman, fl. 1979 and Rebecca Cammisa; produced by Rob Fruchtman, fl. 1979 and Rebecca Cammisa (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 1 hour 6 mins
Sister Helen, a tough, 69-year-old Benedictine nun, runs the Travis Center, a clean and sober halfway house for recovering addicts and ex-convicts in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx, New York. Mott Haven is the poorest congressional district in the nation, where extreme poverty, unemployment, drug abuse...
directed by Rob Fruchtman, fl. 1979 and Rebecca Cammisa; produced by Rob Fruchtman, fl. 1979 and Rebecca Cammisa (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 1 hour 6 mins
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Sworn Virgins
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directed by Elvira Dones; produced by Elvira Dones, Radiotelevisione Svizzera and Dones Media LLC (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 52 mins
Why would a girl swear to stay a virgin? What kind of tradition sanctions this form of self-denial? In a mountainous area of Albania, an ancestral code of laws -- observed to this day -- placed women in the bottom rank of society. It dictates that "a woman is a sack, made to endure." A woman cannot choose her husb...
directed by Elvira Dones; produced by Elvira Dones, Radiotelevisione Svizzera and Dones Media LLC (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 52 mins
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Two Dollars With or Without A Condom
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produced by Sveriges Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 45 mins
Ethiopia has become to the Arab world what Thailand is to European tourists. Prostitution in Ethiopia has increased incredibly in recent years. In one section of Addis Ababa, some 130,000 girls support themselves by selling their bodies. Most of them are under eighteen, and many even under fourteen. In this probin...
produced by Sveriges Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 45 mins
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Water for Tonoumassé
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directed by Garry Beitel; produced by Garry Beitel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 33 mins
During the long, dry season in the south of Togo, in West Africa, a woman's day began at 1:00 a.m. with an eight-hour trek for water. Unbeknownst to her, the water so arduously collected was contaminated. Water for Tonoumassé shows the efforts of a group of villagers to get clean water by drilling a well nearby....
directed by Garry Beitel; produced by Garry Beitel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 33 mins
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Behind the Smile
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produced by Alan Handel Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 48 mins
Hundreds of thousands of Thai young women leave their rural homes to work in the factories of Bangkok. They are the backbone of Thailand's economic success, yet are looked upon as almost less than human. Behind the Smile explores the lives and culture of these young women who live in crowded dormitories or shacks...
produced by Alan Handel Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 48 mins
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