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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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Arranged Marriages
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directed by Carole Equer-Hamy, fl. 2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 54 mins
Westerners have always been averse to the idea of arranged marriages, holding up the "love match" as the ideal. In this film, a young, divorced European explores attitudes among the educated Indian couples of her acquaintance, asking them how they met and married their spouses. What emerges is an engaging portrait...
directed by Carole Equer-Hamy, fl. 2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 54 mins
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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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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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The Cutting Tradition: Female Circumcision in Africa Today
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directed by John Howarth and Nancy Durrell McKenna; produced by Nancy Durrell McKenna (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 47 mins
THE CUTTING TRADITION Female Circumcision in Africa Today A film by Nancy Durell McKenna and John Howarth Narrated by Meryl Streep The Cutting Tradition focuses on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM), a custom, which appears barbaric to the westernised eye but is still practiced in many African and so...
directed by John Howarth and Nancy Durrell McKenna; produced by Nancy Durrell McKenna (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 47 mins
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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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Growing Up and Liking It
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produced by Susan Terrill (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 30 mins
The monthly menstruation cycle, that natural occurrence which from time immemorial has made women the object of taboo and superstition, is the subject of this fresh and often humorous Video or DVD. We meet women of varying ages and cultural backgrounds who share with us the vivid and often disturbing memories of c...
produced by Susan Terrill (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 30 mins
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Habitual Sadness
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directed by Byun Young-Joo (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 1 hour 12 mins
During World War II an estimated 200,000 women, mostly Korean, were forced by the Japanese into sexual slavery. This experience scarred the women, who hid their shame in silence. Now in their sixties and seventies, the surviving women have dared to speak of their suffering at the hands of their Japanese oppressors...
directed by Byun Young-Joo (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 1 hour 12 mins
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My First Bra
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directed by Margaret Babbott and Julie Akeret (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 18 mins
Women and girls will smile over this engaging film on a memorable female rite of passage buying the first bra. Six mother-daughter pairs reminisce about this under appreciated but hugely complex milestone. We hear from girls and women ages 8 to 60 whose stories reveal the influence of peers, the anxiety over diffe...
directed by Margaret Babbott and Julie Akeret (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 18 mins
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