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Black American Gothic: Planting Urban Roots in Iowa
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directed by Carla Wilson, fl. 2013; produced by Carla Wilson, fl. 2013 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2013), 29 mins
Independent filmmaker Carla Wilson documents the exodus of black people from the inner-city, tracking folks from Chicago as they migrate west to small-town Iowa City, where they struggle to establish roots. Echoing the early 20th-century Great Migration of blacks from southern states to the Northeast and Midwest,...
directed by Carla Wilson, fl. 2013; produced by Carla Wilson, fl. 2013 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2013), 29 mins
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Black Atlantic: On the Orixas Route
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directed by Barbieri Renato (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 8 mins
The waters of the Atlantic brought the slaves from Africa to Brazil, their bodies in chains but their souls inexorably tied to mother Africa. This Brazilian- made film takes us to both shores, to show how spiritual life, dance and song came with the captive people and took root in the new soil. Among the many trad...
directed by Barbieri Renato (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 8 mins
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Busy Forever
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directed by Guy Brousmiche (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 56 mins
Recent demographic studies show that the aging of the Japanese is occurring at a much faster rate than anticipated. By the year 2025 there will be only two working people for every retired person, and within the next fifty years, one out of every three Japanese will be over 65. The particular Japanese response to...
directed by Guy Brousmiche (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 56 mins
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Cowgirls
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directed by Sally Clark, 1953-; produced by Sally Clark, 1953- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 30 mins
This documentary, directed by Sally Clark, examines the history of women in Canadian rodeo.
directed by Sally Clark, 1953-; produced by Sally Clark, 1953- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 30 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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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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The Double Dutch Divas!
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directed by Nicole Franklin; produced by Epiphany Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 41 mins
Women with names like Smooth, Heart, Sassy, and Lady Di are the core of the Double Dutch Divas, a team that has mastered the art of jumping and dancing double Dutch during their twenty years together. They are a real life example of sisterhood at its best. Giving show stopping performances in the US and abroad, th...
directed by Nicole Franklin; produced by Epiphany Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 41 mins
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Facing Forward: A Charter School for At-risk Youth
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directed by Laura Paglin, fl. 2004 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 7 mins
In Cleveland, where only one in twenty African American males graduates from high school, a new charter middle school, E Prep, is one of a wave of organizations championing the 'old school' values of hard work, discipline, and respect for authority. This award-winning film asks the question, can a school with high...
directed by Laura Paglin, fl. 2004 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 7 mins
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