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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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Moko Jumbie: Traditional Stilt Walkers
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directed by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978; produced by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 30 mins
The name means "dancing spirit", and these ten-foot-high stilt walkers appear at street festivals in New York City, at Carnival celebrations in the Caribbean, and during religious ceremonies in West Africa. Wearing special costumes and masks which add to their mystery, the moko jumbie is both feared and revered. B...
directed by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978; produced by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 30 mins
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Motherland, 1, A Genetic Journey
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directed by Archie Baron, fl. 1990-2014; produced by Tabitha Jackson, fl. 1982-2014, in Motherland, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour 30 mins,
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Cut off from their ancestry by the three-hundred-year-long slave trade which uprooted 12 million people from Africa, three people are given the opportunity, through DNA searches, to reconnect with their roots. Through advances in DNA research and with the help of laboratories in the UK and America, the possibility...
directed by Archie Baron, fl. 1990-2014; produced by Tabitha Jackson, fl. 1982-2014, in Motherland, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour 30 mins,
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My American Girls: A Dominican Story
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directed by Aaron Matthews; produced by Aaron Matthews (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 3 mins
This is a vivid portrayal of a year in the life of the Ortiz family -- hard working Dominican immigrants who live frugally in Brooklyn and dream of retiring one day in their native country. Their American-born daughters have different ideas and aspirations. These bittersweet contradictions form the core of the fil...
directed by Aaron Matthews; produced by Aaron Matthews (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 3 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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My Iranian Paradise
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directed by Katia Forbert Petersen and Annette Mari Olsen; produced by Annette Mari Olsen (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 59 mins
This unique documentary interweaves the story of the filmmaker, who grew up in Persia (Iran) with the history of the country from the 30s and onward to the Islamic Revolution, Katia’s parents were European. Her father was a Danish engineer and her Polish mother, a survivor from one of Stalin’s gulags. They met...
directed by Katia Forbert Petersen and Annette Mari Olsen; produced by Annette Mari Olsen (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 59 mins
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Native Silence
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directed by Jane Wells, fl. 2012; produced by Jane Wells, fl. 2012, 3 Generations (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2013), 23 mins
Native Silence is a solemn account of the legacy of forced adoption on Native American children, torn from their tribal communities and placed in foster care and boarding schools. Joyce, is a recovered drug-addict and now mental health worker, and Paulette, a mother who ‘doesn’t associate’ with the Natives i...
directed by Jane Wells, fl. 2012; produced by Jane Wells, fl. 2012, 3 Generations (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2013), 23 mins
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Odô Yá!: Life with AIDS
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written by Tania Cypriano; directed by Tania Cypriano; produced by Tania Cypriano (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 59 mins
This is the affirming story of how Candomble, a Brazilian religion of African origin, has become a source of strength and power for a group of AIDS sufferers. Shot in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Bahia, it shows the rituals of Candomble and the celebration of Carnival. It features the personal struggles and words...
written by Tania Cypriano; directed by Tania Cypriano; produced by Tania Cypriano (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 59 mins
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Of Fatwas & Beauty Queens
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produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 43 mins
A beauty pageant in Nigeria was the flashpoint for a cultural, political, and religious war in this impoverished country with its crumbling infrastructure. Set against the conflict between the Muslim north and the Christian south, the Miss World contest came to an ironic and devastating end as beautiful young ladi...
produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 43 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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