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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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The Day of The Dead
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produced by Calavera Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 24 mins
The Mexican character, shaped by the fusion of Christianity and indigenous religion, is perhaps epitomized in the celebration of the Day of the Dead. This fanciful film takes us to the village of Patzcuaro, where, like villages all over Mexico, on October 31 people return home from everywhere to celebrate their an...
produced by Calavera Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 24 mins
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Death on the Silk Road
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directed by Richard Hering and Stuart Tanner (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 5 mins
This extraordinary undercover report from China exposes the suffering of thousands of Chinese whose lives have been destroyed by nuclear testing. It presents exclusive evidence from inside China of spiraling levels of cancer and birth deformities among the population of Xinjiang province - part of the Great Silk R...
directed by Richard Hering and Stuart Tanner (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 5 mins
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A Deathly Silence
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produced by Sandra Harvey, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 5 mins
This powerful film examines the intellectual attraction of suicide to a vulnerable teen and the catastrophic impact on his family. Campbell Bolton came from a high achieving, middle class family and had no background of drug abuse, violence or psychiatric illness. He was funny, charismatic and extremely intelligen...
produced by Sandra Harvey, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 5 mins
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Defying Death In Brazil
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directed by Geoffrey O'Connor; produced by Geoffrey O'Connor, Realis Pictures, Inc (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 21 mins
This gripping documentary is a portrait of one of the unsung heroes of the Brazilian Amazon. Father Ricardo Rezende's work defending the poor has so enraged cattle ranchers in the region that there have been several attempts against his life over the past two decades. In 1992 Father Rezende received the first annu...
directed by Geoffrey O'Connor; produced by Geoffrey O'Connor, Realis Pictures, Inc (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 21 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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Disappearing World, The Dervishes of Kurdistan
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directed by Brian Moser, fl. 1960; produced by Brian Moser, fl. 1960, in Disappearing World (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1987), 1 hour 1 mins
The Dervishes of Kurdistan captures the mountainous frontier of Iran and Iraq. The Dervishes' religious faith allows them to thrust skewers in their cheeks, plunge daggers in their sides, eat glass, and lick white-hot spoons. This program shows how religion and politics are intertwined in Islamic culture.
directed by Brian Moser, fl. 1960; produced by Brian Moser, fl. 1960, in Disappearing World (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1987), 1 hour 1 mins
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Disobeying Orders: G. I. Resistance to The Vietnam War
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directed by Pamela Sporn, fl. 1990; produced by Pamela Sporn, fl. 1990 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 30 mins
This documentary focuses on the antiwar movement within the armed forces. Interviews with Vietnam veterans, including a navy nurse, are interwoven with archival photos, film footage, and popular music of the 1960's. One nurse coordinated an air drop of antiwar leaflets over her naval base for which she was court-m...
directed by Pamela Sporn, fl. 1990; produced by Pamela Sporn, fl. 1990 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 30 mins
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Dollar By Dollar
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directed by Errol T. Louis; produced by Ideas in Motion (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 45 mins
Dollar by Dollar tells the story of the neighborhood activists who struggled to establish community development credit unions, sometimes known as "people's banks." From the South Bronx to rural Alabama, they were founded in living rooms, corner stores, and church basements, providing low-income individuals and fam...
directed by Errol T. Louis; produced by Ideas in Motion (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 45 mins
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