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The Size of It
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directed by Dylan Robertson; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 29 mins
Americans do not take kindly to fat people. The media feeds us images of emaciated models, actors and actresses. Yet in The Size of It, four young women of considerable weight proudly proclaim that they can feel attractive and find love despite the disapproval of society (and their mothers!).Dana, expresses her jo...
directed by Dylan Robertson; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 29 mins
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A Sound Education: The Young Violinists of South Central
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directed by Howard Leder; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 27 mins
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star may not be the most sophisticated piece of music ever written. But hearing it played in concert by seventy very young, very dedicated violin students is wonderful indeed. In this touching and inspiring documentary, we meet the gifted violinist and teacher, Dr. Chen Ho Yun. He works w...
directed by Howard Leder; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 27 mins
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Southern Sex
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directed by Christine Fugate, 1963-; produced by Eren McGinnis and Christine Fugate, 1963- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 44 mins
The image of Southern women has vacillated between Daisy May, the simple country girl, and Scarlett O'Hara, the feisty belle. This lively film challenges such stereotypes by showing us a wide range of Southern women who do not conform to either image. The women interviewed range from single mothers to writers and...
directed by Christine Fugate, 1963-; produced by Eren McGinnis and Christine Fugate, 1963- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 44 mins
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The Stakes of Islam: The Perilous Valley of Central Asia
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directed by Karel Procop; produced by La Sept Cinéma and Boyard Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 56 mins
The Fergana Valley, a fertile plain rich in gas deposits in Central Asia is populated by more than a hundred million inhabitants in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kirgizstan. This film takes an in-depth look at the Islamic fundamentalist threat in this strategic region. Aided by other Islamic countries, fundamentalis...
directed by Karel Procop; produced by La Sept Cinéma and Boyard Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 56 mins
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Stories from The Riverside: Women Jailed for Killing Their Abusers
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directed by Susanne Mason; produced by Susanne Mason (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 29 mins
This documentary visits Gatesville Penitentiary in Texas, where three female inmates convicted of murder and serving sentences ranging from 25 to 40 years describe the domestic violence that would eventually bring them to prison. Sonia, Brenda and Lee Ann relate in their own words stories of the isolation and fear...
directed by Susanne Mason; produced by Susanne Mason (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 29 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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The Taliban Legacy
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directed by Joan Salvat (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 54 mins
This film brings to light the havoc created by the Taliban regime in Afghanistan where two million Afghans have fled their country, taking refuge in Pakistan. It shows the suffering of the people under Taliban rule, especially the Taliban's brutality towards their political opponents, their harsh treatment of wome...
directed by Joan Salvat (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 54 mins
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A Time of Love and War
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directed by Sabrina Mathews; produced by Michelle Smith and Malcolm Guy, Multi-Monde (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 5 mins
When young Sabrina Mathews journeyed from Canada to the coffee plantations of Nicaragua to show support for the Sandinista cause, she had no idea she would forge a lifetime friendship with a young woman whose life would be tossed by the vicissitudes of cold war politics. After their initial meeting, the friendshi...
directed by Sabrina Mathews; produced by Michelle Smith and Malcolm Guy, Multi-Monde (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 5 mins
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Tong Tana: Lost Paradise
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directed by Jan Roed and Eric Pauser; produced by Eric Pauser and Jan Roed (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 52 mins
This unforgettable film chronicles one man's fight against the ecological devastation of Malaysian Borneo's ancient rain forest. Fourteen years ago Bruno Manser from Switzerland walked into the jungle to live with the Penan tribe, an indigenous isolated native people. He adopted their lifestyle and stayed with the...
directed by Jan Roed and Eric Pauser; produced by Eric Pauser and Jan Roed (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 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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