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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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Guardians of The Flutes
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produced by Paul Reddish, fl. 1986 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 51 mins
High in the mountains of New Guinea live the Sambia people, a war-like tribe whose secret rituals of initiation are aimed at making their warriors courageous and bold. Only because their culture is threatened have they allowed these initiation rites to be documented on film. This is a society where the roles of me...
produced by Paul Reddish, fl. 1986 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 51 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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Halting the Fires
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directed by Octavio Bezerra; produced by Channel Four Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 52 mins
Directed by a Brazilian, Octavio Bezerra, Halting the Fires gives a socio/political framework to the devastation of the Amazon. Here, an area larger than the Netherlands is being burned each year. The Brazilian government, through Operation Amazon, has actually been supporting the exploitation of the natural resou...
directed by Octavio Bezerra; produced by Channel Four Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 52 mins
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Hamar Trilogy, 1, The Women Who Smile
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produced by Joanna Head, in Hamar Trilogy, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 50 mins
Duka, a young unmarried Hamar girl learns what awaits her in life from the older women of her tribe. Their often humorous conversations range from teenage pregnancy and growing old to relationships with men. Although the men are dominant, the women are not servile and on occasion will mock the posturing of the men...
produced by Joanna Head, in Hamar Trilogy, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 50 mins
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Hansel Mieth: Vagabond Photographer
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directed by Nancy Schiesari; produced by Nancy Schiesari (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 54 mins
Hansel Mieth is the compelling tale of a pioneering woman photojournalist who created some of the most indelible images of mid-twentieth century America. Armed with convictions, perseverance, and talent, she carved out a career in the male-dominated world of photojournalism, eventually becoming a celebrated LIFE M...
directed by Nancy Schiesari; produced by Nancy Schiesari (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 54 mins
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Hatred
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directed by Mitzi Goldman (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 1 hour 18 mins
This wide ranging documentary travels from Berlin to Harlem to the Middle East and Australia to investigate the connection between hatred on a personal level and hatred between nations. Is there a connection between the hatred that leads to mass violence and the hatred we all feel from time to time? The filmmaker'...
directed by Mitzi Goldman (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 1 hour 18 mins
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Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse
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produced by Laura LeMarr (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 38 mins
In this moving documentary three women and one man recall emotionally the childhood sexual traumas that destroyed their youth. They speak candidly about the recovery process which released them from symptoms that had plagued their lives - lack of self esteem, depression, suicidal thoughts and disassociative behavi...
produced by Laura LeMarr (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 38 mins
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Herdswoman
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written by Kine Boman, 1973-; directed by Kine Boman, 1973-; produced by Bo Harringer, fl. 2009, Sirel Peensaar-Miell, Filmpool Nord and Filmateljén (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 58 mins
This colorful film portrays three Sami women of different generations as they follow the reindeer herds of Lapland. Their stories reflect the transition from a nomadic existence to modern life. When a court case questions their ancient rights to the reindeers' pasture, their life as reindeer keepers is at risk. Th...
written by Kine Boman, 1973-; directed by Kine Boman, 1973-; produced by Bo Harringer, fl. 2009, Sirel Peensaar-Miell, Filmpool Nord and Filmateljén (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 58 mins
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High Heels and Ground Glass
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produced by Deborah Irmas and Barbara Kasten (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 31 mins
This fascinating film portrays the life and work of five outstanding women photographers, born around the turn of the century, who perfected their craft in an era when photography was a man's domain. Using examples of their photography with clips from news of the day, their on-camera interviews are woven together...
produced by Deborah Irmas and Barbara Kasten (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 31 mins
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