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AIDS: The Woman's Story
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directed by Walther Grotenhuis; produced by Ireen van Ditshuyzen (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour 4 mins
AIDS: The Woman's Story travels to Kenya, Brazil and Thailand to tell the personal stories of women with AIDS. Set against a background of disease, poverty and social subjugation this is a story of vitality and will power, and of women who have the courage to fight against reigning cultural and religious tradition...
directed by Walther Grotenhuis; produced by Ireen van Ditshuyzen (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour 4 mins
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All of Me
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directed by Alexandra Lescaze, fl. 2004-2014; produced by Alexandra Lescaze, fl. 2004-2014 and Deborah Eve Lewis, fl. 1996-2016, Mighty Fine Films (Santa Monica, CA: The Video Project, 2013), 53 mins

Through the personal stories of three severely obese women who choose weight-loss surgery, All of Me shines a fresh light on the causes, challenges, and intense psychological struggles surrounding obesity in our society, as well as our attitudes and prejudices towards the obese.

The "girls", as they call themsel...

directed by Alexandra Lescaze, fl. 2004-2014; produced by Alexandra Lescaze, fl. 2004-2014 and Deborah Eve Lewis, fl. 1996-2016, Mighty Fine Films (Santa Monica, CA: The Video Project, 2013), 53 mins
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The Amazing Normal Story
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directed by Flavyn Feller; produced by Flavyn Feller (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 1 hour 13 mins
The statistics of childhood sexual abuse are staggering: one out of every four girls is sexually abused by the age of fourteen. But the complex and hidden factors that contribute to the abuse are rarely brought to light. The Amazing Normal Story is the true personal story of the filmmaker, Flavyn, who became sexua...
directed by Flavyn Feller; produced by Flavyn Feller (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 1 hour 13 mins
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And Thereafter
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directed by Hosup Lee; produced by Hosup Lee (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 57 mins
This multi-festival film is a portrayal of the fortitude of an immigrant 'war bride' in America. Seventy-six-year-old Young-Ja Wike is one of the 10,000 Korean women who married American G.I.s. after the war. For them marriage was the only escape from the crushing poverty of post-war Korea. 'Grandma' lives in Sout...
directed by Hosup Lee; produced by Hosup Lee (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 57 mins
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The Angel Returns
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directed by Jacqueline Bakker; produced by Fatusch Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 54 mins
This colorfully photographed films is set in Somalia, where the tradition of female circumcision is firmly entrenched. Isnino Ahmed Musso, a determined and articulate woman, wants change. More than most other films on this subject, this shows clearly what problems a reformer faces. Circumcision is a tradition of f...
directed by Jacqueline Bakker; produced by Fatusch Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 54 mins
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Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 9, Women's Hope
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directed by Jean Bourbonnais, in Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 9 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
Even today, the situation of women in many countries around the world is one of oppression. Prostitution, submission, torture, violence, exploitation and poverty often part of the daily lives of women deprived of their human rights and who are cruelly lacking the means of escaping it. More than one in five women a...
directed by Jean Bourbonnais, in Architects of Change, Season 2, Episode 9 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 52 mins
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Asian Heart
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directed by Malene Ravn, 1971- and Bodil Trier, 1947-1992 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 1 hour 4 mins
In a backlash against feminism, European men are choosing "mail order" brides. This film follows Danish men as they meet and marry Philippine girls. The stories are in turn humorous and poignant, as we follow these women half-way around the world.
directed by Malene Ravn, 1971- and Bodil Trier, 1947-1992 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 1 hour 4 mins
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Asylum: Fleeing Genital Mutilation
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directed by Sandy McLeod, fl. 1978 and Gini Reticker, fl. 1987 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 26 mins
Asylum is a powerful tale of a young Ghanian woman whose life suddenly changes when her father insists that she undergo a bloody, life-threatening circumcision and then marry an old man. Although traditional circumcision is now illegal in Ghana, it is still practiced. Baaba Andoh had a happy childhood, raised by h...
directed by Sandy McLeod, fl. 1978 and Gini Reticker, fl. 1987 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 26 mins
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Asylum: Fleeing Genital Mutilation (Teacher's Edition)
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directed by Sandy McLeod, fl. 1978 and Gini Reticker, fl. 1987 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 26 mins

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Asylum is a powerful tale of a young Ghanian woman whose life suddenly changes when her father insists that she undergo a bloody, life-threatening circumcision and then marry an old man. Although traditional circumcision is now illegal in Ghana, it is still practiced. Baaba An...

directed by Sandy McLeod, fl. 1978 and Gini Reticker, fl. 1987 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 26 mins
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Awa: A Mother in West Africa
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directed by Alexis Curtis (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 50 mins
This is an intimate portrait of a single mother in Burkina Faso who supports her six children through her street-side rice business. Like so many African women, Awa has received no formal education and operates within the informal sector earning, on average, about ' a day. As Awa narrates her life story, she never...
directed by Alexis Curtis (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 50 mins
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