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The 10 Conditions of Love
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directed by Jeff Daniels, 1955- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 54 mins
Meet Ms Rebiya Kadeer, a human rights activist twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She is the impassioned though graying exiled leader of the Uyghurs, a Muslim people whose ancestral home, East Turkestan, was annexed by the Chinese in 1949 and re-named Xinxiang province. Since then the Chinese have dominate...
directed by Jeff Daniels, 1955- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 54 mins
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99% Woman
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produced by Worldview Pictures Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 51 mins
In October, 1998, forty-five year old Benjy Nelson - former high school athlete and United States Air Force airman - had a sex-change operation. During his air force career, he began to dress as a woman - first at home, and then in public. For the last five years before his operation, Benjy dressed as a woman full...
produced by Worldview Pictures Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 51 mins
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Adventures in The Gender Trade
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directed by Susan Marenco; produced by Susan Marenco (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 45 mins
Kate Bornstein, writer and performer, was born a man. This documentary presents her frank account of her personal journey from unhappy boy child into liberated transsexual lesbian. Intercut with her satiric night club act called "Hidden: A Gender," are the stories of a wide range of people who refused to have thei...
directed by Susan Marenco; produced by Susan Marenco (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 45 mins
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AIDS at Issue: Coping with an Epidemic
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directed by Jeffrey Tuchman; produced by Jeffrey Tuchman (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 23 mins
While the AIDS epidemic is causing immeasurable personal tragedies, it also raises a host of difficult public issues that must be answered by society as a whole. What should be done to help people protect themselves from the virus? What measures should be taken to keep those already infected from spreading the vir...
directed by Jeffrey Tuchman; produced by Jeffrey Tuchman (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 23 mins
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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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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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Arranged Marriages
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directed by Carol Equer-Hamy (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 54 mins
Westerners have always been averse to the idea of arranged marriages, holding up the "love match" as the ideal. In this film, a young, divorced European explores attitudes among the educated Indian couples of her acquaintance, asking them how they met and married their spouses. What emerges is an engaging portrait...
directed by Carol Equer-Hamy (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 54 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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