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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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Altina
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directed by Peter Sanders, 1969-; produced by Victoria Sanders, fl. 2014 and Peter Sanders, 1969-, Victoria Sanders Film Partners (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2014), 1 hour 20 mins
Altina is the provocative portrait of an American trendsetter whose free spirit defied convention. A woman ahead of her time, Altina Schinasi was born in 1907 in New York City; the daughter of a tobacco tycoon and decedent of Sephardic Jews, she upended the expectations that accompanied her position. Altina was a...
directed by Peter Sanders, 1969-; produced by Victoria Sanders, fl. 2014 and Peter Sanders, 1969-, Victoria Sanders Film Partners (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2014), 1 hour 20 mins
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I Am Somebody
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(Icarus Films, 1970), 30 mins

In 1969, 400 poorly paid black women -- hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina -- went on strike to demand union recognition and a wage increase, only to find themselves in a confrontation with the National Guard and the state government.

Supported by such notables as Andrew Young, Charles Abernathy, and C...

(Icarus Films, 1970), 30 mins
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The Amahs of Hong Kong
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(Bullfrog Films, 1996), 11 mins

This film explores the lives of Filipino maids in Hong Kong. Forced by mass poverty and continuing economic crisis to leave their families and homeland behind, the amahs send 70-85% of their earnings back to the Philippines. The women often suffer horrific abuse from their employers, and the sacrifices they make a...

(Bullfrog Films, 1996), 11 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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America the Beautiful
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directed by Darryl Roberts, fl. 1992; produced by Sensory Overload Productions (San Francisco, CA: The Video Project, 2009), 1 hour 44 mins
Filmmaker Darryl Roberts goes on a five-year journey to examine America’s growing obsession with physical beauty and perfection, unearthing its origins and deadly risks. In America the Beautiful we see how increasingly unattainable images contribute to the rise in low self-esteem, body dysmorphia, and eating di...
directed by Darryl Roberts, fl. 1992; produced by Sensory Overload Productions (San Francisco, CA: The Video Project, 2009), 1 hour 44 mins
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American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 16, Search for Identity
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produced by Ryan L'Epicier, fl. 2003, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 16 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins

Even as the poets were fostering a rebellion, contemporary prose writers began creating a new American Tradition comprised of many strands, many voices, and many myths about the past. This program explores the search for identity by three American writers: Maxine Hong Kingston, Sandra Cisneros, and Leslie Feinberg...

produced by Ryan L'Epicier, fl. 2003, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 16 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 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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Anna
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directed by Michael Burton, fl. 2017 and Kwakiutl Lynn Dreher, fl. 2014; produced by Michael Burton, fl. 2017 and Kwakiutl Lynn Dreher, fl. 2014, Salt Marsh Productions (Lincoln, NE: Salt Marsh Productions, 2018), 11 mins

November 1815. An enslaved woman named Anna is sold away from her family in Maryland to slave traders, taken to Washington D.C., and locked in a tavern garret. She is about to be sold to Georgia and separated from her children. Desperate and trapped, she makes a decision that changes everything. Based on true even...

directed by Michael Burton, fl. 2017 and Kwakiutl Lynn Dreher, fl. 2014; produced by Michael Burton, fl. 2017 and Kwakiutl Lynn Dreher, fl. 2014, Salt Marsh Productions (Lincoln, NE: Salt Marsh Productions, 2018), 11 mins
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