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Back to Nadia Becoming a
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directed by Grau Serra; produced by Batabat (Copenhagen, Capital Region (Denmark): DR Sales, 2011), 53 mins
Returning from the hospital after the suicide bombing that killed her brother, eleven-year-old Nadia has an epiphany: she will pretend to be a boy, assuming her brother's identity and name in order to support her family. In Taliban-ruled Afghanistan where women and girls are not allowed to work outside the home, N...
directed by Grau Serra; produced by Batabat (Copenhagen, Capital Region (Denmark): DR Sales, 2011), 53 mins
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Beautiful Beirut
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directed by Georg Larsen; produced by Torben Smidt Hansen (Copenhagen, Capital Region (Denmark): Danish Broadcasting Corporation, 2007), 59 mins
To Westerners, Beirut immediately brings to mind stereotypical images of shattered walls, veils and Kalashnikov rifles. But the film Beautiful Beirut depicts a much more varied Lebanon, seen through the eyes of two young, modern, Lebanese women. Through these two young women, the film draws a different portrait o...
directed by Georg Larsen; produced by Torben Smidt Hansen (Copenhagen, Capital Region (Denmark): Danish Broadcasting Corporation, 2007), 59 mins
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Beautiful Piggies
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directed by Barbara Bader; produced by Barbara Bader (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 30 mins
This revealing self portrait of an overeater will strike a chord with most Americans who are concerned with weight and body image. It follows Barbara, the video maker, from seeming to be an attractive, cheerful young child through her metamorphosis into a five foot tall, one hundred and seventy-five pound conflict...
directed by Barbara Bader; produced by Barbara Bader (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 30 mins
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Beauty in China
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directed by Elodie Pakosz (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 30 mins
These days, ambitious young women in China feel they have to Westernize their appearance through plastic surgery in order to get ahead. They undergo lengthy, painful, and expensive surgery and hospitalization, often financed by their parents who can ill afford it. To accomplish the "right look," they visit surgeon...
directed by Elodie Pakosz (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 30 mins
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Beauty Parlor in Rio
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(Icarus Films), 52 mins

It's dawn and there are already more than a hundred seemingly healthy women from all walks of life waiting outside the Santa Casa de Misericordia, one of the oldest health clinics in Brazil. Why are they here? They are waiting for the doors to open at the Plastic Surgery Unit run by Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, better known...

(Icarus Films), 52 mins
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Because This is About Love
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directed by Shulee Ong; produced by Shulee Ong (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 29 mins
This is a touching profile of five lesbian and gay couples from multicultural backgrounds who have made a life long commitment to each other by going through a marriage ceremony. Each couple tells their own story of how they met, why they decided to marry and how their family and friends responded. These funny, bi...
directed by Shulee Ong; produced by Shulee Ong (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 29 mins
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Becoming Ayden
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produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 41 mins
In Becoming Ayden, we meet seventeen year-old Adina Scheim from Toronto who is becoming a boy named Ayden. Ayden is willing to go to great lengths to alter her female body to correspond with her male self image. Ayden recently began taking testosterone and her voice has started to deepen -- an irreversible physica...
produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 41 mins
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Behind the Sexual Assault of a Left-behind Girl
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directed by Ge Jia, fl. 2014; presented by Jiang Nan, fl. 2014; produced by Song Yang, fl. 2014, Phoenix Satellite Television Company Limited (Hong Kong (State): Phoenix Satellite Television Company Limited, 2014), 28 mins

A news report about a left-behind girl being sexually assaulted by 18 elderly men for 2 years in Guangxi shocked the society. Receiving no sympathy, the 11-year-old victim “Xiao Yu” was even being accused of prostitution. To avoid gossip of her neighbour, her family was forced to move out of the village.

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directed by Ge Jia, fl. 2014; presented by Jiang Nan, fl. 2014; produced by Song Yang, fl. 2014, Phoenix Satellite Television Company Limited (Hong Kong (State): Phoenix Satellite Television Company Limited, 2014), 28 mins
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Behind the Smile
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produced by Alan Handel Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 48 mins
Hundreds of thousands of Thai young women leave their rural homes to work in the factories of Bangkok. They are the backbone of Thailand's economic success, yet are looked upon as almost less than human. Behind the Smile explores the lives and culture of these young women who live in crowded dormitories or shacks...
produced by Alan Handel Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 48 mins
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Beliefs and Believers, episode 105; Mystics and Meditation, New Directions
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directed by Jon Mark Tullos, fl. 1997; produced by Jon Mark Tullos, fl. 1997; interview by John K. Simmons, fl. 1999, in Beliefs and Believers, episode 105; Mystics and Meditation (University Park, IL: Governors State University), 1 hour
Students share the insights and review the major themes involved throughout the course. The students share what they have learned, pointing out the relationships between empowerment, social action, social change, and the power of community building.
directed by Jon Mark Tullos, fl. 1997; produced by Jon Mark Tullos, fl. 1997; interview by John K. Simmons, fl. 1999, in Beliefs and Believers, episode 105; Mystics and Meditation (University Park, IL: Governors State University), 1 hour
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