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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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Bacchanal Lady - Mas - Judith Laird Collection
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directed by Judith Laird, fl. 1985; produced by Judith Laird, fl. 1985 (Trinidad and Tobago: Banyan Archive, 1989), 18 mins
The video from Banyan Productions looks at Trinidad's Carnival from a female perspective.
directed by Judith Laird, fl. 1985; produced by Judith Laird, fl. 1985 (Trinidad and Tobago: Banyan Archive, 1989), 18 mins
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Bachelor Farmer
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directed by Michael Culpepper; produced by Nikki Draper (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 2 mins
Bachelor Farmer is an intimate look at how a few gay men negotiate the challenges of small-town living in rural Kendrick, Idaho, population 369. In a place so small, no one can be a stranger. Being openly gay there isn't easy, but part of day-to-day small town living is dealing with difficult but necessary relatio...
directed by Michael Culpepper; produced by Nikki Draper (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 2 mins
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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 With Brains
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produced by Africa24 Media (Nairobi, Nairobi Area District: Africa24 Media, 2015), 17 mins
At the age of 19 Mpule Kwelagombe won the 1999 Miss Universe beauty pageant. She used her platform to help in the fight against HIV/ AIDs. In 2000, she was appointed as the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for HIV/AIDs in Sub-Saharan Africa.
produced by Africa24 Media (Nairobi, Nairobi Area District: Africa24 Media, 2015), 17 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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