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Benazir Bhutto: Walking The Tightrope
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directed by Etienne Duval; produced by René-Jean Bouyer (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 21 mins
In 1988 Benazir Bhutto became Prime Minister of Pakistan, the first woman to head a Muslim country. Born into a feudal society and educated at Oxford, she has indeed straddled two worlds. She was the daughter of the charismatic Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the first democratic leader of Pakistan, who was executed in a mil...
directed by Etienne Duval; produced by René-Jean Bouyer (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 21 mins
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City Walls -My Own Private Tehran
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directed by Afsar Sonia Shafie (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 52 mins
In this disarmingly intimate and revealing film three generations of women in an Iranian family describe their struggles for survival within marriages founded on Iranian traditions. The filmmaker’s grandmother was married at 13 to a ne’er-do-well who spent what little money there was on opium and drinking. She...
directed by Afsar Sonia Shafie (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 52 mins
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Daughters of the New Republic: Harriet Tubman and Sarah Bradford
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directed by Linda Robertson, fl. 2016; produced by Due North Productions (Trumansburg, NY: Due North Productions, 2016), 1 hour 12 mins
Today, Harriet Tubman is an icon for the struggle for freedom in the United States. Her story might have been lost to history except for one woman, Sarah Bradford, who agreed to write her friend's biography. But who was she? Why did she say, "Yes," when others called her plan to make a heroine of a black woman and...
directed by Linda Robertson, fl. 2016; produced by Due North Productions (Trumansburg, NY: Due North Productions, 2016), 1 hour 12 mins
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Freedom Fields
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directed by Naziha Arebi, fl. 2009; produced by Flore Cosquer, fl. 2003, Scottish Documentary Institute and HuNa Productions (Paris, Ile-de-France: Wide House, 2018), 1 hour 38 mins
Filmed over five years, FREEDOM FIELDS follows three women and their football team in post-revolution Libya, as the country descends into civil war and the utopian hopes of the Arab Spring begin to fade. Through the eyes of these accidental activists, we see the reality of a country in transition, where the person...
directed by Naziha Arebi, fl. 2009; produced by Flore Cosquer, fl. 2003, Scottish Documentary Institute and HuNa Productions (Paris, Ile-de-France: Wide House, 2018), 1 hour 38 mins
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Gay Youth
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directed by Pam Walton; produced by Pam Walton (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 30 mins
This the first video to explore the emotional strain placed on gay youth by intense feelings of isolation. Adolescence is typically a time of conformity when one needs to feel secure in a peer group. But lesbian and gay young people are acutely aware of being different and often have no one to talk to about these...
directed by Pam Walton; produced by Pam Walton (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 30 mins
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Gift of A Girl
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produced by Mayyasa Al-Malazi (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 26 mins
This powerful and moving film explores the complexity of female infanticide in southern India and shows steps that are being taken to eradicate the practice. Every year in India thousands of baby girls are killed. Partly this is because of the dowry system which makes a daughter a liability to a family. In a count...
produced by Mayyasa Al-Malazi (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 26 mins
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Great Big Story, Girls Who Shred
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produced by Great Big Story, in Great Big Story (Atlanta, GA: CNN Newsource Sales, 2016), 2 mins

In the male-dominated world of skateboarding, women face significant challenges in gaining exposure. But Valeria Kechichian is working to change that. In 2010, she co-founded Longboard Girls Crew, an international community that supports and promotes women in action sports. What started with a viral skating video...

produced by Great Big Story, in Great Big Story (Atlanta, GA: CNN Newsource Sales, 2016), 2 mins
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Her Story: The Female Revolution, Episode 4, Women and Work
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directed by Harriet Shawcross, fl. 2011-2013; produced by Harriet Shawcross, fl. 2011-2013, J. Walter Thompson (Company) and Films of Record, in Her Story: The Female Revolution, Episode 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2016), 47 mins

Over the past few decades, life for many women across the globe has changed beyond all recognition. This fascinating series explores how, from the highest echelons of society, to the lowest rungs of the global ladder, a quiet revolution has been taking place. Women today have the power of self-determination; the a...

directed by Harriet Shawcross, fl. 2011-2013; produced by Harriet Shawcross, fl. 2011-2013, J. Walter Thompson (Company) and Films of Record, in Her Story: The Female Revolution, Episode 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2016), 47 mins
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Investigative Reports, Transgender Revolution
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produced by Bill Kurtis, 1940-, in Investigative Reports (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1998), 46 mins
Investigative Reports goes beyond ignorance and stereotypes for an intimate portrayal of the people who choose to change their sexuality. Among the unexpected, ferociously articulate characters we meet are a female-to-male transsexual who works for the Tampa sheriff's office, a male-to-female electrical designer w...
produced by Bill Kurtis, 1940-, in Investigative Reports (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1998), 46 mins
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Just Married: The Epic Battle Over Gay Marriage
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produced by Iris Adler, NECN (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 59 mins
The issue of gay marriage has polarized the country. This even- handed film follows events in Massachusetts after the state supreme court ruled 4 to 3 in favor of allowing same sex marriage. It is at the same time a lesson in the turbulent political process as a compelling portrait of several responsible, loving,...
produced by Iris Adler, NECN (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 59 mins
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