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37 Stories About Leaving Home
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directed by Shelly Silver, 1957-; produced by National Asian American Telecommunications Association (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 1996), 52 mins
This fascinating experimental documentary examines the relationships between grandmothers, mothers and daughters in Japan. Interwoven throughout the interviews with these women is a folk tale about a mother who rescues her daughter from an evil ogre who had kidnapped her. Insightful and entertaining, this innovati...
directed by Shelly Silver, 1957-; produced by National Asian American Telecommunications Association (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 1996), 52 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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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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All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State
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directed by Phillip Schopper, fl. 1976-2011 and Keith Patterson, fl. 2009; produced by Jack Lofton, fl. 2005, Curry Glassell, fl. 2012, Keith Patterson, fl. 2009 and Phillip Schopper, fl. 1976-2011, Filmbank (New York, NY: The Cinema Guild, 2014), 1 hour 23 mins
Feisty, fiery, a force of nature, and funny as hell. These are a few of the terms that were used to describe Ann Richards, one of the most charismatic American political figures of the last 30 years. This compelling portrait tells her remarkable story, from the young girl who grew up poor in rural Texas to the bel...
directed by Phillip Schopper, fl. 1976-2011 and Keith Patterson, fl. 2009; produced by Jack Lofton, fl. 2005, Curry Glassell, fl. 2012, Keith Patterson, fl. 2009 and Phillip Schopper, fl. 1976-2011, Filmbank (New York, NY: The Cinema Guild, 2014), 1 hour 23 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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Anne Braden: Southern Patriot
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directed by Mimi Pickering, fl. 1975-2012 and Anne Lewis, fl. 1986-2012 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2012), 1 hour 17 mins
Anne Braden: Southern Patriot provides a moving, in-depth biography of an organizer and journalist who for a remarkable 60 years participated in the most significant movements for racial and economic justice in this country’s most conservative region - the South. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. praised her stea...
directed by Mimi Pickering, fl. 1975-2012 and Anne Lewis, fl. 1986-2012 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2012), 1 hour 17 mins
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Anonymously Yours
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directed by Gayle Ferraro, fl. 2000; produced by Gayle Ferraro, fl. 2000, Aerial Productions (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2003), 58 mins
Every few years a new documentary comes along whose impact is so powerful, so illuminating, and so memorable that it is deemed an instant classic and an essential classroom teaching tool. "Anonymously Yours" is such a film. This extraordinary documentary on sex-trafficking in Southeast Asia interweaves four young...
directed by Gayle Ferraro, fl. 2000; produced by Gayle Ferraro, fl. 2000, Aerial Productions (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2003), 58 mins
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Arranged Marriages
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directed by Carole Equer-Hamy, fl. 2012 (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 Carole Equer-Hamy, fl. 2012 (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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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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