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A Country for My Daughter
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directed by Lucilla Blankenberg, fl. 2011 (Johannesburg, Gauteng: Shadow Films, 2011), 54 mins
Reducing sexual violence in South Africa sometimes seems an uphill battle against massive odds. But inspiring court battles that empower women and gender activists show how personal experience of horrific trauma have finally begun to change the way the law is applied. The film is filled with brave and moving appea...
directed by Lucilla Blankenberg, fl. 2011 (Johannesburg, Gauteng: Shadow Films, 2011), 54 mins
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Stories from The Riverside: Women Jailed for Killing Their Abusers
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directed by Susanne Mason; produced by Susanne Mason (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 29 mins
This documentary visits Gatesville Penitentiary in Texas, where three female inmates convicted of murder and serving sentences ranging from 25 to 40 years describe the domestic violence that would eventually bring them to prison. Sonia, Brenda and Lee Ann relate in their own words stories of the isolation and fear...
directed by Susanne Mason; produced by Susanne Mason (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 29 mins
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Woman and Social Action, Class 20, Violence Against Women
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directed by Cheryl Lambert, fl. 1993; produced by Cheryl Lambert, fl. 1993; interview by Martha Thompson, Ph.D., fl. 1993, in Woman and Social Action, Class 20 (University Park, IL: Governors State University, 1993), 1 hour
Explores the scope of violence against women. The Studio Class discusses the difficulties in recognizing and talking about violence aimed at women. Students offer several theories on the source of violence, and discussion touches on ways of both challenging and dealing with all the stakeholders involved in this s...
directed by Cheryl Lambert, fl. 1993; produced by Cheryl Lambert, fl. 1993; interview by Martha Thompson, Ph.D., fl. 1993, in Woman and Social Action, Class 20 (University Park, IL: Governors State University, 1993), 1 hour
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To Love, Honor & Obey
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directed by Christine Choy, 1953- (Third World Newsreel), 53 mins
This film explores the social, psychological and cultural factors that contribute to violence against women regardless of ethnicity or economic background. Survivors, safe house administrators, counselors, police officers, and male abusers in counseling explore the many factors that contribute to the pervasiveness...
directed by Christine Choy, 1953- (Third World Newsreel), 53 mins
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Generations of Violence
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produced by Nancy Salter (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 2 hours 7 mins
This documentary is a compelling portrait of the legacy of family violence that is passed on from one generation to another. We meet both the victims and the perpetrators of violent behavior, and hear their personal experiences. One young boy tells how he was sexually abused by his mother's live-in boyfriend. Anot...
produced by Nancy Salter (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 2 hours 7 mins
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Hatch-Billops Collection, Suzanne, Suzanne
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directed by Camille Billops, 1933- and James Hatch, in Hatch-Billops Collection (New York, NY: Third World Newsreel, 1982), 26 mins
This poignant documentary profiles a young black woman's struggle to confront the legacy of a physically abusive father and her headlong flight into drug abuse. Suzanne, after years of physical and psychological abuse, is compelled to understand her father's violence and her mother's passive complicity, who suffer...
directed by Camille Billops, 1933- and James Hatch, in Hatch-Billops Collection (New York, NY: Third World Newsreel, 1982), 26 mins
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Say I Do: Mail Order Brides
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directed by Nova Ami, fl. 1999; produced by Nova Ami, fl. 1999 and Erik Paulsson, fl. 2000 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 57 mins
Say I Do chronicles the stories of three 'mail-order brides' from the Philippines now living in North America. In order to escape lives of poverty and to support their families, these women uprooted themselves to marry men they did not know. Upon arriving in their new land, they found themselves isolated in remote...
directed by Nova Ami, fl. 1999; produced by Nova Ami, fl. 1999 and Erik Paulsson, fl. 2000 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 57 mins
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Una Primavera
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directed by Valentina Primavera, fl. 2008; produced by Johannes Schubert, 1990- (Vienna State: Filmdelights, 2018), 1 hour 20 mins
Following the latest episode of domestic violence, Fiorella - mother of three - decides to leave her husband, their house and life to free herself after 40 years of marriage. At 58 she finally applies for legal separation in search of freedom and new ways of being. Equipped with a hand camera her daughter Valentin...
directed by Valentina Primavera, fl. 2008; produced by Johannes Schubert, 1990- (Vienna State: Filmdelights, 2018), 1 hour 20 mins
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