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Beyond the Wheel
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directed by Rajula Shah, 1974-; produced by Rajula Shah, 1974-, India Foundation for the Arts (Privately Published, 2005), 59 mins
Across cultures, tradition bars women from engaging in activities of a certain kind like, the plough, the fishing net or the potter's wheel. 'Beyond the Wheel' takes a look at three women in Indian pottery, across the rural-urban, modern-traditional divides, with reference to the taboo of the wheel. For the 'moder...
directed by Rajula Shah, 1974-; produced by Rajula Shah, 1974-, India Foundation for the Arts (Privately Published, 2005), 59 mins
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Motherland, 1, A Genetic Journey
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directed by Archie Baron, fl. 1990-2014; produced by Tabitha Jackson, fl. 1982-2014, in Motherland, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour 30 mins,
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Cut off from their ancestry by the three-hundred-year-long slave trade which uprooted 12 million people from Africa, three people are given the opportunity, through DNA searches, to reconnect with their roots. Through advances in DNA research and with the help of laboratories in the UK and America, the possibility...
directed by Archie Baron, fl. 1990-2014; produced by Tabitha Jackson, fl. 1982-2014, in Motherland, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour 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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Maids and Madams
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directed by Mira Hamermesh (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1986), 54 mins

Mira Hamermesh's powerful film, shot in South Africa, eloquently examines the tragedy of Apartheid through the complex relationship between black household worker and white employer. This domestic situation is a microcosm of the racial issues dividing the country. Over a million black women live in a state of dome...

directed by Mira Hamermesh (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1986), 54 mins
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Where Did You Get That Woman?
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directed by Loretta Smith; produced by Loretta Smith (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 29 mins
This engaging portrait of a 77-year-old African-American washroom attendant stands as a piece of social history. Richly illustrated with archival photographs, it documents the odyssey of Joan Williams from an Oklahoma farm to the wartime factories of Chicago. Not ready to retire to the loneliness of senior citizen...
directed by Loretta Smith; produced by Loretta Smith (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 29 mins
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My Mother Thought She Was Audrey Hepburn
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produced by Sharon Jue (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 19 mins
In this funny and sometimes irreverent journey through San Francisco's Chinatown, Suzanne comes to terms with her own ethnic identity. This film is a personal statement about growing up Asian-American in a white society. Suzanne was brought up "not to be Chinese." All traces of her family's Chinese culture and tra...
produced by Sharon Jue (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 19 mins
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Sisters in the Struggle
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directed by Ginny Stikeman, fl. 1972-1989 and Dionne Brand, 1953-; produced by Ginny Stikeman, fl. 1972-1989 (Quebec (Province): National Film Board of Canada, 1991), 49 mins
This short documentary features Black women active in politics as well as community, labour and feminist organizing. They share their insights and personal testimonies on the double legacy of racism and sexism, linking their personal struggles with the ongoing battle to end systemic discrimination and violence aga...
directed by Ginny Stikeman, fl. 1972-1989 and Dionne Brand, 1953-; produced by Ginny Stikeman, fl. 1972-1989 (Quebec (Province): National Film Board of Canada, 1991), 49 mins
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Ties That Bind
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directed by Jan Thompson, fl. 2012; produced by Jan Thompson, fl. 2012, Artistic Circles (Seattle, WA: John McLean Media, 2006), 57 mins
The Emmy-nominated video documentary Ties That Bind captures the conversations of seven Chicago women who joined in an effort to discuss what unifies and divides us. These women are leaders of their Jewish, Christian, Muslim, African-American, Hispanic and Euro-American communities. Their experiences bear valuable...
directed by Jan Thompson, fl. 2012; produced by Jan Thompson, fl. 2012, Artistic Circles (Seattle, WA: John McLean Media, 2006), 57 mins
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Ties That Bind Town Hall Clips
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directed by Jan Thompson, fl. 2012; produced by Jan Thompson, fl. 2012, Artistic Circles (Seattle, WA: John McLean Media, 2006), 20 mins
The Emmy-nominated video documentary Ties That Bind captures the conversations of seven Chicago women who joined in an effort to discuss what unifies and divides us. These women are leaders of their Jewish, Christian, Muslim, African-American, Hispanic and Euro-American communities. Their experiences bear valuable...
directed by Jan Thompson, fl. 2012; produced by Jan Thompson, fl. 2012, Artistic Circles (Seattle, WA: John McLean Media, 2006), 20 mins
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College Degrees for Black Women Compared to Black Men
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in The Wedding Proposal (New York, NY: Filmakers Library), 4 mins
There's an imbalance in the marketplace. Twelve percent of African-Americans have a college degree. Of that 12 percent, 65 percent of them are women. So think of it like musical chairs. If the music stops, x amount of black women will never, ever in their life marry a black man with a college degree. There are jus...
in The Wedding Proposal (New York, NY: Filmakers Library), 4 mins
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