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The Cutting Tradition: Female Circumcision in Africa Today
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directed by John Howarth and Nancy Durrell McKenna; produced by Nancy Durrell McKenna (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 47 mins
THE CUTTING TRADITION Female Circumcision in Africa Today A film by Nancy Durell McKenna and John Howarth Narrated by Meryl Streep The Cutting Tradition focuses on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM), a custom, which appears barbaric to the westernised eye but is still practiced in many African and so...
directed by John Howarth and Nancy Durrell McKenna; produced by Nancy Durrell McKenna (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 47 mins
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Miriam's Daughters Celebrate
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produced by Lilly Rivlin (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 25 mins
Miriam's Daughters Celebrate shows Jewish feminists creating new rituals. In the two occasions celebrated in this video, the Passover Seder and a baby- girl naming ceremony -- the women speak about their lives and how traditional Jewish rituals relate to them as well as men. Instead of the traditional Passover whe...
produced by Lilly Rivlin (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 25 mins
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Mommy, What's Wrong
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directed by Anita Chang, fl. 1995-2016; produced by National Asian American Telecommunications Association (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 1997), 14 mins
A young woman’s relationship to her mother and sense of personal history is revealed in an evocative memoir of home movie footage, recordings and the subconscious thread of a recurring dream. Thoughts of immigration, motherhood, daughterhood and spirituality culminate in a cathartic relay of strength between mot...
directed by Anita Chang, fl. 1995-2016; produced by National Asian American Telecommunications Association (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 1997), 14 mins
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Of Fatwas & Beauty Queens
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produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 43 mins
A beauty pageant in Nigeria was the flashpoint for a cultural, political, and religious war in this impoverished country with its crumbling infrastructure. Set against the conflict between the Muslim north and the Christian south, the Miss World contest came to an ironic and devastating end as beautiful young ladi...
produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 43 mins
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Women and Islam: Islam Unveiled
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directed by Ruhi Hamid, fl. 2002; produced by Ruhi Hamid, fl. 2002, Channel Four Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 51 mins
What does the veil mean to Muslim women? Is it a symbol of repression or faith? Journalist Samira Ahmed travels from her home in Britain to the Middle East, Asia, Malaysia and Africa interviewing a wide variety of men and women -- spiritual leaders, educators, and activists to understand the roots of the Islamic v...
directed by Ruhi Hamid, fl. 2002; produced by Ruhi Hamid, fl. 2002, Channel Four Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 51 mins
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Licence to Kill
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produced by Fiona Lloyd-Davies, British Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 48 mins
On April 6, 1999, a Pakistani woman who wanted a divorce was murdered as she sat in her lawyer's office. Mrs. Samia Imran was one of thousands of women murdered every year in Pakistan in the name of honor. This BBC film investigates - and challenges - the horrific treatment meted out to women and the impunity enjo...
produced by Fiona Lloyd-Davies, British Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 48 mins
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Living for Tomorrow
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directed by Lilach Dekel; produced by Lilach Dekel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 54 mins
This film is a moving tribute to the idealistic young women who settled the Israel Kibbutz in the early days of the movement. Made by the granddaughter of one of the pioneers, it brings to life the courage required to leave everything familiar behind and adapt to the rigors of desert life as well as the demands of...
directed by Lilach Dekel; produced by Lilach Dekel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 54 mins
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Not Without My Veil; Amongst the Women Of Oman
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directed by Mia Grondahl (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 40 mins
The Western view of the Islamic woman is that she is oppressed and confined. This film on the women of Oman shows a different reality. It introduces us to educated, independent women who dress in the traditional way, yet are moving into new areas for women.Dagmar Taylor- Al Busaidy, who spent her formative years i...
directed by Mia Grondahl (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 40 mins
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Out of Order
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written by Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson, 1936-; directed by Bruce Jackson, 1936- and Diane Christian; produced by Bruce Jackson, 1936- and Diane Christian (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1983), 1 hour 29 mins
OUT OF ORDER In Out of Order six former Catholic nuns tell why they entered and why they left religious life. The women (filmmaker Diane Christian is one of them) describe their years in the convent and their return to the secular world. The former nuns talk about single life and marriage (three are married, one...
written by Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson, 1936-; directed by Bruce Jackson, 1936- and Diane Christian; produced by Bruce Jackson, 1936- and Diane Christian (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1983), 1 hour 29 mins
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The Other Side of the Fence
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directed by Lynn Estomin; produced by Lynn Estomin (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 30 mins
The current debates in Congress, the press, and the public over the appointment of two new Supreme Court justices remind us, once again, of the critical role the issue of abortion plays in American politics. The Other side of the Fence: Conversations with a Female Fundamentalist offers viewers a unique insider's p...
directed by Lynn Estomin; produced by Lynn Estomin (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 30 mins
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