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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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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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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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Femmes aux Yeux Ouverts
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directed by Anne-Laure Folly, 1954-; produced by Amanou Production (California Newsreel, 1994), 51 mins

"A respectable women should learn from her husband,She shouldn't read,She shouldn't have her eyes open." A poem by a Burkinabe woman

A film about African women is a rarity, even more, one made by an African woman. In Femmes Aux Yeux Ouverts, award-winning Togolese filmmaker, Anne-Laure Folly presents portraits of...
directed by Anne-Laure Folly, 1954-; produced by Amanou Production (California Newsreel, 1994), 51 mins
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Into the Sea
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directed by Marion Poizeau, fl. 2010-2016; produced by Marion Poizeau, fl. 2010-2016, Genevieve Poizeau, fl. 2010, Serge Poizeau, fl. 2010 and Easkey Britton, fl. 2006-2017 (France: Windrose (Film distributor), 2014), 54 mins

Three women - an Irish surfer, an Iranian snowboarder, and an Iranian diver - decide to introduce surf in Iran. In the Southeastern region, known for its waves, their belief in the values of sport allow them to connect with others and gain a new visibility in the society despite their veil. Surf could also bring e...

directed by Marion Poizeau, fl. 2010-2016; produced by Marion Poizeau, fl. 2010-2016, Genevieve Poizeau, fl. 2010, Serge Poizeau, fl. 2010 and Easkey Britton, fl. 2006-2017 (France: Windrose (Film distributor), 2014), 54 mins
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The Oligarchs’ Wives
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directed by Alexander Gentelev; produced by Sasha Klein, fl. 1998 and Simone Baumann, fl. 1999 (Israel-Palestine: Cinephil, 2015), 1 hour 25 mins
Director Alexander Gentelev once again achieves amazing access to a hidden Russian world as he meets women before, during, and after their time as a trophy spouse. The film follows the stories of three individual women; Natalia, the ex-wife of billionaire Vladimir Potanin (the richest man in Russia), Alena, the fo...
directed by Alexander Gentelev; produced by Sasha Klein, fl. 1998 and Simone Baumann, fl. 1999 (Israel-Palestine: Cinephil, 2015), 1 hour 25 mins
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Reel Herstory: The REAL Story of Reel Women with Jodie Foster, Contemporary Reel Women
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directed by Ally Acker, 1954-; produced by Robert Dassanowsky, 1965-, National Film Board of Canada, Reel Women Media and Belvedere Film, in Reel Herstory: The REAL Story of Reel Women with Jodie Foster (Reel Women Media, 2015), 1 hour 6 mins
The first director to tell a story on the screen...The highest paid director in the silent days...The pioneer of socially conscious films.The first editor to receive solo screen credit...All Were Women. Based on the groundbreaking edition, Reel Women: THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS, by Ally Acker, JODIE FOSTER takes us o...
directed by Ally Acker, 1954-; produced by Robert Dassanowsky, 1965-, National Film Board of Canada, Reel Women Media and Belvedere Film, in Reel Herstory: The REAL Story of Reel Women with Jodie Foster (Reel Women Media, 2015), 1 hour 6 mins
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Sewing Woman
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directed by Arthur Dong, 1953-; produced by Arthur Dong, 1953- (DeepFocus Productions, 1982), 14 mins
SEWING WOMAN chronicles the bittersweet journey of one woman’s determination to survive: from an arranged marriage in old China to working class comforts in modern America. Produced over 18 years ago, this classic film continues to screen widely and is now treasured by a new generation of film goers — it is co...
directed by Arthur Dong, 1953-; produced by Arthur Dong, 1953- (DeepFocus Productions, 1982), 14 mins
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Shanti
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directed by Merlyn M. Bilas, fl. 2002; produced by Merlyn M. Bilas, fl. 2002 (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 2004), 27 mins
Abandoned by her family and neglected by her husband, Chandra, a Fijian Indian American, transforms herself from a servile girl into a woman who turns inward to an intimate relationship with God to find the strength to face the hardships she suffers. Using interviews, vérité footage and photographs, this documen...
directed by Merlyn M. Bilas, fl. 2002; produced by Merlyn M. Bilas, fl. 2002 (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 2004), 27 mins
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