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All of Me
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directed by Alexandra Lescaze, fl. 2004-2014; produced by Alexandra Lescaze, fl. 2004-2014 and Deborah Eve Lewis, fl. 1996-2016, Mighty Fine Films (Santa Monica, CA: The Video Project, 2013), 53 mins

Through the personal stories of three severely obese women who choose weight-loss surgery, All of Me shines a fresh light on the causes, challenges, and intense psychological struggles surrounding obesity in our society, as well as our attitudes and prejudices towards the obese.

The "girls", as they call themsel...

directed by Alexandra Lescaze, fl. 2004-2014; produced by Alexandra Lescaze, fl. 2004-2014 and Deborah Eve Lewis, fl. 1996-2016, Mighty Fine Films (Santa Monica, CA: The Video Project, 2013), 53 mins
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And Thereafter
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directed by Hosup Lee; produced by Hosup Lee (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 57 mins
This multi-festival film is a portrayal of the fortitude of an immigrant 'war bride' in America. Seventy-six-year-old Young-Ja Wike is one of the 10,000 Korean women who married American G.I.s. after the war. For them marriage was the only escape from the crushing poverty of post-war Korea. 'Grandma' lives in Sout...
directed by Hosup Lee; produced by Hosup Lee (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 57 mins
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Back to Nadia Becoming a
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directed by Grau Serra; produced by Batabat (Copenhagen, Capital Region (Denmark): DR Sales, 2011), 53 mins
Returning from the hospital after the suicide bombing that killed her brother, eleven-year-old Nadia has an epiphany: she will pretend to be a boy, assuming her brother's identity and name in order to support her family. In Taliban-ruled Afghanistan where women and girls are not allowed to work outside the home, N...
directed by Grau Serra; produced by Batabat (Copenhagen, Capital Region (Denmark): DR Sales, 2011), 53 mins
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Beautiful Piggies
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directed by Barbara Bader; produced by Barbara Bader (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 30 mins
This revealing self portrait of an overeater will strike a chord with most Americans who are concerned with weight and body image. It follows Barbara, the video maker, from seeming to be an attractive, cheerful young child through her metamorphosis into a five foot tall, one hundred and seventy-five pound conflict...
directed by Barbara Bader; produced by Barbara Bader (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 30 mins
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Behind the Smile
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produced by Alan Handel Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 48 mins
Hundreds of thousands of Thai young women leave their rural homes to work in the factories of Bangkok. They are the backbone of Thailand's economic success, yet are looked upon as almost less than human. Behind the Smile explores the lives and culture of these young women who live in crowded dormitories or shacks...
produced by Alan Handel Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 48 mins
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City Walls -My Own Private Tehran
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directed by Afsar Sonia Shafie (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 52 mins
In this disarmingly intimate and revealing film three generations of women in an Iranian family describe their struggles for survival within marriages founded on Iranian traditions. The filmmaker’s grandmother was married at 13 to a ne’er-do-well who spent what little money there was on opium and drinking. She...
directed by Afsar Sonia Shafie (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 52 mins
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Flatly Stacked
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directed by Judy Holm, fl. 2010 and Michael McNamara, 1953- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 54 mins
This smart, sexy and funny film reveals how a flat-chested woman can find happiness and fulfillment in a world obsessed with big breasts. The film relates the personal journeys of two women: one young, one middle-aged, both of whom are considering breast augmentation. They attempt to answer the ultimate question:...
directed by Judy Holm, fl. 2010 and Michael McNamara, 1953- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 54 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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Gracious Curves
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directed by Kiti Luostarinen, 1951- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 53 mins
This multi-festival film is a provocative cinematic journey about women, their bodies and aging. It brings into focus the current worship of youth and reflects on women's willingness to refashion themselves to achieve the perfect body. The filmmaker starts with a rumination on her own body and her love/hate relati...
directed by Kiti Luostarinen, 1951- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 53 mins
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The Great Granny Revolution
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directed by Robert Rooney; produced by Brenda Rooney and Robert Rooney (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 52 mins
The Great Granny Revolution describes the remarkable partnership between black South African grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren, orphaned by AIDS, and a group of grandmothers from North America. It all began with Rose Letwaba, a psychiatric nurse counseling these orphans at a township clinic. She not...
directed by Robert Rooney; produced by Brenda Rooney and Robert Rooney (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 52 mins
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