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Asian Heart
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directed by Malene Ravn, 1971- and Bodil Trier, 1947-1992 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 1 hour 4 mins
In a backlash against feminism, European men are choosing "mail order" brides. This film follows Danish men as they meet and marry Philippine girls. The stories are in turn humorous and poignant, as we follow these women half-way around the world.
directed by Malene Ravn, 1971- and Bodil Trier, 1947-1992 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 1 hour 4 mins
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Beauty in China
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directed by Elodie Pakosz (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 30 mins
These days, ambitious young women in China feel they have to Westernize their appearance through plastic surgery in order to get ahead. They undergo lengthy, painful, and expensive surgery and hospitalization, often financed by their parents who can ill afford it. To accomplish the "right look," they visit surgeon...
directed by Elodie Pakosz (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 30 mins
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The Best Time Of My Life
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produced by National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 59 mins
How do women perceive themselves in mid-life? In this lively film, women aged forty to sixty share the thoughts and experiences that enrich this new stage of their lives. Reflecting a wide range of income levels, lifestyles, careers and experiences, they have in common the conviction that growth and change are alw...
produced by National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 59 mins
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Bindis & Beauty Queens
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directed by Min Clough, fl. 1999; produced by British Broadcasting Corporation (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2004), 45 mins
Min Clough's gentle, touching film used the beauty contest to explore a community both comfortable in its family's new home while also proudly touch with its family's cultural roots.
directed by Min Clough, fl. 1999; produced by British Broadcasting Corporation (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2004), 45 mins
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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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Daughters of the Nile
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directed by Joop van Wijk and Hillie Molenaar, 1945-; produced by Joop van Wijk and Hillie Molenaar, 1945- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 5 mins
This beautifully photographed, revealing film about Egypt's women captures their separate and subordinate life under the Islamic code. Men and women speak about their traditions, expectations, and patterns of life. We meet articulate women who have had little schooling and whose lives are centered on childbearing...
directed by Joop van Wijk and Hillie Molenaar, 1945-; produced by Joop van Wijk and Hillie Molenaar, 1945- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 5 mins
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Defying the Odds
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produced by United Nations. Department of Global Communications (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 30 mins
This upbeat film, produced for the Bejing Women's Conference, focuses on the lives of four women of diverse ages and backgrounds who have broken ground in new fields. They are questioning age-old traditions as they forge careers in their respective societies. Asthma Jahangir, an internationally renowned lawyer fro...
produced by United Nations. Department of Global Communications (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 30 mins
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Disappearing World, Asante Market Women
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produced by Granada Television International, in Disappearing World (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1983), 53 mins
Asante Market Women shows us a tribe in Ghana where the men are polygamous and the women are subordinate in all domestic matters. In the bustling Kumasi market place, however, the women reign supreme. These tough, assertive women have evolved their own power structure to settle all disputes over price and quality....
produced by Granada Television International, in Disappearing World (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1983), 53 mins
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The Double Dutch Divas!
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directed by Nicole Franklin; produced by Epiphany Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 41 mins
Women with names like Smooth, Heart, Sassy, and Lady Di are the core of the Double Dutch Divas, a team that has mastered the art of jumping and dancing double Dutch during their twenty years together. They are a real life example of sisterhood at its best. Giving show stopping performances in the US and abroad, th...
directed by Nicole Franklin; produced by Epiphany Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 41 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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