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Adventures in The Gender Trade
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directed by Susan Marenco; produced by Susan Marenco (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 45 mins
Kate Bornstein, writer and performer, was born a man. This documentary presents her frank account of her personal journey from unhappy boy child into liberated transsexual lesbian. Intercut with her satiric night club act called "Hidden: A Gender," are the stories of a wide range of people who refused to have thei...
directed by Susan Marenco; produced by Susan Marenco (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 45 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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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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Becoming Ayden
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produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 41 mins
In Becoming Ayden, we meet seventeen year-old Adina Scheim from Toronto who is becoming a boy named Ayden. Ayden is willing to go to great lengths to alter her female body to correspond with her male self image. Ayden recently began taking testosterone and her voice has started to deepen -- an irreversible physica...
produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 41 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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Benazir Bhutto: Walking The Tightrope
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directed by Etienne Duval; produced by René-Jean Bouyer (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 21 mins
In 1988 Benazir Bhutto became Prime Minister of Pakistan, the first woman to head a Muslim country. Born into a feudal society and educated at Oxford, she has indeed straddled two worlds. She was the daughter of the charismatic Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the first democratic leader of Pakistan, who was executed in a mil...
directed by Etienne Duval; produced by René-Jean Bouyer (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 21 mins
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Child Marriage: A Tradition Continues in Africa
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directed by Nancy Durrell McKenna and John Howarth (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 23 mins
This film gives us unprecedented access to a story that is commonplace in some parts of Africa but usually kept hidden. It is that child marriage, although illegal, is still being practiced in places like Ethiopia, where it is part of their cultural tradition.
directed by Nancy Durrell McKenna and John Howarth (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 23 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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Gay Youth
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directed by Pam Walton; produced by Pam Walton (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 30 mins
This the first video to explore the emotional strain placed on gay youth by intense feelings of isolation. Adolescence is typically a time of conformity when one needs to feel secure in a peer group. But lesbian and gay young people are acutely aware of being different and often have no one to talk to about these...
directed by Pam Walton; produced by Pam Walton (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 30 mins
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