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Against My Will
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(Icarus Films, 2003), 50 mins
I wouldn't dream of trusting my family.' - AnitaIn Pakistan, many women who decide to leave abusive marriages are signing their own death warrants. They risk being disfigured or murdered by men who believe it is the only way to restore honor to the family. Authorities in Pakistan rarely respond to reports of honor...
(Icarus Films, 2003), 50 mins
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The Good Breast
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(Icarus Films, 2016), 1 hour 34 mins
THE GOOD BREAST explores breast cancer as ritual, presenting today's rise of the mastectomy in the U.S. as a modern form of breast sacrifice. The no-nonsense veteran breast cancer surgeon Dr. Lauren Schnaper believes that fear and ignorance are fueling an alarming rate of medically unnecessary mastectomies in Amer...
(Icarus Films, 2016), 1 hour 34 mins
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Guerrilla Grannies
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(Icarus Films, 2013), 1 hour 20 mins

As a student in the 1960s, Dutch filmmaker Ike Bertels became captivated by an image she saw in a BBC documentary about Mozambique's war for independence: three young members of the Women's Detachment of the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) sitting on the grass and cleaning their rifles.

Almost two decades l...

(Icarus Films, 2013), 1 hour 20 mins
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Judith Butler
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(Icarus Films, 2007), 52 mins

Author of the best-seller Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity, Judith Butler (Maxine Elliot Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at University of California, Berkeley) is one of the world's most important and influential contemporary thinkers in fields such as con...

(Icarus Films, 2007), 52 mins
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Major Leagues?
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(Icarus Films, 2013), 26 mins

'Everyone was born for something. I have baseball in my blood.'

It's been a decade since the Federation of Cuban Women encouraged its members to form women's baseball teams. The call launched a movement that has seen women's teams spring up across the island - even as they face scorn and opposition from men who fe...

(Icarus Films, 2013), 26 mins
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Sacred Water
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(Icarus Films, 2018), 56 mins

"If a lot of water flows, the town will be flooded. The water company can close down. We have all the water we need." --Fanny, guest on Flash-FM in Rwanda

Vestine Dusabe is a radio host and sex educator with a mission: promoting sexual pleasure and preserving Rwanda's culture of female ejaculation.

SACRED WATER...

(Icarus Films, 2018), 56 mins
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Senso Daughters
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(Icarus Films, 1989), 54 mins

During World War II, 140,000 Japanese troops may have died in Papua New Guinea. Only 11,000 returned to Japan. Considered the 'Forgotten War,' neither the war nor its veterans received public recognition in Japan.
But SENSO DAUGHTERS (DAUGHTERS OF WAR) investigates another unacknowledged tragedy of that campaign:...

(Icarus Films, 1989), 54 mins
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I Am Somebody
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(Icarus Films, 1970), 30 mins

In 1969, 400 poorly paid black women -- hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina -- went on strike to demand union recognition and a wage increase, only to find themselves in a confrontation with the National Guard and the state government.

Supported by such notables as Andrew Young, Charles Abernathy, and C...

(Icarus Films, 1970), 30 mins
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Breasts
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(Icarus Films, 2004), 50 mins
How do women, of all ages and from all backgrounds, feel about their breasts, and how they've played a crucial role in their experiences of puberty, motherhood, sex, health, and aging?The acclaimed documentary film BREASTS consists of interviews with twenty-two women - aged 6 to 84-years-old - interwoven with segm...
(Icarus Films, 2004), 50 mins
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Donna Haraway
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(Icarus Films, 2017), 1 hour 21 mins

Feminist thinker and historian of science Donna Haraway is best known as the author of two revolutionary works: the essay "The Cyborg Manifesto" and the book Primate Visions. Both set out to upend well-established "common sense" categories: breaking down the boundaries among humans, animals, and machines while c...

(Icarus Films, 2017), 1 hour 21 mins
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