A Girl's Own Story concerns girlhood, Beatlemania, and growing up in the sixties. Features quilts from major American quilt shows in Paducah, Kentucky, and Houston. These interviews are woven together with historical footage, short dramatizations and emotional visualizations, creating an engaging detective story. DVD X6686; Video/C 5384 Increasing numbers of women are choosing to become tattooed. Video/C 4927 Illustrated lecture which explores the manner in which women are portrayed by advertising with the focus on thinness. Video/C 7304 This account of two white suburban girls, interspersed with seventies archival media clips, examines the possibility that depression and anorexia are language disorders. Video/C 8609 Explores ten critical areas of the women's health movement, from the concept of self-help to the issue of informed surgical consent, documenting a growing movement of women striving to regain control of their bodies. Includes interviews with women from Senegal, Burkina Faso, Gambia, the United States, and England. Originally taped as an episode of the television program Firing Line on March 30, 1973. DVD X2728 Examines the confrontation over the Equal Rights Amendment to bar sex discrimination. Video/C 414 Presents various definitions of feminism as defined by feminists, opponents of feminism, and ordinary men and women. DVD X6710; Video/C 4939 Covers the history of the struggle for women's suffrage in the United States beginning with the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848. DVD 9904 This provocative news documentary takes a critical look at media images-- how they are instituted, established and controlled. Hoping to reconcile the warring strands of her identity, Khetiwe seeks healing in her Zulu traditions.
Video/C 3138 Documents the history of women in America during three difficult decades; the carefree life in the 20's; the difficult Depression years; full employment during World War II; and the sudden loss of jobs when veterans returned home. This classic illustrates the missing link between the 'direct cinema' documentaries and the later hybrids that acknowledged truth couldn't always be found in front of a camera lens. The feature length film Didn't do it for love explores the fascinating life of Eva Norvind, the blond Norwegian bombshell who was Mexico's Marilyn Monroe in the 1960's and New York's leading dominatrix in the 1980s. It combines interviews and observational footage of each of them and their family members illuminating the feelings of compulsion, confusion and desperation endemic to the disorder..also the hope of recovery. Describes the nature of their addiction and how it is possibly perpetuated by the medical establishment and other societal forces. A film by Wendy Oser, Joan Levinson & Beverly Spencer. Rosler exposes underlying social realities from starvation in Third World countries to the phenomenon of dieting and starvation to create an ideal female self in contemporay American culture. Produced and directed by Bernadette Wegenstein and Geoffrey Alan Rhodes. Women of various ages (8-84) and ethnicities share how they felt when their menstrual cycles first started. This award winning documentary uses humor to address serious concerns about the marketing of commercial illusion and unrealizable standards of physical perfection. Supplementary feature included on Adventures of young Indiana Jones ; Volume one) c2007. DVD X233 Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm campaigned to become the Democratic Party's presidential nominee in 1972. Kate Millett, Marge Piercy, Eva Figes and Ann Oakley discuss the effect of her best known book, The Second Sex, upon their own ideas and development as writers. Includes archival film footage and commentary by authors and academics. In Afghanistan, returning refugees like Maa Gul want the government to honor their right to shelter. DVD 3972 Lured by false promises and driven by desperation, thousands of Chinese and Filipina women pay high fees to work in garment factories on the pacific island of Saipan, the only U.  In South Africa, the Women's Health Project ensures that women will have a voice in shaping the new health care system.
Directed and edited by Allie Light and Irving Saraf. This documentary looks at both women who have tattoos and those who create them, revealing motives for becoming heavily tattooed, as well as some of the social repercussions. Discusses the impact this portrayal has on the self images of women and girls and offers a new way to think about eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. Video/C 4494 Teenage girls from a cross-section of ethnic backgrounds open their hearts aboutlife as a beauty queen, discussing the pressure to fulfill a societal ideal, the allure of celebrity,and the artificiality of the ) modelling trade. The wrongly naming of things, and the subsequent loss of meaning, is one of several devices skillfully and humorously applied to call into question modes of representation. The film shows women becoming aware of their rights in dealing with the medical industry as it explores such issues as self-help, birth at home, abortion, high school women's support group, breast cancer, research, the gynecological exam, drug company attitudes, hysterectomy, and health care of women of color. DVD 6992 A healthy woman finds a lump in her breast which launches this documentary that uncovers mounting evidence that links cancer to chemical exposure. I was worried about what we think about vaginas, and even more worried that we don? So I decided to talk to women about their vaginas, to do vagina interviews, which becamevagina monologues. I talked to old women, young women, married women, single women, lesbians, college professors, actors, corporate professionals, sex workers, African American women, Hispanic women, Asian American Women, Native American women, Caucasian women, Jewish women. Noted feminists argue in favor of ratification and women who oppose the ERA offer opposing views. Directed and edited by Erin Gallagher, Marcia Jarmel. Looks at the relationship between the women's suffrage movement and the anti-slavery movement and the leadership of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Includes archival film footage and commentary by authors, historians and academics. Video/C 1485 An examination of the sexual wants, needs, and desires of 15 black women, from all ages, backgrounds, and professions. The film also examines the relationship between the historical and existing media images of women of color and raises the question of whether they may be suffering from a self-image disorder as a result of trying to attain the standards of beauty that are celebrated in media images. At the same time, her sister refuses to participate in any ceremonies as meaningless rituals.
Includes interviews with women prisoners, recovering women addicts, relatives and medical personnel who care for their drug damaged infants. Explores the ethical, moral and legal questions surrounding in vitro fertilization and its technological offspring. So common is the operation that it is simply known as 'la operacion.' Using newsreels and excerpts from government propaganda films, plus interviews with Puerto Rican women, doctors, birth control specialists and politicians, this film explores the controversial use of sterilization as a means of population control. Originally broadcast on PBS as a segment of The American Experience. One hundred years ago these women immigrated to the United States and, starting with next to nothing, created what is today the 0 billion global health and beauty industry. Doctors presumed that the bizarre behaviors of autistic children - rigid rituals, difficulty with speech, extreme self-isolation - stemmed from their mothers' emotional frigidity. This program examines the relevance of the Bill of Rights to the 20th century dispute over abortion. Designed to dispel the myth that mental retardation automatically equates with parental inadequacy, the film focuses on four such women, showing that mildly handicapped women are perfectly capable of being good mothers if some specialized support services are available. Traveling across 35 states, the filmmakers are granted unprecedented access to pro-life groups, movement icons, fund-raising machines, and college classes where students are groomed to carry the message. Interviews with both concerned and clueless parents are included, as well as a glimpse into corporate decision making that impacts tween culture. Uncovering a remarkable pattern of gender-specific poses, Jhally explores Goffman's central claim that the way the body is displayed in advertising communicates normative ideas about masculinity and femininity. DVD X2225 Ads: Fabulous fakes (2 adds)--Noxzema (7)--Yardley (3)-- Maybelline (4)--Cover Girl--Diamond Deb--First hand foam (3)--Pretty face--Coty cremestick--Avon (5)--Max Factor--Pacquins--Pond's--Fabulash--Desert flower (2)-- Chantilly perfume--Bourjois--Clairol (2)--Crepe de Chine--Sunbeam shavers--Ambush perfume--Hind's lotion-- Oh de London cologne--Tigresse & Brut--My Island cologne--Revlon Intimate--Tabu perfume--Hazel Bishop--Jergens lotion. Includes a scene of a brutal gang rape from the movie, The accused. In doing so, it inspires viewers to reflect critically on images that they might otherwise take for granted. Lovdal explores sexism in both the syntax and semantics of language and shows how it is often unintentional or even unrecognized. Video/C 4115 This program shows how pervasive images are of man as Superman and woman as his slavish bride- on film and TV, in the fiction on which they are based, even in so-called documentaries. The film includes a beauty contest for "Miss Nip & Tuck," in which all the contestants are women who have had plastic surgery. DVD X348 Documents the world of actual and aspiring fashion models and supermodels. DVD X1279 This documentary provides a compelling look at body image issues and the role the media plays in promoting certain ideals for women.
treatment for substance dependent mothers who take drugs during pregnancy. Video/C 6794 Documents the development and use of reproductive technology, suggesting that science and industry have combined to transform the act of procreation into the business of making babies. Over one-third of all Puerto Rican women of childbearing age have been sterilized. Produced by CBS News in association with the History Channel and A & E Network. For its inquiry the film draws on archival footage, interviews with women from from Puerto Rico who became unsuspecting test subjects for the early pill, insights from women health activists who questioned the high-dose version's safety, and testimony from scientists who developed the pill. Shows how harnessing female hormones into a little pill unleashed a social revolution that allowed women to pursue careers as never before, fueled the feminist and consumer health movements, and encourged more open attitudes towards sex. Video/C 9599 Tells the story of two of the first highly successful women entrepreneurs in America, Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein. Film investigates the condition of women in Nigeria and India through interviews with husbands, wives, clergy and family planning personnel.1995. Video/C 4011 From the 1950s through the early 1970s, the American medical establishment thought it had found the cause of autism: poor mothering. DVD X5443 Fred Friendly hosts this series on the Bill of Rights and its effect on the United States. Video/C 2936 This is the first documentary to explore the ethical and social dilemmas surrounding the issue of parenting by women with developmental disabilities. Video/C MM645 Looks at the pro-life movement in the United States over the past 35 years, offering insight into both the religious and political ideologies of this social movement. This program follows the daily lives of tween girls, recording their perceptions of fashion, celebrities, boys and themselves. DVD 8870 Communication scholar Sut Jhally applies the late sociologist Erving Goffman's groundbreaking analysis of advertising to the contemporary commercial landscape in this provocative new film about gender as a ritualized commercial performance. Shows scenes from over 165 music videos to show how the media portrays masculinity, femininity, sex, and sex roles. Illustrated with hundreds of up-to-date images, Dreamworlds 3 offers a unique and powerful tool for understanding both the continuing influence of music videos and how pop culture more generally filters the identities of young men and women through a dangerously narrow set of myths about sexuality and gender. Experts criticize an unhealthy culture created by advertising and the media, and the many examples shown illustrate how children are reduced to consumers bombarded with images of girls treated as purely sexual objects. Also tells the story of Barbie's creator and Mattel co-founder: Ruth Handler, whose commentary runs throughout the film. Every week some 16,000 Chinese undergo face surgery.
DVD 7905 Annie Oakley, the greatest woman rifle shot the world has ever known thrilled audiences of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show with her daring shooting feats. Presents an in-depth interview with Simone de Beauvoir filmed in 1975. Video/C 3328 In this film four women who made significant contributions to the education of the deaf are discussed: Alice Cogswell, Julia Brace, Eliza Boardman Clerc, and Sophia Fowler Gallaudet. Scandalous in its day for bending the rules of representation to enlighten its audience. Old educational films are revisited in new ways to show humorous and historical views of this rite of passage. Video/C 6584 Explores the relationship between a woman's body image and the quest for an idealized female form. Video/C 3364 Tracking the country's oldest beauty contest - from its inception in 1921 as a local seaside pageant to its heyday as one of the country's most popular events - Miss America paints a vivid picture of an institution that has come to reveal much about a changing nation. From the announcement of her candidacy in January to the Democratic National Convention in Miami that July, Chisholm's fight for inclusion encompassed all Americans "who agree that the institutions of this country belong to all of the people who inhabit it." Shunned by the political establishment, Chisholm asks people of color, feminists and young voters for their support to "reshape our society and take control of our destiny ..." To the surprise of many, voters responded. Produced by Adam Sternberg; written by Lisa Clark and Adam Sternberg. Video/C 2860 Tea & Justice chronicles the experiences of three women who joined the New York Police Department during the 1980s--the first Asian women to become members of a force that was largely white and predominantly male. DVD X4668 Morrison discusses slavery and its legacy and the difficulties of writing about the painful subjects that occur in her novel Beloved. Video/C 1393 Charlie Rose interviews Nobel and Pulitzer prize winning author Toni Morrison, discussing her new book, "Paradise", her life, and her views on America and the issues facing the country. In Kenya, Rose, who is HIV positive, is championing rights to independence for widows.  A new generation of Caribbean women are using drama and reggae to focus attention on domestic violence. DVD X3800 A documentary on the situation of the woman in Algeria to-day.
Linda Williams, film scholar at UC Berkeley, shares her wisdom on a separate track. Passionless Moments is a series of ten short, whimsical films portraying the inner world of ordinary people. Video/C 3343 Celebrates the powerful stories behind quilt-making from three perspectives: records of history, symbols of family/community, and works of art. Originally broadcast on PBS as a segment of The American Experience. Followed by a special edition of KCTS Connects which follows up, a year later, with two of the women who were profiled in the program. Eight women living with breast cancer act as detectives, traveling across the country interviewing scientists and researchers about the possible causes of the disease. t stop them." [Eve Ensler quoted in Theatre on the Square web site] c2002. DVD 1249 A poetic and political film about female genital mutilation. The contributing factors include the draft, employment opportunities and child support. Examines how Latino men regard successful Latina women, and the myths and mystique of machismo. Now ten years later, Kethiwe, a hip, young woman with a British accent finds herself struggling to find her place in the new South Africa.