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Looks at progress in achieving greater equality for women -- five years after the Beijing Conference on Women where government delegations pledged themselves to tackle increasing violence against women. Video/C 7771 Amy Johnson was the first woman to fly solo from Great Britain to Australia. A champion in a man's sport, over time she became an American legend forever changing ideas about the abilities of women. 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. 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. DVD X6684; Video/C 3274 Employs Mexican murals, rare photographs, prints, and documentary footage to trace the traditional and the emerging roles of Mexican/Chicanas from pre-Columbian times to the present, showing how women have made important contributions as workers, mothers, activists, educators, leaders, and in numerous other ways, despite their generally oppressed status in the Latino culture. Performers: Rieko Suzuki, Sumi Ozawa, Michie Ikeda, Rokurou Abe, Masahiko Uchizawa, Koji Takahashi, Momoko Mimura. All three talk frankly about their gender-bending lives revealing their views about women, sex, transvestitism and lesbianism. Chinese women of Long Bow speak frankly about footbindings,the new birth control policy, work, love and marriage. Documents the attempts to erase gender differences under Mao, today's changing ideas of femininity, and the crystalization of Chinese feminism at the UN Women's conference in Beijing. Although she is well paid, sex is usually not part of the transaction. Video/C 8912 A history of the Women's Liberation Movement in Japan illustrated by archival film and photos, presenting interviews with present and former members who describe the social influences exerted by traditional Japanese mores. Video/C 9434 Depicts the life and talents of the first woman to play in a traditional Kabuki musical ensemble. DVD X517; vhs Video/C 5290 Keepers of the last matriarchal societies in the world, Mosuo women in a remote area of southwest China live beyond the strictures of mainstream Chinese culture -- enjoying great freedoms and carrying heavy responsibilities. Since that time, Chilean women have danced the country's traditional courtship dance alone, and 'La Cueca Sola' has become a symbol of women's struggle against the dictatorship.

Examines gains in women's rights globally with visits to Northern Ireland, Nigeria, Fiji, New Zealand, Brazil and other nations focusing on crimes against women and achievements by women towards equality. Mulvey and Wollen's experimental documentary combines newsreel footage of the aviator's arrival, dramatic recreations of events from her life and contemporary discussions by feminist groups on the subject of heroism in this most unconventional biopic. Includes archival images and commentary by biographers and historians. 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. Contents: Impossible beauty -- The waif look -- Constructed bodies -- Food & sex -- Food & control -- The weight loss industry -- Freeing imaginations. In addition, they share incidents of heroism and sacrifice, feelings about their struggle for personal identity, and insights into the mother/daughter relationship. A film by Margaret Lazarus, Renner Wunderlich, Joan Finck, 1974. Video/C 7299 Living at the Renfrew Center, Coconut Creek, FL, a residential facility for the treatment of women with eating disorders for six months, Greenfield and director of photography Amanda Micheli earned the patients' trust, receiving unprecedented access to the meetings, therapy sessions and meals that make up daily life for those undergoing treatment. Most breast cancer funding and research has gone toward treatment, and finding the elusive cure. Produced and written by Lisa Clark and Adam Sternberg. DVD X6717; Video/C 7982 Black feminist women speak candidly on issues of sex, class and gender roles. Alternating with these interviews are sequences shot inside the club, patronized almost exclusively by heterosexual women who have become disappointed with men. Also makes a comparison with the American movement. Shows the rigorous training for the stylized vocal and instrumental music in Kabuki. Video/C 6152 A documentary based on interviews with Korean comfort women who were forced into sexual servitude by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. Video/C 6807 The recollections of seven Chinese women who grew up in Canada in the first half of the 20th century who left behind their families, knowing they would never see them again. Filmmaker Xiaoli Zhou takes a fascinating journey into the heart of The Women's Kingdom to discover a society of powerful women whose future is on the brink of change. Video/C MM596 Based on a two year undercover investigation conducted by the Global Survival Network into the illegal trafficking in women from the Former Soviet republics, this documentary features interviews with traffickers, Russian mafia, trafficked women, and groups working to provide services to these women. DVD 3253 Women survivors of Omarska Detention Camp describe the camp and the situation in Bosnia and Herzagovnia. DVD X7381 One in a series that looks at Latin America through its women with interviews and on sight visits. After 30 years in exile, filmmaker Marilu Mallet returns to Santiago to meet with five Chilean women who suffered under the dictatorship and have emerged as heroes under democracy. Video/C 2195 This film explores the importance of the Virgin of Guadalupe as a liberating symbol for Mexican women today.

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. Directed by Lisa Ades ; written by Michelle Ferrari. DVD X243 Four young women suffering from eating disorders and their families discuss and explain their experiences. DVD 6541 Rachel's Daughters, the first feature length film to be made about the causes of breast cancer, is an investigative documentary with a difference. Rare archival photographs, historical film footage and recordings of her speeches shed light on her role as labor leader, orator and self-proclaimed revolutionist. Buckley on the rescission of the Equal Rights Amendment by several states that had initially ratified it. Their traditional clothing allows them to understand prejudices and to speak out about their faith, especially after 9/11, when people spat upon, pushed and threatened them. DVD X4666 Drawing on Caribbean folklore, this exuberant experimental drama uses animation and live action to discover a film language unique to African American women. Video/C 4901 Investigates the situation in sweatshops in New York City where thousands of women, primarily recent immigrants from Chinese and Latino communities, are sewing garments under dangerous and unfair labor conditions, which often lead to psychological exhaustion, permanent disability and even death. DVD 3264 A production of the Witness Project which uses video technology to investigate human rights abuses. Beauty is a big part of Africa and its people around the globe. Video/C 7523 This documentary follows the debutante season of six middle-class African-American young women in Oxnard, California. Engages in frank, funny conversations with haircare professionals, beautyshop and barbershop patrons, as well as featuring interviews with Dr. With wit and charm, the film puts a hilarious spin on the eternal question "What's in a name? Kiyoko, a young mother viciously criticized by her husband and family for her fierce determination to paint, eventually compromises her art for "maternal duty." As Kiyoko complies with the family, Tani, isolated and despairing, is driven to suicide.

Video/C MM391 Are men and women really that different? This film reveals groundbreaking studies, both practical and scientific, that illustrate the variances between the learning patterns of boys and girls from birth to adolescence. Video/C MM653 This documentary attempts, by means of interviews with both proponents and opponents of abortion in a Pennsylvania town, to show some of the differences in the ways people weight the value of human life. Due to cultural, social and economic factors, traditional preference leans toward boys, so girls are often hidden, aborted, or abandoned. Video/C 5385 A Presents the filmmaker's experience of coping with her own hysterectomy at twenty five for cancer caused by her mother's use of D. S., a synthetic hormone administered to prevent miscarriage. In setting the issue of "surrogate" motherhood in the context of individual lives, this well-acted video relates a story that is seldom told and reveals the human side of this controversial practice. Four witnesses, each a party to a preconception agreement, are called to testify: the husband and wife who are having trouble conceiving a child, the broker who sets up the deal, and finally the "surrogate" mother, who has relinquished her baby to the father and his wife for ,000, which translates to an hourly rate of less than the minimum wage. Mary Ann Glendon, professor of law, discusses abortion in the U. High-level insights concerning Dove, L'Oreal, and advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi provide a fascinating departure point for a socioeconomic discourse. Produced and directed by Margaret Lazarus [and] Renner Wunderlich. Looks at the selling of sex as a form of female empowerment, idealized beauty, gender training, misogyny in music and games, and the double standards that exist in media and society when it comes to women and men, as well as recommendations for change. Produced and directed by Margaret Lazarus [and] Renner Wunderlich. Produced and directed by Margaret Lazarus [and] Renner Wunderlich. By bringing Kilbourne's groundbreaking analysis up to date, Killing us softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence. Her exaggerated parody of television commercials for elegant products gradually shifts to direct criticism. Features sequence from the films of Lillian Gish, Theda Bara, Clara Bow, Gloria Swanson, Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard, Pola Negri, Louis Brooks, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, and Mae West. Includes interviews with teenagers and professionals working with eating disorder patients. Video/C 4544 An educational and entertaining documentary addressing the insecurities of women of all ages who learn to place their self-worth in the measure of their beauty. How far would you go to match your culture's ideal of beauty? Includes interviews with Kochiyama and with members of her family. In Pakistan, seventeen-year-old Hina is challenging tradition to complete her education. The clothing they sew, bearing the "Made in the USA" label, is shipped duty and quota-free to the U. A production of the Witness Project which uses video technology to investigate human rights abuses. In a now common scenario, Moroccan woman work in North Africa to produce goods destined for the European market, even as domestics commute into a Spanish enclave in Moroccan territory. [2] In South Africa a literacy campaign gives birth to an effective anti-liquor campaign. Video/C 2628 Examines the consequences of China's two-decade-old, "one-child policy" designed to curb the country's exploding population. This powerful courtroom drama explores the ethical, emotional, and commercial issues underlying the practice of surrogacy and depicts its effects on three participants: the "biological" mother, who becomes pregnant through artificial insemination, the father, and his wife. DVD 7504; vhs Video/C 5991 From the series, World of Ideas with Bill Moyers. Wade" gave rise to misinterpretation of the abortion issues of the U. Includes footage of high-profile crimes targeted at abortion clinics, most notably the 1993 murder of two abortion clinic workers in Pensacola by Paul Hill, an interview with Michael Bray, who torced an abortion clinic and others associated with the movement. Cutting across age, race, class and religion, this film offers perspectives that personalize what has become a vicious and abstract debate. Makes a strong case for choice as a fundamental democratic right. What are the implications for the global cosmetics and fashion industries? The film presents the leading authorities in the fields of psychology of women and girls, eating disorders, gender studies, violence against women, and media literacy -- and focuses their ideas on practical solutions and the best tactics for reclaiming our culture. Interviewees include Jean Kilbourne (Killing Us Softly), Jackson Katz (Tough Guise), and many others. Juxtaposing film clips from the 20s through the 80s, the filmmaker argues these fantasies have worked both to shape and reinforce often derogative assumptions about the peoples of the East while at the same time reinscribing the moral, spiritual, and cultural supremacy of the Anglo-European West. The film presents the leading authorities in the fields of psychology of women and girls, eating disorders, gender studies, violence against women, and media literacy -- and focuses their ideas on practical solutions and the best tactics for reclaiming our culture. The film presents the leading authorities in the fields of psychology of women and girls, eating disorders, gender studies, violence against women, and media literacy -- and focuses their ideas on practical solutions and the best tactics for reclaiming our culture. With wit and warmth, she uses over 160 ads and commercials to critique advertising's image of women, inviting viewers to look at familiar images in a new way, that moves and empowers them to take action. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes--images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality. DVD X3570 As Rosler leafs through the Vogue Magazine, the ads and the feature articles become indistinguishable. Video/C 2193 A history of the treatment of women on the screen. DVD 4219 (preservation copy); Video/C 835 NRLF #: B 4 175 470 This program presents closely analyzed examples that show how sexism and antisexism may be contained in language use - in song lyrics,everyday conversation, newspaper reports, written conversations, and satire. It also explores the new world of modelling in which models in video, film and photographs are sculpted by computer technology presenting images to emulate that are not even totally human. Video/C 9300 Mentawai women in Sumatra file their teeth to sharp points, American men get buttocks implants, and Chinese men and women having their legs surgically lengthened to make them taller. Video/C 7673 Moyers talks with Morrison about how the invented world of fiction connects with life, about the inner city, the liberation of love and motherhood, the new world black woman who defies the master narrative. Her racially mixed group of women prisoners becomes a circle of trust and healing. Layering interviews with references to super models and other pop-culture icons of beauty, the filmmaker captures the pain that almost always lies behind the desire for plastic surgery. She stresses the need for members of all races and ethnicities to work together for common goals, and for a fundamental change in political power structures. Video/C 4542 This program explores the international movement for women's rights. Powerful hidden camera footage, along with the garment workers' personal stories, offers a rare glimpse into indentured labor and the workings of the global sweatshop where 14 hour shifts, payless paydays, and lock-downs are routine. Paying off officials to look the other way, workers smuggle contraband across the border, sometimes crossing up to 11 times a day. Also the film looks at silk technology from the ultra-modern biotech laboratories where the cocoons are bred, through the ancient process of silk reeling, to the bustling auction halls. Examines educational efforts and literacy programs in Cambodia, home employment opportunities created by women in the Philippines, and help for female garment workers in Bangladesh. [1] In Fiji women are involved in new sea farming projects. Also shows some of the advanced-technology devices that can assist disabled people. The film's narrative includes the words of Dorothy Parker, Josephine Herbst and Virginia Cowles, as well as the articles and letters exchanged by Martha Gellhorn and Eleanor Roosevelt during the war. Shatters the myth that social bullying among girls is an acceptable part of growing up. Written and directed by Julia Query, Vicky Funari, 2000. DVD X3430; Video/C 7452 As it turns out, Bette Davis and the Bond girls have a lot in common. Video/C MM977 Documentary featuring director Pasolini asking questions about sex, love, and morality of a variety of people all over Italy. Testimony from doctors detail the various forms of female circumcision and the horrendous ob/gyn problems that result. Explores the self-image of these women and the pressures they feel to conform to the ideals of mass media. DVD 4980; vhs Video/C 3558 Examines the factors creating the cosmetic surgery boom in Seoul today through a montage of personal narration, nostalgic images of Korean beauty standards, contemporary news clips and film footage, street advertisement copy, and direct interviews with Korean youngsters and university professors about the intense pressures on Korean youth to undergo cosmetic surgery. Beyond sex education, classroom films addressed a wide array of social issues, from the importance of cooking skills to self-defense and how to appear more pleasing to others. ; 10 min.) -- The Wonders of reproduction / Moody Institute (1958 ; col. / Centron (1955 ; b&w ; 10 min.) -- As others see us / Social Science Films (1953 ; col. DVD 5383 Ten African American women discuss the reasons why they chose to stop straightening their hair and go natural. Video/C 6680 A documentary film exploring the perspectives of Muslim women living in the United States concerning the cultural, religious, historical, social and political aspects of Islam. DVD 5607 Most Asian women experience particular cultural and social pressure to strive for extremely high standards of achievement and flawlessness. Folklorist Jane Beck fills in details about traditions preserved in the Turner family. Poses questions about how black women see themselves and each others and the pitfalls that await those who internalize the search for the "perfect image." 1988. Video/C 3370 Features interviews with Angela Davis, June Jordan, and Alice Walker. Set against the preparation for the 2003 pageant, this film explores the lives of working women and celebrates them as creators of beauty. Presents the cultural background of the practice and opposing viewpoints on the issue. Most have continued to work in their professions or vocations although the traditional cultural forces make full sexual equality impossible. Until now, the world has known nothing of their stories. She lives in Alexandra, a restless and poor township, while her white, mostly elderly, clients live in the tree-lined suburbs of Johannesburg. DVD X1402; vhs Video/C 259 Documentary that explores how young women in the African Republic of Cameroon use internet cafés to search for marriage prospects in Europe to escape poverty. DVD X2371 Documentary about the use of sexual violence against women as a weapon in the Sierra Leone civil war. DVD 5460 Portraits five black women and interviews four women leaders. Program 11: Selected modern Arab women poets and critics. DVD 7910 Presents the stories of four highly accomplished, seriously disabled women whose sense of optimism, determination, self-acceptance, and self-worth have helped them cope with their handicaps. Video/C MM900 Focuses on sixteen of the 80 or so American women who joined the International Brigade volunteers from fifty countries who came to fight for democracy in Spain in 1936. Also looks at the tragic story of a 14-year-old girl who killed herself after enduring months of rumours and verbal threats. Bonus features: Three interactive classroom modules based on 8-minute dramas on sexual pressures created by the teen participants in the film ; excerpts from the three part radio documentary series featured on CBC Radio One's Ideas ; Ryan's rap video "Under Pressure." A film by Lynn Glazier. Depicts how the people of Kipseli divide time, space, material possessions, and activities according to an underlying pattern based on the separation of the sexes, and shows how this division determines the village social structure. The Theater responded by hiring an anti-union law firm. DVD 3722; Video/C 4744 A lecture by Cynthia Enloe, author and nationally recognized scholar of militarism, state policies, politics and their impacts on the lives of people throughout the world. Based on The way of duty by Joy Day Buel and Richard Buel, Jr. In this film, several women who have experienced this "rite of passage" voice varying points of view on perpetuating the practice. Video/C MM113 A Les Blank film, interviews 40 women, all of whom have a spacebetween their two front teeth. They depicted the reproductive system in anatomical detail or through puzzling symbolism. DVD 8947 Examines the stereotypical ways in which Asian women have been depicted in the media and how three nationally acclaimed Asian American actresses challenge and defy those concepts in their creative work and careers. Film follows her as she entertains Japanese-American businessmen and socializes with other geishas who also work at the bar. She recalls childhood incidents and her father's Civil War experiences and talks about life in her homestead in Vermont. Video/C 2163 Exposes stereotypical images of black women and explores women's own ideas of self-worth. DVD X60; vhs Video/C 2321 Six Black women sit around talking about their hair--what it represents, how difficult it is to treat, and what ramifications different styles have for them. The pageant is created by the workers and their trade union to bring their families together for an evening of solidarity and fun. DVD 5264 Examines the practice of female genital mutilation in Kenya and the efforts of those working to put an end to the practice. DVD 8145 Interviews with women who were treated as equals during the struggle for Eritrean independence about their current employment and social conditions. Examines three generations of Eritrean women who tell their story of Eritrea's fight for independence and reflect upon changes in the country since independence, specifically the battle between traditional and contemporary ideas about the role of women. We meet a woman active in the movement against female genital mutilation, a health care worker educating women about sexually transmitted diseases, and businesswomen who describe how they have set up an association to share expertise and provide mutual assistance. Over 4 million people have died, and many tens of thousands of women and girls have been systematically kidnapped, raped, mutilated and tortured by soldiers from both foreign militias and the Congolese army. DVD 9940 Ivy is a big, bubbly black woman who managed to run her own beauty salon surreptitiously during the dark days of apartheid. "The Right of Re-Vision: Michelle Citron's Daughter Rite." In: Movies and methods : an anthology / edited by Bill Nichols. Higher education for women, the entry of women into politics and the professions, women's suffrage, new attitudes toward sexuality, and other topics are addressed within the historical context of the early 1900s. Follow these two girls for three years, as they try to make a life for themselves both inside and outside of Baltimore's juvenile justice system. An ethnically diverse group of four working class girls strut, flirt and testify about their lives. It postulates that as the world changes, there will be a need to find alternatives to patriarchy. As they grapple with issues of school, family, friends and identity, the film allows viewers to see what real girls face during this pivotal time in puberty, while providing a vehicle for discussing important developmental milestones. This video examines 12 different facets of the human body that impact our preferences and prejudices, which can lead us to attempt dramatic--but not always wise-- alterations of what we look like. Video/C 5845 A history and examination of the international social phenomenon of the Barbie doll; a toy, idol, role model and fashion model reflecting standards of appearance and lifestyle for girls and women since 1959. Video/C MM1014 Bulimia is on the rise, yet it is often portrayed in the media as a kind of "extreme" dieting practiced by models, socialites and others obsessed with their appearance. Video/C 5151 A thought-provoking picture of how the desire for a better self-image operates within consumer culture, and how this desire is fed by the media, the medical makeover industry and society at large. DVD 7167 Elizabeth Sher documents her personal journey to decide whether or not to have plastic surgery. Video/C 7932 Examines the life and work of British labor union leader, women's rights activist, social reformer and theosophist Annie Besant. Video/C 1539 Film examines labor and family history of Koma Kokubun, who immigrated from Japan to the Hawaiian Islands to work in the cane fields over seventy years ago. Video/C 5100 Attitudes about hair and its connection to self-image and self-worth are examined in this insightful documentary. This film shows the struggle of the filmmaker's fifteen-year-old sister, Jantre, to accept her appearance. DVD X7098; Video/C 6524 This documentary film follows four contestants in the Miss India Georgia pagent and tells the story of their experiences as first generation americans. Discusses their attempts to preserve native ways of life and their problems with discrimination. Set in San Francisco's Chinatown, the main character's mother was proud to dress like Audrey Hepburn or Jackie Kennedy, thinking she had attained the American dream if she modelled herself after them. With unprecedented access, this film chronicles her historic first year in office. Includes interviews with women from Senegal, Burkina Faso, Gambia, the United States, and England. Tipaya, the mother, is a post-menopausal woman who remembers her surgery from several decades back. DVD X3250 Program is devoted to the women of a warrior tribe whose origin is ancient but unknown and which lives today in eastern Niger. Written by Deborah May, Diana Boernstein ; co-produced by Deborah May & the United Nations. Clerical disapproval has meant that there is a lack of women's teams with which to compete so the women must sometimes play against men's teams. The film includes a beauty contest for "Miss Nip & Tuck," in which all the contestants are women who have had plastic surgery. DVD X348 From August 30 to September 15, 1995 two parallel events took place in China: the NGO (Non-governmental organization) Forum on Women in Huairou, and the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Through interviews with the workers, soldiers and scholars the film examines the historical roots of the problem and the complicity of the Korean and American governments. Due to cultural, social and economic factors, traditional preference leans toward boys, so girls are often hidden, aborted, or abandoned. DVD X6688; Video/C 7630 A survey of current attitudes on Chinese campuses. The common thread which runs through their discussion is the continued government repression of individuality or any sense of self worth. The mixed results of the Liberation and Independence campaign, the Heroes of the Nation initiative, and the Cultural Revolution are also critically examined.

Video/C 2973 Using vibrant archival film clips and interviews with women who came of age during the Roaring 20s in Britain, this program chronicles the emergence of the modern woman in the aftermath of World War I. Both came to the Waxter Juvenile Facility in Maryland. DVD 5282 This documentary explores female teenage experiences of sexuality and pregnancy. The evolution of patriarchy as one effective way of organizing mass societies is examined from evidence found in ancient Egyptian villages along the Nile. Video/C 4385 Without flinching, this documentary chronicles four girls' coming of age and the precarious moments between being a little girl and becoming a young woman. Explores the culture of zines and this new generation of young women who are taking control of a corner of the media pie by self-publishing their own magazines. ; 16 min.) -- Attack / Taft Broadcasting (1966 ; b&w ; 14 min.). DVD X2292 Contents: Tattoo: the living canvas -- Cosmetic surgery: the body as medical sculpture -- Branding & piercing the human animal -- Tyranny of perfection: models for the rest of us? -- Weightism: Consequences -- Beauty: cultural differences -- Contesting the beauty contest -- Body image & eating disorders: Onset -- Body image & eating disorders: Crisis -- Body image & eating disorders: the road back -- Aging: the body changes. DVD 9540 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 7451 How does a young African American woman deal with the ideals of feminine beauty imposed by a white society? DVD X363 An examination of the role, socialization and living conditions of Canadian Indian and Eskimo women, focusing on the cycles of personal growth from birth to old age. Video/C MM905 This film is a personal statement about growing up Asian American. As the first elected female head of state in Africa, she has appointed other extraordinary women to leadership positions in all areas of government, including the Police Chief and the Ministers of Justice, Commerce, and Finance. The future will be better only when women are better educated, have the same job opportunities as men and have their own reasonable source of income. A poetic and political film about female genital mutilation. Sikaine, a shy, 14-year-old, enjoys the attention of her family and community as she anticipates undergoing the procedure, which she has seen performed on other girls. Video/C 3025 Examines the situation of women and political repression in Southern Africa. DVD X6502; Video/C 954 Profiles the Family Planning Association of Kenya's efforts to eradicate the practice of female genital mutilation, mainly in the Nyambene District where the practice is most prevalent. This is a portrait of a feisty group of women who have defied the cultural constraints by playing a man's game, soccer, giving reign to their competitive spirit, and defining new roles and identities for themselves in a predominantly Muslim society. Every week some 16,000 Chinese undergo face surgery. Video/C 5299 Examines the consequences of China's two-decade-old, "one-child policy" designed to curb the country's exploding population. Outstanding footage from propaganda and documentary sources and compelling interviews with women who participated in the events of those decades reveal the hard-won gains through Communist legal and social reforms, the efforts of Madame Song Qing Ling and leading feminist He Xiang-ning, and women's rights conventions. Program 4: Andree Chedid commentary and discussion -- Tape 3.

Playground bullying captured on camera shows a picture of how these girls use their closest friendships to hurt each other - with shunning, whispering and mean looks - to win social power in the group. The price that adolescents, especially girls, pay to be cool, hip and popular in our brave new wired world is shared by three different groups of culturally diverse teenagers. DVD X3804 A film essay on the peasant society of Kipseli, a small isolated Greek village on the island of Thera. Video/C 7648 This documentary follows Julia Query, a peepshow stripper, on her journey to help organize the only strippers union in the United States. After the kidnapping and imprisonment of her husband by the British, Mary Silliman managed to secure her husband's freedom while still handling domestic affairs and coping with the war. Candid interviews are combined with dramatic reenactments and visualizations of each women's history, emotions, and dreams--the private symbols of madness and sanity. Segment from the television program Rights & wrongs broadcast July 14, 1993. Video/C 6698 Explores the socio-economic, psychological and medical consequences of the ancient custom of female circumcision which is routed in deep cultural mores and performed on more than 80 million women worldwide. For teachers, classroom films about such topics were considered a godsend. Video/C 7716 Examines the life of a young woman who has left Japan to live independently who becomes a New York geisha working in a piano bar. Video/C 4176 Presents the life of a daughter of a former slave, 102-year-old Daisy Turner. This is a personal and honest look at one person's quest for identity. It is the obligation of the little girls to care for the infants of the famiiy and to help in the fields and with the cooking. But for one day a year they come out in all their glory at the Annual Spring Queen pageant. Video/C MM820 Part of a series profiling formal efforts by various Sub-Saharan African countries to peacefully resolve contemporary conflicts. Video/C 5355 Profiles contemporary African women in four West African countries: Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal and Benin. DVD 9532; vhs Video/C 3728 Since 1998 a brutal war has been raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

DVD 8078; vhs Video/C 9782 An inside look at the tumultuous relationships of a clique of popular 10-year-old girls. DVD 4574 This film examines the culture of sexual harassment and bullying widespread among many teens today. Video/C 8867 Based on the memoir and letters of Mary Silliman, this film depicts the struggle during the American Revolutionary War, of Fairfield, Conn., a town deeply and bitterly divided over independence. In this documentary journalist and filmmaker Zarqa Nawaz visits mosques throughout Canada and talks to scholars, colleagues, friends and neighbours about equal access for women. The film juxtaposes these interviews with revealing insights from parents, teachers, psychologists, body image experts and most importantly, the heartfelt expressions of girls themselves on how they feel about the media that surrounds them. Beginning with the pressure that men currently feel to conform to an abstract physical ideal, the role of the media is scrutinized, along with the culture that from Munich to Los Angeles excludes all who do not espouse the ideals of bodily perfection at the expense of all else. Video/C 9679 Features seven women--including the filmmaker--describing their experiences with manic depression, multiple personalities, schizophrenia, euphoria, and recovery. Influenced by the mass media and the demands of consumerism, women have come to judge their bodies according to the unrealistic standards of our culture's current beauty ideal. Undeterred, they talk about how the fat acceptance movement has allowed them to become empowered. Scenes from Fire Eyes and Warrior Marks are shown to demonstrate how mutilation is often performed, and Walker reads from her novel Possessing the Secret of Joy, about an African woman who responds to the cultural tradition of female circumcision. DVD X42 As the daughters of the baby boom reached adolescence, the American school system struggled to educate them on matters of sexual and social development. DVD 9905 This program tells the story of Zem Ping Dong, an immigrant who worked in America's garment factories for over 30 years and her struggle, along with other Chinese women, to leave war-torn China for a new life in America. The country is also in the process of finding itself. The children of this tribe are physically advanced beyond what is normal for their age in other cultures. Invariably they cannot afford these garments themselves.

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. DVD X4895 Peel concerns a family outing in Australia which results in an intrigue of awesome belligerence. 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. "Historic Image/Self Image: Re-Viewing Chicana." In: Sex Positives? Edited by Thomas Foster, Carol Siegel, and Ellen E. The film follows the girls from a Harlem recording studio to a Brooklyn mosque, revealing typical teenagers suddenly caught in a tug-of-war between religious extremism and the American dream. In this film the emphasis is on the hairdressing of African-American women as a manifestation of this "inferior seed". In the final cruel irony, she hangs herself, using the television monitor as a jumping-off point. Annabes are women who live as men and have girlfriends, although they don't usually identify themselves as lesbians. Video/C 9127 An exploration of sexual politics and the reality of life in contemporary rural China. Video/C 1910 Presents the transformations in the lives of Chinese women over the 20th century. A cheaper version of the geisha, a hostess is hired to talk and flirt with her customers. Video/C 4371 "On September 11, 1973, a military coup in Chile brought Augusto Pinochet to power, and over the next 17 years, thousands of men were taken from their homes never to return.

DVD 8742 A biography of the French existentialist philosopher, public intellectual, and social theorist, Simone de Beauvoir who wrote novels, essays, and monographs on philosophy, politics, and social issues. 1975, 50 min Special feature: émission "Premier plan" : une entrevue avec Simone de Beauvoir (1959, 40 min) In French with German subtitles. DVD 5615 University of Pennsylvania: racially insensitive language, Harvard University: gay rights, Stanford University: multicultural ideals, Pennsylvania State: sexual harassment, University of Washington: radical feminism. 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. They are quite happy that their dress allows men to look at them as people instead of as sex objects. The multilayered soundtrack combines a chorus of women's voices, with the music of Africa and the diaspora--including Miriam Makeba, acappella singers from Haiti, and trumpetiste Clora Bryant. A production of the Witness Project which uses video technology to investigate human rights abuses. The advent of slavery and the lack of combs and the ability to groom caused a social, individual, health, and spiritual death for the slaves giving rise to inferiority attitudes regarding hair, skin, nose and lips still present in African-Americans of today. The film explores the history of the debutante tradition in the African-American community and whether it is still a valid "rite of passage" for young women today. Maya Angelou, Nia Long, Ice-T, Raven Symone, and more. Idemitsu's chillingly omniscient television monitor, which acts as the psychological "other," metaphorically and literally condemns Tani to death. Video/C MM1220 This documentary reveals the complexity of female sexuality in Japan through the lives of three annabes who work as hosts at the New Marilyn Club in Tokyo. Video/C 7080 Filmed in Canada, Osaka and Tokyo, this is a candid journey into the world of four young Canadian women who work as well-paid hostesses in exclusive Japanese nightclubs.

Video/C 72 An experimental film that explores the relationships between mothers and their adult daughters. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c1999. Although Indiana University is working diligently to meet Title IX conditions by creating new athletics programs and spreading out scholarship dollars, only seven Division 1 schools have met the Title IX standards for gender equity. 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. 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. Connie Redbird Uri, of the Choctaw Cherokee Tribe, and Marie Sanchez, Chief Judge of the Northern Cheyenne, discuss problems of American Indian women such as poor health care, forced sterilization and lack of control over their own affairs. Video/C 36 Documentary offering a look at the real lives of three American Muslim teenage girls. DVD 4872 This film follows Kim Su Theiler who came to America as a child adoptee, as she returns to Korea looking for her birth mother. Lively tunes and witty narration accompany a quick-paced inventory of relaxers, gels and curlers, rituals all-too familiar to African American women, and indeed to all women confronted with an unattainable ideal of beauty. Presented through a combination of monologue, dance and song. The film includes interviews with the tap dancer Fayard Nicholas and archival footage of the Nicholas Brothers, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Fats Waller, Paul Robeson and Cab Calloway. This film investigates the profound changes the Three Gorges dam will bring to China's people, environment, and history. Now in their sixties and seventies, a group of survivors living together in a sharing community are daring to speak of their suffering at the hands of their oppressors. Video/C 9400 This documentary follows the physically grueling and mentally exhausting training regimen of several young 'Gaea Girls,' a group of Japanese women wrestlers, living in a country where women are usually regarded as docile and subservient. Called "entertainers," by some and "prostitutes," by others, this documentary shows the daily lives of Geisha women and trainees (Maiko), including their costumes, makeup, living arrangements, and performance in dance and music. This film records her re-experiencing of Japan after a long absence, examining traditional attitudes towards women and those of Kuzuko's friends who are trying to expand their roles as Japanese women. Includes Hole-hole bushi, Japanese plantation work songs, and Hapa-haole, Hawaiian music. In Idemitsu's narrative-within-a-narrative, "Kiyoko's situation" is played out on a television monitor within Tani's drama. Originally broadcast in 1980-1981 on WOI-FM Radio, Ames, Iowa.