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12th & DelawareAn abortion clinic and a crisis pregnancy center are situated across the street from one another in a Florida town. Interviews both sides of the issue as well as sides of the street.DocumentaryHBO Home Entertainment201080 min
or 53 min.
DVD2013Good for February's RvW anniversary
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A Class Apart: A Mexican American Civil Rights Story
Mexican-American lawyers in Hernandez v. Texas case in Supreme Court
DocumentaryPBS200960 minutesDVDUnknown
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Abstinence Comes to AlbuquerqueAbstinence-only education programs are examined with interviews with proponents and opponents.DocumentaryStuart Television Productions200529 min documentary
with 60 min discussion
DVDMar-09Two parts - the documentary focuses on local reaction to abstinence-only education program. The Discussion features questions answered by eight national experts
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All Aboard: Rosie's Family CruiseRosie O'Donnell charters a weeklong cruise for gay, lesbian, bisexual and straight familiesDocumentaryHBO200691 minDVDJul-06Many interviews with families and children about the problems of equal participation in family activities
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Before StonewallGlimpse into what life in the US was like for gays and lesbians before the gay rights movementDocumentaryFirst Run
Features
198587 minDVD1/29/2007Archival footage and interviews with Audre Lorde, Allen Ginsberg and more
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Between Friends and FamilyA film student follows his relationship with the lesbian couple that he helped start their familyDocumentaryRick Dilwood201268 minDVD7/5/1905Features discussions of NC's policies on same-sex families and second parent adoptions
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Busting OutExplores our cultural fascination with breastsDocumentaryBullfrog Films200457 minDVD7/5/2006Interviews with ‘people on the street’ interspersed with historical footage
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Celluloid Closet, The100-year history of gays
and lesbians on the
silver screen
Documentary
feature
Columbia Tristar1996102 min.VHS
DVD copy
Jul-07Features interviews with actors and footage from 120 films
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Coat Hanger Project (The)Revisits the coat hanger as a symbol of the dangers of illegal abortion pre-Roe-v-Wade. Contrasts these 'forgotten' dangers with current controversyDocumentarythecoathanger project.com200853 min.DVDJul-09Interviews with founders of Jane, Reproductive Justice Movement, a pre RvW provider, survivors of illegal abortions and others
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Cut From Different Cloth: Burqas and Beliefs
women in Afghanistan in 2005Documentary
Red Door Video Productions
200557 minutesDVDUnknown
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Easiest Targets (The):
The Israeli Policy of Strip Searching
Women and Children
Five women talk about their
experiences - also includes interview with Alison Weir
Documentary
If Americans Knew.Org
2005?13 min
other segments vary
DVD3/24/2008Definitely slanted and provocative -
could be used as an exercise in
searching for accurate statistics on
the issue
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Edie & Thea: A Very Long EngagmentAfter 42 years, feisty and delightful lesbian couple Edie and Thea are finally getting married. From the early '60s to the present day, the tireless community activists persevere through many battles, both personal and political.DocumentaryQC Cinema200961 minDVD5/1/2013EdieWindsor's Supreme Court case challenging the inequity of same-sex inheritance after Thea died resulted in the demise of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act)
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Fall From Grace
"The shocking story of Pastor Fred Phelps, the Westboro Baptist Church, those who oppose it, and those who chose to leave it all behind.
Documentary
Kenneth Ryab Jones
200887 minutesDVDUnknown
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Fatherhood DreamsFour gay men allow us into their intimate world of fatherhood.DocumentaryInterfilm200755 min + extrasDVD5/1/2013
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Feminism: Controversies,
Challenges, Actions
Feminists at Barnard
Feminist Conference
discuss challenges
DocumentaryBarnard Center
for Research
on Women
200530 minDVDFeb-07A look at roads traveled,
new obstacles and
suggestions for the future
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For the Bible Tells Me Sopeople of faith and sexual identityDocumentaryDaniel Karslake200798 minutesDVDUnknown
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History of Women’s
Achievements in America
A series of 4 DVDs
Individual profiles of American women
from 1700 to 2001
Documentary Ambrose
Videos
20068 units,
27 min each
on 4 disks
DVDApr-06Great archival footage and
Lesson guide on
ambrosevideo.com/resources/docs/262.PDF
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Homo Sapiens 1900History of the eugenics movement that promoted racial hygiene, selective breeding and sterilization as a means to improve the human raceDocumentaryFirst Run
Features
199985 min.DVD1/29/2007Great archival footage – covers the movement in the US, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and looks at the emerging science of genetics.
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Honor DiariesWomen's rights advocates present views that culture is no excuse for abuse and 'honor violence' against womenDocumentaryHonor Diaries.com201360 minDVD7/6/1905Examples and commentary
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Hot and Bothered:
Feminist Pornography*
this film is missing!
Explores whether pornography
can avoid degrading,
objectifying or humiliating
DocumentaryWay Out
Films
200337 min.DVD4/23/2007Interviews with feminists who produce
and distribute pornography
**Contains some graphic sex acts**
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Invisible War, TheAn investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.DocumentaryDocurama Films201297 mins5/13/2013
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Iron Jawed AngelsThe Suffrage movement in its last years before passage - features activism of Alice Paul & Lucy BurnsFeature film
experimental
HBO Films2004
124 minutes
DVDNov. -11Rallies, hunger strikes, activism and personal sacrifices are all include.
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Let’s Face ItWomen speak about aging & their faces
and society's reaction to aging
DocumentaryBare Face
Productions
200326 minDVDApr-06Discussion guide on www.letsfaceit.tv
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Live Nude Girls Unite!Explores the movement to
organize workers in the sex
industry
DocumentaryFirst Run
Features
200085 min.DVDJun-08Some female nudity and suggestive
dancing, explicit dialogue but
provocative discussion starter
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Made Over in America
desire for better self-image in consumer culture
DocumentaryIcarus Films200765 minutesDVDUnknown
interviews with plastic surgeons, producers, contestants from The Swan and Dr. 90210, media theorists, clinical psychologists, and both younger and older women
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Mani's StoryMani Mitchell discusses life as an intersex person and a late life decision to live outside the binary sex paradigm. DocumentaryIntersex Society of North America200245 minDVDOct. 2007Effective introduction of intersex experiences without anger and resentment found in the film XXXY
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Men are Human, Women are Buffalo: Violence Against Women in ThailandFive stories about gender relations in a country with a very high rate of violence against wormenDocumentary with shadow puppet animationNew Day Films200829 min.DVDMay-11Shadow puppetry enhances the personal narratives - good for a discussion of cultural values
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Mirrors of Privilege:
Making Whiteness Visible
Personal discussions of awareness
of privilege
DocumentaryWorld Trust
Educational
Services
200052 min.DVDJun-086 sections - Frank discussion of
racism both intended and un-
intended, whiteness and privilege
Includes Peggy McIntosh
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Monuments are for Men, Waffles are for Women: Gender, Permanence and ImpermanenceContrasts value placed on women’s –v- men’s contributions and recognitionDocumentaryBerkeley Media200030 minDVD6/24/2006Ohio University course project featuring interviews with students who took part in a course
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Not Yet RainIllegal abortion is one of the leading causes of pregnancy-related deaths in EthiopiaDocumentaryNotYetRain.org and IPAS200823 minDVD8/1/2009DVD includes PDFs of factsheets
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One Nation Under GodMovement to ‘cure’ homosexualityDocumentaryFirst Run
Features
199383 minDVD1/29/2007Interviews with former ‘ex-gays’
and former gays who discuss religious
and medical aversion therapy approaches.
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Pink Ribbons, Inc.Asks the question of who benefits from the ubiquitous pink ribbon campaigns and whether the corporations that sponsor them are also contributing to environmental causesDocumentaryNational Film Board of Canada201198 minDVD7/3/1905Great discussion starter
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Play in the Gray
Drag and cabaret inspired theatre troupe "All The Kings Men" based out of Boston
Documentary
Planted Seeds Production
201085 minutesDVDUnknown
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PrivilegeA look at a woman’s life with flashbacks focusing on issues of self-identity, rape, etc.Feature film
experimental
Zeitgeist
Films
1990103 minDVDApr-06Yvonne Rainer film
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Raging Grannies:
The Action League
Older women activists for social justice causes take on politicians, corporations, the military promoting peace, reproductive rights, environmental issues and moreDocumentaryPam Walton
Productions
200930 min.DVDFeg. 2010Focuses on footage of the "Grannies" in action interspersed with interviews of the individuals.
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Searching for Angela SheltonFilmmaker Angela Shelton interviews 40 other American women of the same name and discovers that 24 of them have, like her, been raped, beaten or molestedDocumentaryHillhopper Productions200495 minDVDAug-09Focuses on forgiveness, faith and human spirit
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See Jane Run: How Women Get ElectedWomen in PoliticsDocumentaryBanner
Productions
199656 minVHSUnknownA slightly dated look at the machine of politics
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Sex: UnknownFateful consequences of gender reassignment featuring the story of Brenda/Bruce/David ReimerDocumentaryBBC/WGBH
NOVA
200160 minVHS6/18/2006Technical and medical segments can be tedious. Not noted in program is the fact that David Reimer committed suicide in 2004.
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Silence: In Search of
Black Female Sexuality
Interviews with 15 black
women about messages
about sexuality
DocumentaryNational Film
Network
200474 min.DVD4/23/2007Includes distorted media depictions
of black women's sexuality - graphic
language and images
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Sisters of 772nd Wave -
1st National Women’s Convention
Documentary w/historical footageMedia Projects, INC200455 minDVDApr-06Info on www.pbs.org/independentlens/sistersof77/
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Smile Pinki: A real-world fairy tale
Showcases the work of the cleft charity "Smile Train"
DocumentarySmile Train200939 minutesDVDUnknownwww.SmileTrain.org
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StuckA documentary that follows four children from three different countries on their individual voyages from orphanages to their new homes with families in the United States.DocumentaryBoth Ends Burning201382 minDVDMay-13
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TaharaFemale circumcision decisionShort filmSara Rashad200416 minDVDApr-08Dramatizes the cultural and generational pressure to circumcise a young girl in the USA
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Taking RootStory of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari MaathaiDocumentaryNew Day Films200880 min
or 53 min.
DVDMay-11Has two different length versions and 90 extra minutes of extras
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The Devil Wears PradaA young woman questions her desire to succeed in the fashion industryFeature film Warner Brothers2010109 minDVD7/5/1905
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Training Rules: No Drinking,
No Drugs, No Lesbians!
Penn State's Basketball coach Rene Portland institutionalized the 'no lesbian' ruleDocumentaryWolfe Filma200960 min.DVDNov. -11Narrated by Diany Nyad - Discussion Guide available at www.wolfevideo.com/trainingrules
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Transition: Spoken Word by Bennett BellesLife skills in dramatic poetry format Audio tape2005CDMar-06Lesson guide available -
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Tying the KnotA look at the debate over same sex marriage in the USA. The reasons behind it are illustrated with real life couples that have run afoul of current laws despite varying levels of planning. Also, the reasons against it are debunked by proponents.DocumentaryDocurama200483 minsDVDMay-13
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Wal*Mart: the High Cost of Low PricePersonal stories of people in communities opposing W*MDocumentaryBrave New
Films
200597 minDVD2006www.walmartmovie.com/about.php
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Welcome to My WorldSurvivors of violence in
relationships discuss
the various issues they
faced
DocumentaryNational Film
Network
200430 min.DVD4/23/2007Features with music performed by
Natasha Williams
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What 80 Million Women WantClassic Silent film of Suffragist who learns of political plot to deny women the voteVintage silent
Feature film
Film Classics, INC191356 minDVDMay-06Features famous suffragists Emmeline Pankhurst (founder of women’s movement in UK) and Harriet Stanton Blatch (Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s daughter)
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Where the Water Meets the Sky
A project to teach women in Samfya,
Zambia to make a film results in a story of the plight of children orphaned by AIDS
DocumentaryCamfed200860 minDVDFeb-09Narrated by Morgan Freeman
Has instruction guide
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Woman’s Place, AExamples of women’s global community activismDocumentaryMaryland
Public TV
199890 min?VHS2000Four segments - teaching guide
available
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Women NOW
(on same DVD with Yes Baby, She's My Sir)
Historical look at the status of NOW activities in 1977, ten years after its formationDigitized Vintage
Slides
Ellen
Cooperperson
1978 - re-released 200742 minDVDSpring 2008Digitized archival photos with voice-overs - no live action. Perhaps originally a slide or filmstrip presentation. Valuable history
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Women Vote 2004: The Margin of VictoryHow women voted in 2004 - how women's votes make a differenceDocumentaryThird Wave Television200440 minVHS2005
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XXXYIntersex (ambiguous genitalia) issues including surgery and life adjustmentsDocumentaryBerkeley Media200013 minDVD6/24/2006Exploration of who decides when sex is unclear based on genitals and the repercussions of surgery and rearing on the individuals later in life
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Yes Baby, She's My Sir
(on the same DVD with Women NOW)
Digitized slide presentation from the 70s illustrating sexism in language. Originally an educational presentation Digitized Vintage
Slides
Ellen
Cooperperson
197825 minDVD
Spring 2008
historical info.
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Born in Flames
"comic fantasy of female rebellion set in America ten years after the Second American Revolution"
Short filmLizzie Borden198380 minutesDVDUnknown
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Miss Reprensentation
"how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in influential positions in AMerica and challenges the media's limiting and often disparaging portrayals of women"
Documentary
Girls Club Entertainment
201190 minutesDVDUnknown
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The Matthew Shepard StoryTV Docudrama
Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
200288 minutesDVDFall 2018Two copies, may not play on a PC
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