Women Make Movies (Firm)
Most widely held works about Women Make Movies (Firm)
Most widely held works by Women Make Movies (Firm)
No impact man ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 686 libraries worldwide
Colin Beavan is a New York City writer and self-proclaimed liberal. He has big plans for his new book. He decides on a grand experiment: to live one year with as little impact on the environment as possible. The problem is, the project requires his wife Michelle, an espresso-guzzling, Prada-worshipping business writer, and their young daughter to be fully on board. The family embarks on a year of no electricity, television, cars, toilet paper, elevators, or newspapers.
Complaints of a dutiful daughter ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
(Producer) Chronicles the various stages of a mother's Alzheimer's disease and the evolution of a daughter's response to the illness. The desire to cure the incurable--to set right her mother's confusion and forgetfullness, to temper her mother's obsessiveness--gives way to an acceptance which is finally liberating for both daughter and mother.
Warrior marks ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
Documentary about female genital mutilation in Africa. Includes interviews with victims, activists against female circumcision, and circumcizers.
The greatest silence rape in the Congo ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
"Since 1998 a brutal war has been raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 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. Until now, the world has known nothing of their stories. A survivor of gang rape herself, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson has created an extraordinary film in which these brave women finally speak"--Container.
Señorita extraviada ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
Over 250 young women were kidnapped, raped and murdered from the city of Juárez, Mexico. The perpetuators of these crimes have not been apprehended, even though these crimes have been occurring regularly since 1993.
Standing on my sisters' shoulders ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
This documentary tells the story of the three Mississippi women in 1965, who walked into the US House of Representatives in Washington D.C.to seek their civil rights. These living legends give their firsthand testimony and capture a piece of history that is often overlooked in history books. Their achievements go beyond the cotton fields of Mississippi or even the coasts of America.
Maid in America ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
This documentary explores the lives of three Latina immigrant women who work as nannies and housekeepers in Los Angeles, California. Through these women's lives, this documentary explores the globalization of motherhood, the challenges they face while pursuing the American dream and the significant role they play in American households today--Container.
A place of rage ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
Prominent black women comment upon experiences of Afro-American women, upon racial discrimination and its effects upon the American culture and make suggestions which they hope will improve the future. Includes historical footage of civil rights movement in the 1960's.
Sisters in law ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
A documentary record of a courtroom in Kumba, Cameroon, where a female prosecutor and judge work to put an end to their community's tacit acceptance of child abuse, wife beating and rape.
God sleeps in Rwanda ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in Kinyarwanda and English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
Examines the lives of five Rwandan women as they attempt to rebuild their lives following the 1994 genocide.
The F word ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Presents various definitions of feminism as defined by feminists, opponents of feminism, and ordinary men and women.
Performing the border ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Examines socioeconomic problems of the Mexican-American border region, focusing on hardships faced by women in newly urbanized areas.
Girls like us ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
This documentary explores female teenage experiences of sexuality and pregnancy. An ethnically diverse group of four working class girls strut, flirt and testify about their lives. Filmed in South Philadelphia over a period of four years and following its protaganists from age 14 to 18, it brings into sharp relief the conflicts of growing up female, exposing the impact of class, sexism and violence on the dreams and expectations of teenage girls.
No time for tears Vietnam, the women who served ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
(Producer) Over ten thousand women served in Vietnam as helicopter pilots, doctors, intelligence officers, Red Cross workers, and most often as nurses. In this documentary, seven women veterans recall their time in Vietnam with eloquence, candor, and insight. Their compelling stories of courage and of caring will be especially powerful for students of nursing, women's issues, history, and psychology, as well as being a tool for counseling women veterans.
Cover girl culture awakening the media generation ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
In this documentary, former Elite International fashion model, Nicole Clark, calls for a necessary change, integrity and responsible media for our youth. This is an examination of how advertising and the cult of celebrity have deeply and negatively impacted teens and young women. The film juxtaposes ads and interviews with editors from top fashion magazines with revealing interviews of parents, teachers, psychologists, body image experts, and the girls themselves.
Illusions ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Story takes place in 1942 and is about Mignon Dupree, a black woman studio executive who appears to be white, and Ester Jeeter, a black woman who is the singing voice for a white Hollywood star. The film follows the struggles of the women as well as the use of film in wartime Hollywood.
My feminism ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Presents several women's standpoints on feminism and their thoughts as feminists.
Guerrillas in our midst ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Gallery owners comment on the actions of a group of anonymous women artists who call themselves the Guerrilla Girls. Also interviewed are members of the Guerilla Girls, who, dressed in gorrilla masks, work to promote greater representation of women and minority artists in art exhibitions.
Step by step building a feminist movement ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the feminist movement as experienced by several women who were active in the movement as it developed in America through the decades following World War II.
Dream girls ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
A documentary film illustrating the ways that the all-female Takarazuka Music School and its annual musical revue reflect Japanese puritanism and sexual politics.
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