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Women Make Movies (Firm)

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Works: 948 works in 2,313 publications in 3 languages and 47,740 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Biography  History  Experimental films  Biographical films  Educational films  Short films  Case studies 
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Most widely held works about Women Make Movies (Firm)
 
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Most widely held works by Women Make Movies (Firm)
No Impact Man by Colin Beavan( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member 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 by Deborah Hoffmann( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film 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 forgetfulness, to temper her mother's obsessiveness -- gives way to an acceptance which is finally liberating for both daughter and mother
Señorita extraviada by Lourdes Portillo( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film "unfolds like the unsolved mystery that it examines -- the kidnapping, rape and murder of over 350 young women in Juárez, Mexico ... [T]he film unravels the layers of complicity that have allowed these brutal murders to continue. Relying on what filmmaker Lourdes Portillo comes to see as the most reliable of sources -- the testimonies of the families of the victims -- this film documents a two-year search for the truth in the underbelly of the new global economy"--
The greatest silence : rape in the Congo by Lisa F Jackson( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member 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
A brave heart : the Lizzie Velasquez story( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A documentary following the life of Lizzie Velasquez, her triumphant journey to the other side of bullying, and her mission to inspire and empower a more positive online environment."--IMDb
Warrior marks by Pratibha Parmar( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about female genital mutilation in Africa. Includes interviews with victims, activists against female circumcision, and circumcisers
Standing on my sisters' shoulders( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member 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
A place of rage by Open University( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member 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
Maid in America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member 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
Reassemblage : from the firelight to the screen by T. Minh-Ha Trinh( Visual )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex visual study of the women of rural Senegal. Shows documentary filmmaking and the ethnographic representation of cultures
Surname Viêt, given name Nam by T. Minh-Ha Trinh( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Vietnamese and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trinh T. Minh-ha's film looks at the many faces of culture of Vietnamese women as seen in staged interviews, dance footage, and manipulated archival images. Also questions the politics of interviewing and the problems of translation in filmmaking
Sisters in law by Kim Longinotto( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member 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
Cover Girl Culture : Awakening the Media Generation( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member 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 by Julie Dash( Visual )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of Hollywood's role as a purveyor of illusion. The 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
Sin by silence( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Convicted Women Against Abuse, an inmate-led group in a California prison, and its quest to raise awareness about domestic abuse
Divorce Iranian style by Kim Longinotto( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks inside an Iranian divorce court and shows how women are treated under Islamic law
God sleeps in Rwanda( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in Kinyarwanda and English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the lives of five Rwandan women as they attempt to rebuild their lives following the 1994 genocide
Performing the border by Ursula Biemann( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in Ciudad Juarez, where U.S. multinational corporations assemble equipment across the border from El Paso, Texas, this imaginative work investigates the growing impact of the global economy on Mexican women who live and work in the area. The video explores the sexualization of the border through labor division, prostitution, the expression of female desires in the entertainment industry, and sexual violence in the public sphere. Interviews with factory and sex workers, activists and journalists combined with voiceover analysis, screen text, onsite scenes and found footage give new insights into gendered conditions inscribed by the high tech industry at its low-wage end"--Container
Girls like us( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the attitudes and dreams of 4 teenagers from different ethnic and economic backgrounds who all lived in South Philadelphia. They follow the major developments in their lives including their sexual involvement, and the economic effect of children on their lives
The F Word( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents various definitions of feminism as defined by feminists, opponents of feminism, and ordinary men and women
 
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女人拍電影

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