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Women Make Movies (Firm)

Works: 999 works in 2,540 publications in 3 languages and 55,132 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Interviews  History  Educational films  Personal narratives  Environmental films  Biographical films  Ethnographic films 
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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 807 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 )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 536 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 )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and held by 530 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"--Container
Warrior marks by Pratibha Parmar( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 432 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 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 )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in English and held by 408 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
The greatest silence : rape in the Congo by Lisa F Jackson( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 398 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 )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 383 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
Sin by silence( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 382 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
The price of sex( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This inquiry into a dark side of immigration reveals the experiences of Eastern European women forced into prostitution abroad. Mimi Chakarova traveled from post-communist Eastern Europe to Turkey, Greece, and Dubai to uncover the harrowing personal accounts of women trafficked into modern-day sexual slavery
Rights & wrongs : the story of women in Islam by Corine Huq( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries the Qu'ran has been interpreted by men to suppress women, but in fact when it was written it represented an enlightened approach to women. Renowned Muslim feminist scholars and journalists, including Asra Q. Nomani, Mona Eltahawy, Azadeh Moaveni, Dr. Amina Wadud, Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl and Asma Gull Hasan, detail how from early on very different understandings of the Qu'ran lead to vastly different translations, with enormous repercussions for women living in different Islamic societies around the world. The film alternates between the history of Mohammad and his women, and issues facing women in Islam today--from wearing of the veil, to praying in the mosque, and attitudes towards domestic violence and honor killings
Birthright : a war story( Visual )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the recent movement across the United States to limit access to abortion services and other rights formerly held by pregnant women. Featured cases: a woman in Nebraska, who, following a diagnosis 22 weeks into her term, was forced to carry an unviable pregnancy to term; a woman in Alabama who is facing criminal charges for taking half a valium during her pregnancy
Step by step : building a feminist movement( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member 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
I was a teenage feminist( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Armed with a video camera and an irreverent sense of humor, [filmmaker Therese] Shechter talks with feminist superstars, rowdy frat boys, liberated Cosmo girls and Radical Cheerleaders. Beginning as a quest to find out whether feminism can still be a source of personal and political power, this film ultimately redefines the F-word for a new generation"--Container
My Feminism by Dominique Cardona( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MY FEMINISM is a critically important look at second wave feminism in the 1990’s, a time rife with anti-feminist backlash. Powerful interviews with feminist leaders including bell hooks, Gloria Steinem, and Urvsahi Vaid are intercut with documentary sequences to engagingly explore the past and present and future status of the women's movement. Discussing the unique contributions of second wave feminism, they explore their racial, economic and ideological differences and shared vision of achieving equality for women. An essential component of women's studies curricula, MY FEMINISM introduces feminism's key themes while exposing the cultural fears underlying the lesbian baiting, backlash, and political extremism which informed feminist dialogues in the 90’s, some of which continues to this day
Reassemblage : from the firelight to the screen by T. Minh-Ha Trinh( Visual )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex visual study of the women of rural Senegal. Shows documentary filmmaking and the ethnographic representation of cultures
They call me Muslim : a documentary by Diana Ferrero( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two contrasting profiles of Muslim women who have made opposite decisions about wearing the traditional Muslim headgear, the Hijab. One in France has chosen to wear the Hijab in defiance of French Law. The other skirts the law in Iran, by wearing it as little as possible
Maid in America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An intimate look into the lives of three Latina immigrants working as nannies and housekeepers in Los Angeles, three of the nearly 100,000 domestic workers living in that city today. Judith hasn't seen her four daughters for the two years since she left Guatemala, but hopes to give them a better future by sending half her income back home. Telma, from El Salvador, has cared for the now six-year-old Mickey since he was a baby, essentially becoming his 'mom' so his mother can keep her career on track. Eva, one of the thousands of college-educated immigrants who have fled Mexico's unstable economy, is attending night school to improve her skills, and views housekeeping as a necessary transition. These women's stories vividly reveal how immigrants are redefining their roles, and underscores the vital role they play in many American households. The issue of worker's rights is introduced in the film through Dynamic Workers, a collective of women who have formed their own business to provide job security and benefits, and Domestic Workers Association, a support organization providing information and advocacy."
The Grace Lee project by Grace Lee( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When award-winning Korean-American filmmaker Grace Lee was growing up in Missouri, she was the only Grace Lee she knew. As an adult, however, she moved to New York and then California, where everyone she met seemed to know "another Grace Lee." But why did they assume that all Grace Lees were nice, dutiful, piano-playing bookworms?. Pursuing the moving target of Asian American female identity, the filmmaker plunges into a clever, highly unscientific investigation of all those Grace Lees who break the mold, including the fiery social activist Grace Lee Boggs, the rebel Grace Lee who tried to burn down her high school, and the Silicon Valley teenager Grace Lee who spends evenings doing homework, playing piano, and painting graphic pictures of death and destruction.. This refreshing film reveals the intriguing contradiction of the “Grace Lee” persona—simultaneously impressive and forgettable, special and generic, an emblem of a subculture and an individual who defies categorization. With wit and charm, THE GRACE LEE PROJECT challenges the cultural investments made in the idea of Grace Lee, all the while sending her a love letter.. Official Selection at the South by Southwest Film Festival.. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival.. "Niftily shot and edited, THE GRACE LEE PROJECT isn't just a witty unpacking of stereotype. It's also a welcome freshening of the old documentary saw that there's no such thing as an ordinary person." - Ella Taylor, L.A. Weekly. "... A funny and insightful exploration into identity issues we all can recognize." - Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
Afghanistan unveiled( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November and December of 2002, 14 young women, trained as video journalists and camera operators, traveled to rural regions of Afghanistan to interview their countrywomen. In the span of two months, they met and spoke with women eking out an existence in caves, women risking punishment by daring to appear on film and women whose lives and families had been destroyed by years of bombing and oppression
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