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Women Make Movies (Firm)

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Works: 967 works in 1,906 publications in 3 languages and 42,702 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  History  Personal narratives  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Distributor, Sponsor
Classifications: TD171.7, 363.70525
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No impact man by Colin Beavan ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 804 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 ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member 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
Señorita extraviada ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 410 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
The greatest silence rape in the Congo ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 378 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"--DVD container
Warrior marks by Pratibha Parmar ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary about female genital mutilation in Africa. Includes interviews with victims, activists against female circumcision, and circumcizers
Standing on my sisters' shoulders ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 325 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
Maid in America ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 308 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."--Www.wmm.com
A place of rage ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prominent black women comment upon experiences of African 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 1960s
Cover girl culture awakening the media generation ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 276 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
Divorce Iranian style by Kim Longinotto ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthropologist Ziba Mir Hosseini and filmmaker Kim Longinotto spend several weeks in an Iranian divorce court, filming proceedings and following three cases in particular. While not disguising the complexity and oppressiveness of Iranian family law, this film shows the resilience, artfulness and strength of the women
Surname Viêt, given name Nam by T. Minh-Ha Trinh ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trinh T. Minh-ha's film looks at the many faces of culture, "the multiplicity of identity." Vietnamese women are seen in staged interviews, dance-footage, and manipulated archival images. Also involved is a questioning of the strategies inherent to the politics of interview and the problems of translation in filmmaking
Sisters in law by Kim Longinotto ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 268 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
God sleeps in Rwanda ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2004 in Kinyarwanda and English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the lives of five Rwandan women as they attempt to rebuild their lives following the 1994 genocide
The F word ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents various definitions of feminism as defined by feminists, opponents of feminism, and ordinary men and women
Sin by silence ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 247 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
Illusions by Julie Dash ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An exploration of Hollywood's role as a purveyor of illusion. Two black women, one a studio executive who passes for white, and one who provides the singing voice for a famous white actress, struggle to find happiness and acceptance in WWII-era Hollywood
Performing the border by Ursula Biemann ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines socioeconomic problems of the Mexican-American border region, focusing on hardships faced by women in newly urbanized areas
Las Madres the mothers of Plaza de Mayo ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mothers who believe that their children were abducted by the Argentine government banded together in 1977 to protest in the Plaza de Mayo, publicizing the plight of disappeared persons and demanding information on their fate
Girls like us ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member 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
My feminism by Dominique Cardona ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents several women's standpoints on feminism and their thoughts as feminists
 
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English (96)
Kinyarwanda (6)
Spanish (4)