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Women Make Movies (Firm)

Works: 995 works in 2,192 publications in 3 languages and 46,400 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Interviews  History  Personal narratives  Experimental films  Environmental films  Educational films  Biographical films 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Sponsor
Classifications: TD171.7, 363.70525
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No Impact Man( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 822 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 443 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 419 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 by Lisa F Jackson( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 395 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 )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 357 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 356 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 330 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 )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 307 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 297 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."
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 293 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 281 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
Cover Girl Culture : Awakening the Media Generation( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 281 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
Sisters in law by Kim Longinotto( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 272 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
Sin by silence( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 267 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 )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 266 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
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
The F word( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents various definitions of feminism as defined by feminists, opponents of feminism, and ordinary men and women
Girls like us( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 231 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
Performing the border by Ursula Biemann( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 229 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
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WMM (Women Make Movies (Firm))