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Women Make Movies (Firm)

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Works: 987 works in 2,532 publications in 4 languages and 54,441 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Interviews  History  Biographical films  Personal narratives  Environmental films  Educational films  Experimental films 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Sponsor, Producer
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Most widely held works about Women Make Movies (Firm)
 
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No Impact Man by Colin Beavan( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 809 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 528 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 520 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"--
Warrior marks by Pratibha Parmar( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 431 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 423 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 )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in English and held by 403 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 397 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 384 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 367 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 316 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 311 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
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
Maid in America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 299 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
I was a teenage feminist( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 299 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"--DVD container
Step by step : building a feminist movement( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 295 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
They call me Muslim : a documentary by Diana Ferrero( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two contrasting profiles of Muslim women who have made opposite decisions about wearing the traditional Muslim article of clothing, 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
My feminism by Dominique Cardona( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents several women's standpoints on feminism and their thoughts as feminists
Birthright : a war story( Visual )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 288 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
Surname Viêt, given name Nam by T. Minh-Ha Trinh( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Vietnamese and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first part of this film South Vietnamese women talk about life, politics, feminism and women's liberation in post-war Vietnam. They also talk about their memories of the war years and the period of so-called "re-education." Some of them recall stories of famous heroines and female literary figures of Vietnam's past. The second part of the film focuses on Vietnamese women who chose to flee from their homeland to the United States at the end of the war. They tell of their experiences as refugees and the difficult adjustments as well as the success they have had in the United States. The words they speak are not always their own
Afghanistan unveiled( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November and December of 2002, 14 young Afghan 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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WMM (Women Make Movies (Firm))

女人拍電影

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