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Women Make Movies (Firm)

Overview
Works: 991 works in 1,937 publications in 4 languages and 43,335 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Interviews  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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Most widely held works by Women Make Movies (Firm)
No impact man by Colin Beavan( Visual )
3 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 ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 464 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 )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 406 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 379 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 373 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 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
A place of rage ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 308 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 )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 307 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
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 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks inside an Iranian divorce court and shows how women are treated under Islamic law
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 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 )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary record of a courtroom in Kumba, Cameroon, where a female prosecutor, Vera Ngassa, and a court president, Beatrice Ntuba, work to put an end to their community's tacit acceptance of child abuse, wife beating and rape
The F word ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents various definitions of feminism as defined by feminists, opponents of feminism, and ordinary men and women
God sleeps in Rwanda ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2004 in Kinyarwanda and English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the lives of five Rwandan women as they attempt to rebuild their lives following the 1994 genocide
Sin by silence ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 251 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 249 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 )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2014 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 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..."--Container
Las Madres the mothers of Plaza de Mayo ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mothers who believe their children were kidnapped by the Argentine government tell how they banded together to demonstrate in the Plaza de Mayo to publicize their complaints, and seek assistance in finding "los desaparecidos" and punishing the kidnappers
Dream girls by Kim Longinotto( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary opens a door into the fantasy world of the Takarazuka Revue, a theater company in Japan where all roles are played by women. In this world, "men" are always handsome and sensitive, women are always glamorous, and love is grand.--box. The documentary also shows women's place in Japanese society
Girls like us ( Visual )
4 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
 
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English (91)
Kinyarwanda (6)
Spanish (4)
Japanese (3)