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Maya Angelou Resource Library: Women's Studies films
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) at Rollins College provided Olin Library with a wide selection of materials addressing multiculturalism, racism, discrimination, etc. This guide identifies those materials associated with the collection.
These films were donated to the Maya Angelou Resource Library in Fall 2010. They focus on issues relevant to women nationally and internationally. Included in the list are documentary as well as feature films that address the challenges women have faced and continue to address. They are arranged in alphabetical order by the title of the film.
VHS & DVD films
Behind the Veil: Afghan women under fundamentalism by Lobo, Ricardo
Call Number: VIDEO HQ1735.6 .B44 2001
"This gripping program describes the massive human rights abuses that have been escalating since the withdrawal of the Soviet forces, as seen through the eyes of women who have survived years of rampant gender and religious intolerance."
Beyond Beijing by Heerah, Shirini
Call Number: VIDEO HQ1236 .B49 1996
From August 30 to September 15, 1995 two parallel events took place in China: the NGO (Non-governmental organization) Forum on Women in Huairou, and the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. This film looks at the Conference's attempts to complete the platform document, at the various workshops held, and particularly at the individual NGO Forum projects, such as 'Women weaving the world together'.
Body politics by Henderson, Anne
Call Number: HQ1206 .B63 1997
Academy award winner, Susan Sarandon, hosts and narrates this documentary series in which women from all walks of life around the world speak out to reveal their hearts and minds.
Boys don't cry by Swank, Hilary.
Call Number: DVD BOYS DON'T
A transgendered youth starts living as a man, and assumes the name Brandon Teena. He moves to a tiny Nebraska town and begins making new friends under his new identity. All goes well until his new friends discover his secret. Based on a true story about hope, fear, and the courage it takes to be yourself.
The double shift by Puchniak, Tom
Call Number: HQ1154 .D683 1997
Documentary sketching international look at question of equality for women in area of work: opportunity, pay, career and family, value placed on traditional activities, exploitation, self-employed women, househusbands.
Female circumcision : human rites by Mayer-Hohdahl, Marion
Call Number: VIDEO GN484 .F36 1998A
Documents the ritual of female genital mutilation (female circumcision), practiced among some African groups. This video also explores its roots in myth; and discusses movements underway to ban the practice.
Forbidden love : the unashamed stories of lesbian lives by Weissman, Aerlyn
Call Number: VIDEO HQ75.6 .C2 F67 1994
Recounts the experiences of Canadian lesbian women in the 1950's and 1960's who sought romance in gay beer parlours and bars. Their stories are interwoven with a fictional love story and set against the tabloids and pulp novels of the time and illustrate the stereotypes and intolerance they faced.
The gender tango by Payette, Lise
Call Number: VIDEO HQ1075 G463 1997
This program looks at the different ways women define themselves and are defined by others in diverse cultures.
I am your sister : forging global connections across differences : conference opening, Friday, October 5, 1990 by Alexander, Jacqui
Call Number: VIDEO PS3562 .O75 Z5 1990
On October 5-8, 1990, Boston, over 1,000 women from 22 countries came to celebrate and honor Audre Lorde at this conference. This video covers the welcome by Jacqui Alexander and many poetry readings.
If these walls could talk. 2 by Kane, Mary (Mary E.)
Call Number: DVD HQ75.6 .U6 I3 2000
Set in different decades in the same house, these stories of three lesbian couples each reflect a specific concern. In 1961, Abby and Edith, two retired schoolteachers, lead a quiet life. Abby has a stroke and dies, and her nephew and his wife come for the funeral and to sort and sell Abby's things, unaware that she and Edith were a lifelong couple. In 1972, four college-age lesbians share the house. They have problems with the campus feminism group, and Linda is drawn to Amy a very butch lesbian who wears a men's clothing and drives a motorcycle. How can a feminist fall for a lesbian who acts like and dresses like a man? By 2000, long-term couple Fran and Kal want to have a child, and their quest leads from proposing sperm donation to a gay couple they know, to the horror of shopping for sperm on the Internet.
Iron jawed angels by Garnier, Katja von
Call Number: DVD IRON JAWED
The dramatized story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, leaders of the suffragist women who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment. They broke from the mainstream women's rights movement to create a more activist wing, daring to push the boundaries to secure women's voting rights in 1920.
Is feminism dead? by Films for the Humanities
Call Number: VIDEO HQ1426 .I85 2000
Years after the women's movement opened doors for women, a new generation seems to be questioning the meaning and value of the battles that were fought. Has feminism gone out of style? Leading experts appraise the women's movement as it currently exists and discuss its relevance in today's cultural climate.
The Need to know by Payette, Lise
Call Number: VIDEO HQ1075 .N44 1997
Questions what lies behind the historical reluctance to educate women and why women who did succeed have often been dismissed or ignored throughout history.
Pornography : Andrea Dworkin by Dworkin, Andrea
Call Number: VIDEO HQ472 .U6 P6 2005
An exposé of the pornography industry and its implications for wider questions of sexuality and violence--not so much a portrait of Andrea Dworkin, as an account of the struggle she and other women are waging against what they perceive as a radical social evil.
Postcards from the future by Sarandon, Susan
Call Number: HQ1154 .P577 1997
This program features women throughout the world who are working toward gaining power and making a difference.
The power game by Henderson, Anne
Call Number: VIDEO HQ1154 .P683 1997
There is a complex relationship between women and institutional power. This program examines what female power means, both to those who exercise it and to those who are affected by it. Geraldine Ferraro shares her reflections on women in political power.
The Vienna tribunal: women's rights are human rights by Rogers, Gerry
Call Number: VIDEO HV6250.4 .W65 V53 1994
Highlights the personal stories of women from around the world who testified before a panel of eminent judges at the Global Tribunal on Violations of Women's Human rights. The women challenged world leaders to finally "address these violations for the gross human rights violations that they are."
What in the world? Guatemala by Meehan, Ruth
Call Number: VIDEO HD9199 .G83 W43 2004
Owners of small coffee farms and members of the coffee cooperative Manos Campesinas are interviewed in this documentary about coffee production in Guatemala.