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The Amasong Chorus Singing Out

The Amasong Chorus Singing Out

by Jay Rosenstein

Sometimes social justice is won through music.

Anything You Want To Be

Anything You Want To Be

by Liane Brandon

A teenager's humorous collision with sex-role stereotypes.

Bachelorette, 34

Bachelorette, 34

by Kara Herold

Bachelorette, 34 examines the pressure society puts on women to find Mr. Right.

Barbie Nation: An Unauthorized Tour

Barbie Nation: An Unauthorized Tour

by Susan Stern

Everybody has a Barbie story. The stories are about us.

Betty Tells Her Story

Betty Tells Her Story

by Liane Brandon

The classic film about beauty, identity and a dress.

Bionic Beauty Salon

Bionic Beauty Salon

by Gretchen Stoeltje

A chronicle of fact and fiction about the female body

BODY TYPED: 3 films on media & physical perfection

BODY TYPED: 3 films on media & physical perfection

by Jesse Epstein

Body Image short film compilation.

3 Short Films 1 DVD

start important conversations -- from different cultural angles.

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Brooklyn Matters

Brooklyn Matters

by Isabel Hill

Urban neighborhoods on the brink of change - Who makes the decisions?

Carved from the Heart

Carved from the Heart

by Ellen Frankenstein and Louise Brady

A portrait of grief, healing, and community

Conversations with Willard Van Dyke

Conversations with Willard Van Dyke

by Amalie R Rothschild

A candid portrait of a filmmaker photographer who believed that film could change the world.

Deaf Jam

Deaf Jam

by Judy Lieff

ASL poetry changed Aneta Brodski’s life.  Poetry, friendship and respect transcend politics as Aneta finds herself in an unexpected collaboration.

Downside UP

Downside UP

by Nancy Kelly

How art can change the spirit of a place

Drunks

Drunks

by Peter Cohn

The groundbreaking feature film about Alcoholics Anonymous.

Granito

Granito

by Paco de Onis and Pamela Yates, Peter Kinoy

How to Nail a Dictator

The Guarantee

The Guarantee

by Jesse Epstein

A dancer's hillarious story about his prominent nose and the effect it has on his career.

Hearts and Hands

Hearts and Hands

by Pat Ferrero

A social history of 19th century women and quilts

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Hope Is The Thing With Feathers

Hope Is The Thing With Feathers

by Andy Abrahams Wilson

A portrait of death, dying, and the power of love & creativity to heal

Imaginary Circumstances

Imaginary Circumstances

by Anthony Weeks

Authentic portrayals of disability on screen = the performance of a lifetime.

Indelible Mark

Indelible Mark

by David Alvarado

An engaging short documentary about recovery from brain injury and life after rehabilitation.

Joyce at 34

Joyce at 34

by Joyce Chopra and Claudia Weill

"...a film about people of three generations and many ways of accommodating to life. It sees life as a viable continuum - and that insight is perhaps as close to ecstatic perception as the documentary film can get." NY Times

Letters Not About Love

Letters Not About Love

by Jacki Ochs

A gripping exploration of language, culture, and communication as seen through the dynamic exchange of letters between a Russian and American poet.

M & M Smith: For Posterity's Sake

M & M Smith: For Posterity's Sake

by Heather Lyons

The social artistry of African American photographers and brothers, Morgan & Marvin Smith

Mama C: Urban Warrior in the African Bush

Mama C: Urban Warrior in the African Bush

by Joanne Hershfield

Born in Kansas City, living in Tanzania - artist, activist, citizen of the world.

Men's Lives

Men's Lives

by and Will Roberts

The classic film about masculinity in America

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My Perestroika

My Perestroika

by Robin Hessman

Five former childhood classmates paint a complex picture of the dreams and disillusionment of those raised behind the Iron Curtain.

Nana, Mom and Me

Nana, Mom and Me

by Amalie R Rothschild

An absorbing portrait of three generations of women

Reporter Zero

Reporter Zero

by Carrie Lozano

The groundbreaking work and legacy of journalist Randy Shilts

Ringl and Pit

Ringl and Pit

by Juan Mandelbaum

A captivating portrait of Grete Stern and Ellen Auerbach, two pioneering artists who started a photography studio in Berlin in 1929, and what being a “New Woman” was like during those times.

Stages

Stages

by Meerkat Media Collective & Jay Sterrenberg

A moving portrait of aging Puerto Rican women and urban teenagers collaboratively creating a play out of the stories of their lives.

The Tailenders

The Tailenders

by Adele Horne

Missionaries evangelize indigenous communities using low-tech media

Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press

Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press

by Rick Goldsmith

A piercing look at censorship and suppression in the news media

Third Ward TX

Third Ward TX

by Andrew Garrison and Nancy Bless and Noland Walker

When Community Development is also Art, a Neighborhood Comes Back to Life....

34x25x36

34x25x36

by Jesse Epstein

Mannequins, perfection, and religion.

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Through a Glass, Lightly

Through a Glass, Lightly

by Jacky Comforty and Kathy Berger

Inner city art and transformation of environment, society, and self

Women of Mystery

Women of Mystery

by Pamela Beere Briggs

Female detectives seek truth and justice

Woo Who? May Wilson

Woo Who? May Wilson

by Amalie R Rothschild

A grandmother begins a new life as an underground artist

Words from the Heart

Words from the Heart

by Ellen Frankenstein

The companion video to Carved from the Heart, a portrait of grief, healing and community

Writings On the Wall

Writings On the Wall

by Angad Bhalla and Siddhartha Luther

The hopes and dreams of India's film poster artists.

Young Aspirations/ Young Artists

Young Aspirations/ Young Artists

by Shirley Thompson

The making of one of the nation's most successful youth arts programs.