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Subject: Women's Studies/Men's Studies

Am I Normal?

Am I Normal?

by Debra Franco and David Shepard

A film about male puberty

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.

The Boy Game

The Boy Game

by Deirdre Fishel

Tackling bullying among boys at its core: the cult of toughness and silence boys live by.

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

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Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy

Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy

by Alice Elliott

Disability advocates model a grand experiment in independent living.

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.

Breaking Silence: The Story of the Sisters at Desales Heights

Breaking Silence: The Story of the Sisters at Desales Heights

by Tommie Smith

An examination of social and cultural change, and the impact of such change upon individuals

By Invitation Only

By Invitation Only

by Rebecca Snedeker

A brave critique of an alluring family tradition

Choosing Children

Choosing Children

by Debra Chasnoff and Kim Klausner

The film that jumpstarted the lesbian baby boom

Chris and Bernie

Chris and Bernie

by Bonnie Friedman and Deborah Shaffer

Two divorced single mothers share the responsibilities of family and career.

Crossing Lines

Crossing Lines

by Indira Somani & Leena Jayaswal

An Indian-American woman’s struggle to stay connected to India after the loss of her father.

Dear Diary

Dear Diary

by Debra Franco and David Shepard

The film on puberty for girls

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Deep Down

Deep Down

by Sally Rubin & Jen Gilomen

A story from the heart of coal country

Domestic Violence and Health Care

Domestic Violence and Health Care

by Peter Cohn

Going above and beyond to stop family violence.

Domestic Violence and Law Enforcement

Domestic Violence and Law Enforcement

by Peter Cohn

Three Cities, Three Departments, One Common Goal.

Eager For Your Kisses, Love and Sex at 95

Eager For Your Kisses, Love and Sex at 95

by Liz Cane

A 95-year-old man's determination to keep love and sex in his life

El Corrido de Cecilia Rios

El Corrido de Cecilia Rios

by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

Latino youth cope with violence, grief and healing

Father's Day

Father's Day

by Mark Lipman

A son searches for the meaning of his father's death

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Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement

Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement

by Regan Brashear

Exploring disability and the promise and perils of human enhancement technologies.

Girl Trouble

Girl Trouble

by Lexi Leban & Lidia Szajko

Shot over a period of four years, Girl Trouble documents the compelling personal stories of three teenage girls entangled in San Francisco's failing juvenile justice system.

The Global Assembly Line

The Global Assembly Line

by Lorraine Gray

The powerful story of working women and men linked in our new global economy and the business decisions behind it, Emmy Award winner.

Going On 13

Going On 13

by Dawn Valadez & Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

Four girls. Four years. The change of a lifetime.

Goodbye Baby

Goodbye Baby

by Pat Goudvis

Exploring the controversy around adoptions from Guatemala

The Guarantee

The Guarantee

by Jesse Epstein

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

Heart of The Sea; Kapolioka'ehukai

Heart of The Sea; Kapolioka'ehukai

by Charlotte Lagarde and Lisa Denker

A portrait of Hawaiian surfer and breast cancer activist Rell Sunn.

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Hearts and Hands

Hearts and Hands

by Pat Ferrero

A social history of 19th century women and quilts

Home Economics: A Documentary of Suburbia

Home Economics: A Documentary of Suburbia

by Jenny Cool

An ethnographic look at the American Dream of homeownership.

I'm Just Anneke

I'm Just Anneke

by Jonathan Skurnik

A family accepts their gender nonconforming child just as she is.

It Happens to Us

It Happens to Us

by Amalie R Rothschild

The classic film plea for women's right to choose

Justice for my Sister

Justice for my Sister

by Kimberly Bautista

One Guatemalan woman searches for answers to her sister's brutal murder.

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

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Laramie Inside Out

Laramie Inside Out

by Beverly Seckinger

Gay-bashing murder inspires community transformation

The Last to Know

The Last to Know

by Bonnie Friedman

Alcohol, prescribed drugs, and women - the myth, the stigma, the reality

Letters From the Other Side

Letters From the Other Side

by Heather Courtney

A post-NAFTA immigration story told by the Mexican women left behind.

Liberty: 3 Stories about Life & Death

Liberty: 3 Stories about Life & Death

by Pam Walton

An extraordinary celebration of life and lesbian community

Maid in America

Maid in America

by Anayansi Prado

Award-winning PBS documentary about the Latinas who clean your homes and help raise your children.

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.

Maybe Baby

Maybe Baby

by Shannon O'Rourke

What happens when single women give up looking for Mr. Right and settle for Mr. Right's DNA?

Means of Grace

Means of Grace

by J Clements

A tribute to the women who were institutionalized in the 1950's

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Men Are Human, Women Are Buffalo

Men Are Human, Women Are Buffalo

by Joanne Hershfield

Lifting the veil of silence that has long surrounded domestic violence in Thailand

Metropolitan Avenue

Metropolitan Avenue

by

Women fighting for a Brooklyn community

Men's Lives

Men's Lives

by and Will Roberts

The classic film about masculinity in America

My So-Called Enemy

My So-Called Enemy

by Lisa Gossels

Everyone has a story:  A coming-of-age film about the power of empathy to overcome personal, political & religious divides. 

Nana, Mom and Me

Nana, Mom and Me

by Amalie R Rothschild

An absorbing portrait of three generations of women

No Dumb Questions

No Dumb Questions

by Melissa Regan

Uncle Bill is becoming a woman in this funny and touching exploration of gender and sexuality through the eyes of 6, 9 and 11 year old sisters.

Once Upon a Choice

Once Upon a Choice

by Liane Brandon

A humorous, original fairy tale dealing with sex-role stereotypes.

One + One

One + One

by S. Leo Chiang

Two couples - one straight, one gay - cope with their mixed HIV status

One Wedding and a Revolution

One Wedding and a Revolution

by Debra Chasnoff and Kate Stilley

The frantic planning inside city hall for the first gay marriage

Out at Work

Out at Work

by Kelly Anderson & Tami Gold

Can you be fired because of who you sleep with?

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Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America

Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America

by Peter Cohn

One Woman's Desperate Journey; a Revolution at a Crossroads

Quilts in Women's Lives

Quilts in Women's Lives

by Pat Ferrero

Traditional quilt makers share their art and their lives

Read Me Differently

Read Me Differently

by Sarah Entine

Dyslexia…ADHD…One Family. Three generations struggling to connect.

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.

Seeking Asian Female

Seeking Asian Female

by Debbie Lum

Can an Asian fetish lead to true love?

Silent Choices

Silent Choices

by Faith Pennick

African American women and abortion. Finally, the silence is broken.

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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.

States of UnBelonging

States of UnBelonging

by Lynne Sachs

Portrait of Israeli woman filmmaker explores violence in the Middle East

Straightlaced - How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up

Straightlaced - How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up

by Debra Chasnoff and Sue Chen

How gender pressures impact all youth - straight and LGBT

Sunshine

Sunshine

by Karen Skloss

An intimate portrait of two generations of unwed mothers.

Swell

Swell

by Charlotte Lagarde

A portrait of a community of four generations of women surfers in Santa Cruz.

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater

How the simple act of women planting trees changed a nation...

Taking The Heat

Taking The Heat

by Bann Roy

The daring story of the first women firefighters of New York City

That's a Family!

That's a Family!

by Debra Chasnoff & Helen Cohen and Ariella Ben-Dov, Kate Stilley, Fawn Yacker

What kids want us to know about what "family" means today

34x25x36

34x25x36

by Jesse Epstein

Mannequins, perfection, and religion.

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View From A Grain Of Sand

View From A Grain Of Sand

by Meena Nanji

Three Afghan women tell how international interventions, war, and the rise of political Islam, has stripped Afghan women of basic rights.

Voices From Inside

Voices From Inside

by Karina Epperlein

Women prisoners and their children speak out

Who Remembers Mama?

Who Remembers Mama?

by Cynthia Mondell

The plight of middle-aged women who lose their traditional roles as homemakers through divorce.

With Babies and Banners

With Babies and Banners

by Lorraine Gray

The dramatic story of working women and men who changed American history, Oscar nominated and Grand Prize winner.

Woman Rebel

Woman Rebel

by Kiran Deol

One woman rebel soldier's revolution; from the jungles of Nepal to the halls of Parliament.

Women of Mystery

Women of Mystery

by Pamela Beere Briggs

Female detectives seek truth and justice

Women of the Wall

Women of the Wall

by Faye Lederman

The controversial women's prayer group in Jerusalem

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Woo Who? May Wilson

Woo Who? May Wilson

by Amalie R Rothschild

A grandmother begins a new life as an underground artist

The Youth and Gender Media Project

The Youth and Gender Media Project

by Jonathan Skurnik

What happens when your child changes gender? Two Short Films, One DVD