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CALL # Videotape no.3894.

TITLE Abortion and reproductive issues. Religion [videorecording] /

Board of Governors Universities in cooperation with Governors

State University ; a production of Communications Services.


NOTE Program 13 explains how the struggle for women's control of

reproduction is related to other struggles for social justice.

Program 14 explores the role of religion in women's lives.

SUBJECT Women -- United States -- Social conditions.

SUBJECT Abortion -- United States -- Social aspects.

SUBJECT Women -- United States -- Religious life.

CALL # Videotape no.5744.

TITLE The abused woman [videorecording] : a survivor therapy approach

with Dr. Lenore Walker / Newbridge Professional Programs.

PUBLISHER Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities, 1995.

NOTE In this program, internationally-acclaimed psychologist and

expert witness, Lenore Walker demonstrates the course of

therapy with a middle-class, 35 year old woman who has a

history of childhood sexual abuse and battering by her current

husband. Illustrates the effectiveness of the survivor therapy

approach, which combines interventions derived from both

feminist and post-traumatic stress disorder approaches.

SUBJECT Feminist therapy.

SUBJECT Psychotherapy.

SUBJECT Abused women.

SUBJECT Women -- Psychology.

CALL # Videotape no.5893.

TITLE Acting our age [videorecording]/ A Michal Aviad production ;

directed and produced by Michal Aviad.

PUBLISHER [New York, NY : distributed by Women Make Movies], c1987.

NOTE The film offers empowering insights about women and aging.

Personal portraits of six ordinary women in their 60's and 70's

who share their lives in candid interviews. Includes

discussions of sexuality, being alone, financial difficulties,

and dealing with death.

SUBJECT Aged women -- Psychology.

SUBJECT Aging -- Psychological aspects.

CALL # Videotape no.7627.

TITLE Ada Byron Lovelace [videorecording] : to dream tomorrow /

directed & produced by John Fuegi & Jo Francis ; written by

John Fuegi, Jo Francis, Charlotte Arnholtz ; produced in

association with SBS-TV, Australia ... [et al.]

PUBLISHER [Adelphi, Md.] : Flare Productions, c2003.

NOTE A documentary about Ada Byron Lovelace, focusing on her

contributions to computers and computing. Lovelace, the

daughter of George Gordon Byron, was a mathematician and an

associate of Charles Babbage.

SUBJECT Lovelace, Ada King, Countess of, 1815-1852.

SUBJECT Women mathematicians -- Great Britain -- Biography.

SUBJECT Calculators -- History.

SUBJECT Computers and women -- History.

CALL # Videotape no.3120.

TITLE African art and women artists [videorecording] / presented by


PUBLISHER Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1993,


NOTE Producer/director, Lyombe Eko ; editor, Peter Karanja.

NOTE Focuses on Kenyan artist, Elizabeth Orchardson-Mazrui, whose art

comments on life, particularly the contradictory attitudes of

African society towards women.

SUBJECT Orchardson-Mazrui, Elizabeth.

SUBJECT Art -- Africa.

SUBJECT Women artists -- Africa.

SUBJECT Africa -- Social life and customs.

CALL # Videotape no.5858.

TITLE Africa : Tunisia, Libya, Egypt [videorecording] / conceived by

Jean-Francois Arrou-Vignod.

PUBLISHER Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1996.

NOTE Women's issues, health, and population growth are featured in

this program.

SUBJECT Women -- Tunisia.

SUBJECT Environmental health -- Libya.

SUBJECT Population -- Egypt.

CALL # Videotape no.7952.

TITLE Against my will [videorecording] / direction and production,

Ayfer Ergun.

PUBLISHER Brooklyn, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, c2002.

NOTE Investigates violence against women in Pakistan, where concepts

of family honor and the status of women as property perpetuate

the practice of "honor killing", the murder of women by male

relatives for behavior deemed socially or morally unacceptable.

One of the women interviewed at the Dastak women's shelter in

Lahore, Kubra, is murdered three weeks after she returns to her


SUBJECT Women -- Crimes against -- Pakistan -- Lahore.

SUBJECT Murder -- Pakistan -- Lahore.

SUBJECT Women -- Social conditions -- Pakistan -- Lahore.

SUBJECT Women's rights -- Pakistan -- Lahore.

SUBJECT Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. (Islamic law) -- Pakistan --


SUBJECT Documentary films -- Pakistan -- Lahore.

CALL # Videotape no.2954.

TITLE Alice Walker [videorecording] : a conversation with Alice

Walker / RTSI-Swiss Television, producer.

PUBLISHER San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1992.

NOTE Alice Walker discusses her life, contemporary America, the

"womanist" perspective, and reads from her poetry.

SUBJECT Walker, Alice, 1944- -- Interviews.

SUBJECT Walker, Alice, 1944-

SUBJECT African American women authors.

CALL # Videotape no.5147.

TITLE Alice Walker [videorecording] : a portrait in the first person /

a ScreenTime Norflicks-Jillian production in association with

Citytv ... [et al.] ; produced by Jim Hanley, Daivd Lee.

PUBLISHER Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, c1994.

NOTE Jim Hanley interviews Alice Walker, author of the novel The Color

. Her discussion touches on a variety of topics including

family violence and the position of black women in America.

SUBJECT Walker, Alice, 1944- -- Interviews.

SUBJECT African American women authors -- Interviews.

SUBJECT African American authors -- Interviews.

CALL # Videotape no.6966.

TITLE Alice Walker and The Color Purple [videorecording] / BBC;

director, Samira Osman.

PUBLISHER Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1998.

NOTE A masterfully filmed interview in which the author's comments and

recitations are juxtaposed with dramatic interpretations of her

novel and clips from the film adaptation. Director Steven

Spielberg is also interviewed.

SUBJECT Walker, Alice, 1944- -- Interviews.

SUBJECT Walker, Alice, 1944- Color purple.

SUBJECT Walker, Alice, 1944- -- Criticism and interpretation.

SUBJECT Spielberg, Steven, 1947- -- Interviews.

SUBJECT African American women authors -- 20th century.

SUBJECT American literature -- African American authors.

SUBJECT African American poets -- 20th century -- Interviews.

SUBJECT Color purple (Motion picture)

CALL # Videotape no.7182.

TITLE All different, all equal [videorecording] / TVE International ;

BBC Worldwide ; produced and co-ordinated by Di Tatham.

PUBLISHER Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, c2000.

NOTE Part 11 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects

ordinary people. Looks at progress in achieving greater

equality for women -- five years after the Beijing Conference

on Women where government delegations pledged themselves to

tackle increasing violence against women. Examines gains in

women's rights globally with visits to Northern Ireland,

Nigeria, Fiji, New Zealand, Brazil and other nations focusing

on crimes against women and achievements by women towards


SUBJECT World Conference on Women (4th : 1995 : Beijing, China)

SUBJECT Globalization.

SUBJECT Globalization -- Social aspects.

SUBJECT Globalization -- Economic aspects.

SUBJECT Women's rights.

SUBJECT Women -- Social conditions.

SUBJECT Women -- Crimes against.

SUBJECT Sex discrimination against women.

SUBJECT Women political activists -- Interviews.

SUBJECT Women political activists -- Northern Ireland.

SUBJECT Women political activists -- Nigeria.

SUBJECT Women judges -- Fiji.

SUBJECT Women motion picture producers and directors -- New Zealand.

SUBJECT Women -- Brazil -- Economic conditions.

SUBJECT Poor -- Brazil -- Social conditions.

SUBJECT Prostitution.

SUBJECT Teenage pregnancy.

CALL # DVD 1085-1104.

TITLE The Amendments to the Constitution [videorecording] : Bill of

Rights and beyond / produced and directed by Rhonda Fabian,

Jerry Baber.

PUBLISHER Monmouth Junction, NJ : Cambridge Educational, c2003.

NOTE "Explores each amendment, its orgins, its real-world

applications, its history of interpretation in the nation's

courts, and its implications for the future. Combining computer

graphics, original live-action video, historical artwork, and

archival footage with narration and interviews..."--Container.

SUBJECT United States. Congress. Senate. -- Election.

SUBJECT United States. Constitution. 1st-10th Amendments.

SUBJECT United States. Constitution. 11th Amendment.

SUBJECT United States. Constitution. 12th Amendment.

SUBJECT United States. Constitution. 13th-15th Amendments.

SUBJECT United States. Constitution. 16th Amendment.

SUBJECT United States. Constitution. 17th Amendment.

SUBJECT United States. Constitution. 18th Amendment.

SUBJECT United States. Constitution. 19th Amendment.

SUBJECT United States. Constitution. 20th Amendment.

SUBJECT United States. Constitution. 21st Amendment.

SUBJECT United States. Constitution. 22nd Amendment.

SUBJECT United States. Constitution. 23rd Amendment.

SUBJECT United States. Constitution. 24th Amendment.

SUBJECT United States. Constitution. 25th Amendment.

SUBJECT United States. Constitution. 26th Amendment.

SUBJECT United States. Constitution. 27th Amendment.

SUBJECT Constitutional amendments -- United States.

SUBJECT Civil rights -- United States.

SUBJECT Suffrage -- United States.

SUBJECT Women -- Suffrage -- United States.

SUBJECT Presidents -- United States -- Election.

SUBJECT Prohibition -- United States.

SUBJECT Liquor laws -- United States.

SUBJECT Presidents -- Succession -- United States.

SUBJECT Constitutional law -- United States.

SUBJECT Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States.

SUBJECT Searches and seizures -- United States.

SUBJECT Income tax -- Law and legislation -- United States.

SUBJECT United States -- Constitution -- Amendments.

CALL # Videotape no.4010.

TITLE America fever [videorecording]

PUBLISHER Madison, WI : Her Own Words, c1994.

NOTE A nineteenth century woman describes preparations for her

emigration from Norway to the American Midwest. Pictures of her

home, articles of clothing and household goods and Norwegian

songs accompany her description of the life and family she is

leaving behind, the requirements for the sea voyage, and what

her husband's letters tell of life in the new land.

SUBJECT Norway -- Emigration and immigration.

SUBJECT Middle West -- Emigration and immigration.

SUBJECT Women immigrants -- Middle West.

SUBJECT Norwegians -- Middle West.

CALL # Videotape no.4113.

TITLE America's first women filmmakers [videorecording] : Alice Guy-

Blache and Lois Weber.

PUBLISHER [Washington, D.C.] : Library of Congress, c1993.

NOTE Alice Guy-Blache was probably the first person (of either sex) to

direct a narrative film. Her first film as she remembered it as

an 1896 minute-long tale called la Fee aux Choux (The cabbage

fairy) ; Lois Weber made films that looked deeply into society

and behavior. For a time in the mid-1910s, she was both the

most distinctive of auteurs and the highest salaried director

in Hollywood.

SUBJECT Feature films.

SUBJECT Silent films.

SUBJECT Guy, Alice, 1873-1968.

SUBJECT Weber, Lois, 1883-1939.

SUBJECT Motion picture producers and directors -- Biography.

CALL # Videotape no.6225-6229.

TITLE An American love story [videorecording] / a Zohe Film

Production ; presented by American Playhouse in association

with the Independent Television Service ; producer, director,

Jennifer Fox ; co-producer, Jennifer Fleming ; co-producer,

Vickie Kenny.

PUBLISHER [New York, NY] : New Video Group, c1999.

NOTE A documentary condensed from 1000 hours of filming Karen Wilson,

a white woman, Bill Sims, a black man, and their two daughters.

We see daughter Cicily's entrance to college, semester in

Nigeria, and job search; daughter Chaney's first date; Karen

Wilson's solitary visit to her mother and ill health; Bill

Simms' visit to his past life and career struggles; Karen and

Bill's deciding to attend her high school reunion (25 years

after their first meeting) to face people who have ostracized

them in the past.

SUBJECT Interracial marriage -- United States.

SUBJECT Married people -- United States -- Interviews.

SUBJECT Racially mixed children -- United States -- Interviews.

CALL # Videotape no.3478.

TITLE And still I rise [videorecording] / a Non Aligned Production for

BBC Television.

PUBLISHER New York, NY : Women Make Movies, 1993.

NOTE Prominent black women comment on the history and experiences of

the Afro-American slave woman in white European society.

Includes interviews with Caron Wheeler (singer), Buchi Emecheta

(novelist), Stella Dadzie (writer) along with many others.

SUBJECT Women, Black -- Interviews.

SUBJECT Women, Black -- Europe -- History.

SUBJECT Stereotype (Psychology)

CALL # Videotape no.1900.

TITLE Annie Keeney [videorecording] / series created by Midge

MacKenzie, Verity Lambert, Georgia Brown ; a BBC TV Production

in association with Warner Bros. Television ; presented by


PUBLISHER Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, c1988.

NOTE Tells the story of militant suffragette Annie Keeney and her

fight for women's equality and power in Great Britain.

SUBJECT Keeney, Annie.

SUBJECT Suffragists -- Great Britain.

SUBJECT Women -- Suffrage -- Great Britain.

CALL # Videotape no.6283.

TITLE Annie Leibovitz [videorecording] : celebrity photographer / a

Middlemarch film for London Weekend Television in association

with RM Arts ; edited and presented by Melvyn Bragg.

PUBLISHER Chicago, IL : Home Vision Arts, 1997, c1993.

NOTE Originally produced by London Weekend Television and broadcast on

The South Bank
Show in 1993.

SUBJECT Leibovitz, Annie, 1949-

SUBJECT Women photographers.

SUBJECT Portrait photography.

SUBJECT Photography -- Biography.

CALL # Videotape no.2324.

TITLE Are you going to the ball? [videorecording] Tomorrow is a holiday

/ Citizen Exchange Council (New York) with the assistance of

The American-Soviet Film Initiative (Moscow)

PUBLISHER Oakland, CA : Video Project, 1987.

NOTE Are you going to the ball?: An unprecedented look at the Soviet

Union's women's gymnastic team. Olga Korbut is featured. (28

min.) 1987.--Tomorrow is a holiday: Women workers stuff live

chickens into metal containers. There is not much difference

between the executioners and the victims. (18 min.) 1987.

SUBJECT Gymnastics for women -- Soviet Union.

SUBJECT Documentary films -- Soviet Union.

SUBJECT Soviet Union -- Social conditions.

CALL # Videotape no.2514.

TITLE As I remember it [videorecording] / a portrait of Dorothy West /

produced by Mekuria Productions in association with WGBH.

PUBLISHER New York : Women Make Movies, 1992, c1991.

NOTE From the perspective of her 83 years, the still-active African-

American writer Dorothy West relates her memories of growing up

black, privileged and enthralled by literature.

SUBJECT West, Dorothy.

SUBJECT Authors, American -- Biography.

SUBJECT African Americans -- History.

SUBJECT Race relations -- United States.

SUBJECT United States -- History.

CALL # Videotape no.3372.

TITLE Asante market women [videorecording] / Granada Colour Production.

PUBLISHER New York : Filmaker's Library, c1982.

NOTE Examines the matrilineal and polygamous Ashanti society of Ghana

through interviews with women who exercise complete authority

in the wholesale produce market. The interviewees reveal the

advantages and tribulations of their relationships, the

practical problems they confront and the various solutions they


NOTE VHS format.

SUBJECT Women, Ashanti -- Ghana -- Kumasi.

SUBJECT Ashanti (African people) -- Economic conditions.

SUBJECT Ashanti (African people) -- Social life and customs.

SUBJECT Ghana -- Social life and customs.

CALL # Videotape no.5474.

TITLE Asking different questions [videorecording] : women and science /

Artemis Films production in co-production Studio D of the

National Film Board of Canada ; written and directed by Gwynne

Basen, Erna Buffie.

PUBLISHER New York, NY : National Film Board of Canada, 1996.

NOTE Features five women scientists who have re-examined the very

foundations of modern science in an attempt to ask questions to

develop a better science and technology.

SUBJECT Franklin, Ursula M., 1921-

SUBJECT Women in science.

SUBJECT Women in technology.

SUBJECT Science -- Social aspects.

CALL # Videotape no.7180.

TITLE At the end of a gun [videorecording] : women and war / TVE

International ; BBC Worldwide ; produced and directed by Emily


PUBLISHER Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, c2000.

NOTE Part 9 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects

ordinary people. Druki's family fell victim to the bloody civil

war between the Tamil Tigers and Sri Lankan government forces

that has been tearing the island of Sri Lanka apart for the

last 17 years. This program reports from Sri Lanka on the

suffering of thousands of women -- widowed, displaced,

detained, separated from husbands, children and other loved

ones -- as a result of the war.

SUBJECT Globalization.

SUBJECT Globalization -- Social aspects.

SUBJECT Women and war -- Sri Lanka.

SUBJECT Women -- Sri Lanka -- Social conditions.

SUBJECT Children -- Sri Lanka -- Social conditions.

SUBJECT Family -- Sri Lanka.

SUBJECT Women refugees -- Sri Lanka.

SUBJECT Widows -- Mental health.

SUBJECT Bereavement -- Psychological aspects.

SUBJECT Sinhalese (Sri Lankan people) -- Social conditions.

SUBJECT Sri Lanka -- Ethnic relations.

SUBJECT Sri Lanka -- Politics and government -- 1978-

CALL # Videotape no.5875.

TITLE Barbie nation [videorecording] : an unauthorized tour /

[presented by El Rio Productions LLC] ; directed and produced

by Susan Stern.

PUBLISHER [New York] : New Day Films, c1998.

NOTE "Journeying from Barbie conventions to anti-Barbie

demonstrations, from girls' play dates to Barbie web pages,

Barbie Nation plumbs the cult of the Barbie doll, telling the

Barbie stories of diverse men, women and children"

SUBJECT Barbie dolls -- Social aspects.

SUBJECT Documentary films.

CALL # Videotape no.6972.

TITLE Beneath the veil [videorecording] / CNN ; [produced and directed

by Cassian Harrison]

PUBLISHER New York : Multivision, [2001]

NOTE Reports on current conditions in Afghanistan. Focuses on the

harsh version of Islamic law that has been imposed on

Afghanistan by the Taliban, which controls most of the country.

Looks at public executions, allegations of human rights

violations like massacres and torture, and the extremely poor

conditions of women under the regime.

SUBJECT Afghanistan -- Social conditions.

SUBJECT Women -- Afghanistan -- Social conditions.

SUBJECT Taliban.

SUBJECT Islamic fundamentalism -- Afghanistan.

SUBJECT Documentary television programs.

SUBJECT Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

SUBJECT Documentary television programs.

CALL # Videotape no.3704.

TITLE The Best campaign commercials [videorecording] : year of the

woman / Campaign Magazine.

PUBLISHER Washington, D.C. : Aristotle Industries, c1993.

NOTE Documentary of the best American campaign commercials for women

in 1992. Includes 30 second segments on women candidates for

Federal, State, and local elections. The last two are for men

promoting women's causes.

SUBJECT Political campaigns -- United States.

SUBJECT Advertising, Political -- United States.

SUBJECT Television in politics -- United States.

CALL # Videotape no.6510.

TITLE Beyond killing us softly [videorecording] : the impact of media

images on women and girls / produced and directed by Margaret

Lazarus [and] Renner Wunderlich.

PUBLISHER Cambridge, Mass. : Cambridge Documentary Films, 2000.

NOTE A documentary about the fight against the toxic and degrading

messages to women and girls that dominate the media. The film

presents the leading authorities in the fields of psychology of

women and girls, eating disorders, gender studies, violence

against women, and media literacy -- and focuses their ideas on

practical solutions and the best tactics for reclaiming our


SUBJECT Women in advertising.

SUBJECT Advertising -- Psychological aspects.

SUBJECT Advertising -- Women.

SUBJECT Body image in women.

SUBJECT Body image in adolescence.

SUBJECT Women -- Psychology.

SUBJECT Girls -- Psychology.

SUBJECT Teenage girls -- Psychology.

SUBJECT Beauty, Personal -- Psychological aspects.

SUBJECT Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)

SUBJECT Self-perception.

SUBJECT Sex in advertising.

SUBJECT Sex in mass media.

SUBJECT Eating disorders -- Etiology.

SUBJECT Pornography.

SUBJECT Women -- Crimes against.

SUBJECT Women in mass media.


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