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Women Make Movies (Firm)

Works: 1,006 works in 2,040 publications in 4 languages and 44,563 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  History  Interviews  Personal narratives  Environmental films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Drama  Historical films 
Roles: Distributor, Sponsor
Classifications: TD171.7, 363.70525
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Publications about Women Make Movies (Firm)
Publications by Women Make Movies (Firm)
Most widely held works by Women Make Movies (Firm)
No impact man ( visu )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 815 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 ( visu )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 461 libraries worldwide
The film 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 forgetfulness, to temper her mother's obsessiveness -- gives way to an acceptance which is finally liberating for both daughter and mother
Señorita extraviada ( visu )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 421 libraries worldwide
Over 250 young women were kidnapped, raped and murdered from the city of Juarez, Mexico. The perpetuators of these crimes have not been apprehended, even though these crimes have been occurring regularly since 1993
The greatest silence rape in the Congo ( visu )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 383 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"--Container
Warrior marks by Pratibha Parmar( visu )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Documentary about female genital mutilation in Africa. Includes interviews with victims, activists against female circumcision, and circumsizers
Standing on my sisters' shoulders ( visu )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 330 libraries worldwide
This documentary tells the story of the three Mississippi women in 1965, who walked into the US House of Representatives in Washington 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 ( visu )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 306 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 ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 304 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
Reassemblage by T. Minh-Ha Trinh( visu )
13 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
A complex visual study of the women of rural Senegal. Shows documentary filmmaking and the ethnographic representation of cultures
Cover girl culture awakening the media generation ( visu )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 278 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
Surname Viêt, given name Nam by T. Minh-Ha Trinh( visu )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
In the first part of this film South Vietnamese women talk about life, politics, feminism and women's liberation in post-war Vietnam. They also talk about their memories of the war years and the period of so-called "re-education." Some of them recall stories of famous heroines and female literary figures of Vietnam's past. The second part of the film focuses on Vietnamese women who chose to flee from their homeland to the United States at the end of the war. They tell of their experiences as refugees and the difficult adjustments as well as the success they have had in the United States. The words they speak are not always their own
Sisters in law by Kim Longinotto( visu )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
A documentary record of a courtroom in Kumba, Cameroon, where a female prosecutor and judge work to put an end to their community's tacit acceptance of child abuse, wife beating and rape
Divorce Iranian style by Kim Longinotto( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Looks inside an Iranian divorce court and shows how women are treated under Islamic law
The F word ( visu )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Presents various definitions of feminism as defined by feminists, opponents of feminism, and ordinary men and women
God sleeps in Rwanda ( visu )
7 editions published in 2004 in Kinyarwanda and English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Examines the lives of five Rwandan women as they attempt to rebuild their lives following the 1994 genocide
Illusions by Julie Dash( visu )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Story takes place in 1942 and is about Mignon Dupree, a black woman studio executive who appears to be white, and Ester Jeeter, a black woman who is the singing voice for a white Hollywood star. The film follows the struggles of the women as well as the use of film in wartime Hollywood
Sin by silence ( visu )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 253 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
Performing the border by Ursula Biemann( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 232 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
Dream girls by Kim Longinotto( visu )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 230 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
Las Madres the mothers of Plaza de Mayo ( visu )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 228 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
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