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Women Make Movies (Firm)

Works: 968 works in 2,440 publications in 2 languages and 48,355 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Drama  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Sponsor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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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 by Colin Beavan( visu )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 804 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 by Deborah Hoffmann( visu )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 431 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 by Lourdes Portillo( visu )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
This film "unfolds like the unsolved mystery that it examines -- the kidnapping, rape and murder of over 350 young women in Juárez, Mexico ... [T]he film unravels the layers of complicity that have allowed these brutal murders to continue. Relying on what filmmaker Lourdes Portillo comes to see as the most reliable of sources -- the testimonies of the families of the victims -- this film documents a two-year search for the truth in the underbelly of the new global economy"--
The greatest silence : rape in the Congo by Lisa F Jackson( visu )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 394 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
Braveheart by Mel Gibson( visu )
4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
"A documentary following the life of Lizzie Velasquez, her triumphant journey to the other side of bullying, and her mission to inspire and empower a more positive online environment."--IMDb
Warrior marks by Pratibha Parmar( visu )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Documentary about female genital mutilation in Africa. Includes interviews with victims, activists against female circumcision, and circumcisers
Standing on my sisters' shoulders ( visu )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 331 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 by Open University( visu )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 314 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
Reassemblage : from the firelight to the screen by T. Minh-Ha Trinh( visu )
13 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
A complex visual study of the women of rural Senegal. Shows documentary filmmaking and the ethnographic representation of cultures
Maid in America ( visu )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 295 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
Cover Girl Culture : Awakening the Media Generation ( visu )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 280 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
Illusions by Julie Dash( visu )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
An exploration of Hollywood's role as a purveyor of illusion. The 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
Sisters in law by Kim Longinotto( visu )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
In the little town of Kumba, Cameroon, there have been no convictions in spousal abuse cases for 17 years. But two women determined to change their community are making progress that could change their country. This fascinating, often hilarious doc follows the work of State Prosecutor Vera Ngassa and Court President Beatrice Ntuba as they help women fight often-difficult cases of abuse, despite pressures from family and their community to remain silent. Six-year-old Manka is covered in scars and has run away from an abusive aunt, Amina is seeking a divorce to put an end to brutal beatings by her husband, the pre-teen Sonita has daringly accused her neighbor of rape. . With fierce compassion, the two feisty and progressive-minded women dispense wisdom, wisecracks and justice in fair measure, handing down stiff sentences to those convicted. A cross between "Judge Judy"and "The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, "Sisters in Law has audiences cheering when justice is served
Sin by silence ( visu )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 270 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
Divorce Iranian style by Kim Longinotto( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Looks inside an Iranian divorce court and shows how women are treated under Islamic law
God sleeps in Rwanda ( visu )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in Kinyarwanda and English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Examines the lives of five Rwandan women as they attempt to rebuild their lives following the 1994 genocide
Performing the border by Ursula Biemann( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
Examines socioeconomic problems of the Mexican-American border region, focusing on hardships faced by women in newly urbanized areas
Girls like us ( visu )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
This documentary explores female teenage experiences of sexuality and pregnancy. An ethnically diverse group of four working class girls strut, flirt and testify about their lives. Filmed in South Philadelphia over a period of four years and following its protaganists from age 14 to 18, it brings into sharp relief the conflicts of growing up female, exposing the impact of class, sexism and violence on the dreams and expectations of teenage girls
The F Word ( visu )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Presents various definitions of feminism as defined by feminists, opponents of feminism, and ordinary men and women
Women make movies : 1998 film & video catalogue : includes supplement with 30 new releases by Women Make Movies (Firm)( Book )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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