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Remember the Ladies
Episode 1 of Women First and Foremost
This is quite a story. For there are some stories that are so individually significant that they speak for an entire area of history. Imagine trying to become the first woman doctor, or being a slave woman who helped lead…
Sex(Ed): How Did You Learn About Sex?
Did you learn about sex in school? An awkward conversation with Mom or Dad? A magazine or TV show? An on line search? Or from a Friend? Sex(ed): The Movie offers a revealing, hilarious, and occasionally awkward look at how…
Hooligan Sparrow - A Champion for Girls' and Women's Rights in China
The danger is palpable as maverick activist Ye Haiyan (a.k.a Hooligan Sparrow) and her band of colleagues travel to Hainan Province in southern China to protest the case of six elementary school girls who were sexually abused by their principal.…
Perfect 36: When Women Won the Vote - Ratifying the 19th Amendment
Of all the battles waged on Nashville's doorstep, the final throes for the passage of the 19th Amendment were among the most heated, controversial and colorful. In July of 1920, all eyes were on the Tennessee capital as anti- and…
Nana - The Lives of Live-In Nannies
Live-in nannies Leidy, Fina and Clara leave their children in distant towns to be raised by relatives while they move away to the city to care for somebody else's child. In a love chain, where mother figures are substituted and…
Women First and Foremost - Influential Women throughout History
From the first published American author, to the pilots who flew during WWII, there lies an underlying pride that has allowed generations of women to achieve their deserved place at the forefront of history.
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A Lady in the Spotlight
Episode 3 of Women First and Foremost
The lights dim, and across the silver screens of the world comes the flickering image of a lady. She is a movie star. In our movie stars, and in the entertainment industry as a whole, many women have worked to…
Touching the Clouds with Pen and Plane
Episode 2 of Women First and Foremost
Robert Shurtleff fought with the Fourth Massachusetts Regiment during the American Revolution, suffering at least two wounds in battle. While this is hardly woth noting in our history books, what is worth noting is that Robert Shurtleff was a woman..a…
Passionate Politics - The Life & Work of Charlotte Bunch
Passionate Politics tells the story of Charlotte Bunch, from idealistic young civil rights organizer to lesbian activist, to internationally-recognized leader of a campaign to put women's rights on the global human rights agenda. Charlotte has been both a product and…
The Purity Myth - The Virginity Movement’s War Against Women
In this video adaptation of her bestselling book, pioneering feminist blogger Jessica Valenti trains her sights on "the virginity movement" -- an unholy alliance of evangelical Christians, right-wing politicians, and conservative policy intellectuals who have been exploiting irrational fears about…
Growing Up Female - Women Talk About Socialization and Gender Roles
This is the very first film of the modern women's movement. Produced in 1971, it caused controversy and exhilaration. It was widely used by consciousness-raising groups to generate interest and help explain feminism to a skeptical society. The film looks…
Autumn Gem - Modern China's First Feminist
Meet the "Chinese Joan of Arc," Qiu Jin (Qiu Jin ) (1875-1907), a radical women's rights activist who defied tradition to become the leader of a revolutionary army. Qiu Jin boldly challenged traditional gender roles and demanded equal rights and…
Presenting Lisa: A Journey to Authenticity
Meet Larry. At birth, his sex could not be physiologically-determined, so doctors told his parents to choose their child's sex. As his parents struggled with the decision, Larry briefly lived in the "space between" - as both a boy and…
Behind the Veil - Women Fighting Fundamentalism Under the Taliban
Shot undercover in Afghanistan during Taliban rule, this hard-hitting documentary investigates how women's groups fought against fundamentalism under one of the most gender-repressive regimes in the contemporary world. The film won the World Medal at the New York Festival.
Women of the Mine - Female Miners in Bolivia
Portraits of three women who live and work in the infamous mines of El Cerro Rico in Bolivia. Work inside the mines has been limited to men, while the women are forced to work outside searching for mineral scraps on…
Speed Sisters - The First All-Woman Race Car Driving Team in the Middle East
The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty,…
Leaving Home - Traditional Marriage in India
Leaving home is what most of us do -- eventually. It's different for Renu. Will she fulfill her dreams of leaving her village home to become a teacher in the big city? Most of India's 1.2 billion people live in…
Raquel - A Marked Woman
Raquel's story is from another time, but resonates today. A mother, she was torn from her children and tricked into prostitution. In the early 20th century, thousands of Eastern European Jewish women were lured to Argentina and forced into prostitution.…
Between Allah & Me (and Everyone Else) - Muslim Women in Canada and the Decision to Wear a Hijab
Muslim women in Canada face challenges and uncertainties when they decide to start or stop wearing hijab, and encounter people with a variety of opinions. This candid and eye opening film challenges all viewers with emotions and humour, while revealing…
Shout Gladi Gladi - Transforming Maternal Care in Africa
Shout Gladi Gladi chronicles the maternal health care crisis in Africa, and the heroic efforts to rescue African women from a medical condition during childbirth that can turn them into reviled outcasts -- if they survive. About 2 million women…