Titles tagged "Women's Studies"
The US women’s ski jumping team, a tight knit group of 7 athletes, train and compete 10 months a year. They have also been dismissed by and simultaneously pulled into the politics of international sport where they are defending their right to be part of the highest honor in amateur athletics.
After Happily Ever After
After Happily Ever After is Emmy® award-winning filmmaker Kate Schermerhorn’s quirky, funny and moving personal quest for the secret to a happy marriage and for answers to some timely questions about an institution that might just be due for some review.
Code: Debugging the Gender Gap
Tech jobs are growing three times faster than our colleges are producing computer science graduates. By 2020, there will be one million unfilled software engineering jobs in the USA.
Equal Means Equal
EQUAL MEANS EQUAL is an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. By following both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez discovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace matters to domestic violence, rape & sexual assault to the foster case system, the healthcare system, & the legal system.
The Hooping Life
Hula-hooping is back. From South Central to South Africa, The Hooping Life documents the rise of an infectious new subculture, at the intersection of fitness, art, spirituality, and entrepreneurship. Introduced by hooper Shaquille O’Neal with a score by Basement Jaxx, The Hooping Life follows eight pioneers of the movement who sometimes left an established career to make a living as hoop-makers, performers, and teachers.
"Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful" documents the life-long journey of Keiko Fukuda’s decision to defy thousands of years of tradition, choose her own path, and become the only woman in history to attain judo’s pinnacle of 10th degree black belt.
Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Winner of Best Documentary award at Tribeca Film Festival and Official Section of Sundance Film Festival, "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country.
The Rape Of Recy Taylor
Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang-raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice.
To Be A Miss
Blessed with breathtaking landscapes and abundant natural resources, the South American country of Venezuela has also become renowned in recent years as the home to uniquely beautiful women celebrated in international beauty pageants.
The Abominable Crime
THE ABOMINABLE CRIME is a riveting documentary that explores the religious-based culture of homophobia in Jamaica through the eyes of gay Jamaicans forced to choose between their homeland and their lives.
Baring It All
“Baring it All” follows David Jay on an excursion from his life as fashion photographer into a world of young women scarred by breast cancer.
Dalida is an intimate portrait based on the real story of a strong, fiercely independent, and liberated woman whose 30-year successful career (more than 170 million albums sold) was punctuated by tragic events with no-less than three of her lovers committing suicide.
Finding the Gold Within
Finding the Gold Within follows six African American college students from Akron, Ohio for three and a half years. They have been mentored for seven years by the youth program Alchemy, Inc. and are well-equipped with self-confidence and critical thinking skills, ready to become the heroes within their own stories.
I Am Evidence
I AM EVIDENCE exposes the shocking number of untested rape kits in the United States today. Despite the power of DNA to solve and prevent crimes, hundreds of thousands of kits containing potentially crucial DNA evidence languish untested in police evidence storage rooms across the country. Behind each of these kits lies an individual’s unresolved sexual assault case.
No Way Out But One
Holly Collins came to the family court of Minnesota with the intention of bringing charges of domestic violence against her ex-husband. The courts response was not to come to her aid, but instead to grant full custody of her children to her and her children’s abuser.
Emmy nominated RAISING RENEE is about artist Beverly McIver and the promise she made to her mother that she would take care of her older sister Renee, who is mentally disabled.
The State of Marriage
The State of Marriage is the epic story of how legal legend Mary Bonauto partnered with small-town Vermont lawyers Beth Robinson and Susan Murray in a 2-decade struggle that built the foundation for the entire marriage equality movement.
Women of '69, Unboxed
Intimate, personalized portrait of women of the 1960s through the eyes of one colorful class that graduated in 1969 - same year as Hillary Clinton - and recently turned 65, starting to explore the New Old Age. At a time when these Boomers' parents were asking less of themselves, many of these distinguished citizens are asking more, feeling a Third Wind. Where will it take them?
Always A Bridesmaid
Terrified of ending up alone and turning 30, filmmaker Nina Davenport has become obsessed with the institution of marriage and its promises of fulfillment.
Brave Miss World
The Emmy-nominated feature length documentary Brave Miss World follows former Miss World Linor Abargil, the victim of a violent stabbing and rape, in her fight to convict her attacker.
From executive producer Angelina Jolie Pitt comes the award-winning drama DIFRET, based on the inspirational true story of a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and their country's advancement of equal rights.
First Comes Love
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage. For filmmaker Nina Davenport, that old playground song didn’t go as planned. Single at age forty-one, she decides to have a baby on her own, never minding the odds stacked against her or the extra hurdles of living in New York City.
Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz
This 80 minute documentary film concentrates on the contributions of American female instrumentalists in jazz from the early 1920s to the 1970s and the development and extent of the all-women jazz groups.
ORIENTED follows the lives of three gay Palestinian friends confronting their national and sexual identities in Tel Aviv.
Ruthie and Connie
Set in working class Jewish Brooklyn — RUTHIE AND CONNIE follows two very funny, if rather traditional housewives. Like many young women in the 1950s, they got married. Then, like many young women in the 1970s, they got divorced. Unlike most, however, they both left their husbands for another woman: each other.
T-REX is an intimate coming-of-age story about a new kind of American heroine. For the first time ever, women's boxing is included in the 2012 Olympic Games. Fighting for gold from the U.S. is Claressa 'TRex' Shields, just 17 years old, and by far the youngest competitor.
Yoga was brought to the west from India by a lineage of male teachers. Now there’s a generation of women who are leading the way. They’re strong they’re inspiring and they’re radically changing peoples lives. From the busy streets of Manhattan to the dusty slums of Kenya Yogawoman uncovers a global phenomenon that has changed the face of yoga forever.