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Amazon Sisters
A film by Anne-Marie Sweeney, 1992, 60 min., Color

AMAZON SISTERS portrays the vision and strength of women surviving in the hotly contested Amazon rainforests. While international attention has focus...

...And Woman Wove It in a Basket
A film by Bushra Azzouz, Marlene Farnum, and Nettie Kuneki, 1989, 70 min., Color

For the Klickitat Indians in Oregon, basketweaving is a way of reclaiming native forms and heritage. This evocative portrayal of basketweaver Nettie ...

Bay of All Saints
A film by Annie Eastman, 2012, 74 min., Color

In Salvador, Bahia, next to one of Brazil’s wealthiest cities, generations of impoverished families have lived in a community of palafitas, shacks bui...

Eternal Seed
A film by Meera Dewan, 1996, 43 min., Color

With insightful interviews and rare footage from India's agricultural industry, this keenly observed film depicts Indian women's struggles to use trad...

Everyone Their Grain of Sand
A film by Beth Bird, 2005, 87 min., Color

This award-winning documentary reveals the struggles of the citizens of Maclovio Rojas in Tijuana, Mexico as they battle the state government’s attemp...

A Healthy Baby Girl
A film by Judith Helfand, 1996, 57 min., Color

In 1963 filmmaker Judith Helfand's mother was prescribed the ineffective, carcinogenic synthetic hormone diethylstilbestrol (DES), meant to prevent mi...

Hell to Pay
A film by Alexandra Anderson and Anne Cottringer, 1988, 52 min., Color

A moving and politically sophisticated analysis of the international debt situation through the eyes of the women of Bolivia, the poorest country in L...

The Hidden Story
A film by Shikha Jhingan and Ranjani Mazumdar, 1995, 58 min., Color

Its title referring both to women's hidden lives and the hidden work of creating ethnographic realities, this nuanced look at the lives of four rural ...

Love, Women and Flowers
A film by Marta Rodriguez and Jorge Silva, 1988, 58 min., Color

At any time of year in the U.S., carnations of every color are plentiful and cheap – but the ready availability of these beautiful flowers comes at a ...

My Toxic Baby
A film by Min Sook Lee, 2009, 46 min., Color

This eye-opening, often amusing documentary by the director of Tiger Spirit, winner of Canada’s prestigious Donald Brittain Gemini Award, records the ...

Performing the Border
A film by Ursula Biemann, 1999, 42 min., Color

A video essay set in the Mexican-U.S. border town of Ciudad Juarez, where U.S. multinational corporations assemble electronic and digital equipment j...

Rachel's Daughters
A film by Allie Light and Irving Saraf
Produced with Nancy Evans
, 1997, 107 min., Color

From the makers of the Oscar-winning IN THE SHADOWS OF THE STARS, this fascinating documentary follows a group of women - all breast cancer activists ...

Surviving the Tsunami - My Atomic Aunt
A film by Kyoko Miyake, 2013, 52 min., Color

Film director Kyoko Miyake remembered Namie, a fishing village ravaged by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, as her childhood paradise. Revisiti...

Toxic Trespass
A film by Barri Cohen, 2007, 53 min., Color

When Canadian filmmaker Barri Cohen discovers that her ten-year-old daughter’s blood carries carcinogens like benzene and the long-banned DDT, she tra...

Troubled Harvest
A film by Sharon Genasci and Dorothy Velasco, 1990, 30 min., Color

This award-winning documentary examines the lives of women migrant workers from Mexico and Central America as they work in grape, strawberry and cherr...

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