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Beyond Beijing
A film by Shirini Heerah and Enrique Berrios, 1996, 42 min., Color

The 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women and the parallel Forum (NGO) that took place in Beijing assembled the largest global gatherin...

The Feminist Initiative
A film by Liv Weisberg, 2009, 97 min., Color

The Feminist Initiative reveals the passion, pitfalls and promise of a diverse group of women working to establish the world’s first feminist p...

Feminist: Stories From Women’s Liberation
A film by Jennifer Lee, 2013, 64 min., Color

Structured as a personal journey of rediscovery by filmmaker Jennifer Lee, this documentary brings the momentous first decade of secondwave feminism v...

The Grey Area: Feminism Behind Bars
A film by Noga Ashkenazi, 2012, 65 min., Color

THE GREY AREA is an intimate look at women’s issues in the criminal justice system and the unique experience of studying feminism behind bars. Through...

Grrrl Love and Revolution: Riot Grrrl NYC
A film by Abby Moser, 2011, 42 min., Color

Fed up with the calcification of punk into a male-dominated, misogynistic and increasingly mainstream movement, the birth of Riot Grrrl inthe late 19...

THE HERETICS
A film by Joan Braderman, 2009, 95 min., Color

Tracing the influence of the Women’s Movement’s Second Wave on art and life, THE HERETICS is the exhilarating inside story of the New York feminist ar...

How to Lose Your Virginity
A film by Therese Shechter, 2013, 66 min., Color

Female virginity. The US government has spent 1.5 billion dollars promoting it. It has fetched $750,000 at auction. There is no official medical defin...

I Was a Teenage Feminist
A film by Therese Shechter, 2005, 62 min., Color

Why is it that some young, independent, progressive women in today's society feel uncomfortable identifying with the F-word? Join filmmaker Therese Sh...

License to Thrive: Title IX at 35
A Film by Theresa Moore, 2008, 48 min., Color

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discriminatio...

Living Thinkers: An Autobiography of Black Women in the Ivory Tower
A film by Roxana Walker-Canton, 2013, 75 min., Color

LIVING THINKERS: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BLACK WOMEN IN THE IVORY TOWER examines the intersection of race, class and gender for Black women professors and...

My Feminism
A film by Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert, 1997, 55 min., Color

In an era of anti-feminist backlash, this articulate documentary by the makers of THANK GOD I'M A LESBIAN forcefully reminds us that the revolution co...

Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority
A film by Kimberlee Bassford, 2008, 56 min., Color/BW

In 1965, Patsy Takemoto Mink became the first woman of color in the United States Congress. Seven years later, she ran for the US presidency and was t...

Pregnant with Dreams
A film by Julia Barco, 1988, 48 min.

Engaging, intimate and fast-moving, this video reflects the diversity and richness of Latin American feminism by documenting the 4th Encuentro Feminis...

Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights
A film by Nevline Nnaji, 2013, 81 min., Color

Where do black women activists fit into the epochal struggles for equality and liberation during the 1960s and 70s? This feature-length documentary un...

Regarding Susan Sontag
A film by Nancy Kates, 2014, 100 min., Color

REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th cent...

Some American Feminists
A film by Luce Guilbeault, Nicole Brossard and Margaret Wescott, 1980, 56 min., Color

SOME AMERICAN FEMINISTS explores one of the most significant social histories of this century-the second wave of the women's movement-and is a fascina...

Step by Step: Building a Feminist Movement, 1941-1977
A film by Joyce Follet, 1998, 56 min., Color

"****Proving beyond a doubt that feminism began well before the 1960s, and that its players were not just the white middle class, this inspiring tape ...

Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema
A Film by Kay Sloan, 2003, 35 min., Color/BW

In the days before movies could talk, silent films spoke clearly of sexual politics, and in Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema, historian and wr...

We Want Roses Too (Vogliamo Anche Le Rose)
A film by Alina Marazzi, 2007, 84 min., Color

This stunning visual masterpiece is an exuberant testament to the resolve of women of the ’60s and ’70s sexual revolution and feminist movement in Ita...

With a Vengeance
A film by Lori Hiris, 1989, 40 min., BW

This urgent and timely film is a history of the struggle for reproductive freedom since the 1960s, reflecting the wider history of the contemporary wo...

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