The Desired Number
A film by Ngozi Onwurah, 1995, 28 min., 1 in series, Color
THE DESIRED NUMBER uses the Ibu Eze ceremony in Nigeria to highlight how family planning issues often conflict with traditional family values. Nigeri...
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...
Girls Around the World
Directed by Maria Barea, Kaija Jurikkala, Monique Mbeka Phoba, Pascale Schmidt, Sabiha Sumar and Yingli Ma, 1999, 222 min., 4 in series, Color
Produced by Brenda Parkerson, GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD is a collection of six extraordinary documentaries that examine the hopes, dreams and worldviews ...
A 4-part series by Joanne Burke, 1997, 145 min., 4 in series, Color
NEW DIRECTIONS is award-winning documentarian Joanne Burke's series about women's empowerment in developing countries. Each one spotlights the critic...
On the Eighth Day
A two-part film series by Gwynne Basen, 1992, 51 min., 2 in series, Color
ON THE EIGHT DAY, a two-part film series, is critical viewing about new reproductive and genetic technologies and poses disturbing questions about why...
A film by Katja Esson, 2011, 75 min., Color
Renowned for their balance and skill, six generations of Mohawk men have been leaving their families behind on the reservation to travel to New York C...
Something Like a War
A film by Deepa Dhanraj, 1991, 52 min., Color
SOMETHING LIKE A WAR is a chilling examination of India’s family planning program from the point of view of the women who are its primary targets. It...
Women's Lives and Choices
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Produced by Daniel Riesenfeld for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 1995, 200 min., 3 in series, Color
This important and timely series deals with women's health and the social, cultural and economic factors underlying reproductive choices. VENTRE LIVR...