Women Make Movies Women Make Movies View Cart
Women Make Movies
Find


PUBLIC HEALTH
 
This collection of award winning films explores critical women’s public health issues that span race, class, and even global borders. From sex trafficking in THE PRICE OF SEX, to domestic violence and criminal justice in PRIVATE VIOLENCE and SIN BY SILENCE, to poverty, welfare and drug rehabilitation in LOVE & DIANE, the Public Health Collection includes films for a diverse range of courses related to health and wellbeing in society.

Special Offer! Purchase 5 films from this collection for only $495! Call 212-925-0606 x3600 or email orders@wmm.com to purchase.


films in this collection

DVD Sale $295.00

Download Photo


Kings Point
A film by Sari Gilman

During the 1970s and 80s, thousands of New York’s primarily Jewish senior citizens migrated to Kings Point, a retirement community in Florida. Lured by blue skies, sunshine and the promise of richer social lives, they bought paradise for a mere $1,500 down payment. 2013 Academy Award® nominee for Best Documentary (Short Subject), KINGS POINT tracks the stories of five residents of this typical retirement complex who arrived decades ago with their health intact and spouses by their sides. Now that they and their community, comprised primarily of widowed women, face advanced age and mortality, paradise demands a higher price. More

2013 Academy Award® nominee for Best Documentary

DVD Sale $295.00

Download Photo
Download Press Kit

Love & Diane
A film by Jennifer Dworkin

Jennifer Dworkin’s groundbreaking documentary LOVE & DIANE presents a searingly honest and moving examination of poverty, welfare and drug rehabilitation in the United States today. Filmed in New York City over a five-year period, Dworkin documents the struggles of three generations of the Hazzard family as they face a myriad of emotional, financial and personal challenges. More


DVD Sale $295.00

Download Photo


The LuLu Sessions
A film by S. Casper Wong

Unlike anyone you've ever met, LuLu is a hard-living, chain-smoking rebel with a tender heart; poet with a potty mouth; farm girl; former cheerleader; world-class biochemistry pioneer; and beloved professor. Aka Dr. Louise Nutter, she has just discovered a new anti-cancer drug when, at 42, she learns she has terminal breast cancer. Reminiscent of Peter Friedman and Tom Joslin’s SILVERLAKE LIFE, THE LULU SESSIONS, via video diary, records the journey S. Casper Wong shared with her mentor, best friend, and on-again-off-again lover over the last 15 months before LuLu died. More

Reeling 30 - Chicago Lesbian & Gay Intl Film Fest, Audience Award for Best Documentary
San Diego Asian Film Festival, Special Jury Award

DVD Sale $295.00

Download Photo
Download Press Kit

The Price of Sex
A film by Mimi Chakarova

An unprecedented and compelling inquiry, THE PRICE OF SEX sheds light on the underground criminal network of human trafficking and experiences of trafficked Eastern European women forced into prostitution abroad. Photojournalist Mimi Chakarova’s feature documentary caps years of painstaking, on-the-ground reporting that aired on Frontline (PBS) and 60 Minutes (CBS) and earned her an Emmy nomination, Magnum photo agency’s Inge Morath Award, and a Webby for Internet excellence. More

Winner of the 2011 Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting
2012 American Library Association Notable Videos for Adults List

DVD Sale $395.00

Download Photo


Private Violence
A film directed and produced by Cynthia Hill

EmmyTM Nominated PRIVATE VIOLENCE explores a simple but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. Every day in the U.S., at least four women are murdered by abusive (and often, ex) partners. Through the eyes of two survivors—Deanna Walters, a mother who seeks justice for the crimes committed against her at the hands of her estranged husband, and Kit Gruelle, an advocate who seeks justice for all women—we bear witness to the complex realities of intimate partner violence. More

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights
Dallas International Film Festival, Silver Heart Award

DVD Sale $325.00

Download Photo
Download Press Kit

Sin by Silence
A film by Olivia Klaus

From behind prison walls, a group of extraordinary women are shattering misconceptions of domestic violence. An important film that profiles Convicted Women Against Abuse (CWAA), the US prison system’s first inmate initiated group and led by women, SIN BY SILENCE is an essential resource featuring more than two hours of bonus materials, including interviews with experts on abusive relationships, law enforcement leaders and leaders in faith-based communities about domestic violence, and more. More

Winner of the 2011 ALA “Notable Video for Adults”
Sacramento Film and Music Festival, Audience Award for Best Documentary



back to top

go to year view by subject view by title view by maker

  amazon amazon
 

 

Violence Against Women: Ending the Silence


Highlighting the extraordinary strength of women who survive sexual assault, institutional disregard, domestic violence and more, these films break the historical silence that has often surrounded issues of violence against women. See the full collection here.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN: Celebrate the Lives of African-American Women

Shooting Women

Including the essential civil rights films CHISOLM '72 - UNBOUGHT AND UNBOSSED and STANDING ON MY SISTERS' SHOULDERS, the acclaimed documentary LOVE & DIANE and biographies on the inimitable Audre Lorde and Beah Richards, the African American Collection celebrates the lives of African American women and the contributions they have made to their families, their communities and society. 


© Women Make Movies
site map

Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution, and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women. contact us