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Economic Development

Bringing It All Back Home
A Sheffield Film Coop Production
Directed by Chrissie Stansfield
, 1987, 48 min., Color

This fascinating documentary analyzes how the patterns of international capital investment and the exploitation of Third World women workers in free t...

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...

Europlex
A film by Ursula Biemann and Angela Sanders, 2003, 20 min., Color

The fourth in Ursula Biemann's critically acclaimed series of video essays that investigates migration across borders, EUROPLEX, a collaboration with ...

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...

From Here, From This Side
A film by Gloria Ribe, 1988, 24 min., Color

The relationship between Mexico and its rich neighbor to the north has always been ambiguous. Using mostly stock footage, this collage-like documentar...

Hammering It Out
A film by Vivian Price, 2000, 54 min., Color

“This spirited documentary spotlights the experience of women in the building trades, specifically those women involved in the Century Freeway Women's...

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...

Highway Courtesans
A film by Mystelle Brabbee, 2005, 71 min., Color/BW

This provocative coming-of-age film chronicles the story of a bold young woman born into the Bachara community in Central India – the last hold-out of...

La Boda
A film by Hannah Weyer, 2000, 53 min., Color

In an intimate portrait of migrant life along the U.S.-Mexican border, Hannah Weyer’s new film LA BODA delves into the challenges faced by a community...

Made In India: SEWA in Action
A film by Patricia Plattner, 1998, 52 min., Color

This powerful documentary is a portrait of SEWA, the now-famous women's organization in India that holds to the simple yet radical belief that poor wo...

Made In Thailand
A film by Eve-Laure Moros and Linzy Emery, 1999, 30 min., Color

In Thailand, women make up 90 percent of the labor force responsible for garments and toys for export by multinational corporations. This powerful, re...

Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night
A film by Sonali Gulati, 2005, 27 min., Color/BW

In this insightful documentary, filmmaker Sonali Gulati explores complex issues of globalization, capitalism and identity through a witty and personal...

New Directions
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...

Pain, Passion and Profit
A film by Gurinder Chadha, 1992, 49 min., Color

From the director of Bend it Like Beckham and Bride and Prejudice, PAIN, PASSION AND PROFIT is an inspirational look at women entreprene...

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...

Remote Sensing
A film by Ursula Biemann, 2001, 53 min., Color

In Biemann’s latest video, she traces the routes and reasons of women who travel across the globe for work in the sex industry. By using the latest i...

Transnational Tradeswomen
A film by Vivian Price, 2006, 62 min., Color

Inspired by organizers at the Beijing Conference on Women in 1995, former construction worker Vivian Price spent years documenting the current and his...

New Directions: Women of Thailand
A film by Joanne Burke, 1997, 26 min., Color

In Klong Toey, Bangkok's largest slum, Duang Prateep, a foundation created and run entirely by women provides empowering choices and role models to th...

New Directions: Women of Zimbabwe
A film by Joanne Burke, 1997, 145 min., Color

From award-winning documentarian Joanne Burke's series about women's empowerment in developing countries, WOMEN OF ZIMBABWE focuses on a group of fiv...

Women Organize!
A film by Joan E. Biren, Union Institute Ctr. for Women & Women and Organizing Documentation Project, 2000, 32 min., Color

WOMEN ORGANIZE! is an inspirational, half hour video that portrays women organizers across the U.S. who are involved in the global struggles for racia...

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