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And Still I Rise
A film by Ngozi Onwurah, 1993, 30 min., Color

Inspired by a poem by Maya Angelou, this powerful film explores images of Black women in the media, focusing on the myths surrounding Black women's se...

Arresting Ana
A film by Lucie Schwartz, 2009, 25 min., Color

Sarah, a French college student runs a “pro-Ana” blog, part of a global online community of young women sharing tips on living with anorexia. Valerie ...

Artist
A film collaboration between Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg, 1999, 10 min., Color

Internationally acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Tracey Moffatt takes the viewer on a fast-paced journey through Hollywood's depiction of the arti...

The Basement Girl
A film by Midi Onodera, 2000, 12 min., Color

Abandoned by her lover, a young woman finds comfort and safety in her basement apartment. Mundane routines, a diet of junk food and the warmth of the...

Bullets for Breakfast
A film by Holly Fisher, 1992, 77 min., Color

BULLETS FOR BREAKFAST is a sublime essay film which sits at the frontier of its genre. Holly Fisher describes the film as “a Western filtered through...

Cover Girl Culture
A film by Nicole Clark, 2009, 80 min., Color

Being thin, pretty and sexy brings happiness. Young girls receive these messages daily hundreds of times. But who sets these impossible beauty standar...

Cover Girl Culture (60 Minute Director's Cut)
A film by Nicole Clark, 2011, 60 min.

Being thin, pretty and sexy brings happiness. Young girls receive these messages daily hundreds of times. But who sets these impossible beauty standar...

Derby Crazy Love
A film by Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott, 2013, 64 min., Color

The latest documentary from Toronto filmmakers Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott takes viewers inside the adrenaline-fueled phenomenon of women’s roller...

Dish
A film by Maya Gallus, 2010, 58 min., Color

Why do women bring your food at local diners, while in high-end establishments waiters are almost always men? DISH, by Maya Gallus, whose acclaimed

Dry Kisses Only
A film by Jane Cottis and Kaucyila Brooke, 1990, 75 min., Color

Through manipulated film clips, the hilarious commentary of Theory Woman and interviews with the Lesbian on the Street, this marvelous videotape explo...

Dry Kisses Only/War on Lesbians
Two films by Jane Cottis and Kaucyila Brooke, 1992, 100 min., 2 in series, Color

Through manipulated film clips, the hilarious commentary of Theory Woman and interviews with the Lesbian on the Street, DRY KISSES ONLY (1990, 75 mins...

The Fat Body (In)Visible
A film by Margitte Kristjansson, 2011, 24 min., Color

"While I have all the confidence in the world, I’m told every day that my body is revolting." Jessica turns heads in the street—for both her striking ...

Forbidden Voices: How to Start a Revolution with a Computer
A film by Barbara Miller, 2012, 96 min., Color

Their voices are suppressed, prohibited and censored. But world-famous bloggers Yoani Sánchez, Zeng Jinyan and Farnaz Seifi are unafraid of their dict...

Girl Power: All Dolled Up
A film by Sarah Blout Rosenberg, 2011, 24 min., Color

This thought-provoking short film examines the notion that “girl power” has been co opted by commerce to create a feminist construct that is ultimatel...

Grrlyshow
A film by Kara Herold, 2000, 18 min., Color

An 18 minute explosion of fringe feminism and print media, The GRRLYSHOW is a powerful and rebellious message from new voices often left unheard. Fil...

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...

Guerrillas In Our Midst
A film by Amy Harrison, 1992, 35 min., Color

GUERRILLAS IN OUR MIDST presents a savvy exploration of the machinations of the commercial art-world during its boom in the 1980s, and brings the Guer...

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...

Hollywood Harems
A film by Tania Kamal-Eldin, 1999, 24 min., Color

"Tania Kamal-Eldin has once again produced a stunning video, a half-hour documentary, this time taking critical aim at Hollywood's abiding fascination...

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, Doll
A film by Tula Asselanis, 1996, 57 min., Color

There are more Barbie Dolls* in the U.S. than human beings. Barbie was fashioned after a German prostitute doll named "Lilli." These are just two of...

Jasad & The Queen of Contradictions
A film by Amanda Homsi-Ottosson, 2011, 40 min., Color

Lebanese poet and writer Joumana Haddad has stirred controversy in the Middle East for having founded Jasad (the Body), an erotic quarterly Arabic-lan...

Joan Does Dynasty/Joan Sees Stars
Two films by Joan Braderman, 1993, 95 min., Color

In the now classic, JOAN DOES DYNASTY (1986, 35 mins), Braderman superimposes her own image over scenes from one of the most popular night time soap o...

Jodie: An Icon
A film by Pratibha Parmar, 1996, 24 min., Color

Jodie is a fast paced, breezy look at the transatlantic phenomenon that has made Hollywood actress Jodie Foster an icon for lesbians who identify with...

Killing Time/Fannie's Film
Two films by Fronza Woods, 1979, 15 min., BW

Part of the mediamaking movement that first gave centrality to the voices and experiences of African American women during the late Seventies and earl...

Kismet
A film by Nina Maria Paschalidou, 2013, 57 min., Color

Wildly popular at home, Turkish soap operas have taken the world by storm with over 300 million viewers in 80 countries across the Middle East, North ...

Lip
A film collaboration between Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg, 1999, 10 min., Color

It is Hollywood’s favorite role for black women: the maid. Sassy or sweet, snickeringly attentive or flippantly dismissive, the performers who play t...

Lockin’ Up
A film by T. Nicole Atkinson, 1997, 29 min., Color

When Jamaican-born filmmaker T. Nicole Atkinson threw away her comb to let her hair coil into dreadlocks, she was forced to challenge both society’s a...

Love
A film collaboration between Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg, 2003, 21 min., Color/BW

“The clinch that signals the fade-out in so many movies is just the beginning of Love, as Moffatt and editor Hillberg turn their energetic montage tec...

Lust
A film by Valie Export, 1986, Color

Valie's aproach to lust translates in modern terms to a music video about sex and consumerism. In one satiric scene a bodybuilder, who uses his body ...

Meeting of Two Queens
A film by Cecilia Barriga, 1991, 14 min., Color

In this witty, luminous tape Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich star in the roles of their lives—cast as lovers by Chilean video artist Barriga. Queen C...

The Mother: Mitos Maternos
A film by Marta Bautis, 1994, 69 min., Color

This wry, self-reflective tape explores the mythical figure of the mother from multiple viewpoints-documentary and fiction, Spanish and English, theor...

Nobody Knows My Name
A film by Rachel Raimist, 1999, 58 min., Color

NOBODY KNOWS MY NAME tells the story of women who are connected by their love for hip-hop music. Despite the fact that these talented female artists ...

Nollywood Lady
A film by Dorothee Wenner, 2008, 52 min., Color

Peace Anyiam-Fibresima of Lagos, Nigeria is an impresario of showbiz and an impassioned spokeswoman for the thriving and innovative African film indus...

On Cannibalism
A film by Fatimah Tobing Rony, 1994, 6 min., Color

King Kong meets the family photograph in this provocative experimental video exploring the West's insatiable appetite for native bodies in museums, wo...

Peggy and Fred in Hell
Leslie Thornton, 21 min.

The first installment of Leslie Thornton's ongoing epic follows two children, Peggy and Fred, through a densely cluttered, technological-consumer jumb...

The Phantom of the Operator
A film by Caroline Martel, 2004, 66 min., Color/BW

This wry and delightful found-footage film reveals a little-known chapter in labor history: the story of female telephone operators’ central place in ...

Rate It X
Directed by Lucy Winer and Paula De Koenigsberg, 1986, 93 min., Color

What do men really think of women? This provocative, highly acclaimed documentary provides an unflinching look at sexism in America. A series of distu...

The Righteous Babes
A film by Pratibha Parmar, 1998, 50 min., Color

In this accomplished documentary, acclaimed filmmaker Pratibha Parmar (A PLACE OF RAGE, WARRIOR MARKS) explores the intersection of feminism with popu...

Say My Name
A film by Nirit Peled, 2009, 73 min., Color

In a hip hop and R&B world dominated by men and noted for misogyny, the unstoppable female lyricists of SAY MY NAME speak candidly about class, race, ...

Seeing Through the Media Matrix
A film by Nicole Clark, 2011, 60 min., Color

An in-depth 60 minute program based on the topics and solutions examined in Cover Girl Cultu...

Sexy Inc.
A film by Sophie Bissonnette, 2007, 36 min., Color

Are children being pushed prematurely into adulthood? SEXY INC. analyzes a worrying phenomenon: hypersexualization of our environment and its noxious ...

A Spy in the House that Ruth Built
A film by Vanalyne Green, 1989, 29 min., Color

Vanalyne Green appropriates the all-male arena of professional baseball to create a visual essay about family, loss, and sexuality. Confronted with su...

Stigmata
A film by Leslie Asako Gladsjø, 1991, 27 min., Color

STIGMATA is a riveting look at body modification such as tattooing, cutting, piercing and branding, practices which are becoming increasingly popular ...

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...

Sweet Power
A film by Lúcia Murat, 1996, 98 min., Color

During a tumultuous political campaign, veteran broadcast journalist Bia takes over as news director of a major television network. Amidst multiple c...

Tomboys!
A film by Julie Akeret and Christian McEwen, 2004, 28 min., Color

Are tomboys tamed once they grow up? This lively and inspiring documentary explodes that archaic myth with the stories of proud tomboys of all ages: A...

Virgin Tales
A film by Mirjam von Arx, 2012, 87 min., Color

Evangelical Christians are calling out for a second sexual revolution: chastity! As a counter-movement to the attitudes and practices of contemporary ...

War on Lesbians
A film by Jane Cottis, 1992, 32 min., Color

WAR ON LESBIANS is a witty critique of the invisibility of positive images of lesbians and a satire of talk show television and radio self-help progra...

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...

Who's Afraid of Kathy Acker?
A film by Barbara Caspar, 2008, 84 min., Color

A multi-layered work featuring animation, archival footage and interviews with the likes of William Burroughs, Carolee Schneemann and Richard Hell,

Wired for Sex, Lies and Power Trips
A film by Lynn Glazier, 2009, 45 min., Color

An inside look at the culture of sexual harassment and bullying widespread among many teens today, this unique and compelling program examines the pri...

Woman Being
A film by Wen-Jie Qin, 1997, 20 min., Color

In a critical examination of changing concepts of beauty and sexuality in modern China, WOMAN BEING illustrates how a flood of Western pop culture is...

A Word in Edgewise
A film by Heather MacLeod, 1986, 26 min., Color

"A truly articulate, unaffected statement about a basic human activity, this excellent video explains the role of language in shaping behavior. It is ...

Writing Desire
A film by Ursula Biemann, 2000, 23 min., Color

"Ursula Biemann’s WRITING DESIRE is a video essay on the new dream screen of the Internet and how it impacts on the global circulation of women’s bodi...

Your Name in Cellulite
A film by Gail Noonan, 1995, 6 min., Color

A wickedly funny satire about the disparity between a woman's natural beauty and the ideal promoted by the mega-billion dollar advertising industry, t...

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