Women's Studies: Films and Videos

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L Is for the Way You Look

By Jean Carlomusto, 1991, 23 min., dist. by Women Make Movies - A look at lesbian history and "the women who have served as role models and objects of desire for young lesbians." HQ75.5 .L57 1991. VIDEO

La Bella del Alhambra

1990, 108 min., Center for Cuban Studies - A film in Spanish with English subtitles loosely based on the novel Cancion de Rachel, about a chorus girl in a carnival atmosphere where dancers are expected to be prostitutes. She aspires to perform in the Alhambra, a theater for fine talent. The film recreates the atmosphere of Havana theater life in the 1920s and 1930s. PN1997 .B437 1990. VIDEO

Lady Constance Lytton

58 min., PBS 1988 - as a member of the aristocracy she spent her childhood in the luxury of Vienna, Paris, Lisbon and India. After a chance meeting with suffragettes Annie and Jessie Kennedy, Lady Constance becomes convinced of a need for confrontational tactics in the cause of suffrage. JS3212.S56 1988 pt.3 VIDEO

Latin American Women Articles 1915-1995

26 min ., New York : Hourglass Productions, c2003. - An comprehensive look at the rich world of Latin American art and the women of the 20th century that helped to shape its legacy. N6502.5 .L423 2003. VIDEO

Laura the Taxi Driver (Benin)

13 min., Films for the Humanities & Sciences. - Laura is a pioneer in an exclusive male profession in Benin. HD 6216.3 L38 1992. VIDEO

Leona's Sister Gerri

57 min, New Day Films, 1990 - Tells the story of Gerri Santoro, the real person in the police photograph of an anonymous woman collapsed on a motel room floor, dead from an illegal abortion. HQ 767 .L46 1990z. VIDEO

The Life and Times of Sara Baartman: "The Hottentot Venus"

52 min., First Run Icarus Films, 1998 - A documentary of the life of a woman who was taken from South Africa in 1810 and exhibited as a freak across Britain. DT1058K56 L54 1998. VIDEO

The Little Mothers of the Bush

26 min., Films for the Humanities, 1980 - documents the lives of two girls from the Falli Tribe in Northern Cameroon. DT 568 .A44 1980z. VIDEO

Living for Tomorrow: Untold Stories by the Pioneering Women of Israel

Filmakers Library, 2000? - Interviews with women who abandoned their familiar lives in Europe to settle in the Israel Kibbutz in the early 20th century. Interviews tell of the hardships encountered along the way. HX 42.2 A3 L58 2000.

Looking for a Space: Lesbians & Gay Men in Cuba (Buscando un Espacio: Los Homosexuales en Cuba)

38 min., Filmakers Library, 1993 - Examines the treatment of lesbians and gay men in Cuba from the early years of the Castro Revolution to the present. HQ 76.3 C9 L6 1993 VIDEO

Love and the Goddess

60 min., Mystic Fire Video Inc., 1988 - Joseph Campbell talks about romantic love, beginning with the 12th century troubadours and addresses the images of women - as goddess, virgin and mother. BL304. J67 1988 pt.5 VIDEO

Love Story

New York, NY :Women Make Movies, 1997. VCT 877

Love, Women and Flowers

By Marta Rodriguez and Jorge Silva, 1988, 58 min., Dist. by Women Make Movies - Describes the hazardous labor conditions for the women who work in Colombia's flower industry. SB950.3 L29 L68 1988 VIDEO

The Lucia

160 min., New Yorker Films, 1969 - Mixes audacity, romanticism, experimentalism and epic historical vision to tell the story of three women in different eras of modern Cuba. Spans the late 19th century up the 1960's. FILM

Lucy Lippard

45 min., Video Data Bank, 1979 - this writer talks about her decision to focus primarily on women's art, founding "Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics", her political ideas and her fiction. NX640.5 .L5 L83 1979

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