Women's Studies: Films and Videos

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Racial and Sexual Stereotyping

28 min., Films for the Humanities, 1994 - Specially adapted Phil Donahue program focusing on how prejudices are handed down from generation to generation and how teens deal with them on a daily basis. E184.A1 R323 1994. VIDEO

Rape Culture

28 min., Cambridge Documentary Films, 1983 - deals with rape as an institutional underpinning of U.S. society. Looks at the predominance of rape in what Mary Daly calls a "phallocentric society". FILM


87 min., Cinema Guild, 1982 - docudrama that investigates the aftermath experience of a rape victim. HV6561 .R365 1982. VIDEO

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93 min., Women Make Movies, 1986 -designed to present sexism in the U.S., this documentary interviews men who produce and profit from the images of women. Shows deeply imbedded attitudes which rationalize sexism through co-modification and commerce. HQ1090 . R37 1989. VIDEO


40 min., Women Make Movies, 1982 - film by Vietnamese film-maker Trinh T. Mihn-ha which presents a complex visual study of women in rural Senegal. Reflects on documentary film-making and the ethnographic repre-"sensation" of cultures. FILM

Reassemblage from the Firelight to the Screen

50 min., Women Make Movies - about Senegalese African village women. D-5282 FILM

Rebel Hearts

58 min., Women Make Movies, 1994 - Discusses the lives of Sarah and Angelina Grimke, their work against slavery, and their involvement in what would become the women's rights movement in the United States. E449.G865 R43 1994. VIDEO

Recovering Bodies: Overcoming Eating Disorders

34 min., The Foundation, 1997 - Discusses the pressures of campus life and the impact on people with food problems. Stories and testimonies from seven college students showing the wide range of pressures that can lead to disordered eating. RC552 E18 R43 1997. VIDEO

Ruth Bernhard

30 min., Images Productions, 1983 - in an interview with Margaretta Mitchell, Bernhard discusses some of her past and present work. TR 140 B47 R87 1983. VIDEO

Regret to Inform

72,min., Sun Fountain Productions, 2000 - Film maker, Barbara Sonneborn, makes a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband died. She explores the meaning of war and loss on a human level and weaves interviews with Vietnamese and American widows into a vivid testament to the legacy of war. DS559.8 W6 R44 2000. Video

The Return of Sarah's Daughters

56 min., Patch Works, 1997 - A compelling personal documentary about secular women drawn to Jewish orthodoxy. The video illuminates the conflict between assimilation and tradition, community and individualism. HQ1172 .R48 1997. VIDEO

Right out of History, Judy Chicago's Dinner Party

73 min., BFA/Phoenix Films, 1980 - Documents the process of the Dinner Party, a project which reclaims and records the achievements of many women who have been written out of history. Demonstrates the struggles and efforts for a more inclusive documentation of reality. NK4605.C45 R53 1993z VIDEO/ FILM

Righteous Babes

50 min., Women Make Movies, 1998. Women rock musicians and women music critics and scholars discuss feminism and its expression in the work of women rock musicians. ML3534.R54 1998. VIDEO

Rigoberta Menchu: Broken Silence

21 min., Alba Films, 1993 - This program focuses on 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu, as she discusses the lack of human rights for the indigenous people of Guatemala and her commitment to the struggle for a more egalitarian society. F1466.5 R53 1993. VIDEO

The Rites

Filmaker's Library, 1991 - This program explores the custom of the female circumcision which has been commonplace throughout history and is still practiced in many cultures. It discusses the efforts of women throughout the world to stop the practice. GN484. R57 1991. VIDEO

The River

24 min., BFA/Phoenix Films, 1939 - based on the story by Flannery O'Connor, this film tells the story of baptism and tragedy. FILM

Rivers of Sand

83 min., BFA/Phoenix Films, 1974 - the people portrayed in this film are called Hamar. They dwell in the thorny scrub- land of Southwestern Ethiopia.... Hamar men are the masters and the women are slaves. The film is an attempt to disclose not only the activities of the Hamar, but also the effects on mood and behavior of a life so governed by sexual inequality. FILM

Rosie the Riveter

64 min., National Film Board of Canada, 1980 - Women workers in the U.S. during World War II relate their experiences and these stories are augmented by rare archival footage. Presents clear examples of the propaganda and methods used by the masculinist hegemony to mobilize and demobilize women as a labor force during and after World War II. FILM

Running Mate: Gender and Politics In

47 min., 1993 - Analyzes gender imagery in editorial cartoons from the 1984 U.S. Presidential campaign, when Geraldine Ferraro was the first woman nominated for Vice-president by a major party. Also includes interviews with Ms. Ferraro and cartoonists Signe Wilkinson, Tom Toles, and M.G. Lord. Media Video HQ1236.5.U6 R86 1993. VIDEO

Last modified: February 20, 2014