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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...

Antonia Pantoja
A film by Lillian Jiménez, 2009, 53 min., Color

Antonia Pantoja (1922-2002), visionary Puerto Rican educator, activist, and early proponent of bilingual education, inspired multiple generations of y...

Between the Lines: Asian American Women's Poetry
A film by Yunah Hong, 2001, 60 min., Color

BETWEEN THE LINES offers rare interviews with over 15 major Asian-Pacific American women poets. Organized in interwoven sections such as Immigration, ...

Beyond Black and White
A film by Nisma Zaman, 1994, 28 min., Color

BEYOND BLACK AND WHITE is a personal exploration of the filmmaker’s bicultural heritage (Caucasian and Asian/Begali) in which she relates her experien...

Black Sheep
A film by Louise Glover and Chili Films, 1999, 26 min., Color

Lou Glover grew up in New South Wales repeating the same homophobic and racist taunts she heard around her. Though she was raised in a white family, s...

Black Women of Brazil
Directed by Silvana Afram, 1986, 25 min., Color

Despite official jargon to the contrary, Brazilians live in a racially segregated class system. This upbeat, sensitive and elegantly composed document...

Black Women On: The Light, Dark Thang
A film by Celeste Crenshaw and Paula Caffey, 1999, 52 min., Color

BLACK WOMEN ON: THE LIGHT, DARK THANG explores the politics of color within the African-American community. Women representing a variety of hues--fro...

Black, Bold and Beautiful: Black Women's Hair
Directed by Nadine Valcin and Produced by Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny, 1999, 40 min., Color

Afros, braids or corn rows--hairstyles have always carried a social message, and few issues cause as many battles between black parents and their daug...

The Body Beautiful
A film by Ngozi Onwurah, 1991, 23 min., Color

This bold, stunning exploration of a white mother who undergoes a radical mastectomy and her Black daughter who embarks on a modeling career reveals t...

Brincando El Charco
A film by Frances Negrón-Muntaner, 1994, 55 min., Color/BW

Refreshingly sophisticated in both form and content, BRINCANDO EL CHARCO contemplates the notion of “identity” through the experiences of a Puerto Ric...

Chicana
A film by Sylvia Morales, 1979, 23 min., Color

CHICANA traces the history of Chicana and Mexican women from pre-Columbian times to the present. It covers women's role in Aztec society, their partic...

Children of the Crocodile
A film by Marsha Emerman, 2001, 52 min., Color

This documentary tells the story of two young Timorese-Australian activists – one a high profile human rights worker, the other a performance artist a...

Chisholm '72 - Unbought and Unbossed
A film by Shola Lynch, 2004, 77 min., Color

Recalling a watershed event in US politics, this compelling documentary takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, ...

The Cinematic Jazz of Julie Dash
A film by Yvonne Welbon, 1992, 27 min., Color

From her innovative short works to her critically acclaimed feature debut DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST, the films of Julie Dash have broken new cinematic gro...

Coffee Colored Children
A film by Ngozi Onwurah, 1988, 15 min., Color/BW

This lyrical, unsettling film conveys the experience of children of mixed racial heritage. Suffering the aggression of racial harassment, a young girl...

Color Schemes
A film by Shu Lea Cheang, 1989, 28 min., Color

An upbeat, ironic look at America’s multicultural society, COLOR SCHEMES uses the metaphor of “color wash” to tackle conceptions of racial assimilatio...

Columbus on Trial
A film by Lourdes Portillo, 1993, 18 min., Color

Inspired by the controversy surrounding the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' "discovery" of America, Portillo has fashioned a fanciful versi...

A Different Image
A film by Alile Sharon Larkin, 1982, 52 min., Color

A highly-acclaimed film, A DIFFERENT IMAGE is an extraordinary poetic portrait of a beautiful young African American woman attempting to escape becomi...

The Displaced View
A film by Midi Onodera, 1988, 52 min., Color

THE DISPLACED VIEW is a film that movingly depicts the odyssey of an American-born Japanese granddaughter in search of her identity through her grandm...

Far From Home
A film by Rachel Tsutsumi, 2005, 40 min., Color

While busing may be a rapidly fading memory in most American schools, it continues to be a reality for more than 3,000 Boston students every year. FAR...

The Feminist Initiative
A film by Liv Weisberg, 2009, 97 min., Color

The Feminist Initiative reveals the passion, pitfalls and promise of a diverse group of women working to establish the world’s first feminist p...

Hair Piece
A film by Ayoka Chenzira, 1985, 10 min., Color

An animated satire on the question of self image for African American women living in a society where beautiful hair is viewed as hair that blows in t...

History and Memory: For Akiko and Takashige
A film by Rea Tajiri, 1991, 32 min., Color/BW

Groundbreaking and haunting, this film is a poetic composition of recorded history and non-recorded memory. Filmmaker Rea Tajiri’s family was among th...

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...

Home Away from Home
A Sankofa film directed by Maureen Blackwood, 1994, 11 min., Color

A bittersweet drama that unfolds almost without dialogue, this prizewinning short film from Sankofa Film and Video conveys the isolation of immigrant ...

Home is Struggle
A film by Marta Bautis, 1991, 37 min., Color

Using interviews, photographs and theatrical vignettes, Home is Struggle explores the lives of women who have come to the United States from different...

I Is a Long-Memoried Woman
Produced by Ingrid Lewis, A film by Frances-Anne Solomon, 1990, 50 min., Color

This extraordinary video chronicles the history of slavery through the eyes of Caribbean women. A striking combination of monologue, dance, and song—g...

Japanese American Women
A film by Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro and Leita Hagemann Luchetti, 1992, 28 min., Color

The stereotype of the polite, docile, exotic Asian woman is shattered in this documentary in which a dozen women speak about their experiences as part...

Juxta
A film by Hiroko Yamazaki, 1989, 29 min., BW

This beautiful drama observes the psychological effects of racism on two children of Japanese women and American servicemen. Thirty-one year old Kate,...

A Kiss on the Mouth
Directed by Jacira Melo, 1987, 30 min., Color

From the Lilith Video Collective comes this sensitive and sympathetic examination of female prostitution in urban Brazil. Frank, intimate and politica...

A Knock Out
A film by Tessa Boerman and Samuel Reiziger, 2004, 53 min., Color

Boxing champion Michele Aboro grew up in South London, where life for a girl was never easy, let alone for a mixed-race lesbian girl. Thanks to her te...

Knowing Her Place
A film by Indu Krishnan, 1990, 40 min., Color

A moving investigation of the cultural schizophrenia experienced by Vasu, an Indian woman who has spent most of her life in the U.S. Vasu's relationsh...

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...

Living Thinkers: An Autobiography of Black Women in the Ivory Tower
A film by Roxana Walker-Canton, 2013, 75 min., Color

LIVING THINKERS: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BLACK WOMEN IN THE IVORY TOWER examines the intersection of race, class and gender for Black women professors and...

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...

A Minor Altercation
A film by Jackie Shearer, 1977, 30 min.

A fight between an African American and a white schoolgirl in Boston is explored in all its complexity in this fact-based drama from one of the produc...

Mother of the River
A film by Zeinabu irene Davis, 1995, 28 min., BW

In this poignant story set in the 1850s, a young slave girl befriends a magical woman in the woods called Mother of the River. Through their friendsh...

My Feminism
A film by Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert, 1997, 55 min., Color

In an era of anti-feminist backlash, this articulate documentary by the makers of THANK GOD I'M A LESBIAN forcefully reminds us that the revolution co...

Nice Colored Girls
A film by Tracey Moffatt, 1987, 16 min., Color

This stylistically daring film audaciously explores the history of exploitation between white men and Aboriginal women, juxtaposing the “first encount...

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...

The Passion of Remembrance
A Sankofa film by Maureen Blackwood and Isaac Julien, 1986, 80 min., Color

The first film by Sankofa Film and Video, THE PASSION OF REMEMBRANCE has gained classic status as a representation of the totality and diversity of Bl...

Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority
A film by Kimberlee Bassford, 2008, 56 min., Color/BW

In 1965, Patsy Takemoto Mink became the first woman of color in the United States Congress. Seven years later, she ran for the US presidency and was t...

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...

Real Indian
A film by Malinda Maynor, 1996, 7.5 min., Color

REAL INDIAN is a lighthearted, very personal look at the meaning of cultural identity. As a Lumbee Indian, the filmmaker is constantly confronted wit...

Rebel Hearts
A film by Betsy Newman, 1995, 60 min., Color

REBEL HEARTS is a captivating documentary about the abolitionists Sarah and Angelina Grimke and the anti-slavery movement of the early 19th Century. ...

Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights
A film by Nevline Nnaji, 2013, 81 min., Color

Where do black women activists fit into the epochal struggles for equality and liberation during the 1960s and 70s? This feature-length documentary un...

Remembering Wei Yi-fang, Remembering Myself
A film by Yvonne Welbon, 1995, 29 min., Color

REMEMBERING WEI YI-FANG, REMEMEBERING MYSELF: An Autobiography charts the influence of the filmmaker’s six-year experience as an African American woma...

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, ...

Searching for Go-Hyang
A film by Tammy Tolle, 1998, 32 min., Color

A moving personal documentary, SEARCHING FOR GO-HYANG traces the return of twin sisters to their native Korea after a fourteen year absence. Sent awa...

Sidet: Forced Exile
A film by Salem Mekuria, 1991, 60 min., Color

During the past two decades, more than two million refugees have left Ethiopia. Famine, poverty and political strife as well as the religious persecut...

Siren Spirits
A film by Ngozi Onwurah, Pratibha Parmar, Frances-Anne Solomon, Dani Williamson, 1994, 80 min., Color/BW

SIREN SPIRITS is a wonderful feature comprising four short dramas directed by women of color, produced by Leda Serene for the British Film Institute a...

Slaying the Dragon
A film by Deborah Gee, 1992, 60 min., Color

Slaying the Dragon is a comprehensive look at media stereotypes of Asian and Asian American women since the silent era. From the racist use of white a...

Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders
A film by Joan Sadoff, Dr. Robert Sadoff and Laura J. Lipson, 2002, 60 min., Color/BW

In 1965, when three women walked into the US House of Representatives in Washington D.C., they had come a very long way. Neither lawyers nor politicia...

Susana
A film by Susana Blaustein, 1980, 25 min., BW

In this autobiographical portrait, Susana leaves her native Argentina to live her life outside the strictures of Latin American cultural and family pr...

Tea & Justice
A film by Ermena Vinluan, 2010, 55 min., Color

TEA & JUSTICE chronicles the experiences of three women who joined the New York Police Department during the 1980s—the first Asian women to become mem...

Tree Shade
A film by Lisa Collins, 1998, 29 min., Color/BW

Shame and embarrassment propel Savannah, a gifted high school student, to embark on a journey through space and time to witness the prison convictions...

Who’s Going to Pay for These Donuts, Anyway?
A film by Janice Tanaka, 1992, 58 min., Color

A brilliant collage of interviews, family photographs, archival footage and personal narration, this videotape documents Japanese American video artis...

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...

Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice
A film by Pat Saunders and Rea Tajiri, 1994, 57 min., Color

Yuri Kochiyama is a Japanese American woman who has lived in Harlem for more than 40 years with a long history of activism on a wide range of issues. ...

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