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Joyce at 34

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Tells how an independent filmmaker and her husband face new challenges when they become parents. Shows how both wife and husband struggle to adapt to the sudden stress caused by a conflict of career, love and male privilege. Includes viewpoints of women on their roles as mothers and as career women.
DVD
2005; 1973
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Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaiʻi

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"Profiles the language of Hawaiʻi's working people in its rise from plantation jargon to a source of island identity and pride. Born on sugar plantations and spoken by more than half of Hawaiʻi's population, Pidgin captures multi-ethnic Hawaiʻi's heart and soul. Once again under attack by educators and bloggers, will Pidgin survive?" -- Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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No Dumb Questions [electronic resource]

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The program follows three sisters, ages 6, 9, and 11, as they struggle to understand why and how Uncle Bill is becoming Aunt Barbara.
Online
2010
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A Sentence Apart

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This film follows three stories of people coping with a family member in prison, attempting to bridge broken relationships, and diligently working to break the generational cycle of incarceration
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sin País

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"With intimate access and striking imagery, Sin País (Without Country) explores one family's experience as they are separated by deportation. Sam and Elida Mejia escaped a violent Civil War in Guatemala and came to California. After raising their family for nearly 20 years in the Bay Area, immigration agents stormed the Mejia's house in 2007. After a passionate fight to stay in the U.S., Sam and Elida are deported back to Guatemala, and leave their two teenage ch[i]ldren in the U.S. This short documentary explores the complexities of the Mejia's new reality: parents living without their children, and children doing their best to succeed without their parents." -- Container.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Rebels With a Cause: How a Battle Over Land Changed the Landscape Forever

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"Narrated by Frances McDormand, Rebels With a Cause spotlights the schemers and dreamers who fought to keep developers from taking over the breathtaking landscape of the northern California coast. Rebels describes in fascinating detail how they protected agriculture and wildlife, established public parks next toi a densely populated urban center, and shaped the environmental movement as we know it today."--Container.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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There Once Was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho

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Told from the perspective of three main characters, this film gives a human face to the direct impacts of climate change in the Pacific community of Takū. Two visiting scientists offer advice but in the wake of a flood the islanders must decide whether to stay with their island or move to an unfamiliar land, leaving their culture and language behind.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

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Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy--a movement for which this charismatic woman became an iconic inspiration.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Seeking Asian Female: A Documentary

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"This strangely compelling love story follows Steven and Sandy--an aging white man with "yellow fever" and the young Chinese woman he finds online. Stereotypes unravel as they attempt to build a marriage from scratch and comic complications arise when Debbie, the Chinese American filmmaker documenting their story gets pulled in too deep. With constant twists and turns, this intense personal documentary explores immigration, interracial love, filmmaking, and ultimately marriage."--Container.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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In the Name of Love

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"What's motivating the thousands of Russian women who sign up with agencies to meet and marry American men? From the gray skies of St. Petersburg to sunny California ranches, we see the financial and emotional pros and cons of exporting one's heart. The film grapples with the tremendous economic challenges and difficult decisions facing Russian women today"--New Day Films website.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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War Don Don

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Documents the trial of Issa Sesay, former general of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), accused of war crimes in the Special Court for Sierra Leone. The film explores perspectives of prosecutors, defense attorneys, victims, and Sesay himself, revealing conflicting views of Sesay and his actions. While prosecutors regard him as a war criminal, defenders see him as a protector of civilians who played an important role in bringing peace to Sierra Leone.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ask Not

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ASK NOT exposes the tangled political battles that led to DADT and examines the societal shifts that have occurred since its 1993 passage. Since the law's implementation, more than 12,000 personnel have been discharged including linguists and others whose skills are critical to military operations. Current and veteran gay soldiers reveal how the policy has affected them during their tours of duty as they struggle to maintain a double life, uncertain of whom they can trust. The film also explores how gay veterans and youth organizers are turning to activism to challenge DADT. More than 15 years after DADT was passed, scores of retired and active military officers support doing away with it. The film looks at the history of "don't ask, don't tell" and as attitudes change, examines its [...]
DVD
2008
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Wonder Women!: The Untold Story of American Superheroines

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"A nuanced critique of gender and heroism in popular culture as well as a powerful dose of Vitamin F(eminism) for the undernourished. From the birth of the 1940s comic book heroine, Wonder Woman, to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about strong and healthy women. Wonder Women! reveals the complicated negotiations girls and women face as they attempt to achieve confidence, strength, and agency in a society often at odds with those goals. Yet it also inspires through its evocative images, upbeat soundtrack, and richly contextualized history of American superheroines--including the everyday wonder women and action girls in our midst."--Container.
DVD
2012
Clemons (CHECKED OUT)
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Beauty Before Age

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Explores the power of youth and beauty in the gay community through interviews with gay men from ages 19 to 77.
DVD
1998; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)
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Concrete Steel & Paint

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"Concrete, Steel, and Paint" offers a comprehensive view of crime and its victims, punishment, and the importance of dialogue for bringing disparate, resentful groups of people together to affirm their common humanity. The film chronicles the complications that occurred when two Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, artists tried to bring together inmates of Graterford maximum-security prison and residents of Fairhill, a poor, violent neighborhood from which many of the inmates hail, to create a mural. The film emphasizes power of creativity and the ability of art to offer a channel of communication for people who desperately need it.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Daddy & Papa: A Story About Gay Fathers in America

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A documentary exploring the personal, cultural, and political impact of gay men who are making a decision that is at once traditional and revolutionary: to raise children themselves. Taking us inside four gay male families, this documentary traces the critical issues that inevitably intersect their private lives, the ambiguous place of interracial families in America, the wonder and precariousness of surrogacy and adoption, the complexities of marriage and divorce within the gay community, and the legality of their own parenthood.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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In Whose Honor?

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Takes a critical look at the long-standing practice of "honoring" American Indians by using their names for mascots and sports teams and delves into the accompanying issues of racism, stereotypes, minority representation, and the powerful effects of media imagery. Follows the efforts of Native-American Charlene Teters, a woman who went from graduate student to what some call the "Rosa Parks of American Indians," and details her work to ban the sports usage of Indian designations and protect her people's cultural symbols and identity.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Every Mother's Son

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Story of three mothers, Iris Baez, Kadiatou Diallo, and Doris Busch Boskey, fighting for justice for their sons, Anthony Raymond Baez, Amadou Diallo, and Gary (Gidone) Busch. All three men were killed by police.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch

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Brings Charlotte Bunch's story to life, from idealistic young civil rights organizer, to lesbian feminist activist to internationally recognized leader. Charlotte's story is told by women from Asia, Africa, South America and the Caribbean who have worked with her to put women's rights on the global human rights agenda. Interwoven throughout the film are excerpts from Charlotte's personal letters that illuminate her determination to create a more just world.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Domestic Violence and Healthcare: Best Practices in Action

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Domestic Violence and Health Care offers an inside look at the best practices at highly regarded Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. We follow doctors and nurses in the ER, the mother-baby unit, pre-op and other departments. They share candid observations about domestic violence prevention in medicine and offer specific, practical suggestions. We also speak with Colleen Moore, Coordinator of Mercy's family violence program, and go with her around the hispital and into the community. The video also offers a look into Mercy's Sexual Assault Forensic Examination program, and the SAFE unit's pioneering effort to bring forensic examination techniques into domestic violence cases, including coordinating with the police department.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)