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Toward Intimacy [electronic resource]: Women With Disabilities

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Here is a realistic yet positive portrayal of four women with serious physical disabilities who have found meaningful love relationships. With candor, they each talk about the struggle for self esteem, the search for love, and the challenge of finding sexual expression. Helen, in a wheelchair because of a rare bone disease, thought she might be too frail for a physical relationship. Her doctor assured her that she was perfectly able, and her relationship with her boyfriend blossomed. Gail, who has cerebral palsy, needed counseling to help her overcome her reserve. She now has developed a fulfilling relationship with Roger. Amethya, a lesbian who is severely hearing impaired, became active in a disabled women's network and met her lover there. Barbara, legally blind since birth, overc [...]
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1993
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River of Life [electronic resource]

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River of Life chronicles the experiences of a determined group of women who make up the 2006 Paddlers Abreast racers in the Yukon River Quest, the world's longest annual canoe and kayak race. Their diverse stories unfold in this beautifully-realized documentary as they reveal their reasons for pushing themselves to new limits by paddling competitively. Set against the stunning backdrop of Canada's North, this film combines lively footage of the race with touching and humorous interviews with the women, their families, and other paddlers. Some members of Paddlers Abreast have been in remission for years, one was diagnosed as recently as the year before. Stroke by stroke, they forge on; everyone moving fluidly, part of the river and its surroundings. As the documentary follows the ardu [...]
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2008
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When the Day Comes [electronic resource]: Women as Caregivers

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The vast majority of ailing elderly people are taken care of at home by a family member, usually a wife, daughter or mother. Women, traditionally, are expected to cope with family responsibilities and to provide care without financial rewards. While their efforts reduce society's longterm care costs, the caregivers go largely unnoticed and get little help from others. In this documentary we hear from four women who have provided continuous care for a loved one. We see their painstaking and exhausting routines as they massage, groom, dress, clean, cook, and respond to demands. The women speak candidly of the physical and emotional stress of this responsibility. Although they gain emotional satisfaction, they are at high risk themselves, subject to burn-out, illness and isolation. They [...]
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1991
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A House Divided [electronic resource]: Elderly Abuse

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Through four portraits, A House Divided sheds light on the hidden tragedy of elder abuse. The abuse itself takes many forms, ranging from willful neglect to financial exploitation to physical attack. The families depicted come from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. We see one loving niece who is pushed to the threshold of her patience by her aunt's increasingly difficult behavior and failing health. The younger woman finally recognizes her need for outside help to prevent an explosive situation. In another family a frail elderly couple is being financially exploited by their daughter and son-in-law. A painful court battle resolved the conflict. Still another situation involves an elderly Chinese immigrant in San Francisco who was deprived of his social security checks by hi [...]
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1990
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Shattered Dreams [electronic resource]

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Shattered Dreams recounts the emotional journey of a family forced to deal with the tragedy of schizophrenia - not once but twice. The Martini family lived through the turmoil of losing their youngest son, Ben, to schizophrenia and eventually to suicide. Six years later they discovered that their second son also had developed the same mental illness. Clem Martini is the third brother in the family. He narrates the film, sharing with us his family's distress and guilt. He explains how lack of information about schizophrenia left the family ill-prepared to deal with Ben when he was released from the hospital. Having lived through one trauma they are now in a better position to help the second son salvage his life. An important film for all who work with the mentally ill.
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1990
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Captive Minds [electronic resource]: Hypnosis and Beyond

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How do cults hold on to their disciples? How do the Marines command such loyalty? Why do Jesuit priests submit to a lifetime of strict authority? This film explains how long-term conditioning takes place and shows that the indoctrination methods of disparate institutions are surprisingly similar. Recruits are isolated and worked to exhaustion. Confused and frightened, they readily submit to a leader, be it guru, fuhrer or sergeant. The film shows how the power of suggestion influences behavior. Hypnosis, for example, may lead to short-term change; other psychotherapies may alter behavior for an extended time. Captive Minds reminds us that we are all vulnerable to psychological manipulation.
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2001
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The Best Time of My Life [electronic resource]

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How do women perceive themselves in mid-life? In this lively film, women aged forty to sixty share the thoughts and experiences that enrich this new stage of their lives. Reflecting a wide range of income levels, lifestyles, careers and experiences, they have in common the conviction that growth and change are always possible. Whether they chose to re-enter the work force, go back to school, begin a new romance, or develop neglected talents, their attitudes challenge the stereotype of the middle-aged woman. While not everyone passed through menopause with equal ease, they all feel a sense of freedom and the energy to explore new directions. This important film shows that mid-life an opportunity for growth.
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1988
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Weekly Address [electronic resource]: Tax Cuts & Unemployment Insurance

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With President Obama visiting troops in Afghanistan, Vice President Biden says Congress must extend both the middle class tax cuts and unemployment insurance for the sake of those families.
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2010
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Weekly Address [electronic resource]: Biden on the American Auto Comeback

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Vice President Joe Biden delivers the Weekly Address, celebrating the success of the American auto industry in the wake of Chrysler paying back their loans.
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2011
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Weekly Address [electronic resource]: We Have to Increase the Pace

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Speaking from the University of Pittsburgh, Vice President Biden argues that this month's jobs numbers demonstrate that Congress should pass the American Jobs Act to strengthen our economy.
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2011
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Helping American Businesses Succeed [electronic resource]

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President Obama discusses steps he's taking to ensure that more goods and products stamped "Made in America" are sold in the United States and around the world.
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2012
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President Obama Announces Nominations for Secretary of Defense and CIA Director [electronic resource]

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President Obama announces that he will nominate Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense and General David Petraeus to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
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2011
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President Obama at Michigan Commencement [electronic resource]

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President Obama speaks at the 2010 University of Michigan commencement ceremony in Ann Arbor, MI.
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2010
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President Obama at White House Correspondents' Dinner [2011] [electronic resource]

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President Obama at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, D.C.
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2011
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President Obama at White House Correspondents' Dinner [2012] [electronic resource]

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President Obama at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, D.C.
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2012
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President Obama Authorizes Limited Military Action in Libya [electronic resource]

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The President announces that he has authorized the United States military to commence a limited military action as part of an internal effort to protect Libyan citizens after Muammar Qaddafi refused to pursue an immediate cease-fire.
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2011
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President Obama Holds a News Conference [electronic resource]

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President Obama holds a press conference in the East Room of the White House.
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2013
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President Obama Makes a Personnel Announcement [electronic resource]

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President Obama nominates Richard Cordray to continue as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Mary Jo White as Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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2013