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Performing the Border

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"Set in Ciudad Juarez, where U.S. multinational corporations assemble equipment across the border from El Paso, Texas, this work investigates the growing impact of the global economy on Mexican women who live and work in the area. The video explores the sexualization of the border through labor division, prostitution, the expression of female desires in the entertainment industry, and sexual violence in the public sphere..."--Container.
DVD
1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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Positive Images: Portraits of Women With Disabilities

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Documentary follows the day-to-day lives of three working women, each of whom has a disability. One woman is an attorney, one a human service administrator, and one a staff member at Gallaudet College.
VHS
1989
Ivy (By Request)
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Mentoring and Generation X: Women in the Workplace

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Ms. Tibbits -- an University of Virginia alumna and journalist who has worked for Working woman, Ms. and other publications -- talks about changes which are occurring for women in the workplace including such things as flex-time, job sharing, and on-site childcare. She emphasizes the importance of networking for women in any field.
VHS
2002; 2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Modern Heroes, Modern Slaves

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Each day, thousands of women leave under developed countries like the Philippines to seek work as domestics in more prosperous places. What little money they earn they send home to their families. This crucial source of revenue to their country's economy has prompted the Philippine government to call these contract workers "modern day heroes."Starting from the case of Flor Contemplacion, the Philippine maid hanged in Singapore for the killing of her abusive employer, this film shows the human and sometimes tragic side of this organized labor trade: failed marriages, family break ups, and exploitation and abuse at the hands of unscrupulous employers. The film also takes us to a shelter in Saudi Arabia where abused domestics seek refuge. These women will ultimately return home penniles [...]
Online
1999
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Heart on the Sleeve

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Although Australia has a first-world economy, hidden within it a third-world industry thrives. Pieceworkers sewing at home are paid per item by clothing companies. They work with punishing deadlines, often seven days a week, for a pitiful few dollars per hour. Hundreds of thousands of workers from non-English speaking backgrounds suffer in these archaic conditions. They have no sick pay, retirement plan or insurance. Now, Hien Tran, former Vietnamese refugee turned union representative, is speaking up for her fellow workers, trapped by their circumstances and financial need. Member of a series: Fearless Series: Stories from Asian Women.
Online
2003