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Performing the Border

"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.
Clemons (Stacks)

Positive Images: Portraits of Women With Disabilities

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.
Ivy (By Request)

Mentoring and Generation X: Women in the Workplace

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.
2002; 2001
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Modern Heroes, Modern Slaves

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 [...]

Heart on the Sleeve

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.

Problems of Working Women [electronic resource]

This program examines the pressures facing working women with small children: salaries too low to pay for proper care and supervision of their children during the work day, inadequate or unavailable child-care facilities, little or no help with household maintenance. The locale of the program is Dallas, but the experiences are national.
2005; 1987

Crossing the Line [electronic resource]: Sexual Harassment and How to Confront It

The only way to remove sexual harassment from school and work is to get educated about the problem and learn ways to deal with it. This informative video explains different kinds of sexual harassment, defines the factors motivating harassers, and provides specific techniques for dealing with the problem. Viewers will see what steps to take if anyone harasses them or if they witness the harassment of others, including keeping a journal, employing the "broken record" technique, speaking with supervisors, sending memos, using grievance procedures, and filing formal complaints.

Why Can't a Woman Succeed Like a Man? [electronic resource]

When it comes to corner office clout, women overall have not succeeded in the workplace to the degree that men generally have. In an effort to come to grips with that assessment, this program refuses to shy away from the hard questions as it sheds light on what is seen less as a glass ceiling and more as a glass maze. The central issue is whether, practically speaking, women can, should, or even desire to "have it all" by pursuing a career and raising a family. Drawing on hard science, social science, and pop science, the program considers the realities of gender inequality as it examines matters of sex discrimination in the workplace, business priorities and practices involving maternity leave, the effects of nature and nurture on innate competitiveness, the state of the nuclear fam [...]
2010; 2009

Why Can't a Woman Earn as Much as a Man? [electronic resource]

In terms of lifetime earning power, most women earn far less than their male colleagues do. What lies at the root of the pay gap? The answer is neither simple nor definitive, as this program reveals. Research leads hosts Sophie Raworth and Justin Rowlatt - each a parent with young daughters - on a not-so-merry chase to see what the future may hold for their children. Stops along the way include a meeting regarding a class action suit brought by women for lost wages due to unfair salary practices; a group job interview that prompts discussion of a double standard regarding assertiveness in women and men; same-sex and coeducational schools, to see how gender stereotyping influences career choice; and a medical facility where a brain activity assessment is used to seek insights into pot [...]
2010; 2009

Wasps and Witches [electronic resource]: Women Pilots of World War II

This fascinating documentary introduces the previously untold story of the forgotten fliers of the Second World War: women pilots from Britain, the United States, Russia, and Germany. These pilots risked everything for their countries and pioneered the way for others at a time when flying was the sole prerogative of men. Because of widespread skepticism, they had to prove their worth and their ability to do a "man's" job. With unique archival footage and present-day interviews with the pilots themselves, this inspiring film offers unique insight into the experiences of the thousands of courageous women who have been "written out" of the history books.

The Problem [electronic resource]: Women at the Top

Do male managers discriminate against women when filling open executive positions-or do women lack the ambition to strive for a spot at the top? In this program successful businesswoman Hilary Devey investigates the range of factors that are thought to be holding women back. Devey looks at unconscious bias in recruitment and promotions, finds out why women tend to be bad at requesting pay raises, and asks stay-at-home mothers whether they are content to step off the career ladder for good. Having submitted her freight distribution business to a gender audit, Devey learns that she herself needs to make changes.

Who's Counting? [electronic resource]: Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics

Marilyn Waring demystifies the language of economics by defining it as a value system in which all goods and activities are related only by their monetary value. She claims that monetary exchange with results in unpaid work - usually done by women - is unrecognized, and activities that may be environmentally and socially hazardous are regarded as productive. With irony and intelligence, she maps out an alternative economic vision based on the idea that time is the one thing we all have to exchange. Shot in Canada, New Zealand, New York City, the Persian Gulf, and the Philippines, this classic film is an entertaining primer for anyone who suffers from what Waring calls "economics anxiety.

TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Sheryl Sandberg - Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

In this TEDTalk, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions -- and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite. As the COO at the helm of Facebook, Sandberg juggles the tasks of monetizing the world's largest social networking site while keeping its users happy and engaged.

Time to Live [electronic resource]

Whether they are French, Japanese, Russian, Chinese Indian, Brazilian, Tunisian...their individual life stories - personal or professional - are an indicator of the progress that has been achieved in just one generation. So, how to grab these new opportunities and carve out a new place in society? How to have a rewarding career and not sacrifice personal aspirations in a world that is not quite ready yet to accept this new place women have claimed?

Time to Work [electronic resource]

Whether they are French, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Indian, Brazilian, or Tunisian, their individual life stories are an indicator of progress achieved in just one generation. This documentary explores how women are grabbing new opportunities and carving out a new place in society, and pursuing rewarding careers without sacrificing personal aspirations in a world that is not quite ready to accept women's new role.

Men Are Finished [electronic resource]: A Debate

In a modern, post-industrial economy that some believe is better suited to women than men, many are wondering if men have been permanently left behind. Education and employment statistics point to a clear and growing dominance in women's status at home and in the workplace. Are men primed for a comeback, or have the old rules changed for good?
2014; 2011

Women and the Corporate Game [electronic resource]

Where prestige as well as income are the goals, women are not only denied equal pay for equal work, but are, much more often than not, denied the opportunity to show what they can do; or, having the opportunity, are unable to perform adequately because of the clubhouse mentality of their male colleagues. The solution for a growing number of women executives: start their own businesses.
2008; 1987

The Pay Gap [electronic resource]: Sexism or Something Else?

Warren Farrell protested alongside Gloria Steinem in support of women's rights and was even elected to the board of NOW-three times. But Farrell is also the author of Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap-and What Women Can Do About It. In this brief ABC News segment, John Stossel considers the opposing views of Farrell and Martha Burk, chair of the NCWO and author of Cult of Power: Sex Discrimination in Corporate America and What Can Be Done About It. It's about supply and demand, states Farrell, not sexism: higher compensation generally means bigger sacrifices on the home front-a cost most women are statistically less willing to bear than men.
2006; 2005

Small Change, Big Business [electronic resource]: Women's Bank of Bangladesh 10 Years Later

Micro credit - small loans administered with no collateral requirement - might represent the most powerful weapon in the fight against global poverty. But is micro credit a sustainable solution? This program follows up on the 1995 documentary The Women's Bank of Bangladesh which examined Bangladesh's Grameen Bank, a pioneering micro credit provider focused mainly on struggling women. Small Change, Big Business revisits loan recipients a decade later, studying the long-term effects of micro credit in their households and in their Islamic community. The video also interviews Grameen bank founder Muhammad Yunus, who sheds further light on the bank's methods and goals. Portions are in Bangla with English subtitles.
2006; 2005

Birth of a Surgeon [electronic resource]: Empowering Midwives in Mozambique

Suffering from an acute shortage of doctors, Mozambique launched a bold grassroots initiative to combat its high maternal death rate: the training of midwives in surgical delivery-related techniques. In this program, Wide Angle reports from the region with an inspiring profile of a female midwife-in-training and tracks her progress as she learns to counter life-threatening complications of labor such as eclampsia, acute bleeding, and ruptures of the uterus and performs a C-section. Filmed in the operating room and during night shifts in the delivery ward, Birth of a Surgeon illustrates the much greater contribution to maternal and neonatal care that a surgically trained midwife can make in Mozambique. In addition, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan speaks with Aaron Brown about her p [...]
2009; 2008