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Concerning Beauty


Concerning Beauty



FAT BODY (IN)VISIBLE, THE

By Margitte Kristjansson

What happens when women decide to love their bodies, no matter what size? This documentary short by fat acceptance activist Margitte Kristjansson features two of her fellow fat acceptance activists, Keena and Jessica, who share their experiences of being judged by society for their decision to not bow to how women are expected to look íV including being harassed and discriminated against because of their size. Undeterred, they talk about how the fat acceptance movement has allowed them to become empowered through fashion, explore the intersection of race and fatness, and how they found community support through social media and blogs.

Reviews
  • "Keena and Jessica share their experiences of people judging their mere existence just because they're fat, becoming empowered through fashion, the intersection of race and fatness, and finding community." - Bitch Magazine

  • "The Fat Body (In)Visible is a compelling look at the world of fat acceptance and what it's like to be a fat woman in America today." - Author Harriet Brown, Brave Girl Eating: A Family's Struggle With Anorexia

  • "Long overdue!" - Bill Fabrey, Founder of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

    Item no.: PL01880562
    Format: DVD (Color)
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    Duration: 24 minutes
    Copyright: 2011
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    GIRL POWER: ALL DOLLED UP

    By Sarah Blout Rosenberg

    The featured players of GIRL POWER include Jasmine, 16, who wants to be a midwife when she grows up; 13 year old Visceria who can't decide if she wants to be a model or a lawyer; and other strong-minded girls, from pre-schoolers to "tweens", who share with us the process of discovering their identities. Who are they now and who do they want to be? How are they impacted by the images of "girl power" they see?

    Reviews
  • "The interviews with girls are honest and compelling, and they serve as prompts for girls and young women to reflect on media, beauty, role models, and ambition." - Amy Villarejo, Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Cornell University

  • "[T]he film features smart girls, complex girls, girls who can reflect on their lives, and they've got opinions of their own. ...Want to get girls and young women to talk about how their lives are affected by marketing? Show them this film!" - Catherine Orr, Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Beloit College

    Item no.: PZ01880563
    Format: DVD (Color)
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    Duration: 24 minutes
    Copyright: 2011
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    HAIR AND BEAUTY: APPLY AND REMOVE HAIR COLOURS

    The hair and beauty industry is a pretty colourful one. In fact, one of the most important skills you'll need to be successful is a really good understanding of how to apply and remove temporary and semi-permanent hair colour, and how to remove residual products. And these days, when DIY hair products are common and easy to use, you really need to know how to create a final look that's professional, with a real Wow! factor. That's why people come to Kabuki Hair Studio, one of Victoria's best hair salons. Tracey Lauretta reveals the skills and techniques you need to create a fantastic hair colour, right from the roots to the tips. We see how it's done, including how to prepare your client in consultation with the Senior Hairdresser, the importance of time and cleaning, and how to leave your client wanting more. A practical and informative look at modern hair colours.

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    Item no.: BN08691475
    Format: DVD
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    Duration: 29 minutes
    Copyright: 2009
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    Price: AUD 235.00

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    HAIR AND BEAUTY: APPLYING MAKE-UP

    If you want to work in the hair and beauty industry one of the key skills you need to master is applying make up. Silk Day Spa is a full service beauty salon and day spa. It's a thriving business helping clients to look and feel fantastic. Courtney Ward is a qualified beautician there and in this program she'll take us through the skills and knowledge of applying make-up, including how to prepare and consult with clients, skin and face analysis and how to design a make-up plan, the appropriate products and equipment, and day and evening make-up. And later on, we'll also take a look at how to apply false eyelashes. This is a fun and information-packed program featuring expert information and clear demonstrations.

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    Item no.: LG08691476
    Format: DVD
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    Duration: 34 minutes
    Copyright: 2009
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    HAIR AND BEAUTY: PROVIDE MANICURE AND PEDICURE SERVICES

    One of the most important parts of a complete hair and beauty package is the manicure and pedicure. Beautiful-looking hands and feet really complete someone's look and make them feel great! In this program we're going to see and hear exactly how it's done. Kara Jeffers runs French Pink - a very successful manicure and pedicure bar. In this program she explains and demonstrates the key skills that have made her the place to go for beautiful hands and feet. In this program we see exactly how to prepare a client for treatment, how to perform a basic manicure service, how to perform a basic pedicure service and look at the vital aftercare advice. If you want to nail those manicure skills, this program is for you!

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    Item no.: RD08691477
    Format: DVD
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    Duration: 39 minutes
    Copyright: 2009
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    HAIR AND BEAUTY: TREAT HAIR AND SCALP CONDITIONS

    Working in the hair and beauty industry is a fantastic way to get into a fun and varied career. It's glamorous and satisfying, helping people to look their best. But you also need to know a bit about the hair and scalp conditions that you're likely to come across at work; conditions that you might be able to treat or ones where you should refer your client on to the right medical help. This program features one of the best in the business: Megan Yabsley, a qualified hairdresser and trichologist with Delorenzo, Australia's leading natural hair conditions supplier. In this program we'll see and hear the best ways to consult with your clients, deal with non-contagious disorders, recognise contagious disorders, and how to do a skin test for allergic reactions. This is a comprehensive overview of a whole spectrum of conditions; from dry and oily scalp and dandruff to quite serious conditions like alopecia and impetigo, and includes vital, up-to-date information about safe health practices for you and your salon.

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    Item no.: NY08691478
    Format: DVD
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    Duration: 30 minutes
    Copyright: 2009
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    BEAUTY IN CHINA

    By Elodie Pakosz

    These days, ambitious young women in China feel they have to Westernize their appearance through plastic surgery in order to get ahead. They undergo lengthy, painful, and expensive surgery and hospitalization, often financed by their parents who can ill afford it.

    To accomplish the "right look," they visit surgeons to have their legs lengthened, their eyes westernized and their breasts enlarged. Some of the women end up with terrible physical problems as a result. It is a startling fact that every week some 16,000 Chinese undergo face surgery. The film includes a beauty contest for "Miss Nip & Tuck," in which all the contestants are women who have had plastic surgery. Many of their families have spent their life savings to pay for this investment in their daughters. The winner's family paid over $3,000 (which represented 2 years' salary) for her various plastic surgeries. The surgeons are happy to accomodate this business when one operation to lengthen legs costs $10,500. When one compares the attitude in China towards women during the Cultural Revolution when they were discouraged from dressing in anything but Mao jackets, the phenomenon is a startling illustration of China's rapid push into modernity.


    Item no.: KY00871167
    Format: DVD
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    Duration: 26 minutes
    Copyright: 2008
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    BEAUTY IN THE EYES OF THE BEHELD

    Society tells us that beautiful women have it all. But beauty can be as much a curse as it is a blessing. In this sensitively filmed program, eight women labeled as beautiful-two pageant winners, an exotic dancer, a former pop musician, a college student, an assistant paralegal, a physician, and an entrepreneur-explore body image issues through their frank stories of how concepts and realities of physical beauty have molded their lives for both better and worse. Objectification, negative stereotyping, insecurity, and vulnerability are recurring themes, as are opportunity and preferential treatment. A study of skin-deep attractiveness, the video offers empowering insights into inner beauty as well.

    Note: Only available in the US, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia and Japan.


    Item no.: CY02304694
    Format: DVD
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    Duration: 55 minutes
    Copyright: 2008
    StdBkNo.: 9781616162382
    Price: USD 170.00

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    BEAUTY MARK: BODY IMAGE & THE RACE FOR PERFECTION (EDUCATIONAL EDITION)

    By Diane Israel, Carla Precht & Kathleen Man

    How do our families influence our relationship with our own bodies? How do American pop culture's standards of beauty get inside our hearts and heads? In what ways can sport and the drive for fitness actually make us sick rather than healthy?

    In this courageous, deeply personal new film, Diane Israel examines American culture's toxic emphasis on thinness, beauty, and physical perfection. Israel, a Boulder-based psychotherapist and former champion triathlete, talks candidly about her own struggle with eating disorders and obsessive exercising, fearlessly confronting her own painful past as she tries to come to terms with American culture's unhealthy fixation on self-destructive ideals of beauty and competitiveness.

    The film lends context to Israel's personal odyssey with fascinating insights from athletes, body builders, fashion models, and inner-city teens, as well as prominent cultural critics and authors such as Eve Ensler, Paul Campos, and Naomi Wolf. In a special bonus feature, Israel talks in detail about where she is in her recovery 2 years after the filming of Beauty Mark.

    Reviews
  • "Beauty Mark is a real gem. It is a unique, personal, insightful and powerful film. You have created a film which can touch both the mind and the heart." - Bill Baker, Former Chief Executive Officer, Thirteen/WNET New York

  • "...A great way to start out National Eating Disorders Awareness Week." - Erin Hurley, Men's and Women's Swim Coach at Grinnell College

  • "I was so intensely moved by watching Beauty Mark -- I had no words. It hit home with me on many different levels -- as a guidance counselor, daughter, mother, human...It gave me so much to think about and to use every day. I really thank you for sharing it." - Amy D., Guidance Counselor at Arlington High School

    Awards
  • Audience Choice Award, 2008 Estes Park Film Festival
  • Audience Choice Award, 2008 Moondance International Film Festival

    Item no.: TH01060085
    Format: DVD (With English Subtitles)
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    Duration: 50 minutes
    Copyright: 2008
    StdBkNo.: 1932869298
    Price: USD 250.00

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    FASHIONABLE BUSINESS: YOUNG DESIGNERS, NEW LABELS

    The fashion industry is renowned for its competitiveness. So how do emerging fashion designers get a foothold when there's so much competition? In this program we introduce three emerging Australian fashion labels and the designers behind them. It examines the elements of design and manufacture design inspiration, the different types of fabrics used in manufacture, and the marketing and branding of the labels.

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    Item no.: FA08691412
    Format: DVD
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    Duration: 29 minutes
    Copyright: 2008
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    Price: AUD 235.00

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    MILADY'S SOFT SKILLS, INTERPERSONAL SKILLS FOR THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY

    This DVD series is a primary supplement to Milady's core disciplines: Cosmetology, Nail Technology, Esthetics and Barbering. The perfection of soft skills is a vital factor for a professional to succeed. Mastering skills such as how to relate with clients, coworkers and managers, how to manage personal feelings and preferences at work and how to successfully make the transition from the school setting to the work environment are every bit as vital as knowing how to perform practical services. This product was designed to answer the salon owner's complaints that while new cosmetologists they will employ may be technically sound; many lack basic business, professional and communication skills necessary. This product is designed specifically for instructors to use as an education tool throughout the program, and students who want to view the material individually for a better understanding of what they will face when they enter into job market.

    Item no.: JB09290449
    Format: DVD
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    Copyright: 2007
    StdBkNo.: 9781401899400
    Price: USD 449.00

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    MILADY'S STEP-BY-STEP MAKEUP

    By Cheryl S. Whitten

    Milady's Step-by-Step Makeup DVD is a valuable resource for professionals, as well as a visual learning tool for educators and students. This DVD which includes Step-by-Step Makeup Theory and Application, Step-by-Step Makeup for Eyes and Eyebrows, and Step-by-Step Corrective Makeup can be purchased individually as a resource or for personal reference. Makeup Theory and Application focuses on color theory, face shapes, eyeglasses, techniques, mature skin, and makeup for various skin types and colors. Makeup for Eyes and Eyebrows illustrates using shadow and liner on various shaped eyes, shaping eyebrows, and makeup techniques for mature eyes. Corrective Makeup details post-laser or microdermabrasion makeup, as well as makeup for medical conditions and hyperpigmentation.


    Item no.: PY09350453
    Format: DVD (With Guide)
    Audience:
    Duration: 100 minutes
    Copyright: 2006
    StdBkNo.: 9781418029272
    Price: USD 189.00

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    REAL SMART ABOUT BOYS' BODY IMAGE

    Real Smart about Boys' Body Image is the companion program to Girls' Body Image film. It also looks at a range of pertinent and important issues, including: body types, how media images and messages influence young men, and body image stereotypes. Featuring enlightening comments from students and the expert views of Thea O'Connor, Boys' Body Image will also entertain, educate and generate debate.

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    Item no.: PA08690410
    Format: DVD
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    Duration: 21 minutes
    Copyright: 2003
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    REAL SMART ABOUT GIRLS' BODY IMAGE

    Another program in this high-energy, fact-packed series, Real Smart about Girls' Body Image encourages students to:
  • accept that a wide range of body types can be healthy and normal
  • understand how young people are affected by messages and images
  • challenge stereotypical images and messages related to body image

    Featuring leading body image expert Thea O'Connor and honest, thought-provoking responses from students, this program will inform, entertain and generate discussion. Also available: Real Smart about Boys Body Image.

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    Item no.: GN08690414
    Format: DVD
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    Duration: 23 minutes
    Copyright: 2003
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    BEAUTIFUL PIGGIES

    By Barbara Bader

    This revealing self portrait of an overeater will strike a chord with most Americans who are concerned with weight and body image. It follows Barbara, the video maker, from seeming to be an attractive, cheerful young child through her metamorphosis into a five foot tall, one hundred and seventy-five pound conflicted woman. Mixing old photos and reminiscences of family members, the film creates an amusing vision of the survival of a compulsive eater and the trials of family members who love and live with her.

    Who are these family members who speculate on where Barbara went astray? A well -groomed mother who laments Barbara's inability to dress with chic. A fat father who gives the geneaology of his family's portliness. A loving husband who admires her beautiful eyes if not her shape. And then there's Barbara herself who describes the compulsion and shame of binging. She may be looking for the comfort food of her youth. She may be avoiding her sexuality. She may be wanting to "drop out."

    Beautiful Piggies is not a clinical study of an eating disorder. But no one who sees it will ever blame a fat person for being that way.

    Review
  • "moving and insightful! An X-ray of an American family, as well as of an American obsession." Pat Aufderheide, film critic, In These Times

    Awards
  • Bronze Apple, National Educational Film & Video Festival, 1994
  • Honorable Mention, Atlanta Film & Video Festival, 1994

    Item no.: ZD07000938
    Format: DVD
    Audience: College, Adult
    Duration: 28 minutes
    Copyright: 2001
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    Price: USD 237.00

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    SLIM HOPES: ADVERTISING & THE OBSESSION WITH THINNESS

    Featuring JEAN KILBOURNE

    Jean Kilbourne's popular program Slim Hopes offers a comprehensive analysis of advertising's depictions of bodies and food, and the devastating effects these images can have on girls' and women's health. Using numerous ads, Kilbourne shows how the prevalence of extremely thin models, in combination with advertising that encourages emotional eating, charts a clear path to disordered attitudes toward food and the body.

    Review
  • "Shocking and empowering! Slim Hopes is must viewing. You will never look at advertising and women's bodies in the same way again." - CHRISTINE NORTHRUP, M.D., author, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

    Item no.: HC01060048
    Format: DVD (With English Subtitles)
    Audience:
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Copyright: 1995
    StdBkNo.: 1893521605
    Price: USD 250.00

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    BODY SHAPES

    There are many pressures on us to have an "ideal" body. Feeling good about ourselves means accepting ourselves the way we are.

  • Where does our body-shape come from? Heredity, diet and exercise, fitness.
  • The beauty myths - pressures on girls and boys, stereotypes, fashion fads.
  • Diet and nutrition - overweight, anorexia.
  • Physical exercise.

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    Item no.: SE11100272
    Format: DVD
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    Duration: 30 minutes
    Copyright: 1993
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    Price: AUD 235.00

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    MIRROR MIRROR

    By Jan Krawitz

    MIRROR MIRROR provocatively explores the relationship between a woman's body image and the quest for an idealized female form. 13 women, of varying age, size, and ethnicity, candidly reveal the ambivalence with which they regard their own bodies. The film incisively illuminates the vagaries in the concept of an "ideal" body type, thereby encouraging women to love and accept their own bodies. An excellent discussion starter for schools, hospitals, women's groups and women's studies classes.

    Reviews
  • "As a teaching tool, the film touched off a wealth of responses." - Katherine Miller, Ph.D, Eating Disorders Univ. of Pennsylvania

  • " Underscores the timelessness and universality of the topic and presents a little-discussed but often-pondered subject exceedingly well." - ABC-CLIO Video Guide for Libraries

    Notes
  • USA Film Festival, Finalist
  • American Film and Video Festival
  • Margaret Mead Film Festival

    Award
  • New York Film Expo, Best Documentary

    Item no.: LJ01880242
    Format: DVD (Color)
    Audience:
    Duration: 17 minutes
    Copyright: 1990
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    BEAUTY MYTH, THE: THE CULTURE OF BEAUTY, PSYCHOLOGY, & THE SELF

    Hosted by Naomi Wolf

    First, Naomi Wolf revolutionized our understanding of the relationship between "beauty"and female identity. Now, for the first time on DVD for your classroom, Naomi Wolf presents her definitive treatise on THE BEAUTY MYTH: The Culture of Beauty, Psychology, & the Self.

    On a sweeping historical canvas, from the Industrial Revolution to today's multi-billion-dollar diet and cosmetic industries, Wolf exposes the Beauty Myth as a distinct cultural narrative-a fiction that "beauty" exists objectively and universally.

    Having set her stage, Wolf next reveals why "beauty" must be understood within the power structures of political and economic systems-and how "beauty" is used as a kind of currency, like money itself. She incisively illustrates how beauty is a story about female identity told through a cultural system of images: a potent narrative designed to sell products and support a hierarchical system of social relations-with devastating conse-quences for female well-being, and for our most intimate relationships.

    From the first printing press to today's women's magazines, Wolf illuminates how, as women made powerful strides in economic and political spheres, the Beauty Myth took hold as a new set of fictions, and as a new sphere of control. She reveals how "beauty" came to replace domesticity as a core social virtue, with its own injunctions and prescriptions, not unlike religion itself. With wit and clarity, Wolf illustrates why the Beauty Myth has nothing to do with appearances-but, instead, with channeling female identity into an ever-narrowing sphere of consumption, competition, and anxiety.

    From workplace equality and sexual harassment, to cosmetic surgery and eating disorders, to the very core of social and romantic relationships, Wolf powerfully illuminates the psycho-logical and physiological ravages of the Beauty Myth.

    Naomi Wolf wraps this extraordinary 6-part DVD presentation within a stirring vision of how we might transcend the Beauty Myth by shedding light on the cultural and economic systems that perpetuate it.

    Six-part DVD for easy reference:

    1. Revolution & Subversion
    2. The Ideal & "Preoccupation"
    3. The Calorie Obsession
    4. Modified Bodies & Sexuality
    5. Aging as Disease
    6. Reclaiming Beauty & Identity


    Item no.: MK06240016
    Format: DVD
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    Duration: Approx. 50 minutes
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    HOW THE WORLD DRESSES: CLOTHING AND GLOBAL CULTURE

    Join us for a video tour of how the world dresses and explore the amazing diversity of clothing worldwide. Learn about ourselves by exploring everyday clothing in Japan, Korea, India, Thailand, Morocco, Egypt, and others. Open your clothing and fashion courses to embrace the whole world with this important new title.

  • Your "cool conscious" students might be surprised to discover how tradition shapes their choices.
  • What is the difference between tradition and fashion?
  • How do people dress on the other side of the planet? Does ethnic garb still rule or do they dress pretty much like Americans?
  • Why do people in some countries wear strange garments? Why robes, turbans and veils?
  • Isn't "American casual" far more practical?
  • Why is there no American "ethnic costume?"
  • How does religion influence fashion?

    Item no.: MV29110053
    Format: DVD (Closed Captioned)
    Audience:
    Duration: 18 minutes
    Copyright: 2005
    StdBkNo.: 0917159071
    Price: USD 99.00

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