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EMPATHY GAP, THE: MASCULINITY AND THE COURAGE TO CHANGE NEW

By Thomas Keith

Filmmaker Thomas Keith examined how American culture bombards young men with sexist and misogynistic messages. In The Empathy Gap, he looks more closely at the ways these messages short-circuit men's ability to empathize with women, respect them as equals, and take feminism seriously. Keith begins by exploring some of the key messages about manhood that boys absorb from the culture -- that they should acquire material wealth, meet conflict with aggression, harden themselves, suppress all human emotion except anger, and view women primarily as sexual objects -- then argues that these messages not only devalue women but also undercut men's innate capacity for caring and empathy. Along the way, he draws fascinating parallels between sexism and racism, spelling out how each is rooted in cultural norms that discourage empathy, and shows how men who break with these norms live happier and healthier lives.

Features Jennifer Siebel-Newsom, Tony Porter, Michael Messner, Derrick Jensen, Kevin Powell, J.W. Wiley, Charlotte Watson, Eddie Moore Jr., C.J. Pascoe, Julia T. Wood, and others.


DVD (With English Subtitles) / 2015 / () / 70 minutes

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GUYLAND: WHERE BOYS BECOME MEN NEW

Created & Written by Michael Kimmel

In this powerful film based on his bestselling book, sociologist Michael Kimmel maps the troubling social world where boys become men -- a new stage of development he calls "Guyland." Arguing that the traditional adult signposts and cultural signals that once helped boys navigate their way to manhood are no longer clear, Kimmel provides an astonishing glimpse into a world where more and more young men are trying desperately to prove their masculinity to other young men -- with frequently disastrous consequences for young women and other young men.

Guyland offers a way for all of us -- parents, young men and women, community members, and professors and administrators -- to envision new ways to support young men as they navigate this often perilous world.


DVD (With English Subtitles) / 2015 / () / 35 minutes

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ILLUSIONISTS, THE: A FILM ABOUT THE GLOBALIZATION OF BEAUTY NEW

By Elena Rossini

The Illusionists examines how global advertising firms, mass media conglomerates, and the beauty, fashion, and cosmetic surgery industries are changing the way people around the world define beauty and see themselves. Taking us from the halls of Harvard to the galleries of the Louvre Museum, from a cosmetic surgeon's office in Beirut to the heart of Tokyo's Electric Town, the film explores how these industries saturate our lives with narrow, Westernized, consumer-driven images of beauty that show little to no respect for biological realities or cultural differences.

The Illusionists features prominent sociologists, politicians, magazine editors, scientists, artists, and activists in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, including: Susie Orbach, Jean Kilbourne, Gail Dines, Susan Linn, Laura Mulvey, Harrison Pope, Nadine Moawad, Ruchi Anand, Paola Audrey Ndengue, Tetsuya Ando, and Jason Karlin.


DVD (With English Subtitles) / 2015 / () / 54 minutes

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LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS NEW

By Laurie Kahn

Romance novels comprise over a billion dollars a year in book sales, outselling science fiction, fantasy, and mystery combined. So why is the genre so often dismissed as frivolous "scribble" rather than elevated as a radical literary form that pushes the envelope on gender, race, and diversity? The heroic characters, prolific writers, and voracious readers that dominate romantic fiction are primarily women. Witty and intelligent, these lovers of the written word form a collaborative, supportive, and dynamic community where readers and writers inspire one another. Emmy Award Winning director Laurie Kahn (Tupperware!) takes a comprehensive look at what goes into publishing a romantic novel, from the author's inspiration and writing process to the photo shoots for those distinctive cover designs. Speaking with literary scholars, romance fanatics, aspiring writers, and award-winning authors, including Nora Roberts, Eloisa James, Beverly Jenkins, and Radclyffe, this documentary offers fascinating insights into this female-centric literary world.


DVD (Color) / 2015 / () / 84 minutes

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ON BEAUTY NEW

By Joanna Rudnick

From Emmy-nominated IN THE FAMILY filmmaker Joanna Rudnick and Chicago's Kartemquin Films comes a story about challenging norms and redefining beauty. ON BEAUTY follows fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who left the fashion world when he grew frustrated with having to work within the restrictive parameters of the industry's standard of beauty. After a chance encounter with a young woman who had the genetic condition albinism, Rick re-focused his lens on those too often relegated to the shadows to change the way we see and experience beauty.

At the center of ON BEAUTY are two of Rick's photo subjects: Sarah and Jayne. In eighth grade Sarah left public school because she was bullied so harshly for the birthmark on her face and brain. Jayne lives with albinism in Eastern Africa where society is blind to her unique health and safety needs and where witch doctors hunt people with her condition to sell their body parts. We follow Rick as he uses his lens to challenge convention and media's narrow scope of with the help of two extraordinary women.


DVD (Color) / 2015 / () / 31 minutes

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INSIDE HER SEX

By Sheona McDonald

While we live in a highly sexualized society, the messaging around female sexuality is distorted and rife with shame. What women should look like, who women should want, what women should desire...in fact, who women should be, is dictated to us from screens and pages and people. INSIDE HER SEX is a thought-provoking, feature-length documentary that explores female sexuality and shame through the eyes and experiences of three women from different walks of life, each brave enough to chart her own course of sexual discovery: Elle Chase, a popular sex blogger, Candida Royalle, the creator of Femme Productions Inc., a feminist, adult film company designed to speak with a woman's voice and Samantha Allen, the ex-devout Mormon and current gender, sex, and tech writer for The Daily Beast. Through varied, candid and intensely personal interviews, INSIDE HER SEX will delve to the core of these three women and their sexuality, beginning a much needed conversation around female sexuality and shame. Essential viewing for Gender and Sexuality Studies.


DVD (Color) / 2014 / () / 69 minutes

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DERBY CRAZY LOVE

By Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott

The latest documentary from Toronto filmmakers Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott takes viewers inside the adrenaline-fueled phenomenon of women's roller derby. With over 1,400 leagues worldwide, it is now the fastest growing women's sport.

DERBY CRAZY LOVE accompanies Montreal's top team, New Skids on the Block, on its exhilarating journey to regional championships, where they face off in a pitched battle against U.K. powerhouse, London Rollergirls, and reigning world champions, New York's Gotham Girls. New Skids players and their British and U.S. rivals share stories of being powerful women in traditional sports, along with insights about derby's recent rebirth, after decades of decline, as a vibrant, original expression of third wave feminism and Amazon-like physicality rooted in punk's colorful DIY counterculture. Deftly tackling issues of masculinity, femininity, aggression, body image, queer identity and gender norms, this fast-paced yet reflective film captures the spirit of community, inclusiveness, and sisterhood at roller derby's core today.


DVD (Color) / 2013 / () / 64 minutes

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KISMET

By Nina Maria Paschalidou

Wildly popular at home, Turkish soap operas have taken the world by storm with more than 300 million viewers in 80 countries across the Middle East, North Africa, the Balkans, and Asia. With unprecedented access, KISMET delves into this phenomenon, weaving together excerpts from the major shows including interviews with their talent and the writers, producers and directors behind the scenes¡Xprimarily made up of women¡Xand portraits of the everyday viewers in Turkey, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bulgaria, and Greece.

Exploring how the serials captivate, inspire and empower women, the film reveals how the soaps impact and break down negative stereotypes and traditional taboos. The soaps openly discuss rape, sexual and domestic violence, child and arranged marriages, and honor killings while also sparking change in gender relationships, activism against sexual abuse, and a wave of divorce across the Middle East. Invaluable for studies in media and popular culture, KISMET discloses how profoundly Turkish soaps penetrate viewers' social and religious realities while empowering and helping women to transform their lives and strengthen the debate about women's rights across the region.


DVD (Turkish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Greek, Color) / 2013 / () / 57 minutes

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FLIRTING WITH DANGER: POWER & CHOICE IN HETEROSEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS

Social and developmental psychologist and author Lynn Phillips explores the line between consent and coercion in this thought-provoking look at popular culture and the ways real girls and women navigate their heterosexual relationships and hookups. Featuring dramatizations of interviews that Phillips conducted with hundreds of young women, the film examines how the wider culture's frequently contradictory messages about pleasure, danger, agency, and victimization enter into women's most intimate relationships with men. The result is a refreshingly candid, and nuanced, look at how young women are forced to grapple with deeply ambivalent cultural attitudes about female sexuality. Essential for courses that look at popular culture, gender norms, sexuality, and sexual violence.

DVD (With English Subtitles) / 2012 / () / Approx 55 minutes

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BRO CODE, THE: HOW CONTEMPORARY CULTURE CREATES SEXIST MEN

By Thomas Keith

The Bro Code, filmmaker Thomas Keith takes aim at the forces in male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. Keith breaks down a range of contemporary media forms that are saturated with sexism -- movies and music videos that glamorize misogyny; pornography that trades in the brutalization of women; comedy routines that make fun of sexual assault; and a slate of men's magazines and cable TV shows whose sole purpose is to revel in reactionary myths of American manhood. The message he uncovers in virtually every corner of our entertainment culture is clear: It's not only normal -- but cool -- for boys and men to control and humiliate women. By showing how there's nothing natural or inevitable about this mentality, and by setting it against the terrible reality of men's violence against women in the real world, The Bro Code challenges young people to step up and fight back against the idea that being a real man means disrespecting women.

Featuring interviews with Michael Kimmel, Robert Jensen, Shira Tarrant, J.W. Wiley, Douglas Rushkoff, Eric Anderson, and Neal King.


DVD (With English Subtitles) / 2011 / () / 58 minutes

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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 ¡V 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.


DVD (Color) / 2011 / () / 24 minutes

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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?


DVD (Color) / 2011 / () / 24 minutes

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SLAYING THE DRAGON AND RELOADED

By Deborah Gee and Elaine H. Kim

SLAYING THE DRAGON is a comprehensive look at media stereotypes of Asian and Asian American women since the silent era. From the racist use of white actors to portray Asians in early Hollywood films, through the success of Anna May Wong's sinister dragon lady, to Suzie Wong and the '50s geisha girls, to the Asian-American anchorwoman of today, this fascinating videotape shows how stereotypes of exoticism and docility have affected the perception of Asian-American women. Produced by Asian Women United, this invaluable resource has been widely used by universities and libraries.

SLAYING THE DRAGON: RELOADED is a 30-minute sequel to SLAYING THE DRAGON. RELOADED looks at the past 25 years of representation of Asian and Asian American women in U.S. visual media - from blockbuster films and network television to Asian American cinema and YouTube ¡X to explore what's changed, what's been recycled, and what we can hope for in the future.


DVD (Color) / 2011 / () / 88 minutes

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ASKING FOR IT: THE ETHICS & EROTICS OF SEXUAL CONSENT

Directed & Edited by Sut Jhally

The line between sexual consent and sexual coercion is not always as clear as it seems -- and according to Harry Brod, this is exactly why we should approach our sexual interactions with great care. Brod, a professor of philosophy and leader in the pro-feminist men's movement, offers a unique take on the problem of sexual assault, one that complicates the issue even as it clarifies the bottom-line principle that consent must always be explicitly granted, never simply assumed. In a nonthreatening, non-hectoring discussion that ranges from the meanings of "yes" and "no" to the indeterminacy of silence to the way alcohol affects our ethical responsibilities, Brod challenges young people to envision a model of sexual interaction that is most erotic precisely when it is most thoughtful and empathetic. Ideal for classes in gender studies, communication, and sociology, and especially useful for extracurricular programs and workshops.


DVD (With English Subtitles) / 2010 / () / 38 minutes

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KILLING US SOFTLY 4: ADVERTISING'S IMAGE OF WOMEN

Directed By: Sut Jhally

In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes -- images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality. By bringing Kilbourne's groundbreaking analysis up to date, Killing Us Softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence.


DVD (With English Subtitles) / 2010 / () / 45 minutes

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CODES OF GENDER, THE: IDENTITY AND PERFORMANCE IN POP CULTURE

Directed by Sut Jhally

The Codes of Gender applies the late sociologist Erving Goffman's groundbreaking analysis of advertising to the contemporary commercial landscape, showing how one of American popular culture's most influential forms communicates normative ideas about masculinity and femininity.

In striking visual detail, The Codes of Gender explores Goffman's central claim that gender ideals are the result of ritualized cultural performance, uncovering a remarkable pattern of masculine and feminine displays and poses. It looks beyond advertising as a medium that simply sells products, and beyond analyses of gender that focus on biological difference or issues of objectification and beauty, to provide a clear-eyed view of the two-tiered terrain of identity and power relations.

With its sustained focus on how our perceptions of what it means to be a man or a woman get reproduced and reinforced on the level of culture in our everyday lives, The Codes of Gender is certain to inspire discussion and debate across a range of disciplines.


DVD (With English Subtitles) / 2009 / () / 73 minutes

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RED MOON: MENSTRUATION, CULTURE & THE POLITICS OF GENDER

Directed by Diana Fabianova

When filmmaker Diana Fabianova reached puberty, she found herself irremediably trapped in menstrual etiquette. She carefully hid the evidence from her father and brother first, and later on, from most of the other men in her life. And no matter how bad she felt, she pretended she was fine. The taboo far exceeded the scope of her family: it was all around her. Periods were a "girl thing." Periods were shameful. Periods were inappropriate for public discussion. End of the story? Not quite. Something in her was reluctant to accept and suffer in silence. Why did the sign of what all societies consider a blessing -- women's ability to give birth -- happen to be described with names and expressions like "the curse" (in England), the "English war debarquement" (in France), and "to be on the rags" (in the U.S.)?

With humor and refreshing candor, Fabianova's Red Moon provides a fascinating, often ironic, take on the absurd and frequently dangerous cultural stigmas and superstitions surrounding women's menstruation. As educational as it is liberating, the film functions as both a myth-busting overview of the realities of menstruation, and a piercing cultural analysis of the ways in which struggles over meaning and power have played out through history on the terrain of women's bodies. Ideal for use in women's studies and health courses, as well as classes in anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies.


DVD (With English Subtitles) / 2009 / () / 53 minutes

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WIRED FOR SEX, LIES AND POWER TRIPS: IT'S A TEEN'S WORLD

By Lynn Glazier

An inside look at the culture of sexual harassment and bullying widespread among many teens today, this unique and compelling program examines the price that adolescents, especially girls, pay to be cool, hip and popular in our brave new wired world. Questioning and confronting their own and each other's stereotypes and assumptions, three different groups of culturally diverse teenagers share personal stories of navigating their hyper-sexualized, high-tech environment, where the online posting of racy photos, raunchy videos, and explicit gossip and lies, is as commonplace as bombardment by provocative media messages that degrade and objectify women.

In its unflinching expose, the film takes us on a journey that includes candid personal interviews and diary excerpts, images from computer screens and youth nightclubs, and clips from short fictional films that the three group's members have made about sexual and social pressures on their lives. Told through the authentic voices of teens, this essential tool for promoting awareness and change is must-see viewing for school and youth groups, media studies and women's studies educators, educators, counselors, parents, and health care professionals.


DVD (Color) / 2009 / () / 45 minutes

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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.


DVD (With English Subtitles) / 2008 / () / 50 minutes

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GENERATION M: MISOGYNY IN MEDIA & CULTURE

By Thomas Keith

Despite the achievements of the women's movement over the past four decades, misogyny remains a persistent force in American culture. In this important documentary, Thomas Keith, professor of philosophy at California State University-Long Beach, looks specifically at misogyny and sexism in mainstream American media, exploring how negative definitions of femininity and hateful attitudes toward women get constructed and perpetuated at the very heart of our popular culture.

The film tracks the destructive dynamics of misogyny across a broad and disturbing range of media phenomena: including the hyper-sexualization of commercial products aimed at girls, the explosion of violence in video games aimed at boys, the near-hysterical sexist rants of hip-hop artists and talk radio shock jocks, and the harsh, patronizing caricatures of femininity and feminism that reverberate throughout the mainstream of American popular culture.

Along the way, Generation M forces us to confront the dangerous real-life consequences of misogyny in all its forms - making a compelling case that when we devalue more than half the population based on gender, we harm boys and men as well as women and girls.


DVD (With English Subtitles) / 2008 / () / 54 minutes

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MICHAEL KIMMEL ON GENDER: MARS, VENUS OR PLANET EARTH? MEN & WOMEN IN A NEW MILLENNIUM

By Sut Jhally

We've heard again and again that men and women are engaged in a "battle of the sexes," that we're so differently wired and so foreign to each other that we might as well come from different planets. In this powerful new lecture, renowned speaker and bestselling author Michael Kimmel (The Gendered Society, Manhood in America) turns this conventional wisdom on its head. With clarity and humor, Kimmel moves beyond the popular inter-planetary notion that "men are from Mars and women are from Venus" to advance a decidedly more earth-bound and inter-connected view of the things men and women have in common. This is an accessible and entertaining introduction to gender politics and gender theory - as intellectually informative as it is inspiring, and suited for use across a range of disciplines and courses.


DVD (With English Subtitles) / 2008 / () / 54 minutes

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PRICE OF PLEASURE: PORNOGRAPHY, SEXUALITY & RELATIONSHIPS

By Chyng Sun & Miguel Picker

Once relegated to the margins of society, pornography has emerged as one of the most visible and profitable sectors of the cultural industries, assuming an unprecedented role in the mainstream of our popular culture at the same time that its content has become more extreme and harsh, more overtly sexist and racist. This eye-opening and disturbing film tackles the complexity behind this seeming paradox, placing the voices of critics, producers, and performers alongside the observations of men and women as they candidly discuss the role pornography has played in shaping their sexual imaginations and relationships. Honest and non-judgmental, The Price of Pleasure moves beyond the liberal versus conservative debates so common in the culture to paint a myth-busting and nuanced portrait of how pleasure and pain, commerce and power, liberty and responsibility have become intertwined in the most intimate area of our lives. An ideal tool for initiating classroom discussion about this notoriously difficult subject.


DVD (With English Subtitles) / 2008 / () / 55 minutes

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DREAMWORLDS 3: DESIRE, SEX & POWER IN MUSIC (UNABRIDGED)

Dreamworlds 3, the highly anticipated update of Dreamworlds 2 (1995), examines the stories contemporary music videos tell about girls and women, and by extension boys and men, providing a meticulous analysis of how these narratives reflect and shape individual and cultural attitudes toward femininity, masculinity, sexuality, and race. Systematically dismantling music video's most persistent and disturbing stock representations, and setting them against cases of real-world violence, sexism and discrimination, the film inspires viewers to critically examine how the distorted images of the "Dreamworld" connect with the lives of real girls and women, and real boys and men.

DVD (With English Subtitles) / 2007 / () / 60 minutes

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SEXY INC.

By Sophie Bissonette

Are children being pushed prematurely into adulthood? SEXY INC. analyzes a worrying phenomenon: hypersexualization of our environment and its noxious effects on young people. In this illuminating inquiry by Quebec filmmaker Sophie Bissonnette, whose documentaries have won awards for three decades, psychologists, teachers and school nurses speak out and criticize a culture proving toxic to both girls and boys.

With a wealth of examples from music video, ads, fashion, and TV shows, the film gets to the nub of the problem, revealing how media and marketing target ever-younger audiences. Bissonnette's eye-opening presentation explores the daily barrage exposing children at earlier and earlier ages to sexualized and sexist images that objectify girls while promoting stereotypes obsessed with shopping and "looking hot." To push back, SEXY INC. offers adults helpful strategies for arming young people with critical skills and a sense of their own accomplishments and value. Girls in a peer group demonstrate insightful actions as they analyze online visuals and pop music icons.


DVD (Color) / 2007 / () / 36 minutes

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CLASS DISMISSED: HOW TV FRAMES THE WORKING CLASS

Based on the forthcoming book by Pepi Leistyna, Class Dismissed navigates the steady stream of narrow working class representations from American television's beginnings to today's sitcoms, reality shows, police dramas, and daytime talk shows. This documentary breaks important new ground in exploring the ways in which race, gender, and sexuality intersect with class, offering a complex reading of television's often one-dimensional representations. Featuring interviews with Stanley Aronowitz, Barbara Ehrenreich, Herman Gray, Robin Kelley, Pepi Leistyna, Michael Zweig, Arlene Davila, Susan Douglas, Bambi Haggins, Lisa Henderson, Andrea Press, and others.

DVD (With English & Spanish Subtitles) / 2006 / () / 62 minutes

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HIP-HOP: BEYOND BEATS & RHYMES (UNABRIDGED)

A riveting examination of masculinity, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture. Delivering a self-described "loving critique" of rap music, director Byron Hurt ¡X a former star college quarterback, longtime hip-hop fan, and now gender violence prevention educator¡X pays tribute to the power and creativity of hip-hop while challenging the rap music industry to take responsibility for glamorizing destructive, deeply conservative stereotypes of manhood.The documentary features revealing insights from rappers such as Mos Def, Fat Joe, Chuck D, Jadakiss, and Busta Rhymes, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, and cultural commentators such as Michael Eric Dyson, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, and Kevin Powell. Critically acclaimed for its fearless engagement with issues of race and racism, gender violence, and the corporate exploitationof youth culture.

DVD (With English Subtitles) / 2006 / () / 60 minutes

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WOMEN'S REPRESENTATION IN THE MEDIA: CONTENT, CAREERS AND CRITICISM

"Women and Media" is a fast moving program with visuals of past and present media and interviews with Dr. Maurine Beasley, Sheila Gibbons and Junior Bridge, all foundational scholars in the field of women and media. The program focuses on four areas: the reclaimed history of women who created media, the media portrayal of women, women's inclusion in the media workforce and how men perceive media differently than women which affects what we read, see and hear from the media. "Women and Media" is a perfect introduction to Women, Minorities and Media Courses or a section on media in a Women's studies course.

DVD / 2006 / (Grades 9-Adult) / 45 minutes

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BOYS TO MEN?

In this moving follow-up to the critically-acclaimed Hoop Dreams, award-winning filmmaker Frederick Marx continues his exploration of the lives of ordinary young men and the extraordinary challenges they face. Boys to Men? ¡X the second in a proposed trilogy about masculinity in America¡X trains its focus on the pressures and expectations faced by a diverse group of young urban males. The DVD consists of four films. Are You Listening? Features several teenage boys from different ethnic, racial, and class backgrounds offering fascinating insights into their own experiences and the meaning of manhood in America. Three additional pieces ¡X Spencer, Cisco, and Al-Tran ¡X give insight into the lives of three 15-year-old boys as they navigate the daily challenges of school, family, and American society.

DVD (With English Subtitles) / 2004 / () / 143 minutes

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GIRLS: MOVING BEYOND MYTH

By Susan Macmillan

This compelling new documentary focuses on the sexual dilemmas and difficult life choices young girls face as they come of age in contemporary American culture. Challenging long-held myths about girlhood, the film draws on the insights of girls themselves to explore and shed light on their actual lived experience as they navigate our increasingly hyper-sexualized society. The voices of a diverse range of girls are supplemented with accessible analysis from leading experts on girls and sexuality, including Lynn Phillips, author of Flirting with Danger; Joan Jacobs Brumberg, Director of the Body Project; and Deborah Tolman, author of Dilemmas of Desire


DVD (With English Subtitles) / 2004 / () / 28 minutes

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PLAYING UNFAIR: THE MEDIA IMAGE OF THE FEMALE ATHLETE

Playing Unfair provides an in-depth critique of the sexism and homophobia that pervade media representations of female athletes. Sports media scholars Mary Jo Kane, Pat Griffin, and Michael Messner examine the disparity between the success of female athletes and sports journalism's often trivialized and (hetero)sexualized coverage of them.

DVD (With English, Spanish Subtitles) / 2002 / () / 30 minutes

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WRESTLING WITH MANHOOD: BOYS, BULLYING & BATTERING

Featuring SUT JHALLY &JACKSON KATZ

While this critically-acclaimed film considers the persistent appeal of professional wrestling, its larger concern is how American popular culture idealizes pathological forms of masculinity that encourage sexism, homophobia, gender violence, and bullying. The film looks beyond the spectacle of professional wrestling to reveal its real-world implications and explode the myth that "it's only entertainment."


DVD (With English, Spanish Subtitles) / 2002 / () / 60 minutes

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MICKEY MOUSE MONOPOLY: DISNEY, CHILDHOOD & CORPORATE POWER

Written by Chyng Sun.
Directed and edited by Miguel Picker

"Viewing Disney without rose-colored glasses," as the Boston Globe put it, Mickey Mouse Monopoly takes a close and critical look at the world of Disney's animated films, and the stories they tell about race, gender, and class. The program reaches disturbing conclusions about the values being propagated under the veneer of childhood innocence and fun. Featuring interviews with media experts, cultural critics, child psychologists, kindergarten teachers, multicultural educators, college students, and children, this defiant program examines Disney's corporate power and explores its pervasive influence on global culture.


DVD (With English Subtitles) / 2001 / () / 52 minutes

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WHAT A GIRL WANTS

By Elizabeth Massie

In girls' own voices, What a Girl Wants presents a glimpse into the powerful ¡X and often destructive ¡X influence commercial culture has on the formation of young girls' identities. A diverse group of eleven girls speaks honestly and openly about the sexual and body-image pressures they encounter as they come of age in a culture that idolizes Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, and other pop stars.


DVD / 2001 / () / 33 minutes

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KILLING US SOFTLY 3: ADVERTISING'S IMAGE OF WOMEN

Featuring: Jean Kilbourne

Jean Kilbourne continues her groundbreaking analysis of advertising's depiction of women in this most recent update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series. In fascinating detail, Kilbourne decodes an array of print and television advertisements to reveal a pattern of disturbing gender stereotypes. Her analysis challenges us to consider the relationship between advertising and broader issues of culture, identity, sexism, and gender violence. Review ~ "As timely and important as ever¡K A must for everyone who cares about media literacy and gender equity." - SUSAN DOUGLAS, author, Where the Girls Are: Growing Up With the Mass Media


DVD (With English Subtitles) / 2000 / () / 34 minutes

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TEEN SEXUALITY IN A CULTURE OF CONFUSION

By Dan Habib

This program explores the forces influencing young people's decisions about sex: media, friends, family, religion, love, AIDS, alcohol, and homophobia. Teen Sexuality in a Culture of Confusion is a unique, accessible tool for facilitating an informed, balanced discussion about these and other influences on young people. In the age of AIDS, such talk can save lives. When young people tell their own stories, their peers listen. In this program, award-winning documentarian and photojournalist Dan Habib features the stories of eight young people, ages 16-24. Two of the eight talk about living with AIDS.


DVD / 1998 / () / 40 minutes

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HIP HOP: A CULTURE OF INFLUENCE

Commissioned by the Brooklyn Museum of Art for an exhibition on Hip Hop, this documentary looks critically at Hip Hop culture while celebrating Hip Hop as a unifying force among youth of different backgrounds and communities. YO-TV producers uncover a range of opinions on topics such as racism, sexism, homophobia and the commercialization of Hip Hop.

DVD / / () / 28 minutes

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