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Feminist Movements and Women & Politics

Annie Besant: An Unlikely Rebel

Examines the life and work of British labor union leader, women's rights activist, social reformer and theosophist Annie Besant. Includes the match girls strike of 1888 and other social reform activities throughout her life as a writer and orator. Features archival film footage with commentary by authors and academics. Supplementary feature included on Adventures of young Indiana Jones ; Volume one) c2007. 27 min.

Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed

Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm campaigned to become the Democratic Party's presidential nominee in 1972. From the announcement of her candidacy in January to the Democratic National Convention in Miami that July, Chisholm's fight for inclusion encompassed all Americans "who agree that the institutions of this country belong to all of the people who inhabit it." Shunned by the political establishment, Chisholm asks people of color, feminists and young voters for their support to "reshape our society and take control of our destiny ..." To the surprise of many, voters responded.

Daughters of de Beauvoir

The life story of Simone de Beauvoir, including her relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre, is told in conjunction with the stories of some of the women in the modern women's movement. Kate Millett, Marge Piercy, Eva Figes and Ann Oakley discuss the effect of her best known book, The Second Sex, upon their own ideas and development as writers. Director, Imogen Sutton. 1989. 60 min.
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Demanding the Vote: the Pankhursts and British Suffrage

Looks at the life and work of Emmeline Pankhurst and her two daughters, activists and leaders of the British suffragette movement. Although widely criticised for her militant tactics, Emmeline Pankhurst's leadership is recognised as a crucial element in achieving women's suffrage in Britain. Includes archival film footage and commentary by authors and academics. Produced by Adam Sternberg; written by Lisa Clark and Adam Sternberg. Supplementary feature accompanying: The Adventures of young Indiana Jones. 30 min.

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: The Rebel Girl

Discusses the life of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1890-1964), one of this country's most famous and important union organizers, radical activists, and defenders of civil rights. Rare archival photographs, historical film footage and recordings of her speeches shed light on her role as labor leader, orator and self-proclaimed revolutionist. c1993. 20 min.

ERA-- The War Between Women.

Examines the confrontation over the Equal Rights Amendment to bar sex discrimination. Noted feminists argue in favor of ratification and women who oppose the ERA offer opposing views. 1977. 55 min.

Fighting for the Vote: Women's suffrage in America

Covers the history of the struggle for women's suffrage in the United States beginning with the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848. Looks at the relationship between the women's suffrage movement and the anti-slavery movement and the leadership of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Includes archival film footage and commentary by authors, historians and academics. Produced and written by Lisa Clark and Adam Sternberg. Supplementary feature accompanying: The Adventures of young Indiana Jones. 31 min.

Freedom!

A documentary series chronicling the epic journey of America's commitment to liberty and the idea of freedom. Based on the book series A History of US by Joy Hakim. c2003. 52 min. each installment Episode 10: The newly unveiled Statue of Liberty symbolizes all that is best in America, inspiring an era of reform and compassion. Looks at the work of Susan B. Anthony and women's suffrage, child labor, John Muir, Ida Tarbell and her exposure of abuses by Rockefeller's Standard Oil, and Jane Addams, the first American social worker.

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