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Documentary

A Guerra Dos Meninos.

Interviews with "street children", social workers, policemen, and the public about the murders of large numbers of abandoned children who are living in the streets of Brazil. Based on the book by Gilberto Dimenstein. Dist. Cinema Guild. 1991. 51 min.

A Healthy Baby Girl

A Presents the filmmaker's experience of coping with her own hysterectomy at twenty five for cancer caused by her mother's use of D.E.S., a synthetic hormone administered to prevent miscarriage. A film by Judith Helfand. c1996. 57 min. ; Reviews and articles: Aufderheide, Patricia. "Judith Helfand: Secret Stories, Video Diaries, and Toxic Comedy." In: Exile cinema : filmmakers at work beyond Hollywood / Michael Atkinson, editor. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.D44 E97 2008) James, Caryn.

A History of Homosexuality in Six Scenes.

Live theater, music and dance sequences concerning various attitudes held throughout history towards homosexuals. Performed at the University of California, Berkeley, on May 13, 1993. 85 min.

A Home on the Range: The Jewish Chicken Ranchers of Petaluma.

This quintessentially American story of immigrants tells how a group of Eastern European Jews founded the chicken industry in Petaluma, California. Meet this idealistic and intrepid group through the reminiscences of their descendants, as they confronted obstacles of language and culture in their journey towards becoming Americans. Produced, directed and edited by Bonnie Burt and Judy Montell. 52 min.

A House for Someone Unlike Me.

A film by Bruce Bassett. Documents the architectural design studio led by Ray Lifchez at the University of California, Berkeley as consultants with disabilities work with Lifchez, co-instructor Barbara Winslow and architectural students, in the midst of a creative and reflective design process, illuminated by personal stories of the consultants. Commentary: Raymond Lifchez, Barbara Winslow, Sara Anne Towery, Dennis Heubner, CeCe Weeks, Peter Trier, Cheryl Davis. [United States] : National Center for a Barrier Free Environment ; Boston, Mass. : Adaptive Environments Center, c1984.

A Jihad for love

First feature documentary to explore the complex global intersections between Islam and homosexuality ... The film travels a wide geographic arc presenting us lives from India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa and France. Always filming in secret and as a Muslim, filmmaker Parvez Sharma makes the film from within the faith, depicting Islam with the same respect that the film's characters show for it.

A Joking Relationship (!Kung San series).

Examines humor as an important part of institutionalized kinship behavior among the !Kung Bushman. 199-. 13 min.
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A La Brava: Prison and Beyond.

Considers the ideas and experiences of two Chicano prisoners in Soledad Prison in California. Probes their motivations, ambitions, and insights and discusses their struggle for political, emotional, and cultural survival inside and outside of prison. 1974. 54 min. [Stored at NRLF]

A Lake View.

Examines the environmental problems resulting from the deposition of wastes from nearby residential houses into the Dhanmondi Lake which was excavated in the 60's as part of the Dhaka Urban Development Program. 1997. PAL format. In Bengali. 16 min.

A Legacy for the Future: Conserving Philippine Biodiversity, the Banahaw, Palapag and Malindang.

Ecology students visit three areas in the Philippines to document the nation's rich biodiversity and to discover some of the reasons why these ecosystems are imperiled. 1997. 32 min.

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