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Feminist Movements and Women & Politics

Great Speeches.

Presents speeches by famous speakers each with an introduction detailing the time, place and events surrounding them. These speakers include Eleanor Roosevelt, Geraldine Ferraro, Jean Kirkpatrick and Barbara Jordan. c1985. -7.

Half the People, 1970. (People's Century, 1997.)

Inspired by the successes of the Civil Rights Movement, women began to challenge discrimination on the basis of gender. The National Organization for Women was founded in 1966 to support full equality for women in America. In the boardroom and other bastions of male power, women pressed their demands with growing success. This film examines the history of the women's rights movements in the United States, Iran, Mexico, Denmark, China and Africa. 56 min.

Louder Than Our Words

Focuses on women and civil disobedience. 32 min. web web sites: Women Make Movies catalog description

Mapping Feminism.

Directed by Lisa Robinson. Documentary film exploring the attitudes of students at the University of California, Berkeley concerning feminism and feminists. Interviews with students are interspersed with modern dance sequences. 1993.

My Feminism

Interviews with leading feminist activists who claim that feminism is one of the most successful and significant revolutions of the late 20th century. They link equality, gender, race, reproductive rights, sexualities, women's health, abortion, parenting, poverty and power as interlocking planks of the feminist global agenda. Featuring Bell Hooks, Gloria Steinem, Urvashi Vaid. Directors, Dominique Cardona & Laurie Colbert. 1997. 55 min. ; web web sites: Women Make Movies catalog description

Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony.

A film by Ken Burns. Presents the history of women's suffrage through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship between Elizabeth Stanton and Susan Anthony who were born into a world ruled entirely by men. By the time their lives were over, they had changed for the better the lives of a majority of American citizens. 93 min. 1999. Part I: This first segment of a 2-part presentation covers the years from their youth up to the establishment of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1868. 93 min.

Not One of the Boys.

Traces the influence and political campaigning of women in the 1984 national election. Focuses on Geraldine Ferraro and Mary Mochary. 60 min.

One Woman, One Vote.

Documents the 70-year struggle for women's suffrage which culminated in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. It illuminates the alliances, infighting, betrayals and defeats that paved the way for victory in the battle for women's right to vote. Historical footage is enhanced with vocal performances, and interviews with historians provide the viewer with both current and historical perspectives. Writer/producer/director, Ruth Pollak. c1995. 109 min. [preservation copy]

Ripples of Change

A history of the Women's Liberation Movement in Japan illustrated by archival film and photos, presenting interviews with present and former members who describe the social influences exerted by traditional Japanese mores. Also makes a comparison with the American movement. 1993. 57 min.