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Gender & Women's Studies

American Porn

With adult movies and magazines, retail store sales and the growth of the Internet, pornography is one of the hottest industries in America. This investigative report examines the forces behind the recent explosion of sexually explicit material available in American society and the pending political battle that may engulf the multi-billion dollar pornography industry. Originally broadcast as a segment of the television program Frontline. c2002. 60 min.


Amy Johnson was the first woman to fly solo from Great Britain to Australia. Mulvey and Wollen's experimental documentary combines newsreel footage of the aviator's arrival, dramatic recreations of events from her life and contemporary discussions by feminist groups on the subject of heroism in this most unconventional biopic. A film by Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen. 1980. 30 min.

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And Baby Makes Two.

Interviews five adult mothers who tell why they chose to have their unanticipated baby or actually planned to become single parents. They discuss the reactions of society and their families, meeting financial and emotional demands, male role models, etc. 1983. 30 min.

And Still I Rise

Prominent black women comment on the history and experiences of the Afro-American slave woman in white European society. Includes interviews with Caron Wheeler (singer), Buchi Emecheta (novelist), Stella Dadzie (writer) along with many others. 1993. 30 min.

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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.

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley, the greatest woman rifle shot the world has ever known thrilled audiences of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show with her daring shooting feats. A champion in a man's sport, over time she became an American legend forever changing ideas about the abilities of women. Includes archival images and commentary by biographers and historians. 2006. 60 min.

Annie Sprinkle's Herstory of Porn

Using film clips and narration, Annie Sprinkle presents a 25-year retrospective of her career as a pornographic film star. Features rare '70s hippie porn, early fetish films, feminist porn, art porn, transsexual docu-porn, classic XXX and more. Linda Williams, film scholar at UC Berkeley, shares her wisdom on a separate track. This film includes over 75 other XXX stars. Directed by Annie Sprinkle and Scarlot Harlot. 69 min.

Anonymously Yours

An extraordinary documentary shot clandestinely in Burma, the film examines sex-trafficking in Southeast Asia through interviews with four young women. The brutal honesty of their stories exposes the commonplace bartering and selling of women and the cycles of poverty that enslave them. From the back rooms of teashops and restaurants to the lounges of five-star hotels, the Far East sex trade thrives on the routine merchandising of girls and women for the sexual pleasure of men from all cultures. c2002. 58 min.

Anselmo and the Women.

A Mexican husband and wife express their attitudes and expectations concerning their spouses. Primarily a reflection of Mexican male attitudes towards Mexican women. 1986. 35 min.

Approaches to Courses in Women's Biology.

One of a series of lectures on perspectives in women's studies, sponsored by Women's Studies, U.C. Berkeley. .