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Women of Color & Immigrant Women

A Place of Rage

Features interviews with Angela Davis, June Jordan, and Alice Walker. Within the context of the civil rights, Black power and feminist movements, the trio reassess how women such as Rosa Parks and Fannie Lou Hamer revolutionized American society. Angela Davis talks about her involvement with the Black Panthers and the communist party. Also included insights from filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha . 1991. 52 min.

Full-text review from: ABC-CLIO Video Rating Guide for Libraries

A Portrait of Maya Angelou.

Thirty years later, Maya Angelou, poet, musician, and actress returns to Staryes, Arkansas, the rural southern town where she grew up. Hosted by Bill Moyers. 1981. 60 min.

Adelante Mujeres!

Spanning five centuries, this comprehensive video focuses exclusively on the history of Mexican-American/Chicana women; as the center of their families, as activists in their communities and as contributors to American history. c1992. 30 min.

Related web sites: Women Make Movies catalog description

Alice Walker on Zora Neale Hurston.

Discussion and reading at the American Poetry Archives, San Francisco State University, 10/20/80. (running time not listed) [preservation copy]

Alice Walker: A Conversation with Alice Walker.

Alice Walker discusses her life, contemporary America, the "womanist" perspective, and reads from her poetry. 1992. 30 min.

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Description from California Newsreel catalog

Alice Walker: A Portrait in the First Person.

Interview with the author. Walker discusses issues including family violence and the position of black women in America. 1988. 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.

Rleated web sites: Women Make Movies catalog description

As I Remember It: A Portrait of Dorothy West

This portrait of author West provides a fascinating glimpse into the African American middle class in the 20's and the New Negro Movement. Explores the forgotten role of women in the Harlem Renaissance. Directed by Salem Mekuria. c1991. 56 min.

Related web sites: Women Make Movies catalog description

Assimilation, A Simulation

Follows a Chinese woman, Windy Chien, in her attempt to assimilate herself into American society by changing her appearance to fit the images of beauty and desirability. She portrays the dilemma of internalized expectations in regard to definitions of beauty and gender roles. c1992. 14 min.

Related web sites: Center for Asian American Media catalog description

Because I Loved Him.

A teenage girl tells her story of being in a physically abusive relationship, how she coped with it, and finally acted to stop her boyfriend's abuse. 1994. 4 min.
Related web sites: Center for Asian American Media catalog description