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  1. End of Childhood, The? (2016)

    Subject
    Sociology

    This short film uses a simple, contemporary case study - fashion and the possible sexualisation of girls - to examine and explore three related questions: What is childhood? What does it do for children? Is...

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  2. Brand New You: Makeover Television and the American Dream (2015)

    Director
    Katherine Sender
    Subject
    Broadcasting; Media studies; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 53 minutes), $275

    What do popular television makeover programmes tell us about about what a good life looks like in contemporary America? Based on Katherine Sender’s book The Makeover the film examines this question against...

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  3. Gfto: A Film About Women in Gaming (2015)

    Director
    Sue Sun-Higginson
    Subject
    Women’s studies
    Distribution
    DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 72 minutes), $295.00

    Young women are playing games in equal numbers to men, so why is this 20 billion dollar industry plagued with discrimination and misogyny? Through interviews with video game developers, academics and...

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  4. Girlhood (2014)

    aka: Band de Filles

    Director
    Celine Sciamma
    Producer
    benedicte Couvreur
    Subject
    Women’s studies
    Distribution
    DVD (PAL, 112 minutes), £5.99 (DVD) £8.99 (Blu-Ray)

    Tired of putting up with her abusive brother, her lack of school prospects and the "boys’ law" in the neighbourhood, 16 year-old Marieme starts a new life after joining an irresistibly energetic female...

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  5. Stuart Hall Project, The (2013)

    Director
    John Akomfrah
    Subject
    Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 103 minutes), £19.99

    John Akomfrah’s documentary about cultural theorist Stuart Hall combines archive imagery with specially filmed material and a Miles Davis soundtrack to present a sensitive portrait of one of the founders...

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  6. Male of the Species, The: Three Plays by Alun Owen (2012)

    Director
    Charles Jarrott
    Subject
    Drama; Media studies; Psychology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 75 minutes), £15.31

    Featuring rare television performances from Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Paul Scofield, and with Anna Calder-Marshall as the increasingly savvy Mary MacNeil, this trilogy of plays, narrated by Sir...

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  7. Vito (2011)

    Director
    Geoffrey Schwarz
    Subject
    Film studies; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 93 minutes), £15.99

    A profile of Vito Russo (1946-90), a pioneer in the gay-rights movement of the early 1970s who was also known as the author of The Celluloid Closet, a 1981 book that examined LGBT characters in film.

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  8. What Means This Shouting (2007 Multimedia)

    Director
    Marion Gruner; Moll Sorouja

    Short documentary that explores adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays by First Nations peoples in Canada. Its focus is Death of a Chief, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Death of a Chief was...

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  9. Sarah Lucas (2006)

    Subject
    Art; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 26 minutes)

    theEYE is a series of interview-based profiles of contemporary visual artists in Britain. Each film provides a survey of an artist’s work and ideas, featuring the artist in discussion and illustrated by...

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  10. Macbeth: The Movie (2006 Video)

    Director
    Fleur Howie
    Producer
    Fleur Howie
    Subject
    Drama

    Three abridged versions of Macbeth, with different edits, which let the audience decide: Why did Macbeth do it? Filmed inside a 1599 virtual Globe Theatre in London. Elizabethan Version Act I Scene i....

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