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  1. Ascent of Woman, The (2015)

    Subject
    History; Women’s studies

    Biographer and historian Dr Amanda Foreman explores the history of women since the dawn of civilisation, and the pivotal role they have played in the forging of the modern world. [4 x 60 minute episodes]

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  2. They Call Us Maids: The Domestic Workers’ Story (2015)

    Subject
    Social Studies; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 7 minutes), £15.00

    This short animated film tells the story of the thousands of women from extremely poor backgrounds, in countries such as the Philippines, Indonesia, South Asia or Africa, who have to find work abroad to...

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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. These Dangerous Women (2015)

    Director
    Charlotte Bill
    Subject
    History; Women’s studies

    This documentary celebrates and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the International Congress of Women that took place on the 28 April 1915, when 1,300 women from 12 countries, warring, neutral and...

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  5. Punk Singer, The (2014)

    Director
    Sini Anderson
    Subject
    Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 81 minutes), £9.99

    Documentary about Kathleen Hanna, singer with the bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, who as leader of the Riot Grrrl movement, became a feminist icon and spokeswoman.

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  6. Justice and Research Evidence (2014)

    Subject
    Law; Women’s studies

    This talk and panel discussion presented by the Birkbeck School of Law at Birkbeck, University of London, on 17 June 2014, concerns the use of research evidence to police rape cases, focusing on the current...

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  7. Feminism Inshallah: A History of Arab Feminism (2014)

    Director
    Feriel Ben Mahmoud
    Subject
    Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 52 mins), $350 (institutional rate)

    The struggle for Muslim women’s emancipation is often portrayed stereotypically as a showdown between Western and Islamic values, but Arab feminism has existed for more than a century. The documentary...

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  8. She’s Beautiful when She’s Angry (2014)

    Director
    Mary Dore
    Subject
    Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 92 minutes), £16.93

    SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY looks at the birth and legacy of the women’s liberation movement in the late 1960s, taking viewers from the founding of the National Organization for Women (NOW), to...

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  9. In the Image: Palestinian Women Capture the Occupation (2014)

    Director
    Emmy Scharlatt; Judith Montell
    Subject
    Film studies; Politics & government; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 60 minutes), $149.00

    n the Image, explores the daily lives of Palestinian women living in the occupied West Bank. The film portrays their stories in a novel and eye-opening manner; through video footage captured by the women...

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  10. 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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