Diversity Video Library
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Elizabeth Martinez: Placing Gender & Race at the Center of Education
Publisher: The Evergreen State College
Runtime: 1 hour 56 minutes
Diversity Lecture Series, October 17, 2006: "Did Gender Do a Disappearing Act? A Serious Look at Today's Priorities"
A Grain of Sand
Publisher: Nobuko, Great Leap Production
In a poetic fusion of story, song, and video imagery, Nobuko Miyamoto breaks through the forces of silence in search of her own song.
Harassment: Keeping it out of the Workplace
Publisher: American Training Resources
Runtime: 18 mins
A series of vignettes that communicate the destructive nature of workplace harassment, including sexual harassment, workplace harassment, abuse of authority, and racism. --from http://www.atr-inc.com
Last Chance for Eden
Publisher: Lee Mun Wah
Runtime: 88 min / 70 min
Last Chance for Eden is a documentary about eight men and women discussing the issues of racism and sexism in the workplace. They examine the impact of society's stereotypes on their lives in the workplace, in their personal relationships and within their families and in their communities. In the course of their dialogue, they also explore the differences and similarities between racism and sexism - an area that has seldom been researched, but has heatedly become a very important issue needing to be understood and dealt with.
Liberian Women: Together As One
Publisher: Gilda L. Shepherd
Runtime: 15 min
"Women Together as One" focuses on work Sheppard did with Liberian women refugees who live at the Buduburam Refugee Camp in Ghana, West Africa. She worked with the refugees to organize and design classes for economic sustainability (computer literacy, adult literacy, cosmetology, catering, sewing and tie and dye workshops) and school scholarships for their children.
Publisher: Room 11 Productions
How did a group of Army women-mechanics, supply clerks, and engineers-end up fighting alongside the Marines in some of the bloodiest counterinsurgency battles of the Iraq war? Directors Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers offer an unprecedented look at the war through the eyes of the first women in the U.S. history to be sent into direct ground combat in violation of official policy. Through intimate personal stories and scenes from their lives back home, the film creates a deeply moving portrait of love, faith, duty, and solidarity.
Publisher: Evergreen, Lourdes Arguelles
Lourdes Arguelles received her Ph.D. at New York University from the Division of Behavioral Sciences, Center for Human Relations and Community Studies of the School of Education. Her concentrations were in Psychology and Sociology. She did post-doctoral work in law and psychiatry at Osgood Hall Law School at York University in Canada and in ethnic studies at the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA. Dr. Arguelles is a licensed marriage, child, and family therapist in the state of California. Her theoretical interests in the political economy and the spirituality of everyday life and her commitment to social and ecological justice and non-human animal welfare were shaped by the experience of the Cuban socialist revolution, by her studies with Buddhist teachers in India, Japan, Thailand, and Burma, and with a Chinese Qi-Qong master in the U.S. They were also greatly influenced by living and working with refugees and indigenous peoples throughout the world. Community, labor, and environmental organizing work in the inner cities of Montreal, New York, Miami, Florida, and in US-Mexico border cities and clinical practice with people living with HIV/AIDS, survivors of political and family torture, and with women of color and sexual minorities, have led her to an interest in the development of critical psychological modalities of care and ecologically-based educational practices, as well as to an interest in the field of gender and feminist studies. Dr. Arguelles' experience of growing up in an extended family system in the Caribbean and her life experiences in non-advanced industrial parts of the world have greatly contributed to her work in narrative research and storytelling pedagogy
Regret to Inform
Publisher: Barbara Sonneborn and Sun Foundation Productions
Runtime: 72 mins
Regret to Inform looks at the Vietnam War through the lenses of women who lived through it, nurses, U.S. and Vietnamese widows, women who were children at the time. The video jacket reads, "...has extraordinary power and beauty. It is a personal, haunting and redemption-filled journey that will forever change the way you think about war." Our viewers agree.
Sexual Harassment: Minimizing the Risk
A preview of the six-video, legally based training system for students, staff, and members of an educational community.
Trans Clients Speak
Publisher: Philipe Lonestar
Runtime: approx. 2 hours
This video is one step towards a vision of widespread education and awareness about Transgender issues in mental health care. This documentary features a panel of transgender and genderqueer people, who are given the opportunity to discuss and answer questions about their range of experiences with therapists. A transgender educational panel for psychotherapists and mental health practitioners created a rare opportunity for transgender and genderqueer people to speak about their helpful, insulting, insensitive, uplifting, pathologizing, plaguing, empowering, and healing experiences with therapists.
The Way Home
Publisher: Shakti Butler
Runtime: 92 mins
A documentary film about race, gender and class in the United States. Over the course of eight months, sixty-four women, representing a cross-section of cultures in the U.S., met in councils separated by ethnicity - African-American, Arab, Asian, European-American, Indigenous, Jewish, Latina, and Multi-Racial. With uncommon courage, the women shared their minds and hearts and told their stories about resistance, love, assimilation, standards of beauty, power, school experiences and more. Their candid conversations offer rare access into multi-dimensional cultural worlds invisible to outsiders.
You are the Game: Sexual Harassment on Campus
Publisher: Indiana University
Runtime: 60 mins
This video is more useful for research or informational purposes rather than in presentations. It dramatizes the situations of two college women who have experienced different forms of sexual harassment. Most of this discussion focuses on the difficulty students have in dealing in isolation with a pattern of harassment and the impact it has on their lives.