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This program examines the cult of the body in Western society and how it has reduced today's courtship ritual to a one-dimensional experience based primarily on physical attraction. Gleaned from more than hours of film shot on location over three years, 'The farmer's wife' follows Juanita and Darrel as they face seemingly insurmountable economic hardship, only to confront an even greater challenge: Everyone needs to develop differently in different areas. Explores the medical management of infants born with ambiguous sexual anatomy and whether or not patients born with the disorder should be given the opportunity to choose their gender. In doing so, it inspires viewers to reflect critically on images that they might otherwise take for granted.
Politics, Sex and Identity. Features Jennifer Miller, juggler and director of CircusAmok. Miller speaks of her life and struggle as a lesbian woman who happens to have a moustache and beard. Includes scenes of circus performances, a gay rights parade, Miller interacting with friends, family, and strangers.
Redefining He and She Explores the lives of those who do not conform to rigid gender concepts and examines changes in brain science that are shedding light on grey areas between male and female. The film also explores the serious social and family problems--even dangers--often faced by those whose gender may fall somewhere in between male and female.
Examines the historical development of these attitudes starting at birth and continuing through adulthood and the subtle ways parents and teachers condition babies and young children to accept traditional sex roles. From the World of Ideas with Bill Moyers.
Evelyn Fox Keller, theoretical physicist and professor of rhetoric at UC Berkeley, discusses with Bill Moyers language as a carrier of ideology and the role of gender in scientific ideologies. Program 17 presents male and female similarities and differences and how sex roles reflect social values and psychological knowledge. Program 18 presents physical and psychological changes as people age, and how society reacts to the later stages of life.
Unknown Explores gender identity and gender reassignment with contributions of psychologists and researchers, and through personal insights from the Reimer family, including candid, heartrending interviews with JanetReimer and her son, who ultimately rejected his female identity and is now living as a man.
Also includes the work of early sex researcher John Money who persuaded the Reimer parents to surgically alter their child after an accident destroyed his genitalia.
Demonstrates how gender-based expectations are deeply intertwined with homophobia, and also are impacted by race, ethnicity and class. From girls confronting popular messages about culture and body image, to boys who are sexually active just to prove they aren't gay, the film reveals the toll that deeply-held stereotypes and rigid gender policing have on all of our lives, and offers both teens and adults a way out of anxiety, fear, and violence.
Directed by Debra Chasnoff. Three-part series, 52 minutes each, Part 1, Learning the Difference. This film reveals groundbreaking studies, both practical and scientific, that illustrate the variances between the learning patterns of boys and girls from birth to adolescence.
From a personal encounter with a family trying to raise their sons and daughter with identical influences to a series of observational experiments with a group of four to seven year olds, this film explores the social, physiological, neurological and genetic aspects of stereotypical sex typed behavior. A generation of equal opportunities has failed to iron out the great sex divide in the workplace.
This film examines primarily through research on the brain, how biology plays a role in men's drive to succeed more than it does for women, and why this may explain the lack of women in the boardroom.
Also looks at the contrasting behaviors of female and male athletes and the difference of "risk taking" behavior between the sexes. The era of equal opportunities raised expectations that men and women's roles would become interchangeable. Yet, research reveals that most men are neurologically primed to find household routine more difficult, and that women are hormonally primed for maternal behavior, finding such tasks less stressful than men do.
This film explores the neurological elements that help to perpetuate persistent divisions of labor, and investigates the biological basis of our seemingly unchangeable emotional systems. A film by Porter Gale, Laleh Soomekh. On one corner stands the abortion clinic A Woman's World; across the street is the Pregnancy Care Center, an ambiguously named pro-life outpost dedicated to heading off abortion seekers at the pass.
Directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing. May 20, Nightline Program follows the history of family planning, abortion, infanticide, including global religious and legal viewpoints. Presents interviews with clergymen, lawyers, and physicians who hold diametrically opposed views and tells of specific cases of abortion. Videodisc release of an episode of the television program CBS reports, originally broadcast on April 5, Walter Cronkite; Eric Sevareid. Program follows the history of family planning, abortion, infanticide, including global religious and legal viewpoints.
Addresses cutbacks in women's reproductive freedom and civil rights against the backdrop of Operation Rescue's religious anti-abortion ferver. 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. This television news program investigates urban overpopulation and the struggle to provide family planning counseling and contraceptives to those wanting them. Includes interviews with Margaret Sanger, Estelle Griswold, various religious and health officials and discusses the differences in moral attitudes towards birth control of Catholics and non-Catholics.
Videodisc release of an episode of the television program CBS reports, originally broadcast on May 10, DVD Birth of Perception: In the 's unwed mothers were pressured into giving up their babies. This thought-provoking documentary that focuses on the filmmakers own unwed pregancy includes interviews with family members and social workers, as it probes the reasons she complied with a family decision to enter a home for unwed mothers and give her baby up for adoption.
Written, directed and produced by Debra Baker. This documentary attempts, by means of interviews with both proponents and opponents of abortion in a Pennsylvania town, to show some of the differences in the ways people weight the value of human life. Examines the consequences of China's two-decade-old, "one-child policy" designed to curb the country's exploding population.
Due to cultural, social and economic factors, traditional preference leans toward boys, so girls are often hidden, aborted, or abandoned. As a result, tens of thousands of girls end up in orphanages across China. The program follows American families as they travel to China to adopt some of these girls. Discusses the crash program to control population growth in China by limiting the birth of a child to one per family for the next thirty years.
Population growth has been slowed, but at an enormous social cost: A generation without siblings; abortion of female foetuses; imbalance between the sexes and a real concern that the policy has created a generation of spoilt children, so-called "Little emperors and empresses.
Life; 40 Nepal has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. This episode explores the plight of Nepal's local health services, and links the situation to the prohibition by the U. Introduced by Charlton Heston. Documents the intra-uterine life of a male fetus at 5 months of age.
Images of a late abortion are then shown. Takes a pro-life position. Abortion in the United States Today. Vignettes from around the United States, news footage and interviews combine to show how restrictive legislation, funding cutbacks, violence against clinics, and the political successes of the Pro-life movement is affecting abortion's availability and how activists and clinicians are working to preserve access to abortion.
A Christian pro-life group's take on the abortion issue. A Presents the filmmaker's experience of coping with her own hysterectomy at twenty five for cancer caused by her mother's use of D. A film by Judith Helfand. State University of New York Press, c Main Gardner Stacks PN D44 E97 James, Caryn. An Inquiry Into "Surrogate Motherhood" Since it burst onto the public agenda in the s, "surrogate" motherhood has aroused controversy and confusion.
This powerful courtroom drama explores the ethical, emotional, and commercial issues underlying the practice of surrogacy and depicts its effects on three participants: In setting the issue of "surrogate" motherhood in the context of individual lives, this well-acted video relates a story that is seldom told and reveals the human side of this controversial practice.
The courtroom drama is based on actual testimony. Four witnesses, each a party to a preconception agreement, are called to testify: This is a drama that should be seen by everyone considering "surrogate" parenthood arrangements as well as by professionals in the family planning and counseling fields.
The issues it raises force us to examine what it means to society when motherhood is turned into a commercial activity and the values of the marketplace take priority over the interests of women and their children. Examines the effects of the abortion controversy on the community of Pensacola, Florida. Two doctors and an escort have been murdered at abortion clinics in the town, and violence fueled by religious fervor has forced the community to examine its convictions and responsibilities surrounding this difficult issue.
Includes interviews with a diverse group of civil and religious leaders in Pensacola. Includes interviews with the founder, Heather Booth, and other women who were involved with the service. Produced and directed by Kate Kirtz and Nell Lundy. A Romanian Adoption This is the story of Alexandra, an eleven-year-old Romanian girl who was adopted by a Canadian family at the age of three.
Sandi and Al, Alexandra's parents, feel it is time for their daughter to make the journey to meet her birthparents and discover her roots.
The film follows Alexandra and her adoptive family as they travel from Bucharest across Romania to the village where Alexandra was born. Along the way they visit orphanages for infants and children to see how they are run today. Single motherhood in the U.
This film examines the lives of five mothers, whose circumstances are vastly different, who are raising children on their own: Kaye's head-on confrontation of a problem most people simply wish to ignore is documentary cinema at its most raw and vital.
Produced and directed by Tony Kaye. Notable Videos for Adults Leona's Sister Gerri Tells the story of Gerri Santoro, the real person in the police photograph of an anonymous woman collapsed on a motel room floor, dead from an illegal abortion. Reprinted thousands of times on placards, in newspapers, magazines and in books, this image has become a symbol for reproductive freedom.
Produced and directed by Jane Gillooly. From the series, World of Ideas with Bill Moyers. Mary Ann Glendon, professor of law, discusses abortion in the U. Wade" gave rise to misinterpretation of the abortion issues of the U. This tape is produced and distributed by Eric Holmberg of Reel to Real Ministries, and takes an extreme pro-life stance. Very graphic images are used. Examines the issues surrounding the prosecution of pregnant women and mothers in the U.
Debate centers around the issues of jail vs. Includes interviews with women prisoners, recovering women addicts, relatives and medical personnel who care for their drug damaged infants.
Documents the development and use of reproductive technology, suggesting that science and industry have combined to transform the act of procreation into the business of making babies. Explores the ethical, moral and legal questions surrounding in vitro fertilization and its technological offspring. Over one-third of all Puerto Rican women of childbearing age have been sterilized. So common is the operation that it is simply known as 'la operacion.
The Feminist Movement and the Battle Over Abortion Documentary that examines the feminist movement that began in the mid's and how it eventually led to legalized abortion in the United States. Focuses on the division this has created between pro-abortion and anti-abortion supporters, and describes abortion law in various states. DVD The Pill Chronicles little known chapters in the history of the development of the birth control pill and examines how far the pharmaceutical industry was willing to risk women's health.
For its inquiry the film draws on archival footage, interviews with women from from Puerto Rico who became unsuspecting test subjects for the early pill, insights from women health activists who questioned the high-dose version's safety, and testimony from scientists who developed the pill. Shows how harnessing female hormones into a little pill unleashed a social revolution that allowed women to pursue careers as never before, fueled the feminist and consumer health movements, and encourged more open attitudes towards sex.
Based upon the book War paint by Lindy Woodhead. In many societies, a woman is valued according to her reproductive efficiency. Her status in family and community depends on her ability to bear children of the desired number and of the desired sex.
Film investigates the condition of women in Nigeria and India through interviews with husbands, wives, clergy and family planning personnel. Studies fetal alcohol syndrome and prenatal care in the United States. Ultrasound footage of a week old fetus being aborted. One of the earliest films used extensively by pro-life groups. Doctors presumed that the bizarre behaviors of autistic children - rigid rituals, difficulty with speech, extreme self-isolation - stemmed from their mothers' emotional frigidity.
We now know that autism is a brain disorder, not the result of poor parenting. But for a whole generation of women branded as cold "refrigerator mothers," the damage had already been done. This film focuses primarily on 'soldiers' in the Army of God, a violent fringe pro-life group bonded together by the Internet, by organized rallies, and by a common belief that abortions must be stopped at all costs.
Candidly explores the reasons why these people advocate terrorist tactics, such as bombing clinics and killing doctors. Includes footage of high-profile crimes targeted at abortion clinics, most notably the murder of two abortion clinic workers in Pensacola by Paul Hill, an interview with Michael Bray, who torced an abortion clinic and others associated with the movement. Directors, Marc Levin, Daphne Pinkerson. DVD Speak Out: This film features 10 women who candidly describe their abortion experience, with stories that span seven decades.
Cutting across age, race, class and religion, this film offers perspectives that personalize what has become a vicious and abstract debate. Directed by Gillian Aldrich. A Different Conception Director Deirdre Fishel takes an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at her own experiences and that of three other diverse women as they opt for a life they never imagined-- to try to have children solo using donor sperm.
From the strangeness and humor of picking an anonymous donor to the creation of joyous families of both biological and adopted children, Sperm Donor X provides a powerful challenge to old ideas about making a family. A film by Deirdre Fishel. Life and Choice after Roe v Wade. This program examines the relevance of the Bill of Rights to the 20th century dispute over abortion.
Designed to dispel the myth that mental retardation automatically equates with parental inadequacy, the film focuses on four such women, showing that mildly handicapped women are perfectly capable of being good mothers if some specialized support services are available.
Traveling across 35 states, the filmmakers are granted unprecedented access to pro-life groups, movement icons, fund-raising machines, and college classes where students are groomed to carry the message.
More than 70 interviews are interwoven with archival footage and street confrontations to document one of the most tenacious social movements in American history.
Directed, produced, written and edited by Stephen Fell and Will Thompson. Presents a portrait of the times before Roe v. Wade when profound social stigma surrounded both abortion and unwed motherhood. Makes a strong case for choice as a fundamental democratic right. A film by Dorothy Fadiman. The Fight for Reproductive Freedom.
Based on abortion discussion workshops, addresses the subject of abortion and the Pro-choice movement in the United States.
This program investigates consumer reactions against the idealized images of beauty promoted by TV, movies, and glossy magazines, while exploring the complex relationship between corporate strategy and feminine self-esteem.
What are the implications for the global cosmetics and fashion industries? The Impact of Media Images on Women and Girls A documentary about the fight against the toxic and degrading messages to women and girls that dominate the media.
The film presents the leading authorities in the fields of psychology of women and girls, eating disorders, gender studies, violence against women, and media literacy -- and focuses their ideas on practical solutions and the best tactics for reclaiming our culture.
Produced and directed by Margaret Lazarus [and] Renner Wunderlich. The Making of a Hip Hop Dancer. Follows three young women as they compete for roles in hip hop music videos. Through their eyes we see how this world has impacted their personal values, their career ambitions and their concepts of beauty and self-image. Written and directed by Elizabeth St. DVD Buying Into Sexy A report on how marketers, especially in the clothing industry, are selling a grown-up, sexy image to pre-teen girls.
This program follows the daily lives of tween girls, recording their perceptions of fashion, celebrities, boys and themselves. Interviews with both concerned and clueless parents are included, as well as a glimpse into corporate decision making that impacts tween culture. DVD Calling the Shots. Focuses on the diversity of films being made by women today, the power structure of the industry and the women who hold such power.
Uncovering a remarkable pattern of gender-specific poses, Jhally explores Goffman's central claim that the way the body is displayed in advertising communicates normative ideas about masculinity and femininity. The film looks beyond advertising as a medium that simply sells products, and beyond analyses of gender that focus on biological difference or issues of surface objectification and beauty, taking us into the two-tiered terrain of identity and power relations.
Humorously de-constructs some of the female roles represented on television with the underlying suggestion that a greater variety of visions and ovices ought to be possible. Multiple shorts- see Gladis using long display for individual titles. Questions the impact that the portrayal of sex and sexual relations in mass media have on society and culture in our everyday life.
Includes a scene of a brutal gang rape from the movie, The accused. DVD Dreamworlds 2. A controversial video that MTV tried to ban by threat of legal action if it was released. Portrays the impact that sex and violence in media have on society and culture in our everyday life.
Shows scenes from over music videos to show how the media portrays masculinity, femininity, sex, and sex roles. Dreamworlds DVD c Illustrated with hundreds of up-to-date images, Dreamworlds 3 offers a unique and powerful tool for understanding both the continuing influence of music videos and how pop culture more generally filters the identities of young men and women through a dangerously narrow set of myths about sexuality and gender.
In doing so, it inspires viewers to reflect critically on images that they might otherwise take for granted. This documentary examines the sexism that continues to proliferate in media depictions, entertainment, and society. Looks at the selling of sex as a form of female empowerment, idealized beauty, gender training, misogyny in music and games, and the double standards that exist in media and society when it comes to women and men, as well as recommendations for change.
Written, produced, and directed by Thomas Keith. This documentary examines Hollywood stereotypes of the East, with particular attention paid to the Middle East and the depiction of women of the East. Juxtaposing film clips from the 20s through the 80s, the filmmaker argues these fantasies have worked both to shape and reinforce often derogative assumptions about the peoples of the East while at the same time reinscribing the moral, spiritual, and cultural supremacy of the Anglo-European West.
A study of the psychological and sexual themes that pervade today's advertising for products. Continues discussion about the manner in which women are portrayed by advertising.
Jean Kilbourne reviews if and how the image of women in advertising has changed over the last 20 years. With wit and warmth, she uses over ads and commercials to critique advertising's image of women, inviting viewers to look at familiar images in a new way, that moves and empowers them to take action. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes--images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality.
By bringing Kilbourne's groundbreaking analysis up to date, Killing us softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence. Directed by Sut Jhally. Her exaggerated parody of television commercials for elegant products gradually shifts to direct criticism.
A history of the treatment of women on the screen. B 4 Sexism in Language. This program presents closely analyzed examples that show how sexism and antisexism may be contained in language use - in song lyrics,everyday conversation, newspaper reports, written conversations, and satire.
Lovdal explores sexism in both the syntax and semantics of language and shows how it is often unintentional or even unrecognized.
She explores four key areas: Superman and the Bride. This program shows how pervasive images are of man as Superman and woman as his slavish bride- on film and TV, in the fiction on which they are based, even in so-called documentaries.
Experts criticize an unhealthy culture created by advertising and the media, and the many examples shown illustrate how children are reduced to consumers bombarded with images of girls treated as purely sexual objects.
This videotape takes a critical and humorous stab at the recent plethora of "pro-feminist" advertising. Slaying the Dragon Reloaded. Updates the documentary Slaying the Dragon by noting the effects of globalization and a changing population within the past 25 years.
Includes interviews with actresses and other Asian American women who describe their experiences of such stereotyping. This film analyzes the roles and images of Asian women promulgated by the Hollywood film industry and network television over the past fifty years. Also interviews Asian American women and their responses to the impact these stereotypes have on their relationships, their work, and themselves. Center for Asian American Media catalog description.
Some Nudity Required A documentary about the inside workings of Hollywood's B-movie industry, featuring film clips and rare interviews with the industry's exploitation vets. This award winning documentary uses humor to address serious concerns about the marketing of commercial illusion and unrealizable standards of physical perfection. Directed and produced by Jesse Epstein. DVD What a Girl Wants Eleven girls ages 8 to 16 from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds and two classrooms of middle and high school students discuss their views on mass media and how it impacts their lives.
Juxtaposing footage culled from a typical week of television broadcasting with original interviews examines how the media presents girls. Women are Good News Three members of the organization "Women are Good News", a group founded to obtain equal representation of women and women of color in all news media, discuss the lack of women commentators and newscasters on PBS and other television stations.
MM Women in the Media. A Symposium of leading figures in the media discussing issues relating to roles and perceptions of women in the media. Blends narration, clips of broadcast footage and rock music into a critical look at television's stereotypical view of women.
Film explains the role of language in shaping behavior and explores sex bias in everyday speech and writing. Cites illustrations of abuses as well as suggestions to improve awareness of our use and abuse of language. The Grassroots Movement to End Female Genital Mutilation Depicts the efforts of local African political activists to end the practice of female genital mutilation in Africa, an act that can lead to medical complications or even death.
Also capturing the stories of victims, their families and friends, the film follows various activists in countries such as Tanzania, Somalia, Kenya and Mali, as they meet with school children, local communities, and others in attempting to change the 5, year-old custom. Directed and produced by Paula Heredia.
Seeking answers from celebrities, media, academia, as well as everyday Americans, Roberts delves into the origins and deadly risks of our nation's quest for physical perfection and shows how these increasingly unattainable images contribute greatly to the rise in low self-esteem, body dismorphia, and eating disorders for young women and girls who also happen to be the beauty industry's largest consumers. Who actually benefits from this high-priced journey towards this ideal?
What are the true costs of our obsession with youth, beauty, and a slender physique? Deleted scenes; Boris Kodjoe and Reggie Theus on being attractive; Interview with Eve Ensler; Cosmetic ingredients are mislabeled; Girls with eating disorders; Canaries in the coal mine; Meet the victims: Journeying from Barbie conventions to anti-Barbie demonstrations, from girls' play dates to Barbie web pages, Barbie Nation plumbs the international cult of the Barbie doll, telling the Barbie stories of diverse men, women and children.
Explores the history of the Barbie doll, through older and contemporary clips. Includes interviews with Barbie fans, foes, and fetishists; people of all ages and sexes who either covet or revile Barbie. Visits conventions and auctions, where early dolls and memorabilia are bought and sold. Also tells the story of Barbie's creator and Mattel co-founder: Ruth Handler, whose commentary runs throughout the film. To accomplish the "right look," they visit surgeons to have their legs lengthened, their eyes westernized, and their breasts enlarged.
Some of the women end up with terrible physical problems as a result. Every week some 16, Chinese undergo face surgery. Many of their families have spent their life savings to pay for this investment in their daughters. Directed by Elodie Pakosz Four young women models are followed around the globe as they attempt to become superstars. Balanced with interviews with established models such as Lauren Hutton, Elle MacPherson, and Claudia Schiffer, the film contrasts the sobering reality of the business of beauty with its false promises, competition and rejection to the fairy tale images in the young models' heads.
The film lends context to Israel's personal odyssey with fascinating insights from athletes, bodybuilders, fashion models, and inner-city teens, as well as prominent cultural critics and authors. This documentary provides a compelling look at body image issues and the role the media plays in promoting certain ideals for women. It examines eating disorders that have become commonplace in society and looks at the influence of the Barbie doll on young girls.
Powerful media images, in particular in the fashion and advertising industry, serve as a backdrop for insights into the virtually impossible and highly dangerous physical goals that so many women strive to achieve. It also explores the new world of modelling in which models in video, film and photographs are sculpted by computer technology presenting images to emulate that are not even totally human.
Includes interviews with teenagers and professionals working with eating disorder patients. The film offers a model for how to reclaim the media and find one's true self through six remarkable teenage girls who speak about their struggles with feminine identity. Body Perfect Taboo series Mentawai women in Sumatra file their teeth to sharp points, American men get buttocks implants, and Chinese men and women having their legs surgically lengthened to make them taller. How far would you go to match your culture's ideal of beauty?
Originally broadcast on the National Georgaphic Channel in DVD X Body Politics Around the world, takes a look at women's efforts to change societal attitudes about the "ideal" female form. Featuring historical footage and propaganda from the 19th century, when women were pressured to wear corsets, to the 40s and 50s picturing the "ideal" female figure, to the s, the film presents an interesting contrast with contemporary women who are challenging old attitudes.
Women boxers, rock climbers, and runners are seen challenging old assumptions about women's physical abilities. Anorexia is also discussed as a condition arising from younger women's need to attain an impossible physical ideal. How do images of perfect female beauty influence men's perceptions of real women? And, how we see ourselves? How would changing our bodies to try to fit an image alter the way we see ourselves? Reveals a dancer's story about his "Italian" nose and the effect it has had on his career.
Enter the inner workings of the Patina V Mannequin Factory and see what goes into making 'the ideal woman of the moment' -- in plastic. DVD X Breast Implants on Trial Covers a class action suit and individual liability suits on the issue of breast implants, FDA and medical findings, and issues of medicine and science in the courtroom.
Includes interviews with physicians, lawyers, the CEO of Dow Corning Corporation, and individuals with illnesses they feel are linked to their use of silicone breast implants. Originally shown on the television program Frontline on February 27, The participants represent a wide range of age, size, race and background including two women with mastectomies, another who is concerned about the safety of her silicone implants, a self-proclaimed leader of the "Strong Breast Revolution," a transsexual, a pound comedienne and two mother-daughter pairs.
Interwoven with the interviews are segments of breast-related archival footage, including a racy s animated cartoon, a s beauty pageant, and a s bra ad. Host Hugh Downs examines the dangers of the binge-eating disorder, bulimia, and its effects on victims through interviews with experts, recovered bulimics including actress Jane Fonda and the parents of bulimics. Shows scenes of group therapy for eating problems. A disarmingly honest and intimate exploration of our society's fascination with women's breasts.
Unflinchingly examines the good, the bad and the ugly sides of this American icon, delving into the history and politics of breast obsession in the United States.
From breast-crazy men shouting 'Flash those racks! This film provides a glimpse into the real lives of two lesbian women, Sandy and Barbara, especially into their coping with Barbara's breast cancer. Sandy and Barbara had almost three years together from the time Barbara's cancer was diagnosed until her death in The film is based on home videotapes made during that time. Shows interactions between an Alzheimer's patient and her daughter. The daughter discusses how she has dealt with her mother's illness and describes various stages of the disease.
Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter. An examination of how advertising and the cult of celebrity have deeply and negatively impacted teens and young women, the film pairs ads and footage from the catwalks with shocking interviews with editors from top fashion magazines.
The film juxtaposes these interviews with revealing insights from parents, teachers, psychologists, body image experts and most importantly, the heartfelt expressions of girls themselves on how they feel about the media that surrounds them. Directed and produced by Nicole Clark.
The Cult of the Beautiful Body: Observations from the Plane of Body Consciousnes Extreme body consciousness has taken youthful narcissism to new heights, making 'boy meets girl' a ruthless physical selection process. This program examines the cult of the body in Western society and how it has reduced today's courtship ritual to a one-dimensional experience based primarily on physical attraction.
Beginning with the pressure that men currently feel to conform to an abstract physical ideal, the role of the media is scrutinized, along with the culture that from Munich to Los Angeles excludes all who do not espouse the ideals of bodily perfection at the expense of all else.
Features seven women--including the filmmaker--describing their experiences with manic depression, multiple personalities, schizophrenia, euphoria, and recovery. Candid interviews are combined with dramatic reenactments and visualizations of each women's history, emotions, and dreams--the private symbols of madness and sanity.
Produced by Irving Saraf and Allie Light. Women Make Movies catalog description Jones, A. Documentary examines the causes, symptoms and therapy used to treat a nutritional disorder that causes it's victims, usually adolescent girls, to starve themselves. This documentary addresses the contemporary obsession with body size and shape among North American women. Influenced by the mass media and the demands of consumerism, women have come to judge their bodies according to the unrealistic standards of our culture's current beauty ideal.
Two fat acceptance activists, Keena and Jessica, share their experiences of being judged by society for their decision to not bow to how women are expected to look --including being harassed and discriminated against because of their size. Undeterred, they talk about how the fat acceptance movement has allowed them to become empowered. Directed by Margitte Kristjansson. For exhibition and program schedules, check the museum website.
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Email Map Book a Room Facebook. We're family owned and family run. The main part of our inn is an historic sea captain's home, built in and located in downtown Falmouth. That means we're within walking distance to everything -- the beach, the village, bird sanctuary, day spas, shops, galleries, museums, churches, trolley stop, library, and more than twenty restaurants, pubs, and sidewalk cafes. With short notice we can prepare a traditional Cape Cod clam bake -- with lobster, steamers, corn on the cob, and watermelon -- or a cook out, with hot dogs, hamburgers, and BBQ chicken.
These meals are served on the lawn, so it's come as you are. Bare feet and bathing suits are fine. Email Map Facebook Twitter Instagram. Make your way across this one-of-a-kind sky ropes course and head up 12 or 24 feet onto zig zag beams, crisscross angled rope ladders, and spaghetti hand lines. Walk the plank at 24 feet then travel out on a 6 inch standalone beam, pivot and return.
Adventurers must be at least 48" tall or 42" if accompanied by a chaperone. Points B through Z are all the nearby activities you can choose from. Catch a concert at Tanglewood. With hundreds of restaurants and shops to choose from, there will be no boring moments during your time in the Berkshires. Then step into the 18th century and watch and participate in what people did then. The 19th century is here, too, in 40 antique homes, buildings and water-powered mills in this most scenic town.
Seasonal hours may vary. This popular century old year round attraction sits on 26 acres and is home to exotic animals from around the world. See jaguars, cougars, coati and falcon at the Treasures of the Sierra Madre exhibit. Opening Thanksgiving evening is Zoolights that runs through the end of the year.
Map Book a Room Facebook Packages. Visit the world renowned Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and stay across the street at this lodging in restored Victorian row houses. Architectural framings and angles vary. Individual decors give a distinct personality to every space. Why not see scenic Boston from the sea? Two-hour lunch and three-hour dinner cruises feature fresh, buffet-style offerings served in a comfortable, climate-controlled inner deck.
You can even reserve a window table to savor the city — and a cocktail. Onboard activities include games like tabletop shuffleboard and giant Jenga. Look for special holiday cruises and deals. Map Facebook Twitter Instagram. The sea along the Massachusetts Coast is your soothing backdrop for 35 minutes of relaxation, conversation and a refreshing touch of sun, sky and salt air that fills the lungs and lifts the spirit.
Passengers only are welcome aboard along with their bicycles, kayaks, paddle boards and pets. Reservations are not accepted. Group Bookings available for 20 or more passengers. The Berkshires of Western MA. Less than three hours from New York City and Boston, the Berkshires offer culture and adventure year round. In winter, though, it is the crystal-clear blue skies, snow-topped mountains and fields calling out for ski and snowshoe tracks that make us an ideal vacation destination.
So, too, are leisurely visits to our first-class museums, meals at our many gourmet restaurants or simply finding the perfect fireplace to relax in front of at one of our cozy New England bed and breakfast. Whether you choose to spend your time indoors or out, the Berkshire region is a welcome respite in the winter.
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The brand-new interactive science museum welcomes people to see, touch, and handle authenticated pirate treasure, discovered in off the coast of Wellfleet. In , it was captured by the pirate Samuel Bellamy and used over the next year to board 53 vessels, collecting their riches and treasures.
During a storm off the coast of Wellfleet the Whydah ship sunk in The Whydah Pirate Museum provides an interactive and fun learning experience for children and adults. This attractive shop is stocked with local products, antiques, and specialty gifts. Perfect for fueling the family on a Plymouth getaway.
Sculpture In the Outdoors. The vast grounds, covered with lawns and copses of woodlands, are the backdrop to a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture. Indoor space in the museum building also has exhibit space.
The park and museum offer year-round activities, like snowshoe tours, yoga outdoors, nature tours, artist conversations, and screenings. Enjoy revolutionary artistic visions and stretch your muscles outdoors. Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston hosts great special events and exhibits at all time of the year, but you can come for walks and tours held every weekend. A walking garden tour , included in the cost of admission, happens every Sunday at 2 p. See highlights like camellias in the Limonaia and subtropical plants in the Orangerie, and the beauty of bark and berries in the Winter Garden.
Learn about the history of the Worcester County Horticultural Society and learn about the future plans for the garden. Also, the garden welcomes people to bring their dogs to wander the dog walking trail on weekends from 10 a.
Dune and Beach Walks Near Provincetown. Never dismiss the Outer Cape as a romantic winter destination. Provincetown, Truro, and Wellfleet all have a core group of restaurants and bars dishing up warmth and sustenance.
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