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  My Brooklyn
PUZZLES
When Hate Came to Town
Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch
Never Enough
RFK in the Land of Apartheid
Every Mother's Son
Video Reports from Oaxaca
Making a Killing
Overcoming the Odds
Another Brother
Out at Work
Daughters of Dykes
Looking for a Space: Lesbians and Gay Men in Cuba
Juggling Gender
Prescription for Change
From Bedside to Bargaining Table
Looking for Love: Teenage Mothers
The Last Hunger Strike: Ireland 1981
Signed, Sealed and Delivered: Labor Struggle in the Post Office
 
 
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Puzzles My Brooklyn
My Brooklyn follows director Kelly Anderson's journey, as a Brooklyn gentrifier, to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood. The film documents the redevelopment of Fulton Mall, a bustling African-American and Caribbean commercial district that — despite its status as the third most profitable shopping area in New York City - is maligned for its inability to appeal to the affluent residents who have come to live around it.
 
Puzzles PUZZLES When Hate Came to Town
In the post-industrial city of New Bedford, Massachusetts, an 18 year-old entered a gay bar named Puzzles, and attacked its patrons with a hatchet and gun. As a result, two very different communities are threatened. The loose circle of disaffected white youth who call themselves Juggalos, — followers of the Detroit-based white-rap/ band Insane Clown Posse (ICP) and the vibrant but fragile oasis for drag performers and working class gay men and lesbians. PUZZLES charts these divergent journeys as they unfold, and along the way, PUZZLES reveals the deep alienation that many American youth struggle with and its counter part: the abiding need for family.
 
       
Charlotte Bunch Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch
This documentary tells the story of Charlotte’s life, from idealistic young civil rights organizer to lesbian activist, to internationally-recognized leader of a campaign to put women's rights, front and center, on the global human rights agenda. Charlotte has been both a product and creator of her times: every chapter in her life is a chapter in the story of modern feminist activism, from its roots in the 1960's struggles for social justice to international campaigns against gender-based violence today.
 
Never Enough Never Enough
Do we own our things, or do they own us? NEVER ENOUGH probes the fine line between clutter and collecting, exploring three Americans' intimate relationship with their 'stuff.' It is a meditation on material culture, consumerism, mental illness and the social fabric of our lives.
 
RFK RFK IN THE LAND OF APARTHEID link offsite
Using never before seen archival footage, and interviews in South Africa and the United States, filmmakers Larry Shore and Tami Gold tell the unknown story of Robert Kennedy's 1966 visit to South Africa during the worst years of Apartheid. The film evokes the connections between the American Civil Rights Movement and the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa. The filmmakers find witness to this special moment in time through the sights and sounds of present day South Africa.
 
Every Mother's Son Every Mother's Son link offsite
EVERY MOTHER'S SON is the story of three women in New York City - Iris Baez, Kadiatou Diallo and Doris Busch Boskey - whose sons were killed by police officers and who have transformed their personal tragedy into an opportunity for profound social change.
 
  LAND, RAIN AND FIRE   Video Reports from Oaxaca
VIDEO REPORTS FROM OAXACA, MEXICO This DVD contains two 30-minute documentaries.

LAND, RAIN & FIRE: Report from Oaxaca -tells the story of the police attack on more than fifty thousand teachers were on strike in Oaxaca, Mexico.

FROZEN HAPPINESS: Impunity, Elections and Hope in Oaxaca - recounts the struggle of a mother and children to gain the freedom of their husband and father.
 
  Making a Killing   Making a Killing link offsite
MAKING A KILLING is a powerful organizing tool in the fight for social justice and tobacco control. This half-hour documentary exposes Philip Morris/Altria’s deadliest abuses. It reveals the burning truth about how the tobacco giant uses its political power, size and promotional expertise to spread tobacco addiction internationally, leaving in its wake a trail of death and destruction.
 
  Overcoming the Odds   Overcoming the Odds link offsite
OVERCOMING THE ODDS is the dramatic story of how countries of the Global South, non-governmental organizations, and activists came together to challenge one of the most powerful industries in the world—the tobacco industry—and won!
 
  Another Brother   Another Brother
ANOTHER BROTHER is a moving biographical mosaic of one ordinary yet extraordinary man, Clarence Fitch. An African American veteran of the Vietnam War, Clarence was like many veterans in the hardships he endured – racism, poverty, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS – yet uncommon in his ability to transform these experiences through a life of political activism.
 
  Out at Work   Out at Work
In 1992 Cheryl Summerville, a cook at a Cracker Barrel restaurant outside Atlanta, received a termination paper stating that she was fired for "failing to demonstrate normal heterosexual values." She was shocked to discover that in more than 40 American states it was legal to fire workers simply because of their sexual orientation. OUT AT WORK chronicles the stories of a cook, an auto worker and a librarian as they seek workplace safety, job security and benefits for gay and lesbian workers.
 
  Daughters of Dykes   Daughters of Dykes
This is an up-beat and at times humorous glimpse into the thoughts of a group of teenage girls raised by lesbian mothers. It candidly asks "Do lesbians have sex?" "Does having a lesbian mother turn you into one?" Told through the experience of its eighteen-year-old director, this frank video invites its audience to laugh and, at the same time, to feel comfortable questioning their own sexuality.
 
  Looking for a Space   Looking for a Space: Lesbians and Gay Men in Cuba
One of the ironies of the Cuban Revolution was that, from the beginning, it persecuted many of its loyal supporters because of their sexual orientation. LOOKING FOR A SPACE examines the cultural, political and historical reasons behind the persecution of lesbians and gay men during the early years of the Revolution, and takes a fresh look at this issue from the perspectives of Cubans who are living on the island today.
 
  Juggling Gender   Juggling Gender
A loving portrait of Jennifer Miller, a lesbian performer who lives her life with a full beard. Miller works as a performance artist, circus director, clown and as the "bearded lady" in one of the only remaining sideshows in America. JUGGLING GENDER explores the fluidity of gender and raises important questions about the construction of sexual and gender identity.
 
  Prescription for Change   Prescription for Change
Nurses: traditionally female, underpaid and under-appreciated. This documentary presents a rare behind-the-scenes look at nursing. Produced over ten years ago – before prime-time’s ER and CHICAGO HOPE – this documentary has a clear feminist perspective and continues to be refreshing and relevant.
 
  From Bedside to Bargaining Table   From Bedside to Bargaining Table
This inspiring documentary looks at nursing from the nurse’s point of view, encouraging healthcare professionals to work together to change their poor working conditions and gain self-respect. FROM BEDSIDE... was produced over 15 years ago and some of the statistical information is outdated, but the poor working conditions and call to organize are still relevant today.
 
  Looking for Love   Looking for Love: Teenage Mothers
What happens to teenagers whose lives are unexpectedly disrupted by pregnancy? How do they describe what it is like to be a teenage mother? Though this documentary was produced over 15 years ago, the stories are still poignant and relevant. The film focuses on the lives of 16-year-old Audrey and Dana, who were both pregnant at 14, and 17-year-old Denise. The common thread in the stories portrayed are the complex and contradictory feelings of being a teenage mother.
 
  The Last Hunger Strike: Ireland 1981   The Last Hunger Strike: Ireland 1981
In the spring and summer of 1981 fifteen young men, prisoners in Northern Ireland, decided as a final form of protest to begin a hunger strike. Over a four month period, ten of these men starved to death. Michael James Devine was the last of the hunger strikers to die. To his community he died a freedom fighter, to the British government he died a common criminal. Within these two classifications lies the germ of Michael’s story. THE LAST HUNGER STRIKE explores the day to day reality which compels a man to voluntarily surrender his life as a form of protest.
 
  Signed, Sealed and Delivered   Signed, Sealed and Delivered:
Labor Struggle in the Post Office

On July 21, 1978 thousands of postal workers across the country walked off their jobs when their contract expired, saying "No" to mandatory overtime, forced speedups and hazardous working conditions. As a result of this wildcat strike, six hundred thousand postal workers won a better contract. But two hundred workers were arbitrarily fired by management to teach all postal workers a lesson. SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED speaks loudly and clearly to people everywhere who are organizing for safe and humane conditions in the workplace.
       
 

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