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WOMEN'S STUDIES

History ~ Political Science & Philosophy ~ Women's History

Girl Rising (2013)
Director: Richard Robins

Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award® nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.
~amazon.com

The Invisible War (2012)
Starring: Kori Cioca, Susan Burke, Kirby Dick

From Oscar® and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick... comes The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America's most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military... Profoundly moving, the film follows the stories of several idealistic young servicewomen who were raped and then betrayed by their own officers when they courageously came forward to report.
~amazon.com

Miss Representation (2011)
Starring: Cory Booker, Margaret Cho

Writer/Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom interwove stories from teenage girls with provocative interviews... to give us an inside look at the media and its message. As the most persuasive and pervasive force of communication in our culture, media is educating yet another generation that a woman's primary value lay in her youth, beauty and sexuality - and not in her capacity as a leader, making it difficult for women to obtain leadership positions and for girls to reach their full potential.
~amazon.com

Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008)
Director: Gini Reticker

Pray the Devil back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. A story of sacrifice, unity and transcendence, Pray the Devil Back to Hell honors the strength and perseverance of the women of Liberia. Inspiring, uplifting, and most of all motivating, it is a compelling testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.
~Fork Films LLC

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The Stoning of Saroya M. (2008)
Starring: Shohreh Aghdashloo, James Caviezel
Directed by: Cyrus Nowrasteh

In a world of secrecy, corruption and injustice, a single voice can tell a true story that changes everything. This is what lies at the heart of the emotionally charged experience of The Stoning of Saroya M. Based on an incredible true story, this powerful tale of a village's persecution of an innocent woman becomes both a daring act of witness and a compelling parable about mob rule.
~thestoning.com

Women, War & Peace.(2011)
Co-created by: Pamela Hogan, Gini Reticker and Abigail E. Disney

Women, War & Peace is a bold new PBS mini-series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. The series places women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security and reframes our understanding of modern warfare.
~amazon.com