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Genre Lists

Gender and Women's Studies

This guide provides an overview of recent DVDs that may interest researchers in the Gender and Women's Studies field. Additional titles can be accessed through the library catalog; you can search by keyword, person, genre, or title.
 

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Suggested keywords: women's rights, women in mass media, women politicians, gender identity, sexism, women refugees, racism, Women Make Movies (firm)

We also provide access to a number of streaming video resources.

Gender and Women's Studies DVDs

The Aggressives
Features intimate interviews with six lesbians in NYC who define themselves as "aggressives."
Call Number: UMDVD 7224

Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years, 1984 to 1992
Documents an untold chapter of Lorde's life: her influence on the Afro-German population.
Call Number: UMDVD 7305

The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men
Uncovers the forces in male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women.
Call Number: UMDVD 6873

Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity
Reveals the self-perpetuating system of racial inequity that determines a person's entire livelihood.
Call Number: UMDVD 8999

Deep Run
A powerful portrait of trans life in rural North Carolina that follows the journey of 17-year-old Spazz.
Call Number: UMDVD 10103

Dreamcatcher
Profiles the activist Brenda Myers-Powell, who fights for change on the streets of Chicago.
Call Number: UMDVD 9638

Game Over: Gender, Race, and Violence in Video Games
Discusses video game violence and encourages critical thinking about the medium.
Call Number: UMDVD 7605

Indian Masculinity Series
Includes three films that explore Sikh traditions, masculinity, patriarchy, sexual violence, and transnational migration.
Call Number: UMDVD 10150

Iron Ladies of Liberia
Details the efforts of Liberia's first female President to bring democracy and peace to a devastated country.
Call Number: UMDVD 8694

Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising's Image of Women
Looks at how advertising reinforces unrealistic and unhealthy perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality.
Call Number: UMDVD 5692

Maid in America
Takes an intimate look into the lives of three Latina house workers in Los Angeles.
Call Number: UMDVD 8249

Masculinity/Femininity
An experimental documentary that interrogates normative notions of gender, sexuality, and performance.
Call Number: UMDVD 10136

Miss Representation
Discusses ways in which the media openly degrades women.
Call Number: UMDVD 8032

Moonlight
A young black man struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Call Number: UMDVD 10200

Paris is Burning
Tells the history of voguing, drag balls, and how they became expressions of fierce personal pride.
Call Number: UMDVD 2832

Race: The Power of an Illusion
Tells how history, social institutions, and cultural beliefs inform what we assume to be normal.
Call Number: UMDVD 5007

Riot Acts: Flaunting Gender Deviance in Music Performance
Represents the multi-dimensional lives of transgender and gender-variant musicians.
Call Number: UMDVD 7675

The Same Difference
Examines the problems of homophobia and gender discrimination within the black lesbian community.
Call Number: UMDVD 9740

Say My Name
Women of the hip-hop and R&B world speak candidly about class, race, and gender in pursuing their passions as female emcees.
Call Number: UMDVD 10096

Slaying the Dragon
Describes the racial and gender stereotyping of Asian women in U.S. media.
Call Number: UMDVD 6279

Unafraid: Voices from the Crime Victims Treatment Center
Explores the impact of rape and the capacity of ordinary individuals to effect change.
Call Number: UMDVD 9742

Voices of Muslim Women
Tackles how Muslim women can carve a space for self-expression in the Deep South through the lens of five University of Alabama students.
Call Number: UMDVD 10135

Women Behind Bars: Life and Death in Indiana
Ventures inside two jails that hold some of the U.S.’s most notorious women criminals.
Call Number: UMDVD 9645

The Youth & Gender Media Project: Two Films about Gender-Nonconforming Youth
Includes 2 short films about gender identity: I'm Just Anneke and Family Journey.
Call Number: UMDVD 7282