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.
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.
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
A powerful portrait of trans life in rural North Carolina that follows the journey of 17-year-old Spazz.
Call Number: UMDVD 10103
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
An experimental documentary that interrogates normative notions of gender, sexuality, and performance.
Call Number: UMDVD 10136
Discusses ways in which the media openly degrades women.
Call Number: UMDVD 8032
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