Women's History Month Sampler

This sampler of films celebrates women's history and the struggle for equality and equity. Designed as both a streaming starting package, as well as a programming suggestion, the package includes the six-film series A WOMAN'S PLACE, about women and development around the world by local women directors; and examining the forces shaping society's image of women -- and women's self-image; and stories of remarkable women who changed history.

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The Women's History Month Sampler includes the following titles:

A Healthy Start - imageA Healthy Start
The debate over women's health care in South Africa.
Bullfrog Films | 1996 | 11 minutes | 7-12, College, Adult
A Sense of Wonder - imageA Sense of Wonder

Rachel Carson's love for the natural world and her fight to defend it.

Bullfrog Films | 2009 | 55 minutes | Grades 7-12, College, Adult
Althea - imageAlthea

Pioneering athlete Althea Gibson broke records on and off the tennis court.

Icarus Films | 2014 | 83 minutes
Chantal Akerman, From Here - imageChantal Akerman, From Here

A conversation with Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman about her films and her directorial philosophy.

Icarus Films | 2010 | 62 minutes | 8-12, college, adult
Clara Lemlich - imageClara Lemlich

The story of Clara Lemlich, a fledgling union organizer who launched the groundbreaking garment workers strike in 1909 in New York City.

Icarus Films | 2004 | 51 minutes | 8-12, College, Adult
Donna's Story - imageDonna's Story

An intimate portrait of a fiercely determined survivor -- Donna, a Cree woman who left behind a bleak existence on the streets.

National Film Board of Canada | 2001 | 51 minutes
Dry Days In Dobbagunta - imageDry Days In Dobbagunta
Literacy program spurs anti-liquor campaign in rural India and empowers women.
Bullfrog Films | 1996 | 11 minutes | 7-12, College, Adult
Footprints of Sorrow - imageFootprints of Sorrow
Guatemalan war widows fighting for human rights.
Bullfrog Films | 1996 | 10 minutes | 7-12, College, Adult
Guerrilla Grannies - imageGuerrilla Grannies

Filmmaker Ike Bertels' portrait of three women veterans of the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) offers an intimate view of Mozambique's history since its 1975 independence.

Icarus Films | 2012 | 80 minutes | 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
Look Us in the Eye: The Old Women's Project - imageLook Us in the Eye: The Old Women's Project

Founders of the Old Women's Project, an activist organization that challenges ageism

Terra Nova Films | 2007 | 25 minutes

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