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Women's History Month Sampler

A baker's dozen (more or less) of films celebtrating women's history.

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 Alarm Rings SoftlyThe Alarm Rings Softly

Caribbean women use drama and reggae to fight domestic violence.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 1996 ♦ 12 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult
AltheaAlthea

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

Icarus Films ♦ 2015 ♦ 83 minutes
The Amahs of Hong KongThe Amahs of Hong Kong

Filipino women exploited as maids in Hong Kong.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 1996 ♦ 11 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult
Chantal Akerman, From HereChantal Akerman, From Here

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

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 62 minutes ♦ 8-12, college, adult
Clara LemlichClara Lemlich

The story of the young, Jewish, Ukrainian-born woman who in 1909 sparked the 'Uprising of the 20,000' -- the first massive strike of New York City garment workers.

Icarus Films ♦ 2005 ♦ 51 minutes ♦ 8-12, College, Adult
Donna's StoryDonna'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 DobbaguntaDry 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 SorrowFootprints of Sorrow
Guatemalan war widows fighting for human rights.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 1996 ♦ 10 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult
Guerrilla GranniesGuerrilla 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 ♦ 2013 ♦ 80 minutes ♦ 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
A Healthy StartA Healthy Start
The debate over women's health care in South Africa.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 1996 ♦ 11 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult

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