Acting on Faith: Women’s New Religious Activism in America
– DV-Disc BL 625.7 A27 2005 / 2005 42 min. color Languages: English
A documentary film that offers an intimate look at the lives and work of three American women - one Buddhist, one Hindu, and one Muslim - for whom faith, activism, and identity are deeply intertwined. The film shows these women at work, with their families, and at play. We hear them reflect on their experiences, and tell us in their own voices what kinds of identities they seek to build for themselves and for their communities.
Amazon Warrior Women
(SECRETS OF THE DEAD) – DV-Disc GN 635 R8 A43 2004 / 2004 60 min. color-b&w Languages: English, Subtitles: English
The legend of the Amazons, beautiful and bloodthirsty warrior women has been the focus of speculation for over a thousand years. They are mentioned in the Greek myths and in the historical writings of Herodotus who gives their last known location as the steppes of Southern Russia. For centuries no archaeological evidence could be found to prove they existed. Recently archaeologists unearthed the 2,500-year-old remains of nomadic women buried with weapons and other articles of war in burial mounds located near the Russian town of Pokrovka. This program documents the work of archaeologist Jeannine Davis-Kimball who has led a 10-year investigation into whether any of these long-dead nomads could be the Amazons of legend.
Bad Girls of Film Noir v.2
– DV-Disc PN 1997 A1 B33624 2010 v.2 / 1946-1956 300 min. b&w Languages: English Subtitles: English (1. Night Editor, One Girl’s Confession 2. Women’s Prison, Over-Exposed)
A couple having an illicit affair witness a murder while on a romantic rendezvous and can't report it without exposing their infidelities; a young waitress steals money from her boss who cheated her father years ago; women inmates suffer at the hands of a sadistic warden; a dancer-turned-photographer with a talent for illegal business heads for New York and gets in over her head.
Body: The Value of Women
– DV-Disc BF 697.5 B63 B696 2005 / 2005 57 min. color Languages: English
Explores body image and self-esteem in the United States, exposing the levels of self-hatred imposed by our culture and the media.
Fast Women: The Ladies of Auto Racing
– DV-Disc GV 1032 A1 F38 2004 / 2004 60 min. color Languages: English
This award-winning documentary explores the history and achievements of women in auto racing. Includes thrilling footage from historic and current races and interviews with racing's most prominent women.
The Forgotten Grave: Women Soldiers of the American Civil War
– DV-Disc E 628 F67 2001 / 2001 60 min. color-b&w Languages: English
Documentary about Sarah Emma Edmonds, a 20-year-old woman who, disguised as a man, enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War. She initially worked as a male nurse, later disguised herself as a black soldier and a woman refugee and engaged in espionage work behind enemy lines, and fought as a soldier in battles at Antietam and Fredericksburg, among others.
A Girl’s Life with Rachel Simmons
– DV-Disc HQ 777 G57 2009 / 2009 60 min. color Languages: English Subtitles: English
Rachel Simmons interviews parents, psychologists, teachers, and social workers who are helping nurture girls into capable, resilient adults. Simmons talks with four very special girls who tell their own deeply personal tales of dealing with issues like cyber bullying, body image, and violence. With courage and determination, these girls reveal their hopes and dreams for a powerful future.
– DV-Disc PN 1997.2 H457 2011 / 2011 146 min. color Languages: English, French, Spanish Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
In 1960s Mississippi, Skeeter, a southern society girl, returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives, and a small Mississippi town, upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up, to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community.
(Streamed) Sheryl Sandberg: Women Must Learn to “Lean In” (ABC News) / 9 min.
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO, has some advice for women in the workplace: get over the need to be liked. This ABC News report talks to Sandberg about why women still have problems becoming as successful as men. She acknowledges the fact that strong, confident women are still seen as “difficult” and “bossy,” while men with the same attributes are respected and liked by both men and women. The conclusion Sandberg comes to is that if you have something to say, and it’s worth saying, someone won’t be happy about it, and women need to accept that.
Taking the Heat: The First Women Firefighters of New York City
– DV-Disc HD 8039 F52 U58 2005 / 2005 54 min. color Languages: English
In 1982, one woman single-handedly took on the entire New York City Fire Department-- and won. For the first time, women could join the force as firefighters.
– DV-Disc PN 1997.2 W38 2006 / 2006 117 min. color Languages: Hindi Subtitles: Hindi, English, Spanish
A Hindu widow in 1938 could throw herself on her husband's funeral pyre, marry her husband's younger brother or live in poverty and self-denial from then on. When eight-year-old Chuyia is widowed, she is sent to a home in the Holy City of Varanasi where Hindu widows live in penitence. Her feisty presence affects the other residents, forcing each to confront their faith and society's prejudices, especially a young woman who has fallen in love with a follower of Gandhi.
Why Women Count Video Clip Collection
– DV-Disc HQ 1236 W46 2008 / 2008 205 min. color Languages: English (1. Africa, Middle East, South Asia / 80 min. 2. Western Europe, Central Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States and Asia / 81 min. 3. Southeast Asia, Pacific, Caribbean, Latin America / 59 min.)
This three-part series comprises 41 video clips focusing on the theme of empowerment and what that means in the lives of ordinary women around the world.
Woman Rebel: A Portrait of Revolution
– DV-Disc DS 495.652 B48 W6 2011 / 2011 36 min. color Languages: Nepali Subtitles: English
Over the course of a controversial ten year revolution in Nepal, 40% of the guerilla army fighting against the government were women. [The film] follows the story of one such woman (codename "Silu") on her incredible journey, from the jungles, all the way through to the halls of Parliament.
Women Art Revolution
– DV-Disc N 72 F45 W27 2010 / 2010 83 min. color-b&w Languages: English
The history of the feminist art movement in the late 20th century, including interviews with many of the participants.
(GLOBAL ISSUES) – DV-Disc HQ 1236 W652527 2010 / 2010 26 min. color Languages: English Subtitles: English
Despite the progress of the international women's movement in exposing and correcting human rights abuses against females, in many countries women are still fighting to attain the most basic of civil liberties. This program contextualizes that struggle by comparing women's rights in the U.S. with the status of women in China, Afghanistan, and Kenya. Hopeful signs such as the rising levels of education for girls, female representation in government, and business opportunities for women are contrasted with the continuing practice of age-old antithetical abuses that have yet to be eliminated-- nonconsensual marriage and severe domestic violence, to name two-- and the demoralizing effect of seeing hard-won rights overturned.
The World at Their Feet: The Legendary Story of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team
– DV-Disc GV 944.5 W67 2005 / 2000 60 min. color Languages: English Subtitles: English
The 1990s was the decade that women's sports finally received their due: in addition to the groundbreaking formation of the WNBA, the era witnessed the historic achievements of the U.S. women's national soccer team. Led by stellar players such as Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain, Michelle Akers, and Julie Foudy, the team won the first ever Women's World Cup in 1991; a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics; and another World Cup in 1999, where the 90,000-plus crowd set a record for attendance at a women's sporting event and vaulted Chastain into sports iconography for her celebratory shirt-waving. THE WORLD AT THEIR FEET chronicles the remarkable history of the pioneering team that inspired girls and women all across America.
Ballykissangel (Series Four) – DV-Disc PN 1992.77 B274 2005 / 1998 600 min. (10 Hrs) color Languages: English Subtitles: English (CONTENTS: All Bar One, He Healeth the Sick, Bread and Water, Par for the Course, The Odd Couple, Turf, It’s a Family Affair, Rock Bottom, As Stars Look Down, Births-Deaths and Marriages, It’s a Man’s Life, The Final Frontier)
Celebrating the Green: The History of St. Patrick’s Day
– DV-Disc GT 4995 P3 C44 2002 / 1998 50 min. color-b&w Languages: English
Traces the life of Saint Patrick, the history of St. Patrick's day and how the day has been celebrated throughout the centuries. Also gives a brief history of the Irish, the shamrock and leprechauns. The video continues with a history of the Irish in America and shows how the St. Patrick's Day holiday is celebrated in modern times including the St. Patrick's day parade.
In Search of Ancient Ireland
– V-Cass DA 930 I5 2002 / 2002 180 min. color
A history of Ireland from 3,000 B.C. to the Norman Invasion.
Land of Celtic Ghosts
– DV-Disc GR 137 L3 1979 / 1979 93 min. color Languages: English
This documentary traces the ghostly paths of the spirits that have roamed the Emerald Isle since the beginning of man. Filmed entirely on locations in Ireland, including the city of Dublin and at many other ghostly places such as Killakee House, St. Michan's Church, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Carrickmines, Howth Castle, Malahide Castle, Aillwee Cave (Ballyvaughan), Cliffs of Moher, Kilfenora Cathedral, Glenfesk, Muckross Abbey, Kildemock Church, Castlegregory and many more.
Legends of Ireland
v.2 - Saint Patrick/Brendan the Navigator — V-Cass GR 153.5 L42 1998 v.2 / 1996 52 min. color
Dramatic recreations, artifacts and period music tell the story of Saint Patrick and Brendan the Navigator.
The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns
– DV-Disc PN 1997 M2449 2000 / 1999 170 min. color Languages: English Subtitles: English
When American Jack Woods goes to Ireland, he discovers a mischievous leprechaun family and is swept up in a bitter war ignited by a Romeo and Juliet love affair between a rebel leprechaun and a fairy princess.
The Radharc Guide to Celtic Monasteries
— V-Cass BX 2600 R33 1990z / 1992 104 min. color
A tour of the once thriving monastatic communities of Ireland where the light of knowledge shone through the Middle Ages and where women played a significant role in the early Irish church.
(Streamed) Rick Steves’ Europe: The Best of West Ireland – Dingle, Galway and the Aran Islands / 30 min.
Discover the west coast of Ireland with the host, writer and producer of the popular public television series, Rick Steves’ Europe. Deepest Ireland is best experienced in its west coast Gaeltachts, where Gaelic is spoken and the rugged villages have changed little over the generations. After exploring the rugged and remote Aran Islands, we settle into Galway and venture into Ireland in the extreme—Dingle Peninsula. Ringing with traditional music from its rustic pubs, dotted with prehistoric “fairy forts,” Rick believes, if you’ll fall in love with Ireland, chances are it’ll be right here.
Riverdance (Live from New York City) — V-Cass GV 1688 I7 R58 1997 / 1997 102 min. color
(Streamed) St. Patrick: The Living Legend / 52 min.
Everyone knows that Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, and that he banished snakes from the land. But there is more to this man and the curious ways in which he is celebrated on March 17. This documentary—filmed in Boston, California, Newfoundland, and, of course, throughout Ireland—explores the origins of Saint Patrick’s Day and how the tradition grew of celebrating him with parades and as a celebration of being Irish.
Saint Patrick: The Man, The Myth
(BIOGRAPHY) – V-Cass BX 4700 P3 S24 1996 / 1996 50 min. color
Born in 385 A.D. to a wealthy family in Britain, Patrick was kidnapped at 15 and enslaved for six years as a shepherd in Ireland. He escaped back to Britain, but later returned to Ireland determined to convert the people to Christianity.
The Secret of Roan Inish
-- V-Cass PN 1997 S3465 1996 / 1993 102 min. color
A magical tale of a girl whose search for her missing brother brings an Irish legend to life.
Mary Bergin: Feadóga Stáin-Traditional Irish Music on the Tin Whistle - C-Disc M 110 P46 B47 1992
The Bothy Band: The Best of the Bothy Band - C-Disc M 1745.18 B67 B47 1988
Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem: Super Hits – C-Disc M 1744 C55 S86 2000
Clannad: An D’iolaim - C-Disc M 1745.18 C42 A5 1998
De Dannan: Ballroom - C-Disc M 1744 D44 B3 1987
Van Morrison & The Chieftans: Irish Heartbeat - C-Disc M 1744 M67 I7 1988
Planxty: The Well Below The Valley - C-Disc M 1744 P53 W45 1988
The Rough Guide to Irish Folk – C-Disc M 1744 R68 1999
The Rough Guide to Irish Music – C-Disc M 1744 R685 1996
-- V-Cass GV 1790 A66 A66 1973 / 30 min. b&w
Presents Martha Graham's interpretation of Aaron Copland's ballet Applalachian spring.
(GARDENS OF THE WORLD WITH AUDREY HEPBURN) – V-Cass SB 465 G215 1993 v.5 / 1993 27 min. color
Audrey Hepburn explores several of the world's most beautiful country gardens - among them, the romantic Giardino del Ninfa, south of Rome; charming cottage gardens in England; the farmhouse gardens surrounding Chilcombe House in Dorset (UK).
(REINVENTING THE WORLD II) – V-Cass SB 454 C84 2001 / 2001 50 min. color
Cultivating change is an invigorating tour of garden projects in both the United States and Canada. It tells the story of how growing and cooking food can be a remarkable avenue to social change.
(Streamed) The Kalasha – Rites of Spring (DISAPPEARING WORLD) / 60 min.
The Kalasha are an ancient mountain people living in the Chitral district of northwestern Pakistan. Surrounded by a predominantly Muslim population, they adhere to an old religion based on Hinduism. This film presents a picture of their way of life and features the celebrations of Goshi, their three-day spring festival.
Krishna in Spring
(MUSIC AND SOCIETY) -- V-Cass M 1808 K75 1990z / 1969 25 min. color
A film of the colorful and age-old Festival of Spring, which retells through music and dance the story, part religious, part pagan, of the life of Lord Krishna.
(Streamed) Spring: Season of Cherry Blossoms / 47 min.
This program captures the essence of spring in Kyoto. First, the program presents the region’s gorgeous displays of cherry blossoms and other flowers at Heian Jingu Shrine, built to commemorate Kyoto’s 1,100 years as capital of Japan; in Maruyama Park; by Togetsu Bridge; and at a number of famous temples. Next, traditional seasonal events are profiled, including the Miyako-odori and Kamogawa-odori dances, a Mibu Kyogen performance, a Kyokusui-no-Utage poetry reading, and the Shinko-sai, Aoi, and Mifune festivals. And finally, a sampling of seasonal cuisine—sushi, bean curd, and many other foods, served informally and in Kaiseki style—is highlighted.
Where All Things Belong
– V-Cass BF 637.S4 W537 1975 / 1975 28 min. color
Speaks of spring and the rebirth in everyone and what it is to become a human being.