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The Women's Studies Collection

A collection of films examing the breadth and depth of women's experiences, stories and thoughts around the world.

The Women's Studies Collection brings together over 160 films that present the stories of women around the world. From the experience of single mothers in Korea; to teenage girls in prison staging a musical; to films exploring women's relationship to their bodies; crimes of honor, bride kidnapping, and sex trafficking; the makeover industry; mail order brides; women and Islam; domestic violence in Cambodia and Pakistan; girls and guns; philosophers, filmmakers and scientists; women organizing and taking charge of their lives -- The Women's Studies Collection is a broad assembly exploring almost every facet of women's lives.

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At the End of a GunAt the End of a Gun
The devastating effect that the civil war in Sri Lanka is having on women.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 2000 ♦ 25 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult
Bastards: Outcast in MoroccoBastards: Outcast in Morocco
Documents one woman's fight to have her sham marriage recognized and her daughter legitimized by the Moroccan judicial system.
Icarus Films ♦ 2014 ♦ 83 minutes
Battered HeartsBattered Hearts

Domestic abuse is not always physical. Focusing on abusers as well as their victims, this documentary looks at the devastating range of physical, verbal, and emotional assaults which abusers may inflict, but also profiles successful programs which offer awareness, help and healing.

The Fanlight Collection ♦ 2005 ♦ 27 minutes ♦ College/Adult/Professional
Beauty Parlor in RioBeauty Parlor in Rio

Meet Dr. Pitanguy, the 'Golden Scalpel' at a leading Brazilian plastic surgery clinic.

Icarus Films ♦ 2017 ♦ 52 minutes
Because They're Worth ItBecause They're Worth It
Micro-credit, education, health information, and hope provided to impoverished Chinese.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 2000 ♦ 24 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult
BirthBirth

The story of a woman caught up in a cycle of pregnancies because of social pressure to produce a male child, and two other stories of babies, in need, or absent, in Arab countries.

Icarus Films ♦ 2001 ♦ 26 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
Bittersweet JokeBittersweet Joke

Examines the experiences of single mothers in South Korea, where there remains a strong social taboo against single parenthood.

Icarus Films ♦ 2013 ♦ 52 minutes ♦ 9-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
BreastsBreasts

Twenty-two women, ages 6 to 84-years-old, discuss how breasts play a crucial role in the experiences of puberty, motherhood, sex, health, and aging. ** 2002 Outstanding Achievement Award, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality **

Icarus Films ♦ 2004 ♦ 50 minutes ♦ College, Adult
Breathe EasyBreathe Easy

78-year-old Lois Perelman reflects on aging, disability, self esteem, and public perception.

The Fanlight Collection ♦ 2007 ♦ 8 minutes
Bride Kidnapping in KyrgyzstanBride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

The first film about the Kyrgyz tradition of bride kidnapping takes viewers inside families, to talk with kidnapped brides who have managed to escape as well as those who are making homes with their new husbands.

Icarus Films ♦ 2005 ♦ 51 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult

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