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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 40 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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Major Leagues?Major Leagues?

Profiles members of the Cuban National women's baseball team, who pursue their passion in a society filled with machismo and prejudice.

Icarus Films ♦ 2013 ♦ 27 minutes ♦ 8-12, College, Adult
Man for a DayMan for a Day

Performance artist and drag king Diane Torr leads a workshop in which women develop male characters.

Icarus Films ♦ 2013 ♦ 59 minutes ♦ 9-12, COLLEGE, ADULT

Disbelief, shock, hostility and superstition confronted the wife of one of the filmmakers when she decided to give birth without pain medication using the Lamaze method of childbirth.

Kartemquin Films ♦ 1970 ♦ 80 minutes
A Mother Never Gives up HopeA Mother Never Gives up Hope

Candid stories of four older women who are dealing with abuse at the hands of an adult son.

Terra Nova Films ♦ 2009 ♦ 42 minutes
The Motherhood ManifestoThe Motherhood Manifesto

Looks at the obstacles facing working mothers and families and the employer and public policy changes needed to restore work-life balance.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2007 ♦ 58 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult
The Mothers' TriangleThe Mothers' Triangle

A revealing, heartrending portrait of two generations of young, single mothers living in the shadow of abuse and abandonment.

The Fanlight Collection ♦ 2005 ♦ 66 minutes ♦ College/Adult/Professional
Nefertiti's DaughtersNefertiti's Daughters

Female street artists are on the front lines in the fight for freedom in Egypt today.

Icarus Films ♦ 2015 ♦ 40 minutes
Neither Allah, Nor Master!Neither Allah, Nor Master!
An explosive, personal look at secularism in the Muslim country of Tunisia.
Icarus Films ♦ 2011 ♦ 71 minutes ♦ 9-12, COLLEGE, ADULT

In West Africa many young women, who dream of escaping a life of misery by marrying a rich, white foreigner, surf the Internet for marriage proposals.

Icarus Films ♦ 2009 ♦ 53 minutes ♦ 9-12, college, adult
Not The Numbers GameNot The Numbers Game

The role of women in solving development and population problems worldwide.  (BBC Version)

Bullfrog Films ♦ 1997 ♦ 44 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult

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