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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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Flower in OtomiFlower in Otomi
Tells the story of Deni Prieto Stock, killed by the Mexican army in 1973.
Icarus Films ♦ 2013 ♦ 78 minutes ♦ 9-12, college, adult
Fundi: The Story of Ella BakerFundi: The Story of Ella Baker

Friend and advisor to Martin Luther King, FUNDI reveals the instrumental role that Ella Baker played in shaping the American civil rights movement.

Icarus Films ♦ 1981 ♦ 63 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
Girls on the WallGirls on the Wall

The teenage girls of Warrenville Prison are getting a shot at redemption in a most unlikely form: a musical based on their lives. As three fascinating inmates write and stage their play, they're compelled to re-live their crimes, reclaim their humanity and take a first step toward breaking free of the prison system.

Sincerely Films ♦ 2009 ♦ 61 minutes ♦ Grade 7 and up (Some harsh language/descriptions of drug use and violence)
Grassroots in Dry LandsGrassroots in Dry Lands

Tells the story of three unconventional social workers united by a common vision that transcends the antagonisms between their countries.

Icarus Films ♦ 2016 ♦ 52 minutes
Growing SeasonGrowing Season

Horticulture dramatically improves prisoners' attitudes.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 1992 ♦ 25 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
Guns and MothersGuns and Mothers

The contentious debate over gun control, as seen through the eyes of two mothers on opposite sides of the issue.

Icarus Films ♦ 2004 ♦ 53 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Half The SkyHalf The Sky

Changes in the lives of four generations of Chinese women.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 1996 ♦ 50 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Hayley, Rosamaria, Angela and MartensHayley, Rosamaria, Angela and Martens

Revisits four children in England, Brazil, Papua New Guinea, and Latvia, who were born in 1992, the year of the first Rio Earth Summit, and measures the impact of globalization on their lives.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2013 ♦ 48 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adults
Heart Of Sky, Heart Of EarthHeart Of Sky, Heart Of Earth

Six young Maya present a wholly indigenous perspective, in which all life is sacred and connected, as they resist the destruction of their culture and environment.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2013 ♦ 98 minutes ♦ 10 - 12, College, Adults

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