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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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The Good BreastThe Good Breast

Explores the cultural and emotional roots of the loss of the breast through the intimate stories of four breast cancer patients and their surgeons.

Icarus Films ♦ 2016 ♦ 94 minutes
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
A Healthy StartA Healthy Start
The debate over women's health care in South Africa.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 1996 ♦ 11 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult
HousemaidsHousemaids
Seven Brazilian teenagers film their housemaids, exposing issues of class, race, and gender in their families, and in their country.
Icarus Films ♦ 2013 ♦ 76 minutes ♦ 9-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
Islam Unknown (episode 1): Asma BarlasIslam Unknown (episode 1): Asma Barlas

Professor Asma Barlas doesn't call herself a feminist - but she is a believer in 'radical sexual equality' based on a reading of the Qur'an.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 28 minutes
Judith ButlerJudith Butler

An up-close and personal encounter with this influential philosopher and gender theorist.

Icarus Films ♦ 2007 ♦ 52 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Let's Face It-Women Explore Their Aging FacesLet's Face It-Women Explore Their Aging Faces

A touching and honest glimpse into the intimate self-explorations of several women in their 40's, 50's, and 60's as they face the natural reality of sags and bags, lines and wrinkles.

Terra Nova Films ♦ 2002 ♦ 26 minutes
Look Us in the Eye: the Old Women's ProjectLook Us in the Eye: the Old Women's Project

Founders of the Old Women's Project, an activist organization that challenges ageism

Terra Nova Films ♦ 2007 ♦ 25 minutes
Made Over in AmericaMade Over in America

In a culture where bodies seem customizable, how do we perceive body image, and how are desires for a better self influenced by reality television and the makeover industry?

Icarus Films ♦ 2007 ♦ 65 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult

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