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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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After TillerAfter Tiller

Sheds a humanistic light on the heated abortion debate by going inside the lives of the last four doctors in America who openly provide third-trimester abortions and the reasons their patients seek them.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2014 ♦ 88 minutes ♦ 10 - 12, College, Adults
The Alarm Rings SoftlyThe Alarm Rings Softly

Caribbean women use drama and reggae to fight domestic violence.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 1996 ♦ 12 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult
AltheaAlthea

Pioneering athlete Althea Gibson broke records on and off the tennis court.

Icarus Films ♦ 2015 ♦ 83 minutes
The Amahs of Hong KongThe Amahs of Hong Kong

Filipino women exploited as maids in Hong Kong.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 1996 ♦ 11 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult
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
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
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
Chain of LoveChain of Love

A film about the Philippines' second largest export product - maternal love - and how the international trade in love and care affects the women involved, their families, and families in the West.

Icarus Films ♦ 2002 ♦ 50 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
Chantal Akerman, From HereChantal Akerman, From Here

A conversation with Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman about her films and her directorial philosophy.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 62 minutes ♦ 8-12, college, adult

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