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Women's & Gender Studies

DVD's, VHS & Streaming Videos in the Library Collection

DVDs and VHS tapes can be borrowed from the Library collection. They are located on the first floor. Streaming videos can be accessed online through the links in Southern Search. 

To search for films in the Library's collection in Southern Search choose the Advanced Search, set the format to audiovisual, and then search using keywords in Any Field, or a specific Title or Subject (Library of Congress Subject Heading). Here are a few links that will provide you with selected lists of films in the Library's collection. These lists were generated by searching for audiovisual resources by the following keywords:

You can also browse for streaming videos on Kanopy and Films on Demand. Note: only subscribed films on the Kanopy platform will be accessible. 

DISCLAIMER: Please note, in order to retrieve the most comprehensive list of materials you may need to use terminology that may be outdated and may be considered offensive. For example, "homosexual," "transsexual," etc..

Biographical Films

The following is an abbreviated list of biographical films compiled by Cindy Schofield, MLIS, Ed.D; former Buley Library Technical Services Division Head (1999-2018) that are available at Buley Library and relevant to Women's Studies topics.  Click on a title to see the catalog entry with call number and availability information.  Films circulate for 1 week and can be checked out at the circulation desk on the main floor of Buley Libray.  After you see a film please enhance the entry by adding your rating!

Documentary Films

The following is an abbreviated list of documentaries compiled by Cindy Schofield, MLIS, Ed.D; former Buley Library Technical Services Division Head (1999-2018) that are available at Buley Library and relevant to Women's Studies topics.  Click on a title to see the catalog entry with call number and availability information.  Films circulate for 1 week and can be checked out at the circulation desk on the main floor of Buley Libray.  After you see a film please enhance the entry by adding your rating!

Feature Films

The following is an abbreviated list of feature films compiled by Cindy Schofield, MLIS, Ed.D; former Buley Library Technical Services Division Head (1999-2018) that are available at Buley Library and relevant to Women's Studies topics.  Click on a title to see the catalog entry with call number and availability information.  Films circulate for 1 week and can be checked out at the circulation desk on the main floor of Buley Libray.  After you see a film please enhance the entry by adding your rating!

LGBTQ+ Films

The following is an abbreviated list of films that address LGBTQ+ topics compiled and annotated by Cindy Schofield, MLIS, Ed.D; former Buley Library Technical Services Division Head (1999-2018). Click on a title to see the catalog entry with call number and availability information.  Films circulate for 1 week and can be checked out at the circulation desk on the main floor of Buley Libray.  After you see a film please enhance the entry by adding your rating!

After Stonewall: from the riots to the millenium catalog summary: In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city's gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the Gay Liberation Movement had begun. Chronicles the history of lesbian and gay life from the riots at Stonewall to the end of the century. Captures the hard work, struggles, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced since then. It explores how AIDS literally changed the direction of the movement

Aimee and Jaguar Catalog summary: Its the Battle of Berlin, during World War 2, two women find each other. One is single, Aimée, the other, Jaguar, is unhappily married with 4 children. In war torn Germany it was not safe to be Jewish, it was just as unsafe to be a lesbian. When Jaguar's husband, who is a German soldier, finds out about the relationship of his wife to Aimée, nothing but trouble becomes the result

But Words Do Hurt: stories from glbtt youth  Catalog summary: In this video, you will meet young people who identify as GLBTT. They talk about identity issues, the media, coming out, their family, their experiences in school and their hopes for the future. Some of the biggest obstacles they face include discrimination and name-calling. These young people share their personal stories with the hope that their experiences will foster a greater understanding of the issues faced by GLBTT youth. Professionals who work with GLBTT youth, including a psychologist, a human rights lawyer, a teacher and a hate crimes police officer also talk about some of the issues faced by these youth. 

Fish Out of Water catalog summary: Director Dickens explores the contentious issue of faith, homosexuality and same-sex marriage  (DVD and streaming availability).

For the Bible Tells Me So   catalog summary: This film brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, and reveals that religious anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a misinterpretation of the Bible. Through the experiences of five very normal, Christian, American familes - including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson - discover how people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child or family member (DVD and streaming availability)

Milk catalog summary: His life changed history, his courage changed lives. Harvey Milk is a middle-aged New Yorker who, after moving to San Francisco, becomes a Gay Rights activist and city politician. On his third attempt, he is elected to San Francisco's Board of Supervisors in 1977, the first openly-gay man to be elected to public office in the United States. The following year, both he and the city's mayor, George Moscone, are shot to death by former city supervisor, Dan White, who blames his former colleagues for denying White's attempt to rescind his resignation from the board. Based on the true story of Harvey Milk

Saving Face  catalog summary: Wilhelmina is a Chinese-American lesbian and a young surgeon who has kept her sexual orientation secret from her conservative Chinese community in New York. But when her widowed mother becomes pregnant and is kicked out by her own parents, Wil suddenly has to juggle her mother's secrets with her own

Straightlaced [videorecording] : how gender's got us all tied up catalog summary: Meet 50 incredibly diverse students who take us on a powerful, intimate journey to see how popular pressures around gender and sexuality are shaping the lives of today's American teens ... Demonstrates how gender-based expectations are deeply intertwined with homophobia, and also are impacted by race, ethnicity and class. From girls confronting popular messages about culture and body image, to boys who are sexually active just to prove they aren't gay, STRAIGHTLACED reveals the toll that deeply-held stereotypes and rigid gender policing have on all of our lives, and offers both teens and adults a way out of anxiety, fear, and violence. (DVD and streaming availability)

Ugly Ducklings catalog summary: Explores the realties of harassment, bullying and homophobia and its devastating effects on today's lesbian and gay youth. Inspired by the award-winning play of the same name, 'Ugly Ducklings' captures the behind-the-scenes conversations with the play's fourteen female actors as they become the characters in the play and come to terms with their own biased behavior. Woven together are the voices of sexual minority youth and experts on youth development all with a common goal of uniting families, schools and community members around creating safer environments for all youth. Filmed in Maine the documentary promotes awareness, understanding and advocacy and supports a call for change in behaviors and policies regarding LGBTQ youth.

Why thee wed? catalog summary: Presents interviews with same-sex married couples who share their views on marriage, religious and political opposition, child adoption, and love. Also includes interviews with their families, the lawyer who represented them, and gay rights activist Jane Rule--who takes issue with the institution of marriage

 

 

Freely Available Films Online

The following list is a selection of films or film collections that are freely available online.