Hi Meghann,

 

Cinema Guild distributes a couple of documentaries that fit your criteria:

 

LADIES OF THE LAND
<http://cinemaguild.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TCGS&Product
_Code=2291>   - As small farms continue to disappear at an alarming rate, a
growing number of women are venturing into this tradition-bound,
male-dominated industry - and revitalizing it from within. Ladies of the
Land explores the recent emergence of the woman farmer and its connection to
the boom in organic agriculture.

 

ME FACING LIFE: CYNTOIA'S STORY
<http://cinemaguild.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TCGS&Product
_Code=2398>   - What role should genetics and upbringing play in the legal
defense of a minor on trial for murder? This engrossing documentary follows
the controversial case of Cyntoia Brown, a 16-year-old girl forced into
prostitution, who faces life without parole for killing one of her clients.

 

BEYOND BABYLAND
<http://cinemaguild.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TCGS&Product
_Code=2372>  seeks to understand the causes behind the troubling rate of
infant mortality in African-American communities while introducing us to the
people and organizations working tirelessly to turn around this tide.

 

Here's another fascinating documentary that runs slightly longer (65mins):

 

LA AMERICANA
<http://cinemaguild.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TCGS&Product
_Code=2343>   - The story of a single mother forced to leave her ailing
daughter in Bolivia in order to provide her with a better life is woven into
the current debate over amnesty for undocumented immigrants. Winner of
multiple awards at Latino film festivals, La Americana puts a human face on
this timely and controversial issue.

 

Please contact me off list for more info on these and other titles.

 

Best regards,

 

Milena Jankovic

The Cinema Guild

115 West 30th Street, Ste. 800

New York, NY 10001

Tel: 212.685.6242

Fax: 212.685.4717

Web: www.cinemaguild.com

 

 

From: videolib-boun...@lists.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-boun...@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Meghann Matwichuk
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2011 2:32 PM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] Documentaries on Women and Labor / Poverty / Trafficking
in U.S.

 

Dear CW,

I am looking for recommendations for current, short documentary films for
use in a course focused on the following topics as pertains to women in the
U.S.:  labor issues, poverty, and trafficking.

Again, the operative words are current (within the last few years), short
(50 minutes or less), and *not* internationally-focused. 

Thanks in advance,

*************************
Meghann Matwichuk, M.S.
Associate Librarian
Film and Video Collection Department
Morris Library, University of Delaware
181 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19717
(302) 831-1475
http://www.lib.udel.edu/filmandvideo



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