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Films

 

 

 

Films: Long and Short

America Goes to War: The Home Front, World War II. Anthony Ross Potter. 1990 Anthony Potter Productions, Inc., 26:13.
Film about how women were involved in the transition from the home to the work force and separated from their families. They took on positions such as WACs and nurses when the men went to war.

Black Angels of Mercy. Ted Talbert. 1992 Post-Newsweek Stations, 24:57.
Film about African-American nurses and how and why they became a part of the US Armed Forces.

A Century of Women. Jacoba Atlas. 1994 TBS Productions, Inc., 1:42:56.
Film about women's history, women's issues and roles throughout American society as well as a modern skit about a family of women. Cast includes Justine Bateman, Olympia Dukakis, Jasmine Guy, Talia Shire, Madge Sinclair, Brooke Smith and Teresa Wright. Highest recommendation.

Champions of Change. Bob DeDeckere. 1991 Michigan Women Studies Association, 8:00.
Short film about Genevieve Gillette's work with Michigan state parks as well as a brief tour of the Women's Hall of Fame.

Gentle, Angry People. Denise DeVaan, Robert Miller, Mary Morris-Leadholm. 1986 Catholic Charities USA, 30:03.
Diana Pierce hosts a documentary about women, children and poverty.

Sentimental Women Need Not Apply. Diane Garey, Lawrence R. Hott. 1988 Diane Garey and Lawrence R. Hott, 56:57.
A film about women and nursing in the United States both past and present. Interviews with nurses about nursing and women's issues. Unclear reception.

When Diamonds Were A Girl's Best Friend. Janis L. Taylor, Ph.D. 1987 Taylor Productions, 26:20. Reunion and interviews with players from the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. 93.15.

Women in American Life 1942-1955: War Work, Housework and Growing Discontent. Parts I-IV. Mary Ruthsdotter, Bonnie Eisenberg. 1988 National Women's History Project, I-15:16, II- 16:19, III-17:14, IV-14:52.
Part I, 1861-1880: Civil War, Recovery and Westward Expansion. Topics covered include women and the Civil War, emancipation, new employment, westward expansion and women's rights.
Part II, 1880-1920: Immigration, New Work and New Roles.
Topics include women and immigration, middle class and social work, feminization of service professions and industrialization, and the suffrage movement.
Part III, 1917-1942: Cultural Image and Economic Reality.
Topics include WWI, women, visible cultural changes, lynching, the Harlem Renaissance and hardships for Asian, Mexican and American Indians as well as the Depression.
Part IV, 1942-1955: WarWork, Housework and Growing Discontent. Topics consist of new roles for women after the war including heavy industry and military, public attitudes toward Asian-Americans, change in women's work and domestic ideals and civil rights movement.