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Women/Sexism in Advertising

Miss Representation

Newsom, Jennifer Siebel., et al. Miss Representation. 90 min. version; customized educational footage. [Sausalito, Calif.] : [San Francisco, Calif.]: Ro*co Films Educational ; Girls Club Entertainment, 2011.

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Killing Us Softly: Advertising's Image of Women 4

Jhally, Sut., and Jean Kilbourne. Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising's Image of Women. Northampton, MA: Media Education Foundation, 2010.

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Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood & American Culture

Katz, Jackson,, Jeremy Earp, and David Rabinovitz. Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood & American Culture. Northampton, MA: Media Education Foundation, 2013.

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History of Feminism / Women's Movement

She's Beautiful When She's Angry

Dore, Mary, Nancy C. Kennedy, Pamela T. Boll, Elizabeth Driehaus, Kathryn Taverna, Antoni M. Degli, Svetlana Cvetko, and Alicia Weber. She's Beautiful When She's Angry. , 2016.

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Before Stonewall

Before Stonewall pries open the closet door, setting free the dramatic story of the sometimes horrifying public and private existences experienced by LGBT Americans since the early 1900's. Revealing and often humorous, this widely acclaimed film relives the emotionally-charged sparking of today's gay rights movement, from the events that led to the fevered 1969 riots to many other milestones in the brave fight for acceptance. (source:

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Films that highlight intersectionality

Paris is Burning

Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag-ball scene.  (source:

Paris is Burning. United States: Fox Lorber Home Video, 1992.

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What Happened, Miss Simone?

Available on multiple platforms for $4.99 or with Netflix Subscription

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This Netflix documentary draws together interviews and archival footage to showcase the life of famous singer and civil rights activist, Nina Simone. What Happened Miss Simone? is a powerful dedication to a woman who dared to proclaim herself “young, gifted and black” at a time when a black woman’s brilliance was scorned. (source:

Harassement / Violence / Assault

The Hunting Ground

What could be a safer space for women than schools and colleges, right? The Hunting Ground proves you wrong as it chronicles the horrifying stories of rape, sexual assault, and harrasment of girls in college campuses. Read more at

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The Invisible War

The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S Military. (source:

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