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|#15199/1416 BODY TYPED: Media and Physical Perfection (3 Programs)|
"Recommended for academic and public libraries, BODY TYPED is an excellent instructional and discussion resource for communication, media, psychology, and gender curricula." Educational Media Reviews Online These three short films are designed to start important conversations about body image, media, and self-esteem. WET DREAMS AND FALSE IMAGES *Winner! Sundance Film Festival, ALA/ YALSA Award Exposes the art of digital photo-retouching. How do images of perfect female beauty influence men’s perceptions of real women? And, how we see ourselves? 12 minutes THE GUARANTEE *Winner! Best Short Film - Newport International Film Festival Teasing, self-perception, cultural identity, and plastic surgery. How would changing our bodies to try to fit an image alter the way we see ourselves? Or even who we are? A dancer’s hilarious story about his prominent "Italian" nose and the effect it has on his career. 11 minutes 34x25x36 *Winner! National PBS Broadcast A look at mannequins, religion and perfection. Enter the inner workings of the Patina V Mannequin Factory and see what goes into making "the ideal woman of the moment" in plastic. 8 minutes
|#15797/1725 GENERATION LIKE: Are Kids Using Social Media or is Social Media Using Kids?|
"What’s designed to look like a grassroots wave of excitement [online] is actually a meticulously planned marketing strategy." Douglas Rushkoff This program explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media, and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers. The film is a powerful examination of the evolving and complicated relationship between teens and the companies that are increasingly working to target them.
|#12229/0685 GENERATION M: Misogyny in Media and Culture|
Tracks the destructive dynamics of misogyny across a broad and disturbing range of media phenomena: from the hyper-sexualization of commercial products aimed at girls, to the explosion of gender violence in video games aimed at boys; from the near-hysterical sexist rants of hip-hop artists and talk radio shock jocks, to the continually harsh, patronizing caricature of feminism found in virtually every area of American pop culture.
|#15625/0645 GIRL MODEL|
Despite a lack of obvious similarities between Siberia and Tokyo, a thriving model industry connects these distant regions. GIRL MODEL follows two protagonists involved in this industry: Ashley, a deeply ambivalent model scout who scours the Siberian countryside looking for fresh faces to send to the Japanese market, and one of her discoveries, Nadya, a 13-year-old plucked from her rustic home in Russia and dropped into the center of bustling Tokyo with promises of a profitable career. After Ashley’s initial discovery of Nadya, they rarely meet again, but their stories are inextricably bound. As Nadya’s optimism about rescuing her family from financial hardship grows, her dreams contrast against Ashley’s more jaded outlook about the industry’s corrosive influence. *** ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL SCHOOL AND NON-PROFIT PRICE ***
|#16068/0467 GTFO: Misogyny in the Videogaming World|
"GTFO is brutally effective - intelligent, thought-provoking, and thorough." Jason Bailey, Flavorwire GTFO pries open the video game world to explore a 20 billion dollar industry that is riddled with discrimination and misogyny. Although half of all gamers are women, females are disproportionately subject to harassment and abuse from other gamers, and are massively under-represented in the video game design world. Through interviews with video game developers, journalists, and academics, GTFO examines the female experience in gaming and begins a larger conversation that will shape the future of the video game world. *** SPECIAL PRICE is available for School boards, Libraries and Non-Profit *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
|#5783/0685 KILLING US SOFTLY III: Advertising's Image of Women|
Jean Kilbourne uses examples from the world's premier marketers to examine whether the image of women in advertising has changed over the last 20 years and if so... how?. In the true Kilbourne style she encourages thinking and dialogue that moves and empowers.
|#13338/0685 KILLING US SOFTLY IV: Advertising's Image of Women|
The message hasn't changed but the medium has evolved, or is that devolved? Jean Kilbourne returns with a whole new generation of examples of how marketing genius is still being applied to promote the sale of highly questionable products by purposefully undermining the self-esteem of women and girls.
|#15363/0605 LADY WARRIORS|
Lady Warriors is the story of seven Native American teenage girls who are Arizona state cross-country running champions in training for their next championship competition. Given their belief that establishing outstanding reputations as runners will help their chances of earning college scholarships, they seize this opportunity to excel and realize their dreams of escaping their community of poverty and despair.
|#15895/0899 MAJOR LEAGUES?|
It's been a decade since the Federation of Cuban Women encouraged its members to form women's baseball teams. The call launched a movement that has seen women's teams spring up across the island - even as they face scorn and opposition from men who feel that women should not be playing what they see as a man's game. "I had to choose between my boyfriend and baseball" says one of the women on the Havana team. "I chose baseball."
|#6293/0685 PLAYING (UN)FAIR: The Media Image of the Female Athlete|
This video is a really interesting look at the (gender) politics of sport and how they are dictated and controlled by the media. It provides excellent discussion material for both gender and media studies on the image of women as represented by mainstream coverage of female athletes.
|#13408/0685 RED MOON: Menstruation, Culture and the Politics of Gender|
With humor and refreshing candor, RED MOON provides a fascinating, often ironic, take on the absurd and frequently dangerous cultural stigmas and superstitions surrounding women's menstruation.
|#15168/0685 SEXT UP KIDS: How Children are Becoming Hypersexualized|
The powder keg that is porn culture has exploded in the lives of North American children. From thongs and padded bras for 9-year-old girls to "sexting," 24-7 internet porn, and unfiltered social media, kids today are bombarded with commercial sexual appeals like never before. In this astonishing new documentary, award-winning documentary filmmaker Maureen Palmer (Leaving Bountiful, How to Divorce and Not Wreck the Kids) explores what this radical transformation of the culture means for young people, parents, and our very notions of childhood.Grades 9 to A
|#5784/0685 SLIM HOPES: Advertising and the Obsession with Thinness|
Jean Kilbourne (KILLING US SOFTLY) focuses her attention specifically on the media, body image and health. Her thesis, and the hundreds of examples she presents, leave little doubt that advertisers are preying on the fears and insecurities of women, especially young women, with the result that they are actually encouraging the development of bad nutrition and eating disorders! An excellent resource for both media studies and women's health, this video offers insights and discussion topics that really go to the core of today's consumer society.
|#14058/2003 WOMEN'S REPRESENTATION IN THE MEDIA: Content, Careers and Criticism|
*Telly Award and Communicator Crystal Award A first rate exploration of the reclaimed history of women who created media; the media portrayal of women; women's inclusion in the media workforce; and, how men perceive media differently than women and how that affects what we read, see and hear from the media.
|#5820/0685 WRESTLING WITH MANHOOD: Boys, Bullying and Battering|
Wrestling! Millions of young males (and a lot of other people) are Fans with a capital F. They watch hours of this dizzying combination of brute force, acrobatics, unrestrained violence and lawlessness every week. Could a constant diet of this form of entertainment have any effect on their social and personal relationships? Grades 9 to A
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