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NARAL: One Year Later
This short film, produced by NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League), is a retrospective look at NARAL’s political campaigning in the wake of the 1989 Supreme Court decision (Webster v. Reproductive Health Services) that gave the states the power to restrict abortions. (12 min. 1990)

The Nationalism of Women in Fascist Italy
An on-campus lecture by Dr. Victoria DeGrazia, Professor of History at Rutgers University in New Jersey, explores the diversity of women’s experiences under fascism in the realms of politics, popular culture, the workplace and the church. (90 min. 1993)

Native American Women and Music
Presented by Rayna Green as part of Women’s History Celebration. Green, the Director of the American Indian Program at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian. Green examines historical and contemporary forms of multi-tribal Native women’s music, explores its social and cultural meaning to women, and discusses this music in relation to a new recording, “Heartbeat: The Voices of First Nations Women.” (90 min. 1997)

Negotiating the Nineties: Women, Politics and the Past
The keynote address for Women’s History Celebration. Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Remaking Love and For Her Own Good, looks at the political issues facing women in the 1990s with humor and perceptiveness, in the process of placing them within an historical context. (85 min. 1992)

Never Too Old To Dance
A documentary about using dance therapy with elderly and disabled people. (60 min.)

“Nice Jewish Girls: Lesbian and Feminist Activism 25 Years Later.”
Marxist and Socialist Studies Thursday Controversy Series. Thursday, November 13, 2008. Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz. DVD, 59 minutes.

Nicole Brossard (WIC Luncheon 2002)
Renowned Quebecoise Poet and Novelist Nicole Brossard discusses her work.

NO! Confronting Sexual Assault In Our Community
NO! provides a comprehensive lens through which to examine the impact of sexual violence on Black women and girls – calling to task in particular the behaviors and attitudes of Black men in reinforcing a cultural assault. NO! includes messages from violence prevention advocates as well as testimonials from survivors who defy victimization. Sociologists, historians, anthropologists and other leading scholars provide an interdisciplinary contexts with which to examine sexual violence. A media literacy segment encourages viewer analysis of music videos and popular films. Bound to incite controversy, another chapter critiques the marked absence of gender analysis from civil rights politics and institutions – including the Black Power movement and the Black church. 2006, 94 minutes, DVD.

No Safe Place: Violence against Women
This documentary goes behind the headlines to explore the origins of violence against women. It includes the moving stories of women who have been assaulted, as well as interviews with me who commit the most intimate of crimes. Gloria Steinem, Robert Bly, and other nationally known experts look at causes and solutions. (56 min. 1996)

None Of Our Business? Maine Employers Address Domestic Violence in the Workplace
Guest speakers include Margaret Beckman, Dawn Simpson, and Francine Stark. Part of the Women in the Curriculum and Women’s Studies Program Fall 2004 Lunch Series. 10-20-04.

Not a Love Story
An extraordinarily influential documentary from the National Film Board of Canada, which interviews an erotic dancer, a publisher of pornography, a photographer, and anti-pornography activists, among others. This film is sexually explicit and includes a tour of pornographic bookstores and peepshows. NOTE: Due to the sensitive nature of this program, instructors who use this film in classes generally require that students attend a discussion following the film. (70 min.)

Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony
A two part PBS documentary by Ken Burns and Paul Barnes. (1999)

Not Without My Daughter
This true story of terror and escape chronicles Betty Mahmoody’s desperate bid to escape a foreign land and centuries of local custom and the oppressive might of a police state that supports her husband. Two-time Oscar winner Sally Field adds another powerful acting triumph to her gallery of great roles in this suspense thriller. (116 min. 1990)

Not Without My Veil
This film breaks down the Western stereotypes of Islamic women as oppressed and confined, introducing us to educated, independent women who dress in the traditional way, yet are moving into new areas for women within their society and culture. (1994, 29 minutes, DVD & VHS)

NOVA – Secret of Photo 51
On April 25, 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick published their groundbreaking discovery of the double helix structure of DNA, the molecule essential for passing on our genes and the “secret of life”. But their crucial breakthrough depended on the pioneering work of another biologist – Rosalind Franklin. She would never know that Watson and Crick has seen a crucial piece of her data without her permission. This was an x-ray image, “Photo 51″, that proved to be a vital clue in their decoding the double helix. (60 min. 2003)

Nu Shu: A Hidden Language of Women in China
In feudal China, women, usually with bound feet, were denied educational opportunities and condemned to social isolation. But in Jian-yong county in Hunan province, peasant women miraculously developed a separate written language, called Nu Shu, meaning “female writing.” Believing women to e inferior, men disregarded this new script, and it remained unknown for centuries. It wasn’t until the 1960′s that Nu Shu caught the attention of Chinese authorities, who suspected that this peculiar writing was a secret code for international espionage. This thoroughly engrossing documentary revolves around the filmmaker’s discovery of eighty-six-year-old Huan-yi Yang, the only living resident of the Nu Shu area still able to read and write Nu Shu. A videotape by Yue-Qing Yank, 1999, 59 minutes.

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