Friday, February 21, 2014

Match Made


(Trailer Unavailable)

Marriage customs reveal much about the economic and social structure of a country. This documentary, filmed in Ho Chi Minh City, chronicles the search of an awkward 38-year-od Singaporean for a young, beautiful Vietnamese bride, with the help of a marriage broker. Ricky, the bachelor, sits in a modest hotel room, self consciously assessing the shy young women who present themselves as candidates for marriage. Communication is accomplished with the help of a translator since Ricky speaks only Chinese and the girls speak Vietnamese. The young women still in the running are subjected to medical examinations, to insure they are disease free and virgins. The marriage brokers are well versed in arranging introductions, quick picture perfect weddings, travel documents... and payments to the bride's family. Ricky selects the beautiful, 20 year old Nhanh, after assuring himself that she will take care of his ailing mother. The film follows the couple as they purchase rings and clothes for the wedding. The marriage is accomplished within three days of the meeting. While her travel documents are being processed Nhanh says goodbye to her family in their dusty village. Then she heads for her new life in high-rise Singapore, with hope to fulfill her duties as a good daughter-in-law, along with the uncertainty of her new future.
A documentary by Mirabelle Ang; producer & director, Mirabelle Ang.

Dialolgue in English, Chinese and Vietnamese with English subtitles.

Askwith Media Library 51425-D 2006 48 minutes

Alien from Earth






Examines the discovery of strange and unknown miniature hominid fossil (Homo floresiensis) remains on the island of Flores, Indonesia. Looks at the scientific debate over whether these creatures, nicknamed "hobbits," are a type of dwarf race of humans, possibly suffering from a disease such as microcephaly, or an entirely new species.
The "hobbit" appears -- What is this thing? -- Telling remains -- A lot like Lucy -- Out of Africa rewritten?
Produced and directed by Simon Nasht and Annamaria Talas; produced for Nova by Sarah Holt; [narration written by Sarah Holt; an Essential Media production in association with Real Pictures and Nova; WGBH Boston].
Narrator: Jay O. Sanders.

Closed-captioned. Optional audio-described soundtrack.

Askwith Media Library 50336-D 2009 56 minutes

Tapestries of Hope




Tapestries of Hope is a powerful film that exposes the ongoing rape of young women in Zimbabwe by men infected with AIDS, and profiles an organization working to protect and empower abused young girls in the country. It is a common myth promoted by traditional healers in Zimbabwe that a man infected with HIV/AIDS can cure himself by having sex with a virgin. Director Michealene Cristini Risley traveled to Zimbabwe to explore the rape and AIDS crisis in the country, to uncover its impact on young girls, and to highlight the work of The Girl Child Network.
A Fresh Water Spigot production in association with Fat Box Films presents a Freshwater Haven production; produced by Michealene Cristini Risley, Susan Black; produced by Christopher Bankston, Anand Chandrasekaran, Ray Arthur Wang; written by Susan Black, Michealene Cristini Risley; directed by Michealene Cristini Risley. Betty Makoni.
Composers, Cody Westheimer, Julia Newmann; editors, Aaron Bruski; directors of photography, Lauren Carara, Shepard Mpofu.

In English and Shona with English subtitles; closed-captioned.

Askwith Media Library 56979-D 2009 77 minutes

Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare




Escape Fire looks at a U.S. health care system designed to profit from disease not health, reward quantity over quality, and promote high-tech over high-touch. It interweaves dramatic personal stories with the efforts of leaders battling to transform health care at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the U.S. military.
Directed by Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke; producers, Matthew Heineman, Susan Froemke and Doug Scott.
Don Berwick, Shannon Brownlee, Wayne Jonas, Steven E. Nissen.

English dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles.

Askwith Media Library 59615-D 2012 99 minutes

Understanding Autism: A resource for families, pediatricians and caregivers






4 films designed for families, pediatricians, and caregivers as a resource that will inform, educate, and support their understanding of autism spectrum disorders.
Colby's story: a journey of hope -- Autism spectrum disorders: a visual overview -- A conversation with Morgan: Asperger's syndrome -- Hope Academy: a story of hope.
Produced by Emergent Pictures, written by Lisa Lane.
Aquarius Health Care Media
Project Hope Foundation.

Askwith Media Library 54376-D 2009 72 minutes

A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism



Follow one woman's journey as she tries to help her severely autistic son break out of his own mind. Traveling to the United States from her home in Iceland to try to learn more about this complex condition, she meets along the way other families who have similar situations and all are looking for some answers.
Frontier Filmworks in association with Klikk Productions presents; a documentary by Fridrik Thor Fridriksson; producer, Margret Dagmar Ericsdottir.
Director of photography, Jon Karl Helgason; editor, Thuridur Einarsdottir; music, Sigur Rós and Björk.
Narrator, Kate Winslet.

Closed-captioned.

Askwith Media Library 57840-D 2010 103 minutes

Why do they do that?

Trailer not available

Answers to questions you might have about people with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, and tips you can use to help them.

By Laurel A. Falvo

Askwith Media Library 56361-D 2010 20 minutes

Thursday, February 20, 2014

United States of Autism



Follow one mans 11,000 mile, 40 day journey across the American landscape to visit 20 families and individuals affected by autism while searching for answer for his own son.
Bonus features: Behind the scenes: interview with director and producers of film; Traveling America with the film crew and outtakes; Missing and extended interviews.
Directed by Richard Everts. Produced by Richard Everts, Sugey Cruz-Everts.

Askwith Media Library 62552-D (DVD) 62551-B (Blu-ray) 2013 90 minutes feature, 65 minutes special features. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

You're Looking at Me like I live here and I don't


 "Alzheimer's took her memory. Nothing can take her spirit."



"The first documentary filmed in an Alzheimer's unit told from the perspective of an Alzheimer's patient. In Danville, California, Lee Gorewitz wanders on a personal odyssey through her Alzheimer's & Dementia care unit. From the moment she wakes up, Lee is on a quest-- for reminders of her past, and her identity. A total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of mental illness, 'You're looking at me like I live here and I don't' is filled with charismatic vitality and penetrating ruminations that challenge our preconceptions of illness and aging. Here is one extraordinary woman who will not let us forget her, even as she struggles to remember herself."
Official selection for Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Camden International Film Festival and DocAviv International Film Festival.
Peripheral Productions presents; a film by Scott Kirschenbaum; produced by Shane Boris; co-producer, Gracey Nagle; directed and produced by Scott Kirschenbaum.
Director of photography, Michael Sly; edited by Stuart Sloan, Susie Lichter; original score, Nadia Shihab.
Featuring, Lee Gorewitz.

Askwith Media Library 60655-D 2012 53 minutes

Away From Her




Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. During the twilight of their years, Grant is forced to face the fact that Fiona's 'forgetfulness' actually is Alzheimer's. After Fiona wanders away and is found, the decision is made for her to go into a nursing home. For the first time in their relationship, they are forced to undergo a separation since this is the nursing home 'no-vistors,' first 30 days policy of a patient's stay. When Grant visits Fiona after the orientation period, he is devastated to find out that not only has she seemingly forgotten him, but she has transferred her affections to another man. As the distance between husband and wife grows, Grant must draw upon his love for Fiona to perform an act of self-sacrifice in order to ensure her happiness.
Special features: Feature commentary with actress Julie Christie; Deleted scenes; Deleted scenes commentary with director Sarah Polley.
The Film Farm and Foundry Films in association with Capri Releasing, Hanway Films and Echo Lake Productions present; producers Daniel Iron, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss; written by Sarah Polley; directed by Sarah Polley.
Director of photography, Luc Montpellier; editor, David Whamsby; music, Jonathan Goldsmith; costume design, Debra Hanson; production design, Kathleen Climie.
Gordon Pinsent, Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, Deanna Dezmari, Clare Coulter, Thomas Hauff, Alberta Watson.

Based on the short story "The bear came over the mountain" by Alice Munro.

English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

Askwith Media Library 45814-D 2007 110 minutes




The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's




An exploration of Alzheimer's, taking both a sweeping and intimate look at how this cruel disease affects nearly five million Americans and their loved ones.
Bonus features: Q&A program hosted by David Hyde Pierce, interview with David Shenk, interview with Elizabeth Arledge.
Produced and directed by Elizabeth Arledge; produced by Twin Cities Public Television, Inc., St. Paul/Minneapolis.
Director of photography, Erich Roland; editor, Doug Quade; music, Mason Daring.
Narrator, Linda Hunt.

Askwith Media Library 37015-D 2004 90 minutes 

More than a Thousand Tomorrows

Documentary Website

"More than a thousand tomorrows: intimacy, sexuality and Alzheimer's"
"This video opens up sensitive and sometimes-taboo issues surrounding intimacy, sexuality, and Alzheimer's disease so that couples and individuals dealing with it can feel more free to talk about them in support groups or with professionals."
Distributed in Australia by Training Health & Educational Media Pty. Ltd.
Produced and directed by James Vanden Bosch.

Askwith Media Library 50959-D 2003 23 minutes


Hope, The Alzheimer's Project




The Alzheimer's project features a four-part documentary series (The memory loss tapes; Grandpa, will you remember me?, Caregivers, and Momentum in science), 15 short supplemental films, a website, and a nationwide community-based information and outreach campaign, to capture what it means to experience the disease, to be a child or grandchild of one who suffers, and to care for those who are affected.
Disc 1: The memory loss tapes / directed and produced by Shari Cookson and Nick Doob; Grandpa, do you know who I am? with Maria Shriver / directed and produced by Eamon Harrington and John Watkin; Caregivers / directed by Bill Couturié; producers, Anne Sandkuhler and Bill Couturié -- Disc 2: Momentum in science (parts 1 & 2) / produced by Susan Froemke and John Hoffman -- Disc 3: Momentum in science: the supplementary series [12 segments].
HBO Documentary Films and the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health in association with the Alzheimer's Association, Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Geoffrey Beene Gives Back Alzheimer's Initiative ; executive producers, Sheila Nevins, Maria Shriver ; series producer, John Hoffman.
Executive producers, Sheila Nevins, Maria Shriver; series producer, John Hoffman.
Host: Maria Shriver.

English with optional English or Spanish subtitles; Closed-captioned.

Askwith Media Library 60958-D 3 DVDs 2009 533 minutes

Friday, February 7, 2014

Latin Music USA





Latin music USA highlights the great American music created by Latinos, and celebrates the Latin rhythms at the heart of jazz, rock, country, and rhythm and blues. It's a fresh take on American musical history, reaching across five decades to portray the rich mix of sounds created by Latinos and embraced by all.
Special features: Printable viewing guide in English and Spanish (PDF); two bonus videos with producer essays (PDF).
Disc 1. Bridges / producers, Pamela A. Aguilar and Daniel McCabe; written and directed by Daniel McCabe -- Salsa revolution / produced by Jeremy Marre, Pamela A. Aguilar and Daniel McCabe ; written by Jeremy Marre and Daniel McCAbe; directed by Jeremy Marre. Disc 2. Chicano wave / produced and directed by John J. Valadez; written by John J. Valadez and David Espar -- Divas & superstars / written, produced and directed by Adriana Bosch.
senior producer, Adriana Bosch ; executive producer, Elizabeth Deane; a co-production of WGBH/Boston and the BBC.
Narrator: Jimmy Smits.

English or Spanish language tracks; closed captioned.

Askwith Media Library 50505-D 2009 240 minutes 

Our Spirits Don't Speak English




"Uncovers the dark history of U.S. Government policy which took Indian children from their homes, forced them into boarding schools and enacted a policy of educating them in the ways of Western Society. This DVD gives a voice to the countless Indian children forced through a system designed to strip them of their Native American culture, heritage and traditions"--richheape Films.
Rich-Heape Films.
Directed by Chip Richie; written by Dan Agent.

Closed-captioned.

Askwith Media Library 56427-D 2003 80 minutes

Questions for Crazy Horse: Hypothetical conversations with the strange warrior of the Ogalla Lakota






A penetrating look at how the Lakota (Sioux) of South Dakota have been impacted by the life of Crazy Horse. Tribal members comment on how Crazy Horse might feel about the current issues facing the Lakota today, including the U.S. government's confiscation of the Black Hills. The film also examines the Crazy Horse Memorial, the largest rock sculpture in the world.
Blue Wood Films presents ; written, directed and produced by Oliver Tuthill.
Director of photography, music and editing by Oliver Tuthill.
Featuring Russell Means and Jay Red Hawk.

Askwith Media Library 58134-D 2011 81 minutes

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bullied: You're Not Alone




"2.1 million children are bullied every year. And 4,400 of those high school students commit suicide. Every day, 160,000 students stay home from school for fear of being bullied. The victims often do not know where to turn, and this film is their chance to be heard. To fight this global crisis we've brought together teachers, legislators, the bullied victims, and the bullies themselves to take a deeper look on what the bullying epidemic is doing to our youth and the only society they know. Throughout each episode, experts in psychology discuss the causes behind bullying and possible solutions for solving a bully crisis. The series provides both children and adults with information for getting the help they need." 

[Disc 1]: Cyber bullying (29 min.) Chapter 1: Intro -- Chapter 2: Bully reinvented -- Chapter 3: Breaking point -- Chapter 4: Bottom line -- Chapter 5: Solution -- [Disc 2]: Physical bullying (23 min.) Chapter 1: Intro --- Chapter 2: Physical difference -- Chapter 3: Nowhere to run -- Chapter 4: Mob mentality -- Chapter 5: Looking forward -- [Disc 3]: Psychological bullying (23 min.) Chapter 1: Intro -- Chapter 2: Emotional scars -- Chapter 3: Rerouting -- Chapter 4: Repeated abuse -- Chapter 5: One step too far -- Chapter 6: Solution -- [Disc 4]: Living with a challenge (disability) (23 min.) Chapter 1: Intro -- Chapter 2: Challenged but equal -- Chapter 3: Then and now -- Chapter 4: Understanding the difference -- Chapter 5: Evidence of pain --- Chapter 6: Bottom line -- Chapter 7: Solution -- Chapter 8: Big picture -- [Disc 5]: Homophobia (33 min.) Chapter 1: Intro -- Chapter 2: Seeking acceptance -- Chapter 3: Coming out -- Chapter 4: Providing support -- Chapter 5: Breaking point -- Chapter 6: Crossing the line -- Chapter 7: Solution.

Askwith Media Library 59447-D 2013 5 videodiscs 131 minutes

La Danse des Brutes (Bully Dance)




A non-verbal film with a strong message about bullies. A bully victimizes a smaller member of his group and disrupts the life of his community. Eventually the victim and the group must deal with the bully, who is himself a victim in his own house.
Story direction, design, and animation by Janet Perlman; producer, Marcy Page.

Askwith Media Library 53051-D 2000 11 minutes




Bully




This is a character-driven documentary following five kids and families over the course of a school year. Offering insight into different facets of America's bullying crisis, the stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter, who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. Documentary provides an intimate and often shocking glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals' offices.
Directed by Lee Hirsch

Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.

English dialogue; Spanish or English subtitles.

Askwith Media Library 59568-D 2013 99 minutes

Dissed-Respect: The Impact of Bullying





Media Lab at Mountain Lake PBS in association with the Center for Diversity, Pluralism & Inclusion at SUNY-Plattsburgh; 21st Century Learning Centers and Safe Coalition; produced, directed and written by Rich Allen and J.W. Wiley.

Askwith Media Library 45010-D 2007 150 minutes

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Second City Television (SCTV)







Some of the best parody comedy on television with a lot of names and faces you'll recognize.
This collection re-release is kind of archaic. I've taken the liberty to offer just a few links.
Starring:
John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara, Dave Thomas, Shelley Long.

Series ran from 1976-1981

Askwith Media Library 38357-D, 40572-D, 43233-D

The Kids in the Hall 5 seasons




 



Season 1 Volume 1 36985-D 1989
Episodes 1-6 ; "Setting a new standard in sketch comedy, the kids introduce the head crusher and cabbage head, while a thirsty husband suffers the effects of his wife's salty ham"--Container.

Season 1 Volume 2 36986-D
Episodes 7-13; "From a hotel where everyone's in a rut to an annoying ping-pong commentator, as well as the legend of skoora, the gentle shark, the kids in the hall are sure to leave you laughing"--Container.

Season 1 Volume 3 36987-D
Episodes 14-20; "A group of girls gab about the cutest guy on death row and a cat ponders in a cat jazz band, meanwhile, co-workers Cathy and Kathie wonder if the new guy is gay"--Container.

Season 1 Volume 4 36988-D
"A collection of fan-favorite sketches with more head crusher devastation and Bobby's guitar fight with Satan, featuring a plethora of extra material - exclusive to DVD - including the best sketches from the rare, ever-popular pilot episode!"--Container.
Bonus features: cast biographies, interactive menus, sketch selections.

Season 2 1990-1991 Disc 1 38896-D , Disc 2  38897-D , Disc 3 38898-D , Disc 4 38899-D  
Smartly twisting the conventions of mainstream comedy, the complete, acclaimed second season of Kids in the hall.

Season 3 1991-1992 Disc 1 41560-D, Disc 2 41561-D, Disc 3 41562-D, Disc 4 41563-D

Season 4 1992-1993 43208-D 4 discs

Season 5 1993-1994 45365-D 4 discs

Producer, Lorne Michaels; writters, Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson.
Performers, Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, Scott Thompson.

The IT Crowd Seasons 1,2 and 3





Complete First Season  2006
Roy and Moss toil in the squalid basement of a huge company, fielding IT help desk calls. Roy has a lousy attitude coupled with an eye for the ladies. Moss is dressed by his mother and has an aerosol can of water clipped ot his belt. Into their life of 'users,' pizza, science fiction and firewalls comes middle manager Jen, a spunky can-do career gal who doesn't know one end of a laptop from another. Now Jen will introduce real life to the guys who email the fire brigade in an emergency, invent a psycho for an internet dating site and display sympathetic PMS symptoms once a month.
Episode 1: Yesterday's jam --Episode 2:  Calamity Jen -- Episode 3: Fifty-fifty -- Episode 4: The red door -- Episode 5: The haunting of Bill Crouse --Episode 6: Aunt Irma visits.
Special features: Deleted scenes; "Behind The IT crowd" featurette; "Hello friend" featurette.
Fremantle Media, Ltd.; Talkback Thames; series producer, Ash Atalla; producer, Derrin Schlesinger; written and directed by Graham Linehan.
Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson.
Contains all 6 episodes from the first season.

Complete Second Season 2007
There are reasons the IT Department of Reynholm Industries is kept in the building's basement. Bitter slacker Roy, über-nerd Moss, and technically clueless Jen attend a night of theater, befriend a German cannibal, disrupt their boss' funeral, throw a dinner party, design the ultimate bra, and commit further acts of personal and professional irresponsibility.
The work outing -- Return of the golden child -- Moss and the German -- The dinner party -- Smoke and mirrors --Men without women.
Special features: Commentary with Graham Linehan; outtakes; recording the IT Crowd.
Fremantle Media, Ltd.; a Talkback Thames production for Channel 4; series producer, Ash Atalla; producer, Derrin Schlesinger; written and directed by Graham Linehan.
Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson.

Complete Third Season 2008
There are reasons the IT Department of Reynholm Industries is kept in the building's basement. The department's employees are bitter slacker Roy, über-nerd Moss, and technically clueless Jen. Jen finds that her builder is urinating in all of her sinks; Moss has begun to speak like a manly football fan; Roy is now living on the streets; Reynholm will have a new Employee Of The Month; Friendface's horror needs to be stopped; charity calendars may feature topless nerds.
Episode 1: From Hell -- Episode 2: Are we not men? -- Episode 3: Tramps like us -- Episode 4: The speech -- Episode 5: Friendface -- Episode 6: Calendar geeks.
Special features: audio commentary with Graham Linehan; an interview wth Graham; set tour; deleted scenes; outtakes; original title sequence animatic.
Talkback Thames for Channel 4 Television Corporation; series producer, Richard Boden; written by Graham Linehan; directed by Graham Linehan.
Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, Matt Berry.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tough Guise 1 & 2 (Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity)






Looks systematically at the relationship between the images of popular culture and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. in the late 20th century. In this innovative and wide-ranging analysis, Jackson Katz argues that there is a crisis in masculinity and that some of the guises offered to men as a solution (rugged individualism, violence) come loaded with attendant dangers to women, as well as other men.
pt. 1. Understanding violent masculinity -- pt. 2. Violent masculinity in action -- Interview with Jackson Katz (ca. 18 min.).
Media Education Foundation; directed by Sut Jhally; produced by Susan Ericsson, Sanjay Talreja; written by Jackson Katz, Jeremy Earp. Editors, Sut Jhally; camera & lighting, David Rabinovitz.

Optional English subtitles.

Askwith Media Library 35956-D 2002 56 minutes, 35957-D 105 minutes

Tough Guise 2
In this highly anticipated update of the influential and widely acclaimed Tough Guise, pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority. Along the way, the film provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture, from television, movies, video games, and advertising to pornography, the sports culture, and US political culture. Tough Guise 2 stands to empower a new generation of young men - and women - to challenge the myth that being a real man means putting up a false front and engaging in violent and self-destructive behavior.
This program contains graphic and extreme violence, explicit language, and partial nudity. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.
Introduction (3:29) -- Hiding in plain sight (7:13) -- A taught behavior (9:17) -- An American ideal (7:15) -- The cool pose (6:14) -- Upping the ante (3:57) -- A culture in retreat (16:02) -- All the wrong lessons (14:53) -- Beyond the tough guise (9:34).
Media Education Foundation production; based on the work of Jackson Katz; produced and directed by Jeremy Earp; written by Jackson Katz and Jeremy Earp; co-producer, Jason Young.

Closed-captioned in English with optional English subtitles.

Askwith Media Library 60928-D 2013 78 minutes

Monday, February 3, 2014

Welcome to Hebron: Portrait of a Teenager in Hebron





Leila Sarsour is a student at the Al-Qurtuba-school, a Palestinian high school for girls. The schools is surrounded y Israeli military installations and settlements. Welcome to Hebron shows how the occupation affexts everyday life in Palestine. Leila does not fit the widespread western stereotype of Arab women which characterizes them as weak and victimized. Leila is strong, intelligent and outspoken. She yearns for a daily life free from oppression and violence." 
Special features: Interview with director Terje Carlsson; Yehuda Shaul [one of the founders and executive directors of the Israeli NGO, Breaking the Silence] and Breaking the silence; Guidebook.
Rhizome Intermedia presents an Ekedalen Produktion; a Terje Carlsson Film. Sound: Ola Eliasson; cinematography: Terje Carlsson; music: Terje Carlsson; editor: Josef Nyberg. Produced and directed by Terje Carlsson.

In English, with some Romanian, Hebrew and Arabic.

Askwith Media Library 60804-D 2012 55 minutes


Abuelas: Grandmothers on A Mission




"In 1985, the film LAS MADRES: THE MOTHERS OF PLAZA DE MAYO profiled the Argentinian mothers' movement to demand to know the fate of 30,000 "disappeared" sons and daughters. Now three decades later, Argentina's courageous Grandmothers, or "Abuelas", have been searching for their grandchildren: the children of their sons and daughters who disappeared during Argentina's "dirty war." The women in ABUELAS are seeking answers about their children that nobody else will give, answers about a generation that survived, but were kidnapped and relocated to families linked with the regime that murdered their parents. Argentine filmmaker Noemi Weis beautifully documents the grandmothers' painstaking work and its results - dramatic, inspiring and sometimes controversial, as the women make contact with grandchildren who have grown up living lies created by their adoptive parents. Their tireless work continues today: the justice they are seeking for their children's murder, their drive to find their grandchildren, and their international status speaking out for family reunification." -- WMM website.
Filmblanc presents; director/producer, Noemí Weis. Executive producer, Sharon Weintraub; composer, Daniel Freiberg; camera/editor, Eugene Weis.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Askwith Media Library 62454-D 2012 28 minutes