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Women's History Month: Media

Los Angeles Public Library Women's History Month Online Video Collection

DVDs to borrow from the library

YouTube: The history behind Women’s History Month by Good Morning America

Kanopy via Rio Hondo (AccessRio)

"This exuberant celebration of African American women and their achievements features interviews with Angela Davis, June Jordan and Alice Walker. Within the context of the civil rights, Black power and feminist movements, the trio reassess how women such as Rosa Parks and Fannie Lou Hamer revolutionized American society.

A stirring chapter in African American history, highlighted by music from Prince, Janet Jackson, the Neville Brothers and the Staple Singers.

Official Selection at the San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival."

Running time: 53 minutes. 1991.

To watch the full video, visit Kanopy through our database page.

Films On Demand Videos - via AccessRio

The following films and segments are from Films on Demand, a streaming video database available to all Rio Hondo College Library patrons. (Offsite patrons require logon credentials.)

The Willmar 8. The story of eight women in America's heartland—Willmar, Minnesota—who were driven by sex discrimination at work to find themselves unexpectedly at the forefront of the struggle for women's rights. Risking jobs, friends, family, and the opposition of church and community, they began the longest bank strike in American history in a dramatic attempt to assert their own equality and self-worth.

Producer: California Newsreel  Copyright Date: © 1980  Run Time: 50:42

Gloria in Her Own Words. HBO Documentary Films presents a 60-minute biographical profile of Gloria Steinem, an icon of the feminist movement for over 40 years... combines recent interviews that showcase Steinem’s sharp sense of humor and compassion with archival footage and photographs from the 1950s to today.

Producer: HBO Copyright Date: © 2011 Run Time: 01:01:19