Cinenova full catalogue listing by Director
TitleDirectorCountryYear DurationFormatShort Description
Serious UndertakingsHelen Grace, Erika AddisAustralia1983 28mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoSERIOUS UNDERTAKINGS takes up these themes of culture, language and politics in a questioning and innovative way.
Memory TracksJamika AjalonUK USA1997 10minsVhs video, Umatic videoA tribute to African-American women activists, whose violent actions were often characterised as being the result of mental illness.
ShadesJamika AjalonUK/ USA1995 13minsVhs video, Umatic videoA lyrical, sensual piece which deals with issues surrounding skin colour and codes of Blackness.
Cultural Skitzo-PhreniaJamika AjalonUK/ USA1995 Vhs video, Umatic videoAn experimental documentary that speaks to issues surrounding what is Black enough.
Gift of a GirlJo Smith, Mayyasa Al-MalaziUK/India1997 24minsVhs video, Umatic videoGift of a Girl concentrates on the movement to stop female infanticide rather than the tragedies of its victims.
Hell to PayAlexandra Anderson, Anne CottringerUK1988 52minsUmatic video'HELL TO PAY exposes the devastating effects of the foreign debt in Bolivia, through the impassioned testimony of women from the countryside, the mining communities, and the capital, La Paz'. (Margarita Laime)
Mad Bad Mortal BeingsLudmilla AndrewsUK1992 18mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThis visually rich and haunting film follows the journey of a young woman, Cait, through her pain from a broken relationship to her eventual resolution.
Dark LullabiesIL AngelicoCanada1985 1hr 21mins16mm, Umatic videoSeen through the eyes of the film-maker, herself a child of concentration camp survivors, the film looks at how the children of survivors have been affected by their parents ordeal as well as how their German contemporaries deal with the confusion and guilt about their parents' crimes.
Sistren in Photography Aphra VideoUK1991 26minsVhs video, Umatic videoThis innovative and entertaining documentary explores the varied work, motivation, politics and lifestyles of five Black women photographers based in Birmingham..
MonomythRachel AraUK1998 15mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoMonomyth is an experimental film that uses time, space, ritual and repetition to depict loss.
StigmataLeslie Asako GladsjøUSA1991 27minsUmatic videoSTIGMATA is a riveting look at body modification such as tattooing, cutting, piercing and branding, practices which are becoming increasingly popular amongst women.
Bathroom GenderCarol Ashley, Kathy ClarkUK1989 Umatic videoSet to smooth, jazzy, smoky bar-room music, two young women safely lock themselves in a make-believe bathroom.
OliviaJacqueline AudryFrance1951 1hr 36mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoA faithful adaptation of Dorothy Bussy's autobiographic novel, OLIVIA is the story of an English girl sent to finishing school in France towards the end of the 19th century.
HOME TRUTHSYvonne BaginskyUK1983 50minsVhs video, Umatic videoUnder the NHS every woman has the right to have her baby at home. She is entitled to the services of a qualified NHS midwife for antenatal care in her own home and attendance at the birth.
Daalda 13: A Portrait of Homai VyarwallaMonica BakerUK1996 23minsVhs video, Umatic videoHomai Vyarawalla was a pioneer in the field of documentary photography. She began taking photographs in the 1930's her work spans more than three decades in the birth of the 'young India' and she is responsible for some of the key images through which this perioed is framed.
Silent in The CrowdMonika BakerUK1991 13minsUmatic videoBlack Voices, the Birmingham based all-female group of a cappella singers expresses through the lyrics of songs, fused with free-style movement of dances, the issue of the high incidence of serious mental illness among Caribbean immigrants in Britain.
The CircusAnn BarefootUK1985 5mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoUsing a combination of pastel coloured line drawings and atmospheric music, this lively animation captures and recreates all the thrills, spectacle and excitement of the Big Top, and the interaction between audience and performer.
Dear RebeccaKatie BarlowUK1992 15minsUmatic videoA powerfully challenging, experimental video that explores and communicates the filmmaker's feelings towards losing a friend who suffered from bulimia nervosa.
An Epic PoemLezli-Ann BarrettUK1982 30mins16mm, Umatic videoAN EPIC POEM explores the contradictions in man's conception of love through the myths and representations, which support it, and argues that man has constructed love in his own image, reflecting his profound anxieties about prohibited desires.
Coalmining WomenElizabeth BarrettUSA1982 40mins16mm, Umatic videoCOALMINING WOMEN is a documentary about women who have forced their way into 'men's work' in order to gain access to a decent wage.
Space InvadersJudith BarryUSA1982 8minsUmatic videoSPACE INVADERS is a science fantasy that maps the terrain of what might have been regarded, in the 60s, as a 'global village', the giant video screen of the disco, the home television and the video arcade game.
Casual ShopperJudith BarryUSA1981 28minsVhs video, Umatic videoCASUAL SHOPPER is set in a suburban shopping mall. To the sound of muzak we watch a woman stroll from one store to another, fondling merchandise and pausing only to react to the inquiries of hopeful salespeople.
KaleidoscopeJudith BarryUSA1978 50minsUmatic videoPopular conventions from TV, cinema and theatre are used to drawn attention to issues raised by middle-class feminism. The format parodies typical soap opera programmes and in so doing highlights how, in its attempt to reflect ordinary life, soap opera grossly distorts reality through over-dramatisation and compacting events.
Legal LimboTish BarryUK1985 30minsVhs video, Umatic videoLEGAL LIMBO is a documentary which investigates how women in Ireland live through the ordeal of the breakdown of marriage.
Photographic ExhibitsClaire BarwellUK1984 20mins16mm, Umatic videoA set of photographs taken by the police in 1922. A contemporary woman who has come across the photographs is haunted by them and tries to imagine what might have happened...the stills become animated, two characters appear and disappear.
The Sluts and Goddesses video WorkshopAnnie Sprinkle, Maria BeattyUSA1992 52minsVhs video, Umatic videoThis video is a humorous, absurd, heartfelt and worshipful look at SEX. Guided through this unique adventure by sexpert extraordinaire Annie Sprinkle and the 'Transformation Facilitators', you will explore the ancient and forbidden knowledge about female sexuality.
Shoot Me AngelAmal BedjaouiFrance1995 9minsVhs video, Umatic video, 35mmAn erotic urban allegory: a police woman pursues a dark silhouette. A strange duel ensues between violence and desire.
Song of AirMerilee BennettAustralia1987 26mins16mm, Umatic video'Life was a series of routines, and Sunday was the worst day of the week. Each New Year, I would check what day Christmas fell on. If it were a Sunday it meant we didn't have to go to Church twice in one week and the whole year felt better.' (Merilee Bennett)
The Electronic SweatshopSophie BissonetteCanada1986 58minsUmatic videoTHE ELECTRONIC SWEATSHOP explores the automation of work in a time of recession: the loss of control over work, the fragmentation of tasks, the mental strain and high levels of stress that result in many health problems, the new forms of electronic monitoring and, of course, redundancies.
ForeverEmma BlackUK1989 10mins16mm, Umatic videoThe point of departure in a relationship is a time when emotions, feeling and memories become heightened.
I Feel Hopeful About the FutureRonna BloomUK1986 11minsUmatic videoThe stories told in this video are personal memories but they are also about the nature of memory - how it's kept and how it can be challenged by the conflicting memories of others - and the significance of these stories you tell yourself to your sense of past and present identity.
I'll Be Here For All Time Boadicea FilmsUK1985 25mins16mm, Umatic videoI'LL BE THERE FOR ALL TIME is an informative and entertaining film which challenges the popular notion that women's place is in the home. Its basic premise is that a knowledge of women's history is essential: without it, women are always beginning again.
Last June 4.30amSuse BohseUK1998 12minsVhs video, Umatic videoA journey through the mind of a lonely person, trapped within the space and leaving only by the power of memory.
Time is All There IsSuse BohseUK1995 9minsVhs video, Umatic videoThe film explores language, communication and fragile development of relationships.
Those RoadsSuse Bohse, Evelyn FicarraUK1994 9mins16mm, Vhs videoShot on 16mm but originally conceived as a three screen piece on video, this film is a delicious and curious exploration of familiar objects and the sounds that they make.
TemptedAnne Marie BooresboomNetherlands1991 7mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoOriginally shot on 35mm, this beautifully filmed witty short offers a gorgeous seduction on horseback, creating an erotic charge between two women.
For GoodChristine BoothUK1979 45mins16mm, Umatic video In For Good Angie, Helen and Geoff, who suffer from cerebral palsy, talk about their experiences of living in that able-bodied world.
Born in FlamesLizzie BordenUSA1983 1hr 30mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoNew York; ten years after the most peaceful revolution that the world has ever seen. The governing Socialist party is emphasising the need for unity on the slow road to reform.
SerendipityKaren BorgerAustralia1992 17mins16mm, Umatic videoJudy is 7 years old and about to take her First Communion. In her realm, rituals are stolen from adults and invested with a peculiar magic.
True InversionsLorna BoschmanCanada1992 24mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoA documentary that looks at the limits and censorship of erotic images.
Le RavissmentCharline BoudreauCanada1993 4minsVhs video, Umatic videoAn advertisement for lesbianism that combines glamour and safe sex. Scenes from a 1920s grand ball are intercut with 90s erotica.
LoopholeMiranda BowenUK1998 10mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoLoophole aims to investigate the construction of conventional narrative. Inspired by Borges' Garden of forking paths, it attempts to reconstruct our perception of cinematic narrative and with it, escape the inexorable demise of the femme fatale that is so typical of film noir.
Hidden WorldsSara BowmanUK1991 30minsVhs video, Umatic videoThe creativity and the rich cultural and artistic lives of women embroiderers inspire Hidden Worlds.
WrestlingGabrielle BownUK1980 20minsVhs video, Umatic videoWorking with footage of wrestlers and eager audiences - by the ringside and in front of their TV sets - the film examines people's responses to images of violence as entertainment.
The Cutting EdgeGabrielle BownUK1986 7mins16mm, Umatic videoThis tongue-in-cheek video raises questions around the myth of the eternally smooth and hairless woman and the reality of the process necessary to conform to this ideal.
INSIDE JOBMaya BrandtUK1984 6mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoValentine Films present a zany thriller, produced in Glorious Technicolor plasticine' In the hospital operating room a gynaecological examination is about to begin.
BittersweetAlice B BraveUSA1993 16minsVhs video, Umatic videoA dominatrix comes home from work to relieve her slave's frustration in a piercingly tender love scene. An erotic adventure from start to finish.
MachoLucinda BroadbentScotland/Nicaragua2000 26minsVhs video, Umatic videoIn 1998, Managua, Nicaragua became host to one of the most publicized and controversial cases of sexual abuse to hit modern day Latin America.
Running Out of PatienceSerena Everill, Chris BrownAustralia1987 40minsVhs video, Umatic videoIn October 1986, nurses in Australia began a strike which was to last for 50 days. Despite intense indoctrination to be 'good girls', nurses walked out of hospitals, community health centres, intensive care units and labour wards.
True Blue CamperCairo CannonUK1996 10minsVhs video, Umatic videoThe filmmaker returns to the American girls' camp of her childhood to relive old memories of togetherness in the wild.
The Book of LaughsRoberta CantowUSA1993 40minsVhs video, Umatic videoIntermingling memories, dreams and symbols relating to birth, death and time, this non-traditional narrative shows us sisters at three stages of life.
ClotheslinesRoberta CantowUSA1982 33mins16mm, Umatic videoAffectionate and witty, CLOTHESLINES is on the one hand a documentary on laundry and a social portrait of an America literally strewn with clotheslines, and on the other an exploration of the wide range of responses that can exist within apparently shared experience - in this case, doing the washing.
Women Of The RhonddaEsther Ronay, Mary Kelly, Mary Capps, Humphrey Trevelyan, Margaret Dickinson, Brigid Seagrave, Susan ShapiroUK1972 20mins16mm, Umatic video, DVDWOMEN OF THE RHONDDA turns much needed attention to the role played by women in the gruelling Welsh Miners' Strikes of the 20s and 30s.
My FeminismLaurie Colbert, Dominique CardonaUSA1997 55minsUmatic videoPowerful interviews with feminist leaders including bell hooks, Gloria Steinem, and Urvsahi Vaid are intercut with documentary sequences to engagingly explore the past and present status of the women's movement.
A Tribute to Black Women (They Don't Get a Chance)A Carney, B PhillipsUK1986 22minsVhs video, Umatic videoHow many famous Black women can you name who aren't either sportswomen or entertainers' Mostly the folks of Liverpool draw a blank - making the point that too little is known or taught about Black women.
I'm British ButGurinda ChadhaUK1989 30mins16mm, Umatic videoI'M BRITISH BUT... uses Bhangra music, Bangla music and the testimonies of sons and daughters of Asian Britons to discover a defiant popular culture - a synthesis, part Asian, part British.
Veronica 4 RoseMelanie ChaitUK1983 48mins16mm, Umatic videoMade with young lesbians aged between 16 and 23 from Newcastle, Liverpool and London, this warm and engaging film explores the ups and down of being lesbian in a predominately heterosexual and homophobic society geared to wedding bells and boys.
Breaking the SilenceMelanie ChaitUK1985 1hr 2mins16mm, Umatic videoIn a society, which labels lesbians as masculine, man-hating and less than female, how are lesbians who choose to have children treated?
CondomnationAnne ChamberlainUSA1994 8minsVhs video, Umatic videoA mixed media piece which uses an empty frame and mainstream images of 'women loving women' to expose the invisibility and myths surrounding lesbians and society.
Burden of DykesAnne ChamberlainUSA1995 8minsVhs video, Umatic videoHilarious send-up of psychoanalytical propaganda films, illustrating every absurd cliché about the 'lesbian nature' and raising issues of self-representation and media production."
Domestic BlissJoy ChamberlainUK1984 52mins16mm, Umatic videoThis situation comedy revolves around Emma who has just left her husband and moved with her daughter Jenny to live with her lover, middle class Diana.
Space Dog AssassinBev Zalcock, Sara ChambersUK1998 7minsVhs video, Umatic videoSpace Dog Assassin features Pit Bull Production's indefatigable star Maisie as the dog who fell to earth; her assignment: 'To kill the cabinet!'.
Mad, Bad and BarkingBev Zalcock, Sara ChambersUK1996 28minsVhs video, Umatic videoA featurette which uses the female buddy movie to explore the relationship between a woman and her dog.
Women from South LebanonMai Masri, Jean ChamounLebanon1986 1hr 11mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThis superbly shot film is a moving docu-drama which allows the women of South Lebanon to speak for themselves, using archive footage, interviews and the dramatic reconstruction of the experiences of Khadijeh, a Lebanese woman.
Choosing ChildrenD Chasnoff, K KlausnerUSA1984 45mins16mm, Umatic videoCHOOSING CHILDREN is an endearing, often funny, film about lesbians and their children."
Syvilla: They Dance to Her DrumAyoka ChenziraUSA1979 30mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoSyvilla: They Dance To Her Drum is a documentary film portraying the life of, first-generation African-American concert dancer, Syvilla Fort, whose enormous contributions to the performing arts, and her significance as a teacher left an indelible print on successive generations of Black dance-artists.
Secret Sound ScreamingAyoka ChenziraUSA1986 25minsVhs video, Umatic videoThe film features the story of a mother who has recently discovered that the girl's father has sexually abused her six-year old daughter.
Hairpiece: A Film for Nappy Headed PeopleAyoka ChenziraUSA1982 10mins16mm, Umatic videoHAIRPIECE is an animated satire on Black consciousness from the standpoint of various haircare devices.
B/SideAbigail ChildUSA1996 36mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoAn experiment in entering imaginatively the delirium of Lower East Side, poignant and beautiful vision of late twentieth century urban life.
PerilsAbigail ChildUSA1985 5minsVhs video, Umatic videoPERILS is an homage to silent films: the clash of ambiguous innocence and unsophisticated villainy.
MayhemAbigail ChildUSA1987 20minsVhs video, Umatic videoA homage to film noir, soap opera, thrillers and Mexican comic books generate the action.
MercyAbigail ChildUSA1989 10minsVhs video, Umatic videoImages and sounds of American mass media are dissected and carefully composed into a rapid-fire montage which reveals the processes at work.
SwampAbigail ChildUSA1990 25minsVhs video, Umatic videoChild layers on artifice and excess as the TV serial sputters apart in a dizzying, discontinuous montage.
8 MillionAbigail ChildUSA1992 25minsVhs video, Umatic videoShort songs chart erotic tales in an urban topology. Includes FISHTANK, SHIVER, KISS OF FIRE, 8 MILLION WAYS TO DIE, and FAINT CLUE.
And What Does Your Mother Do? Cine MujerColumbia1981 10mins16mm, Umatic videoAND WHAT DOES YOUR MOTHER DO? is a humorous film which cleverly uses the technique of speeded-up action, to expose basic inequalities built into the traditional family structure, which lay the bulk of responsibility and pressure on women.
Carmen Carrascal Cine MujerColumbia1982 30mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoCARMEN CARRASCAL presents a vivid and moving picture of life high in the mountains of Colombia.
Women for a Change War On Want, Cinestra PicturesUK1987 28minsUmatic videoWOMEN FOR A CHANGE is a documentary highlighting the British government's aid policies and practices in relation to women in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Daughter RiteMichelle CitronUSA1978 53mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoIn this remarkable and ground-breaking film, Citron has produced a compelling and unsettling work exploring the psychological dynamics of the nuclear family.
Bathroom GenderCarol Ashley, Kathy ClarkUK1989 Umatic videoSet to smooth, jazzy, smoky bar-room music, two young women safely lock themselves in a make-believe bathroom.
Rise of A New EveSiobhan ClearyUK1996 Beta sp VideoAn illuminating exposure and investigation into the participation of women in fascist parties, filmed across Europe.
My FeminismLaurie Colbert, Dominique CardonaUSA1997 55minsUmatic videoPowerful interviews with feminist leaders including bell hooks, Gloria Steinem, and Urvsahi Vaid are intercut with documentary sequences to engagingly explore the past and present status of the women's movement.
Time's UpCynthia ConnopUK1986 21minsVhs video, Umatic videoA documentary of the struggles in Australia for equal pay for women concentrating on the case put forward by the Australian Council for Trade Unions (ACTU) that traditional women's professions be measured against traditional men's professions to determine their 'comparable worth'.
IroningLynne ConroyUSA1979 15mins16mm, Umatic videoThrough the memories of a woman at her ironing board, the film lays before us the history of a mother-daughter relationship and its ever-changing moods.
Impact ZoneKadet Kuhne, Sophie ConstantinouUSA1996 10minsVhs video, Umatic video'Hot wheels, hot girls, hot cars, hot crashes. Gear up for a racy high octane overdrive of auto erotica...'
Fully Ordained Meat PieGillian CooteUK1988 53minsUmatic videoThis detailed and moving documentary examines arguments from various viewpoints on the ordination of women into the priesthood.
8mm Lesbian Love FilmGeorgina CorzineUSA1992 4minsVhs video, Umatic videoA celebration of lesbian desire and identity in the form of a pop promo. With a tune so catchy you'll be singing it all day!
Hell to PayAlexandra Anderson, Anne CottringerUK1988 52minsUmatic video'HELL TO PAY exposes the devastating effects of the foreign debt in Bolivia, through the impassioned testimony of women from the countryside, the mining communities, and the capital, La Paz'. (Margarita Laime)
To Be A WomanJill CraigieUK1951 18mins16mm, Umatic videoMade in 1951, this documentary about women's employment states its case through carefully reasoned arguments articulated by Wendy Hiller's vehement commentary, accompanied by powerful visual footage of women at work together, and historical archive material on women's struggle for equality.
The Happy GordonsPaula CrickardN.Ireland1994 28minsVhs video, Umatic videoBeing gay in Ireland was once a crime and many gays and lesbians emigrated to America where they hoped they would be free.
Lost in TelespaceFanny Jacobsen, Colleen CruiseAustralia1995 12minsVhs video, Umatic videoThe video is a body substitute, examining the ways in which new technology succeeds and fails as a holding medium for a long distance relationship.
SilencesColette CullenIreland1995 21minsVhs video, 16mm magThis is the first known Irish film by a lesbian writer/director to be shot in Ireland by an almost-entirely Irish crew and deals with themes of invisibility, difference and self-expression.
Home You GoColette CullenUK1993 11minsVhs video, Umatic videoA tale of ordinary obsession about a dishevelled dyke who discovers the keys to an older woman's art deco flat.
SecretsColette Cullen, Sarah MylandUK1993 5mins16mm, Vhs videoA witty animated short about the taboos around menstruation.
ExilesJill DanielsUK1991 42mins16mm, Umatic videoEXILES is a portrait of age and ageing, memories recollected at the end of longer lives. Memories and routines are woven together in a moving and compelling portrait of past and present.
I'm In HeavenJill DanielsUK1989 28mins16mm, Umatic videoRachel is a Jewish woman, in her early forties, living alone in a small council flat in a tower block in the city. She never leaves the flat and has retreated into a life of repetitive domestic ritual.
Four WomenJulie DashUSA1979 7mins16mm, Umatic videoFOUR WOMEN is an experimental dance film. It employs the use of stylised movements and dress to convey the spirit of African-American womanhood from an embryonic stage in the motherland Africa, through to the struggle to survive in America today.
IllusionsJulie DashUSA1982 34mins16mm, Umatic videoMade in film noir style, ILLUSIONS plays inventively on themes of cultural, racial and sexual domination..
ShrineClio DavidUK1995 10mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic video
Bred and BornJoanna Davis, Mary Pat LeeceUK1983 1hr 15mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoBred And Born features four generations of women in an East London family who talk about their own experiences and close family ties, and a women's group who discuss their roles as mothers and daughters.
Re-creating Black Women's Media ImageZeinabu Irene DavisUSA1983 30minsUmatic videoThis video was completed as part of an undergraduate thesis, intended to expose the negative character that has been historically assigned to the roles and images of Black women by films and television.
Often During theDayJoanna DavisUK1979 16mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoOFTEN DURING THE DAY focuses on the activities that take place in the kitchen. A series of delicately tinted black and white stills draw our attention to those familiar corners of the kitchen where dirt gets trapped; the dark stains left by tea leaves; the spattering of food round the cat's saucer on the floor.
Hang on a MinuteLis Rhodes, Joanna DavisUnited Kingdom1983 13minsUmatic videoThirteen 1 minute films which grew out of a series of short poems written by Lis Rhodes, reflecting on the traditional patterns of oppression in women's lives (pornography, violence, nuclear weapons) and the many forms that resistance takes.
Nice Girls Don't Do ItKathy DaymondUSA1989 13mins16mm, Umatic videoUltimately, the film is a celebration which aims to create a space for another voice to speak about a part of female experience long-shrouded in silence and ignominy.
DianaJan DennisUK1985 40minsUmatic videoDIANA was produced initially for the Portsmouth Rape Crisis Line for training purposes and to raise questions in the minds of 'professional' people who come into contact with women who have been raped or sexually assaulted.
No Longer SilentLorette DeschampsCanada1986 56mins16mm, Umatic videoNO LONGER SILENT takes a revealing look at aspects of this discrimination and at the determination of some Indian women to bring about change.
The Story So FarNoski Deville, Rif SharifUK1994 39mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoPresents a forgotten classic about a robbery, a taxi and a stolen bus with a mighty cast of local Black and white dyke stars.
Loss of HeatNoski DevilleUK1994 20mins16mm, Vhs videoFocusing on two parallel lesbian relationships this film reflects the reality of living with an 'invisible' disability, challenging preconceived notions of the illness to reveal how it operates outside the epileptic fit on a daily basis.
BachuePatricia DiazUK1986 11minsUmatic videoThe tape is a personal re-creation of the role of women in talking, singing, acting, myths.
Hidden WisdomPatricia DiazUK1988 11mins16mm, Umatic videoFilmed in black and white, this evocative short is a poignant reflection on the passing of wisdom.
Women Of The RhonddaEsther Ronay, Mary Kelly, Mary Capps, Humphrey Trevelyan, Margaret Dickinson, Brigid Seagrave, Susan ShapiroUK1972 20mins16mm, Umatic video, DVDWOMEN OF THE RHONDDA turns much needed attention to the role played by women in the gruelling Welsh Miners' Strikes of the 20s and 30s.
Polygamy - Senegalese StyleSokhna DiengSenegal1985 30mins16mm, Umatic videoThe incidence of polygamy amongst educated women in Senegal is actually on the increase. More and more women are choosing to become a man's second or third wife.
The Disabled Women's Theatre Project Disabled Women's Theatre ProjectUSA1982 1hr Vhs video, Umatic videoThis videotape is a dynamic series of skits and performances by the Disabled Women's Theatre Project.
AftermathNancy DiuguidUK1994 11mins16mm, Vhs videoQuietly devastating in its demonstration of the emotional repercussions of rape, this work is now used as a therapeutic tool by Victim Support, the police, cancer support groups and organisations helping people recovering from torture.
Breaking the MouldA Douglas, K Hagget, S Green, A Mannion, D TaylorUK1986 13minsUmatic videoCombining a lively mix of animation and interviews Breaking The Mould examines why women, in particular, suffer from eating disorders.
ConsumedChloe Doutre RousellFrance1991 9mins16mm, Umatic videoA personal exploration of the isolation experienced by women with eating disorders.
This Isn't WonderlandHelen Doyle, Nicole GiguereCanada1981 57mins16mm, Umatic videoThis Isn't Wonderland explores the meaning and politics of 'women and madness' from a feminist perspective, threading together elements of narrative, theatre and documentary.
The Words/ Wounds Of SilenceHelen DoyleCanada1983 55minsUmatic videoThe novel aspects of the theme raised in Helen Doyle's tape are represented by her attempts to forge conceptual links between creativity and madness in women.
A Prayer Before BirthJacqui DuckworthUK1991 20mins16mm, Umatic videoA Prayer Before Birth confronts debilitating illness with creative vitality, simultaneously desperate and defiant.
Home-Made MelodramaJacqui DuckworthUK1982 55mins16mm, Umatic videoHOME-MADE MELODRAMA follows the struggles of three women whose search for harmony takes them through pressures and contradictions, jealousies and insecurities.
An Invitation to Marilyn CJacqui DuckworthUK1983 12mins16mm, Umatic videoThis short drama is a humorous exploration of a woman regaining power as she challenges male supremacy in culture, the porn industry and film.
The Seashell and The ClergymanGermaine DulacFrance1927 30mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoInspired by Flaubert's 'Madame Bovary', this is the story of Mme. Beudet who is married to a bombastic older man.
The Smiling Madame BeudetGermaine DulacFrance1922 35mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoAn early comedy, which tells a tale of marital strife - mutual suspicion comes between a woman and her husband.
Can't you take a JokeViki DunnAustralia1989 26mins16mm, Umatic videoCan't You Take A Joke is a comedy about a stolen sense of humour and the search for a romantic love.
Fighting for PeaceIrina DunnAustralia1984 30minsUmatic videoFIGHTING FOR PEACE, a production of the Women's Film Unit at Film Australia, is a rousing documentary about the Australian women's Peace Movement - past and present - told by those who helped shape it.
Avenge Tampa Dyke TVUSA1993 10minsVhs video, Umatic videoA shocking and disturbing film about homophobia in the United States.
To Be Silent is The Most Painful PartCheryl EdwardsUK1985 6mins16mm, Umatic videoUsing a metaphor of peeling skin, images from the film-maker's family history are combined with black and white images of famous paintings. A woman is seen being physically manipulated into each of the archetypal representations falling upon her skin.
Framing Lesbian FashionKaren EverettUSA1992 59minsVhs video, Umatic videoThe filmmaker combines her personal story (bracketing the film with a tongue-in-cheek fashion show by the film maker herself) with the fashion journeys of six other lesbians.
Running Out of PatienceSerena Everill, Chris BrownAustralia1987 40minsVhs video, Umatic videoIn October 1986, nurses in Australia began a strike which was to last for 50 days. Despite intense indoctrination to be 'good girls', nurses walked out of hospitals, community health centres, intensive care units and labour wards.
Invisible AdversariesValie ExportAustria1977 1hr 49mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoValie Export demonstrates the meanings and interventions of the media in our lives, while the sci-fi narrative becomes a surreal vehicle for her discussion of sexual and national politics.
Dinner PartyAli FarellyUK1994 12minsVhs video, Umatic videoImages of non-perfect bodies are intercut with shots of food and eating while voices discuss the personal and political issues of women and body-images.
S.T.O.PAli FarellyUK1994 5minsVhs video, Umatic videoSuction Termination of Pregnancy is examined in terms of the process as it is carried out and the effect that it may have on the woman.
CorsetAli FarellyUK1994 5minsVhs video, Umatic videoA woman tries to alter her body shape by struggling into a corset. The experiment serves to reveal the pressure on women to conform to an unattainable ideal.
RosebudCheryl FarthingUK1992 14mins16mm, Umatic videoA sharply sexy story of personal awakening. When Kay moves into a new flat, she finds herself unexpectedly intrigued by the open sexuality of the lesbian couple that live next door.
The Body of a Poet: A Tribute to Audrey LordeSonali FernandoUK1995 29minsVhs video, Umatic videoAn imaginary biography of Audre Lorde- African American, lesbian, feminist, professor, mother, visionary and 'warrior poet' - who died of breast cancer, metastasised to her liver, in 1992.
Those RoadsSuse Bohse, Evelyn FicarraUK1994 9mins16mm, Vhs videoShot on 16mm but originally conceived as a three screen piece on video, this film is a delicious and curious exploration of familiar objects and the sounds that they make.
The Dancing SilhouettesFelicity FieldUK1983 27mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThe Dancing Silhouettes is about Lotte Reiniger who made the first full-length animated feature film in the history of the cinema.
Man Made ImagesRachel FinkelsteinUK1981 25minsUmatic video'The screen in MAN MADE IMAGES is a mirror to my consciousness, providing a way to reflect my transfer from a male defined woman to a woman searching for her definition.' (Rachel Finkelstein)
Three Short EpisodesRachel FinkelsteinUK1980 10mins16mm, Umatic videoA look at female sexuality. The first 'episode', a black comedy, is simply called 'Penis Envy'' and finds a bride with a banana - eating it, spitting it out, cutting it up...
Women In ViewBruna FiondaUK1988 31minsVhs video, Umatic videoWomen in View is an informative documentary about a group of women artists.
The Mark of LilithP Gladwin, I Mack-Nataf, Bruna FiondaUK1986 32mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThe Mark Of Lilith is a film that deconstructs traditional images of the vampire and confronts power, race and general politics within relationships.
Separate SkinDeirdre FishelUSA1987 26mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoSEPARATE SKIN intercuts present day 'reality' with both flashback and fantasy sequences revealing Emily's state of mind as she battles with her fears and desires.
Snakes and LaddersMitzi Goldman, Trish FitzsimmonsAustralia1987 59mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoOstensibly a film about the experience of Australian women and their education, SNAKES AND LADDERS is a feminist documentary of great humour and artistic merit.
Against the CurrentLinda Flint, Hildur Gladwin, Jane HarrisUK1985 16minsVhs video, Umatic videoAgainst The Current is an experimental documentary which takes both an historical and a contemporary look at the lack of control women have over their own bodies, focusing mainly on childbirth and developments in reproductive technologies.
Impressions of ExileA Florin, J Harris, C WilkinsonUK1985 31minsVhs video, Umatic videoIMPRESSIONS OF EXILE focuses on the personal struggle of three Chilean women, living in Britain, learning a new language, and dealing with the racism and isolation they experience.
Lesbian Bed Death-Myth or EpidemicStacey FoliesUSA1995 14minsVhs video, Umatic videoThis wild spoof of TV magazine journalism takes a mock-serious look at a phenomenon which is reportedly sweeping through the lesbian community.
Nuclear Defence 'Living In a Fool's Paradise'S Fonseca, S Gillie, V Grut, J HollandUK1984 20minsVhs video, Umatic videoNUCLEAR DEFENCE LIVING IN A FOOL'S PARADISE'explores the reactions of participants and onlookers on the Day, making connections between our attitudes to protest and the influence of education systems, the media and the State.
Liberty, Equality? Maternity?S Fonseca, S Gillie, V Grut, J HollandUK1985 32minsVhs video, Umatic videoThe tape combines drama and documentary to convey the significance of personal realisation in the face of broader political circumstances, and the relationship between theory and practice.
Eileen is a SpySayer FreyUK1998 1hr 14minsUmatic videoIn this whimsical comedy-drama, Eileen (Tami Hinz) buries roadkill and spies on various residents of a small Minnesota town, jotting down her observations and occasionally employing a camera and a tape recorder, perhaps hoping to somehow dive into the stream of human affairs.
Rules of The RoadSu FriederichUSA1994 31mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThe story of a love affair its demise told through one of the primary objects shared by the couple: an old beige station wagon with fake wood panelling along the sides.
Gently Down the StreamSu FriederichUSA1981 14mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic video'The text of Gently Down The Stream is a succession of fourteen dreams taken from eight years of my journals.' (Su Friedrich)
The Ties That BindSu FriederichUSA1984 55mins16mm, Umatic videoSu Friedrich's experimental documentary looks at both the mother/daughter relationship and the demands of national identity.
The PinkKatherine FryNew Zealand1993 8mins16mm, Vhs videoOf Jeanette Williamson and Angela Carter, The Pink is a conglomeration of different fairy tales, focusing on the subversion of conventional gender.
Fine AmourKatherine FryNew Zealand1994 13mins16mm, Vhs videoA love story set in the Middle Ages in which spiritual love is pitted against courtly love.
SkinesthesiaVicky FunariUSA1996 18minsVhs video, Umatic videoA scrambling of cultural codes of female movement by juxtaposing images of a performance artist with the same woman as a nude dancer in a peep show.
Junky Punky GirlzNisha GanatraUSA1996 11minsVhs video, Umatic videoThree friends, a couple of nose rings, a birthday and a fillet o' fish. Caught between American pop culture and her traditional Indian heritage, Anita attempts to pierce her nose.
Positions of PowerJacky Garstin, Delyse HawkinsUK1983 35mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThis documentary on obstetrics takes a succinct and radical look at the history, sociology and politics - not to mention physiology - of childbirth. .
The Work They Say is MineRosie GibsonUK1986 50mins16mm, Umatic videoTHE WORK THEY SAY IS MINE celebrates women's central role in the past and present of Shetland life.
This Isn't WonderlandHelen Doyle, Nicole GiguereCanada1981 57mins16mm, Umatic videoThis Isn't Wonderland explores the meaning and politics of 'women and madness' from a feminist perspective, threading together elements of narrative, theatre and documentary.
Sapphire and the Slave GirlLeah GilliamUSA1996 18minsVhs video, Umatic videoLoosely based on the 1950s British detective film Sapphire, in which two detectives investigate the murder of a young woman who is passing for white.
Now PretendLeah GilliamUSA1991 10mins16mm, Umatic videoNOW PRETEND is an experimental investigation into the use of race as an arbitrary signifier.
Nuclear Defence 'Living In a Fool's Paradise'S Fonseca, S Gillie, V Grut, J HollandUK1984 20minsVhs video, Umatic videoNUCLEAR DEFENCE LIVING IN A FOOL'S PARADISE'explores the reactions of participants and onlookers on the Day, making connections between our attitudes to protest and the influence of education systems, the media and the State.
Liberty, Equality? Maternity?S Fonseca, S Gillie, V Grut, J HollandUK1985 32minsVhs video, Umatic videoThe tape combines drama and documentary to convey the significance of personal realisation in the face of broader political circumstances, and the relationship between theory and practice.
Against the CurrentLinda Flint, Hildur Gladwin, Jane HarrisUK1985 16minsVhs video, Umatic videoAgainst The Current is an experimental documentary which takes both an historical and a contemporary look at the lack of control women have over their own bodies, focusing mainly on childbirth and developments in reproductive technologies.
The Mark of LilithP Gladwin, I Mack-Nataf, Bruna FiondaUK1986 32mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThe Mark Of Lilith is a film that deconstructs traditional images of the vampire and confronts power, race and general politics within relationships.
Daniella & NicoleEl GlinoerUK1984 26minsUmatic videoDANIELLA & NICOLE is a subtle and warm drama about the relationship between two very different women.
The White RoomEl GlinoerUK1983 20mins16mm, Umatic video A woman locked up in a cell, and deprived of any outside stimulus, begins to fantasise about the woman in the next cell, to the extent that fantasy and reality are no longer separate entities.
Greenham GrannyCaroline GoldieUK1986 42mins16mm, Umatic videoIn 1929 Nell Logan took part in a youth peace conference in Moscow. More than 50 years later she was among the women fighting against Cruise missiles at Greenham Common.
Snakes and LaddersMitzi Goldman, Trish FitzsimmonsAustralia1987 59mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoOstensibly a film about the experience of Australian women and their education, SNAKES AND LADDERS is a feminist documentary of great humour and artistic merit.
Ooh Life is JuicyHelena GoldwaterUK1994 14minsVhs video, Umatic videoDrawing on Western histories of glamour, Hollywood and powerful Jewish icons such as Barbra Streisand as portrayed in the 1960s film Funny Girl.
Fierce DetailHelena GoldwaterUK1995 3mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoFierce Detail seeks the erotic in our everyday lives.
Just Like Sarah BernhardtHelena GoldwaterUK1992 7minsUmatic videoJUST LIKE SARAH BERNHARDT humorously explores sexuality and Jewish identity, intertwining the complex relationship of performance and film. A woman tells a story of her intense meeting with another woman.
A Goat Named TensionKate GoodnightUSA1992 6minsUmatic videoA Goat Named Tension is an audacious, witty and expertly filmed visual and verbal play around the expression 'I've got your goat'. At the beginning of the film, two women in 'nanny costume', representing the two female protagonists, are looking for their 'kids'.
The Chalet School RevistedJu GoslingUK1998 1hr Vhs video, Umatic video, CDRGirls' school stories have been uniquely popular with girls worldwide throughout the 20th century, but the genre has faced widespread dismissal, criticism, hostility and ridicule for its representations of a girl- and women-centred world.
Serious UndertakingsHelen Grace, Erika AddisAustralia1983 28mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoSERIOUS UNDERTAKINGS takes up these themes of culture, language and politics in a questioning and innovative way.
Fundi - The Ella Baker StoryJoanna GrantUSA1982 45mins16mm, Umatic videoThis documentary is about the life and work of Ella Baker, veteran American Civil Rights campaigner, a militant political activist who became best known for her championing of non-violent methods of civil disobedience.
Breaking the MouldA Douglas, K Hagget, S Green, A Mannion, D TaylorUK1986 13minsUmatic videoCombining a lively mix of animation and interviews Breaking The Mould examines why women, in particular, suffer from eating disorders.
After the GameDonna GreyUSA1979 19mins16mm, Umatic videoNicole and Diana, both in their early twenties, are close friends. They have reached a crucial moment in their lives.
Nuclear Defence 'Living In a Fool's Paradise'S Fonseca, S Gillie, V Grut, J HollandUK1984 20minsVhs video, Umatic videoNUCLEAR DEFENCE LIVING IN A FOOL'S PARADISE'explores the reactions of participants and onlookers on the Day, making connections between our attitudes to protest and the influence of education systems, the media and the State.
Liberty, Equality? Maternity?S Fonseca, S Gillie, V Grut, J HollandUK1985 32minsVhs video, Umatic videoThe tape combines drama and documentary to convey the significance of personal realisation in the face of broader political circumstances, and the relationship between theory and practice.
B.U.C.K.L.ECatherine Gund, Julie TolentinoUSA1994 11minsVhs video, Umatic videoA humorous fast-paced parody of women dancing, cruising and picking up women at New York City's legendary Clit Club.
I'm You You're MeCatherine Gund, Debra LevineUSA1993 26minsVhs video, Umatic videoThis powerful documentary focuses on HIV-positive women and women with AIDS in New York State, making the transition from prison to independent living.
Among Good Christian PeoplesCatherine Gund, Jaqueline WoodsonUSA1991 30minsUmatic videoBased on a poignant autobiographical essay by Woodson, this video adaptation illustrates the pull between desire for (religious) community and personal freedom.
Keep Your Laws Off My BodyCatherine Gund, Zoe LeonardUSA1990 13minsVhs video, Umatic videoThis tape juxtaposes intimate images of at-home-with-a-lesbian-couple and a monstrous catalogue of images of the police who descended in force on the March 28, 1989 New York City Hall demonstration held by the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP).
Bird in The HandCatherine Gund, Melanie NelsonUSA1992 30minsUmatic videoSimone and Kaya are lovers trying desperately to escape New York City and the reality of their friend Ayo's abusive relationship.
A Short Film about SnoringDarrelyn GunzbergAustralia1997 8mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoHome after a formal occasion, Tilly and Ben get ready for bed. Tilly anticipates the night ahead but all Ben wants to do is sleep.
Chaahath (Desire)Lily GuptaUK1996 4minsVhs video, Umatic videoThe film's central theme of desire/passion is deeply embedded in a culture which is given its own voice through the beat of the clay pot used in north India.
A House DividedAlice GuyUSA1913 13mins16mm, Umatic videoAlthough rooted in the Victorian values of the time, A House Divided breaks with the dominant tradition.
Breaking the MouldA Douglas, K Hagget, S Green, A Mannion, D TaylorUK1986 13minsUmatic videoCombining a lively mix of animation and interviews Breaking The Mould examines why women, in particular, suffer from eating disorders.
The Life and Hard Times of Susie p WinklepickerDeborah Hall, Women and The Law CollectiveUK1986 35minsVhs video, Umatic videoA part-dramatised, often humorous, documentary showing some of the ways the state and the system have pushed women into economic dependence on men in different historical periods, the fights waged against this and the situation at the present time.
La BlanchisseuseRohesia Hamilton MetcalfeUSA1993 11minsVhs video, Umatic videoAn innovative video that takes the impressionist motif of women working in the laundry and brings it up to date to incorporate contemporary women's feelings about domestic work.
Veneo Video ViceoRohesia Hamilton MetcalfeUSA1991 55minsVhs video, Umatic videoThe story of a young woman who gets the idea to make and market a shallow and exploitative tape serves as the core narrative.
The Female ClosetBarbara HammerUSA1998 1hr Vhs video, Umatic videoThe Female Closet takes an historical look at the world of 'high art' through the lives and work of three women artists.
DyketacticsBarbara HammerUSA1974 4mins16mm, Umatic videoA celebration of lesbian sensuality and sexuality. An evocative montage of 110 images of touch - women touching, hair brushing, water stroking, bathing, eating and loving - an erotic lesbian commercial.
Against the CurrentLinda Flint, Hildur Gladwin, Jane HarrisUK1985 16minsVhs video, Umatic videoAgainst The Current is an experimental documentary which takes both an historical and a contemporary look at the lack of control women have over their own bodies, focusing mainly on childbirth and developments in reproductive technologies.
The Death of the FatherJane HarrisUK1986 29mins16mm, Umatic videoTHE DEATH OF A FATHER sets out to explore the way in which women are rendered silent, absent or marginal within a male-centred language system.
Impressions of ExileA Florin, J Harris, C WilkinsonUK1985 31minsVhs video, Umatic videoIMPRESSIONS OF EXILE focuses on the personal struggle of three Chilean women, living in Britain, learning a new language, and dealing with the racism and isolation they experience.
Guerrillas In Our MidstAmy HarrisonUSA1992 35minsVhs video, Umatic videoGuerrillas In Our Midst presents a savvy exploration of the machinations of the commercial art-world during its boom in the 1980s, and brings the Guerrilla Girls to the screen.
Sins of the FatherNuala HarveyPoland1996 16minsVhs video, Umatic video, 35mm'White petals falling pearls of pain a wing flutters a stain bleeds and the sins of the father forever remain'.
Positions of PowerJacky Garstin, Delyse HawkinsUK1983 35mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThis documentary on obstetrics takes a succinct and radical look at the history, sociology and politics - not to mention physiology - of childbirth. .
Sea DreamsJudith HigginbottomUK1982 17minsVhs video, Umatic video'This piece was based on a series of my own menstrual dreams about the sea.' (Judith Higginbottom)
Water Into WineJudith HigginbottomUK1980 13minsUmatic videoJudith Higginbottom's Water Into Wine draws on the collective experiences of 27 women, including her, recorded over 13 lunar months.
Remember MeJudith HigginbottomUK1992 10mins16mm, Umatic video'I wanted to express my continued anger at the way in which patriarchy excludes women who don't conform to its ideals and beliefs from 'history'. (Judith Higginbottom)
MysteriesJudith HigginbottomUK1982 6mins16mm, Umatic videoMYSTERIES is a photomontage film. Beginning with a quotation from a dream, it becomes the film-maker's interpretation of the harvest and the old mystic theme of the Mysteries.
Miss QueencakeAmanda HolidayUK1991 24mins16mm, Umatic videoMixing reality with fairy tale, MISS QUEENCAKE follows the plight of Bira, a 16-year- old mixed race girl from the North of England.
Nuclear Defence 'Living In a Fool's Paradise'S Fonseca, S Gillie, V Grut, J HollandUK1984 20minsVhs video, Umatic videoNUCLEAR DEFENCE LIVING IN A FOOL'S PARADISE'explores the reactions of participants and onlookers on the Day, making connections between our attitudes to protest and the influence of education systems, the media and the State.
Liberty, Equality? Maternity?S Fonseca, S Gillie, V Grut, J HollandUK1985 32minsVhs video, Umatic videoThe tape combines drama and documentary to convey the significance of personal realisation in the face of broader political circumstances, and the relationship between theory and practice.
Speaking of NairobiTina HomeCanada1986 1hr Vhs video, Umatic videoIn 1985, 17,000 women descended on Nairobi for the International Women's Conference.
Made in ChinaLisa HsiaUSA1985 30mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoMADE IN CHINA is a personal film about a Chinese American's search for identity.
That's Entertainment/ The Conjuror's AssistantsJeanette IljonUK1979 35mins16mm, Vhs videoTaking 100 feet of film shot at a children's party.
FocciiJeanette IljonUK1975 6mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoFocii brings together performance, art and film. A woman dances and mimes, her stark white image moving across a red floor, reflected in a fractured wall of mirrors.
MantraJeanette IljonUK1976 5mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoExploring both dance and some of the properties of film, 'Mantra' begins by recreating movement through a rhythmic series of still images.
Captive LabourKaren InghamUK1988 35minsUmatic videoThrough a series of interviews with a cross-section of women, this documentary examines the working conditions faced by outworkers and looks at the positive actions which have been taken by the workers themselves and by campaign groups.
Salvation GuaranteedKaren InghamUK1990 21mins16mm, Umatic videoA black and white Trans-Atlantic road movie set in the American mid-west where driving is as essential as breathing.
Binding LoveKaren InghamUK1985 29mins16mm, Umatic videoThe film examines the meaning and the implication of deforming the bodies of women to match them to the symbols of man's imagining.
Douglas and the Flour BabyAimee JacksonUK1997 11mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoDouglas and the Flour Baby is a modern day fairy tale set in the unchanged, north-eastern coastal town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea.
The Hired HandsJudith JacksonUK1985 30minsUmatic videoThis documentary takes a critical look at the conditions of employment for the one in three women who work as typists, receptionists, clerks and secretaries in Great Britain and examines why women in these positions are often underpaid and exploited.
Dual PassportFanny JacobsenAustralia1998 8minsVhs video, Umatic videoDual Passport is an exploration of compulsion and the ritual in the form of a journey through real space/time and memory.
Lost in TelespaceFanny Jacobsen, Colleen CruiseAustralia1995 12minsVhs video, Umatic videoThe video is a body substitute, examining the ways in which new technology succeeds and fails as a holding medium for a long distance relationship.
Je N'aime Pas Les Crepes SuzetteStephane JaggersFrance/UK1994 20mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoAfter attempts at exchanging cooking recipes, an intense domestic altercation and an episode with a heavy breather, Isolde and Seashell, two young women of opposite personalities, the one blithe and fun-loving, the other morbid and depressive, roam the streets and cafes of Paris in search of true love.
Words in ActionChristine Pearce, Litza JanszUK1985 35minsVhs video, Umatic videoContrary to the usual portrayal of Black and 'Third World' women in the media, WORDS IN ACTION shows women as a powerful and articulate force in world politics.
Song of CeylonLaleen JayamanneAustralia1985 51mins16mm, Umatic videoThis stylistic, non-narrative film is a complex, impressionistic work documenting and interpreting a Sri Lankan ritual of spirit possession and cure through the exploration of various bodily states.
Three Jewish Women Jewish Women in LondonUK1987 30minsUmatic videoThrough taped interviews, photographs and songs introducing each section, three Jewish women, in their 50s and 60s, describe their experiences of being immigrants or daughters of immigrants.
Brylcream's Better Than NothingKarol KamyaUK1997 20minsVhs video, Umatic videoMarlene is a police woman, Peter is an army officer and Bharti is a social worker. What they have in common as black people is that they were transracially placed (adopted / fostered) with white / Asian families at childhood.
Deviant BeautyTina KeaneUK1996 12minsVhs video, Umatic videoAn androgynous woman's surreal journey through the carnivalesque, that embodies spectatorship, erotica, sexuality, death and decay.
Hey MackTina KeaneUK1982 15mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoHey Mack takes the insistent image of passing trucks, filmed from a pedestrian viewpoint, and sets them against the feminist perspective of music by Disband, a New York-based group of women.
Shadow Of A JourneyTina KeaneUK1980 20mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoShadow of A Journey was filmed on a ferry going to the Isle of Harris from the Isle of Skye.
PlaypenTina KeaneUK1979 20minsVhs video, Umatic videoA recording of eleven women in order of their age from a child of 6 months to a woman of 82. Each child/woman was asked to sit in the playpen for 2 mins and, without direction, left to their own devices.
In Our Hands, GreenhamTina KeaneUK1984 40minsUmatic videoIN OUR HANDS, GREENHAM uses a video installation to convey women's struggle against nuclear weapons.
Bed-Time StoryTina KeaneUK1982 20minsUmatic videoBED-TIME STORY questions how attitudes are often placed in our subconscious minds at an early age through 'children's stories'.
Clapping SongsTina KeaneUK1981 9minsUmatic videoA video which uses slides to isolate and emphasise the actions two girls made while singing traditional clapping songs.
Woman: Who Is Me?Judith KellerUSA1977 10mins16mm, Umatic videoA fast, witty and pertinent film which pulls apart the dominant (male) ideology of art through the ages and points an instructive (female) finger at all those who never looked further than the image itself.
Women Of The RhonddaEsther Ronay, Mary Kelly, Mary Capps, Humphrey Trevelyan, Margaret Dickinson, Brigid Seagrave, Susan ShapiroUK1972 20mins16mm, Umatic video, DVDWOMEN OF THE RHONDDA turns much needed attention to the role played by women in the gruelling Welsh Miners' Strikes of the 20s and 30s.
MattAnnette KennerleyUK1998 20minsVhs video, Umatic videoFive years after the making of the video portrait Boys in the Backyard, the film maker returns to San Francisco to see what has become of Matt.
After the BreakAnnette KennerleyUK1998 13mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic video'Normal Behaviour will be resumed after the break...'But what is normal when you split up with someone?
Boys in the BackyardAnnette KennerleyUK1997 22minsVhs video, Umatic videoA slice of San Francisco life in the summer of '93. Matt and Jo sit together in their back yard and talk about their daddy/boy relationship, transgender, life/love, tattoos and tomato plants.
NorrieAnnette KennerleyUK1997 21minsVhs video, Umatic videoSydney writer and performer Norrie May Welby argues the case for a genderless society.
KelbyAnnette KennerleyUK1997 20minsVhs video, Umatic videoI'm just a regular bloke...Kelby's gender was decided for him at birth ' he later put right the mistake.
Like Mother Like SonAnnette KennerleyUK1994 4mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoA lesbian mother and her son describe what the have in common, that includes parties, dressing up and shopping.
Sex Lies and ReligionAnnette KennerleyUK1993 6mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic video'Then you lit a cigarette and carefully put the tip of it to the corner of the photograph and watched it smoulder and curl...' SEX LIES RELIGION is a sexy dyke film made the day after two women met at the Clit Club.
Killing Us Softly - Advertising's Image of WomenJean KilbourneUSA1979 30minsUmatic videoUsing an intriguing mixture of statistics, humour, insight and outrage, Jean Kilbourne questions how far the use and abuse of women in advertising is connected to the sexual exploitation of women at large and the increasing incidence of child abuse.
EkleipsisTran T Kim TrangUSA1998 22minsVhs video, Umatic videoEkleipsis delves into two histories; the history of hysteria and the Cambodian civil war.
AletheiaTran T Kim TrangUSA1992 16minsVhs video, Umatic videoAn introductory tape to an eight part series on blindness and its metaphors.
OperculumTran T Kim TrangUSA1993 16minsVhs video, Umatic videoThe film regards surgery of Asian (predominantly women) eyelids as a self-effacing fantasy of attaining the standard of beauty as maintained in this society, a standard which demands conformity to the norm of being average.
KoreTran T Kim TrangUSA1994 17minsVhs video, Umatic videoThis piece investigates the conjunction of sexuality with: the eye, as purveyor of desire; the sexual fear and fantasy of blindness, with a focus on the blindfold; and women and AIDS.
Choosing ChildrenD Chasnoff, K KlausnerUSA1984 45mins16mm, Umatic videoCHOOSING CHILDREN is an endearing, often funny, film about lesbians and their children."
The Father is NothingLeone KnightAustralia1991 10mins16mm, Umatic videoThis film uses a 'scene' between a woman and a female-to-male transsexual to mobilise Gilles Deleuzes's work on masochism as explored in his book 'Coldness and Cruelty.'
In Loving MemoryLeone KnightAustralia1992 5minsVhs video, Umatic videoA grainy black and white experimental film that uses performance to address the issue of a third sexuality that stands outside traditional gender representations.
Dandelion (Rosaceae)Utako KoguchiJapan1990 8mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoLulu and Lala are twin sisters, but live apart from one another. When Lala is watching a video of beautiful boys in a midnight screening, by chance she finds her father appears in it.
Mum's the WordCarole KostanichAustralia1982 23mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoMade by a single mother, Mum's The Word looks at three single mothers, living on social security benefit or pensions, and explores how they maintain their families and survive - often below the 'poverty line.'
Groove on a Stanley KnifeTinge KrishnanUK1997 42mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoGroove frantically plunges into the dark history of two women fleeing violent crack dealers in the north of England.
Impact ZoneKadet Kuhne, Sophie ConstantinouUSA1996 10minsVhs video, Umatic video'Hot wheels, hot girls, hot cars, hot crashes. Gear up for a racy high octane overdrive of auto erotica...'
Murders Most FoulGillian LaceyUK1987 7mins16mm, Umatic videoRelating a real case, this animated film is devised as a play and is set in the Crown Court.
Someone must be TrustedGillian Lacey, Christine RocheUK1987 7mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThis animated film is constructed as 'an opera in three tragic acts', concentrating on the inherent bias of the tribunals and courts of law.
Night DancesSandra LahireUK1995 15mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThis is the age of the Personal Computer the Private Catacomb for the switched-on elite. Its dark doorways are for the wandering homeless... true survivors....
ArrowsSandra LahireUK1984 15mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoSandra Lahire's film uses a combination of live action and rostrum work to communicate the experience of anorexia and to analyse the cultural causes of the condition.
Plutonium BlondeSandra LahireUK1987 15minsUmatic videoIs the woman worker at the terminals an extension of the plutonium-decanning monitors, or is she a germ in the nuclear plant that grows into self-control?
Serpent RiverSandra LahireUK1989 30mins16mm, Umatic videoSerpent River is the final part of a trilogy (see Uranium Hex and Plutonium Blonde) of anti-nuclear films in which the filmmaker makes visible the invisible menace of radioactivity.
TerminalsSandra LahireUK1986 15minsUmatic videoTerminals is a stream-of-consciousness collage, which asks us to look at and question the dangers of technological advances and nuclear power.
Uranium HexSandra LahireUK1987 11minsVhs video, Umatic videoUsing a kaleidoscopic array of experimental techniques, this film explores uranium mining in Canada and its destructive effects on both the environment and the women working in the mines.
EdgeSandra LahireUK1986 7minsUmatic videoThis short, named after Sylvia Plath's last poem, is about the woman who is a daughter; icy, perfected and petrified for the patriarchy.
Lady LazarusSandra LahireUK1991 25minsUmatic videoLady Lazarus is a visually woven response to Sylvia Plath's own readings of her poetry.
EerieSandra LahireUnited Kingdom1992 1minsUmatic videoEerie is a vertiginous lesbian kiss in a mountain cablecar.
On GuardSusan LambertAustralia1983 50mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoSet against the backdrop of modern-day Sidney, this heist-style thriller involves four politicised women from varying backgrounds, who conspire to sabotage the research programme of a multi-national firm, Utero, which is engaged in reproductive engineering.
Rape CultureM Lazarus, R WunderlichUSA1983 35mins16mm, Umatic videoThis film effectively explores those elements in our society that contribute to an ideology that supports rape.
Rethinking RapeJeanne Le PageUSA1986 26minsUmatic videoRETHINKING RAPE examines why sexual violence has become such an acceptable part of society, and 'acquaintance rape' (when the rapist is known to the woman) so commonplace.
Bred and BornJoanna Davis, Mary Pat LeeceUK1983 1hr 15mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoBred And Born features four generations of women in an East London family who talk about their own experiences and close family ties, and a women's group who discuss their roles as mothers and daughters.
Mouthing Off Leeds Aids AdviceUK1991 35minsVhs video, Umatic videoThe aim of this video is to raise issues about safer sex for women in a way which will enable women watching the video to discuss their own fears, experiences and successes about safer sex more easily.
Did I Say Hairdressing? I Meant Astrophysics Leeds Animation WorkshopUK1998 14minsVhs video, Umatic videoSubverting themes from traditional stories, this entertaining and thought provoking cartoon helps to show why women are under-represented in science, engineering and technology.
A World of Difference Leeds Animation WorkshopUK1997 12minsUmatic video, DVDAlien abduction saves Natalie from the menace of the school bullies and takes her off to the planet Helicon, where she is asked to solve the problem of failing Purple students.
Waste Watchers Leeds Animation WorkshopUK1996 12minsUmatic video, DVDThis short animated film is designed to encourage energy conservation in the home, the school and the workplace.
No Offence Leeds Animation WorkshopUK1996 12minsVhs video, Umatic videoLike its predecessor Through the Glass Ceiling, this short animated film is a fairy story with a difference: it takes as its theme the very issue of harassment at work.
Risky Business Leeds Animation WorkshopUK1980 15mins16mm, Umatic videoThis lively animated film deals with the important issue of health and safety at work.
Home and Dry? Leeds Animation WorkshopUK1987 8minsVhs video, Umatic videoFour women fall into conversation in a launderette. As the machines whirl and the powder flows, they talk about their housing experiences, hopes and expectations.
Crops and Robbers Leeds Animation WorkshopUK1986 15minsUmatic video This thought-provoking animated film points out the connections between surplus and famine, questions many assumptions about aid and trade, and shows a game of chance being played across continents and through the centuries, as the crops contend with the robbers.
A Matter of Interest Leeds Animation WorkshopUK1990 13minsUmatic video A MATTER OF INTEREST uses clear and imaginative animation to explores the complex and seemingly distant problem of international debt.
Give us a Smile Leeds Animation WorkshopUK1983 13mins16mm, Umatic videoUsing a combination of live action and animation this fast-moving, witty film charts the constant harassment which women face every day, and clearly depicts the continuum, which ranges from street humour to stereotyped media images to actual physical violence.
Out to Lunch Leeds Animation WorkshopUK1989 12minsUmatic videoThis humorous animated film graphically demonstrates the way in which men dominate language, monopolise space and structure women into subservient roles.
All Stressed Up Leeds Animation WorkshopUK1985 12minsUmatic videoWork-related stress can damage your health, in ways we are only just beginning to understand. While this films raises many questions about the causes and effects of stress, it is also accessible and entertaining.
Pretend You'll Survive Leeds Animation WorkshopUK1981 9mins16mm, Umatic videoPRETEND YOU'LL SURVIVE uses a combination of different animation techniques to conjure up a thought-provoking challenge to perhaps the greatest threat we face in the Twentieth century.
Through The Glass Ceiling Leeds Animation WorkshopUK1994 17minsUmatic videoOnce upon a time, a princess set out to look for a job which would make full use of her abilities. To her surprise, she found a series of barriers placed in her path - simply because she was a woman.
Keep Your Laws Off My BodyCatherine Gund, Zoe LeonardUSA1990 13minsVhs video, Umatic videoThis tape juxtaposes intimate images of at-home-with-a-lesbian-couple and a monstrous catalogue of images of the police who descended in force on the March 28, 1989 New York City Hall demonstration held by the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP).
The Lost GardenMarquise LepageCanada1995 53minsVhs video, Umatic videoA documentary that celebrates the achievements of the world's first woman filmmaker, including clips from 16 of her films.
Las NicasJulia LesageNicaragua1982 45minsVhs video, Umatic videoIn 1981 and 1982 Carole Isaacs and Julia Lesage visited Nicaragua and filmed in-depth interviews with women in the Managua area.
I'm You You're MeCatherine Gund, Debra LevineUSA1993 26minsVhs video, Umatic videoThis powerful documentary focuses on HIV-positive women and women with AIDS in New York State, making the transition from prison to independent living.
Dialogues with Mad WomenAllie LightUnited Kingdom1993 1hr 30minsUmatic videoThis moving and informative film features seven women--including the filmmaker--describing their experiences with manic depression, multiple personalities, schizophrenia, euphoria and recovery.
Stranger BabyLana LinUSA1995 14mins16mm, Vhs videoSubstituting sly metaphor for political rhetoric on immigration, Lin examines our world of ethical and racial complexities.
Girls in the GardenLouise LockwoodScotland1997 3minsVhs video, Umatic videoA short animation depicting an ironic take on the Garden of Eden Staring 'eve & eve'.
Shinjuku BoysKim LoginottoJapan/UK1995 54mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThis film is set in the New Marilyn night club in Tokyo where all the hosts are women who have decided to live as men.
Hidden FacesKim LoginottoUK1996 52mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoInternationally acclaimed, collaborative documentary with/about Egyptian women
Dream GirlsKim Loginotto, Jano WilliamsJapan/UK1995 50mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThe Takarazuka Revue is an Enormously successful spectacular where an all-women cast create fantasies of erotic love and sensitive men.
The Good Wife of TokyoKim LoginottoJapan/UK1992 52mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoWhen Kazuko Hohki goes back to Tokyo with her group 'Frank Chickens', she decides to get married to please her mother. "
Eat The KimonoKim LoginottoJapan/UK 1hr 16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoEat the Kimono is a brilliant documentary about Hanavagi Genshu, a Japanese feminist and avant-garde dancer and performer, who has spent her life defying her consersvative culture's contempt for independence and unconventionality.
Polishing Black DiamondsSusannah LopezUSA1989 21minsUmatic videoA poem by the Munirah Theatre Company, urging Black people living in Britain to treasure their history, gives this video its title.
Watch that LiftMartine LumbrosoUK1986 13minsVhs video, Umatic videoNovember 1985 - for the first time in Britain women take part in a national Olympic Weight Lifting Championship.
In Nomine Domini (In th Name of the Lord)Martine LumbrosoNetherlands1982 4minsUmatic videoIN NOMINE DOMINI is an animation in ten parts, each of which illustrates the Church's historical endorsement of the repression of women.
The Tiger's Milk-Women of NicaraguaFiona MacintoshUK1987 30mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoNicaraguan women describe details of their daily lives under the Somoza regime in this instructive documentary.
The Mark of LilithP Gladwin, I Mack-Nataf, Bruna FiondaUK1986 32mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThe Mark Of Lilith is a film that deconstructs traditional images of the vampire and confronts power, race and general politics within relationships.
ChameleonTanya Mahboob SyedUK1990 4mins16mm, Vhs video'This film creates a visual dialogue between the seen, recognised and unrecognised.'
DelilahTanya Mahboob SyedUK1995 12mins16mm, Vhs videoA kinetic meditation on female expressions of power and desire. A chiaroscuro of tension and release.
Homes for the PeopleKay ManderUK1945 30mins16mm, Umatic videoUsing archive stills, Homes For The People looks back to the slums of 1848 and asks what improvements have been made since then.
There? Where?Babette MangolteUSA1979 9mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoBabette Mangolte has called There? Where? an essay on displacement.
What Maisie KnewBabette MangolteUSA1975 1hr 16mm, Umatic videoThe spectator is put in the position of Maisie, given a child's eye view, a position outside the knowledge.
Breaking the MouldA Douglas, K Hagget, S Green, A Mannion, D TaylorUK1986 13minsUmatic videoCombining a lively mix of animation and interviews Breaking The Mould examines why women, in particular, suffer from eating disorders.
Judgement DayVictoria MapplebackUK1989 12mins16mm, Vhs videoA woman, looking straight at the camera gives a 12-minute monologue. The camera remains stationary, looking at her, possibly judging her.
Adventures in the Gender TradeSusan MarencoUSA1993 40minsVhs video, Umatic videoThis documentary explores the notion of gender through the life and work of trans-sexual lesbian playwright, Kate Bornstein. Poet Pat Califia, performance artist Justin Bond, author of '100 Years Of Homosexuality' David Halprin and female-to-male trans-sexual, Jack Ireland, question the usefulness of society's rigid gender system with humour and intelligence.
The HaircutVeronica MartelUK1987 10minsUmatic video What starts as a row over the child's haircut, develops to explore the wider social issue of the responsibilities of child rearing and childcare.
Women from South LebanonMai Masri, Jean ChamounLebanon1986 1hr 11mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThis superbly shot film is a moving docu-drama which allows the women of South Lebanon to speak for themselves, using archive footage, interviews and the dramatic reconstruction of the experiences of Khadijeh, a Lebanese woman.
Great Dykes of HollandJennifer Maytorena TaylorUSA1993 7mins16mm, Vhs videoA saccharine tune from the 50s Mickey Mouse Club is transformed into a wild samba celebration of contemporary lesbian expression.
I SubstituteHarriet McKernUK1985 13mins16mm, Umatic video'The film was made because of my own experiences of anorexia, in relation to developing as an individual/woman in this society... also because I feel that substituting an obsession with the body and with food for a deeper, less tangible problem is a very widespread activity.'
ApartmentsMegan McMurchyAustralia1977 10mins16mm, Umatic videoTwo women living in the same apartment block are drawn to each other. Each is unaware of the other's desire, but a shared erotic fantasy develops between them.
For Love or MoneyMargot Nash, Jeni Thornley, Megan McMurchy, Margot OliverAustralia1983 1hr 49minsUmatic videoFOR LOVE OR MONEY is an exhilarating, superbly crafted feature length film. It tells the story of women's working lives throughout Australia's history.
Reggae PieceRamona MetcalfeUK1987 2minsVhs video, Umatic videoSound and image collide to a reggae beat in this short but effective black and white video.
ImpulseRamona MetcalfeUK1987 1minsUmatic videoInspired by the 'Impulse' deodorant television advert, new meaning is created and underlying significance laid bare in this effectively subversive version.
The Impossible DecadeJuliet MillerUK1985 50minsUmatic videoOne of many films commissioned by the U.N. to commemorate the Decade For Women, which began in 1976, THE IMPOSSIBLE DECADE assesses what has actually happened to women in those ten years.
Seeds of ResistanceJuliet MillerUK1985 50minsVhs video, Umatic videoWomen in two very different 'Third World' environments are shown making their own efforts to improve their circumstances and achieve equal rights.
Moodeijt Yorgas (Solid Women)Tracey MoffattAustralia1990 24minsUmatic videoThis beautiful documentary uses the art of video to examine the working lives of some Western Australian Aboriginal women.
Nice Coloured GirlsTracey MoffattAustralia1987 18mins16mm, Umatic videoNICE COLOURED GIRLS is a stylised experimental drama exploring attitudes of Aboriginal women to white men and vice versa.
Scuola Senza FineAdriana MontiItaly1983 40minsDVDScuola Senza Fine shows how the experiment extended into the lives of women taking the course, most of whom were housewives. The film was produced in collaboration with these students as part of their studies for the class, turning the curriculum's questions about the representation of women into questions about the representation of themselves.
TarantellaSamantha MooreUK1994 6minsVhs video, Umatic videoTwo stories of paternal abuse, one fictional fairy tale and one true story, are intertwined to evoke the pain and anger of the relationship between daughter and father.
The Mermaid's TaleSamantha MooreUK1994 4minsVhs video, Umatic videoAn evocative animation that illustrates the freedom a woman experiences when she takes to the water.
The Week Elvis DiedCarol MorleyUK1997 15mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoSet in 1977, The Week Elvis Died is an evocative and bittersweet look at life from a child's point of view.
GirlCarol MorleyUK1993 6mins16mm, Umatic videoUsing some of the devices of the genre of melodrama - the staircase, the father - as some kind of destiny.
WormcharmerRoz MortimerUK1998 9mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoAn erotic, witty and disturbing film. An intriguing mix of fact and fiction.
Bloodsports for GirlsRoz MortimerUK1995 12mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoA lone woman (the artist herself) is followed on three dreamlike journeys where she discovers her sexuality and samples the forbidden fruit of Dr. Freud.
Back to JosieAlix MumfordUK1997 10mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoBack to Josie is set during a hot summer's day on a disused railway viaduct stretching over the heart of London.
TracesCharlie MurphyUK1995 7minsVhs video, Umatic videoTraces is a short digital film that explores the lineage of family resemblance using a computer to animate photographic stills.
SecretsColette Cullen, Sarah MylandUK1993 5mins16mm, Vhs videoA witty animated short about the taboos around menstruation.
TenoMargot NashAustralia1984 12mins16mm, Umatic videoTenosynovitis is a work-related disease - a form of Repetitive Strain Injury - which is now the most common cause of lost working time for women and the third most common for men.
Shadow PanicMargot NashAustralia1989 26mins16mm, Umatic videoThe film is about internal and external states of emergency, about personal and collective 'shadows' (pasts, memories and conditioned stereotypes), about resistance and spirit.
For Love or MoneyMargot Nash, Jeni Thornley, Megan McMurchy, Margot OliverAustralia1983 1hr 49minsUmatic videoFOR LOVE OR MONEY is an exhilarating, superbly crafted feature length film. It tells the story of women's working lives throughout Australia's history.
Bird in The HandCatherine Gund, Melanie NelsonUSA1992 30minsUmatic videoSimone and Kaya are lovers trying desperately to escape New York City and the reality of their friend Ayo's abusive relationship.
Animation for Live ActionVera NeubauerUK1978 25mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoANIMATION FOR LIVE ACTION is an energetic, witty and engaging film that cuts together animation and live action footage, both dramatised and documentary.
The DecisionVera NeubauerUK1981 33mins16mm, Umatic videoThe film expresses the dilemma of motherhood: caught in between a childhood world and a reality in which the dreams of princesses rapidly dissolve into mountains of housework, nappies and routine chores.
Slides I - VAnnabel NicolsonUK1971 16mins16mm, Vhs videoSlides I-V is a continuing sequence of tactile films made in the printer from my earlier material.
Just Because of Who we AreAbigail Norman HeramediaUSA1996 28mins16mm, Vhs videoJust Because Of Who We Are is a challenging documentary, focusing on a subject rarely discussed by mainstream media: violence against lesbians."
5050Ruth NovaczeckUK1997 5minsVhs video, Umatic videoSet to two themes from Thelonius Monk, 50/50 is about a relationship, a reflection on love gone wrong and dual responsibility; an argument, a separation and the nature of love are explored in images and text.
Drive She SaidRuth NovaczeckUK1998 5minsVhs video, Umatic videoDrive She Said is an abstracted meditation on the nature of hope, love and the unknown.
Cactus BabylonRuth NovaczeckUK1996 21minsVhs video, Umatic videoThe notion of Babylon arose from contemplation of the Tanakh opening it at random the filmmaker found references to wrathful vengeance, human folly and the idea of evil as a human choice.
Philosopher QueenRuth NovaczeckUK1994 20mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoA trip through the psyche of the 'post Holocaust' woman. An avant garde musical of musing on the philosophy of despair and its bittersweet humour.
Cheap PhilosophyRuth NovaczeckUK1993 18minsVhs video, Umatic videoEsther Kahn..., my alter ego, play's Blanche Dubois, Stanley Kowalski, and many others as she battles with herself with the madness of a jealous lover.
Tea LeafRuth NovaczeckUK1986 10minsVhs video, Umatic video'This film relates to what I'd call the typical Jewish London woman of my generation: growing up in the 60s, at a comprehensive school...the confusion of denying your culture and your sexuality for years through having it beaten out of you - and then waking up in the Thatcherite 80s.' (Ruth Novaczek)
Rootless CosmopolitansRuth NovaczeckUK1990 20mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoROOTLESS COSMOPOLITANS mixes music, family and food to take a wry look at the myth of the Jewish princess and asks 'What is a Jew?'
Talk IsraelRuth NovaczeckUK1992 23minsVhs video, Umatic videoI went to Israel to see for myself, knowing that Israel is a mixed population, in every way, and hoping to find Israelis who weren't necessarily holocaust survivors, or Europeans, or warmongers, or heterosexual, or men.' (Ruth Novaczeck)
A Place AwayEllie O'SullivanUK1989 10mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoForced to leave Ireland after the birth of her two illegitimate children Eileen O'Sullivan sought to re-establish herself in England as a 'good' woman.
For Love or MoneyMargot Nash, Jeni Thornley, Megan McMurchy, Margot OliverAustralia1983 1hr 49minsUmatic videoFOR LOVE OR MONEY is an exhilarating, superbly crafted feature length film. It tells the story of women's working lives throughout Australia's history.
Blue DiaryJenni OlsonUSA1997 6mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThis experimental narrative tells the melancholy story of a young dyke pining over a one-night stand with a straight girl.
The Displaced ViewMidi OnoderaCanada1988 52minsUmatic videoTHE DISPLACED VIEW is a film that movingly depicts the odyssey of an American-born Japanese granddaughter in search of her identity through her grandmother who is the last of the family born in Japan.
The Body BeautifulNgozi OnwurahUK1990 23mins16mm, Umatic videoThis bold exploration of the relationship between a white mother who undergoes a radical mastectomy and her black daughter who embarks on a modelling career reveals the profound effects of body image and the strain of racial and sexual identity on their charged, intensely loving bond.
Away from the SidewalkGold OruhNigeria1985 30minsUmatic videoAWAY FROM THE SIDEWALK is about women learning to be assertive and active participants in politics, and looks at Nigerian women's increasingly active role in political issues affecting their country's future.
A Comedy in Six Unnatural ActsJan OxenbergUSA1975 25mins16mm, Umatic videoA satire on the stereotyped images of lesbians, each scene is also a take-off of a different genre of Hollywood film - the source of so many of our stereotypes.
Home MovieJan OxenbergUSA1975 12mins16mm, Umatic videoA warm film, which uses humour to make the experience of growing up gay accessible to everyone.
TranseltownMyra PaciUSA1992 19mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoA comic tale in three parts, with each introduced by a reading from Dante's Divine Comedy.
Almost OutJayne ParkerUK1984 1hr 43minsVhs video, Umatic videoThis tape is a confrontation/dialogue between the filmmaker and her mother, both naked. The gap between intention and expression is explored as the camera isolates parts of the body, and the women speak of how the image relates to themselves and their body image.
I DishJayne ParkerUK1982 16mins16mm, Umatic videoIn I DISH a woman searches for and finds, then carefully digs out, a fish from a vast wet beach.
WavelengthsPratibha ParmarUK1997 15minsVhs video, Umatic videoIn her quest for true love and human contact, Mona (Indra Ove, Interview with a Vampire) is persuaded to try cybersex, which is emotionally and physically safe.
The Righteous BabesPratibha ParmarUK1998 50minsVhs video, Umatic videoThe Righteous Babes passionately argues that feminism in the 1990s is at its most vibrant in popular culture and in particular in rock music.
Jodie and IconPratibha ParmarUK1996 28mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoA celebration of Hollywood actress Jodie Foster as an icon for lesbians.
Warrior MarksPratibha ParmarUK1993 54minsVhs video, Umatic videoPoetic and passionate in tone, yet clearly focused on its message, Warrior Marks unlocks some of the cultural and political complexes surrounding the issue of female genital mutilation.
Memsahib RitaPratibha ParmarUK1994 20minsVhs video, Umatic videoUsing magic realism, Memsahib Rita looks at the physical and emotional violence of racism. Shanti is haunted by both the racist taunts of nationalist white youths and the memory of her white mother.
Double the Trouble, Twice the FunPratibha ParmarUK1992 24minsVhs video, Umatic videoA documentary drama presented by writer Firdas Kanga exploring issues around sexuality and disability.
A Place of RagePratibha ParmarUK1991 54minsVhs video, Umatic videoA documentary film highlighting the lives of African-American women and their role in the civil rights movement, focusing on Angela Davis, June Jordan and Alice Walker.
Flesh and PaperPratibha ParmarUK1990 24mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoA portrait of Indian writer and poet, Suniti Namjoshi.
Memory PicturesPratibha ParmarUK1989 26minsVhs video, Umatic videoA video exploring photographic representation of experiences of migration and identity.
Bhangra JigPratibha ParmarUK1990 4minsVhs video, Umatic videoA 4 minute television intervention piece commissioned by channel 4, celebrating Glasgow as the European cultural capital for 1990.
Sari RedPratibha ParmarUK1988 11minsVhs video, Umatic videoA video poem of remembrance made in memory of a young Asian woman killed by three white youths on the streets of London in 1985.
EmergencePratibha ParmarUK1986 20minsVhs video, Umatic videoA video featuring Black and Third World women artists and poets. Includes Audre Lourde, Sutapa Biswas, Mona Hatoum and Mei Ling Jin.
KhushPratibha ParmarUK1991 24mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoA film exploring the lives of Asian lesbian and gay men in Britain and India.
LoafDeva ParmierUK1997 10mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic video‘Fred and Frances Cook’ is a TV cookery programme. Frances is the assistant and partner who Fred abandons.
Words in ActionChristine Pearce, Litza JanszUK1985 35minsVhs video, Umatic videoContrary to the usual portrayal of Black and 'Third World' women in the media, WORDS IN ACTION shows women as a powerful and articulate force in world politics.
All In Your HeadJo PearsonUK1991 6minsUmatic videoAll In Your Head raises the profile of epilepsy in an exciting and imaginative way and aims to challenge stereotypes about this 'invisible' disability which affects at least 1 in 200 of the population.
Rabbit on the MoonMonica PellizzariAustralia1987 13mins16mm, Umatic videoThis evocatively entertaining film is a fairy tale about a northern Italian girl growing up in suburban Australia.
Velo NeroMonica PellizzariAustralia1987 13minsVhs video, Umatic videoA simple and touching drama situated around an encounter between a second generation Australian-Italian teenager and a traditional Italian widow.
Bitter Root - Sweet FruitNicola PercyUK1992 10minsUmatic videoThe area concerning female nudity is a difficult one. The subject of female sexuality is one too often avoided. The problem with avoidance is that nothing happens at all.
In The Land Where Serpents SleepJanni PertonUK1986 13mins16mm, Umatic videoIN LANDS WHERE SERPENTS SPEAK presents on one level a re-working of the myth of Narcissus. On other levels it offers a series of ideas about time, language, memory and how man came to see himself as the centre of the universe (and how woman did not).
You Got to MoveLucy PhenixUSA1986 1hr 20minsVhs video, Umatic videoYOU GOT TO MOVE is an empowering, uplifting documentary about extraordinary people involved in various social change movements in the American South and how they move from feeling powerless to taking action.
A Tribute to Black Women (They Don't Get a Chance)A Carney, B PhillipsUK1986 22minsVhs video, Umatic videoHow many famous Black women can you name who aren't either sportswomen or entertainers' Mostly the folks of Liverpool draw a blank - making the point that too little is known or taught about Black women.
The Arranged MarriageJazvinder PhullUK1986 5mins16mm, Umatic videoA personal film which attempts to convey the feelings of those women who find themselves in an arranged marriage.
Anou Banou (The Daughters of Utopia)Edna PolitiFrance/Germany1983 1hr 25mins16mm, Umatic videoEmina, Yetka, Yehudit, Mita and Rachel: women born at the turn of the century in Russia or Poland, went to Palestine in the twenties 'to build the country by building themselves'. Sixty years later they evoke the adventures, hopes and the struggles of that period when they believed that the world would change.
AzaadiDevika PonnambalamUK1991 15mins16mm, Umatic videoAZAADI is the story of Parvati, a woman who lives in a basement flat with her husband, a frustrated writer.
The London StorySally PotterUK1987 15mins16mm, Umatic videoTHE LONDON STORY is a camp tale of espionage. Filmed on location in London, images of Whitehall and the Central Statistics Office form the back drop for the woman 'spy' (sunglasses and mink coat) and her collaborators, the Doorman and the Xerox man, who both work in the Cabinet Office.
Property RitesHeather PowellUK1984 59mins16mm, Umatic videoCathy lives an apparently uneventful life in Birmingham, until she is asked to write an article for a community magazine.
Peasant Women of Ryazan (Babi Riazanskic)Olga PrebrazhenskayaUSSR1927 1hr 10minsVhs video, Umatic videoSet in the years 1916-18 Peasant Women Of Ryazan portrays life in a close-knit rural community in Revolutionary Russia concentrating on the oppression of women in that community.
Swollen StigmaSarah PucillUK1998 21mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoA visual, surrealistic narrative of a woman travelling both literally and psychically through an interior space of several rooms.
Mirrored MeasureSarah PucillUK1996 7minsVhs video, Umatic videoIn an expression of levels of balance and control, ritual and sound oscillate between a point of contact and an accompanying break.
BackcombSarah PucillUK1995 5mins16mm, Vhs video, Beta sp VideoThis piece continues the artist's concern with what she calls 'the domestic scene' which she uses to address issues of sexuality and the construction of feminine identity.
Milk and GlassSarah PucillUK1993 10minsVhs video, Umatic videoMILK AND GLASS is primarily concerned with exploring where woman is in relation to sexual desire.
You be MotherSarah PucillUK1991 8minsVhs video, Umatic videoUsing domestic objects the film looks at woman's struggle to free her from an imposed role in a society that feeds her psychical reality.
CastSarah PucillUnited Kingdom1999 18minsUmatic videoCast creates a claustrophobic and haunting space where people and things invade worlds in which they do not normally belong.
Flaming EarsHans Scheirl, Dietmar Schipek, Ursula PumerAustria1992 1hr 23mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThis feature-length lesbian film, a dystopian vision of the 28th Century brings together a freewheeling pyromaniac, a haunted necromaniac, a vengeful cartoonist, and rough lesbians in wacky German avant-garde future wear for adventure, murder, and lust. "
The Man Who Envied WomenYvonne RainerUSA1985 2hr 5mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoWith the unique style that has characterised her four previous features, Yvonne Rainer explores the issues of sexuality, ageing, power relations and political activism.
PrivilegeYvonne RainerUSA1990 1hr 43mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoRainer's 6th feature is a genuinely subversive movie about menopause. Out of a subject that has been denied on film by virtually everybody,
Special Delivery Red Flannel FilmsUK1991 52mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoRecent years have seen a deepening divide in attitudes towards maternity care.
Mam Red Flannel FilmsUK1988 52mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoShe has been portrayed as a powerful matriarch within the confines of the miner's home and family.
Armchair TerroristMarion ReichertUK1994 7minsVhs video, Umatic videoA woman sits in an armchair and watches television. Behind the screen lies the sociopathy of her daily life.
Yesterday HometownMarion ReichertUK1994 3minsVhs video, Umatic videoA poem made from cut-ups of American women's magazines; a soundtrack by the legendary Wink Hackman Disco All Stars; shots of Chicago reminiscent of Warhol's silk screen prints; a computerisation in Adobe Photoshop of Stars and Stripes and Duane Hanson's fake "tourists'', add up to an unlikely celebration of American style.
TimemachineMarion ReichertUK1993 3minsVhs video, Umatic videoTime machine is a comment on the representation of history within the age of 90s computer technology.
Undus Mundus or How I Became A ScientistMarion ReichertUK1993 20minsVhs video, Umatic videoThis autobiographical film shows how the video maker lost her fear of technology and learned to love her motorcycle instead.
Hands Off (Blijf Van M'n Lijf)Monique RenaultNetherlands1984 18mins16mm, Umatic videoThe issues surrounding violence against women, in particular wife-battering and the social structures within which women continue to be victims, are effectively put across using an innovative style of drawn animation.
All Men are Created EqualMonique RenaultUK1987 6mins16mm, Umatic video Quoting the teachings of Aristotle, it traces the origins of modern Western Law to Classical Greece and, by subtle juxtaposition of images and words, calls for implementation of true equality between men and women before the law.
Running LightLis RhodesUK1996 14minsVhs video, Umatic videoRunning Light is about enforced labour and displaced persons, in two places, in two periods of the 20th century.
Pictures On Pink PaperLis RhodesUK1982 35mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoIn this closely textured work, pictures and meanings are experimented with, brought richly together or pared down to abstraction in order to challenge and re-create.
Light ReadingLis RhodesUK1978 20mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic video'She watched herself being looked at She looked at herself being watched but she could not perceive herself as the subject of the sentence ...' (Lis Rhodes).
A Cold DraftLis RhodesUK1989 30mins16mm, Umatic videoA rich and evocative experimental film using a collage of superimposed images, live action, urban landscapes, unsettling sounds and the spoken poetic words of an unseen woman.
Hang on a MinuteLis Rhodes, Joanna DavisUnited Kingdom1983 13minsUmatic videoThirteen 1 minute films which grew out of a series of short poems written by Lis Rhodes, reflecting on the traditional patterns of oppression in women's lives (pornography, violence, nuclear weapons) and the many forms that resistance takes.
I'm Not a Feminist, But?Marjut RimminenUK1986 7mins16mm, Umatic videoWitty and provocative I'M NOT A FEMINIST, BUT...shakes the foundations upon which fundamental inequalities have been built by skilfully confronting sexism at its own game.
Some ProtectionMarjut RimminenUK1987 10mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThis is a documentary animated film based on the true story of Josie O'Dwyer, and using her own voice as personal commentary.
I Be Done I Was IsDebra RobinsonUSA1983 58mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThe comedy industry has always put women and Black people in the firing line - which makes I BE DONE BEEN WAS IS all the more important.
The OfficeDebra RobinsonUK1991 5mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThis animated film deals with the sheer ridiculousness of women office workers' daily routine.
Someone must be TrustedGillian Lacey, Christine RocheUK1987 7mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThis animated film is constructed as 'an opera in three tragic acts', concentrating on the inherent bias of the tribunals and courts of law.
Love, Women and FlowersMarta Rodriguez, Jorge SilvaUK/Columbia1988 56minsUmatic videoThis beautiful and powerful documentary tells the stories of the women who comprise the labour force of the Colombian flower industry in the Plain of Bogota.
Nietta's DiaryGabriella RomanoUK/ Italy1997 30minsVhs video, Umatic videoNietta's Diary is a film about the lesbian relationship of Nietta Apra and Linda (Flafi) Mazzuccato in pre and post war Italy.
Women Of The RhonddaEsther Ronay, Mary Kelly, Mary Capps, Humphrey Trevelyan, Margaret Dickinson, Brigid Seagrave, Susan ShapiroUK1972 20mins16mm, Umatic video, DVDWOMEN OF THE RHONDDA turns much needed attention to the role played by women in the gruelling Welsh Miners' Strikes of the 20s and 30s.
NightshiftRobina RoseUK1981 1hr 15mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoIt is night and, in the foyer of a small hotel, a receptionist performs her tasks, unhurried and impassive, her face ghost-white, an emotional mask.
BIRTHRITESRobina RoseUK1977 53mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoBirthrites is a film about 'natural' childbirth. It presents one woman's experience of giving birth as filmed by another woman, without any insistence on simple answers.
JigsawRobina RoseUK1980 1hr 7minsVhs video, Umatic videoJigsaw is a film that examines autism, a state in which the mind locks into fantasy so that communication with the outside world becomes increasingly remote.
Losing, A Conversation With The ParentsMartha RoslerUSA1977 20minsUmatic videoA distanced handling of two widespread problems seemingly caused or perpetuated by patriarchal values and capitalism: anorexia nervosa and starvation due to poverty.
Vital Statistics of a Citizen, Simply ObtainedMartha RoslerUSA1977 40minsUmatic videoVITAL STATISTICS...looks at the objectification of women in a technological/bureaucratic society.
Semiotics of the KitchenMartha RoslerUSA1975 8minsUmatic videoSEMIOTICS OF THE KITCHEN invents an 'alphabet' of kitchen appliances and these recognisable 'signs' of domestic industry become instruments of mad music or interpersonal violence - a vehicle for the rage and frustration of the unsmiling antithesis of a perfect bourgeois housewife, as seen on TV.
The East is Red, The West is BendingMartha RoslerUSA1977 20minsUmatic videoA tongue-in-cheek presentation of the booklet that accompanies a newly-marketed, modern cooking appliance: an electric wok.
Secrets From the Street: No DisclosureMartha RoslerUSA1980 10minsUmatic videoA look at the intersection of cultures and classes as exemplified in the street life of San Francisco's Mission District.
LucyVerena RudolphGermany1984 47mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoLucy, my mother's sister, immigrated from a little Bavarian village to the United States in 1934. From that date she did not give any more news of herself.
Naya ZamanaMandrika RupaNew Zealand1996 10mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThe traditional expectations of an Indian family in the South Pacific (NZ) are confronted in this short drama written and directed by Mandrika Rupa.
I'm Not HereMandrika RupaUK1994 14mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoIn 1970 the actor Sir Alec Guinness wrote a letter of complaint to The Times newspaper about the lack of attention shop assistants gave to customers.
The Grass Was DeepJennie RussellUSA1986 13minsUmatic videoNostalgia and memory are combined with the theme of departures and arrival symbolised by the activity of the city.
VisionsJennie RussellUK1988 15minsVhs video, Umatic videoVISIONS is a hopeful documentary centred around four teenage girls, their expectations in relations to work, the sort of power and control they feel they have over their futures and how they connect their dreams with real-life expectations.
Voices from IraqMiriam RyleUK1994 58minsUmatic videoFilmed in the markets, streets and hospitals of Baghdad, offers an insight into the emotional and social legacy of continuous conflict in Iraq.
Shubh- VivahNina SabnaniIndia1984 5mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoSHUBH-VIVAH examines the attitudes towards women that prevail from birth and emphasises the vital role education and economic independence play in gaining freedom for women.
Flaming EarsHans Scheirl, Dietmar Schipek, Ursula PumerAustria1992 1hr 23mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThis feature-length lesbian film, a dystopian vision of the 28th Century brings together a freewheeling pyromaniac, a haunted necromaniac, a vengeful cartoonist, and rough lesbians in wacky German avant-garde future wear for adventure, murder, and lust. "
Flaming EarsHans Scheirl, Dietmar Schipek, Ursula PumerAustria1992 1hr 23mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThis feature-length lesbian film, a dystopian vision of the 28th Century brings together a freewheeling pyromaniac, a haunted necromaniac, a vengeful cartoonist, and rough lesbians in wacky German avant-garde future wear for adventure, murder, and lust. "
Women Of The RhonddaEsther Ronay, Mary Kelly, Mary Capps, Humphrey Trevelyan, Margaret Dickinson, Brigid Seagrave, Susan ShapiroUK1972 20mins16mm, Umatic video, DVDWOMEN OF THE RHONDDA turns much needed attention to the role played by women in the gruelling Welsh Miners' Strikes of the 20s and 30s.
Move Over Darlings Second SightUK1993 16minsUmatic videoMOVE OVER DARLINGS is an informative magazine style careers guide focusing on women in the media.
Mama I'm CryingJoyce Seroke, Betty WolpertUK1986 52minsVhs video, Umatic videoMAMA I'M CRYING is a lively documentary about the personal story of a Black woman, Joyce Seroke, and a white Jewish woman, Betty Wolpert.
Nicaragua, Dream of a Free CountryKathleen Shannon, Ginny StikermanCanada1983 1hr 16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoNICARAGUA, DREAM OF A FREE COUNTRY is a positive and refreshing look at women's participation in Nicaragua's national struggle for self-determination.
Women Of The RhonddaEsther Ronay, Mary Kelly, Mary Capps, Humphrey Trevelyan, Margaret Dickinson, Brigid Seagrave, Susan ShapiroUK1972 20mins16mm, Umatic video, DVDWOMEN OF THE RHONDDA turns much needed attention to the role played by women in the gruelling Welsh Miners' Strikes of the 20s and 30s.
The Story So FarNoski Deville, Rif SharifUK1994 39mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoPresents a forgotten classic about a robbery, a taxi and a stolen bus with a mighty cast of local Black and white dyke stars.
Back Inside HerselfSaundra SharpUSA1984 5mins16mm, Umatic videoInspired by the film maker's poem of the same name, BACK INSIDE HERSELF urges African-American woman to reject images placed on her...'from people who don't hear her need and don't need her here'...and discover her own identity.
A Question of Choice Sheffield Film Co-opUK1982 18minsVhs video, Umatic videoThis video examines the type of paid work that married women - particularly those with children, without adequate access to training, in the low income bracket - find themselves doing.
Women of Steel Sheffield Film Co-opUK1984 27minsUmatic videoIn this documentary, women munitions workers recall the part they played during the Second World War; the types of work they did in the factories, and the conditions.
Red Skirts On Clydeside Sheffield Film Co-opUK1983 40mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoA documentary film that looks at the process of rediscovering women's history, using the 1915 Glasgow Rent Strike as a focal point. The Rent Strike was a protest against Glasgow's landlords who were exploiting the war situation.
17 Rooms (Or What Do Lesbians Do in Bed?)Caroline SheldonUK1985 10minsVhs video, Umatic videoWhat do lesbians do in bed? with a star-studded soundtrack, we're shown women doing everything in bed from knitting and drinking tea to having raucous pillow-fights.
IntrusionsCaroline SheldonUK1976 32mins16mm, Umatic videoBased on a poem, 'Excuses for Not Moving', INTRUSIONS thoughtfully explores the contradictions within the traditional role of housewife.
Daasi (Slaves)Jabeen SiddiqueUK1985 45minsUmatic videoThis documentary is about the social injustice and exploitation of prostitutes living in the Karmathapuri area of Bombay, where over 200,000 women and girls, (mainly from Nepal - a relatively poor country in comparison with urban India), live and work under the most demoralising conditions.
First BaseMegan SilerUSA1991 13mins16mm, Umatic videoFIRST BASE is a light-hearted drama focusing on the moment at which girls are still allowed to love other girls.
Love, Women and FlowersMarta Rodriguez, Jorge SilvaUK/Columbia1988 56minsUmatic videoThis beautiful and powerful documentary tells the stories of the women who comprise the labour force of the Colombian flower industry in the Plain of Bogota.
Sweet Sugar Rage Sistren Theatre CollectiveJamaica1985 42minsVhs video, Umatic videoSweet Sugar Rage shows the work of, and explores the methods used by the theatre collective Sistren to highlight the harsh conditions facing female workers on a Jamaican sugar estate.
In The Beginning... Of the EndRenate Stendhal, Maj SkadegaardFrance1985 1hr 16mm, Umatic videoIN THE BEGINNING...OF THE END, is afilm version of a multi-media audio-visual experience, which originally combined slides, Super-8, sound effects and music.
Gift of a GirlJo Smith, Mayyasa Al-MalaziUK/India1997 24minsVhs video, Umatic videoGift of a Girl concentrates on the movement to stop female infanticide rather than the tragedies of its victims.
RashVicky SmithUK1997 7mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoRash takes a furtive look at female sexual fetishism through an imaginary voyage around the body.
A Short Film About UsRita SmithUK1996 7minsVhs video, Umatic videoAn honest exploration of how cultural identity effects the way you feel about being a lesbian.
Goblin MarketJo SmithUK1993 10minsUmatic videoBased on Christina Rossetti's romantic poem of the same name, Goblin Market tells the story of two sisters tempted by goblins to eat enchanted fruit.
The Pecking OrderVicky SmithUK1989 5mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThe reality of violence is represented by live action black and white shots of two knives being sharpened for the slaughter.
Face ValueJo SpenceUK1981 19minsUmatic videoJo Spence takes us through photographs from her 'family album', blowing the dust off and looking a bit harder at the things society ignores so that we may confront ourselves and accept what we usually cover up.'
The Sluts and Goddesses video WorkshopAnnie Sprinkle, Maria BeattyUSA1992 52minsVhs video, Umatic videoThis video is a humorous, absurd, heartfelt and worshipful look at SEX. Guided through this unique adventure by sexpert extraordinaire Annie Sprinkle and the 'Transformation Facilitators', you will explore the ancient and forbidden knowledge about female sexuality.
Leila and The WolvesHeiny SrourUK/ Lebanon1984 1hr 30mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoDrawing on the Arab heritage of oral tradition and mosaic pattern, Leila And The Wolves is an exploration of the collective memory of Arab women and their hidden role in history throughout the past half century of the Middle-East, both in Palestine and in Lebanon.
Please Don't Say We're Wonderful Steel Bank Co-opUK1986 52minsUmatic videoThis video looks at what has happened to the 'Women Against Pit Closures' movement since the end of the 1984-85 Miners' Strike.
GSusan SteinUK1979 16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoIn Susan Stein's early film, G, her interest is language and work and how the two are connected.
She SaidSusan SteinUK1982 30mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoShe Said explores the theme of women and work, using the formal properties of film to reflect on the overlap between work and free time.
In The Beginning... Of the EndRenate Stendhal, Maj SkadegaardFrance1985 1hr 16mm, Umatic videoIN THE BEGINNING...OF THE END, is afilm version of a multi-media audio-visual experience, which originally combined slides, Super-8, sound effects and music.
Nicaragua, Dream of a Free CountryKathleen Shannon, Ginny StikermanCanada1983 1hr 16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoNICARAGUA, DREAM OF A FREE COUNTRY is a positive and refreshing look at women's participation in Nicaragua's national struggle for self-determination.
Changing TimeLindy SummersUK1977 20minsUmatic videoChanging Time uses a process of recounting to deal with the film-maker's own experience of sexual assault when she was a child of eight years old.
How To Be A RecluseLaurel SwensonCanada1998 Umatic videoThis is a video about wanting to be alone and being lonely - a meditation on the cult of individuality and independence in our anxious urban world.
Killing TimeEsther TUK1997 11minsVhs video, Umatic videoA tale of adopted personas compellingly bound to one another, killing time on a rainy afternoon.
Journey of No ReturnMitra TabrizianUK1994 23minsVhs video, Umatic videoJourney of No Return is a series of tableaux, put together as a fake autobiography of a woman.
The Third WomanMitra TabrizianUK1991 20mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoTHE THIRD WOMAN is a drama about an Iranian woman in an Islamic resistance group during the post-revolutionary period.
Breaking the MouldA Douglas, K Hagget, S Green, A Mannion, D TaylorUK1986 13minsUmatic videoCombining a lively mix of animation and interviews Breaking The Mould examines why women, in particular, suffer from eating disorders.
She's Real Worse than QueerLucy ThaneUSA1997 50minsVhs video, Umatic videoA video-film-music documentary by and about dykes beginning to find culture/lives they can stand through Punk Rock.
Breaking Silence Theresa Tollini Future Educational FilmsUSA1985 58minsUmatic videoCarried out over a period of four years, her research reveals not only the sheer number of children who are victims of incest and other forms of sexual abuse, but a justice system that fails to follow through with prosecution when incidents occur.
First CommunionMartine ThoquenneUK1986 13mins16mm, Umatic videoFirst Communion pieces together a montage of images and memories.
Faster PrincessMartine ThoquenneUK1982 10minsUmatic videoFASTER PRINCESS uses a mixture of live action, cut-outs and pop-up animation to tell the story of a young woman preparing herself for the ball...a ball with a difference.
MaidensJeni ThornleyAustralia1978 15mins16mm, Umatic video'It is the story of seventy years of change and upheaval, the gradual disintegration of the traditional family and the search for new forms and ways of relating as typified by Jeni's attempt to break the pattern of the past and to create a new identity for herself.' (Margaret Flaws)
For Love or MoneyMargot Nash, Jeni Thornley, Megan McMurchy, Margot OliverAustralia1983 1hr 49minsUmatic videoFOR LOVE OR MONEY is an exhilarating, superbly crafted feature length film. It tells the story of women's working lives throughout Australia's history.
On The Threshold of LibertyHeidi TikkaFinland1992 12mins16mm, Vhs videoAn examination of a breakdown of one's own language. It is a record of a personal struggle in trying to construct meaning as an outsider in a foreign culture.
B.U.C.K.L.ECatherine Gund, Julie TolentinoUSA1994 11minsVhs video, Umatic videoA humorous fast-paced parody of women dancing, cruising and picking up women at New York City's legendary Clit Club.
5:30-8:00Rosemary TonerUK1995 7minsVhs video, Umatic videoDocumenting one night of many, a girl works her way through a fairground of machinery and misunderstandings.
Cover UpBarbara TrentUSA1988 1hr 16mm, Umatic videoThis film explores the extensive network of political leaders, drug smugglers and weapons dealers and examines the effect of covert US foreign policy on communities throughout the world.
Women Of The RhonddaEsther Ronay, Mary Kelly, Mary Capps, Humphrey Trevelyan, Margaret Dickinson, Brigid Seagrave, Susan ShapiroUK1972 20mins16mm, Umatic video, DVDWOMEN OF THE RHONDDA turns much needed attention to the role played by women in the gruelling Welsh Miners' Strikes of the 20s and 30s.
The Invisible HandAthina TsoulisNew Zealand1992 11mins16mm, Umatic videoTHE INVISIBLE HAND is a contemporary story about two seemingly unconnected people.
A Life in a Day with Helena GoldwaterSarah TurnerUK1996 20mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoA lyrical trawl through a fictional day in the life of a performance artist who doubles as a deck chair attendant.
Sheller Shares Her SecretSarah TurnerUK1994 7mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoA woman's voice recounts a subversive tale, interweaving suburban kitsch with childhood defiance.
One and the Other TimeSarah TurnerUK1990 5mins16mm, Umatic videoOne And The Other Time is an erotically charged experimental film exploring the dynamics between intimacy and violence.
She Wanted Green LawnsSarah TurnerUK1989 4minsUmatic videoFeaturing the Carpenters song 'Close To You', this is an ode to love and fantasy.
Dreaming BlindAnna TurvilleUK1997 10minsVhs video, Umatic videoDreaming blind is a thought-provolking and terrifying exploration of the dreams of three blind people.
Lesbian Health Matters Ukele ProductionsUK1995 46minsVhs video, Umatic videoDevised by London Lesbians in Health-Care, a diverse multi-disciplinary group of health-care workers, this tape is intended to raise awareness of lesbians as service users.
Hotel Chelsea-KolnTanya UryGermany1995 28minsVhs video, Umatic videoA place where travellers and/or lovers rendezvous or rest; a visit possibly forgotten in its transience or remembered by its intensity.
The Way of the WickedChristine VachonUK1989 15mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoTHE WAY OF THE WICKED is a humorous fast-cut short which uses the evocative rite of a child's first Holy Communion as a starting point to question childhood and innocence, repression and abuse and the thrills of transgression.
ReservaatClara Van GoolHolland1988 7mins16mm, Umatic videoStunningly shot (originally on 35mm) and beautifully edited, RESERVAAT is a witty pastiche about women and nature.
International Women's Day Vera ProductionsUK1988 13minsUmatic videoThis video explores the history of the day and shows highlights from activities organised by women around March 8th, focusing especially on events in Leeds.
Video 28 Vera ProductionsUK1988 20minsVhs video, Umatic videoA celebration and a record of some of the many fight back events against Section 28 of the Local Government Act.
Blind SpotClaudia Von AlemannGermany1980 1hr 51mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoClaudia von Alemann's feature-length film, BLIND SPOT, is about an historian who is researching the life of Flora Tristan, a 19th century socialist and feminist rarely mentioned in conventional history books.
Spinning RoomPrue WallerUK1987 16mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThe film is a lyrical portrait of the work atmosphere in part of the Ropery of the former Royal Dockyard at Chatham.
Who Takes The Rap - ImmigrationLai Ngan WalshUK1986 38minsVhs video, Umatic videoWHO TAKES THE RAP - IMMIGRATION covers the history of immigration law in Britain from 1903 to the present day.
Women for a Change War On Want, Cinestra PicturesUK1987 28minsUmatic videoWOMEN FOR A CHANGE is a documentary highlighting the British government's aid policies and practices in relation to women in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Time and Time Again - Women in Prison Women and The Law Collective, Nina WardUK1986 35minsUmatic videoTIME AND TIME AGAIN focuses on the lives of women in prison through interviews with four ex-prisoners.
Some Ground to Stand OnJoyce WarshowUSA1998 35minsVhs video, Umatic videoThis compelling and beautifully made documentary tells the life story of Blue Lunden, a lesbian/ feminist peace activist who found herself run out of New Orleans during the 1950s for wearing men's clothes.
Dyke BlendEva WeberUK1996 10minsVhs video, Umatic videoEva Weber's humorous and passionate parody unfolds over nine mini-episodes. The story introduces the 'Dyke Blend' couple, Donna and Louise, and follows their evolving romance.
Disgraceful ConductEva WeberUK1995 17minsVhs video, Umatic video, 35mmEvery year an average of sixty service personnel are administratively discharged from the British forces on grounds of being lesbian or gay.
The BlotLois WeberUSA1921 1hr 44mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoSophisticated story-telling full of digressions, sharply-observed detail and a great deal of wit as well as a campaigning spirit, all to be found in The Blot.
SuspenseLois WeberUSA1913 13mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoAlthough rooted in the Victorian values of the time, A House Divided breaks with the dominant tradition.
Waking Up to RapeMeri WeingartenUSA1985 35minsVhs video, Umatic videoWith courage and honesty, three rape victims explore the immediate trauma of rape and reveal the long-term psychological effects of this all too common violent crime.
Seed of SarahAndrea WeissUK USA1998 30minsVhs video, Umatic videoPart journey film and part photographic collage, Seed of Sarah takes us through the memories of Hungarian Holocaust survivor and author Judith Magyar Isaacson.
Impressions of ExileA Florin, J Harris, C WilkinsonUK1985 31minsVhs video, Umatic videoIMPRESSIONS OF EXILE focuses on the personal struggle of three Chilean women, living in Britain, learning a new language, and dealing with the racism and isolation they experience.
Dream GirlsKim Loginotto, Jano WilliamsJapan/UK1995 50mins16mm, Vhs video, Umatic videoThe Takarazuka Revue is an Enormously successful spectacular where an all-women cast create fantasies of erotic love and sensitive men.
Castles of SandWendy WilliamsonUK1987 20mins16mm, Umatic videoAn impressionistic drama about Louise, a young black girl growing up in Britain. Going to a predominantly white school and with a busy mother who is unable to give her the attention she wants, Louise turns to her Jamaican grandmother, via letters, to gain an understanding of her own history.
Bread and Dripping Wimmin's Film CollectiveAustralia1982 20minsUmatic videoIn this documentary, four women recount their lives in Australia during the bleak years of the economic depression of the 1930s.
Come Closer DarlingKate WindibankUK1993 3minsUmatic videoThis piece uses animated photographs to produce powerful flashing imagery of a woman's face moving closer and closer, staring at the viewer with deep burning passion.
Ewa - My Grandmother's StoryHarriet WistrichUK1988 53minsUmatic videoEwa is a moving account of a Jewish woman's survival under Nazi occupation.
That Time of The Month WitchUK1986 25minsVhs video, Umatic video'All I know is like, 25 days after I come off that blood comes out and that I get it in a towel. It goes after three days!'
Ella WitchUK1986 20minsUmatic videoELLA is a black version of the fairy-tale story 'Cinderella', cleverly adapted and performed originally as a play, by Catalyst - a group of young black people, based in Liverpool, who started their own drama/dance group and are involved in all aspects of production: choreography, scripting, directing, producing, song-writing, search for venues, costumes...the list is endless!
Mama I'm CryingJoyce Seroke, Betty WolpertUK1986 52minsVhs video, Umatic videoMAMA I'M CRYING is a lively documentary about the personal story of a Black woman, Joyce Seroke, and a white Jewish woman, Betty Wolpert.
The Life and Hard Times of Susie p WinklepickerDeborah Hall, Women and The Law CollectiveUK1986 35minsVhs video, Umatic videoA part-dramatised, often humorous, documentary showing some of the ways the state and the system have pushed women into economic dependence on men in different historical periods, the fights waged against this and the situation at the present time.
Time and Time Again - Women in Prison Women and The Law Collective, Nina WardUK1986 35minsUmatic videoTIME AND TIME AGAIN focuses on the lives of women in prison through interviews with four ex-prisoners.
Enceuntro Women in SyncUK1985 35minsUmatic videoENCUENTRO is a documentation of the Third Latin American and Caribbean Feminist meeting which took place in Brazil in 1985, bringing together 900 women from Latin America and many other countries.
Among Good Christian PeoplesCatherine Gund, Jaqueline WoodsonUSA1991 30minsUmatic videoBased on a poignant autobiographical essay by Woodson, this video adaptation illustrates the pull between desire for (religious) community and personal freedom.
Mary, MaryAnnie WrightNL1998 9minsVhs video, Umatic videoMary, Mary is the true story of 11- year old Mary Bell who killed two small boys in England in 1986.
Rape CultureM Lazarus, R WunderlichUSA1983 35mins16mm, Umatic videoThis film effectively explores those elements in our society that contribute to an ideology that supports rape.
MothersSabina WynnAustralia1984 12minsVhs video, Umatic videoThe relationship between Kay and her adopted daughter, Chris, is thrown wide open when Chris decides to meet her natural mother.
Marijuana MomentBev ZalcockUK1999 2minsVhs video, Umatic videoA hallucinogenic experience on a sunny afternoon to a soundtrack of Jefferson Airplane's 'White Rabbit'.
Space Dog AssassinBev Zalcock, Sara ChambersUK1998 7minsVhs video, Umatic videoSpace Dog Assassin features Pit Bull Production's indefatigable star Maisie as the dog who fell to earth; her assignment: 'To kill the cabinet!'.
Mad, Bad and BarkingBev Zalcock, Sara ChambersUK1996 28minsVhs video, Umatic videoA featurette which uses the female buddy movie to explore the relationship between a woman and her dog.
Fireworks RevisitedBev ZalcockUK1994 9mins16mm, Vhs videoThis lesbian re-working of Kenneth Anger's homoerotic classic, is a heady mix of influences from the avant garde to girl gang movies - Eisenstein to Prisoner Cell Block H.