Celebrate Women’s History Month with Libraries’ Multimedia Service





Kelsey Lovewell

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the University Libraries Multimedia Department has compiled a list of streaming videos available to all students, staff, and faculty. Physical items are also available in the Multimedia Department, located in the Mullins Library Hodges Reading Room.

Movies

In Based on gender, young wife, mother and lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg fights before the United States Supreme Court for gender equality and women’s rights. She works with the American Civil Liberties Union to litigate cases on behalf of men and women, demonstrating that “sex-based” discrimination is unconstitutional.

A league apart looks at the first women’s professional baseball league, which took place during World War II, and focuses on the rivalry between sisters.

The Passion of Joan of Arc tells the story of a young girl who died for God and France.

Documentaries

Rise of the Wahine: Title Champions IX is the winner of the Hawaii International Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary and is both rich in women’s history and inspiring to all who seek to transform the world around them.

Rosa Parks: The Path to Freedom is a biography of the civil rights leader who wouldn’t give up her seat on the bus.

women’s suffrage documents the history of American women’s struggle for the right to vote. It covers landmark events including the Elizabeth Cady Stanton convention in Seneca Falls, the arrest of Susan B. Anthony in 1873 while attempting to vote, the establishment of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1890, the election of Jeannette Rankin to Congress in 1916 and passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

Indira Ghandi chronicles the career of Indira Gandhi.

Litanies for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde profiles award-winning black, lesbian, poet, mother, teacher and activist Audre Lorde.

Jane Austen provides insight into the life and inspiration behind Austen’s writing.

What 80 million women want is a silent film about the women’s suffrage movement that includes appearances by equal rights activists Emmeline Pankhurst and Harriet Stanton Blatch.

Extraordinary Women is a compilation of 12 different videos about extraordinary women throughout history.

Flow databases

Check streaming databases Kanopy Streaming Services and AVON: Online Academic Video to find more Women’s History Month movies.


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