In lieu of an in-person Women and Gender Studies Fall Film Festival, the WGS Faculty Advisory Council is recommending content related to Women’s and Gender Studies to students, faculty, and staff.
We share these selections with the entire Hostos Community College campus for all to enjoy and discuss. All content is free to access, either through logging in to the Hostos Library website with your CUNYfirst credentials, or through YouTube. We have provided abstracts of each entry for your convenience.

Dolores (2017)
1 hour 37 minutes | Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87 (Abstract from website).

RBG (2018)
1 hour 40 minutes | A documentary on the life and career of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Knock Down the House (2018)
1 hour 27 minutes | Four female candidates -- each driven by personal experience and hardship -- enter the 2018 race for Congress, challenging powerful incumbents for a spot at the table and a voice in government" (From the Netflix Synopsis on YouTube). 

Bias (2018)
1 hour 28 minutes | The documentary feature “Bias” follows filmmaker Robin Hauser on a journey to uncover her hidden biases and explore how unconscious bias defines relationships, workplaces, our justice system, and technology. “Bias” contemplates the most pressing question: can we de-bias our brains?” (Abstract from website).
The Mask You Live In (2015)
1 hour 28 minutes | The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. (Synopsis from The Representation Project website).
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014)
1 hour 33 minutes | “She's Beautiful When She's Angry” tells the story of one of the most important social movements of the 20th century, bringing to light the efforts of lesser-known activists, including the Boston authors of Our Bodies, Ourselves, the Chicago Women's Liberation Union, and grassroots organizations across the country who played a pivotal role in the struggle. (Abstract from website).

My Whole Self (2017)
27 minutes | “My Whole Self” is a documentary on microaggressions and gender and intersectionality. It explores the subtle forms of gender bias experienced by women across lines of difference. (Abstract from website). 

Afghanistan Through Women’s Eyes (2001)
23 minutes | “Afghanistan through Women's Eyes” offers an intimate portrait of Afghanistan's silenced women as we see the conflict and history of Afghanistan through their eyes. (Abstract from website).

What are You? (2013)
28 minutes | “What Are You?” is an intimate portrait of growing up gay, lesbian, bisexual, gender non-conforming, and transgender in the Pacific Northwest. (Abstract from website).

Zika: Children of the Outbreak  (2019)  
During the years 2015-2016, many countries experienced outbreaks of Zika virus infections including the United States. Among the worst hit during these years was Brazil. Although primarily transmitted from one human being to another by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, this vector-borne virus could also be transmitted from infected pregnant woman to the developing fetus. This CBS documentary (released in March 2019) explores some of the circumstances as to why a certain region in Brazil was particularly hard hit and shows us some of the more dramatic medical issues experienced by some pregnant women who were infected with Zika virus, i.e., microcephaly. It also describes some of the work being done in Brazil and elsewhere to try to prevent these outbreaks from happening in the future.