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Films for Women's History Month

Secrets of the Dead: Amazon Warrior Women
Explores theories supporting a reality behind the Greek myth of the Amazons based on archeological discoveries near the Russian town of Pokrovka which include 2,500-year-old remains of women who had been buried with weaponry.
Around the World in 72 Days
Biographical documentary exploring the life of journalist (and Pittsburgh native) Nellie Bly, through her own words as well as through interviews with journalists, biographers, and historians. Special attention is paid to her ground-breaking investigative style, her exploits, and her highly publicized journey around the world.
The Execution of Wanda Jean
Presents the story of murderer Wanda Jean Allan, following her from her arraignment to her trial and sentencing and finally to her execution.
Fly Girls
The story of aviatrix Jacqueline Cochran and the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) is told by some of the participants and illustrated with archival film and home movies.
Home of the Brave
Biographical sketch of the slain civil rights worker and the influence her murder had on the political and social climate of the times. Attention is given to the role the FBI had in her demise and the effect her death had on her family. Viola Liuzzo
Jane Goodall - Reason for Hope
Catches primatologist Jane Goodall at various junctures in Tanzania, England, Paris, and San Francisco as she meets with various groups and individuals regarding her work as a primatologist and her personal concerns regarding the environment.
Missing Peace: Women of Faith and the Failure of War
Women of different religious backgrounds discuss the effects of war and the value of peaceful solutions.
Our Times
Filmed in the midst of Iran's 2001 presidential election, this film focuses on the struggle of Iranian women for political and social reform.
The Secret Life of Geisha
Presents an inside look at the mysterious and intriguing world of the geisha.
Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change
Looks at the role played by Catholic nuns in the efforts to secure voting rights for African Americans in Selma, Alabama, in 1965.
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