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TRANSGENDER AWARENESS WEEK: NOVEMBER 13-20, 2013

Honor our community and celebrate diversity this week with WMM’s GENDER: Transcending Gender Special Collection. This compelling list of titles, including Kim Longinotto’s Shinjuku Boys (excerpted here), explores gender identity from a global perspective.

BLACK AND WHITE
Awarded Best Short Film by the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival

BOY I AM
Winner of the Audience Favorite Doc Feature Award, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 

DREAM GIRLS
"A tantalizing backstage glimpse of Japan’s Takarazuka Revue." Village Voice  

GEORGIE GIRL
Winner of the Peace Foundation’s Media Peace Award 

GIRL INSIDE
“Well-written, insightful, and informative. Recommended…” Educational Media Reviews Online 

THE LOST TRIBE
“3 Stars. Recommended…” Video Librarian 

Women Make Movies, centrally located on W. 29th Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan,  has the following spaces available for both short and long term rentals in our beautiful loft space:
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One private office (can fit one or two people) - Office can be furnished with one or two desks, or available as open layout for your own furniture, editing equipment, etc. Bright, private, and quiet office with window.  Full access to conference room, A/V equipment, phone, color printer/copier, high speed WIFI, and an updated kitchen. $1000/month
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Desk space - Desk is located in WMM’s main office space. Beautiful, large, brand new desk and chair. Gorgeous view of Empire State Building. Our office is quiet and professional. Full access to conference room, A/V equipment, phone, color printer/copier, high speed WIFI, and an updated kitchen. $500/month.  

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Fully equipped conference or screening room - Bright sunny room with big windows and a great view of the Empire State Building. The room is available hourly, 24/7, and seats between 25-30 people depending on desired setup. Private entrance with access to adjacent kitchen. Room includes 60” plasma monitor, PC/Mac/iPad hookups, and DVD player. Can be used for meetings, screenings, workshops or seminars. Pricing varies.
 
Interested? Contact WMM’s Maya Jakubowicz 
for details and pricing. 
Additionally, WMM has available a gorgeous, sunny, window-lined loft space on the top of a 12-story Boutique Creative Loft Building in Chelsea!  Short term rental and long term lease availability! This stunning 3725ft” loft is a brand-new, fully renovated space featuring beautiful southern light exposure, high ceilings, all hardwood floors, and new wet pantry. 
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For long term sublease, this is the perfect space for a tech start up, creative firm or growing small business. The landlord will build to suit tenant’s needs. Space comes with access to a shared executive conference room, renovated lobby and brand new elevators. Asking rent is $45 per sq ft. For more information, please contact Aliza Weston; cell: 202-281-0158  
 
For short term rental, the space is perfect for photo shoots, events, production company offices, and showroom space. If interested in short term rental, please contact Maya Jakubowicz for details and pricing.

The building has secured access 24/7, with easy easy access to Penn Station, Grand Central, Port Authority and all Manhattan subway lines as well as dining, shopping and services. The famous Ace and Nomad Hotels sit one block away, and right next door is the lovely Eventi Hotel Outdoor Plaza. 

SISTERS IN ARMS - Women on Afghanistan’s Front Lines | A Women Make Movies New Release

"First to probe deep into Canadian female combat veterans’ experience." -The Wall Street Journal 

Canada is one of a handful of countries that permit women to fight in ground combat. This award-winning documentary reveals the untold stories of three remarkable women who have taken on the military’s most difficult and dangerous professions, fighting on the front lines in Afghanistan. Through video diary and intimate personal interviews, SISTERS IN ARMS tells stories of loss and inspiration from a uniquely female perspective, challenging perceptions of what constitutes a soldier. 

A film by Beth Freeman
Canada, 2010, 48 minutes, Color, DVD

Institutional Price: $295.00
DVD Rental Price: $90.00
K-12, Public Libraries, Community Groups: $89.00

View the trailer.
Purchase the film.

*Special Offer - 25% Off SERVICE: WHEN WOMEN COME MARCHING HOME!*

To celebrate this new release, WMM is offering 25% off SERVICE: WHEN WOMEN COME MARCHING HOME when you purchase SISTERS IN ARMS at list price! Use promo code SISARMSN13 to apply your discount. 

Women make up 15% of today’s military, a number expected to double in the next 10 years. SERVICE: WHEN WOMEN COME MARCHING HOME follows seven amazing women, representing the first wave of mothers, daughters and sisters returning home from active duty. This eye-opening documentary traces perilous journeys from war torn Middle-Eastern deserts to alienating American streets, from coping with PTSD, homelessness, and the devastating effects of sexual trauma to the rebuilding of civilian lives alongside the heartfelt support of fellow veterans. Read more & view the trailer.

Offer expires 12/15/13. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Other exceptions may apply.

THE MOSUO SISTERS - A Tale of Two Chinas 

THE MOSUO SISTERS by award-winning director Marlo Poras is now available from Women Make Movies! From the director of the widely broadcast and award-winning MAI’S AMERICA and RUN GRANNY RUN, comes a documentary that The Boston Globe calls, ”A quietly stunning portrait of modern China.” 

Juma and Latso, sisters from one of China’s last remaining matriarchal societies, are thrust into the worldwide economic downturn when they lose their jobs in Beijing. Left with few options, they return to their remote Himalayan village to find it irreparably marked by globalization. A tale of two sisters caught in the shadow of two Chinas, THE MOSUO SISTERS follows the women as they struggle to navigate vast cultural and economic divides.

A film by Marlo Poras, Produced by Marlo Poras and Yu Ying Wu Chou
US/China, 2013, 80 minutes, Color, DVD, Mandarin/Mosuo/Tibetan, Subtitled 

Institutional Price: $350.00
DVD Rental Price: $125.00
K-12, Public Libraries, Community Groups: $89.00

View the trailer.
Purchase the film.

**Special Offer on WMM’s ASIAN & ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES Collection!** 

Take 50% off any film in this collection when you purchase THE MOSUO SISTERS at list price! These award-winning titles range from witty explorations of identity to exquisite short dramas, tackling multiple issues facing Asian and Asian American communities today. 

THE WOMEN’S KINGDOM
A sensitive portrayal of southwest China’s Mosuo women, keepers of one of the world’s last remaining matriarchal societies.    

ANNA MAY WONG: IN HER OWN WORDS 
An entertaining and imaginative survey of Wong’s career and her impact on Hollywood’s portrayal of Asian American women.  

WATER CHILDREN
Director Aliona van der Horst follows the unconventional Japanese-Dutch pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama as she explores the miracle of fertility and the cycle of life.

TIGER SPIRIT
An emotional journey into Korea’s broken heart, exploring the rhetoric and realism of reunification through the extraordinary stories of ordinary families.

ATOMIC MOM
Through compelling personal testimony, director M.T. Silvia investigates the legacy of atomic warfare in modern Japan and the range of ethical issues it presents

 Buy online and enter promo code MOSSN13 at checkout to apply your discount. View the entire Asian & Asian American Studies Special Collection for a complete list of eligible titles. Offer ends 12/15/13. 

Cannot be combined with any other offer. Other exceptions may apply.

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In 2011, the UN organized a group of young women to help advance goals related to gender equality, universal basic education and other human rights issues. As a result, October 11th officially became the International Day of the Girl, calling attention to the issues that girls face worldwide.

These harrowing facts are unique to girls: only 30% of girls in the world are enrolled in secondary education, one in seven girls in developing countries will be married before age 15 and more than half of all reported sexual assaults occur before a girl’s 18th birthday. The International Day of the Girl addresses these issues and works to better the lives of girls the world over.

Numerous events are taking place to commemorate this special day – even pop star Katy Perry is involved in getting the word out there! Spreading awareness and showing your support is easy! Social networking, calling your government official or simply educating yourself about the issues that girls around the globe face every day can add to the momentum.

Join the international conversation with WMM’s Special Collection, THE NEXT GENERATION: Young Women & Girls. This compelling list of titles explore many of the same concerns at the heart of The International Day of the Girl, like body image, education, youth & media and violence against women.

GIRL POWER: ALL DOLLED UP
"Want to get girls and young women to talk about how their lives are affected by marketing? Show them this film!" -Catherine Orr, Beloit College

THE EDUCATION OF SHELBY KNOX
"The movie…is a pungent civics lesson on what can and cannot be accomplished by one plucky, idealistic girl." -The New York Times

SEXY INC.
"Highly Recommended…a must-see for teachers, parents, and others who work with adolescents." -Educational Media Reviews Online

I WAS A TEENAGE FEMINIST
"A fun and engaging discussion about the seemingly lost ideals of feminism… this is recommended. 3 Stars." -Video Librarian

WIRED FOR SEX, LIES AND POWER TRIPS: IT’S A TEEN’S WORLD
"[A] good choice for instructors… dealing with the impact of sexuality in popular culture and on the Internet on teens." -Educational Media Reviews Online

Special Offer! Purchase 5 films from this collection for only $495! Call 212-925-0606 x360 or email orders@wmm.com and reference this promotion to complete your purchase.

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THE LULU SESSIONS | A Special Breast Cancer Awareness Month New Release

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, THE LULU SESSIONS is now available from Women Make Movies! A documentary by S. Casper Wong, THE LULU SESSIONS tells an incredibly intimate story about illness, loss and healing through one fiercely independent woman’s journey from a prominent cancer researcher to a young hospice patient with an imminent prognosis. 

Unlike anyone you’ve ever met, LuLu is a hard-living, chain-smoking rebel with a tender heart; poet with a potty mouth; farm girl; former cheerleader; world-class biochemistry pioneer; and beloved professor. Aka Dr. Louise Nutter, she has just discovered a new anti-cancer drug when, at 42, she learns she has terminal breast cancer. Via video-diary, S. Casper Wong records the journey shared with her mentor, best friend, and on-again-off-again lover over the last 15 months before LuLu died. This unforgettable documentary makes life’s last journey accessible in ways rarely seen before on screen.

  • Chicago Lesbian & Gay Intl Film Fest, Audience Award for Best Documentary
  • San Diego Asian Film Festival, Special Jury Award
  • DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, Best Documentary Award 

Interested in joining the conversation? Check out these other Breast Cancer Awareness titles from WMM!

WMM is proud to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month with this special mini-collection. These strikingly honest and emotionally complex films explore the struggles of so many strong women, from navigating a frustrating healthcare system to coping with drastic physical transformations. For more information and a special offer on these films, click here.

RACHEL’S DAUGHTERS: SEARCHING FOR THE CAUSES OF BREAST CANCER
"Very powerful dramatically as well as in terms of numbers of experts consulted and facts presented." -Feminist Collections

MY LEFT BREAST
"Rogers demonstrates remarkable clarity and humor…An informative film about breast cancer, it also reveals, subtly and powerfully, the healing power of love." -LA Weekly

THE BODY BEAUTIFUL
"Somber yet fanciful. Achieves a painful honesty." -The New York Times

CANCER IN TWO VOICES
”**** A poignant video. Highly recommended for all health professionals and those studying for a career in health or medicine.” -Video Rating Guide for Libraries

BAY OF ALL SAINTS IS NOW AVAILABLE FROM WMM!

"Eschews stereotypical portraits of Brazilian slums … Instead, it seeks out the stories whose protagonists are moved to articulate their desire for basic human rights."
-SLANT MAGAZINE

Winner of the 2012 Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary at South by Southwest Film Festival, BAY OF ALL SAINTS is a hauntingly beautiful glimpse into a Brazil far removed from Olympic stadiums and World Cup soccer.

In Bahia, Brazil, generations of impoverished families live in palafitas, shacks built on stilts over the ocean bay. When the government threatens to reclaim the bay in the name of ecological restoration, hundreds of families are about to lose their homes. BAY OF ALL SAINTS is a lyrical portrait of three single mothers living in the water slums during this crisis. As these women rise to fight for their future, they begin to see the bay in a whole new light. 

**Special Offer on WMM’s HUMAN RIGHTS: INTERNATIONAL** 

WMM’s International Human Rights Collection fearlessly tackles crucial human rights issues, providing unique and needed perspectives on our changing world. Explore this special collection and take 50% off any title when you purchase BAY OF ALL SAINTS at list price! Read on for highlighted titles and discount information.

ROUGH AUNTIES
Masterful, gut-wrenching, uplifting…. Even though South Africa has so many specific issues, this movie is universal and somehow, more relevant than ever.” -Video Librarian

THE SARI SOLDIERS
"Near perfect. It accomplishes the tenuous balance that only the best documentaries can provide." -Feminist Review 

INVOKING JUSTICE
"An intimate and inspiring portrayal of the collective action of Muslim sisterhood." -Stephen Hughes, University of London

THE PRICE OF SEX
"…the film offers uniquely personal insight into a major criminal enterprise that destroys the lives of countless young women… recommended." -Video Librarian

Use promo code BOASSN13 to apply your discount. To view trailers and see a complete list of films, view WMM’s entire HUMAN RIGHTS: INTERNATIONAL Special Collection!

Cannot be combined with any other offer. Other exceptions may apply. 

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For the last decade, WMM films have won and been nominated for multiple Academy® and Emmy® Awards. This summer, SAVING FACE was nominated for a record 5 News & Documentary Emmys®, more than any other documentary film this year! 

To celebrate the new school year, WMM is offering 25% off any film* in the collection, including this diverse list of Academy® and Emmy® Award-winning and nominated titles! As the leading distributor of films by and about women, WMM’s catalog features a world renowned collection of educational resources proven to enrich lesson plans and engage students of any discipline.

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SAVING FACE
Academy Award® Winner for Documentary (Short Subject) 
Nominated for 5 News & Documentary Emmy Awards®

THE GREATEST SILENCE: RAPE IN THE CONGO
Emmy®  Award Nominee, Outstanding Informational Programming: Long Form and Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Writing

FERRY TALES
Academy® Award Nominee for Best Short Documentary 

CALLING THE GHOSTS: A STORY ABOUT RAPE, WAR AND WOMEN
Emmy® Award, Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft in News and Documentary Programming: Directing

COMPLAINTS OF A DUTIFUL DAUGHTER
Emmy® Award, Outstanding News Documentary Program

LAS MADRES: THE MOTHERS OF PLAZA DE MAYO
Academy® Award Nominee, Best Documentary

DIALOGUES WITH MADWOMEN
Emmy Award, Outstanding Interview Program 

Choose from any of WMM’s 500+ films and get 25% off your order! Shop online and enter promo code BTSSN13 to apply the discount. Offer ends 10/31/2013. 

*Excludes all other 2013 New Releases. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Other restrictions may apply. 

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From cutting-edge documentaries that give depth to today’s headlines, to films that push artistic and intellectual boundaries in all genres, Women Make Movies is the world’s leading distributor of independent films by and about women.  Founded in 1972, Women Make Movies (WMM) is a non-profit feminist, media arts organization dedicated to the distribution and exhibition of films by and about women. Additionally, Women Make Movies’ Production Assistance (PA) Program provides assistance to emerging and experienced women directors in the production of new documentaries, fiction and experimental films. 

We are looking for a smart, savvy, hardworking individual who can work independently in a busy, fast paced office.  We want a superstar who is socially aware, feet firmly planted on the ground, and knows how to get the job done efficiently and effectively!  Please have a strong sense of work ethic, especially with regard to showing up to work on time, every day.  The right candidate will have at least two years experience in an office administration position, with an understanding of office management and maintenance, and excellent methods of communication.  We are looking for someone to grow with the organization, who is able to understand the big picture, and who can successfully juggle multiple tasks in a productive and polite manner.  The ideal candidate must also have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, be able to effectively prioritize, and must be willing and able to wear multiple hats.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for all day-to-day operations and functions of a 10-person office.
  • Responsible for managing all aspects of the Front Desk.
  • Responsible for the Intern / Work Study Program
  • Primary liaison with Building Superintendent and Subtenant.
  • Assist Administrative Manager with Human Resources (recruitment, hiring, training, insurance)

Skills, Qualifications and Other Requirements         

  • Mandatory 2 - 3 years experience working in an administrative position (preferably with some supervisory experience)
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft platform.
  • Proficiency using organizational contact database and mailing lists.
  • Detail oriented and strong organization skills.
  • Excellent writing/communication/customer service skills.
  • Must be comfortable on phones!!
  • Sense of humor appreciated.
  • Experience with a non-profit or media arts organization helpful.
  • Commitment to multi-cultural feminist media.
  • Friendly, professional, and pleasant demeanor.
  • We are looking for the RIGHT person for this position; therefore we are open to both part and full time candidates.

HOW TO APPLY
Please email resume with a letter noting relevant experience and salary history to jobs@wmm.com. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. Please indicate Office Coordinator in the subject line and tell us where you saw the posting.

Women Make Movies offers a competitive salary, as well as an excellent benefits package including employer-paid medical and dental insurance, long term disability, retirement plan, vacation, and paid holidays.  Women Make Movies is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women of color, lesbians, and older women to apply.

On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech to a massive crowd assembled at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial. This week, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the groundbreaking March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom, a collective uprising that altered the course of history and ushered the Civil Rights Movement into the forefront of American society.

WMM commemorates this momentous event and those who risked their lives to achieve its mission with select films from the AFRICAN-AMERICAN: Celebrating the Lives of African-American Women Special Collection. These titles recognize both the triumphs and hardships of African-American women who struggle against adversity and make lasting social and political contributions.                               

**SPECIAL OFFER ON SELECT CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT TITLES: 3 FOR $295!**

To honor the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, WMM is offering a special, limited-time discount on the following films! These titles tell the story of the Civil Rights Movement, calling attention to strong women who fought to make Dr. King’s dream a reality. 


CHISHOLM ‘72 - UNBOUGHT & UNBOSSED
"A refreshing antidote to the opportunism and cynicism that rules the political roost today…an inspiring tale of someone who made a difference." -The Hollywood Reporter


STANDING ON MY SISTERS’ SHOULDERS
”**** Editor’s choice. Highly recommended…a powerful must-see slice of American life.” -Video Librarian


MOUNTAINS THAT TAKE WING: ANGELA DAVIS & YURI KOCHIYAMA
"[E]xplores the critical role women, youth and crosscultural, crossracial alliances played in…important social movements." -The Adams Report

Purchase these Civil Rights Movement titles as a mini-collection for the low price of $295! Order online and enter promo code MOWSN13 to apply the discount. Email orders@wmm.com or call 212.925.0606 x360 for questions. Offer ends 10/31/2013.

Cannot be combined with any other offer. Other restrictions may apply.