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Oldest Oppression

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OLDEST OPPRESSION (THE) (DVD) – A 45 minute version of a student-created drama that gives a voice and a face to victims of human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The Oldest Oppression was filmed by Jeremy Williamson of Red Sky Films and produced by the Sisters of the Holy Names Justice and Peace Network, Manitoba. (2008) (45 mins)

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Threads of Justice (DVD)

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Nov. 17, 1997 — Special: Threads of Justice. In Canada, women in garment manufacturing sweatshops and homeworkers systems are often exploited. The employees are mainly immigrant women and too often their working conditions violate Canadian labour standards. This situation is becoming a serious moral concern for consumers. (29:30)

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WHEN DID I SEE YOU HUNGRY?

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The San Damiano Foundation produces films that showcase the active and contemplative dimensions of the spirituality of St. Francis and Clare of Assisi, along with the Franciscan concern for social justice, peace and non-violence. When Did I See You Hungry? (VHS)Narrated by Martin Sheen, this documentary film by award winning author and director Gerard Thomas Straub is a photographic meditation on the plight of the poor and our responsibility to help. The film features more than 250 powerful and poignant black and white photographs from Mr. Straub’s book When Did I See You Hungry? 37...

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WIDOW’S MITE:The Heart of Generosity is Letting Go

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The Widow’s Mite (28 mins, adults) At the heart, generosity involves letting go, whether of possessions or of oneself.  In this adaptation of the story, Sarah Jamison is a middle class church-goer.  Her life is filled with work and family and she finds her joy in the objects in her life.  Jenny card is a widow and the housekeeper in the building where Sarah works.  She’s a joyful giver with a humble spirit.  A church meeting will bring these two women together, leading Sarah to choose between giving of herself or holding back.

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BEYOND BORDERS: ARAB FEMINISTS TALK ABOUT THEIR LIVES

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Beyond Borders: Arab Women talk about their lives, East and West(Some sub-titles)Though the promise of women’s equality inspired by national liberation movements in the 1950s and ’60s never really materialized, Arab women have not given up their struggle.Four years after the Gulf War, director Jennifer Kawaja followed a delegation of Arab women activists as they toured the United States. Gathering on college campuses, in church basements and at the UN, they speak passionately and eloquently, sensitizing North Americans to Arab feminism and the effects of US foreign policy.From...

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FROM TEARS TO HOPE

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From Tears to Hope: Another view of life in Rwanda The Rwandan genocide that began in April 1994 was one of the 20th century’s worst examples of mass murder.  Most of those who survived are women; the vast majority are widows.  Their lives today are an unusual blend of tears, at having lost their loved ones, and hope, as they rebuild their communities and their country.  Devastated by years of war, Rwanda is still in a very fragile state.  It is the women who must shoulder the burden of rebuilding Rwandan society.  Their raw courage and determination is an inspiration to men and...

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ECU-DECADE

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This UCTV special made for television was shot on-location in Moscow, Canberra, Korea, Geneva and Canada. The programme looks at the many DECADE concerns, from the problems of refugee women, to battered women in N.A. society, to single parenting, etc. Both Aruna Gunandson and Beatrice Wood of the W.C.C. explain why the churches felt the DECADE was necessary. The video also features interviews with Korean theologian, Chung Hyung Kyun and Canadian Lutheran Rebecca Larson providing a look at feminist understanding of the world and theology.

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STAND TOGETHER WITH WOMEN

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This video provides an overview of the lives of women in countries around the world, and possible roles for the churches in supporting women’s struggles and celebrating women’s strengths. A number of statements are included by both men and women in support of DECADE goals.

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FINE LINE (A)

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Three women tell their individual stories about living in poverty in Canada. Although these women’s stories share much that is common, they don’t seem to fit the prevalent stereotypes about the poor. This video presents the realities within our societal structures and systems which have created and sustained the condition of poverty and the need for change.

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WOMAN NAMED MARY, A

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One of the major issues facing society and the church today is a sociological trend called the ‘feminization of poverty’. This is the American version of ‘A Fine Line’ (also available in AVEL.) The feminine face of poverty is presented as ‘Mary’ shares her changed perceptions of society and of her own identity, since ‘joining’ the ever-increasing number of women who find themselves living in poverty.

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