DVD of the MONTH:
December 2018—A Fantastic Woman
PN1995.9.F67 M85 2018
Marina works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer. When her older boyfriend dies suddently, instead of being able to mourn her lover, Marina is treated unkindly and with suspicion. Marina, as a trans woman, is seen as a perversion byr most of Orlando's family. Marina struggles for the right to be herself. She battles the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting just to become the woman she is now - a complex, strong, forthright and fantastic woman.
November - Ohero:kon - Under the Husk
E99.M8 O44 2018
A documentary that follows the challenging journey of two Mohawk girls as they take part in their traditional passage rites to becoming Mohawk Women. Kaienkwinehtha and Kasennakohe are childhood friends from traditional families living in the Mohawk Community of Akwesasne that straddles the U.S./Canada border. They both take part in a four-year adolescent passage rites ceremony called ohero:kon "under the husk" that has been revived in their community. This ceremony challenges them spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. It shapes the women they become.
October - Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie)
JV7048 .D66 2015
This documentary about Angy Rovera won a 2015 Peabody Award. Angy Rivera lived for 20 years in the USA as an undocumented person at the start of this film. The film follows her path as she becomes an activist for immigrants when she began writing a popular advice column called "Ask Angy”. It also shows her proceeding through the process of obtaining a UVisa, a visa for "victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity".
September - Showing Roots
PN1997.2 .S47 2017
Two women, played by Uzo Aduba and Maggie Grace, look to integrate the 'right' and 'wrong' sides of the tracks of their small southern town. Set in 1977, these young women - one white, one black - forge an unlikely friendship that sparks a journey of independence and self-discovery that ultimately results in the discovery of the perfect hairdo.
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