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Orgasm Inc.

  ■ Content Orgasm Inc. 2006 | USA| Documentary | Color | 55min | English In the shocking and hilarious documentary ORGASM INC., filmmaker Liz Canner takes a job editing erotic videos for a drug trial for a pharmaceutical company. Her employer is developing what they hope will be the first Viagra drug for women that wins FDA approval to treat a new disease: Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD). Liz gains permission to film the company for her own documentary. Initially, she plans to create a movie about science and pleasure but she soon begins to suspect that her employer, along with a cadre of other medical companies, might be trying to take advantage of women (and potentially endanger their health) in pursuit of billion dollar profits. ORGASM INC. is a powerful look inside the medical industry and the marketing campaigns that are literally and figuratively reshaping our everyday lives around health, illness, desire — and that ultimate moment: orgasm. ■ Filmmaker Liz Canner Orgasm Inc. is award-winning director Liz Canner's first feature documentary. Canner was recently named one of the top ten independent filmmakers to watch in 2009 by The Independent Magazine and honored with a Visionary Award from Dartmouth College for the movie. Since earning her BA with Honors from Brown University in 1991, she has received more than 45 awards, honors and grants for her innovative documentary projects on human rights issues. Canner’s documentaries have been broadcast on PBS, cable stations and internationally in many countries. They have screened at festivals like The New York Film Festival and the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. For her contribution to the field, Canner has been honored with a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (Bunting) Fellowship from Harvard University and a Rockefeller Foundation Next Generation Leadership Fellowship. ■ Product Information Distribution: Taiwan Women's Film Association Content: Orgasm Inc. Subtitles: Chinese/English Format: DVD

2 Lines

■ Content   2 Lines ​2011|South Korea|Documentary|Color|80 min|Korean, Dutch Ji-Min and Chul first started dating 10 years ago. They now live together as loves. People now often ask them "When are you going to marry?" or "Don't you want to get married?" Whenever they hear these questions, they ask back "Why do people get married?" They are happy just being together. Sometime, Ji-Min and Chul imagine their life with a child, but they believe it's just idle thoughts Ji-Min works to make a documentary and Chul works as a part-time instructor. To them, idle thoughts are not in their near term future. That is until the red 2 lines appear on a pregnancy test. ■ Filmmaker Ji-Min Ji-Min started her film career as assistant director. Her director work incude She Saw Spring, The Bloosom of Youth? and 2 Lines.  ■ Product Information Distribution: Taiwan Women's Film Association Content: Orgasm Inc. Subtitles: Chinese/English Format: DVD

Women Without A Pause: A Universal Reality

  ■ Content Women Without A Pause: A Universal Reality 2010|France|Documentary|Color|54 min|French, English, Japanese, Portugese The film compares the most significant transition in all women's life throughout different cultures. Women from France, Brazil, Japan, Tanzania and U.S.A. share their experiences and remind us that the menopause is a universal reality. ■ Filmmaker Paula Palacios Born in Madrid, and has studied at University of Paris 8, Saint-Denis. France. Women Without A Pause: A Universal Reality is her first documentary work, followed by BARA, L’HÔPITAL DE LA RÉCONCILIATION , THE LAST HUNTER, NEW WALLS and SOMALIS IN UKRAINE.   ■ Product Information Distribution: Taiwan Women's Film Association Content: Women Without A Pause: A Universal Reality+Freeheld Subtitles: Chinese/English Format: DVD


  ■ Content  Freeheld 2007|USA|Documentary|Color|38 min|English A terminally ill New Jersey police officer struggles against city council's decision to deny the transfer of her pension to her domestic partner in documentary filmmaker Cynthia Wade's earnest look at one woman's fight for equal rights in the land of the free. Veteran lieutenant Laurel Hester is a police officer who has dedicated 25 years of her life to serving the community. Upon learning that she has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, Hester seeks to provide for longtime partner, Stacie Andree, by transferring her pension. A wrinkle arises in Hester's plan, however, when the elected officials of New Jersey county ("The Freeholders") deny Hester's humble request. Without transfer of the funds, Andree will lose the home that the couple has spent their lives building together. Now, as their friends and neighbors rally around in support of the couple, Hester is forced to spend her final days not simply enjoying the company of the one she holds dearest, but racing against the clock to ensure that the love of her life won't be destitute due to a broken and biased system. ■ Filmmaker Cynthia Wade Cynthia Wade won an Academy Award® in 2008 and was nominated for her second Academy Award® in 2013.  She’s won festival awards all over the world, include two awards at Sundance, three awards at Palm Springs, and prizes in Aspen and the Hamptons film festivals, as well as film awards in Spain, Italy, Argentina and Belgium. She directs films for clients such as HBO, Cinemax, Sundance Channel, IFC Channel, and PBS. Her commercial clients include Dove, Hershey, Proctor & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Sesame Street, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sanofi, Salix, Shire, the National Guard and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. ■ Product Information Distribution: Taiwan Women's Film Association Content: Women Without A Pause: A Universal Reality+Freeheld Subtitles: Chinese/English Format: DVD

Sixty and The City

■ Content Sixty and The City 2010|Israel|Documentary|Color|70min|Hebrew 66 years old director Nili Tal, not wanting to grow old alone, created an online dating profile and set out to meet potential suiters from the 1,342 responses, filming her journey of touring the world in search for true love. An intimate, humoristic and moving story. ■ Filmmaker  Nili TAL Nili Tal is an Israeli documentary film producer and director. She has produced and directed over 30 films – all of them were commissioned by Israeli broadcasters. Many of them have participated in documentary film festivals around the world and have been distributed internationally. Tal started her career as a journalist in Ha' aretz daily newspaper – one of the leading newspapers in Israel. After 10 years in Ha’aretz she moved to the Israeli Broadcasting Authority, the only TV channel in Israel at that time. She became an active television reporter, being involved in important reportages and documentary films. In 1998 she launched her own boutique production firm and produced important films about various social issues, such as trafficking of women from the former Soviet Union to Israel, organ and drug trafficking and murder of women by their spouse. The Girls from Brazil, her film about Brazilian babies adopted by Israeli families in the 1980’s throws light on an emotionally intense modern human issue, touching upon basic parental rights and international adoptions. Her film Bruna about a Brazilian-born baby, who was adopted by an Israeli family, but was ordered by the Israeli highest court to be returned back to her biological mother in Brazil when she was 2, reveals the enormous difficulties of the most advanced legal systems to make decisions free of external manipulation, and emphasizes the differences between developed and developing countries. Tal continues her documentary and journalistic work today. She also keep on writing for local newspapers and a TV reporter.   ■ Product Information Distribution: Taiwan Women's Film Association Content: Sixty and The City Subtitles: Chinese/English Format: DVD

The Lulu Sessions

■ Content The Lulu Sessions 2011|USA|Documentary|Color|86 min|English LuLu is unlike anyone you've ever met.  A hard-living, chain-smoking rebel with a tender heart.  A poet with a potty mouth. Farm girl. Former cheerleader. World-class cancer researcher.  Beloved professor.  Dr. Louise Nutter, or LuLu has just discovered a new anti-cancer drug when she finds out she is dying of breast cancer herself at 42.  Shot during those last 15 months of LuLu’s life, The LuLu Sessions is a raw, intimate, yet surprisingly humorous story about the filmmaker showing up for her best friend and ex-something, and together, testing the limits of their bond while taking on life’s ultimate adventure. ■ Filmmaker S. Casper Wong S. Casper Wong is a New York based writer, director and producer of both narrative and documentary films. Her narrative feature screenplay, OO 1, a suspense drama, has won the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Screenwriting Grant; the Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay at Urbanworld Film Festival and the Sloan Fellowship at the Hamptons International Film Festival Screenwriter's Lab. Her award-winning narrative short film, Shirts & Skins, had been screened internationally and was licensed to the Independent Film Channel for national broadcast from 2004 to 2007. It is now part of the Tribeca Film Institute' s curated Reframe Collection. She is currently in production for Staying Well, a feature documentary on Integrative East-West Medicine and the global health crisis. This collaboration with UCLA, is also being developed as a three-part television series. In post-production, is Becoming, a longitudinal documentary of Chinese adoptees in contemporary American families. The project began in 1999 when the subjects were three-years old. They were revisited in 2009 as they entered adolescence. Prior to receiving her MFA in film directing from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Casper was Senior Attorney for IBM, specializing in international intellectual property and antitrust law.  She holds a J.D. from New York Law School and a B.S. in Bio-medical Engineering from Columbia University. She is also a reiki practitioner and an award-winning cartoonist.  The LuLu Sessions marks her feature documentary debut.   ■ Product Information Distribution: Taiwan Women's Film Association Content: The Lulu Sessions Subtitles: Chinese/English Format: DVD

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