1. The Alternative Clinic


    from Gerald T. Deis / Added

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    WARNING: The Alternative Clinic at Purchase College strives to provide a safer space to discuss sexual health. There are images and references that are sexual in nature. These representations are not explicit, but the material is intended for a mature audience. The Alternative Clinic has been a fixture of the Purchase College campus for over 30 years. The Clinic provided a comfortable and respectful space for women to receive medical treatment and counseling. In 2012, the Clinic was forced to suspend its medical practices due to liabilities. This documentary discusses the circumstances and aftermath of the shutdown, as well as the Clinic's fight to regain its prominence and power on campus with a new focus on trans rights and sexual health and education for all. Produced, Directed, Edited and Written by Gerald T. Deis and Thomas Luke Additional Cinematography by Ian Cumming Thanks to: Bologna, Alexa Dillenbeck, Eric Mandelbaum, and all the staff and supporters of The Alternative Clinic.

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    • Department of Gender and Race Studies


      from UA College of Arts & Sciences / Added

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      • Neredesin Aşkım?: Sexual Politics and the Queering of Public Space in Times of Erdoğan


        from CMES (U.C. Berkeley) / Added

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        Speaker: Prof. Evren Savci, Women and Gender Studies, San Francisco State University A lecture by Prof. Evren Savcı, SF State University. Prof. Savcı explores the way that the gender and sexuality politics of the current Turkish government have been central both to its encouragement of neoliberal conservatism and to its overall autocratic and authoritarian governance. While the popular press often questions whether Erdoğan's pro-natal proclamations on abortion and birth rates, or his disapproving comments on mixed-gender university housing are simple covers for his "real" politics, the centrality of gender and sexuality to Erdoğan's authoritarian regime has been recognized not only by feminist and queer activists, but also by the larger population during Gezi Protests and its aftermath. Prof. Savcı focuses on the way that the anti-morality politics of Gezi Park protests frame and mark the current anti-neoliberal movement in Turkey. While she argues that the recognition of gender and sexuality as central to authoritarian regimes is key for social justice movements, she also cautions against the potential erasure of racial politics in the country when morality is understood solely in terms of gender/sexuality.

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        • LA DIMENSIÓ POC CONEGUDA: PIONERES DEL CINEMA. Del 8 de març a l'1 de juny. Museu del Cinema de Girona.


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          Careta dels vídeos de "La dimensió poc coneguda: Pioneres del Cinema". www.pioneresdelcinema.cat www.facebook.com/pioneresdelcinema @pioneresdelcine QUÈ ÉS "LA DIMENSIÓ POC CONEGUDA: PIONERES DEL CINEMA"? Projecte d’investigació audiovisual educatiu i divulgatiu que ens apropa al treball que les dones han desenvolupat en l'àmbit cinematogràfic. · Una exposició al Museu del Cinema (del 8 de març fins l'1 de juny del 2014) on es podran veure Quatre assaigs audiovisuals (dedicats a GUIONISTES/ CINEASTES/MUNTADORES/ACTRIUS) i quatre obres d'Andrea Btoy. · Un espai virtual online que ampliarà els continguts i referències de les 4 peces audiovisuals amb entrevistes il·lustrades a professionals i experts/es dels diferents temes, amb referències i bibliografies, notícies i enllaços claus.

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          • 2Fik: Reinterpreting Bukovac


            from Benjamin Sylvand / Added

            Documentary about 2Fik's performance at Zagreb in 2013. "When I see these images, when I observe what is happening, two modes, two types of transformation appear to me. And it seem to be more and more important to distinguish one from the other. The first transformation, the term is not the best, is "mental" , while the second is "physical". Of course this distinction is artificial, since the mental transformation appears only because it is physical and the physical, I guess, requires the mental one. However, the longer I observe, the more and more different each becomes, and this growth in difference itself make a difference. The mental transformation is the one that was taking place in the room earlier when 2Fik was alone imagining, conceiving and fixing the outfits of the different characters. The physical transformation is the one that occurs in front of the museum, with the hair trimmed, beard and mustache shaved, according to age, sex, in order to best inhabit, or embody the nature of the character in a way that can be transposed by the photo. This transformation is spectacular and gives its strength to the performance, perhaps even more than the photo. It is this physical transformation that which give surprise to the viewer, who, at first glance, does not recognize that all the characters are played by the same man, 2Fik himself. But I must admit that the really dramatic change for me is the mental transformation. The term is not very adept, but I cannot find a better one for the moment. What I mean, what I'm trying to verbalize, is the transformation that has taken place in the room before the photos are shot. And seeing the two, the before and after, I think that the first may be sufficient or is even stronger because more tenuous , more subtle perhaps, but definitely more difficult to observe. The characters parading in front of lens are all different one from another, all have their own personality even if the artist still has the same beard. The beard, the hair are not the difference that makes a difference. The uniqueness of each character is to be found elsewhere. All are different because they are thought different, as such, for themselves , this conception gives them an identity that does not come from a comparison with the other but a cluster of characteristic traits. It is not the physical as such but the mindset, the behavior, the way of being that make them what/who they are. The beard is not enough, a shrug is. A look, a pout, a slouch is enough to place the character in his or her mode of being, of living in the world. A salient feature that suggests a singularly cognitive space which the character incarnates. If the clothes do not make the man, the way of wearing them does. We are closer to an actor of opera or kabuki theater that transvestism. And this is where the miracle happens. These ways of being, these modes of existence, these postures, this non-verbal features, these attitudes, these states of mind make personalities, characters that the artist embodies. Age, sex, size and even skin color seem different from one to another, amazingly. Without having to pass the physical performance, attitude, proxemics are already enough. This is what the camera reveals and what these images show. That raises the question about what in fact makes the difference, or, what are the differences that make a difference. These characters are not what they are by their physical attributes but much by their way of living, of being in the world. Here sex does not matter, sexuality does, attraction does. Age does not matter, only the adequation with the present does. Characters do not appear by themselves or in how the other, that means us, perceive them, which would suppose an essentialist ontology independent of a relationship to the other. No. The character exists because we perceive it, and we perceive it thus because it gives itself as such. If each one does correctly its part then this perception, this interpretation should be compatible on both sides, otherwise one will be in delusion whereas the other in prejudice. What reveals the image is that the character is revealed in the way of being apprehended, in an in-between and we are finally all the character of another. If the photo by 2Fik is a self portrait it is only of ourselves, an elegant and powerful way to remind us that we do not yet know how to see, that a single character can appear in many different ways. We stop at insignificant details, at appearances; we lose sight of the crucial aspects and miss the best : the mode of being . These are the differences that make a difference. What is shown by these two modes of transformation. The approach of the artist. His performance, his photo."

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            • SCC Insights with Jeanette Hoorn


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              Professor Jeanette Hoorn is the Director of the Gender Studies program within the School of Culture and Communication at The University of Melbourne. The pioneering Gender Studies program at the University of Melbourne offers students the potential to learn about issues such as sexual difference, gender equity, queer politics, and sexuality, from a variety of thought-provoking and provocative perspectives. Gender always intersects with other important categories, such as age, class, and race, making it a richly diverse research area that engages with many of the pressing concerns of our time. The program gives students the opportunity to develop a broad range of research skills from both the Humanities and Social Sciences and provides a refreshing alternative to single discipline based approaches to the study of culture and society. The Gender Studies Major encompasses more than one discipline and draws on the diverse interests of specialists located throughout the Faculty of Arts. Gender Studies students are distinctive because of the expertise they are able to offer potential employers. Our graduates possess exceptional skills in creative and critical thinking, powers of textual and visual analysis, and writing and communication. Graduates from Gender Studies have gone on to pursue highly successful careers in the fields of equal opportunities and human rights; international development; law and policing; media and advertising; politics and public service; teaching and academia; banking and the corporate world; and the creative arts.

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              • Spacebook Episode 7 - "Katz"


                from Adam Cecil / Added

                The same way our social media profiles are curated collections of photos, status updates, and links, our bedrooms, offices, and kitchens hold collections of objects that tell people who we are. Spacebook is a documentary webseries that looks to explore the subjects' lives through these objects. Episode seven focuses on Ora Katz, a composer and musician living in Manhattan. In this quick tour of her apartment, she gives us an overview of the three areas of her life that her room embodies: music, athletics, and academics. She also plays us a quick tune and reveals that she's kind of a dork. Check out more episodes here: vimeo.com/channels/spacebook Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/SpacebookSeries Credits: Spacebook - Episode Seven - “Katz” featuring Ora Katz Filmed and Edited by Adam Cecil Created by Thomas Baldwin and Adam Cecil Produced by Roving Brooklyn. http://www.rovingbrooklyn.com/spacebook/

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                • Morir por amor: Latinas and AIDS - EXCERPTS/SEGMENTOS


                  from Marta Bautis / Added

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                  Maria suspects that her husband has been unfaithful. “And have you thought about AIDS?”, her friends ask her. The development of the story is juxtaposed with documentary elements filmed in Argentina, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and the United States. Morir por Amor: Latinas and AIDS is a story of hope amidst the threat of the increase of AIDS among women. It doesn’t present women as victims, but as active agents in the transformation of their lives. For information about the full-length 48-minutes documentary go to WWW.TIEMPOAZUL.ORG María se entera que su esposo le es infiel. “¿Y no has pensado en el SIDA?” le advierte su amiga. El desarollo de la historia se enlaza con elementos documentales filmados en Argentina, Brasil, República Dominicana y Estados Unidos. Morir por Amor: Latinas and AIDS es una historia de esperanza frente a la amenaza del aumento de casos de SIDA entre las mujeres. No las presenta como víctimas sino como gestoras en las transformación de sus vidas. Para información sobre el documental completo de 48-minutos ir a WWW.TIEMPOAZUL.ORG

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                  • Gender Studies Interview with Louise Deckert


                    from Ara Priest / Added

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                    This video is about Gender Studies Interview with Louise Deckert

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                    • Blessless und Didine erklären, warum sie Ihre philosophischen Vorträge halten


                      from Didine van der Platenvlotbrug / Added

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                      The two drag-philosophers Blessless Mahoney, Dekanin der Eberhardt-Anbau-Scheibenschwenkpflug-Universität, Brake an der Weser and Didine van der Platenvlotbrug, Pröpstin der Elsa-Sophia-von-Kamphoevener-Fernuniversität, Katzen-Ellenbogen explain quickly why they give lectures in philosophy at a number of different universities in Germany and beyond... (Sorry only in German)

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