Films on Women's History
TITLES: California Women Win the Vote  >  One Fine Day  >  Votes For Women
Take The Power  >  Judith Meuli, Veteran Feminist

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"California Women Win the Vote"
A Film By Martha Wheelock
39 Minutes / $49.95 Institution or $29.95 Home Use / Order DVD Securely

Using both historical materials and live reenactments, this film presents the dramatic Suffrage campaign that won the women of California the right to vote nine (9) years before the Federal Amendment. The campaign becomes a role model and motivation for the rest of the country; today, the tactics and spirit of these women are a guide and an inspiration for citizen activism in a democratic society. Narrated by Bonnie Franklin.
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[Wild West Women's] California Women Win the Vote is a terrific film, depicting not only the exciting 1911 campaign for full suffrage rights for California women but the larger, longer struggle in which it was a turning point. This is a gripping tale of audacity, courage and triumph. I loved it.
Dr. Ellen DuBois, University of California, Los Angeles, Professor of History
Author, partial list: Harriet Stanton Blatch and The Winning of Woman Suffrage

California Women Win the Vote vividly recreates of one of the major battle points in American history. Using both historical materials and live re-enactments, this film presents the dramatic suffrage campaign that won the Women of California the Right to Vote nine years before the Federal amendment. The Campaign becomes a role model and motivation for the rest of the country.

Now, for the first time, we can experience the grand spirit of the woman suffrage movement and feel what it was like for its leaders, participants, and even opponents. Not only do the scenes in this wonderful film bring the bold state-wide campaign to life, but the film is also jam-packed with rare and telling imagery. The combination splendidly conveys the daunting challenges suffragists faced and the creative strategies they adopted to clinch their remarkable, come-from-behind victory.

Above all, Wild West Women's celebration of what California suffragists achieved -- against all odds -- reminds us of the central role women have long played in U.S. history and in the expansion of American democracy.
Robert P. J. Cooney, Jr.
Author, Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement

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American Film Festival Blue Ribbon
"One Fine Day"
A Film By Kay Weaver and Martha Wheelock
6 Minutes / $29 Institution or $10 Home Use / Order DVD Securely

"... a feminist music video that is unabashedly Matriotic... a rousing finale to any Women's History Month Program." — Ms. Magazine

"This film continues to bring goose bumps to our arms and tears to our eyes even after the third showing." — National Women's History Project News

Kay Weaver's classic celebration of the American Woman from the 1800's to the present. Set to a rousing anthem written and sung by KAY WEAVER, this fast-paced music-film uses over 100 scenes, beginning with black-and-white stills of Sojouner Truth, Emily Dickinson and Harriet Tubman which dissolves into live action suffrage parades, that march us into present-day footage of Gloria Steinem, Shirley Chisholm, and Geraldine Ferraro. Guaranteed to lift your heart and bring you to your feet. [ Order DVD Securely ]

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Winner of the Cine Gold Eagle Award
"Votes For Women"
A Film By Kay Weaver and Martha Wheelock
20 Minutes / $49 Institution or $19 Home Use / Order DVD Securely

The passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, was a 72 year long struggle. It began in Seneca Falls, NY, in 1848, and ended on August 26, 1920, when Tennessee became the 36th state
to ratify the Constitutional Amendment. VOTES FOR WOMEN celebrates the magnificent campaign, the ultimate victory, and the paths that contemporary women are taking in politics.

With the voices of CONSTANCE TOWERS, JEAN STAPLETON, JOHN WESLEY, RUE McCLANAHAN, SUSAN CLARK, CAROLE ITA WHITE, MARLA GIBBS, LIZ TORRES, KATHY NAJIMY and SUSAN RUTTAN, this film sets archival photographs, stock footage and live action to narration, music from the Suffrage Movement, and a new verse, to KAY WEAVER'S anthem "One Fine Day."
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American Film Festival Blue Ribbon
"Take The Power"
A Film By Kay Weaver and Martha Wheelock
7 Minutes / $29 Institution or $10 Home Use / Order DVD Securely

"...A treasured part of my own personal archive ... and it should be so for all women everywhere "
- Gloria Steinem Ms. Magazine

A celebration of Contemporary Women, and the sequel to ONE FINE DAY. TAKE THE POWER honors the women of today and offers positive role models for girls and women. From rural women to city women, from Native American women to international women, TAKE THE POWER fills the screen with 160 scenes of the famous and the unknown. Set to Kay Weaver's moving anthem, this film moves us from the historical, to the present, and into the future. [ Order DVD Securely ]

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"Judith Meuli"
A Film By Martha Wheelock
12 Minutes / $10 Home Use Only / Order DVD Securely

This 12 minute excerpt from a longer interview tells of what forces and experiences influenced Judith Meuli to become an ardent feminist artist and chronicler. Judith was a founding member of Los Angeles, N.O.W. and the Feminist Majority. She was the creator of "The Brassy", the first women's equality jewelry, and co-author of the Feminist Chronicles.

This portrait gives insight into any person who was affected by forces to consider the philosophy and politics of feminism as a life style. Judith shares honestly about her journey from a girl in Minnesota to a leader in the "movement" in Los Angeles. [ Order DVD Securely ]

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