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At the Breaking Point
Short video excerpts that reflect on several crucial aspects of family caregiving-from the effects of Alzheimer's on the spousal relationship to the right to die with dignity.

The Clitoris
A close look at that part of the female anatomy that exists purely for pleasure, and how this highly sensitive organ has long been ignored or misunderstood in the medical literature.

First Do No Harm
'Intersex' describes conditions in which a person is born with mixed or ambiguous sexual anatomy. This video argues for a new understanding of this condition and for a new, patient-centered standard of care.

Freedom of Sexual Expression
Looks at sexuality and intimacy as basic human rights for those living with a decreased cognizance in a nursing home.

Gay and Gray in New York City
This engaging video features interviews with several "gay and gray" men and women, as well as profiling two organizations which work to provide services and support to elders in the gay community.

Gorgeous
Animated film by Kaz Cooke, whose character Hermoine, the Modern Girl, tackles plastic surgery, beauty therapy, and bulimia in a feral fit of inadequacy.

Judith Butler
An up-close and personal encounter with this influential theorist and author of the best-seller Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity.

Love Limits
Two people with intellectual disabilities and cerebral palsy are united in their commitment to each other and to living their lives with dignity and grace.

Love Makes a Family
This video profiles several gay parents, in a variety of family situations, and also includes interviews with a psychologist and therapist who work with gay families.

Made Over in America
In a culture where bodies seem customizable, how do we perceive body image, and how are desires for a better self influenced by reality television and the makeover industry?

Matt Kailey: A Conversation
This portrait of Matt Kailey, a female-to-male transsexual, illuminates issues surrounding sexuality, gender, and identity in an open, accessible way appropriate for all audiences.

Men Talk Sex
Revealing, amusing, frequently exasperating, 20 men from a variety of races, ages, and backgrounds speak out on sex and sexuality. Contains graphic language.

New Relations
The filmmaker explores the costs and rewards of becoming a full-time father; with his own father, he reflects on changes in fathering styles between the two generations.

Nuestra Salud: Lesbianas Latinas Rompiendo Barreras
A six-part Spanish-language series promoting preventive care and wellness for Latina lesbians. Individual programs deal with mental health, addiction, preventive care, breast self-examination, safer sex and STD's, and domestic violence. English subtitles.

One in 2000
Each year an estimated one in two thousand babies are born with anatomy that doesn't clearly mark them as either male or female. This provocative documentary demystifies the issue through intimate and sympathetic profiles of people born with intersex conditions who are living "ordinary" and productive lives.

Other Families
The stories and honest reactions of seven adults, ages 18 to 40, who were raised by lesbian mothers.

Seventeen Short Films About Breasts
This provocative and often lovely suite of short films explores a range of feelings and concerns women have about their breasts. Together or individually, they offer a wonderful variety of ways to stimulate individual reflection and group discussion.

A Thousand Tomorrows
The spouses of people with Alzheimer's disease talk candidly about the impact of the illness on intimacy and sexuality.

Untold Desires
From Oscar-winning producer Eva Orner (Taxi to the Dark Side), this powerful, unusual documentary gives voice to people with disabilities who are struggling to be recognized as sexual beings, free to explore their sexuality and to lead sexually fulfilling lives.

Western Eyes
The search for beauty and self-acceptance of two women of Asian descent contemplating plastic surgery — they believe their appearance, specifically their eyes, affect how they are perceived by others.

When Women Go Through Menopause, Where do Men Go?
A humorous, engaging, but informative documentary on men's reactions to reaching midlife.