April 2013
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Upgrade Your VHS Tapes to DVDs at 50% Off the List Price

Ready to change those VHS tapes over to DVDs? WMM is offering you the chance to upgrade any VHS films purchased from WMM to DVDs at only 50% off the list price of the film. 
Unsure what titles you have on VHS? Let WMM do the work for you! We'll send you a list of purchased titles plus the total cost to upgrade to DVD. 
You can take advantage of this offer by emailing orders@wmm.com or calling 212.925.0606, x360 and referencing promo code VHSDVDE13. 
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Love WMM films? Now you can bring great feminist films to your campus with our new initiative! We'll program a great line up of films for you, send you the DVDs (which you can keep for your library's collection) and arrange for a Skype or in-person Q&A with filmmakers and/or WMM staff. 

For more information, contact Kristen Fitzpatrick, Public Exhibitions Manager or call 212.925.0606, x312.
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"Heart-wrenching...precise, daunting and also allusive, this story recalls those bad old days when ignorance, silence and repression were the preferred social strategies."

Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters



From 1945-73, 1.5 million unmarried young American women, facing enormous social pressures, surrendered babies to adoption. Lacking sex education and easy access to birth control, they were forced into hiding while pregnant and then into "abandoning" their infants. In her latest film, Ann Fessler, Professor of Photography at Rhode Island School of Design, reprises the subject of her award-winning THE GIRLS WHO WENT AWAY (National Book Critics Circle; Ballard Book Prize) whicMs. readers named an all-time best feminist book. 


Drawing on interviews with 100 women, Fessler lets them have their say and brings hidden history to light. We hear only their voices, which detail wrenching experiences against images from vintage newsreel and educational films reinforcing the stereotypes of women's roles following WWII. This gripping documentary will help today's students grasp what life was like before the sexual and feminist revolutions had fully dawned. 

A film by Ann Fessler

US, 2012, 48 minutes, Color
Institutional Price: $295.00
K-12, Public Libraries, Community Groups: $89.00

View the trailer here
Purchase the film here
Special Offer on selected films! 
Get any of these titles at 50% off when you purchase 
at list price!

Order any title below at 50% off the list price.* This offer applies to institutions only; public libraries, K-12 and community groups still receive any title for only $89.

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"No one who sees this remarkable film will be able to turn away and ignore their experience." Michael Moore, Filmmaker & Activist

"***....An intriguing exploration of a perennial topic, this is recommended." Video Librarian

"Necessary viewing for an understanding of this period and a rousing example of ordinary people making history." Marlene Gerber Fried,
Hampshire College

"Proves that feminism is still available to anyone willing to look past the media's dismissals." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture & Society

You can place your order directly through WMM's Online Shopping Cart. During checkout, enter promo code AGLHE13 and your discount will be applied. For questions, email orders@wmm.com, or call 212.925.0606 x360. Offer ends April 30, 2013.
**Cannot be used with 2013 films in collection. Other exceptions may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Excludes home video and public libraries, K-12 and community groups.