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Five Feminist Minutes -- Film Description:
"Compilation of 16 films on feminist issues made by independent Canadian women filmmakers. Titles:
No Choice [Christene Browne]: Abortion and how it relates to women living in poverty (6 min.);
Exposure [Michelle Mohabeer]: A dialogue between a Japanese Canadian and an African Caribbean is intercut with images and writings of women on the issues of racism, homophobia, colonization and imperialism (8 min.);
A Letter from Violet [Elaine Pain]: Dedicated to the memory of Violet McNaughton, a Saskatchewan woman who was instrumental in women getting the vote in the province in 1916 (5 min. 12 sec.);
New Shoes: An Interview in Exactly Five Minutes [Ann Marie Fleming]: The nature of documentary and the relationship between traditional romance and violence against women (5 min.);
Escapades of the One Particular Mr. Noodle [Sook-Yin Lee]: A first generation Chinese-Canadian's attempt to fit into the white, middle class suburb of Lynn Valley, British Columbia (10 min. 52 sec);
Come Into My Parlour [Mary Lewis]: The story of the filmmaker's first driving lesson (5 min. 11 sec.);
Shaggie - Letters from Prison [Janis Cole]: Through the use of personal letters, the filmmaker constructs a memory of her friend who was incarcerated at the age of thirteen and ended her life at the Prison for Women twenty years later (12 min.);
Prowling by Night [Gwendolyn]: In their own words using cut out animation, sex workers tell their stories (11 min.);
Too Tough [Marie Annharte Baker]: Produced and directed by Anishnabe poet Marie Annharte Baker, her poetry about urban Indigenous women's experience is read by Okanagan Syilx writer and activist Jeannette Armstrong (5 min.);
We're Talking Vulva [Shawna Dempsey & Tracey Traeger]: A performance piece about female genitalia done in a rap music video style (5 min. 20 sec.);
Family Secrets [Lorna Boschman & Kim Blain]: Childhood memories of a girl and her grandfather fishing on a lake become frightening when she recalls that she was sexually abused (6 min.);
Minqon Minqon: Wosqotomn Elsonwagon (Shirley Bear: Reclaiming the Balance of Power) [Catherine Anne Martin]: Shirley Bear is a Malecite painter living in New Brunswick who reinterprets the ancient Malecite way of life (6 min. 45 sec.);
Let's Rap [Alison Burns]: Women of a variety of ages and ethnic groups who have adopted rap music to express their view of the world (5 min. 30 sec.);
The Untilled Story [Cathy Quinn & Frances Leeming]: An analogy of women as flowers who need nurturing by positive female role models (5 min.);
Rhea [Angele Gagnon & Jennifer Kawaja]: As faces speak names, all names come to denote a commonality (6 min. 50 sec.); and
Petit drame dans la vie d'une femme [Andrée Pelletier]: Rebecca locks herself in the bathroom when she gets her first period. A French language film (6 min. 26 sec.)."
-- National Film Board of Canada

National Film Board of Canada. "NFB -- Five Feminist Minutes." National Film Board of Canada.