Cambridge Documentary Films

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Cambridge Documentary Films is a non profit organization established in Massachusetts in 1974. The purpose of the organization is to create new perspectives on important social issues and give voice to groups and individuals whose perspectives are ignored by mainstream media.[1][2] Cambridge Documentary Films produces and distributes award winning documentaries to thousands of universities, community organizations, schools, libraries and public interest organizations throughout the United States and the world. These films have won numerous awards, including an Academy Award[3] and have been screened at the UN General Assembly, The White House, the Office of the Vice President, the US Congress and numerous state houses.[4] The subjects include: advertising's image of women, domestic violence,[5] trauma, rape, eating disorders, self-esteem, media literacy, homophobia, the labor movement, gender roles, career counseling, nuclear war, reproductive health hazards, the women's health movement, gay and lesbian parenting and other social issues.[6][7][8]

Cambridge Documentary Film titles[edit]


  1. ^ "A Voice for Social Change". New England Film. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Films that Challenge". Cambridge Documentary Films. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nominees and Winners for the 66th Academy Awards". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Defending Our Lives Screenings". Cambridge Documentary Films. Retrieved 9 Sep 2014. 
  5. ^ "Preventing Domestic and Sexual Violence" (PDF). Michigan Resource Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Films that Challenge". New England Film. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Human Rights Film Directory Resources". University of Washington. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Women Who Dared". Jewish Women's Archive. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 

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