The Resource Margaret Sanger, [presented by] Films for the Humanities & Sciences [and] directed by Bruce Alfred, (videorecording)

Margaret Sanger, [presented by] Films for the Humanities & Sciences [and] directed by Bruce Alfred, (videorecording)

Label
Margaret Sanger
Title
Margaret Sanger
Statement of responsibility
[presented by] Films for the Humanities & Sciences [and] directed by Bruce Alfred
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Birth control advocate, self-styled libertarian, and ardent proponent of women's rights--Margaret Sanger was all of these, as this balanced, probing documentary attests. Using rare archival footage, diary excepts, and commentary from historians, critics, and relatives, the program traces Sanger's extraordinary life and exhaustive work in the promotion and legalization of contraception. The documentary examines Sanger's legal battles, her work to distribute scientific birth control information, and her best-known achievement: the establishment of Plannned Parenthood. Grandson Alexander Sanger--himself a birth control activist--offers insight into her Bohemian life as well as the fierce opposition she faced from conservative religious and social groups. Margaret Sanger is seen in both triumph and failure. At the start of her career, she opened the first birth control clinic in the United States. She finished her work a half-century later after launching the research that led to the birth control pill. But her darker side--her use of the racist and elitist arguements of eugenics--haunts her memory to this day."
Cataloging source
TJC
Characteristic
videorecording
PerformerNote
Narrator, Blair Brown
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Alfred, Bruce
  • Brown, Blair
  • Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Runtime
87
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sanger, Margaret
  • Birth control
  • Women's rights
Technique
unknown
Label
Margaret Sanger, [presented by] Films for the Humanities & Sciences [and] directed by Bruce Alfred, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Cobblestone Films Production"--Container
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm40064769
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (87 min.)
Medium for sound
optical sound track on motion picture film
Other physical details
sd., col., with b&w sequences
Publisher number
FFH 7917
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
(Sirsi) 214180
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
Margaret Sanger, [presented by] Films for the Humanities & Sciences [and] directed by Bruce Alfred, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
"A Cobblestone Films Production"--Container
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm40064769
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (87 min.)
Medium for sound
optical sound track on motion picture film
Other physical details
sd., col., with b&w sequences
Publisher number
FFH 7917
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
(Sirsi) 214180
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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