The Camera Doesn't Lie: Social Change via Documentary Filmmaking
Selected Works by Rory Kennedy
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007)
Street Fight (2006; producer)
Indian Point: Imagining the Unimaginable (2004)
Pandemic: Facing AIDS (2003)
The Execution of Wanda Jean (2002; producer)
The Changing Face of Beauty (2000)
American Hollow (1999)
Epidemic Africa (1999)
America Undercover: A Boy’s Life (1999)
Aitken, Ian (ed.). Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film (New York: Routledge, 2006).
Beattie, Keith. Documentary Screens: Non-Fiction Film and Television (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).
Bernard, Sheila Curran. Documentary Storytelling for Film and Videomakers (Burlington, MA: Focal Press, 2004).
Rhodes, Gary and Springer, John Parris. Docufictions: Essays on the Intersection of Documentary and Fictional Filmmaking (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2006).
Klotman, Phyllis and Cutler, Janet, eds. Struggles for Representation: African American Documentary Film and Video (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999).
McEnteer, James. Shooting the Truth: The Rise of American Political Documentaries (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2006).
Stubbs, Liz. Documentary Filmmakers Speak (New York: Allworth Press, 2002).
"With Determined Spirits": Activism & Contemporary Women's Rights in Iran
Selected Books by Mehrangiz Kar
Women’s Participation in Politics: Obstacles and Possibilities (Tehran: Roshangaran, 2001). The Burned Palms (Tehran: Roshangaran, 2001).
Legal Obstacles Against Political Development in Iran (Tehran: Qatreh, 2001).
Violence Against Women in Iran (Tehran: Roshangaran, 2000).
Legal Structure of the Family System in Iran (Tehran: Roshangaran, 1999).
Elimination of Gender Discrimination: A Comparison of the Convention On Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and Iran’s Contemporary Laws (Tehran: Qatreh, 1999).
Women’s Political Rights in Iran (Tehran: Roshangaran, 1997).
Children of Addiction (Tehran: Roshangaran, 1996).
Women in the Labor Market of Iran (Tehran: Roshangaran, 1994).
The Quest for Identity: Iranian Women in History and Pre-History (Tehran: Roshangaran, 1992; co-authored with Shahla Lahiji.
The Angel of Justice and Patches of Hell (Tehran: Roshangaran, 1991).
Selected Articles by Mehrangiz Kar
"Shari’a Law in Iran" (English) in Radical Islam’s Rules: The Worldwide Spread of Extreme Shari’a Law edited by Paul Marshall, Freedom House’s Center for Religious Freedom, 2005.
"Women and Civil Society in Iran" (English) in On Shifting Ground: Muslim Women in the Global Era, edited by Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone (New York: The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2005).
"Women’s Strategies in Iran from the 1979 Revolution to 1999" (English) in Globalization, Gender and Religion: The Politics of Women’s Rights in Catholic and Muslim Contexts edited by Jane Bayes and Nayereh Tohidi (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2001).
"The Invasion of the Private Sphere in Iran" (English) in International Quarterly of the Social Sciences, Fall 2003.
"The Women of Iran Look to the Future" in Mehregan 8 (4), Winter 2000.
Selected articles about Mehrangiz Kar
Gewertz, Ken. "Mehrangiz Kar speaks truth to power," Harvard Gazette, 7 April 2005.
Jones, Vanessa. "I would like to die in my country," The Boston Globe, 21 March 2006, C1.
Nagorski, Andrew. "Voices in the Darkness; Essays by Iranian intellectuals reveal the complexity of life caught between the mullahs and modernity." Newsweek, 24 April 2006.
Related Books, Essays, and Articles
Derayeh, Minoo. Gender Equality in Iranian History: From Pre-Islamic Times to the Present (Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2006).
Ebadi, Shirin. Iran Awakening: From Prison to Peace Prize: One Woman’s Struggle at the Crossroads of History (Toronto: A. A. Knopf Canada, 2006).
Hakakian, Roya. Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran (New York: Crown Publishers, 2004).
Johanyak, Debra. Behind the Veil: An American Woman’s Memoir of the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis (Akron, Ohio: University of Akron Press, 2007).
Moghadam, Valentine M. "Islamic Feminism and Its Discontents: Toward A Resolution of the Debate," Signs 27 (4) Summer 2002, 1135 – 1171.
Mojab, Shahrzad. "Theorizing the Politics of ‘Islamic Feminism," Feminist Review: The Realm of the Possible: Middle Eastern Women in Political and Social Spaces, Winter 2001, 124 – 146.
Naghibi, Nima. Rethinking Global Sisterhood: Western Feminism and Iran (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007).
Osanloo, Arzoo. "Islamico-Civil ‘Rights Talk’: Women, Subjectivity, and Law in Iranian Family Court," American Ethnologist 33 (2) May 2006, 191 – 209.
Povey, Elaheh Rostami. "Feminist Contestations of Institutional Domains in Iran," Feminist Review: The Realm of the Possible: Middle Eastern Women in Political and Social Spaces, Winter 2001, 44 – 72.
Sedghi, Hamideh. Women and Politics in Iran: Veiling, Unveiling, and Reveiling (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007).
Yeganeh, Nahid. "Women, Nationalism and Islam in Contemporary Political Discourse in Iran," Feminist Review: Nationalisms and National Identities, Summer 1993, 3 – 18.
Zaganeh, Lila Azam (ed.). My sister, Guard Your Veil; My Brother, Guard Your Eyes (Boston: Beacon Press, 2006).