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Appearances in Documentaries

Pornland: How the Porn Industry has Hijacked Our Sexuality

Media Education Foundation production. Pornography has moved from the margins of society into the very mainstream of American culture. From Internet pornography to MTV, pop culture industries bombard us with sexualized images of idealized women and men that jump off the screen and into our lives, shaping our gender identities, our body image, and especially our intimate relationships. In this multimedia presentation based on her acclaimed book, leading anti-porn feminist and scholar Gail Dines argues that the dominant images and stories disseminated by the multibillion-dollar pornography industry produce and reproduce a gender system that undermines equality and encourages violence against women. In direct opposition to claims that porn has delivered a more liberated, edgy sexuality, Dines reveals a mass-produced vision of sex that is profoundly sexist and destructive – a vision that limits our ability to create authentic, equal relationships free of violence and degradation. An ideal introduction to the core arguments of the feminist anti-pornography movement.

(Description taken from Media Education Foundation Website)

Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality & Relationships

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Produced by Chyng Sun and directed and co-produced by Miguel Picker. Distributedby Media Education Foundation. Once relegated to the margins of society, pornography has emerged as one of the most visible and profitable sectors of the cultural industries, assuming an unprecedented role in the mainstream of our popular culture at the same time that its content has become more extreme and harsh, more overtly sexist and racist. This eye-opening and disturbing film tackles the complexity behind this seeming paradox, placing the voices of critics, producers, and performers alongside the observations of men and women as they candidly discuss the role pornography has played in shaping their sexual imaginations and relationships. Honest and non-judgmental, The Price of Pleasure moves beyond the liberal versus conservative debates so common in the culture to paint a myth-busting and nuanced portrait of how pleasure and pain, commerce and power, liberty and responsibility have become intertwined in the most intimate area of our lives.

(Description taken from Media Education Foundation Website)

Mickey Mouse Monopoly: Disney, Childhood & Corporate Power

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Produced and Directed by Chyng Sun & Miguel Picker. Distributed by Media Education Foundation The Disney Company’s massive success in the 20th century is based on creating an image of innocence, magic and fun. Its animated films in particular are almost universally lauded as wholesome family entertainment, enjoying massive popularity among children and endorsement from parents and teachers.

Mickey Mouse Monopoly takes a close and critical look at the world these films create and the stories they tell about race, gender and class and reaches disturbing conclusions about the values propagated under the guise of innocence and fun. This daring new video insightfully analyzes Disney’s cultural pedagogy, examines its corporate power, and explores its vast influence on our global culture. Including interviews with cultural critics, media scholars, child psychologists, kindergarten teachers, multicultural educators, college students and children, Mickey Mouse Monopoly will provoke audiences to confront comfortable assumptions about an American institution that is virtually synonymous with childhood pleasure.

(Description taken from Media Education Foundation Website)

The Strength to Resist: The Media’s Impact on Women & Girls.

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Produced and Directed by Cambridge Documentary Films. Over 20 years ago, Cambridge Documentary Films produced and directed the well known films “Killing Us Softly” and “Still Killing Us Softly.” In reponse to viewers who expressed the need for a fresh, new approach to the topic, particularly one that addresses strategies of resistance. and the personal stories of girls and women working at the grass roots level, and those working with issues of race, we produced this new 33 minute documentary. It documents the fight against the toxic and degrading messages to girls and women that dominate the media.

(Description taken from Cambridge Documentary Films)

YOUTUBE VIDEOS FEATURING GAIL DINES (SELECTED)

Growing up Female and Male in Pornland. Nova Scotia Women’s Summit

How Porn Creates the John: Porn, Trafficking and the Social Construction of Masculinity. Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Neo-Liberalism and the Defanging of Feminism. London Feminist Conference

Interview with Lateline, Australia

Can Porn be Good For You: Debate with Ron Jeremy on Joy Behar Show

Porn on the Brain, Channel 4 Documentary, UK

Slutwalks and Modern Feminism: The Agenda with Steven Paikin, Canada

Gail Dines interviewed, Icelandic Television

Gail Dines Interview at Wheeler Center, Melbourne, Australia

Appearances in Documentaries

Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality & Relationships

Produced by Chyng Sun and directed and co-produced by Miguel Picker. Distributed by Media Education Foundation.


Once relegated to the margins of society, pornography has emerged as one of the most visible and profitable sectors of the cultural industries, assuming an unprecedented role in the mainstream of our popular culture at the same time that its content has become more extreme and harsh, more overtly sexist and racist. This eye-opening and disturbing film tackles the complexity behind this seeming paradox, placing the voices of critics, producers, and performers alongside the observations of men and women as they candidly discuss the role pornography has played in shaping their sexual imaginations and relationships. Honest and non-judgmental, The Price of Pleasure moves beyond the liberal versus conservative debates so common in the culture to paint a myth-busting and nuanced portrait of how pleasure and pain, commerce and power, liberty and responsibility have become intertwined in the most intimate area of our lives.

(Description taken from Media Education Foundation Website)

Mickey Mouse Monopoly: Disney, Childhood & Corporate Power

Produced and Directed by Chyng Sun & Miguel Picker. Distributed by Media Education Foundation


The Disney Company’s massive success in the 20th century is based on creating an image of innocence, magic and fun. Its animated films in particular are almost universally lauded as wholesome family entertainment, enjoying massive popularity among children and endorsement from parents and teachers.

Mickey Mouse Monopoly takes a close and critical look at the world these films create and the stories they tell about race, gender and class and reaches disturbing conclusions about the values propagated under the guise of innocence and fun. This daring new video insightfully analyzes Disney’s cultural pedagogy, examines its corporate power, and explores its vast influence on our global culture. Including interviews with cultural critics, media scholars, child psychologists, kindergarten teachers, multicultural educators, college students and children, Mickey Mouse Monopoly will provoke audiences to confront comfortable assumptions about an American institution that is virtually synonymous with childhood pleasure.

(Description taken from Media Education Foundation Website)

The Strength to Resist: The Media’s Impact on Women & Girls.

Produced and Directed by Cambridge Documentary Films



Over 20 years ago, Cambridge Documentary Films produced and directed the well known films “Killing Us Softly” and “Still Killing Us Softly.” In reponse to viewers who expressed the need for a fresh, new approach to the topic, particularly one that addresses strategies of resistance. and the personal stories of girls and women working at the grass roots level, and those working with issues of race, we produced this new 33 minute documentary. It documents the fight against the toxic and degrading messages to girls and women that dominate the media.

(Description taken from Cambridge Documentary Films)