WOMEN’S AUDIOVISUALS IN ENGLISH (WAVE) is a database we maintain that lists documentary, experimental, and feature film and video productions by and about women as well as covering gender and LGBTQ+ topics.

The information has been drawn entirely from distributors’ and producers’ catalogs and websites, reviews in periodicals, filmographies, reference works, and library catalogs; in most cases we have not examined the materials themselves.  WAVE is NOT a record of the holdings of the University of Wisconsin libraries, nor are we a distributor for any material listed.

The WAVE database was preceded by the print publication WAVE: Women’s Audio-Visuals in English: A Guide to Nonprint Resources in Women’s Studies (1993), which listed films, videos, slide shows, and audiocassettes produced from 1985 to 1990.

All listings in the 1993 publication have also been incorporated into Women’s Studies International, which is available on campuses subscribing to this database (the link here will only work for UW-Madison).