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  • Academic video online
    Cross-search these streaming video databases: American History in Video, Dance in Video, Ethnographic Video, Filmakers Library, March of Time and Theatre in Video.
  • American history in video
    Analyze historical events, and the presentation of historical events over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.
  • Asia Pacific
    An online film library that includes culturally and historically significant films from Asia and the Pacific, curated by members of the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC).
  • Black Studies in Video
    This collection includes cutting-edge racial justice and diversity films that inspire, educate and engage audiences. It features access to the SNCC Legacy Video Collection, a series of formal addresses, panel discussions and programs that took place at a conference and reunion unfolding over four days at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.
  • BBC Shakespeare collection
    Between 1978 and 1985, the BBC televised Shakespeare's entire canon of 37 plays. View these acclaimed productions as each boasts some of the richest talent in 20th century British theatre and television.
  • Dance in video
    Watch dance productions and documentaries by influential performers and companies; includes ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, improvisational, forerunners of modern forms and pioneers of modern concert dance.
  • Docuseek2
    Includes selected documentary and social issues titles from distributors such as Icarus Films (including Fanlight and dGenerate), Bullfrog Films, Collective Eye Films and Kartemquin Films.
  • Ethnographic video online
    A comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior, features many films from Documentary Educational Resources.
  • Filmakers Library online
    View documentaries on race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.
  • Films on demand academic collection
    A comprehensive collection of high-quality educational videos licensed from a long established educational media distributor. More than 7500 videos cover a wide range of topics organized into multiple broad subjects.
  • March of Time
    From 1935-1967, American theatergoers and television watchers were witness to Time Inc.'s unique and controversial film series, The March of Time.
  • MEF Digital
    Excellent titles from Media Education Foundation that inspire critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.
  • Naxos video library
    Watch over 300 operas, ballets, documentaries, live concerts, and musical tours of historic places. It includes the Naxos DVD label, Opus Arte, Arthaus, Dacapo, EuroArts, among others.
  • NC Live video collection
    View these high quality documentary and educational video programs produced for the Public Broadcasting Corporation hosen by North Carolina librarians.
  • OntheBoards.TV
    View full-length performances by some of today's most provocative artists working in dance, theater, music and other non-traditional forms.
  • Theater in video
    Watch performances of the world's leading plays, together with film documentaries; there are currently 279 titles available. You might also be interested in listening to Audio drama: the L.A. Theatre Works collection.
  • Visual History Archive: Shoah Foundation
    The archive contains nearly 52,000 Video testimonies of Jewish survivors, homosexual survivors, Jehovah’s Witness survivors, liberators and liberation witnesses, political prisoners, rescuers and aid providers, Roma and Sinti survivors (Gypsy), survivors of Eugenics policies, and war crimes trials participants. Users may identify both whole testimonies of relevance, as well as specific segments within testimonies that relate to their area of interest.

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