Film & Streaming Media : Watch Online

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Feature Films and Documentaries to Stream

Kanopy - thousands of classic feature films, educational shorts and documentaries
Docuseek - a collection of documentaries and educational films geared toward a wide range of disciplines
MEF Digital - a collection of films that inspire critical reflection on the impact of American mass media.
Filmmakers Library Online - a small collection of documentaries dealing with a wide range of social, historical issues & cultures
Ethnographic Video Online - an important collection of ethnographic educational and documentary films
BBC Shakespeare Plays - classic productions of all of Shakespeare's plays

NEWFilm Platform - a collection of cutting-edge documentaries from around the world, covering a wide range of topics

Additional Streaming Media

Arts & Design
Art Babble - Art related video content from cultural institutions around the world
Opera in Video - The collection presents an overview of the most commonly studied operas in music history
PBS - Great Performances - Classical performance documentaries
Shakespeare Performance in Asia - Videos, photos and text from performances in Asia
Silent Animation - From the UCLA Film and Television archive
UbuWeb - Media dedicated to avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts with over 2,500 full length films
Culture, Ethnography, & Folklife
American Indian Film Gallery - Over 450 films by and about America's First Nation people
Civil Rights Digital Library - Streaming media related to the Civil Rights Movement
Folkstreams  - Full length documentaries about America's Roots Cultures
Library of Congress American Memory Project - Records of the American experience
PBS - POV - Acclaimed series, a variety of full-length and short films
Southern Foodways Alliance Documentary Films - Streaming documentary projects
WNET Thirteen - SOUL! - Episodes from the 1970s all black variety show
World Digital Library - Provides access to digitized items from around the world
Annenberg Media - Educational programming covering a wide range of disciplines
Education in Video - The collection covers a broad range of education topics
PBS - LearningMedia - Public media content produced specifically for PreK - 16 teachers
TED: Technology, Entertainment, Design - Collection of short presentations and speeches on a variety of topics
Film Archives
Internet Archives - Over 100,000 free videos and films online
Sloan Science and Film Award winning short films by students from leading film schools
Thanhouser Films Online - Over 50 streaming films from the Thanhouser Company Film Preservation
Health Sciences
Counseling and Therapy in Video - Videos for the study of counseling and social work
Health and Society in Video - Exploring medical progress in health and wellness issues
Nursing Education in Video - Educational and training videos for nurses
Rehabilitation Therapy in Video - Videos focused on the physical therapy of patients

Television & Documentary News
AdViews - Thousands of historic commercials created from the 1950s - 1980s
BBC Online - BBC archive home to themed collections of radio and television programs
Frontline - Video of select Frontline programming
Media That Matters - Short films that showcase topics of interest from around the world
PBS - NOVA - Acclaimed series of selected films and programs available online
WGBH Open Vault Selected video excerpts and transcripts from public television's WGBH

Media Librarian

Winifred Fordham Metz
Media Resources Center,
Undergraduate Library
(919) 962-4099

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