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
 
Education
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
Contact:
Media Resources Center,
Undergraduate Library
(919) 962-4099

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  • Last Updated: May 23, 2017 2:32 PM
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