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Subject Guide to French, German & Italian Cinemas: Documentaries


The MDC has a wide range of documentaries focused on France, Germany, and Italy. Click for a list of some of our favorites or search the catalog using Film Finder.

The Invisible Frame

                              A woman on her bicycle in Berlin

The Invisible Frame

Streaming Collections

‚ÄčKanopy - 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

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

Media Librarian

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Winifred Metz
Media & Design Center,
Undergraduate Library
(919) 962-4099