Infobase Learning has announced the addition of California Newsreel films, some exclusively, to its award-winning Films On Demand family of streaming video subscription products—Films On Demand (for academic institutions), Classroom Video On Demand (for high schools), and Access Video On Demand (for public libraries).
The oldest, non-profit, social issue documentary film center in the United States, California Newsreel has inspired, educated, and engaged audiences with its cutting-edge, social justice films for nearly 45 years. It is the leading resource center for the advancement of social change, racial justice and diversity, the study of African-American life and history, and African culture and politics. The California Newsreel films added to the Films On Demand products cover a range of topics from African-American writers, racial conflict and civil rights, and African cinema to health care, blues music, stereotypes, history, and many others. Highlights of these newly added educational titles include Health for Sale, Maquilapolis, Race: The Power of an Illusion, The Big Sellout, Black Gold, and Black Panther and San Francisco State: On Strike, to name just a few. Specific titles added may vary by product.
Films On Demand‘s acclaimed digital delivery system allows educators, students, librarians, and patrons to conveniently view the California Newsreel films as full-length videos or instantly access predefined segments that make it easy to find specific curriculum topics quickly. Users watching California Newsreel titles on the Films On Demand streaming video platform can also take advantage of the extensive range of features, such as the ability to save and organize favorite videos; simple integration into educational CMS; tools to create custom playlists; powerful browse and search options, including new Search Assist technology; Google Translate and interactive transcripts; and, for subscribers, easy access through the Special Collections tab.