Films On Demand: Music & Dance Collection

Music & Dance Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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With equal emphasis on recordings of live performances and documentaries, this collection spans both time and space to cover a wide variety of music and dance from around the world and throughout history. Opera, jazz, and classical. Ballet, modern, and step dancing. It’s all here.

This collection is available as a single-subject collection or as part of the Films On Demand Master Academic Video Package.

  • The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance – with beautiful sights and sounds, this series provides a rare glimpse into Chinese culture through the introduction of seven representative dance forms.
  • Botso: The Teacher from Tbilisi – chronicles the remarkable life of Wachtang “Botso” Korisheli, from digging frontline trenches for the Russian Army, surrendering to the Nazis, and escaping to America to becoming a music teacher, setting up his own conservatory, his impact on his former students, and returning to the country of his birth.
  • BBoys: A History of Breakdance – from its beginnings on the streets of New York 40 years ago, breakdancing has become the style of street dance for young people around the world. The epic nine-part series documents the rise of breaking as told by its biggest stars.
  • Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns – the definitive 10-part documentary that both studies and celebrates America’s greatest original art form.
  • Howard Goodall’s Big Bangs: Turning Points in Music History – from the centuries-old invention of the thin red line in musical notation to the modern world of recorded sound, this captivating five-hour series examines landmark moments in music history.
  • Harmonics: The Innovators of Classical Music – a 10-part series of portraits of composers who changed the way music is made, including Arthur Rubinstein, Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Luciano Pavarotti, Karl Richter, Mischa Maisky, Klaus Tennstedt, José Van Dam, Dame Janet Baker, and Glenn Gould.
  • Tap Dance History: From Vaudeville to Film – presents a collection of rarely seen original film footage with every selection carefully researched by Andrew J. Nemr of the Tap Legacy™ Foundation and selected to educate and enlighten dance professionals and aficionados alike.
  • La Paloma: The History and Mystery of the World’s Most Popular Song – a mix of music history and ethnomusicology, this documentary tries to explain the enchanting power of the most frequently played song in the world.
  • Too Close to Heaven: The History of Gospel Music – a two-hour documentary that traces the 200-year history of the American art form of gospel music through narration, interviews, and thrilling performance footage.
  • Documentaries (many EXCLUSIVE) on dance styles and cultures from around the world, including Of Beauty and Deities: Music and Dance of India; A Zest for Life: Afro-Peruvian Rhythms, a Source of Latin Jazz; Japanese Dance: Succession of a Kyomai Master; Many Steps; The World of American Indian Dance; and more.
  • Genres in Music: From Handel to Hip-Hop – a wide-ranging introductory overview of what music is, has been, and can be.
  • The Art of Conducting: The Greatest Conductors of the 20th Century – a four-part series documenting the greatest conductors of the 20th century: Wilhelm Furtwängler, Leopold Stokowski, Richard Strauss, Bruno Walter, Arturo Toscanini, Herbert von Karajan, Otto Klemperer, Leonard Bernstein, and more.
  • Discovery Orchestra Chats – more than 25 short videos that help listeners connect with classical music. Featuring Maestro George Marriner Maull.
  • Keeper of the Beat: A Woman’s Journey into the Heart of Drumming – an award-winning documentary on the life and music of Barbara Borden, an acclaimed and pioneering drummer, composer, and teacher. It tells her inspiring life story in eloquent words and toe-tapping music.

All titles are segmented into short, pedagogical clips, ideal for intermittent use during classroom lectures. For classwork viewing, students can choose to watch an entire film without interruption. Titles within the collection are sorted across distinct, browsable subject categories, enabling refined searches for available titles in specific topic areas.

  • Unlimited access from your computer/laptop, tablet, or phone—on campus or off
  • Create and share playlists—use premade clips, full videos, or custom segments to engage students
  • Add a personalized video introduction to any playlist you create
  • Upload the proprietary digital video content you already own and use (like lectures, seminars, etc.) to the platform
  • Captions, interactive transcripts, citations, Google Translate, and more
  • New videos added at no additional cost
  • Videos can be easily added to LibGuides, distance education courses, social media platforms, and LMSs such as D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and others
  • Public performance rights and no copyright infringement
  • Keyword tags for all content, linking to related material

Feature Films for Education

Feature Films for Education Collection

K-12 Schools & Districts

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product

Teach with the best Hollywood has to offer and harness the storytelling power of film as a tool for engaging and inspiring students. The Feature Films for Education Collection offers hundreds of full-length feature films for educational instructional purposes. Brought to you in partnership with Criterion Pictures USA, an Anuvu Company, this outstanding collection focuses on both current and hard-to-find titles, including dramas, literary adaptations, blockbusters, classics, science fiction, environmental titles, foreign films, social issues, animation studies, Academy Award® winners, and more.

This collection is available only in the United States. Some Feature Films titles contain mature themes or content; viewer discretion is advised.

For even more streaming videos for the classroom, check out Films On Demand.

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Crucible
  • A Cure for Wellness
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • The Diary of Anne Frank
  • Drumline
  • Fight Club
  • He Named Me Malala
  • Hidden Figures
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Les Miserables
  • Life of Pi
  • The Martian
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The Paper Chase
  • The Revenant
  • The Shape of Water
  • Soul Food
  • Thank You for Smoking
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • A United Kingdom
  • Walk the Line
  • William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
  • …and hundreds more!

  • New titles added twice a year
  • More than 20 popular film genres
  • Attractive movie poster images on the home page and easy-to-use search feature help users quickly find content
  • Mouse-over effect displays brief description and page tools to save, share, and embed links
  • Filter by MPAA rating, genre, and copyright
  • Admin portal access to control and modify suppression rules
  • Free MARC records for every video
  • Same-language subtitles
  • More than 90 Spanish-language titles included
  • Technical and help center support

Films On Demand: Fashion Studies Collection

Fashion Studies Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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A solid complement to university and community college fashion programs, this collection features entertaining and enlightening programs on the history of fashion, cultural impact of styles, and the careers and works of great designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Vera Wang, Giorgio Armani, and more. For fashion students who aspire one day to see their works on both the runway and the red carpet, this collection is their first stop for ideas and inspiration.

This collection is available as a single-subject collection or as part of the Films On Demand Master Career & Technical Education Video Package.

  • The History of Style, Seasons 1–3 – 39 episodes covering a variety of topics in recent fashion history, including men’s fashion, style of the 1990s, footwear, bridal gowns, and controversial moments in runway history.
  • 21st Century Designers, Seasons 1–4 – more than 50 videos showcasing the prolific artistry, signature trademarks, and brilliant minds behind fashion’s most venerated 21st-century designers, including Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, and Stella McCartney.
  • Videofashion Collections, Seasons 1–13 – more than 300 videos offering a front-row seat to the creative genius of New York, London, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks that set the fashion trends for spring/summer and autumn/winter. Videofashion Collections covers each major fashion show, complete with extensive and unparalleled VIP access to and interviews with designers, fashion editors, makeup artists, models, fashion luminaries, and celebrities.
  • Videofashion Monthly (1981–1998) – a fashion magazine on video, covering more than 200 fashion shows a year and reporting from the world’s fashion capitals. Exclusive interviews cover the how-tos of fashion and lifestyle.
  • Designer Marathon, Seasons 1–6 – more than 75 episodes that map out career timelines of influential designers and design houses—including Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, Calvin Klein, and Tommy Hilfiger—as they build their far-reaching fashion empires.
  • A Stitch in Time – a 26-part series that looks at the history of 20th-century fashion in a unique way: through different garments and fashion trends that are explored in a tongue-in-cheek, yet informative, manner. With the help of rare archival images, the series shows how political, technological, cultural, and social changes have each affected the way we dress.

Titles within the collection are sorted across distinct, browsable subject categories, enabling refined searches for available titles in specific topic areas.

  • Unlimited access from your computer/laptop, tablet, or phone—on campus or off
  • Create and share playlists—use premade clips, full videos, or custom segments to engage students
  • Add a personalized video introduction to any playlist you create
  • Upload the proprietary digital video content you already own and use (like lectures, seminars, etc.) to the platform
  • Captions, interactive transcripts, citations, Google Translate, and more
  • New videos added at no additional cost
  • Videos can be easily added to LibGuides, distance education courses, social media platforms, and LMSs such as D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and others
  • Public performance rights and no copyright infringement
  • Keyword tags for all content, linking to related material

Films On Demand: Art & Architecture Collection

Art & Architecture Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product

This vibrant selection of documentaries, interviews, biographies, and how-to videos spans the visual arts—from sculpture, painting, and photography to history, theory, criticism, and appreciation—with enough range to suit the needs of both basic and advanced courses.

This collection is available as a single-subject collection or as part of the Films On Demand Master Academic Package.

  • Photo – the 12-part series from Arte France that traces the adventure of photography as an art form, from its beginnings up through the 21st century, revealing the hidden stories and trade secrets concealed in a series of photographs.
  • Palettes: Great Artists and Their Paintings, along with Palettes II and III – the massive 50-part series from Arte France, featuring Louvre art historian and critic Alain Jaubert’s scrutinizing take on classic works.
  • Making Masterpieces series – both the original A History of Painting Technique and its follow-up, A History of Painting Concepts. Twelve parts total.
  • Heaven on Earth: Monuments to Belief – a six-part series documenting how religions have expressed their spiritual devotion through architecture and art.
  • Inside the Tate Modern: A Century of Modern Art – a five-part series showing, through the works of 35 modern masters, how art evolved in the 20th century.
  • Soup Cans and Superstars: How Pop Art Changed the World – a BBC film that takes a fresh look at one of the most important art movements of the 20th century.
  • Civilizations – a nine-part PBS series that reveals the role art and creative imagination have played in forging humanity and introduces viewers to works of beauty, ingenuity, and illumination across cultures.
  • Citizen Loewy—How a Frenchman Designed the American Dream – program about French designer Raymond Loewy, who was a star when the American way of life was at its flamboyant capitalist peak and who styled his own destiny as a Hollywood thriller with a tragic end.
  • Documenting the Face of America: Roy Stryker and the FSA/OWI Photographers – critically acclaimed documentary on the government photography project that captured the iconic images of the Great Depression.
  • Vertical City: Ten Skyscraper Case Studies and Vertical City 2 – a 22-part series that illuminates the design and building process behind the world’s tallest towers.
  • Realism: The Artistic Form of the Truth and Romanticism: Imagining Freedom – multiple-award winners by Films for the Humanities & Sciences.
  • The Art of Germany, Art of America, Art of Russia, Art of Spain, Art of China, and Art of Scandinavia – six series spanning more than fifteen hours of programming from the BBC.
  • Documentaries on the life and work of prominent artists and architects throughout history, including da Vinci, Noguchi, Kahlo, Bernini, Michelangelo, van Eyck, Warhol, Gehry, Duchamp, Hockney, Matisse, Serra, Lin, Chihuly, Goya, Libeskind, Dürer, Pollock, Kandinsky, and many others.
  • Images: 150 Years of Photography – a six-part series of film essays that looks at various aspects of photography throughout its history.
  • Smart Secrets of Great Paintings – ten 30-minute programs show how a painted image echoes the spirit of its time and relates to a particular historic event.

All titles are segmented into short, pedagogical clips, ideal for intermittent use during classroom lectures. For classwork viewing, students can choose to watch an entire film without interruption. Titles within the collection are sorted across distinct, browsable subject categories, enabling refined searches for available titles in specific topic areas.

  • Unlimited access from your computer/laptop, tablet, or phone—on campus or off
  • Create and share playlists—use premade clips, full videos, or custom segments to engage students
  • Add a personalized video introduction to any playlist you create
  • Upload the proprietary digital video content you already own and use (like lectures, seminars, etc.) to the platform
  • Captions, interactive transcripts, citations, Google Translate, and more
  • New videos added at no additional cost
  • Videos can be easily added to LibGuides, distance education courses, social media platforms, and LMSs such as D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and others
  • Public performance rights and no copyright infringement
  • Keyword tags for all content, linking to related material

World Cinema Collection

World Cinema Collection

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Public Libraries

About This Product

This unique collection includes the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, masterpieces from the mid-20th century, and contemporary films from around the world, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America. The collection shines a light on the history of cinema while also providing a glimpse into the cultures and issues of countries worldwide—making it perfect for populations with diverse cultures and multicultural programs.

The World Cinema Collection is an exciting companion to Access Video On Demand—the ultimate streaming resource for your online community. Ask for a free trial of both today!

Some World Cinema titles contain mature themes or content; viewer discretion is advised.

  • German film – Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and M, Josef Von Sternberg’s The Blue Angel, Walter Ruttmann’s Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis, multiple films by F. W. Murnau and G. W. Pabst (including Pandora’s Box and Diary of a Lost Girl), as well as films by Paul Leni, Robert Siodmak, and Robert Wiene.
  • French film – Georges Méliès’s seminal work A Trip to the Moon, as well as films by Jean Renoir (Rules of the Game and Diary of a Chambermaid), Luis Buñuel’s France-based work (including An Andalusian Dog, Tristana, and Age of Gold), and René Clair (The Million).
  • Japanese film – 16 films by Akira Kurosawa (including Rashomon, Drunken Angel, and Stray Dog), 21 films by Kenji Mizoguchi (including The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums, Sansho the Bailiff, and Ugetsu), 16 films by Yasujirō Ozu (including Tokyo Story; I Was Born, But…; and Late Spring), and films by contemporary directors such as Juzo Itami and Kazuyoshi Okuyama.
  • American film – multiple titles from Buster Keaton (including The General and Steamboat Bill Jr.), D. W. Griffith (including The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance), Charlie Chaplin, and others representing the best of early American cinema, plus films by Douglas Sirk, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra, Ida Lupino, Orson Welles, Busby Berkeley, and more, covering the golden age of Hollywood.
  • Soviet, Eastern European, and Central Asian film – 10 films by Sergei Eisenstein (including Battleship Potemkin, October, Strike, and Ivan the Terrible), and award-winning contemporary films from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Croatia, Albania, Serbia, Macedonia, and Georgia (including When Father Was Away on Business, Fine Dead Girls, and A Wonderful Night in Split).
  • British film – the pre-Hollywood work of major British directors like Alfred Hitchcock (including The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes, and The Man Who Knew Too Much) and Michael Anderson (1984and The Naked Edge).
  • African film – Cairo Station by Youssef Chahine, six films by Ousmane Sembène (including Black Girl a.k.a. La Noire de…, and The Curse a.k.a. Xala), two films by Flora Gomes (Those Whom Death Refused and Tree of Blood), and acclaimed contemporary films.
  • Italian film – classics from Vittorio De Sica (including The Bicycle Thief and Two Women), Federico Fellini (including La Dolce Vita and Variety Lights), and Roberto Rossellini (including Paisan; Rome, Open City; and Journey to Italy), as well as films by Luchino Visconti, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Giuseppe De Santis.
  • Indian film – 14 films by Satyajit Ray (including Pather Panchali, The World of Apu, Aparajito, and The Big City), as well as films by Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Partho Sen-Gupta, and Rajesh Shera.
  • Chinese-language film – the 1993 Cannes Palme d’Or winner Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige), Spring in a Small Town (Fei Mu), films by King Hu (Dragon Gate Inn, Touch of Zen, The Fate of Lee Khan, and Raining in the Mountain), Zhang Yimou’s most famous films (The Story of Qiu Ju, Red Sorghum, and Ju Dou), as well as films by Tsai Ming-Liang (The River and Vive L’Amour).
  • Latin American film – classics from Glauber Rocha (Black God, White Devil; Antonio das Mortes; and Entranced Earth), 12 of Luis Buñuel’s Mexico-based productions (including Cannes Palme d’Or winner Viridiana, The Exterminating Angel, and Simon of the Desert), and award-winning films by directors from Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Cuba, Chile, and Ecuador.
  • Turkish and Middle Eastern film – seven films by Turkish director Yılmaz Güney (including Cannes Palme d’Or winner The Way a.k.a. Yol, and Hope a.k.a. Umut) as well as award-winning films from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Israel, and Palestine (including The Kite, The White Meadows, and Toll Booth).
  • Caribbean film – contemporary films from Curaçao, Cuba, Haiti, and Trinidad and Tobago distributed by ArtMattan Productions, a leading distributor of films from the African diaspora.

All foreign language films are accompanied by English subtitles. Using the Custom Segment tool, users may create customized segments of specific scenes from a film, which can be embedded, shared, and saved.

  • Unlimited access from any location—on-site or or off
  • Public performance rights and no copyright infringement worries
  • Includes masterpieces and award-winners directed by:
    • Fritz Lang
    • Georges Méliès
    • Jean Renoir
    • Luis Buñuel
    • Akira Kurosawa
    • Yasujirō Ozu
    • Sergei Eisenstein
    • Alfred Hitchcock
    • Ida Lupino
    • Mahamat Saleh Haroun
    • Dana Rotberg
    • Frank Capra
    • Michael Powell
    • Ousmane Sembène
    • Federico Fellini
    • Roberto Rossellini
    • Zhang Yimou
    • King Hu
    • Glauber Rocha
    • Yılmaz Güney
    • Satyajit Ray
    • Roy William Neill
    • …and many more!

California Newsreel
Films Sans Frontières
Global Lens
ArtMattan Productions

Art History Essentials Collection

Art History Essentials Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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Containing insightful articles and breathtaking images, the Art History Essentials Collection spans humanity’s relationship to art and design through the millennia and around the globe. Researchers will find biographies, criticisms, and explorations of technique across media and cultures.

Credo Essentials Collections offer access to award-winning, notable, and peer-acclaimed reference content. Available collections cover dozens of in-demand subjects and are curated by Credo. Each are seamlessly updated as new editions publish and new content is licensed. Content is regularly refreshed to ensure continued relevance. Credo Essentials Collections are full text and searchable alongside the content on the Credo research platform.

  • Content updates: Art History Essentials Collection titles are seamlessly updated and weeded for your convenience.
  • Citation management: With the Art History Essentials Collection, users can conveniently cite entries in MLA, Chicago, APA, and Harvard formats.
  • Embeds: The Art History Essentials Collection allows users to embed entries in their school’s learning management system, virtual learning environment or other guides/websites. Any entry may be embedded, including those with images, audio, or videos.
  • Permalinks: The Art History Essentials Collection’s record URLs make it easy for researchers to return to previously viewed pages, and allow users to create “custom collections on the fly.”
  • Integration options: Art History Essentials Collection content can be embedded into LibGuides or any LMS that supports iFrame, including Canvas, D2L, Moodle, and Blackboard.
  • Google Drive integration: Users can save Art History Essentials Collection entries to Google Docs via Google Authenticator or through their personal Gmail accounts.
  • Export entries: Users can print, save as a PDF, or email Art History Essentials Collection entries simply and conveniently.
  • Responsive design: The Art History Essentials Collection’s platform ensures a smooth user experience on any type of device.
  • Accessible content: Audio files and dictation of text content (downloadable in MP3 format) improve accessibility and provide different avenues for students to absorb information.
  • Translations: Text content is translated into 60+ languages.

  • Aesthetics
  • American Art
  • Ancient Art
  • Art Conservation
  • Art History
  • Art Techniques
  • Artist Biographies
  • Asian Art
  • Color Theory
  • Design
  • Digital Art
  • European Art
  • Indigenous Art
  • Interior Design
  • Museum Studies
  • Painting

In an effort to curate the very best content for each collection, notable awards and recommendations are used to guide our selection process. Several titles in each collection have been distinguished in the following lists:

  • Booklist Editors’ Choice
  • Choice Community College Recommendation
  • Choice Community College Top 75
  • Choice Outstanding Academic Title (OAT)
  • Library Journal Best Reference
  • Resources for College Libraries (RCL) 
  • Reference & User Services Association (RUSA)

World Cinema Collection

World Cinema Collection

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K-12 Schools & Districts

Public Libraries

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product

This unique collection includes the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, masterpieces from the mid-20th century, and contemporary films from around the world, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America. Perfect even beyond film studies classes, these titles bring value to programs in multicultural studies, political science, history, world languages, and more.

Some World Cinema titles contain mature themes or content; viewer discretion is advised.

  • German film – Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and M, Josef Von Sternberg’s The Blue Angel, Walter Ruttmann’s Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis, multiple films by F. W. Murnau and G. W. Pabst (including Pandora’s Box and Diary of a Lost Girl), as well as films by Paul Leni, Robert Siodmak, and Robert Wiene.
  • French film – Georges Méliès’s seminal work A Trip to the Moon, as well as films by Jean Renoir (Rules of the Game and Diary of a Chambermaid), Luis Buñuel’s France-based work (including An Andalusian DogTristana, and The Golden Age), and René Clair (The Million).
  • Japanese film – 16 films by Akira Kurosawa (including RashomonDrunken Angel, and Stray Dog), 21 films by Kenji Mizoguchi (including The Story of the Last ChrysanthemumsSansho the Bailiff, and Ugetsu), 16 films by Yasujirō Ozu (including Tokyo Story; I Was BornBut…; and Late Spring), and films by contemporary directors such as Juzo Itami and Kazuyoshi Okuyama.
  • Soviet, Eastern European and Central Asian film – 10 films by Sergei Eisenstein (including Battleship PotemkinOctoberStrike, and Ivan the Terrible), and award-winning contemporary films from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Croatia, Albania, Serbia, Macedonia, and Georgia (including When Father Was Away on Business, Fine Dead Girls, and A Wonderful Night in Split).
  • American film – multiple titles from Buster Keaton (including The General and Steamboat Bill Jr.), D.W. Griffith (including The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance), Charlie Chaplin, and others representing the best of early American cinema, plus films by Douglas Sirk, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra, Ida Lupino, Orson Welles, Busby Berkeley, and others covering the golden age of Hollywood.
  • African film – Cairo Station by Youssef Chahine, six films by Ousmane Sembène (including Black Girl aka La Noire de…, and The Curse aka Xala), two films by Flora Gomes (Those Whom Death Refused and Tree of Blood) and acclaimed contemporary films such as The Night of Truth, Daughter of Keltoum, and Max and Mona.
  • Italian film – classics from Vittorio De Sica (including The Bicycle Thief and Two Women), Federico Fellini (including La Dolce Vita and Variety Lights), and Roberto Rossellini (including PaisanRome, Open City; and Journey to Italy), as well as films by Luchino Visconti, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Giuseppe De Santis.
  • Chinese-language film – the 1993 Cannes Palme d’Or winner Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige), Spring in a Small Town (Fei Mu), four films by King Hu (Dragon Gate Inn, Touch of Zen, The Fate of Lee Khan, and Raining in the Mountain), four of Zhang Yimou’s most famous films (The Story of Qiu Ju, Red Sorghum, and Ju Dou), as well as two films by Tsai Ming-Liang (The River and Vive L’Amour).
  • Latin American film – classics from Glauber Rocha (including Black God, White Devil; Antonio Das Mortes; and Entranced Earth), 12 of Luis Buñuel’s Mexico-based productions (including Cannes Palme d’Or winner ViridianaThe Exterminating Angel, and Simon of the Desert), and award-winning contemporary films by directors from Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Cuba, Chile, and Ecuador.
  • Turkish and Middle Eastern film – seven films by Turkish director Yılmaz Güney (including Cannes Palme d’Or winner The Way aka Yol, and Hope aka Umut) as well as award-winning contemporary films from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Israel, and Palestine (including The Kite, The White Meadows, and Toll Booth).
  • British film – the pre-Hollywood work of major British directors like Alfred Hitchcock (including The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes, and The Man Who Knew Too Much) and Michael Anderson (1984 and The Naked Edge).
  • Indian film – 14 films by Satyajit Ray (including Pather Panchali, The World of Apu, Aparajito, and The Big City), as well as films by contemporary directors such as Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Partho Sen-Gupta, and Rajesh Shera.
  • Caribbean film – contemporary films from Curaçao, Cuba, Haiti, and Trinidad and Tobago distributed by ArtMattan Productions, a leading distributor of films from the African diaspora.

All foreign language films are accompanied by English subtitles. Using the Custom Segment tool, faculty and students may create customized segments of specific scenes from a film, which can be embedded, shared, and saved. Some World Cinema titles contain mature themes or content; viewer discretion is advised.

  • Unlimited access from any location—on-site or off
  • Public performance rights
  • Citations in MLA, Chicago, and APA formats
  • Easily embed videos into Blackboard, Moodle, or other CMS
  • Includes masterpieces and award winners directed by:
    • Fritz Lang
    • Georges Méliès
    • Jean Renoir
    • Luis Buñuel
    • Akira Kurosawa
    • Yasujirō Ozu
    • Sergei Eisenstein
    • Alfred Hitchcock
    • Ida Lupino
    • Ousmane Sembène
    • Federico Fellini
    • Roberto Rossellini
    • Zhang Yimou
    • King Hu
    • Glauber Rocha
    • Yılmaz Güney
    • Satyajit Ray
    • …and many more!

California Newsreel
Films Sans Frontières
Global Lens
ArtMattan Productions