Films On Demand: Geography Collection

Geography Video Collection

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Covering both physical and human geography, this vast collection covers the natural and social processes that pattern and change the earth’s surface. Students will find documentaries, presentations, and instructional titles that bridge social and natural sciences to address the major issues in geography: environmental change, transformation of economy and culture, urbanization, regional or global inequality, natural hazards, and more.

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

  • Great Cities: Rise of the Megalopolis – surveys the emergence and development of the megacity—both as an intellectual concept and as a physical phenomenon that is altering the face of the planet—and its association to poverty, unemployment, rampant crime, poor or nonexistent health care, and air and water pollution.
  • The Silk Road – explores the mythical network of trade routes that for centuries linked the Far East to the West, taking an extended trip through six countries and cultures and encountering specialists, historians, or just everyday people who will help viewers grasp the past and present identities of those countries.
  • The Explorers: Five Europeans Who Redrew the Map of the World – reconstructs European voyages of discovery that took place in the 15th through 18th centuries, and profiles the visionaries who led them, using sophisticated animation and expertise from modern scholars and archivists.
  • Mapping the World – a three-part series that tells the dramatic story of mapmaking—its origins, development, myriad uses, and ongoing potential, from prehistoric rock art to the globe-spanning visions of Google Earth.
  • Slum Cities – explores the tragedy of illegal slums filled with some of the poorest people in the world, lacking water, sanitation, and other resources needed to support exploding populations. Slum residents, as well as those who have broken out of the cycle of poverty, are interviewed in Mumbai, India, and Rio de Janeiro.
  • Journalist Simon Reeve investigates some of the most exotic and enticing locations on Earth in the series Australia; Caribbean; Greece; Indian Ocean; Ireland; and Sacred Rivers.
  • Wild Canada – a four-part series that captures the vast Canadian landscape in stunning, high-definition visuals.
  • The Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century – a 26-part Annenberg Learner series teaching the geographic skills and concepts that are necessary to understand the world.
  • Strange Days on Planet Earth – an award-winning six-hour series hosted by Edward Norton that uses remarkable imagery to explore new discoveries about the health of planet Earth and how seemingly distant events are connected to human health and society.
  • Fighting the Tide: Developing Nations and Globalization – a 14-part series that documents how the consumption and spending habits of Western civilization affect people thousands of miles away, with each episode focusing on a different country.
  • Rivers and Life: How Waterways Cradle and Confound Human Society – a six-hour series that guides viewers through cultures and countries shaped by rivers, including the Amazon, Ganges, Mississippi, Nile, Rhine, and Yangtze.
  • Making North America – a spectacular PBS series that sets out to answer three fundamental questions: How was the continent built? How did life evolve here? And how has its spectacular landscape shaped human lives and destinies?
  • Terra Report: A World of Trouble – a series in five parts revealing the dangers threatening the natural world as well as specific socioeconomic factors intertwined with them—showcases the realities of environmental devastation, species extinction, famine, starvation, and political instability in Africa, Asia, and South America.

All titles are segmented into short, pedagogical clips, ideal for classroom use. 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
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  • Videos can be easily added to LibGuides, distance education courses, social media platforms, and LMSs such as D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and others
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