Filmakers Library Online – November Database of the Month

For more than 40 years, Filmakers Library has delivered high-quality, issue-based documentaries and independent films from around the world. You can now access more than 1,000 of these titles at Filmakers Library Online, a multidisciplinary collection of streaming video designed specifically for researchers. Internationally known producers such as the National Film Board of Canada and KCTS/Seattle are represented. Also included are the works of hundreds of notable independent film makers worldwide, including Christine Choy, Roger Weisberg, Josh Aronson, David Bradbury, Judith Gleason, Jeremy Levine & Landon Van Soest, Aaron Matthews, Jeffrey O’Connor, Tana Ross, and Taggart Siegel.

Filmakers Library Online includes documentaries that are already heavily used in humanities and social science classrooms—films such as Who Killed Vincent Chin?; Aging Out: Teens Leaving Foster Care; Critical Condition; Dax’s Case: Who Should Decide?; Sound and Fury: The Communication Wars of the Deaf; and Waging a Living.

You can watch any video on your mobile device by clicking on the “send to mobile” icon. 

Other Features:

  • Search this database with other Alexander Street Press video collections at Academic Video Online. Other collections include: American History in Video, Counseling and Therapy in Video, Dance in Video, Ethnographic Video Online, and Theatre in Video
  • Synchronized, searchable transcripts
  • Video clip-making tools
  • Annotated playlists—you can make, annotate, and share playlists for course or individual use, and you can include links to materials or resources outside of the collection