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Leisure Materials and Resources: Academic Video Online

Academic Video Online

Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers 68,000 titles spanning an extensive range of subject areas, including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. The streaming service includes a variety of video materials, including documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, news programs and newsreels, demonstrations, and raw footage. Visitors will find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy®, Emmy®, and Peabody® winners. 

What Academic Video Online Has to Offer

Academic Video Online is broken down into channels, collections, and highlights. Scroll through this book to see how the database is structured. These three categories cover many disciplines and subject areas with specific strengths. Subject strengths feature leisure topics such as art & architecture, dance, theatre, cooking, classical music, film, and literature. Also included are areas such as Women's studies, Black studies, Asian studies, global issues, social theory, politics & current affairs, and economics & business. 


The first category Academic Video Online is broken down into are in channels. You can explore the channels by looking through the popular channel section, the channel type section, or scroll through the channels in alphabetical order. 


The second category Academic Video Online is broken down into are collections. You can explore this category by selecting which collection you would like to view. After choosing the collection you can filter your search by subject, publisher, person, content type, language, or release date. 


Lastly, the third category Academic Video Online is broken down into highlights. You can explore this category by viewing the home page where new and popular titles are highlighted. Recent highlights include a list of leading educational documentaries, latest additions, and BBC nature documentaries.

Sony Picture Classics Film Recommendations

Please click on each photo to access the film. 

World Cinema Recommendations

Title: Waltz with Bashir

Director: Ari Folman

Year: 2008


Title: Incendies

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Year: 2010


Title: Wadja 

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour

Year: 2012


Title: L'enfant

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne

Year: 2005

The Devil's Backbone

Title: The Devil's Backbone

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Year: 2001

Rust and Bone

Title: Rust and Bone

Director:  Jacques Audiard

Year: 2012


Title: Offside

Director: Jafar Panahi

Year: 2006


Title: Call Me By Your Name 

Director: Luca Guadagnino

Year: 2017

Saving Face

Title: Saving Face

Director: Alice Wu

Year: 2004

Law of Desire

Title: Law of Desire 

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Year: 1987

Independent Cinema

Title: Before Midnight 

Director: Richard Linklater 

Year: 2013


Title: Moon

Director:  Duncan Jones

Year: 2009

Welcome to The Dollhouse

Title: Welcome to The Dollhouse 

Director: Todd Solondz

Year: 1995


Title: Truth

Director: James Vanderbilt

Year: 2015

Frozen River

Title: Frozen River

Director: Courtney Hunt

Year: 2008