Filmakers Library Online: Second Edition

Filmakers Library Online: Second Edition

2011 Booklist Editors’ Choice Award Winner
“Recommended” –CHOICE

For more than 40 years, Alexander Street Press’s imprint Filmakers Library has worked to bring high-quality, issue-based documentaries to educators  worldwide. Today, more than 1,200 of these titles are available online in a multidisciplinary collection of streaming video designed to meet the needs of researchers and teaching faculty.
This expansive collection, now in its second edition, includes many of the most-used documentaries in humanities and social science classrooms in one convenient, highly searchable database. For a fraction of the cost of purchasing these acclaimed titles individually, Filmakers Library Online provides instant streaming access to globally focused films that can’t be streamed anywhere else.

About the Content

Topical coverage is diverse and relevant across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.
Titles originate from independent filmmakers and prominent producers alike. Select content partners include HBO, CBC Learning, BBC, the Dramatists Film Guild, Journeyman Pictures, and SW Pictures. Films include a multitude of award-winners and film festival favorites, all hand-selected for their caliber and relevance to academic audiences. Select titles span more than 50 years of filmmaking and include:
  • First Contact (1983, Academy Award Nominee)
  • Fire Eyes: Female Circumcision (1994, Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival)
  • Paradise Bent (2000, New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival)
  • The Big Fix (2011, Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival)
  • Electoral Dysfunction (2012, The New York Times Op-Docs video series)
  • Fuel (2009, Winner, Sundance Film Festival Audience Award)
  • Julian Bond: Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement (2012)
  • Lost and Sound (2012, Official Selection, SXSW South by Southwest Film Festival)
  • How Democracy Works Now (2013, “Without question ... the best documentary film series on government ever produced.” –Forbes)
  • Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train (2005, Academy Award Nominee)
  • The Latino List: Volumes I and II (2012, “tender, painful, inspiring.” –Huffington Post)
  • Out of Print (2013, Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival)
  • The Undocumented (2013, “a must-see about our ongoing immigration discussion.” –Charlotte Observer)

Publication Details

Filmakers Library Online: Second Edition is a streaming video collection available to libraries via annual subscription or one-time purchase, with pricing scaled to your institution.