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Alexander Street Debuts Contemporary Documentary Collection

April 30, 2013

APRIL 30, 2013 (ALEXANDRIA, VA) – Alexander Street Press’s newest collection Filmakers Library Online: Volume II  will feature 100 issue-based documentaries produced from 2009 to the present, adding colorful perspective to virtually any academic program.

A follow-up to the award-winning first volume, Filmakers Library Online: Volume II delivers timely films that often can’t be found anywhere else. Content in the collection covers education, international relations, politics, psychology, criminal justice, the arts, history, gender studies, and more. 

Films are hand-selected by an experienced team of editors for their individual merits, with a careful focus on critically acclaimed titles, award winners, and those shown at industry festivals. Titles in the collection’s first release include:

  • Africa’s Last TabooAward-winning correspondent Sorious Samura’s investigation into the experience of being gay in Africa (2012).
  • The Big FixAn exposé on the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill (2011, Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival).
  • Google BabyA journey across three continents to examine the up-and-coming baby production industry in the age of globalization (2012, Western Psychological Association).
  • Julian Bond: Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights MovementA modern-day portrait of the SNCC founder and renowned civil rights leader (2012, Virginia Film Festival).
  • Let Fury Have the HourA raw, unapologetic journey into the heart of today’s creative counter-culture (2012, Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival).
  • Lost and Sound—A profile of three deaf individuals trying against the odds to rediscover music (2012, Official Selection, SXSW Film Festival).
  • Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the DarknessThe life and times of the Yiddish writer often called the “Jewish Mark Twain” (2012, Jerusalem International Film Festival).
  • The Silent Truth: Crimes Against Women in the MilitaryA chronicle of the suspicious death in Iraq of US Army Private Lavena Johnson (2012).

“The films in this collection speak volumes about the cultures, lifestyles, and events affecting people across the world, but also in our own backyards,” said Andrea Traubner, editor at Alexander Street Press. “To see today’s most relevant issues brought vibrantly to life adds important layers of meaning, whether you’re studying the history of civil rights or the future of our planet.”

Filmakers Library Online: Volume II is available to academic, public, and school libraries worldwide. No special setup or software is required—all you need is a Web browser. Prices are scaled to institutional size and budget. To request a free trial or price quote, please email sales [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com.


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