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Australasian Film Archive Launches at Alexander Street Press

December 11, 2014

Australasian Video Online

(BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA) – Alexander Street Press has just launched Australasian Video Online, a streaming online resource that brings together the region’s most respected films for academic audiences. The collection is growing to include 500 hours of content from some of the region’s most trusted content partners.

Content within Australasian Video Online is curated to include key video published from the mid-20th century to present day that touches on the undergraduate curriculum needs of virtually every department. Films highlight regional perspectives on anthropology, environmental studies, business, economics, health, media studies, the arts, and other important disciplines. The collection also places an emphasis on coverage of indigenous issues and other region-specific cultural subjects.

Sample titles include:

  • Everyday Brave—First-hand stories of movers and shakers in the Aboriginal community
  • The Game of Our Lives—Rugby’s cultural significance in New Zealand
  • Bom Bali—Circumstances behind the 2002 terrorist bombings in Bali
  • Kiribati? Here We Are—Local efforts to gain political, economic, and cultural autonomy in Kiribati
  • And hundreds more

Films include some of the most-used titles in the classroom and come from content partners including the National Film and Sound Archive’s Film Australia Collection, SBS Television, George Andrews Productions, Beamafilm, and Electric Pictures. 

“This collection allows libraries, teachers, and researchers to incorporate Australasian flavour into their work,” says Julie Stevens, Australian publisher at Alexander Street Press. “By combining selected films with accompanying teaching guides and links to relevant resources, the collection becomes more than just a streaming video database; it’s an interactive teaching and learning collection valuable across a wide variety of disciplines.”

Alexander Street Press’s Australasian Video Online is available to libraries worldwide via annual subscription or one-time purchase. No special setup or software is required—all you need is an Internet browser. For more information or to request a trial or price quote, email sales [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com


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Contact for Media Inquiries/Reviewer Access:
Abby Horowitz, Marketing Writer
Alexander Street Press
3212 Duke Street
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ahorowitz [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com

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