Film PlatformThis collection of streaming videos connects academic audiences with leading documentary films from across the world. It includes a wide variety of meaningful documentaries of social, political and cultural importance, in many subjects. Film highlights include RBG, Dolores, and films in many languages. All films are accessible immediately, without special request. These films now are on a new Alexander Street platform!
From this database at the CSI Library, you can find only documentaries such as:
Kanopy - Live Streaming VideoThe collection consists of streaming films, which can be watched on or off campus, that cover a full range of disciplines including documentaries, tutorials, and TV shows on academic topics. A number of classic and popular films from the Criterion Collection are also included. If you are a faculty member and you cannot find the film you need for your course, please fill out our Request Form. The library will need notice so that we can purchase the film licence from Kanopy or order a DVD, depending on your classroom needs.
From this live-streaming database at the CSI Library, you may request films and documentaries such as:
Ethnic Notions (1986)
Every Mother's son: Policing and Race in America (2004)
I am a Man - Black Masculinity in America (1998)
I am Not Your Negro (2016)
National Insecurities: Muslims in America (2005)
White Like Me: Race, Racism, & White Privilege in America (2013)
Notable in this list are the documentaries "Central Park Five," (2012) by Ken Burns, Ava Duvernay's Selma," (2014), "Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution," (2016) and "Say Her name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland," (2018). This article appeared in the Chicago Reporter on December 19, 2019. The CSI Library has a current subscription to the Chicago Reporter.
Compiled for Complex.com, this webpage includes summaries of 30 social justice movies and documentaries. Among them include the documentaries: 13th (2016) by Ava DuVernay, Time: The Kalief Browder Story (2017) co-produced by Jay-Z; Raoul Peck's I'm Not Your Negro (2017); and Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman (2018). Movies include Hidden Figures (2016) nominated for for 3 oscars; Milk (2008) starring Sean Penn; Support the Girls (2018); and two movies staring Michael B. Jordan - Fruitville Station (2013) and Just Mercy (2019).