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Monthly Editor's Picks:Highlights:
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July 2021 Editor's Picks
World History

Shoah Twelve years in the making, SHOAH is Claude Lanzmann’s monumental epic on the Holocaust and features interviews with survivors, bystanders, and perpetrators in 14 countries. The film does not contain any historical footage but rather features interviews which seek to “reincarnate” the Jewish tragedy and also visits places where the crimes took place. It grew out of Lanzmann’s concern that the genocide perpetrated only 40 years earlier was already retreating into the mists of time, and that atrocity was becoming sanitized as History. His massive achievement – at once epic and intimate, immediate and definitive – is a triumph of form and content that reveals hidden truths while rewriting the rules of documentary filmmaking.
Thirty-five years after its original release, SHOAH remains nothing less than essential. (FILM PLATFORM) (Canada, United States Only)

Classical Music
One Voice: The Story of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir One Voice illuminates a group of people from diverse faiths, races, genders, socioeconomic backgrounds, and lifestyles, all with a common goal: to bring joy and inspiration to the stage through black gospel music. By coming from a place of inclusion and acceptance, choir members are able to bridge their differences, embracing the celebrations and challenges that arise along the way. (Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir) (worldwide)

Political Science | Comparative Government | Current Events
Louis Theroux: The Ultra Zionists The West Bank has been the white-hot center of global religious and political unrest for decades. Now, a subculture of Jewish ultra-nationalists are considering it their obligation to populate some of its most sensitive areas. In this film, the British filmmaker gets close to the people most involved with driving this extreme movement, finding them warm, humorous - and deeply troubling. (BBC) (worldwide)

LGBT Studies Health Policy
COVER/AGE The Affordable Care Act explicitly denies undocumented immigrants access to healthcare. While laws in California have now made healthcare available for undocumented young people, undocumented adults continue to be excluded. COVER/AGE follows an elderly caregiver and a policy advocate in the campaign to expand healthcare to include all people, regardless of immigration status or age. (Pawikan Films) (worldwide)

Health | Global Issues
Witness to the Pandemic: Acts of Heroism CNN correspondents report on the escalating public health crisis and meet the men and women who perform daily acts of heroism in an effort to save as many lives as possible. (CNN) (Worldwide)

Biology | Chemistry
Secrets in our DNA Millions have sent their DNA to be analyzed by private companies, which are revealing customers' ancestry and family connections, and reporting health risks. But what are the pitfalls and unintended consequences of sharing genetic data? (PBS) (North America)
StreetlightHighlight: Celebrate the Olympics with Academic Video Online
Explore different facets of the popular sports competing in The Games this month with Academic Video Online.
SoccerRugby/Soccer Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis  (King-Devick Technologies) (worldwide)
RunTrack & Field Running America  (DigiNext Films) (worldwide)
SwimmingSwimming Swimming with Skyscapers (TVF International) (worldwide)
DivingDiving Back on Board: Greg Louganis  (Passion River Films) (worldwide rights) The Olympics

Academic Video Online: Perpetual Rights Selection Process Open Early!
Relevant to 2020 Academic Video Online customers:  The annual Build by Choice selection process is now open!

Each year, at no additional cost, you gain perpetual rights to eligible streaming video titles of your choice. Making your selections is simple. Do it right from our Admin Portal, with usage statistics to help guide your choices. And don’t forget – PBS content is now part of this program.

June 2021 Editor's Picks
Environmental Studies | Politics and Current Affairs
Climate Change Babies An inspiring film for trailblazing mothers and parents around the world takes a hopeful approach to the climate crisis by focusing on people taking action to secure a better future for their children. (Monde Films) (worldwide)

Anthropology | Women’s Studies
"Gray Is The New Blonde" is an award-winning documentary about the outdated views and attitudes towards women with gray hair. This empowering film will explore how the world has negatively viewed women with gray hair and more importantly how this is changing. (2020) (worldwide)

Disabilities Studies
WHEN I STUTTER reveals the humanity that exists within people who stutter. Over the course of nearly 5 years, this documentary shares the stories of nineteen people who stutter that run the range of human emotion from despair to hopefulness to ultimately, triumph. (Collective Eye) (worldwide)

Performing Arts | Theatre
Free Theatre: The 37-Year Experiment  The inside story of Free Theatre: the colourful and controversial theatre company in Christchurch, New Zealand, which has been creating extraordinary productions for 37 years. The group has specialised in physical theatre, innovative forms of European drama, and collaborations with music and the visual arts. Since the Christchurch earthquakes it has developed new styles of performance to involve the community and interact with the city’s devastated landscapes. (Point of View Productions) (worldwide)

Art | Photography
Peter Peryer: The Art of Seeing For four decades Peryer pioneered and championed the art of photography and created a major body of work. The film has been described as 'a masterclass in photography' and a great testament to this artist's life. (Point of View Productions) (worldwide)

Allied Health | Health Policy | Nursing
Life Interrupted is a candid and intimate portrayal of life after a breast cancer diagnosis. Three unique survivors–including the filmmaker herself–journey from diagnosis through treatment, and life beyond.  (Paula Mozen) (worldwide)

Black Studies | Media Studies
Mr. Soul An engrossing and emotional look into the life and times of Elias Haizlip, the visionary tv producer and host, whose groundbreaking show “Shout!” brought the many voices of African American culture to the forefront of mainstream media. (Film Platform) (worldwide)

StreetlightSpotlight: Pride Month
May 2021 Editor's Picks
Education | Social Work: StreetlightSpotlight! In time for AAPI Heritage Month: 50+ additional films from the Center of Asian American Media (worldwide rights) including: StreetlightSpotlight! Mental Health Awareness Month:
Academic Video Online supports the research and teaching in the disciplines of behavioral and mental health, including video of therapy sessions, documentaries on the human condition, and educational video on the history of mental health and wellbeing. #MAHM. Highlights include: April 2021 Editor's Picks
Newly added from PBS (North America only)
Education | Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
Dropout Nation A troubling and inspiring journey through the maze of an inner city high school, Dropout Nation investigates the causes, challenges, and potential solutions of a national emergency.
Astronomy | STEM
Mars 2020 NASA launches its most ambitious hunt for traces of life on Mars, landing a rover in a rocky, ancient river delta. The rover will stow samples for possible return to Earth and test technology that may pave the way for human travel to Mars.
Black Studies | Business & Economics Biology | Human Development
Human: The World Within (Season 1) includes episodes on Birth, Defend, Fuel, Pulse, React and Sense.
New from BBC (worldwide rights)
Politics & Current Affairs
The Trump Show (3 episodes) When Donald Trump became president of the most powerful nation on Earth, he brought a bold new approach, honed from a career as a reality TV star and smart-talking businessman. The results turned the political world upside down.
Environmental Studies
A Perfect Planet  (5 episodes) including Humans, Oceans, The Sun, Volcano, and Weather
Health Policy | Health Care Administration | EMT
Paramedics: On the Front Line, Series 4 (9 episodes)
Celebrate Earth Month StreetlightApril DEI Spotlight: Black Studies Black Studies is at the core of the DEI conversation, and Academic Video Online includes 1600+ videos on this topic alone. Highlights include: Magnolia Pictures now available in Canada
Magnolia Pictures is a leading independent film distributor with high-profile films like Freakonomics, Good Night and Good Luck, and Limelight. These and more are now being added in Academic Video Online to watch in Canada.

March 2021 Editor's Picks
New from Sony Pictures Classics (U.S. colleges/universities only)
We’ve added 21 titles this month including 3 Pedro Almodovar films. Other Sony Pictures Classics favorites now available. New from FILM PLATFORM
Criminal Justice | Law | Mental Health | Social Work | Counseling | Psychology
Politics & Current Affairs | Women's Studies | Gender | History | Activism | African Studies | Colonialism | Human Rights
American History | Black Studies | Religion & Thought
The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song (PBS) (North America Only) New from CNN
Black Studies | Dance | Anthropology | Women’s Studies
Global Issues | Business | Mental Health

February 2021 Editor's Picks
January 2021 Editor's Picks
Computer Science | Technology | Sociology
iHUMAN A film by Tonje Hessen Schei. Are humans becoming obsolete? An in-depth look into the emergence artificial intelligence and its possible consequence. (FILM PLATFORM) (Not available in Norway, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Black Studies| Social Work
Policing the Police 2020 Race, policing and the struggle to hold departments accountable. In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb examines prospects for reform and returns to the case of one troubled department he first visited in 2016. (PBS) (North America)

PBS Great Performances (North America)
World Music | Classical Music Social Work
CHUT…! = SHUSH…! This is a charming documentary about a public library in France and the heroes who work there. (aaa production) (Worldwide rights)

Politics & Current Affairs
In the Face of Terror (series) How are western democracies to survive and adapt in this new age of terrorism? The stories of the ordinary people fighting for justice following acts of terror in Syria. (BBC) (Worldwide rights)

November 2020 Editor's Picks
New & Exclusive from FILM PLATFORM User-added image
If you missed
our panel discussion with the founders of Partners in Health – subjects of the award-winning documentary, Bending the Arc (FILM PLATFORM) watch the recording.  It was moderated by Tabitha Jackson, Director, The Sundance Film Festival and was an inspiration to all who attended.

Welcome Grasshopper Film to Academic Video Online (U.S. and North America Only) – Their independent, foreign and documentary films include highlights such as: October 2020 Editor's Picks
Multidisciplinary Documentaries

Welcome The Video Project. Over 200 multidisciplinary documentaries promote awareness and encourage action on social and global issues. BrandyY Productions Canadian-focused video content for teaching and learning. Brandy’s productions cover a wide range of social and factual genres including Indigenous peoples, gender, mental health, science and more. Enjoy the webinar we hosted with Brandy where she talked about her experiences as a woman in the film and TV industry and heard her stories about developing Canadian-focused video content for teaching and learning. Highlights include: Media Studies | Communication | Journalism | Current Events
BELLINGCAT – TRUTH IN A POST-TRUTH WORLD (U.S. access) explores the promise of open source investigation, taking viewers inside the exclusive world of the “citizen investigative journalist” collective known as Bellingcat. In cases ranging from the MH17 disaster to the poisoning of a Russian spy in the United Kingdom, the Bellingcat team’s quest for truth will shed light on the fight for journalistic integrity in the era of fake news and alternative facts. (First Run Features, 2018) First Year Courses
Makematic. These short-form video series’ are optimized for classroom teachers and great for introductory courses. Highlights include: Literature | American History | LGBT Studies
In Search of Walt Whitman (series) This engaging 3-part series tells the story of Walt Whitman’s remarkable life (1819-1892), the turbulent era in which he lived, and the timeless poetry he created. 

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