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Academic Video Online

‚ÄčAcademic Video Online has a wide range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. It includes a variety of video material available with curricular relevance: documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, news programs and newsreels, demonstrations, and raw footage. Patrons will find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy®, Emmy®, and Peabody® winners. Academic institutions will find the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material.



FFilm PlatformILM PLATFORM brings 500+ high-demand, thought-provoking documentaries to Academic Video Online.

FILM PLATFORM is known across the world for award-winning films curated for academic audiences. Their exclusive collection of documentary films has been carefully selected from prestigious film festivals, made by the best filmmakers from around the globe. Masterfully produced, the films create an emotional experience for the viewer, engaging them deeply and authentically in some of the most pressing issues of our time. Highlighted titles include:

FALL 2020

ProQuest, FILM PLATFORM and The Sundance Institute hosted a discussion on global health and social justice with the founders of Partners In Health, the subjects of the award-winning documentary Bending the Arc. The conversation, moderated by Tabitha Jackson, director of The Sundance Film Festival, was a great inspiration. It also demonstrated how a film like Bending the Arc can be a catalyst for conversations on important topics across the curriculum. Watch the recording.

For additional resources for research, teaching and learning, view the PDF below:

Related content highlights include:

  • Dissertations: Farmer, Paul E. AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame, Harvard University, 1990.
  • Scholarly Journals: Farmer, Paul, et al. "Community-Based Treatment of Advanced HIV Disease: Introducing DOT-HAART (Directly Observed Therapy with Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy)." Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 79, no. 12, 2001, pp. 1145-51.
  • Magazines: Kim, Jim Yong. "The Human Capital Gap." Foreign Affairs, vol. 97, no. 4, 2018, pp. 92-102.
  • News Articles: Murphy, Kate. "Contact Tracing Is Harder Than It Sounds: News Analysis." New York Times (Online), May 23, 2020.
  • Blog: Kim, Jim Yong. "The World Bank’s Strategy for Addressing Fragility in Sub-Saharan Africa."
  • Additional Videos: The short Oscar®-nominated documentary Open Heart
  • Books: The best-selling book: Kidder, Tracy. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World. Random House Publishing Group, 2003.