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What's New (and Some HIGHLIGHTS) in Academic Video Online
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Monthly Editor's Picks:Highlights:
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November 2019 Editor's Picks
Psychology |Counseling & Therapy
The Gloria Films ONLY Available at ProQuest (3 Approaches to Psychotherapy: Client-Centered, Gestalt, and Rational-Emotive Therapies) Art & Architecture
Jay Myself (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
Filmmaker Stephen Wilkes turns his lens on his mentor, photographer Jay Maisel, as he prepares to move out of the six-story former bank building in Manhattan that he, his family and his random collection of objects have inhabited for 48 years.

College Algebra
Easy Education Almost 90 instructional videos with explanations and examples to guide students through key College Algebra topics.

Classical Music | Counseling & Therapy | Psychology
Through the lens of professional classical musicians, Composed explores the many ways we experience and can address performance anxiety. Faced with the judgment of peers, audience, conductors, and worst of all themselves, these musicians spend years trying to understand and overcome the physical and mental manifestations of their anxiety. Through their stories, we learn valuable lessons learned over a lifetime of professional performance; and we find that we are not alone in our quest to overcome the fear of failure and embarrassment. For anyone wanting to feel strength over fear and compassion over judgment, or simply seeking a closer look at anxiety and what makes us tick, Composed opens the door to a world of high stakes, high pressure, and peak performing.

Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey
This award-winning PBS documentary sweeps viewers into a seafaring adventure with a community of Polynesians, as they build traditional sailing canoes, learn how to follow the stars across the open ocean, and embark upon a 2,000-mile voyage in the wake of their ancestors. Wayfinders focuses on the revival of wayfinding — the art of guiding a canoe across long distances using only natural signs: the sun, the moon, the stars and the ocean swells. Nainoa Thompson is the first Hawaiian in hundreds of years to master celestial navigation. By passing on these ancient skills to a new generation of wayfinders, Nainoa begins the process of recovering connections with the past and preparing for the challenges of the future.

Global Issues
Moloka’I Solo
Windward Moloka’i, a rugged and stunningly beautiful coastline of Hawai’i, is explored in Moloka’i Solo. Legends, history, and archaeology are seen through the eyes of Audrey Sutherland who brings us along on her solo adventure as she kayaks this almost inaccessible wilderness. Providing a poetic narrative, she gives insights into the land, the sea, and her techniques for this unusual pastime.

Disability Studies| Social Theory | Education | Social Work October 2019 Editor's Picks
World Music | World History
The Resurrection of Victor Jara (Rise Up Filming)
This award-winning, feature-length film (produced by John Summa and directed by John Travers) documents the extraordinary life and legacy of iconic Chilean singer-songwriter, Victor Jara, executed in 1973 following a right-wing military coup.  Cast includes members of legendary music groups Quilapayún and Inti-Illimani, plus artists Angel Parra, Judy Collins, Bono, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bernardo Palombo, León Gieco, and Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary).  The first part of the film explores, through friends and family, Victor’s music, life and the social context in which he emerges as a leader of a vanguard cultural movement for social change in Chile, South America. The second, captures the coup and post-coup periods, and Victor’s profound impact on activists, artists and musicians of all ages inside and outside Chile, featuring moving footage of his reburial in 2009 in Chile.

Environmental Studies
A Texas Myth (Collective Eye Films)
The Glover family invites an indigenous activist group to start a protest camp on their land in West Texas. They call the camp Two Rivers and fight the same company that built the pipeline at Standing Rock. As several industrial projects threaten the region, their struggle reveals much about the colonial legacy of Texas, and how what happens in Texas has reverberations around the world.

Pennhurst (Passion River Productions)
The Pennhurst State School and Hospital was opened in 1908 as a new model of treating the mentally challenged. Its dual purpose was to segregate and sterilize those deemed “mental defectives” and “feebleminded” from society. Shockingly underfunded and at over twice its capacity of 1300 residents in 1974, a landmark lawsuit was brought against Pennhurst that resulted in the US court demanding its closure and declaring for the first time that “people with mental retardation have a right to live in the community.” While some former residents of the institution see it as a place where they could excel and realize dreams, many others have a radically different view - that of a hell on earth, a place where beatings and rapes and disease were rampant, and where they were denied even the most basic human rights and needs. Pennhurst tells the saga of the institution through the people who know it best - its employees, the lawyers that fought the court battles, the caseworkers who handled the aftermath, and more than any of these the people who called it home. Through its inception as a new treatment paradigm to the landmark court cases which shut it down, ”Pennhurst" draws parallels between the past and the present, examining the attitudes of society towards the mentally challenged from the early 1900’s to the present day.

Global Issues
We Who Remain (360/VR)  (Emblematic Group)
The story of a region cut off from the world, "We Who Remain” ushers the viewer into the heart of a forgotten conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. The first character-driven VR film shot in an active conflict zone, the story focuses on the students, mothers, journalists and rebels who struggle to improve their lives in the midst of a war that shows no signs of ending.

Toni Erdmann Sony Pictures Classics
Winfried doesn't see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It's an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. The geographical change doesn't help the two to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy his daughter with corny pranks. What's worse are his little jabs at her routine lifestyle of long meetings, hotel bars and performance reports. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to return home to Germany. Enter flashy "Toni Erdmann" - Winfried's smooth-talking alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines' professional life, claiming to be her CEO's life coach. As Toni, Winfried is bolder and doesn't hold back, but Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all.

September 2019 Editor's Picks

Over 130 360/VR Videos Added to AVON
Welcome 13 new titles from RYOT
Watch: Growing Up Girl (Anthropology | Global Issues)
Made in partnership between Bono's ONE Campaign and RYOT, experience a day in the life of a young girl who lives on the border of Tanzania and Kenya. Narrated by the ten year old girl, the film is a visceral and sensory experience that takes the viewer with her - as she treks to collect water, as she walk miles to school, and as she embarks on her nightly pilgrimage to the nearest light source to study. The film uses a personal narrative as a window into the global issue of poverty's effect on women and girls.

Welcome 123 new titles from the New York Times
Watch: Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel Open at the Met (Art & Architecture)
Take a 360 tour with Carmen C. Bambach, who curated “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Global Issues Cultural Anthropology Environmental Studies | Anthropology Criminal Justice & Public Safety | Global Issues | Women's Studies Politics & Current Affairs | Criminal Justice & Public Safety Global Issues Black Studies | Global Studies | Political Science NEW FROM SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
August 2019 Editor's Picks
Politics & Current Affairs
Art & Architecture American Music | Blues American Music | Folk Music | Rock Music Anthropology | Sports Medicine & Exercise Science Legal Studies | Paralegal July 2019 Editors Picks: 
Newly Added Documentaries
LGBT Studies | Politics & Current Affairs Politics & Current Affairs | Environmental Studies | Global Issues Politics & Current Affairs

Shout! FactoryWe are excited to welcome Shout! Factory and 30+ of their films to Academic Video Online. These include an Oscar® nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, an Academy Award® nominated actress and films from the acclaimed director, William Herzog and more. Grab some popcorn and enjoy some of these highlights:

Film Film | World History Diginext Films
Health Policy | Social Work 60 new PBS titles including these highlights:
American Government| Public Administration and Policy |Administration of Justice | Criminology Women and Rights | Women and Social Reform

May/June 2019 Editors Picks
Monument Releasing
8 new documentaries and international feature films from Monument Releasing. Highlights include:  
PBS: 65 new titles added, highlights include: Communication | Media Studies
Great Speeches

Great Speeches Volume 31 (2018) includes the following: Anthropology
Media Studies | Film
Movie Talk

April 2019 
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March 2019 Editors Picks
Millennials & Behavioral & Mental Health Education Computer Science
February 2019 Editors Picks
American History | Environmental Studies | History | American Studies | Social Sciences
LOSING ALASKA tells the story of a small community dealing with a slow-moving disaster. They have known for decades that their future was in peril; they have seen the land dropping away on all sides and the river growing stronger year after year. They will lose their first building some time in 2018. The school – the highest building in the town – could be taking in water by 2019. They are losing up to 50 ft of land per year, every year.

Education | Social Sciences | Current Events
WE WILL RISE: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World Around the world, more than 62 million girls are not in school, according to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). As girls grow into adolescence, cultural and familial pressures often make it harder for them to stay in school, though educating women correlates to lower rates of infant mortality, increased GDP, and greater economic security for families. CNN Films has produced a new film about girls overcoming incredible challenges to achieve their educations and change their own lives, with contributions from First Lady Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, and CNN journalist Isha Sesay. 

December 2018/January 2019 Editors Picks
Over 3,900 titles were added to Academic Video Online in 2018. Here are some of the most recent additions showing the breadth and depth of this ever-growing multidisciplinary, comprehensive video collection. Log in here to see more:

4 new BroadwayHD plays:
Understanding the Stock Market The stock market – buying and selling stocks – has been creating wealth for Americans for over 200 years. For students in college, it is important to understand the role the stock market might play in their financial future. This video will review the history of the stock market, the Dow Jones and S&P 500, dividends vs. growth stocks, and investment strategies.
Part of an EXCLUSIVE series: A Students Guide to Personal Financial Success.

Rise & Shine: A Story about Breakfast Makers Who cooks breakfast in your family? In this short documentary, four diverse families discover a simmering conflict behind "the most important meal of the day."
Experimental Research Methods, Laboratory Experiments
This video uses some famous psychological studies to explain the experimental method and illustrate how laboratory experiments are done, their strengths and limitations and, often forgotten, how these limitations do not apply uniformly to all experimental studies.

New Health Innovations series includes 58 short video documentaries addressing topics such as Cervical Cancer, Helping Babies Survive, Beating Heart Failure, Developing a Universal Flu Vaccine and more.
October Editors Picks
2018 Nobel Peace Prize Winner - Subject of ON HER SHOULDERS Coming December 2018!
Watch the Trailer:
Global Issues | Environmental Justice | Environment & Social Issues | Politics & Current Affairs
Prepare for Native American Heritage Month in November and Share Counseling Theory
New Counseling Theories in Action Series Available: Ideal for Counseling Theories Courses Education | Criminal Justice | Politics & Current Affairs | Social Sciences American History | Black Studies | Education | Diversity | Social Sciences Environmental Studies | History | Politics & Current Affairs | Social Sciences
September Editors Picks: (New & Hot Documentaries)
Global Issues | Social Sciences | Politics & Current Affairs | Human Rights Studies Global Issues | Social Sciences | Environmental Studies | Politics & Current Affairs Ethics | Business | Legal Studies | Human Rights Studies | History | Philosophy August Editors Picks:
Business & Economics | Social Sciences | Political Science | Environmental Studies Media Studies | Health Sciences | Allied Health | Social Studies | Chemistry | Biology  
Media Studies | Film Studies  
Diversity Studies | Political Science | Current Affairs
 July Editors Picks:
Nutrition/Health Performing Arts Politics/Current Affairs June Editors Picks:
Business and Economics
History, Black Studies Environmental Studies History, Science
May's Editors Picks:
For Gender and Women’s Studies
For Education, Sociology, Asian Studies, Diversity Studies, Anthropology For Environmental Science For Performing Arts  


New issues-based documentaries have been added such as:  See more Collective Eye films here.

New business videos from Berrett-Koehler include:
Watch more here.
Sony Pictures Classics now has 10 new feature films available, watch Call Me By Your Name or The Seagull (with Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss) and explore others at the link above.

We are so excited to have Juno Films as part of our Academic Video Online family. And now you can enjoy their amazing films on our new video interface. Or enjoy our Juno Films channel.

More documentaries and features from Cinema Guild. MARQUEE ARTS
We’re so happy we could DANCE! Welcome Marquee Arts to Academic Video Online. Their videos bring the best of dance from critically acclaimed performances and highly regarded performers and choreographers touring the world’s most prestigious venues. Over 25 performances now available Exclusive to Academic Video Online.

PBS – 43 new titles have been added this month, providing over 1000 PBS titles for your patrons to enjoy. Highlighted new content includes:
CNN – Over 450 titles are being added to Academic Video Online in the coming months. Over 150 are now live including Leading Women, Business Traveller, Culinary Journeys and more. Check back often to see new videos. Upcoming highlights include: Dow Jones – Exclusive to Academic Video Online, enjoy Dow Jones’ first availability in the education market with business oriented videos such as When #MeToo Hits Home, The Social Implications of Machine Learning, Shifting Workplace Expectations and more.
Bloomberg With almost 3,400 videos from Bloomberg, we are excited to add 10 new titles this month on business, political science and more. Watch Author Roxane Gay is Not Your Typical Feminist.

Talkin’ Success provides videos on entrepreneurship sure to be of interest to business professors and students everywhere.

ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) – 14 new education titles were added to Academic Video Online on curriculum development, lesson planning, and assessment.
BBC Learning Content: More than 1,500 highly sought-after BBC Studios educational titles coming to Academic Video Online in 2019. Learn more.

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Student Success Video Series
While in high school, students, their parents, teachers, and guidance counselors all tend to focus on the process of getting students into college.  While SAT prep and the college search process are important, what’s equally important is helping students prepare for the choices and decisions they will make once they are in college. 

New and Exclusive to Alexander Street, the Student Success video series offers research-based, yet practical, advice to help students develop the essential life and learning skills needed to support a happy, healthy, and productive higher education experience.  Perfect for first-year students as well as anyone who works with students - residential life/orientation staff, counseling centers, librarians, and faculty. The series includes 20-min videos on the following topics:  Preview the series here.

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New Video Interface Coming Soon
Alexander Street is proud to announce upcoming changes to our video interface. These improvements will include:
Annenberg Learner 
Annenberg Learner understands that everyone is a lifelong learner, from teachers to professors to students. With that, they provide content to help instructors of all levels teach their courses and stay up-to-date in their areas of expertise as well as support students in the learning process. With 300 videos recently added to Academic Video Online, below are some highlights. Explore our whole Annenberg Learner offering. Microtraining Associates
Microtraining Associates produces mental health training videos for students and faculty. Their videos provide access to experts working on the most important research in the field, cover the most current topics in the profession, and demonstrate the empathy and skills needed to work with frequently underserved populations. 5 new videos have been produced and added this summer in counseling and social work.

Contemporary Arts Media
Contemporary Arts Media was founded in 2000 and their mission is to promote art and culture in education. Their films represent a range of art forms: performance, music, visual arts, photography, theatre, dance, and more.  Highlights:

CandidCareer provides over 100 videos that deliver career advice and industry insight. Videos include interviews with working professionals in careers like Architecture, Commercial Banking, and Environmental Science, tips on making an industry change, advice on deciding about grad school, and how to work a career fair. Designed to help students learn about the professional world and make informed decisions about their career paths.
Sony Pictures Classics*
With the best of world cinema from the 1990s to today and a strong documentary emphasis, we are excited to announce that Academic Video Online has added over 270 Sony Pictures Classics titles. Available to the educational market only from Alexander Street, these videos contain the most studied and important films of the last 25 years. Since 1993, the Sony Pictures Classics catalog has been known for receiving over 100 Academy Award® nominations and has won 33 Oscars®, including 5 Best Documentary winners and 13 Best Foreign Language Films.*  Highlights include:
*U.S. colleges and universities only

Milestone Films*
Milestone partners with archives around the world to restore and remaster important and overlooked films, winning numerous industry awards in the process. Perhaps America’s leading independent curator of vital film restorations, Milestone features eighteen films on the National Film Registry – a rare combination of canonical films with overlooked gems worthy of rediscovery.* 
Highlights include:
*Territory restrictions apply.

For Dummies
The mission of dummies™ is to create learning experiences that effectively present a range of relevant topics in an approachable and simple way where even the most complex subjects can be readily understood by anyone who wants to learn. Through expert content, engaging experiences and an approachable style, learners at every level can confidently use their knowledge to fuel their pursuit of professional advancement and personal betterment. Academic Video Online is happy to add the dummies™ video series (1,100 titles) to our content offering expanding our range of educational videos further than ever. Highlights include:

Bloomberg Media Distribution
Over 150 Bloomberg Media Distribution video titles have been added to Academic Video Online, spanning business and finance, politics, technology, entertainment, music, sports and health and science discoveries. This new content shows our continued commitment to providing you the best, most up-to-date resources for your patrons. Highlights include:

From science to history, art to Shakespeare, diversity to business and economics and more, give your patrons access to documentaries and series from PBS, including: *North America Only
Whether someone wants to make a living from their creative passion or simply create for fun, it’s CreativeLive’s mission to champion their efforts and see them through to success. CreativeLive offers a holistic approach to learning with access to hundreds of curated classes taught by the world’s top experts, inspiring interviews and tips from creative influencers, and hands-on projects to motivate and put the learning into practice. Over 60 new videos are now available, including:
It's curtains up in the classroom when students find a front-row seat to some of the best live theatre straight from the New York theatre scene! Award-winning writers, directors and actors become partners in theatre, drama, dance, music, and even literature studies. Highlights include:
Dallas Learning Solutions (DLS)
30 new Earth Science titles have been added from Dallas Learning Solutions (DLS). With nearly 2,000 titles, this content addresses introductory history, economics, communications, biology, sociology, health, and government courses. Here are some highlights from the new additions in Geology and Earth Science to share with your science faculty and students:
The George Balanchine Foundation
Several new videos have been added from The George Balanchine Foundation, which helps to advance the development of dance by giving students insight into the dance world with these insightful videos. Highlights include:
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