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December/January 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: https://search.alexanderstreet.com/avonPERFORMING ARTS
4 new BroadwayHD plays:
GLOBAL ISSUES | POLITICS & CURRENT AFFAIRS
On Her Shoulders
23 year old, Nadia Murad, a once ordinary girl, is a survivor of the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq who was able to escape sexual slavery at the hands of ISIS, has become a relentless beacon of hope for her people. On Her Shoulders
follows this strong-willed young woman as she fights to bring ISIS to justice and save her people from extinction.
Undercover in the Alt Right
shows one brave young man’s year trying to show the Alt-right for what they really are. Using a false online identity, and armed with a secret camera and a huge amount of courage, we follow Patrik Hermannson as he infiltrates Neo-Nazi and right-wing extremist groups exposing them as white supremacists for the digital age, organized, dangerous and determined to change western society.
Wisconsin was a testing ground for the nation in 2011 as big money attempted to undo basic workers' rights when newly-elected Republican Governor Scott Walker suddenly stripped collective bargaining power from the state's public employees. Wisconsin Rising catapults the viewer into the days, weeks, and months when Wisconsinites fought back against power, authority, and injustice. STUDENT SUCCESS | PERSONAL FINANCEUnderstanding 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
. SOCIAL SCIENCESEDUCATION
(Part of the POV Series: PBS) What would you do if your community gave up on your child? In New Jersey, the parents of a boy on the autism spectrum take matters into their own hands. They form a competitive swim team, recruiting diverse teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. Swim Team
chronicles the extraordinary rise of three diverse young athletes, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels like winning.DIVERSITY STUDIES/SOCIOLOGY
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." SOCIAL WORK
is a short documentary that follows the lives of three millennials and their unique journeys into adulthood in a society that questions their generation’s capacity to be responsible and mature.
Living on One Dollar
is an award-winning film following the experience of four friends as they live on less than $1 a day for two months in rural Guatemala. They battle hunger, parasites and the realization that there are no easy answers. Yet, the generosity and strength of Rosa, a 20-year-old woman with her husband Anthony, and Chino, a 12-year-old boy gives them hope that there are effective ways to make a difference. PSYCHOLOGYExperimental 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.HEALTH POLICY | HEALTH SCIENCES | PUBLIC HEALTH
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 Picks2018 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
- Subject of ON HER SHOULDERS Coming December 2018!
Global Issues | Environmental Justice | Environment & Social Issues | Politics & Current AffairsPrepare for Native American Heritage Month in November and Share
- Twenty-three-year-old Nadia Murad’s life is a dizzying array of exhausting undertakings—from giving testimony before the U.N. to visiting refugee camps to soul-bearing media interviews and one-on-one meetings with top government officials. With deep compassion and a formal precision and elegance that matches Nadia’s calm and steely demeanor, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach follows this strong-willed young woman, who survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaped the hands of ISIS to become a relentless beacon of hope for her people, even when at times she longs to lay aside this monumental burden and simply have an ordinary life.
Counseling TheoryNew Counseling Theories in Action Series Available: Ideal for Counseling Theories Courses
- The Return of Navajo Boy & Epilogue: An official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and PBS, this film is an internationally acclaimed documentary that reunited a Navajo family and triggered a federal investigation into uranium contamination. This is a story of Elsie Mae Begay, whose history in pictures reveals an incredible and ongoing struggle for environmental justice.
Education | Criminal Justice | Politics & Current Affairs | Social Sciences
- Watch expert clinicians “bring counseling theory to life” in Alexander Street’s exclusive Counseling Theories in Action Video Series. This video series presents four clinicians working from Psychodynamic, Adlerian, Gestalt, and Multicultural Feminist theoretical frameworks with a variety of clients. The videos are an ideal complement to complex textbook reading, demonstrating popular theoretical approaches in video form that will help guide students toward successful outcomes with their clients.
American History | Black Studies | Education | Diversity | Social Sciences
- School Me! College for Prisoners: The University of Houston Clear Lake has a long-standing presence in a South Texas Prison, the Ramsey Unit. Inmates at this unit are able to finish both BA and MA degrees, granted by UHCL. This unique subject matter about university-level teaching in the U.S. prison system provides rare access with a camera in a prison unit. It is not only a film “about” the subject at hand, it gives inmates a rare opportunity to make their voices heard.
Environmental Studies | History | Politics & Current Affairs | Social Sciences
- Tell Them We are Rising: The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century, and profoundly influenced the course of the nation for over 150 years – yet remains largely unknown. This powerful documentary, by Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams, tells the uplifting, empowering story of these academic institutions. (PBS, 2017)
September Editors Picks: (New & Hot Documentaries)Global Issues | Social Sciences | Politics & Current Affairs | Human Rights Studies
- Saving the Great Swamp: The Battle to Defeat the Jetport: This documentary tells the story of the events, people, and politics behind the struggle to preserve a rural of New Jersey between 1959 and 1968. The fight began when the powerful Port of New York Authority announced plans to construct a huge 10,000 acre “jetport” 26 miles west of NYC. A grassroots movement started in a local high school and grew to epic proportions and continues to serve as a model for community action.
Global Issues | Social Sciences | Environmental Studies | Politics & Current Affairs
- Workers Cup: ‘The Workers Cup’ is set inside the labor camps of Qatar, where the World Cup is being built on the backs of 1.6 million migrant workers. The film follows a team of laborers living a real-life version of fantasy football. By day they sweat to build the World Cup and by night they compete in a “workers welfare” football tournament, playing in the same stadiums that will one day host the world’s greatest players. Each match offers them a momentary escape from the homesickness and isolation they endure as the lowest class in the world’s richest country.
Ethics | Business | Legal Studies | Human Rights Studies | History | Philosophy
- Anote’s Ark: What if your country was swallowed by the sea? The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 100,000) is one of the most remote places on the planet. Despite its small stature, it is confronting an existential dilemma: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise. Kiribati’s President, Anote Tong, races to find a way to protect his nation’s people and maintain their dignity. Set against the backdrop of international climate and human rights negotiations, at stake is the very survival of the Kiribati people and 4,000 years of Kiribati culture.
August Editors Picks:Business & Economics | Social Sciences | Political Science | Environmental Studies
- Playing God: Why is the life of a fire-fighter who died a hero in the Twin Towers on September 11 worth, on average, a million dollars less than that of a stockbroker who lost his life in the same disaster? How much money should oil giant BP pay the countless fishermen on the Gulf of Mexico who are fighting for their livelihoods in the wake of the largest oil spill in history? “Playing God” asks us to ponder difficult ethical questions around our moral compass and the intersection between economic interests and the value of human life.
Media Studies | Health Sciences | Allied Health | Social Studies | Chemistry | Biology
- Patrimonio: What are the rights of small, under-represented communities in the face of global business interests and unsustainable development? What can they do to stand up for those rights and their way of life? Meet Rosario Salvatierra, a fourth-generation fisherman from a small desert town on the Pacific coast of Baja California Sur in this powerful, yet intimate, documentary, and follow the efforts of his family as they struggle to educate and organize their community against the developers.
Media Studies | Film Studies
- Target Zero is a hybrid series of animation and documentary style filmmaking that focuses on the importance of compassionate care of HIV-positive patients. It provides an understanding of diseases and medications at the molecular level and the rationale for patient compliance to HIV drug regimens through character-based stories.
- The series tells the stories of two HIV-positive pregnant women hoping to deliver HIV-negative babies, and two young men hoping to prevent contracting the HIV virus using PrEP.
- A collaboration among scientists with expertise in structural biology and documentary filmmaking their goal is to bring together science and art to educate and inspire.
Diversity Studies | Political Science | Current Affairs
- Anne Misawa – One in a series about female Hawai’ian filmmakers – learn about cinematographer and director, ANNE MISAWA. Here directorial credits include “Waking Mele” (Sundance Film Festival), “Eden’s Curve”, and the feature length documentary, “State Of Aloha”. Her work as cinematographer includes the stunning “Margarita with a Straw” and “Treeless Mountain”, nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography.
July Editors Picks:Nutrition/Health
- Migrants Risk the Dangerous Trip to the U.S. Because It’s Safer Than Staying Home For migrants, many from Central America, the United States represents the opportunity for a better life, and sometimes the escape from mortal danger. Nick Schifrin revisits some NewsHour stories of those who made the difficult decision to risk the treacherous journey, then learns more from Jason Marczak of the Atlantic Council.
- Chronic Disease, Obesity, and Poor Nutrition Health: Educate your students on the history of chronic disease, its link to obesity and poor nutrition, and pave a path to better food choices to reduce this pattern in future generations.
- Food, Nutrition, and Good Health: Introduce the exciting and challenging discipline of nutrition, and trace the dramatic shift in people’s relationship with food and good health.
- No Evidence of Disease (N.E.D.): “No Evidence of Disease” are the words every patient dreams of hearing, but in this case, it’s a band, which makes it even more powerful. Follow an unconventional rock band made up of six GYN surgeons, each passionate about music and outraged by the wall of silence surrounding their field. Their hopes are to give a loud and clear voice to the full range of women’s health needs, not just those most popular in the media. As music and medicine join forces in the fight for life, our surgeons are transformed into rising rock stars, while their patients and loved ones jump on the train, infusing the struggle for survival with heart, hope and rock ‘n’ roll.
- Indecent: Straight from the 2017 Broadway scene, Tony Award® winning ‘Indecent’ is inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch's ‘God of Vengeance’—a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture, and by others as an act of traitorous libel. The play charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.
June Editors Picks:Business and Economics
- Divided States of America: Part 1: FRONTLINE investigates the partisanship that gridlocked Washington in the Obama era, and the polarized America that Donald Trump inherits as president.
History, Black Studies
- Banking on Bitcoin: Bitcoin was created to disrupt the status quo. After years of underground development, Bitcoin grabbed the attention of a curious public and the ire of regulators.
- The Negro Leagues: Long before Jackie Robinson integrated Major League Baseball, the Negro Leagues broke down segregation barriers. This short video provides the history and cultural significance of the Negro Leagues.
- Tomorrow: In 2012, Nature published a study predicting that humankind could disappear between 2040 and 2100. Tomorrow presents concrete solutions implemented by hundreds of communities worldwide across food, energy, finance, and education.
- Fight for Space: The Space Race of the 1960s inspired a generation to pursue careers in STEM. Since then, interest in space exploration has diminished. This film is an urgent call to re-awaken our sense of wonder and discovery for the next generation.
May's Editors Picks:For Gender and Women’s Studies
For Education, Sociology, Asian Studies, Diversity Studies, Anthropology
- Leitis in Waiting: This is the story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga Leitis, an intrepid group of transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism in their highly religious and conservative South Pacific Kingdom.
For Environmental Science
- Maineland: The past decade has seen an explosion of Chinese students attending U.S. colleges and universities. This documentary, shot over 3 years, follows two Chinese teens and their experiences attending American schools.
For Performing Arts
- White Waves: Litter, wastewater, industrial products and chemicals are polluting today’s oceans. Surfers are uniquely positioned to see and feel the effects of polluted waters. White Waves shows the dedicated efforts of surfers who think globally, and act locally to combat this growing problem.
- Butoh-Piercing the Mask: In the early 1960s, Butoh dance exploded onto the Japanese stage. This documentary pierces the mystery and mystique of a dance movement adored by the West.
BBC Studios Content:
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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.
- A Student’s Guide to Stress Management
- A Student's Guide to College Life and Changing Relationships
- A Student’s Guide to a Meaningful Career
- A Student’s Guide to College Transition
- A Student’s Guide to Communication and Self-Presentation
- A Student’s Guide to Exercise for Improving Health
- A Student’s Guide to Math Success
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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
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Microtraining AssociatesMicrotraining 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 MediaContemporary 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 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.*
*Territory restrictions apply.
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:
- Wolf Hall – a historic drama for a modern audience, and 2016 Peabody Award and Golden Globe winner, Wolf Hall follows the complex machinations and back-room dealings of accomplished power broker Thomas Cromwell, who must serve king and country while dealing with deadly political intrigue.
- New episodes of Frontline, such as Raising Adam Lanza, Putin’s Way and The Meth Epidemic
- New episodes of NOVA and Nature, like What Plants Talk About and Saving Hubble
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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:
- Sam Shepard’s highly studied Pulitzer Prize™-winning play Buried Child stars Ed Harris (2016)
- Tony™ Award winning musical She Loves Me with its original revival cast: Jane Krakowski, Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi (2016)
- Based on a book by Tony winner John Caird, Daddy Long Legs has music from Tony nominee Paul Gordon and is performed by Megan McGinnis and Adam Halpin (2015)
- Tony™ Lifetime Achievement award winner James Earl Jones tackles one of theatre’s most iconic roles in Shakespeare’s King Lear (1974)
- Verbal wordplay and dashing swordplay abound as Tony and Academy Award winner Kevin Kline portrays the long-nosed poet in Cyrano de Bergerac opposite Jennifer Garner (2008)
- Learn how the Tin Man lost his heart in The Woodsman, a touching exploration of a piece of Oz told through music and puppetry (2008)
- Watch two of the greatest clowns of our generation at the top of their game as Tony winners David Shiner and Bill Irwin enchant audiences in Old Hats (2016)
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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