Still from Crime + Punishment, available on DVD

Ellen Sexton

Available in AVON streaming videos

Our AVON collection of streaming films from Proquest/Alexander Street continues to grow, with the addition of David Attenborough’s stunning documentaries Blue Planet and Blue Planet II and other BBC natural history series.

Did you know you can explore international art house cinema in AVON? It includes films that have won awards at major film festivals — Cannes, Berlin, Busan, Locarno, BAFTA, as well as the U.S. Golden Globes, Sunshine and Academy Awards. Spanish language works include Ariel award winners from the Mexican Academy of Film. You can search and browse these films using the AVON awards index.

Recently added to our Films on Demand streaming collection

The Cannibal on Bus 1170: Rethinking Moral Panics. 2019. (7 minutes). ShortCuts TV.

White fright. 2019. (30 minutes). In 2015, the people of Islamberg, NY, discovered that a Tennessee minister was plotting the deadliest attack on US soil since 9/11 against their village. White Fright cross-examines the US’s inconsistent system of national security, the media’s role in exacerbating terrorist threats, and the failure to protect vulnerable communities from racist attacks.

Returning citizens. 2017. (60 minutes). Focuses on a group of individuals released from prison who are looking for a second chance.

Dark money. 2018. (90 minutes). PBS. Dark Money examines the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials.

Recently added to our Docuseek2 streaming collection:

Between the lines. 1997. (21 minutes). A documentary about women who cut themselves.

Capturing the flag. 2018. (76 minutes). Explores voter suppression in North Carolina as witnessed by four activists.

When abortion was illegal. 2002. (67 minutes). Documents devastating experiences of abortion during the early and mid-20th century in the U.S.

New DVDs

BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez. 2015. DVD-1536 Poet and activist, leader in the 1960s Black Arts Movement. “I want to tell people how I became this woman with razor blades between her teeth.”

Sweet crude. 2009. DVD-1537 Documentary on the Niger delta.

Rezoning Harlem. 2010. DVD-1534 Harlem community members fight a 2008 rezoning.

Inocente. 2012. 40 minutes. DVD-1531 A homeless, undocumented 15 year old girl becomes an artist.

Girlfight. 2004. DVD-1532 Director Karyn Kusama’s feature film debut.

Crime + punishment. 2018. DVD-1539 Chronicles the struggles of a group of Black and Latino NYPD whistleblower police officers, amidst a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas.

Maria in Nobody’s Land. 2010. DVD-1540 Three women leave abusive husbands and travel from El Salvador overland towards the U.S.

Grace, Milly, Lucy—child soldiers. 2010. DVD-1541 Documents the post-conflict life of Ugandan girls.

Please explore our film & video collections via our updated guide.

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