Educational Films Collection  
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December 2011

Hello Faculty,


I hope you had a productive semester. I want to let you know with your suggestions we added 85 new films to our collection this semester and we also repurchased 60 of our highly used VHS films with DVD copies. We are continuously replacing VHS films with DVD copies, however there are several thousand films that need to be repurchased on DVD so this will take us some time. I appreciate your patience and understanding while we are doing this. If you have any questions about the process please feel free to contact me.


Have a relaxing break and I look forward to working with you in the Spring semester,


Contact Us:
   Amy Trepal
Amy Trepal
Manager - Educational Films
Room 317
Thomas Cooper Library 803-777-2858 
Featured Film:

The Times of Harvey Milk  


Documents the life, career, and assassination of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person elected to public office in San Francisco. Milk was shot to death, along with Mayor George Moscone, by city supervisor Dan White on Nov. 22, 1978; White was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and was paroled in 1985. Examines Milk's life leading up to his assassination, his successful efforts to politically represent San Francisco's gay community, and the city's reaction to the assassinations through extensive news footage and personal recollections.

Film Suggestion?

If you know of a new film that you would like us to add to the collection please send me an e-mail  including the title, director, year, and any other information that will help in finding the film.

Educational Film Database:
Want to search what we already have? Visit the Educational Film Database and search our film collection in a variety of ways including title, language, or genre


African American Research in the 21st Century  


Presentations from conference sponsored by University of South Carolina's Institute for African American Research.

Anatomy of a Murder 


Emotions flare as a jealous Army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his seductive, beautiful wife.

Boyz N the Hood Boyz N the Hood


Three friends struggle to survive in South Central Los Angeles where friendship, pain, danger and love form a true picture of life in "the hood."



Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals... 

The Bro Code 


Filmmaker Thomas Keith takes aim at the forces in male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. Keith breaks down a range of contemporary media forms, zeroing in on movies and music videos ...

Cold Fish 


When Shamotos̀ teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps to resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer to have Shamotos̀ daughter work at their fish store...  (Japanese Language)



One of history's most fateful chapters and greatest adventures. The exploration of the America's by Spanish soldier-explorers, and the experiences and tragedies they had once there.

Corpse Bride 


Victor has messed up his vows during a wedding rehearsal, and is traveling through the woods, reciting his vows. He stops to rest in the woods, and while practicing. He finally gets them right and ceremoniously ...

Duel in the Sun 


A woman taken into the home of a wealthy rancher becomes the subject of a tug-of-war between his two sons.

Enter the Void 


A brother and sister are trapped in the hellish night time world of Tokyo, where he deals drugs and she works as a stripper. A crime gone bad leads to shocking violence ....

The Experimental Eskimos

Documents an extraordinary attempt at social engineering. The film follows Peter Ittinuar, Zebedee Nungak and Eric Tagoona, who, as 12-year-old boys, were shipped South in the early 1960s from their homes ...

First Person Plural 


In 1966, Deann Borshay Liem was adopted by an American family and was sent from Korea to her new home. Growing up in California, the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated until recurring dreams ...

The French Lieutenant's Woman  


The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century.



A 16-year-old who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt.1 


Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction--the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance...

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 


Emboldened by the return of Lord Voldemort, the Death Eaters are wreaking havoc in both the Muggle and wizarding worlds. Hogwarts, once thought to be a safe haven, may no longer be safe. Harry ...

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix  


Lord Voldemort has returned, but the ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to keep the wizarding world from knowing the truth. They appoint Ministry official Dolores Umbridge as the new ...

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 


Year three at Hogwarts means new fun and challenges as Harry learns the delicate art of approaching a Hippogriff, transforming shape-shifting Boggarts into hilarity and even turning back time. But the term also brings danger: ...  

The Human Body 


This program looks at the variety, meaning and importance of the body we exhibit, and examines 12 different facets of the human body that impact our preferences, ideals, attitudes and self-image.

 Ichi the Killer Ichi the Killer


A killer working for the Yakuza hunts down a sadistic killer who is murdering his co-workers. A bizarre combination of grisly action and comedy. (Japanese Language) 

 The Impossibility of Knowing 


Director Tan Pin Pin visits locations that have experienced tragedies to look for a clue of those happenings. Featured locations include the Nicoli Highway tunnel collapse site, Seletar Expressway where a rare deer was run over...  

  In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee 


Her passport said she was Cha Jung Hee. She knew she was not. So began a 40 year deception for a Korean adoptee who came to the US in 1966. Told to keep her true identity a secret from her new American family, this 8 year old girl ...  



Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most ...

 Liquid Sky 


Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model. The aliens ...  

 Miss Representation 


Explores how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in influential positions in America and challenges the media's portrayals of women.

Mrs. Miniver 


This story of an average English middle-class family begins with the summer of 1939; when the sun shone down on a happy, careless people, who worked and played, reared their children and tended their gardens in that happy ... 



In this cinematic concert, the concluding film of the Qatsi Trilogy preceded by critically acclaimed Koyaanisqatsi ("Life out of balance"), and Powaqqatsi ("Life in transformation"), mesmerizing images reanimated from everyday reality, ... 

The Nightmare Before Christmas 


Jack Skellington is the King of Halloween. He becomes bored with the same routine every year. He decides to take a walk in the woods. There, he discovered a door leading to Christmastown and decides...

Paris in the 19th Century 


This program maps out the transformation of Paris during the 19th century from a stifiling, congested city of narrow and winding streets to an aesthetically pleasing model of Industrial Age modernity. Experts discuss key ...

 The Pill 


Featuring personal accounts from the first generation of women to have access to the Pill, this films show how harnessing female hormones into a little pill unleashed a social revolution unlike any other in our history.

Pray the Devil Back to Hell 


Documentary about a group of brave and visionary women who demanded peace for Liberia, a nation torn to shreds by a bloody civil war, violent warlords and a corrupt Charles Taylor regime. Includes interviews, archival images,...

 Religions of the World 


History and beliefs of six world religions are presented through documentary film, recreations, and interviews with religious leaders.

A Small Act 


When Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it. She certainly never expected to hear from him, but years later she does. Now a Harvard graduate and a Human Rights Lawyer for the United Nations,...

 Sunshine Cleaning 


Rose Lorkowski is a single mother attempting to support her son Oscar and her unreliable sister Norah. She works a mundane job as a maid. Once the head cheerleader in school with plenty of prospects, Rose now has little to show ...  

 The Times of Harvey Milk 


Documents the life, career, and assassination of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person elected to public office in San Francisco. Milk was shot to death, along with Mayor George Moscone, by city  ...

Treasures 5: The West 


Celebrated is the dynamic, gender-bending, ethnically diverse West that flourished in early movies. Presented is the American West as it was recorded and imagined in the first decades of motion pictures. "Brings together 40 ...  

Un Chien Andalou  


Filmed in the subjective language of the unconscious, this early avant-garde film is a surrealist tale of unfulfilled desire, based on an exchange of dreams between Salvador Dali and Luis Bu˝uel. (French Language)

You Don't Know Dick 


Provides honest and riveting portraits of six men who once were women. Through their commentaries and the experiences of partners, friends, and family emerges an unforgettable story of self-discovery.