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January 2012

Welcome back Faculty,


I hope you all had a relaxing break. While you are putting together your syllabi for the Spring semester don't forget about Educational Films, our collection is full of films that can be used to enhance your students learning experience. If there is something we don't have that you would like to use don't hesitate to ask, your input on our film collection is very important to me. If you do know of films that you would like to use, whether we have them or not, email me your list and I will be more than happy to book the films and send them to your office at the appropriate time.


Wishing you a great semester,


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

Adaptation of the stage production which relocates the action to a nameless 20th-century underground facility, offering a parable of the quest for power in the modern world. Stars Patrick Stewart as Macbeth.

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


New films acquired during November - December 2011.

America: The Story of Us America: The Story of Us


A riveting adventure of how America was invented. 'America the Story of Us' focuses on the people, ideas and events that built our nation, covering 400 years of American history in the most extensive and in-depth television series ever produced by History.  

Arrested Development, Season 1  


Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned, but the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable. 

Arrested Development, Season 2  


As his father continues to face legal trouble, Michael Bluth runs the family business, tackling a host of legal and financial issues while trying to cope with his eccentric relatives. 

 Arrested Development, Season 3 


The Bluth family returns for another season of life after credit cards. Michael learns which family member is the real brains behind all the madness.

Cars 2   Cars 2 


Star racecar Lightning McQueen and the incomparable tow truck Mater take their friendship on the road from Radiator Springs to exciting new places when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world's fastest car. But the road to the championship ...

Classic Piaget Collection Vol 1 & 2 


In Classification, Drs. Robert Karplus and Celia Stendler Lavatelli, use Piagetian classification tasks to demonstrate how children's ability to use categories develops during middle childhood. In Conservation children between the ages of 5 and 12 perform various tasks which illustrate the Piagetian concept of ...  

The Color of Fear Vol. 1-3  


Color of fear 1: "About eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino, and African descent who spend a weekend together talking about racism. Out of their confrontations and struggles to understand each other emerges a dialogue that most of us fear, but hope will happen sometime in our lives.

Deadline Every Second  


Following twelve top photojournalists in eight countries as they cover war, political clashes, financial markets, natural disasters, sports and human interest. 

Ellis Island   


A look at the history of Ellis Island, the primary immigration point into the United States from 1892-1954.    

Erik H. Erikson: A Life's Work 


Using archival materials and newly shot footage, this film introduces students to the rich wisdom of Erik H. Erikson. Best known for his identification of eight stages of the life cycle, Erikson spent a lifetime observing and studying ...  

The Eye of the Storm  


Documents an innovative experiment in which Jane Elliott, a third-grade teacher, divides her all-white class into "blue-eyes" and "brown-eyes," making each group superior or inferior on successive days. Demonstrates the nature and ...


This 3-disc set organizes 17 of avant garde filmmaker James Richard Broughton's films into three distinct eras to capture the breadth and evolution of his themes and subject matter.

Game Over: Gender, Race & Violence in Video Games  


Discusses the controversial topic of video game violence. Encourages critical thinking about video games rather than dismissing the technology as harmless.  

Growing Up Female 


Describes the socialization of American women through a personal look into the lives of six females ranging from kindergarten age to middle age. Shows the influence of such forces as parents, teachers, guidance counselors, the media, advertising, pop music, and marriage.  

 In this first-ever full-text film of William Shakespeare's work, the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer. Meanwhile, war is brewing. Stars Kenneth Branagh as Hamlet.

The Holy Mountain 


A Christlike figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. He joins a group of six wealthy and powerful individuals and together they ascend the Holy Mountain to gain the secret of eternal life. 

It's Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School 


Takes cameras into classrooms across the U.S. to look at one of today's most controversial issues: whether and how gay issues should be discussed in schools ... Makes the case that all children are affected by anti-gay prejudice ...  

 Presents William Shakespeare's play about a foolish king who divides his realm between two ungrateful daughters. Stars Laurence Olivier as King Lear. 

King Lear 


Proposing to divide his vast kingdom amongst his three daughters, Goneril, Regan, and Cornelia, Lear devises a test for his offspring to convince him of their suitability and compassion for rule. Goneril and Regan's true colors ...

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women 


Filmed on location at many places actually frequented by the real persons portrayed and featuring a script written from primary sources, this documentary tells the life story of American author Louisa May Alcott, chronicling her ...


Adaptation of the stage production which relocates the action to a nameless 20th-century underground facility, offering a parable of the quest for power in the modern world. Stars Patrick Stewart as Macbeth.

Maya Deren: Experimental Films 


Examples of Maya Deren's work, considered to exemplify the American avant-garde film movement of the 1940s and 1950s.  

A Midsummer Night's Dream 


Shakespeare's play about devilish fairies, bedeviled lovers and tradesmen-actors. Plots intertwine as entangled love affairs, the comical performance of a "play within a play" by the tradesmen of Athens, and the antics in fairyland ...  

My Perestroika 


Follows five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times, from their sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia. ...

 Page One: Inside the New York Times Page One


This documentary chronicles the transformation of The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk, as the Internet redefines the media industry by surpassing print as the main source of news. At the ...  

Piaget's Developmental Theory: An Overview 


Combines archival footage of Dr. Jean Piaget with newly-shot footage of Dr. Elkind conducting interviews with children of various ages. The film serves as an introduction to Piaget's work while presenting his current theories on developmental psychology.  

Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America 


A dramatic and timely exploration of domestic abuse, which examines the persistence of violence against women in the US, through the story of Kim, a mother of three in Duluth, MN. Duluth was the birthplace of a revolution in ...  

Princess Bride 


Heartbroken over the death of her beloved Westley, beautiful Buttercup finally succumbs to the advances of the wicked Prince Humperdinck. Yet, when she's suddenly kidnapped by a motley band of deviants, what gallant hero ...  

This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. ...

Prospero's Books 


In this adaption of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Prospero imagines and writes the play, speaking the characters' lines as he writes.  

The Rape of Europa 


Imagine the world without our masterpieces. Interviews with eyewitnesses and historians and newsreel footage show how during World War II the Nazis systematically took or destroyed the art of Europe. It follows the heroic ...  

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead 


The fringe characters from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' take center stage at Elsinore. 

Sankofa Sankofa


A story about the transformation of a self-possessed African-American woman sent on a spiritual journey in time to experience the pain of slavery and the discovery of her African identity. 

Sherlock Holmes 


After finally catching serial killer and occult 'sorcerer' Lord Blackwood, legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson can close yet another successful case. After his execution, Blackwood mysteriously returns ...  

Super Fly 

Priest is a cocaine dealer who is just smart enough to know that there's no real future in dealing coke, and makes a proposal to his partner Eddie that would leave them with a million dollar profit each. But Scatter, the dealer who set Priest up in the cocaine trade, is both unwilling and unable to sell them that much product. As Priest looks for a new source for his big score, one of his underlings, Fat Freddie, is picked ...

Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press 


A documentary on the life and work of George Seldes, America's most important press critic. The film includes archival footage and photographs, and provides a fresh perspective on 20th century history, while raising profound questions about America's news media. 

The Tempest 


Television adaption of Shakespeare's play revolving around an enchanted island, an exiled Duke, young lovers, and a framework of conspiracy.  

El Topo 


After coming upon the scene of a horrifying massacre, roaming gunslinger El Topo demands justice. He learns that the atrocity was committed by someone named The Colonel, and after tracking down the villain and his equally vile ...  


Doug MacRay is leader of a Boston bank robber gang but not cut from the same cloth as his fellow thieves. When Doug falls into a passionate romance with the bank manager briefly taken hostage in their last heist, he wants out of this life and out of the town. As the Feds close in and the crew questions his loyalty, he has one of two choices: betray his friends or lose the woman he loves.

The Tragedy of Richard III 


Shakespeare's play about Richard of Gloucester, a self-proclaimed villain who usurps the crown. Through family machinations, political marriages and military coups, this play portrays the tumultuous reign of King Edward IV and the ascension of Richard to the throne, an intricate period in English history.  

Twelfth Night 


Twins Sebastian and Viola are separated after a shipwreck and believe each other dead. Viola disguises herself as a page boy, Cesario, to work for Duke Orsino and falls in love with him, but he loves Olivia, who falls in love with Cesario....  

The Walking Dead, Season 1 


Waking up in an empty hospital after weeks in a coma, County Sheriff Rick Grimes finds himself alone. The world he knows is gone, ravaged by a zombie epidemic. He sets out on a search to find what has happened to his family.