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February  2013

Hello Faculty,


I hope that your semester is going along smoothly. I wanted to make you aware of some of the streaming video options that are available to you, both the ones that the library has licensed and ones that are free to all on the internet. I have compiled a list with a link and description of each on our LibGuide, please go and check them out. These sites cover everything from American and World History to BBC Archives, European Cinema from the 19th Century- 1970's, and Southern food. If you have questions about any of these sites or streaming video in general please feel free to contact me.


Contact Us:
   Amy Trepal
Amy Trepal
Manager - Educational Films
Room 317
Thomas Cooper Library 803-777-2858 
Featured Film:
The Secret of the Wild Child

Examines the case of "Genie," a girl whose parents kept her locked in a bedroom in total isolation, until she was discovered in 1970 at age 13. At first, her rehabilitation seemed to be an opportunity to test hypotheses of language acquisition, but disputes about the nature of her disabilities, the intensity of her therapy, and the progress of government funded research turned Genie's case into a sad example of the ethical quandaries of research on human subjects.
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.

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  New films acquired during January 2013.



Follows four babies from different parts of the globe as they navigate their first year of life. Features Ponijao from Namibia, Bayarjargal from Mongolia, Hattie who lives in San Francisco, and Mari from Tokyo.

Bathing Babies in Three Cultures 


A comparative series showing the interplay between mother and child in different settings--bathing in the Sepik River in New Guinea, in American bathrooms in the 1930's and in the 1940's, and in a mountain village of Bali.

The Black Press 


Presents a history of African-American newspapers and journalism from the mid-19th century through the 20th century. Tells of the struggles against censorship and discrimination and for freedom of the press, with commentary by historians, journalists, and photojournalists.



Coalition politics catapult moderate minority-party politician Birgitte Nyborg into the office of Prime Minister of Denmark. When she appoints reporter Kasper Juul as her press secretary, things are further complicated by the reporter's girlfriend, another reporter, from whom secrets must be kept. Danish Language

Carolina Brogue 


The Ocracoke "brogue" is the famous local dialect. To some of the native islanders, there are only two kinds of people in the world: O'Cockers and Dingbatters (natives and non-natives, respectively). Because of its isolation, Ocracoke speech patterns have taken on a unique dialect or "brogue" and expressions over the past 250 years.

Civilisation  Civilisation  


Art historian Sir Kenneth Clark presents an epic examination of Western European culture, defining what he considers to be the crucial phases of its development. This lavish series was hailed as a masterpiece when it was broadcast in 1969.

The Day the Earth Stood Still  


A spaceship lands in Washington, D.C., capturing the attention of the world. But the alien emissary it brings refuses to reveal his mission to any single government, leaving the military, the politicians, and millions of ordinary ...

ED 101 


 Illustrates the four types of eating disorders through expert interviews, personal family stories, hopeful journeys of recovery and Nor.mal: rock musical footage sung by Broadway and American Idol performers.

For the Bible Tells Me So 


Brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, and reveals that religious anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a misinterpretation of the Bible. Through the experiences of five very normal, Christian, American ...  

Generation M 


Despite the achievements of the women's movement over the past four decades, misogyny remains a persistent force in American culture. In this ... documentary, Thomas Keith, Professor of Philosophy at California State ...  

Gettysburg  Gettysburg  


Gettysburg will strip away the romanticized veneer of the Civil War and present the engagement in a new light: a visceral, terrifying experience with everything on the line. At its core, this is the story of the soldiers on the ground, not the generals who commanded from behind the frontlines. Compelling CGI and powerful action footage place viewers in the midst of the fighting, delivering both an emotional cinematic experience.

Hatfields & McCoys 


Dramatizes the historic feud between two families living along the Tug Fork River on the border between West Virginia and Kentucky in the late 1800s.

The Human Family Tree 


Join geneticist Spencer Wells and a team from National Geographic's Genographic Project as they trace the human journey through time, from our origins in the heart of Africa to the ends of the world.

I Love Lucy- Season 4 


I Love Lucy Lucy & Ricky are still happy in New York, but when Ricky is offered a part in a Hollywood film, the Ricardos and the Mertzes head off to California via a cross-country automobile trip. The change of locale offers new opportunities for Lucy to get in trouble, and a chance for movie stars to guest on the show once the Ricardos make it to Hollywood.

Julia Child's French Classics 


This special collection of six original black-and-white episodes of The French Chef from the 1960s brings Julia into the kitchen to teach cooks of all abilities how to prepare some of her favorite French classics.

Last Stand at Little Big Horn Last  


Examines the Battle of Little Big Horn, also known as Custer's Last Stand, from the perspective of the Lakota, Sioux, Cheyenne, and Crow who lived on the Great Plains and from that of the white settlers who pushed west across the continent.



A documentary on the impact of globalization on the world's different wine regions. Filmmaker Jonathan Nossiter travels to France, California, Italy and New York, speaking with winemakers both large and small. The film offers a look...

Mondays in the Sun 


When a shipyard closes in a Spanish port city, a group of middle-aged men is left spending the days moping. After all, they don't have to worry about what day it is. Santa, Jose, and Lino hang out in the bar Rico opened when he was laid off. ... . Spanish Language

Moonrise Kingdom 


Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore, and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.

The Perfumed Garden 


Through interviews with men and women of all ages and classes this film explores the myths and realities of sensuality and sexuality in Arab society, a world of taboos, of erotic literature and films. It begins looking at ...  French and Arabic Language

Play: A Vygotskian Approach 


Program based in part on a paper written by Lev Vygotsky ("Play and its role in the mental development of the child") in 1933. Assimilating ideas from other thinkers, insights on the role of play in the cognitive development of  ... 

Que He Hecho yo Para Merecer Esto 


Spanish Language



Explores one of the most dramatic and controversial events in recent U.S. election history, which shook a nation's faith in the ability to stage a fair and open election.



Eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa afflict people of all ages and race, especially young women, and are serious medical conditions that can be deadly if left untreated. Join documentary filmmaker and host Larkin McPhee (Dying to Be Thin) as she uncovers the challenges of coping ...

Secret Secret of the Wild Child 


Examines the case of "Genie," a girl whose parents kept her locked in a bedroom in total isolation, until she was discovered in 1970 at age 13. At first, her rehabilitation seemed to be an opportunity to test hypotheses of language acquisition, but disputes about the nature of her disabilities, the intensity of her therapy, and the progress of government funded research turned Genie's case into a sad example of the ethical quandaries of research on human subjects.

Speaking Out About ED 


NORMAL in Schools (NIS) founder and president, Robyn Hussa, explores the physiological, biological and social elements contributing to the growing problem of eating disorders (ED) and obesity in our society.

Telling Amy's Story 


Actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay and Detective Deirdri Fishel present an emotional story about America's pervasive and largely unreported epidemic--domestic violence. Telling Amy's story is based on a timeline of events leading up to a domestic violence homicide that occurred in central Pennsylvania in 2001.



Chronicles the rivalry between two Basque families over three generations. Beginning in 1875 during the Spanish Civil War, the lingering feud between the Mendiluze and Iriguibel families will inevitably entangle the lives of their children and their children's children as they find themselves drawn to each other. Spanish Language

Voices in Black & White 


Tells the story of modern Southern literature from 1915 to present. Features literary careers of William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Erskine Caldwell, Ralph Ellison, Walker Percy and many others.

White Scripts and Black Supermen 


A documentary on representations of Black masculinity in comic books; a popular culture genre which existed before television and whose reach extends into other areas of cultural production such as movies and animated TV series.

Zelig Zelif  


This spoof of documentary films stars Woody Allen as Leonard Zelig, the famous "Chameleon Man" of the 1920's, whose personality was so vague he would assume the characteristics of whomever he came into contact with. Filmed in black-and-white, the movie simulates the look of a newsreel, complete with stentorian narration.