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Library Digital Films Service - Streaming video for instructors

The University Library provides a service to deliver streaming video of films on CTools class websites. This guide also provides information about streaming video databases to which the Library subscribes that are available to the UM community.

A list of individual films licensed by the University Libraries

Any of these films, licensed by the University Libraries from various sources, can be made available to students by UM instructors via their Canvas class websites. Please contact Jeff Pearson at the Askwith Media Library to make arrangements: 763-3758,

Instructors can request additional films as required viewing for their courses using this form.

Titles, with license expiration dates

Title Licenser Expiration date  
3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets RO*CO Films International 11/16/2019  
9.79* ESPN Films in perpetuity  
1877, the Grand Army of Starvation Cinema Guild life of the file format  
10 Conditions of Love Common Room Prod in perpetuity  
9500 Liberty Eric Byler, director in perpetuity  
Act of Killing Film Platform 10/1/2018  
Act of war: the Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation Na Maka o ka `Aina in perpetuity  
Adio Kerida/Goodbye Dear Love Women Make Movies in perpetuity  
African Election, An Cinema Guild life of the file format  
Afterlife Alexander Street Press 1/26/2019  
AIDS in the Barrio: Eso no me pasa a mí Cinema Guild life of the file format  
American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawaii Lehua Films in perpetuity  
Ana Mendieta: fuego de Tierra Women Make Movies in perpetuity  
Answer This! Wrekin Hill Entertainment in perpetuity  
Antonia Pantoja: ¡Presente! Women Make Movies in perpetuity  
Artful Architecture Films on Demand 9/29/2018  
Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed Facets Multi-Media in perpetuity  
Ascent of Man - 13 part series Ambrose Video Publishing 12/31/2017  
Balseros Seventh Art Releasing in perpetuity  
Barbie Nation New Day Films 11/16/2020  
Baring it all: The Scar project documentary Passion River Films (Kanopy) in perpetuity  
Bathing Babies in Three Cultures Penn State Media Sales

in perpetuity

Battle for the Arab Viewer, The Icarus Films

 in perpetuity

Beauty Academy of Kabul, The Shadow Distribution


Being Myself: Bilingualism and Identity Films Media Group 1/28/2019  
Birth of a Nation Kino Lorber in perpetuity  
Birthwrite: Growing up Hispanic Cinema Guild life of the file format  
Black gold California Newsreel in perpetuity  
Black Press: Soldiers without Swords California Newsreel in perpetuity  
Black Unicorn, The: Dudley Randall and the Broadside Press Cinema Guild for the life of the format  
Blacking Up: Hip Hop’s Remix of Race and Identity California Newsreel in perpetuity  
Boneshop of the Heart Matson Films in perpetuity  
Bontoc Eulogy Cinema Guild 1/30/2019  
Brincando el charco: Portrait of a Puerto Rican Women Make Movies in perpetuity  
Camila Facets in perpetuity  
Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business Kino Lorber in perpetuity  
Casualties of Modernity Vtape 5/1/2021  
Cathedrals of Culture Film Platform in perpetuity  
Chasing Ice RO*CO in perpetuity  
Chicana Women Make Movies in perpetuity  
Chicana Women Make Movies in perpetuity  
China's Capitalist Revolution Films on Demand 1/26/2018  
Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed Women Make Movies in perpetuity  
Color Adjustment California Newsreel in perpetuity  
Come Unto Me: The Faces of Tyree Guyton Heidelberg Project in perpetuity  
Continuous Journey Vtape 9/21/2020  
Crossing Arizona Cinema Guild life of the file format  
Chrysalis '86: The Development of a Therapeutic Group Penn State Media Sales in perpetuity  
Cuban hiphop: desde el principio Permission given in perpetuity  
Cuban Roots/Bronx Stories Third World Newsreel in perpetuity  
DJ Spooky's Rebirth of a Nation DJ Spooky in perpetuity  
Darwin's Nightmare International Film Circuit in perpetuity  
Daughters of the Dust Kino Lorber Education in perpetuity  
Death of One’s Own, A Films on Demand 11/20/2018  
Ebola: diary of a killer Films Media Group 2/25/2019  
Ediciones Vigía 1985-2011: abriendo archivos = opening archives  Juanamaria Cordones-Cook in perpetuity  
Escuela Women Make Movies in perpetuity  
Essentials of play therapy with abused children Guilford Press in perpetuity  
Eternal Jew, The (Der Ewige Jude)  International Historic Films 10/10/2020  
Ethnic Notions California Newsreel in perpetuity  
Evan Mayday's Good Death Permission given in perpetuity  
Everything’s Fine (Toro si te) Icarus Films 5/27/2019  
Expo: Magic of the White City Janson Media in perpetuity  
Eyes on the Prize - series Films on Demand 1/2/2019  
Fall of the I-Hotel, The Chonk Moonhunter Productions 4/15/2018  
Finding Dawn Women Make Movies in perpetuity  
Fire in the Blood Media Education Foundation 3/16/2018  
First Person Plural New Day Digital 5/11/2020  
Five Obstructions, The Kino Lorber Edu in perpetuity  
Food Chains Film Platform 1/15/2020  
For the First Time (Por Primera Vez) Cinema Guild life of the file format  
Forbidden Films Zeitgeist Films 10/15/2018  
Free to be You and Me Hen's Tooth Video in perpetuity  
Gay Sex in the 70's Lovett Productions in perpetuity  
Great Day in Havana Facets Multi-Media in perpetuity  
Hafu - the mixed race experience in Japan Hafu Project in perpetuity  
Havana: The New Art of Making Ruins Cinema Guild life of the file format  
Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes Media Education Foundation in perpetuity  
Hitler Youth Quex (Hitlerjunge Quex) International Historic Films 10/10/2020  
Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley Street New Day Films 4/1/2019  
Home for Maisie, A Films Media Group 1/6/2019  
Honor of Work, The International Historic Films 10/10/2020  
House that wouldn't die, The Dennis Severs' House in perpetuity  
How to Survive a Plague ro*co films educational in perpetuity  
Hunting Ground, The RO*CO Films Educational in perpetuity  
Hungry Hearts National Center for Jewish Film life of the file format  
Illusions Women Make Movies in perpetuity  
Images of the World and the Inscription of War Video Data Bank 1/25/2019  
In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee New Day Films 11/16/2020  
Indian School: A Survivor's story American Indian Services,Inc in perpetuity  
Intersexion Grant Lahood, director in perpetuity  
Invisible Children Invisible Children Team in perpetuity  
Invisible City National Film Board of Canada 3/5/2017  
IQ and the Pressure to Perform Films on Demand 1/21/2020  
Island of Hope, Island of Tears: the story of Ellis Island Guggenheim Productions Inc in perpetuity  
Jim Crow's Museum Permission given in perpetuity  
Jud Suss International Historic Films 10/10/2010  
Kabul Transit Bullfrog Films 9/1/2017  
Keeping in mind: the McCarthy era at the University of Michigan Permission given in perpetuity  
Keeping Martin Luther King's vision alive UM - MLK Symposium in perpetuity  
Killer of Sheep Milestone Films 9/1/2018  
Killing Cancer – 60 Minutes, March 29, 2015 CBS News Information Sources in perpetuity  
Killing us softly 4 Media Education Foundation in perpetuity  
King - a filmed record: Montgomery to Memphis Kino Lorber Education in perpetuity  
Kings of the Sky Video Data Bank in perpetuity  
Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution Wildlight Productions, Inc. in perpetuity
Komsomolsk mon amour Chemodan Films in perpetuity  
Kumu Hula: Keepers of a Culture Bob Mugge in perpetuity  
La Operacion Cinema Guild life of the file format  
L’Auberge Espagnole (Spanish Apartment) Criterion Pictures USA 5/14/2017  
Les Bonnes Femmes Kino Lorber Education in perpetuity  
Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter Clarity Films in perpetuity  
Life and Times of Sara Baartman Icarus Films 2/10/2017  
Life Apart: Hasidism in America First Run Features 9/29/2018  
Los Rubios (The Blondes) Women Make Movies in perpetuity  
Los Trabajadores/ The Workers New Day Digital 5/1/2017  
Louvre City Kino Lorber Education in perpetuity  
Machuca Menemsha Films, Inc 9/1/2018  
Made in India: A Film about surrogacy Women Make Movies in perpetuity  
Made in L.A.  (Hecho en Los Angeles) California Newsreel in perpetuity  
Maestra (Teacher) Women Make Movies in perpetuity  
Maquilapolis California Newsreel in perpetuity  
Miami-Havana Cinema Guild life of the file format  
Miss Representation Ro*co Films Educational in perpetuity  
Multisystemic Therapy: An Introduction for parents MST Services

in perpetuity


My Feminism Women Make Movies in perpetuity  
My Perestroika New Day Digital


Nguyen Tan Hoang videos Video Out Distribution in perpetuity  
Noho hewa: the wrongful occupation of Hawaiʻi Kuleana Works Productions in perpetuity  
Obedience - Stanley Milgram Alexander Street Press in perpetuity  
Of Kites and Borders Third World Newsreel 2/18/2018  
One-of a-kind book by Estévez, A  Juanamaria Cordones-Cook in perpetuity  
Opening Doors: Public Health Nursing in its 100th Year Icarus Films 1/5/2018  
Ostrov (The Island) Film Movement in perpetuity  
Place at the table, A RO*CO Films International in perpetuity  
Poet, A Alexander Street Press 11/2/2018  
Poletown Lives! Information Factory 9/29/2018  
Pray the Devil Back To Hell RO*CO Films International 9/15/2019  
Pride in Puerto Rico Frameline In perpetuity  
Print the Legend Passion River Films in perpetuity  
Quiet rage: the Stanford prison study Permission given in perpetuity  
Race: the power of an illusion California Newsreel in perpetuity  
Race to Nowhere Reellink Films 2/1/2019  
Radical Harmonies Woman Vision in perpetuity  
Raising of America: early childhood and the future of our nation California Newsreel 12/1/2018  
Rape of Europa Menemsha Films 9/29/2018  
Real Indian Women Make Movies in perpetuity  
Requiem for Detroit? Films Media Group 9/1/2018  
Request Concert (Das Wunschkonzert) International Historic Films 10/10/2020  
Riches, Rivals and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America Echo Pictures in perpetuity  
Robert's Paintings Vtape 7/15/2020  
Salt Mines, The Frameline in perpetuity  
Say What you Mean University of Michigan Library in perpetuity  
Sembene! Kino Lorber Edu 12/7/2018  
Señorita extraviada Women Make Movies in perpetuity  
Shadow Play Icarus Films 10/1/2018  
Shuangjing village, I'm your grandson permission given in perpetuity  
Signs of the apes, songs of the whales  Permission given in perpetuity  
Sin Fronteras Pan Left Productions in perpetuity  
Sky below, The Permission given in perpetuity  
Slaying the Dragon Women Make Movies in perpetuity  
Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded Women Make Movies in perpetuity  
Sleep Dealer Alex Rivera, director in perpetuity  
Small Happiness: Women of a Chinese Village Long Bow Group in perpetuity  
Spanish Civil War, The: Blood and Ink - in Spanish Films On Demand 5/19/2019  
Spitalfields Dennis Severs' House in perpetuity  
Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Matthai New Day Films


Tales from Arab Detroit New Day Films


This is Nollywood California Newsreel in perpetuity  
Three to Infinity: Beyond two genders Photowords Films in perpetuity  
Tongues Untied California Newsreel in perpetuity  
Transcendent Man Ptolemaic Productions in perpetuity  
Transition Period, The Icarus Films 1/26/2018  
Twitch Kristen Powers in perpetuity  
Umm Kulthum, A Voice like Egypt Arab Film Distribution in perpetuity  
United in Anger THE FILM COLLABORATIVE in perpetuity  
Unmistaken Child Oscilloscope Laboratories in perpetuity  
Unnatural Causes California Newsreel in perpetuity  
Vigia: Between the word and the image Juanamaria Cordones-Cook in perpetuity  
Visions of Paradise Light-Saraf Films in perpetuity  
War at home First Run Features in perpetuity  
We Are All Related Here EmpathyWorks Films in perpetuity  
We still live here Bullfrog Films 4/30/2018  
What's Race got to do with it? California Newsreel in perpetuity  
White Zombie Kino Lorber EDU in perpetuity  
Whole Family, The Permission given in perpetuity  
Women of Hull House Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in perpetuity  
Word Power in Islamic Art University of Toronto Media Centre in perpetuity  
World on display: The St. Louis World's Fair of 1904 New Deal Films, Inc in perpetuity  
Yo soy Chicano Cinema Guild life of the file format