Alexander Street Video includes over 67,000 titles offering documentary and education films, newsreel and broadcast news features, historical films, and subject-specific video across multi-disciplines. Notable publishers include 60 Minutes, Sony Pictures Classics, and more.
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Streaming videos online chosen from thousands of educational titles in multiple subject areas, the Films on Demand Master Academic Collection contains approximately 11,200 full-length videos / 166,000 video clips, and the Nursing Video Collection contains approximately 1,400 full-length videos / 14,000 video clips.
11 million audio tracks*, 2,500 hours of video, 1.4 million pages of scores, and 500,000+ pages of reference, archival primary sources, and periodicals, comprising the largest and most comprehensive online offering of in-copyright audio and video performances and scores available anywhere. Broad-ranging materials include videos of live performances, audio recordings, instructional films, previously unpublished works from acclaimed playwrights, performance posters and playbills, video interviews, and choreography not seen since the time of its original performance.
Please use VPN to access the database remotely.
It includes the following collections:
Music Online: Listening
Music Video Collection
Music Reference Collection
Music Online: Classical Scores Library
Music Online: Music Periodicals of the 19th Century
Dance Online: Dance in Video, Volume I
Dance Online: Dance in Video, Volume II
Dance Online: Dance Studies Collection
This four part landmark documentary series now a classic for Mexican American history of the U.S., chronicles the struggle for equality and social justice of the Mexican American community in the United States from 1965 to 1975. Produced from Austin Texas by Galan Productions, Inc. It features the Chicano land struggle, Cesar Chavez and the UFW, the Los Angeles High School Walk-outs and the creation of the political party La Raza Unida.
Papers is the story of undocumented youth and the challenges they face as they turn 18 without legal status in the United States. These are young people who know only the U.S. as home and who, upon high school graduation, find the door to the future slammed shut. They live at risk of arrest, detention and deportation to countries they may not even remember. Currently, there is no path to citizenship for most of these young people.
As a 9 year-old second grader, Lupe had been forced to remain in the first grade for three years, not because of her academic performance but solely because she was Mexican American. She was one of eight young students who testified in a federal court case in 1956 to end the discriminatory practice (Hernandez et al. v. Driscoll Consolidated Independent School District), one of the first post-Brown desegregation court cases to be litigated.
In June 1943, Los Angeles erupted into the worst race riots in the city to date. For ten straight nights, American sailors armed with makeshift weapons cruised Mexican-American neighborhoods in search of “zoot-suiters”—hip, young teens dressed in baggy pants and long-tailed coats—symbols that blurred cultural lines and pushed the boundaries of race and class. Their posturing and self-assurance made Anglos nervous and soon a violent street battle ensued. When it was over, scores of Latinos and servicemen were in hospital beds. Zoot Suit Riots, an episode from the PBS American Experience collection, is a powerful film that centers on the story of an unsolved murder that occurred during these strange and turbulent days. It explores the influx of new immigrants, the booming wartime economy, the complicated racial tensions, and the changing social and political landscape that led up to the explosion on L.A.'s streets in the summer of ’43. Distributed by PBS Distribution. (55 minutes) Distributed by PBS Distribution.
Below are just a few of the films on DVD available for checkout at the library service desk
Call Number: DVDs - Level 1 Service Desk PN1997 .N665
Publication Date: 1997
"El Norte" is a touching drama about two Guatemalan teenagers, a brother and a sister, who leave their native land following the murder of their father and the disappearance of their mother. Enrique and Rosa are determined to start a new life in "The North", and set out on foot for California, after hearing grand tales of toilets that flush and having gazed with wonder at borrowed copies of "Good Housekeeping" magazine.
Call Number: DVDs - Level 1 Service Desk LC2688.L47 L466
Publication Date: 2005
Focusing on one of the earliest school desegregation cases, uses dramatizations, archival footage, and recollections of witnesses to examine the response of the Mexican-American community in Lemon Grove, Calif., to a 1930 school board attempt to create a segregated Mexican school in the district.
In 1943, Gonzalo Méndez sued the Westminster School District of Orange County, California in order to end segregation in the public schools. This court case set an important legal precedent for ending segregation in the United States. Interviews with Sylvia Mendez, Sandra Mendez Duran, Felicitas Mendez. Professor Gilbert Gonzalez from the University of California, Irvine is also interviewed.
Call Number: DVDs - Level 1 Service Desk HV4989 .N6
Publication Date: 2015
"The story of Mexican immigrant women who were pushed into sterilization while giving birth at L.A. County hospital during the 1970s. Alongside intrepid young Chicana/o lawyers and a whistle-blowing doctor, the mothers stood up to powerful institutions in the name of justice"