Featured Collections: Streaming Video Databases

Library Featured Collections: Streaming Video Databases

Discover electronic videos (eVideos) for your assigned class or browse through the many film collections in Kanopy or Swank Digital Campus platforms. Start watching today!

View the instructions below on how to access and search for electronic videos in Kanopy. These resources are available to all active Students, Alumni, and Staff! Please remember to login with your lafilm.edu email to be able to access.

Featured Collections: Audio & Music Databases

Library Featured Collections: Audio & Music Databases

The Library has a few Music & Audio databases that patrons can browse, learn, stream, and download such music related and audio effects for their school assignments or for personal projects. Start listening today!

View the instructions below on how to access and search through Pro Sound Effects database. These resources are available to all active Students, Alumni, and Staff!

Featured Collections: EBSCOhost Databases

Library Featured Collections: EBSCOhost Databases

Academic institutions worldwide depend on this database as their core resource of scholarly information. Many of these EBSCOhost  collection contains Academic, Business, Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), Film and Television Literature, and Regional Business News.  The databases have full text articles from more than 2,100 journals. Start your research today!

View the instructions below on how to log into any of the EBSCOhost databases and how to do a search. This resource is available to all active Students, Alumni, and Staff!

Featured Collections: LinkedIn Learning Database

Library Featured Collections: LinkedIn Learning

Learn business, creative, and technology skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Visit LinkedIn Learning today to get access to thousands of online videos!

View the instructions below on how to log into LinkedIn Learning. This resource is available to current Students and Staff only!

July 2020 Collection Highlights

July 2020 Collection Highlights

Inclusion is a hallmark of the LAFS Library’s Core beliefs. We do our best to spotlight creators from all countries, backgrounds, and cultures. To highlight issues currently affecting our world, we have curated a list of the films that shine a light on racial injustices and inequality. 

You can watch it online (either free or paid) or read the scripts via our Koha catalog!  

The 13th

The 13th Amendment  abolished slavery in 1865, which is used as the title in DuVernay’s documentary. It follows the history from slavery through to the mass incarceration of Black people in the United States. The documentary shows why people have been calling for police reform.

Da 5 Bloods

Another Spike Lee Original: Four African American veterans return to Vietnam years after the war ends to find treasure and their Squad Leader’s remains. 

Blackkklansman

Based on the Memoir from Ron Stallworth, the first African American Detective in the Colorado Spring Police Department. Spike Lee tells the tale of how Stallworth wants to do the impossible: Infiltrate and Expose the Klu Klux Klan. 

The Black Godfather

A documentary film that tells the story of Clarence Avant, a music executive whose presence in music, film, TV and Politics is profound and infamous, though few outside of these circles might know his name. The Behind the scene style documentary is told by the people who worked with him. 

Moonlight

Winner of the 2016 Academy Award for Best Picture and based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s unpublished, Semi-autobiographical play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue”, Moonlight depicts a coming of age story of a black man that is guided by the support, love and kindness that his community provides. 

If Beale Street Could Talk

Based on the 1974 Novel by James Baldwin,  Beale Street depicts the love story of Tish and Alonzo and how a community supports them when Alonzo is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit and the fight to prove his innocence. 

Wu-Tang: An American Saga

A Episodic series looking into the creation of the Wu-Tang Clan from their formative years and how they became a world wide phenomenon and a house hold name. 

Do The Right Thing

Do the Right Thing is about one tragic day in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn. A story about Race and Police Brutality. Dramatic, poignant, insightful, and a little funny.

Freedom Riders

A documentary of the activists in the 1960’s who rode buses through the south to challenge the non-enforcement of desegregating buses, and who were often met with violence.  

Fruitvale Station

The story of Oscar Grant, who was shot by police in Oakland, California. Won multiple awards at Sundance Film Festival 

Get Out

An Oscar winning horror movie about a black man who goes to his girlfriends home to meet her family and finds that nothing is as it seems. An interesting and insightful look into racial issues.    

I'm Not Your Negro

A documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, and based on James Baldwin’s unfinished work, Remember this house. I’m not your Negro takes a look at historic racism through the eyes of civil rights leaders

Malcolm X

The story of Malcolm x’s career, incarceration, conversation, the controversies around him, and his eventual assassination. Starring Denzel Washington and directed by Spike Lee

Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story

This documentary series follows the 2012 shooting of Trayvon martin by George Zimmerman, and the rise of the BLM movement.

Seven Seconds

A Netflix series that tells a story of a police officer who tries to cover up the death of a young black boy and his mothers’ fight for the truth. 

Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement

A documentary takes us step by step through events that led to the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. Activists, leaders, journalists, celebrities and scholars talk about their experiences and how it led to their involvement in the BLM movement.

Sorry to Bother You

An alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., where a Cassius Green, a telemarketer finds the key to material glory. As he begins to rise in the ranks, those that he works with and loves fight against corporate oppression, and Cassius must make a choice.

* Please note you must be signed into your LAFILM Google Account in order to view the script upon clicking the “SCRIPT IN KOHA” link. 

** Please also note that some streaming platforms require you to sign into your account (may be free or paid subscription) and/or may no longer be available for viewing.

Resources

During this time of unrest and change, we wanted to provide resources for those in our community who are looking how to help the Black Lives Matter protests or those who may be in need of resources. 

How to Help the BLM Movement when you don’t know where to start.