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For watching streaming video off Grounds, you may need to install UVaAnywhere-Lite WebVPN to access the films. UVaAnywhere-Lite installation here: http://its.virginia.edu/vpn/webvpn/. Most of the time, you just need to log in to Netbadge with your computing ID and password.
Video, audio, and text of interviews with leaders in the black community, conducted chiefly by Julian Bond. These oral histories focus on leadership and the transformational role of the civil rights movement in America.
Filmakers Library Online provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide. This release now provides 1,018 titles, equaling approximately 803 hours.
Around 150,000 stories are assembled here from life oral history interviews with 2,700 historically significant African Americans including politicians, religious leaders, athletes, musicians, civil rights activists, soldiers, and many more.
Kanopy provides access to 7,000 feature films, documentaries, short films, and more. It includes films from The Criterion Collection, California Newsreel, DEFA German Film, Media Education Foundation, Roland Collection, First Run Features, Green Planet Films, Stenhouse, Medcom, Michael Blackwood, Kino Lorber and thousands of other educational filmmakers.
This database contains 1,000 hours of classical music performances and masterclasses captured on video—approximately 1,500 performances in all. The collection will contain performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world.
This database contains five hundred hours of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon.
Streaming videos originally broadcast on PBS. Includes several of Ken Burns' series, American Experience, Scientific American Frontiers, and many others. Titles are listed in Virgo. Access requires a NetBadge login.
Swank Digital Campus streams full-length feature films and documentaries, including movies by Scorsese, Kubrick, Tarantino, Huston, Hitchcock, Lean, Sirk, and more. Swank requires the Google Widevine plugin for playback on a laptop or desktop computer. Currently, Swank videos will not work in Safari and occasionally not in Firefox. Chrome should be OK, as well as Internet Explorer with Widevine installed and the latest updated version of Firefox with Widevine installed.
Source footage for the documentary, "The Road to Brown: the untold story of 'the man who killed Jim Crow'" (California Newsreel, 1990) by William A. Elwood, former professor at the University of Virginia. Includes interviews with notable civil rights lawyers and others about the life of Charles Hamilton Houston, his crusade for civil rights, and the events that led to Brown v. the Board of Education.
This collection contains both news reels and scripts from WSLS-TV in Roanoke, VA. These mid-20th century broadcasts were given to the University of Virginia Library for preservation and use. The resulting collection spans 1951 to 1971 and comprises approximately 13,000 clips of 16mm film shown during news programs. It also contains roughly 18,000 pages of the accompanying scripts read on air by anchorpersons.