Archival Films & Newsreels


Chad Climate Change: Creation of Refugees 9 min.

The climate crisis is now a reality worldwide, but it's nowhere more apparent than the parched landscapes of northern Africa. Thousands are on the move looking for water to grow crops and graze livestock. Special correspondent Willem Marx looks at just how dire this crisis has become in this NewsHour clip.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Chad Security: Violence and Instability 6 min.

Government forces in the capital of Chad killed dozens of opposition protesters Thursday. Rights groups say the unarmed civilians were massacred as they protested having to wait two years for elections. Because of the violence and instability, people are suffering from a food crisis made by both man and the climate crisis. Special correspondent Willem Marx reports in this NewsHour clip.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Swedish Preppers: Russia and COVID Affect Sweden 8 min.

In this NewsHour clip, recent threats from Russian President Putin and the COVID pandemic are showing the world how swiftly society can grind to a halt. In Sweden, with its bid to join NATO and the war in Ukraine, citizens are being encouraged to get ready just in case. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New to Our Collection! Monumentum 36 min.

In recent years, Russia has erected over 250 monuments. What lies behind this phenomenon? Why, in this post-socialist society, has a demand arisen for monumental symbols? A film in the found footage genre, comprising news reports and amateur films focusing on the unveiling ceremonies for historic monuments. In Russian with English subtitles.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Great Speeches, Volume 30: Michelle Obama, Seth Rogen, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, and Mike Pence 151 min.

This program features six speeches: Michelle Obama's 2016 DNC address, Seth Rogen's autism testimony, Barack Obama's "Farewell Address," Donald Trump's "First Inaugural Address," Ivanka Trump's 2016 RNC address, and Mike Pence's VP nomination acceptance speech.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Age of Extremes: History of the World 59 min.

In this episode, the story comes up to date with the 20th century. Starting at Munich’s beer halls, we learn about Hitler’s first revolt at the Munich Putsch which resulted in his imprisonment at Landsberg, where the young Hitler was to dictate his memoirs, Mein Kampf. Whilst Hitler was fighting for power in Germany, women were fighting a different battle, that of sexual rights. In the back street...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2012

Reborn: New Orleans Schools 85 min.

Despite its horrific destruction, Hurricane Katrina gave New Orleans educators the opportunity to reinvent a school system that wasn’t working. This program chronicles the first official year of public school in New Orleans after the storm and the transition to the widespread use of charter schools in the city. Focusing on predominantly African-American schools, the film examines the situation fro...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2008

The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306 33 min.

“I wondered for many years,” reveals Rev. Billy Kyles, “why I was there at that crucial moment.” Rev. Kyles stood only a few feet away from Dr. Martin Luther King when the eminent civil rights leader was assassinated. This Academy Award–nominated documentary features Rev. Kyles’ reflections on the tragedy—and on the events leading up to it, most notably the sanitation workers’ strike that Dr. King...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2008

Prejudice: More Than Black and White 35 min.

Muslims, blacks, gays, people with disabilities, and immigrants of every ethnicity and color: these and many other groups have stood in the spotlight glare of intolerance, easy targets for every sort of discrimination and violence. What makes people prone to irrational hate, and what steps can individuals and society take to eradicate it? In this program, psychology professors Susan Fiske, of Prin...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2008

Black Death in Dixie: Racism and the Death Penalty in the United States 26 min.

Challenging viewers to look beyond mainstream media treatment of the death penalty, this program portrays capital punishment as a blunt instrument that disproportionately targets racial minorities and the poor. The film highlights several difficult issues, concepts, and social conditions-including statistics on the racial makeup of America's death row population; questionable convictions resulting...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2007