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Film Studies

A delightful guide to Film Studies research and resources available at Whittier College.

Locate film resources

‚ÄčLibrary Options 

  • DVDs - The Library's DVD collection has over 2,500 titles that encompass feature films, documentaries, television programs and more.  You can search for a title through the library catalog.

  • Films on Demand's Humanities and Social Sciences Collection - Films on Demand: Humanities and Social Science Package offers a large variety of curriculum-focused, streaming video titles from producers such as Films for the Humanities and Sciences, PBS, A&E, History, ABCNews, BBC, NBC News, Shopware, Biography, National Geographic and others.

  • Global Environmental Justice Collection - Faculty members from distinguished colleges and universities have selected over 20 environmental justice documentaries and writing teaching guides.  The subjects range from the hidden costs of fast fashion in Asia and forest preservation in Tibet to inner-city environmental issues in the U.S.  Together these films promote understanding of the link between environmental issues and human rights and they support solutions for complex global problems. (Streaming video)

  • Kanopy licensed titles - The Library has licensed a select list of films from Kanopy.  Additional films from Kanopy could be licensed at the request of faculty. (Streaming video)

If you are planning to use a film for a course, the Library would like to treat these like course reserves and be notified before the semester starts so we can ensure accessibility.