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The Pratt Institute Libraries make available to faculty, students, and staff an extensive film and video collection of over 6,000 unique titles to support teaching and learning through the Visual and Multimedia Resources (VMR) department. The collection of DVDs, VHS tapes, 16mm films, and other assorted formats are available for circulation and viewing on the Lower Level of the Library. Screening rooms are also available through VMR. The collection can be searched in PrattCat, the Library's online catalog. The physical collection is supplemented by a streaming video subscriptions through Alexander Street Press and Kanopy.
Remember the Boys poignantly captures the inspiring, true story of a chaplain and his war buddies. Born in Hawaii, Domingo Los Banos was a U.S. WWII soldier who went to war in the Philippines as a teenager with some 50 other Hawaii teenagers of Filipino ancestry. A son of a Filipino immigrant, Domingo, now in his 80s, is among the last remaining of the 50 "Hawaii boys" from the U.S. Army's 2nd Filipino Infantry Regiment. Their relationship continues after the war, and Domingo remains in their lives as the chaplain to their veteran' club. As they age and fall sick, it is Domingo who ministers to them and their families and who eulogizes them when they pass on. To assure their war experience and contributions are not lost to their families or the public, he creates a commemorative pictorial book and is featured in a documentary film that went on to air on national PBS in prime time. Remember the Boys pays tribute to caring, the power of friendship, and the cherishing of memories.
Documentary film by the United States War Department released in 1943. This newsreel records the bombing of England by the German Luftwaffe in 1940, and of the defense by the Royal Air Force.
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VMR collects films and videos relevant to the Pratt community’s academic needs, but also to promote the relaxation and intellectual and artistic development of the student body. Members of the Pratt community are encouraged to suggest new titles by emailing email@example.com or submitting a request through our online Material Request Form. Preference is given to titles that will be used regularly in classes.