Finding and Using 16mm Films
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New in VMR!

Want to watch a film from our collection?  Don’t have a DVD drive in your laptop or computer?  VMR is now circulating DVD drives for seven days at a time from the DVD circulation desk.  Borrow one and make it a movie night!


New to the Collection

Recently Added to the Catalog

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30 Days - Jamal Joseph
Publication Date: 2005
Two rival basketball stars are forced to face their respective prejudices.


About the Collection

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.


Upcoming Screening


SustainAbility On Streaming

Inventing a Truly Sustainable Auto Industry: Hugo Spowers (by Chris BeckettSilver Donald Cameron, 87 mins, 2012)

Interview with Hugo Spowers, engineer, entrepreneur and former racing car driver--who uses his love of auto design to tackle one of the most intractable environmental questions: how to neutralize our passionate addiction to the automobile. Through his pioneering company, Riversimple - based in Ludlow, Shropshire, England - Spowers and his colleagues have taken on the modest task of eliminating environmental damage caused by personal transport. Riversimple is building an alternative car out of unconventional materials, using a unique fuel: hydrogen. And Riversimple won't sell cars--they'll sell you transportation services. You can lease one of their cars, and Riversimple will recycle it when the car is worn out. In another inside-out move, the company gives away its technology freely over the Internet, and offers to help others to use the technology to build their own green cars. In this Green Interview, Spowers tells us how he and his colleagues have reimagined and redesigned not just the automobile, but the entire auto industry.


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SustainAbility on DVD

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Tierralismo - Alejandro Ramírez Anderson
Publication Date: 2014
Tierralismo is a beautiful film about the Alamar 'oraganiponico' (organic cooperative farm) located outside of Havana.

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Designing healthy communities - Beverly Baroff
Publication Date: c. 2011
... a public television multiple-media project providing a provocative and challenging view of the impact the built environment has on our public health -- how we live, where we live, and what we must change to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities.

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Who killed the electric car? - Chris Paine
Publication Date: c. 2006
Investigates the development and demise of the fuel-efficient, environment-friendly electric car. Examines the Bush administration's role in the car's being peremptory pulled from production, the influence of the automobile industry and oil interests, and implications for the future of sustainable energy in the United States.


SustainAbility on 16mm

All Summer in a Day (By Edward Kaplans, 25 mins, 1982)

Captures the story about a group of children who live on a planet where the sun shines only once a year. Jealousy leads one of the children to deprive another of seeing the sun when it appears. By the time the other children learn of the incident, it is too late as the rain has begun to fall again.

VMR Contact

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Visual and Multimedia Resources (VMR)
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Pratt Institute Libraries
Library Lower Level
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Administrative Hours: 9-5 M-F
Circulation: See Regular Library Hours
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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 or submitting a request through our online Material Request Form. Preference is given to titles that will be used regularly in classes.


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