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!
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.
SustainAbility On Streaming
Inventing a Truly Sustainable Auto Industry: Hugo Spowers (by Chris Beckett, Silver 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
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.
Pratt Institute Libraries
Library Lower Level
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Administrative Hours: 9-5 M-F
Circulation: See Regular Library Hours
Suggest a Purchase
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or submitting a request through our online Material Request Form. Preference is given to titles that will be used regularly in classes.