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Film and Video at the Pratt Institute Libraries: About the Collection

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

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.

Irish History Week on Streaming

Ghosts of Murdered Kings

This documentary follows scholars and archeologists as they explore the secrets of the mummified bodies found in Ireland's peat bogs. Preserved in near perfect condition for sometimes thousands of years, these bodies yield important clues about the history and culture of the ancient Celts and their society of kings and druid priests. 


This week's video is hosted on AlexanderStreet Press, a website which gives you access to thousands of great documentaries! If viewing off campus, simply create an account with your OneKey to start watching.

Irish History Week on DVD

Irish History Week on 16mm

How the Myth Was Made

Reconstructs the filming of Robert Flaherty's classic documentary film Man of Aran, shot in the Aran Islands off Ireland's west coast in 1933 and 1934. Includes interviews with participants in the original project and raises questions about some scences in the original film which were of long-discontinued activities re-enacted for the 1934 film.


Watch a preview below!

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 or submitting a request through our online Material Request Form. Preference is given to titles that will be used regularly in classes.