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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

Recent Acquisitions in the Catalog

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The Fits - Anna Rose Holmer
ISBN: B01G2J0U9I
Eleven-year-old tomboy Toni is bewitched by the tight-knit dance team she sees practicing in the same Cincinnati gymnasium where she boxes with her brother. Enamored by the power and confidence of the strong community of girls, Toni neglects her boxing, and instead eagerly absorbs the dance routines and drills. But when a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni's desire for acceptance is challenged.

 

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.

 

Civil Rights Movement on Streaming

"Eyes On The Prize" focuses on individual acts of courage which inspire black Southerners to fight for their rights: Mose Wright testifies against the white men who murdered young Emmett Till, and Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. Click on the photo below to stream all 14 episodes in the series on Kanopy! Also available on DVD.

 

Civil Rights Movement on DVD

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Free Angela - Shola Lynch
ISBN: B00D3LA7H4
Publication Date: 2012
A docudrama that takes a gripping look at the historical incidents that created an international movement to free activist Angela Davis, and tells the story of social justice activism that lands her on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list.

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4 Little Girls - Spike Lee
ISBN: B000053V7G
When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes the lives of four young girls; Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation's outrage and brings Birmingham, Alabama to the forefront of America's concern

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The Murder of Fred Hampton - Mike Gray, Howard Alk
ISBN: B000O75GWQ
THE MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON began as a film portrait of Hampton and the Illinois Black Panther Party, but half way through the shoot, Hampton was murdered by Chicago policeman. In an infamous moment in Chicago history and politics, over a dozen policeman burst into Hampton s apartment while its occupants were sleeping, killing Hampton and fellow Panther Mark Clark and brutalizing the other occupants. Filmmakers Mike Gray and Howard Alk arrived a few hours later to shoot film footage of the crime scene that was later used to contradict news reports and police testimony. Recently restored and reworked by Gray, THE MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON is a chilling slice of American history.

 

Civil Rights Movement on 16mm

Watch Portrait in Black about civil rights labor leader A. Philip Randolph on 16mm film, or click on the photo below to stream the documentary from Alexander Street Press.

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
718-399-4356
video.library@pratt.edu

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 video.library@pratt.edu 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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