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Film and Video Collections

The film and video collections of the Pratt Institute Libraries encompass DVDs, BluRays, videos, 16mm films and streaming video subscriptions and are available to circulate in Visual and Multimedia Resources (VMR)


Docuseek screen capture.Docuseek streams essential independent, social-issue and environmental films to colleges and universities, providing exclusive access to content from renowned leaders in documentary film distribution including Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films and Nation Film Board of Canada.

You can find a list of available films in our catalog.


Electronic Arts Intermix

Electronic Arts Intermix screen capture.Electronic Arts Intermix offers hundreds of new and historical video and media art pieces which represent over 100 artists from all over the world.



Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press Screen ShotAlexander Street Press is a publisher of award-winning online collections and videos for scholarly research, teaching, and learning. Our content is carefully curated by expert editors around specific subjects and disciplines, sourced from producers and archives around, the globe.

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Kanopy Screen ShotKanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that provides 12 million students and faculty with access to more than 26,000 films each year. Kanopy works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer award-winning collections including titles from PBS, BBC, Criterion Collection, Media Education Foundation and more. Kanopy is headquartered in San Francisco, California and has offices in Sydney, Australia.


Summer Hours on Streaming

Chronicle of a Summer

The fascinating result of a collaboration between filmmaker-anthropologist Jean Rouch and sociologist Edgar Morin, this vanguard work of what Morin termed "cinema-verite" is a brilliantly conceived and realized sociopolitical diagnosis of the early sixties in France.

Simply by interviewing a group of Paris residents in the summer of 1960--beginning with the provocative and eternal question "Are you happy?" and expanding to political issues, including the ongoing Algerian War--Rouch and Morin reveal the hopes and dreams of a wide array of people, from artists to factory workers, from an Italian emigre to an African student. CHRONICLE OF A SUMMER's penetrative approach gives us a document of a time and place with extraordinary emotional depth.

Screenshot from "Chronicle of a Summer"