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HIS-1203 (Understanding Human Rights)

Human Rights Documentaries

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Academic Video Online is a database with over 60,000 educational videos including documentaries, interviews, performances, newsreels, and field recordings. The collection covers all major subject areas and provides useful features such as the ability to create custom clips and playlists that can be shared with other users.

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Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform with a large collection of over 30,000 award-winning feature films, documentaries and educational videos. This diverse collection of films covers a variety of subjects. You can browse the subject list here.

Online Videos

Looking for online video options beyond Youtube and Vimeo? This selection of websites host streaming videos that are freely accessible online and includes some human rights-related content.

Moving Image Archive

Moving Image Archive

Digital library providing access to nearly a quarter million films. These include feature films, documentaries, news footage, educational films, community media, commercials and more.


British Pathé

British Pathé

Newsreel archive of over 85,000 films covering events of cultural and historical significance (and everyday life) from 1896 to 1978. Has a British focus but includes footage from around the world.