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Films add to the classroom experience

Dec 1, 2011 1:10 PM

The University Libraries' Educational Film Collection helps faculty add to the classroom experience for their students.

The Educational Film Collection, located on Level 3 of Thomas Cooper Library, houses and circulates an extensive collection of videotapes, 16mm films, and DVDs for classroom and educational uses. Films are available for check-out to faculty, staff and students.

“The collection includes materials suitable for many subject areas, including anthropology, business, the humanities, and history,” said Collection Manager Amy Trepal, seen in the photo at left. “The Educational Films staff is available to take reservation requests, check out films, and help our patrons choose films that fit their educational needs.”

Available film titles include:

Tough Guise - Systematically examines the relationship between images of popular culture and the social construction of masculine identities in the United States at the dawn of the 21st century.

Flow - Builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis.

The Fog of War - The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. He offers new and often surprising insights into the 1945 bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the effects of the Vietnam War.

Cinema Paradiso - The story of an Italian boy's love of the movies, and of the projectionist who teaches him the secrets of movie-making.

Film titles are added regularly. See a list of all the film offerings at http://library.sc.edu/edfilms. Staff can be reached at 803-777-2858 or ajtrepa@mailbox.sc.edu.