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Moving Image Gateway Update

This Gateway includes 1,800 websites relating to moving image and sound materials. These have been subdivided into over 40 subject areas. To suggest new entries or amendments, please contact us by email or telephone.

American Jewish Committee Archives
This website is a model of uncluttered clarity. The online collection features extensive audiovisual content from the American Jewish Committee’s anti-prejudice campaigns in the post-World War II era. Users will find, in addition to the films and television programmes themselves, primary documentation produced by the AJC’s television department about the production of these cartoons and live-action short subjects. Also includes the audio content with scripts of AJC-related radio programmes from 1939 to 1955. There is an interactive time-line giving a decade-by-decade tour through the twentieth century.
BBC Radio 4 Analysis

BBC series established in 1970, examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics. An Archive of episodes from 2010 is available on BBC iPlayer. Recent (July 2015) episodes include ‘Why Do American Police Kill So Many Black Men?’ in which Helena Merriman explores the recent shootings of unarmed black men in the USA; ‘Populism’ in which Elaine Glaser asks ‘who are “the people”, and what do they really want?’ and ‘How Gay Became OK’ examining why British attitudes to homosexuality have changed so quickly and come so far. Some episodes are available as podcasts/downloads.

RCPsych Podcasts
Monthly podcasts from the Royal College of Psychiatrists which broadcast on breakthroughs and latest developments in neurosciences, psychology and psychiatry. Recent editions include ‘Being Sectioned Under the Mental Health Act’, Claire Greaves recalls her experiences of the mental health services system, in conversation with Raj Persaud; ‘The Devil Wins’, a history of lying from the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment, author, Dallas G. Denery II, talks about the topic with Raj Persaud, and Robert Van Voren asks ‘Is there a resumption of political psychiatry in the former Soviet Union?’.

V&A Channel
In March 2010 the Victoria and Albert Museum launched its online platform the V&A Channel to house high-quality short films relating to the Museum and its activities. The films serve two main purposes, firstly, to inform and excite, giving a global audience the chance to learn about and be inspired by the Museum. Secondly, to support exhibitions and activities and help craft the public’s perception of the V&A. Covering a wide range of subjects, the films offer a unique perspective on the museum, from exhibitions and the permanent collections to events such as Fashion in Motion, press announcements and private views.

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