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  1. Bertha Foundation Film Funds Streaming

    Link
    http://berthafoundation.org/storytellers/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Current Affairs, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Law, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Funding, Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download

    Bertha Foundation is devoted to promoting social justice by supporting collaborations between activists, storytellers and lawyers. It offers four film funds: the Bertha Film Fund, which gives grants for the creation of social impact documentary content; the IDFA Bertha Fund, which supports documentary filmmakers and festivals in developing countries; the Bertha Doc Society Journalism Fund, which is dedicated to supporting long feature documentaries of a journalistic nature, and The Guardian Berth Documentary Partnership which is currently commissioning a series of 12 short documentary films from independent filmmakers. The site also offers trailers of all the Bertha completed films via their Film Directory section.

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  2. Earth Rights International Videos Streaming

    Link
    https://earthrights.org/stories/videos/
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Law, Nature, Politics and Government, Social Studies
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Video Sources

    EarthRights International (ERI) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organisation founded to promote and protect human rights and the environment in communities across Southeast Asia, Latin America and the US. ERI specialises in fact-finding, legal actions against perpetrators of earth rights abuses, training grassroots and community leaders, and advocacy campaigns. The website includes a Video section with short educational films and case studies.

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  3. Mawah: When Ebola Came to Our VIllage Streaming

    Link
    http://www.mawahtale.com/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Biology, Development Studies, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    A beautifully designed interactive website which tells the story of a small village in Central Liberia, using graphics, animations, video and sound to show the effects of the Ebola outbreak on the village and its inhabitants. The site is the creation of Carl Gierstorfer, a journalist and filmmaker with a background in biology.

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  4. American Museum of Natural History Streaming

    Link
    www.amnh.org/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Geology, Nature, Physics
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Blogs, Information Sources, Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    The website offers over 200 podcasts on topics ranging from astrophysics and paleoanthropology to genetics and solar systems. There are podcasts of regular lectures including the annual Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate and Frontiers. In addition there are over 450 videos on a similar wide range of subjects including scientific classification, the greenhouse effect and asteroids.

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  5. IAEA Talk Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/multimedia/podcasts
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Agriculture, Biology, Development Studies, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Medicine, Physics
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    IAEA Talk is a podcast that features scientists and experts discussing issues related to nuclear science and its peaceful applications. Based in Vienna, the IAEA works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. Its key roles contribute to international peace and security, and to the World’s Millennium Goals for social, economic and environmental development. Topics include forensics and security, minoring radiation with drones, nuclear science in cancer treatment and detecting avian flu. The IAEA also streams a large number of videos.

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  6. Films For Action Streaming

    Link
    http://www.filmsforaction.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, Current Affairs, Development Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Media Studies, Politics and Government, Social Studies, Social Welfare
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Video Sources

    The mission of Films for Action is to fight against the homogenisation and conformity of the mainstream US media. This American site features thousands of films, videos, news items, and articles relating to social, environmental, and media issues not covered by the mainstream news. The core of the site is the video list: content can be filtered by a subject search and the films are free to view. Among the subjects covered are Elections and Democracy, Net Neutrality, Peak Oil and Terrorism.

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  7. Global Lab Podcast Streaming

    Link
    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-global-lab/id445573792?mt=2
    Category
    Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Computing, Development Studies, Geography, Information Studies, Law, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Produced by the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL, this series of podcasts considers the impact of technology on cities and global connectivity. Drawing on the expertise of mathematicians, information scientists, lawyers, digital humanities researchers and museum curators amongst others, the podcast, which follows a magazine format, looks at how technology affects all our lives, but is of particular interest for those interested in urban analysis and social complexity.

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  8. Institut de Recherche Pour Le DĂ©veloppement Streaming

    Link
    http://en.ird.fr/
    Category
    Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Agriculture, Biology, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Ethnology, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Organisations

    The IRD is a French public science and technology research institute managed by the French ministries in charge of research and overseas development. The institute is responsible for a number of programmes focusing on the relationship between people and the environment in in Africa, some Mediterranean countries, Latin America, Asia and the French tropical overseas territories. The Videos Online channel presents a monthly film, made in the field, showcasing the different types of research and projects undertaken by IRD and produced in close co-operation with the scientists and researchers involved in the programmes. The videos cover aspects of ethnology, conservation, biodiversity, development and environmental studies. The English-language version of the website features a handful of films with English commentaries: there are many more videos available on the French version of the website.

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  9. Canal-U Streaming

    Link
    https://www.canal-u.tv/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Development Studies, Economics, Engineering, French Studies, General Science, Languages, Literature, Nature, Politics and Government, Social Studies, Sports Science
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Organisations, Podcasting, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    This French website presents a huge variety of audiovisual resources for researchers and those in higher education. The site features over 2,000 films and 4,000 conferences provided by a consortium of French universities. The educational channels cover subjects from the humanities, sciences and social sciences. The videos are supplemented with text, biographical information, contact details and useful links.

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  10. Access Agriculture Streaming

    Link
    https://www.accessagriculture.org/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Agriculture, Development Studies, Environmental Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Discussion Lists, Organisations, Streaming/Download, Video Sources

    This website showcases agricultural training videos, specifically aimed at sustaining agriculture in developing countries. The videos are divided into fourteen categories, covering different types of agriculture - cereals, pulses, livestock, fish - as well as videos on business skills, pest control, sustainable land management and mechanisation. The videos can be freely viewed and downloaded in MP4 format and DVD compilations of some of the films are available on request. Although aimed specifically at farmers in the developing world, the site will be of interest to students of agriculture and development studies.

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