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  1. World Food Programme Videos Streaming

    Link
    http://www1.wfp.org
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Agriculture, Environmental Studies, Food, Geography, Social Studies, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Streaming/Download

    The World Food Programme is one of the leading humanitarian organisations, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition. Free short videos are available via their website and these are organised into four categories: Video Stories, Corporate, Public Service Announcement and Video News Releases. There is also a wide range of educational and research material (e.g. factsheets, case studies, discussion papers, etc) on Climate change, Disaster Risk Reduction, Gender Equality, Nutrition and Sustainable Livelihood and Ecosystems. Users can search all the resources by Publication or Video type, Topic, Country and Year.

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  2. Why Poverty? Streaming

    Link
    https://thewhy.dk/whypoverty/
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Development Studies, Economics, Education, Food, Geography, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Funding, Web Links

    A collection of eight documentaries and 34 short films, all accessible for free via the Why Poverty website. The films address eight difficult questions: How do you change the world; How much inequality is too much; What does an education get you; Is it worse to be born poor than to die poor; How do you feed the world; Are women better at getting out of poverty than men; Do we know what poverty is; How much profit is fair. Why Poverty is an initiative of The Why Foundation, which is a non-profit organisation that produces and distributes factual public media projects to promote independent information on key global issues. Other documentary series produced so far include: Why Democracy and Why Women.

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  3. Futurism Streaming

    Link
    https://futurism.com/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Chemistry, Computing, Dentistry, Engineering, General Science, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Psychiatry, Sports Science, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Producers/Broadcasters, Web Links

    A digital media company that reports on the latest ground-breaking discoveries in the fields of science and technology. The content is presented as News, Infographics or Videos, and the themes covered include: Advance Transport (Flying Cars, The Hyperloop, Space Planes, Self-Driving Vehicles, Jetpacks, High-Speed Rail), Hard Science (Astrophysics, Applied Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Quantum Mechanics, Polymer Chemistry, Computational Theory), Artificial Intelligence (Singularity, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Turing Tests, Speech Recognition, Computer Vision), Earth & Energy (Nuclear Fusion, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Floating Wind Farms, Electric Cars, Climate Change, Cloud Seeding, Environmental Engineering), Enhanced Humans (Biohacking, CRISPR, NeuroTech, Humanity+, Brain-Controlled Prosthetics, MedTech, Bionics, Augmentation, 3D Printed Organs), Future Society (Universal Basic Income, Workforce Automation, Lab-Grown Meat, Blockchain, Bitcoin, SmartCities, Future Careers, Political Policy), Health & Medicine (Antibiotic Resistance, Vaccines, Lifesaving Clinical Trials and Treatments, New Disease), Off World (SpaceX, Orbital, NASA, International Space Station, Mars Colonization, Micro-Satellites, Fermi Paradox, Interstellar Travel), Robots & Machines (Supercomputers, Drones, 3D Printers, Transformative Gadgets, Humanoid Robots, Quantum Computing), Sci-Fi Visions (Time Travel, Wormholes, Alternate Universes, The Simulation Hypothesis, Moonshots, Artistic Visions of the Future) and Virtuality (Holograms, Augmented Reality, VR Gaming, Sensory Suits, 360-Degree Videos, Digital Simulations).

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  4. EarthSky Streaming

    Link
    http://earthsky.org
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, General Science, Geography, Geology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This popular American resource covers the sciences of earth and space: astronomy, geology, geography and biology. Featuring articles, news items and videos, the site is intended for a general audience but aggregates contents about the latest academic research and presents its content in an accessible and enthusiastic way, and is therefore suitable for specialists and enthusiasts alike.

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  5. Afbare - Arctic Documentary Films Streaming

    Link
    http://arcticcentre.ulapland.fi/afbare/default.aspx#.V39ZOj_sL9k
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    General Science, Geography, Geology, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Databases, Streaming/Download

    The Arctic and Barents Documentary Film database contains information on over 35,000 films made in or about the Arctic held by the archives of the Russian TV companies GTRK Murman, TV Pomorye and Finnish broadcaster YLE. Detailed information with scene by scene description and a digitised preview (in avi format) is available for more than 1000 films, but researchers wishing to view the films in their entirety will have to travel to the University of Lapland.

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  6. Earth Vision Institute Streaming

    Link
    https://earthvisioninstitute.org/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Environmental Studies, Geography
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Organisations, Streaming/Download

    Founded by scientist and photographer James Balog, this site aims to ‘bridge the divide between art and science through unique conceptual insights, technological innovation, and scientific knowledge’ One of the aims of the institute is to educate people about the impact of environmental change on the world, and one of the ways they do this is the use of time-lapse videos. These films illustrate the retreat, deflation and break up of glaciers, dramatically showing the effects of climate change.

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  7. Welcome to the Anthropocene Streaming

    Link
    http://anthropocene.info/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, Environmental Studies, Geography
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Visually impressive site with a wide range of information about the Anthropocene - a term coined for Earth’s most recent geologic time period as being human-influenced, or anthropogenic, based on ‘overwhelming global evidence that atmospheric, geologic, hydrologic, biospheric and other earth system processes which are now altered by humans’.

    The site features an interactive map and a range of graphically inventive summaries and depictions of the main points around environmental change, such as Tipping Elements, Viable Future and Global Goals. There are a number of short films on the subject, one which provides an overview, the others covering changes to the global water cycle, urbanisation and climate change.

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  8. Exploring Environmental History Streaming

    Link
    https://www.eh-resources.org/podcast/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Environmental Studies, Geography, History
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting

    This is a podcast about the history of human societies and their interaction with the environment. The periodic programmes feature interviews with academics and researchers working in the field, reports on conferences and discussions about the use and methods of environmental history. The podcasts are accompanied by brief bibliographical list and a textual summary. The podcasts cover a broad range of subjects including the climatic influence of forests, the problems of rewilding and the environmental history of the River Tyne.

    The site is also linked to Environmental History Resources, which contains a blog, text essays and links to other environmental history resources on the web.

    The website is maintained by Dr Jan Oosthoek, an environmental historian based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia who has lectured and researched at the Universities of Newcastle (UK) and Edinburgh.

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  9. The Polar Sea Streaming

    Link
    http://polarsea360.arte.tv/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, Environmental Studies, Geography, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Online interactive resource created to accompany the TV Ontario series of the same name. Includes maps, photographs, text and 3D interactive videos covering the ten episode series which follows three explorers as they traverse the North West passage from Iceland to Alaska via the Bering Strait. Available in English, French and German versions.

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  10. Socratica Streaming

    Link
    http://www.socratica.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Archaeology, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, History, Languages, Literature, Mathematics, Physics
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Streaming/Download

    Educational videos on a wide variety of disciplines, inspired by the ethos that certain ideas and concepts benefit from being presented in an engaging audiovisual format. A blog on the ‘Socratica Method’ features highlights from the collection and information about the use of av material as a pedagogical tool. There are also four language channels: German, Spanish, Portuguese and French. Suitable for various levels, from primary to university. Although the videos are not arranged according to educational level it is generally clear from the context who the intended audience is.

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