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  1. The James Dyson Awards Streaming

    Link
    https://www.jamesdysonaward.org/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Design, Engineering, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Funding

    Set up by The James Dyson Foundation, the award operates in 27 countries, and is open to university level students and recent graduates studying product design, industrial design and engineering. It recognises and rewards imaginative design solutions to global problems with the environment in mind. The Awards website includes short videos of this year’s entries and past winners with demonstrations of how the actual product works. Amongst the 2018 winners are: kitchenware for the blind, a prosthetic leg system, furniture for flooding, a semi-automatic Malaria diagnosis device and a wheelchair for air journeys.

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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. Why Women? Streaming

    Link
    https://thewhy.dk/whywomen/
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Social Studies, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Funding, Video Sources, Web Links

    A collection of films aimed to raise awareness of girls’ and women’s health, rights and wellbeing worldwide. There are four documentaries and ten short films, all accessible for free; also learning materials, including articles and facts. Why Women? 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 Poverty.

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  4. I Am Research Streaming

    Link
    https://www.nihr.ac.uk/news-and-events/support-our-campaigns/i-am-research/
    Category
    Bio-Medical
    Subject
    Medicine
    Type of resource
    Databases, Funding, Information Sources, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    Created by the National Institute for Health Research, ‘I Am Research’ is tasked with involving patients and the public in all the phases of their work, from health research to the translation of discoveries into practical products, treatments devices and procedures. The site offers a wealth of information including help for researchers on data, samples and how to identify patients for research, and Research facilities in your area, which can be searched by postcode or speciality. There is also a YouTube Channel with short videos about why research is crucial and what getting involved in research studies means to cohorts of different ages. This can be useful for those tasked with explaining what research is in the classroom and those thinking in becoming researchers.

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  5. 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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  6. The Agora Institute Streaming

    Link
    https://snfagora.jhu.edu
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Law, Media Studies, Medicine, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Funding, Streaming/Download

    The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is an international philanthropic organisation which funds projects in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. Among these projects is The Agora Institute, at Johns Hopkins University, a multidisciplinary centre that aims to serve as a forum for bringing together experts from the fields of political science, sociology, history, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and ethics to examine the dynamics of civic discourse and design and test means for improving open dialogue, civic engagement, and democratic governance. The series Dialogues are monthly events/discussion about specific issues and can be watched via the SNFcasts. Themes covered so far include Stereotypes, Eros, Journalism in a time of Crisis and Crisis in Journalism, and Enhancing the Health Sector in Greece.

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  7. Society for Cinema & Media Studies Streaming

    Link
    https://www.cmstudies.org/default.aspx
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies, Media Studies
    Type of resource
    Courses, Funding, Information Sources, Journals

    The Society for Cinema and Media Studies is the leading scholarly organisation in the United States dedicated to promoting a broad understanding of film, television, and related media through research and teaching grounded in the contemporary humanities tradition. SCMS encourages excellence in scholarship and pedagogy and fosters critical inquiry into the global, national, and local circulation of cinema, television, and other related media.

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  8. National Center for Jewish Film Streaming

    Link
    http://www.jewishfilm.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies
    Type of resource
    Festivals, Funding, Information Sources, Organisations, Video Sources

    Founded in 1976, NCJF is recognised as a world leader in the collection, restoration and exhibition of Jewish art and culture. The Centre has led the revival of Yiddish Cinema and its priority is the preservation and restoration of rare and endangered film materials. To date, the Centre has restored more than 100 rare and orphan films that document the diversity and vibrancy of Jewish culture, including 44 Yiddish films. NCJF provides programming consultation and research assistance to filmmakers, artists, educators, curators and organisations. The Centre is also an exhibitor, producing programmes for the public, including 17 Boston-area film festivals. Under its fiscal sponsorship program, NCJF provides a non-profit umbrella to independent filmmakers.

    Over 300 films are available for online purchase on DVD.

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  9. International Centre for Documentary and Experimental Film (inactive) Streaming

    Link
    http://www.docwest.co.uk/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Courses, Funding, Information Sources, Organisations

    Established in 2011, the Centre at the University of Westminster, brings together an interdisciplinary network of researchers, practitioners and students to foster documentary and experimental film practices. It hosts a wide range of screenings, master-classes and conferences. The Centre offers both theoretical and practice-based doctoral degrees focusing on a variety of contexts and referencing many different documentary and experimental film traditions. It also aims to provide a platform for initiating, funding and distributing creative documentary and arts projects conceived at the intersection between academia and the industry.

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  10. Documentary Educational Resources Streaming

    Link
    https://www.der.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, Art, Education, Environmental Studies, Ethnology, Media Studies, Politics and Government, Social Studies, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Festivals, Funding, Streaming/Download

    DER is a US-based distributor of documentaries whose mission is to promote thought-provoking documentary film and media for learning about the people and cultures of the world. The films can be searched by title, geographical area, or subject. The subject headings are helpfully specific such as Aging, Conflict Resolution, Immigration, Language and Communication. The collection is particularly strong in ethnographic film. Each entry carries a full synopsis, a list of related films where relevant and awards won. A streaming licence service is offered and there are links to film festivals. The company offers sponsorship to filmmakers whose work supports its aims.

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