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Alexander Street Debuts Contemporary Documentary Collection

Alexander Street Press’s newest collection Filmakers Library Online: Volume II will feature 100 issue-based documentaries produced from 2009 to the present, adding colorful perspective to virtually any academic program. A follow-up to the first volume, Filmakers Library Online: Volume II delivers timely films that often can’t be found anywhere else. Content in the collection covers education, international relations, politics, psychology, criminal justice, the arts, history, gender studies, and more.

Films are hand-selected by an experienced team of editors for their individual merits, with a careful focus on critically acclaimed titles, award winners, and those shown at industry festivals. Titles in the collection’s first release include the following, among others:

  • Africa’s Last Taboo—Award-winning correspondent Sorious Samura’s investigation into the experience of being gay in Africa (2012)
  • The Big Fix—An exposé on the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill (2011, Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival)
  • Google Baby—A journey across three continents to examine the up-and-coming baby production industry in the age of globalization (2012, Western Psychological Association)
  • Julian Bond: Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement—A modern-day portrait of the SNCC founder and renowned civil rights leader (2012, Virginia Film Festival)

Filmakers Library Online: Volume II is available to academic, public, and school libraries worldwide. No special setup or software is required—just a web browser. Prices are scaled to institutional size and budget. For a  free trial or price quote, visit

Source: Alexander Street Press

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