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DVDs Owned by BMCC
DVDs Owned by BMCC
To use or view these titles, either fill out this online form or consult with staff in room S408 (inside the library).
Books about Film on BMCC Shelves
Here are just a few of the quality titles the BMCC Library has on the moving image industry. Should you want to look for more titles than these, research the CUNY Catalog.
" Children of War" 14-Day trial screening pass
Children of War
"Filmed in northern Uganda over a period of 3 years, Children Of War is a unique and incandescent documentary which follows a group of former child soldiers as they undergo a process of trauma therapy and emotional healing while in a rehabilitation center.
Having been abducted from their homes and schools and forced to become fighters by the Lord's Resistance Army - a quasi-religious militia led by self-proclaimed prophet and war criminal Joseph Kony - the children struggle to confront and break through years of captivity, extreme religious indoctrination, and participation in war crimes with the help of a team of trauma counselors.
As these fearless allies guide the children forward into new lives, Children Of War illuminates a powerful and cathartic story of forgiveness and hope in the aftermath of war."
Free screening pass expires:
Community Colleges: America's Best Kept Secret .............. Listen to President Obama's 1st White House Summit
First White House Summit on Community Colleges
President Obama and Dr. Jill Biden (Vice-president Joe Biden's wife) spoke to the first-ever Community College Summit about the role community colleges play in developing America's workforce and furthering education.
On, October 05, 2010, this summit brought together community college administrators, faculty, and students, business and philanthropic leaders, as well as federal and state policy leaders to discuss how community colleges can ensure that the USA has the most educated workforce in the world - so American businesses can compete in the global economy and that we can achieve the President’s goal of leading the world with the highest proportion of college graduates by 2020. They addressed the critical role of community colleges as part of America’s economic vision for the future.
"Moving Image" Defined
What is a "Moving Image"?
A combined definition of "moving image" from the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens (NYC) and The Association of Moving Image Archivists is any "stage of producing, promoting, and exhibiting motion pictures, television, and digital media" (including video and computer games) and recognizes them "as important educational, historical, and cultural resources."
Moving images have been used as a tool for teaching and learning ever since these media were created. Presented here is a centralized hub of Web 2.0 open access digital moving image websites to aid in your teaching and learning endevours.
If you have any suggestions or comments please email them to me.
Prof. Dorothea J. Coiffe
BMCC Owned Media -DVDs & VHS
- Click on the title to see more info on a film listed in the BMCC Library's online catalog.
- To request a media title owned by BMCC for either viewing inside the library (students) or in the classroom (professors), fill out the online media request form at least 2 weeks in advance (or go in person to room S408 -inside the library) M-F, 8am-4pm.
BMCC Faculty, did you know:
If BMCC does not own the film, we might be able to borrow it from another college library?
That you could have either a clip or an entire movie uploaded to the BMCC library's E-Reserves (E-Res)? (Videos on E-Res must be owned either by BMCC or yourself - NOT one from another library or rented)
BMCC Film Databases
Take a look at our film databases!
Every member of the BMCC community may access these excellent visual sources for their researc & their pleasure.
(To use Off campus sign in, like any other database.)
Films on Demand
Films in Demand has 1,000s of documentaries, dramas, & newsreels from the world’s most recognized producers and distributors. After you've signed into your account (best to do this while on-campus), you may view, share, and/or embed clips or entire films. You will be surprised what you'll find here!
American History in Video provides a large & rich collection of video available online of American history. This collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. American History on Video currently provides 5,864 titles, equaling approximately 1,529 hours, with more to be added in the future.
Theatre in Video is a collection of more than 250 of the world’s most important plays, together with more than 100 video documentaries, online in streaming video. These definitive performances, by leading actors and directors, have been painstakingly licensed from a wide range of copyright holders. For the first time, students, instructors, and researchers can bookmark specific scenes, monologues, and staging examples and then include those online links in their papers and course reserves.
This database allows you to make clips of selected videos. You may then share, embed them for your research or your classes!
BMCC's "Living Newspaper: Turning History into Theater"
Living Newspaper: Turning History into Theater
Watch highlights of the stage production and hear the fascinating background from professors Sherry Engle, Elizabeth Chaney, Alkis Papoutsis, & Christopher Peifer (all of the Speech/Communications/Theatre Arts department) and student actors Katie Wright & Amy Jacobs of the Fall 2012 BMCC production of
Living Newspaper: Turning History into Theater
This 'Moving Image Media Hub' LibGuide is Funded by a 2011 PSC-CUNY Grant
This BMCC Moving Image Media Hub LibGuide was Funded by a 2011 PSC-CUNY Grant.
BMCC's Spring 2012 Theater
Life's a Dream [Play by Pedro Calderon de la Barca,1600- ~1681]
In April 2012, talented BMCC students gave a performance of Life's a Dream.
"Life's A Dream poses fundamental questions about the nature of existence - are we truly awake or do we dream our way through life? This poignant tale is of a prince imprisoned at birth by his astrologer-king father and liberated on the same day a beautiful woman stumbles into his life. The interwoven themes of love, loss, power, and destiny make it the peer of other plays as Oedipus and Hamlet."
"Vida es Sueno" was published in 1636/1637 before Calderon was 40. Plays in 17th century Spain were written primarily for immediate production, this play was probably presented on the Madrid stage before it was published. (This is also true of Shakespeare's plays.)
Life's a Dream
Cast & crew for BMCC's April 2012 production
CHOREOGRAPHY by Rolando Jorif
David Dakota Sanchez
Rasheem S. Luchie
STUDENT CREATIVE TEAM
Han Young (Dimo) Kang
Hyun Jun (Nora) Kim
Carmelo Martinez Vazquez
Patrick J Reilly
TDF Costume Collection
Presdient Antonio Perez
Sr. Vice Presdient Sadie Bragg
Will & Sarah MacGee