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Water Rights Video

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River’s End: California’s Latest Water War

Each month, GRCC gets new streaming videos in our Academic Video Online VAST database from Alexander Street Press. Click here for a complete list of this month’s additions. River’s End: California’s Latest Water War, the title highlighted this month, while about the California Water Crisis, will inform Michigan and other Great Lakes residents about this important political, environmental, economic, public health, and social challenge.

“River’s End explores the global water crisis, using California as a microcosm. It shows how water politics that led to the draining of the Owens Valley by Los Angeles, made famous by the film Chinatown, continue to this day in ongoing efforts to take ever more water from Northern California’s San Francisco Bay estuary. Except this time, the water grab is at the hands of industrial agriculture and its powerful corporate investors. River’s End inspires viewers to learn where their water comes from so that we can save our rivers and the ecosystems and communities that depend upon them.”

Access this and other videos through the Academic Video Online VAST database link, or, find them in GRCC Library OneSearch results.  For more media resources, see the Multimedia and Image Resources Subject Guide. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

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I’m a little bit Country…

Nobody is better than Ken Burns when it comes to crafting documentaries that speak to almost everyone. This is the case with Country Music, an 8-part series on the history of country music – “from its roots in ballads, hymns and the blues to its mainstream popularity – and meet the unforgettable characters and storytellers who made it “America’s Music.”

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Ken Burns – Country Music Series

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New BBC Streaming Videos Available

The BBC Literary Adaptations in Video collection was recently added to the Academic Video Online (VAST) database from Alexander Street Press.  It includes almost 200 hours of BBC productions of 50+ famous literary works “from Dickens to Shakespeare, from Chekhov to Arthur Miller, from Jane Austen to Mary Shelley.” Click here for a list of titles included in the collection.Alice in Wonderland opening logo

Access these and other videos through the  database Academic Video Online (VAST) link, or, find them in GRCC Library OneSearch results.  When you’re off-campus or using wireless, you will be asked to log on with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

 

 

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New Streaming Video Content

Alexander Street Press recently added new award-winning documentary content to our premier streaming video database Academic Video Online VAST.

Film Platform logoFilm Platform titles have been “carefully selected from prestigious film festivals, made by the best filmmakers from around the globe including many OSCAR®-nominated and OSCAR®-shortlisted documentaries.” Titles include:  Agnus Dei; The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia; The Hunting Ground; A Place at the Table; Race to Nowhere; and,  RGB. There are 180 titles available so far – with more than 200 expected by the end of 2020.

Access these and other videos through the  database Academic Video Online VAST link, or, find them in GRCC Library OneSearch results.  When you’re off-campus or using wireless, you will be asked to log on with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

 

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Candid Career Interviews

A neat new addition to the Library’s streaming video collection provides career videos from CandidCareer.com.  Our license with Alexander Street Press Academic Video Online now includes 161 short video interviews “with industry professionals, giving students a realistic view of a particular path from college to career.” The videos cover a wide variety of industries. (Off-campus users will logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.)CandidCareer.com image

 

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