The library now provides access to 398 movies including powerful current films from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Also in the World Cinema Streaming Video Collection are many classic American and European films from 1915 through the ‘50s including “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Joan of Arc” and “Invaders from Mars.” Many revered directors are represented including Alfred Hitchcock, Akira Kurosawa, Charlie Chaplin, Jean Renoir, Erich Stroheim, Satyajjt Ray, Sergei Eisenstein, Roberto Rosselini and Orson Welles.

To access the World Cinema Collection, go to Then click “View All” in the upper right corner of the Browse Subjects area, and scroll down to find the World Cinema Collection link image in the alphabetical list.

The films have subtitles or closed captioning in English, and most of those with closed captions have searchable, interactive transcripts. Movies in this collection are made available from ECampus funding to support online access to course content, and access to this collection is available until July 2016.

Posted - December 14, 2015