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Streaming Film Collections by Subject

This guide is designed to help faculty and students identify streaming films for use in classes, projects, or even as secondary sources.

African Studies Featured Film

Dir. Sembene Ousmane.  A Senegalese woman is eager to find a better life abroad. She takes a job as a governess for a French family, but finds her duties reduced to those of a maid after the family moves from Dakar to the south of France. In her new country, the woman is constantly made aware of her race and mistreated by her employers.

Streaming Service Videos


Films on Demand

  • African Studies Videos
    • Almost 700 videos that allows for easy filtering of topic, ex. North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, etc. Majority of videos are episodes, documentaries or TED Talks. 
  • California Newsreel - documentaries on Africa


Various titles via ALICE