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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.

Art & Art History Featured Film

painted picture of scene from movie, Waste Land in yellow over the top


Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of "catadores" -- or self-designated pickers of recyclable materials.

Streaming Service Videos


  • Art Videos 
    • This link has already set the videos to include those from 2010 to the present with over 1000 videos ranging from a few minutes to full documentaries.  

Films on Demand     

  • Art Videos
    • Almost 2,000 videos that allows for easy filtering of topic, ex. applied art, architecture, etc. Majority of videos are episodes, documentaries or TED Talks. 
  • Art 21 
    • This Peabody Award-winning series takes viewers behind the scenes into artists’ studios, homes, and communities to provide intimate access to their lives, creative processes, and sources of inspiration.First Run Features D
      • Troublemakers, Through a Lens Darkly, Levitated Mass
  • UbuWeb
    • UbuWeb was a web-based educational resource for avant-garde material available on the internet, which was active from 1996 to 2023 by poet Kenneth Goldsmith. It offered visualconcrete and sound poetry, expanding to include film and sound art mp3 archives.[1][2]

      On January 1, 2024, UbuWeb shuttered, posting: "As of 2024, UbuWeb is no longer active. The archive is preserved for perpetuity, in its entirety."