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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.

Environmental Featured Film

photo of zip code map with the word:  cooked survival by zip code


COOKED, Chicago suffered the worst heat disaster in U.S history in 1995, when 739 residents — mostly elderly and black — died over the course of one week. As COOKED links the deadly heat wave's devastation back to the underlying manmade disaster of structural racism, it delves deep into one of our nation's biggest growth industries: Disaster Preparedness.

Streaming Service Videos


Films on Demand



  • Environment Videos
    • Environment-related videos and documentaries. (Chesire OH, Cooked, DamnNation, The True Cost)


Netflix Educational Documentaries


Sustainability Film Series

  • List of DVDs purchased for series 2012-2022
  • List of STREAMING titles purchased for series 2012-2022.



  • WATERBEAR - hundreds of free films, not available for screenings in class; recommend assigning film ahead of time. Think of it as a 'justwatch' for environmental documentaries, both short and long form.  Titles you may know:  Damnation, The Big Fix, Racing Extinction, The True Cost, Inhabit, Chasing Ice, The End of the Line, more.