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Until December 31st VDA community subscribes to Bloomsbury Video Library  Arts and Humanities Collection. The database is updated twice a year and curated by Bloomsbury Publishing with advisory boardsBloomsbury Video Library already has available more than 1860 films (list) from 1970 to 2021 made in Australia, Denmark, Great Britain, Gana, Indonesia, USA, Japan, Canada, Pakistan, France, Rwanda, Switzerland, Hungary, and Germany. 

Notable section of Bloomsbury Video Library – Films created by Jonas Mekas VDA Doctor Honoris Causa

Access methods:
1. Free access from VDA computers:
2. Remote access via EZproxy.

During search select „Only Show content which I have full access to“. How to use the database.

Film collections:

Film and mediaanimationdocumentaryexperimentalfilm history, theory, and criticismfilmmaking and productionmediasilent filmsworld cinemadirectorsshort films.

History and cultureAfrican studiesAsian studieshistorylanguageliteratureLatin American studiespoetrypoliticsreligion.

Musicjazz and bluesethnomusicology and world musiccomposersconcerts and musical performanceshistory of musicmusical compositionmusical theatremusical theory and analysis.

Danceballetclassical dancefolk danceregional and ethnic danceworld dancedance performancecontemporary dancedance theorydancers/ choreographers

Visual and applied artsarchitecturedesignphotographyfashionhistory of artmuseum collectionsdigital artsculpture

Image sources.

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