10 Films to Watch Now

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These 10 timely documentaries provide context and information for understanding both current events and the history of civil rights in America. UNT students, faculty and staff can access each through the Media Library streaming collection.  I Am not your Negro  https://unt.kanopy.com/node/542401 I Am Not Your Negro explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism…. Read more »

Black History Month 2020 Documentary Showcase

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  This February, in honor of Black History Month, the UNT Media Library would like to spotlight six documentaries that examine the complex intersection of race in the worlds of art, business, entertainment, education, and industry. The figures in these films not only offer inspiration to rise above outstanding odds, but engage the audience in… Read more »

New at the Media Library: The Barbara Hammer Collection

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  The UNT Media Library recently purchased the full collection of films by filmmaker Barbara Hammer. She was a pioneer of her time, documenting LGBT+ history often with an autobiographical viewpoint and creating over 80 feature length and short films over the span of her lifelong career. Experimental in nature, her films often tested the limits… Read more »

May Staff Recommendations — Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is Mental Health Awareness month. Movies, TV shows and games can be great escapes in trying times. Many are even structured to help facilitate greater mental health practices, from documentaries that foster discussions, to video games designed for therapeutic purposes. We invite everyone to check out the UNT Media Library’s resources to help improve… Read more »

April Staff Recommendations: Alternate History Stories

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This April, the UNT Media Library highlights the films, shows, & games that explore Alternate Histories – a.k.a. the What If narratives that help us understand & appreciate our past by deviating from it altogether.   Monty Python and the Holy Grail: (Recommended by Erin) King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark… Read more »

March Staff Recommendations: Women’s History Month

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This month, the UNT Media Library is celebrating Women’s History Month by showcasing the ways that women shape the landscape of storytelling through film, television, and gaming. Below are just a few of our staff picks for media that showcases amazing stories about and/or created by women.      Arrival (2016) DVD 17303, Recommended by… Read more »