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Academic Video Online

Academic Video Online

Academic Video Online is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary video collection that supports the entire range of subjects taught at the University of Bolton. 

It includes over 70,000 streaming video titles including documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, news programs and newsreels, and demonstrations. You will find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy®, Emmy®, and Peabody® winners as well as newly released films and previously unavailable archival material.

You will also find video content from Academic Video Online by searching Discover@Bolton. Run a search and filter your results to Streaming Video. The majority of results will be from the Academic Video Online platform. 

Featured Titles in Academic Video Online

Kiss The Ground

A revolutionary group of activists, scientists, farmers, and politicians band together in a global movement of "Regenerative Agriculture" that could balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world.

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Ruth: Justice Ginsburg in her own words

This film tells the improbable story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who couldn’t get a job despite graduating at the top of her law school class and making Law Review at Harvard and Columbia Law Schools, became an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court and an icon for gender equality and human rights.

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Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway

The story of the hit musical that changed Broadway forever and brought the genius of Lin Manuel Miranda to the attention of legions of fans across the world. Featuring interviews with Miranda, as well as the cast and crew of Hamilton. 

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A Growing Thing

A Growing Thing is a feature length documentary about women living in a township near Johannesburg, South Africa and the women's empowerment project where they work. A Growing Thing provides a glimpse of post-apartheid life from a woman's perspective.

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Mission: Joy - Finding Happiness in Troubled Times

Deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny, this documentary gives unprecedented access to the unlikely friendship of two international Nobel Peace Prize winners and icons who transcend religion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama & Archbishop Tutu. They offer neuroscience-backed wisdom to help each of us live with more joy, despite circumstances.

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Hedda Gabler

Ivo van Hove, one of the world’s most exciting theatre directors, made his National Theatre debut with a modern production of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece. This vital new version by Patrick Marber features Ruth Wilson in the title role and Rafe Spall as Brack. Recorded through National Theatre Live on 9th March, 2017.

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Q: Into The Storm

This HBO docuseries explores the workings of QAnon, an online conspiracy led by the anonymous figure "Q." To discover Q’s true identity, the filmmaker embeds in a dark underworld populated by trolls, political operatives, and QAnon’s key figures.

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Time To Choose

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson (Inside Job, No End in Sight) turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions. Featuring narration by award-winning actor Oscar Isaac, Time To Choose leaves audiences understanding not only what is wrong, but what can to be done to fix this global threat.

Generation Earth

In the last generation, we have changed the face of the Earth on a scale unimaginable to our ancestors. Now, this astonishing transformation is charted in an awe-inspiring BBC series. Using state-of-the-art visuals, three films showcase the extraordinary engineering, construction and farming ingenuity that is transforming Earth, propelling us into a new era in this planet´s - and our own - history.

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Talking Books

A series of interviews on the craft of creative writing with renowned authors including Margaret Atwood, Alice Sebold, Naomi Wolf, Lionel Shriver, Frank McCourt and Annie Proulx. 

Bauhaus Spirit

100 years ago, a radical artistic utopia was born: Bauhaus, one of our century's most influential architectural schools, still sets the pattern for the way we live today. Young architects, school teachers, designers, sociologists reflect on their Bauhaus experience. 

Visit the Content and Channels page for more featured titles, and details of how to search and browse content on Academic Video Online. 

The Library also provides access to a range of subject-specific video packages. See our Video Resources guide for more details.

Not got the video content you are looking for? Contact your Academic Librarian or use our Contact Us form