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Films on demand : world cinema

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Alternate Title(s): World Cinema, Infobase : World Cinema

Platform: Infobase

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From the product's "about" page from the vendor (as of 2020-10-30):

This unique collection includes the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, masterpieces from the mid-20th century, and contemporary films from around the world, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America. The collection shines a light on the history of cinema while also providing a glimpse into the cultures and issues of countries worldwide—making it useful beyond film studies departments by bringing value to programs in area studies, political science, history, world languages, and more.

Within the "subject" category of "World Cinema" on the Films on Demand platform, there are sub-categories for many different regions as well as different lists for classic versus contemporary cinema within some regions. You can also simple search for films by title (or other keywords) there is a simple advanced search to search using the Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT.

Laurier Library has provided access to this collection since July 2020. We also provide access to the "Humanities & social sciences collection" and the "Entertainment Canada collection" on Films on demand.

Resource Details


A collection of international films.

Subjects Covered:

Film Studies




1902 to present

Resource Accessibility Statements:

Accessibility Statement for Films On Demand

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Films on demand

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Last Updated: May 2, 2023 11:18am