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Streaming Media, DVDs and Videos at RTC Library: Feature Films

Explore RTC Library's media collection. Find resources to teach interpersonal and occupational skills.

Feature Films

RTC Library purchases a few award-winning feature films each year.  Check our catalog to see if we have a film you're interested in. 

Some feature films that have been purchased for RTC classes include:

Akeelah and the Bee. An 11-year old from from a poor background sets out to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. About perseverance, determination and education. 112 minutes. Closed captioned. Find it: Media 791.4372 AKEELAH 2006

And the Band Played On.  About the discovery of AIDS, the politics of medicine, and the hunt to identify a quiet killer. 140 minutes. Closed captioned. Find it: Media 791.4572 AND-THE 1993b.

Beasts of the Southern Wild. A six-year old sets off to find help for her sick father. 93 minutes. Closed captioned. Find it: Media 791.4372 BEASTS 2012s. 

Damaged Care.  A true story about a doctor who challenges the managed care industry. 114 minutes. Closed captioned.  Find it: Media 791.4372 DAMAGED 2002L.

Fast Runner.  A story of love, revenge and renewal in an Inuit village. 161 minutes. English subtitles. Find it: Media 791.4372 FAST-R 2002.

For Colored Girls.  Based on poet Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enough. 134 minutes. Closed captioned.  Find it: Media 791.4372 FOR-COL 2010g.

Freedom Writers. A writing teacher in an inner-city high school teaches students to find their own voices and change their world. 122 minutes. Closed captioned. Find it: Media 791.4372 FREEDOM 2007w.

Fruitvale Station.  A drama based on the shooting death of Oscar Grant by BART officers in 2009.  85 minutes. Closed captioned. Find it: Media 791.4372 FRUITVA 2014s.

Gandhi. A biography of Mohandas Gandhi, who lead India to freedom from British rule.  191 minutes. Closed captioned. Find it: Media 791.4372 GANDHI 2007.

John Q.  A man is faced with the death of his son when his insurance company refuses to cover a heart transplant. He takes the hospital's emergency room staff and patients hostage. 116 minutes. Closed captioned. Find it: Media 791.4372 JOHN Q 2002.

Lee Daniels' The Butler.  An African-American man is a butler in the White House during eight different 20th century presidencies. 132 minutes. Subtitles. Find it: Media 791.4372 LEE-DAN 2014b.

Manzanar Fishing Club. Americans of Japanese descent interned in Manzanar concentration camp find peace in fishing in spite of their surroundings. 74 minutes.  Find it: Media 940.5308995 MANZANA 2012f.

Rabbit-proof Fence. Set in Australia.  Three children try to return home from the cultural training camp in which the government has interned them.  93 minutes. Closed captioned. Find it: Media 791.4372 RABBIT 2011p.

Rosa Parks Story. A biography of Rosa Parks, who sparked the modern Civil Rights movement in 1955. 94 minutes. Find it: Media 791.4372 ROSA 2002.

Windwalker. A dying Cheyenne warrior narrates his life to his grandchildren. 106 minutes. Closed captioned. Find it: Media 791.4372 WINDWAL 2003. 

Instructors It's legal to use feature films, videos, and DVDs in your classroom, if you meet these conditions:

•  You have to show it in the classroom – whether that’s a regular classroom or a lab or a shop.

•  It has to be in the course of  face-to-face teaching activities.  The implication is that it must be fairly directly concerned with the topic you are teaching.

•  It must be for instructional purposes – not to just entertain the class.

•  It must be lawfully acquired.  This includes items that you taped yourself, but wouldn’t include a bootleg tape. All RTC Library items are lawfully acquired.

•  It can only be shown to your students – you cannot allow your students to invite their families, significant others, etc.

•  It has to be shown by the instructor or guest lecturer, or by students of the class, as a part of their class work.