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Film Platform

Film Platform offers a a great selection of international and US-produced documentary films. This cross-disciplinary platform features such important titles as The Invisible War, Escape Fire, The Hunting Ground, Girl Rising, We are Legion, and many more. 

The collection is meticulously curated by film experts and leading academics to showcase meaningful documentaries of social, political and cultural importance by some of the world’s top international filmmakers. An Academic Advisory Board vets content to ensure that the films uphold the highest educational standards. As an added bonus, many of the filmmakers included are interested in engaging with viewers through Skype Q&A’s and live interviews. 

Share Content from Film Platform

All content from Film Platform can be linked to from Blackboard or other websites for Hofstra affiliates. Click on the link icon below the video player and copy the URL from the pop-up box. Add the Hofstra EZProxy prefix ( so that the link will work from on or off-campus.

For example, the link for How to Survive a Plague would look like this:


You can also copy complete links to content in Film Platform from the record in our online catalog.

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