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The Five Demands 


THE FIVE DEMANDS (Icarus Films, 2023) is a riveting story about the student strike that changed the face of higher education forever. In April 1969, a small group of Black and Puerto Rican students shut down the City College of New York, an elite public university located in the heart of Harlem. Fueled by the revolutionary fervor sweeping the nation, the strike soon turned into an uprising, leading to the extended occupation of the campus, classes being canceled, students being arrested, and the resignation of the college president.

Through archival footage and modern-day interviews, we follow the students’ struggle against the institutional racism that, for over a century, had shut out people of color from this and other public universities. The Five Demands revisits the untold story of this explosive student takeover, and proves that a handful of ordinary citizens can band together to take action and effect meaningful change. 


Film and Media Collection, Ground Floor, Axinn Library

The Film and Media collection consists of 10,000 DVDs/VHS tapes and access to approximately 100,000 streaming video titles.

Use the library's Discovery catalog to find videos.

Location: Ground floor of the Axinn Library. (Map)

Note: Hofstra Faculty must use the submission form to request additions to the collection .



In-house facilities include:

Personal viewing space:
Two carrels for individual viewing of material on multiple formats(e.g. DVD & VHS)
A Private screening room:
20 comfortable chairs in an enclosed room.  Digital video and film can be viewed here.

Contact and Circulation Information

Reserve videos, Schedule screening room, Request delivery, Request purchase of DVDs: 

Mark Thompsen, Senior Library Assistant  (516) 463-5986


Licensing, Streaming content, Public Performance Rights, Copyright questions, other concerns:

Sarah McCleskey, Head of Resource and Collection Services (516) 463-5076 or


Circulation:  Hofstra faculty may check out materials for one week. Hofstra students and other affiliated users may use materials in the Film and Media Library.


Request equipment distribution to classrooms:

Academic Media  (516) 463-5989

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