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Film and Media Collections

DVDs,VHS, links to streaming video resources Need help? Call the library at 516-463-5986

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PROMISES (Ro*Co Films, 2001) Rather than focusing on political events, the seven children featured in “Promises” offer a compelling human portrait of the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. The film draws viewers into the hearts and minds of Jerusalem’s children by giving voice to those captured by the region’s hatreds as well as those able to transcend them. Audiences will engage with Palestinian and Israeli kids, coming to know them as multi-dimensional people, not as stereotypes perpetuated by the mainstream media.


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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