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Third World Newsreel Special Collections assemble films and videos on common themes from our library.  Enjoy browsing and using these collections of important pieces.


TWN 2017 New Releases

Build your media and research collection with 14 new progressive films by filmmakers of color on the African Diaspora, Latin America, Workers' Rights, LGBT Rights, Hip-Hop media and more.

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TWN 2016 New Releases

Build your educational media collection with social justice documentary films made by and about people of color.

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Latin American & Latinx Documentaries

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South Asian Studies & South Asian Diaspora

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TWN 2015 New Releases

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Labor Studies Documentaries

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Korean Studies & Korean Diaspora Collection

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H2ONewsreel

TWN has partnered with the Hip-Hop Association (H2A) to form, H2O NEWSREEL, the first distribution label dedicated to the educational market that offers the best in Hip-Hop Media, Education, and Culture. The mission of H2O NEWSREEL is to create distribution opportunities to independent and established Hip-Hop filmmakers, artists and educators that depict the variety of images and stories of Hip-Hop Culture.

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2014 New Releases

Our 2014 film catalog features 11 social issue documentaries by 13 independent filmmakers from Tunisia, Indonesia, Ukraine, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada and the United States.


 

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2013 New Releases

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Music Documentaries

"Third World Newsreel is emerging as a leading voice on global music." --Jack David Eller, Anthropology Review Database


 


TWN's Music Documentaries Collection features award-winning independent films from 17 countries including Canada, Uganda, Senegal, Ghana, South Africa, Morocco, Turkey, China, Mexico, Uruguay, Colombia, Cuba, Brazil, Bolivia, Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago, and the United States.

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The Queer Essentials Collection

This package of essential Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender titles is a must for any educational collection.  It offers a powerful survey of LGBT experiences from award-winning directors, and includes best-sellers and classics from TWN's five decades history of providing social issue media by and about people of color.  Featuring the works of Thomas Allen Harris, Abigail Child, and Shari Frilot.  Receive a 50% discount when you purchase the entire series.

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2012 New Releases

Third World Newsreel's 2012 Film Collection Presents Stories about Social Justice Movements and People of Color. The collection includes the work of more than 40 independent filmmakers and new work by Manthia Diawara and Thomas Allen Harris.

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2011 New Releases

TWN's 2011 New Releases catalog is available online! Featuring thirteen independent films made by and about people of color, our new catalog includes titles from Haiti, Brazil, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, China, Turkey and the United States.

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2010 New Releases

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Caribbean Diaspora & Caribbean Studies 2010

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Women's Studies Collection 2010

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Middle East Studies and Middle Eastern Diaspora Collection

Presenting challenging alternatives to mainstream representations of the peoples of the Middle East and the Middle East Diaspora, the titles in our collection document struggles against colonialism, occupation, gender oppression and unfair media representations.

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The Newsreel Collection

The Newsreel collective produced some of the most riveting activist documentaries ever made in the United States. These films provide unique looks at the anti-Vietnam War, student, Black, Latino/a and Women's Rights Movements in the late 60s and early 70s. "The Newsreel is a radical news service whose purpose is to provide an alternative to the limited and biased coverage of television news. The news that we feel is significant - any event that suggests the changes and redefinitions taking place in American today, or that underlines the necessity for such changes - has been consistently undermined and suppressed by the media. Films made by the Newsreel are not seen once and forgotten." --The Newsreel Collective

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Call for Change Series

A series of vibrant shorts from various NYC communities of color on their "state of America" -- from the war to the economy to racial tensions and immigrant concerns.  Designed to provoke discussion, this series is a venue for marginalized communities to give voice to their issues and ideas for change.  Supported in part by the Open Society Institute NYC Community Fellowship Program, the Funding Exchange, and the North Star Fund.  Several pieces supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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The African Diaspora

This collection of films exhibits the many lives people of African descent are living or have lived throughout the world.  Experiences of people interacting with different cultures make up many of the stories and explorations in these films and videos, from gripping documentaries to fantasies.

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Asian and Asian Diaspora Studies

The lives, stories, and cultures of people of Asian-Pacific descent and Asian and Pacific locales are presented in these films and videos.  Several pieces from other collections are included in the Asian Pacific Studies collection.  These include the Asian Diaspora collection, the Call to Media Action and Call for Change series, and the Blindness Series.  For studies in Asian Pacific cultures, these titles are essential viewing.

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Women's Studies Collection

Our Women's Studies Collection offers a large selection of educational titles from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe and North America. Among our recent releases, we feature a documentary about the uses and abuses of cesarian section in Brazil, the fascinating story of a former Korean guerrilla fighter, and documentaries about the role of women in hip hop culture. Also, we're proud to present the latest work from acclaimed experimental filmmaker Tran T. Kim-Trang, Epilogue, a moving video essay about motherhood and mourning.

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African Studies & African Diaspora New Releases

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Call to Media Action (2001)

In the wake of events since September 11th, Third World Newsreel made a call to current and former workshop students and other filmmakers to help document people's reactions and concerns as well as the governmental and media activity that has since ensued. The result has been a collection of short videos that take up a wide range of issues of concern to communities of color and that ask questions largely overlooked in the media at large

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