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WRPR 111: Power, Place, and Film (HC)

Writing Program 111: Power, Place, and Film (Ladva) Spring 2024


This guide provides resources for your class project. Use the tabs on the left to navigate through the guide.


                   Gage Skidmore, cast, director and producer of "Black Panther" at the 2016 Comic Con (Source: Wikimedia Commons, CC2.0)

Finding Films in the TriCollege Libraries

To find films that are available in the TriCollege libraries, you have options both for streaming films and for DVDs.

Streaming Films

Access films we currently have from Kanopy through this link.  Log into the Haverford account with your credentials.  On the Create Your Account page, choose SKIP.  The films you then see on the Browse pages are all available streaming. These films also have records in the Tripod catalog.  You can see the full list of Kanopy films in Tripod.  You can add another search word to the full list of Kanopy films to find a director, actor or topic.

When you are in the Kanopy database, if you use the search function,  you will see many more films featured.  However, we only have paid access for the films on the Browsing pages.  If you come across a film that says Get Access, check Tripod to see if we have streaming access from a different company or a DVD copy of the film.

Access any of the films we currently have from Swank through this link    This will open to the Haverford Proxy page.  Sign in with your credentials to access the Swank landing page.

Streaming films are also available from AVON (Academic Video Online) See in particular its collections of New World Cinema (including Scent of Green Papaya)  and Sony Picture Classics (including Call Me by Your Name)

Films in the Tripod Catalog

Go to  the Advanced Tripod search.  Change Material Type from All Items to VideosEnter the name of a film, a director or actor in the search box.  You can also search by subjects and keywords to create a list you can browse:

    japan [Subject]  AND anime [Keyword]    Limited to Material Type Videos    Connect from Bryn Mawr College   Icon  Icon

   "feature films india"  NOT documentary [Subjects]  Limited to Material Type Videos, Sorted newest films first    Connect from Bryn Mawr College   Icon  Icon

**  Try opening a search above and replace one of the topics with your subject interest.

Tripod records for streaming films will include a link. Many of the films are available only as DVDs from the TriCollege libraries. You can request them through Tripod once you have signed in with your username and password.  They will be sent to Haverford for your use.  The libraries have  portable DVD players that you can borrow from the Access Services office on Level 1 in Lutnick Library.