Film & Video Collections


The Anthropology Department has a film and video screening theater that seats up to forty. Our excellent and expanding study collection of over 2000 ethnographic/documentary film and video works — from direct cinema to experimental genres — includes most of the classics, important recent works, and a unique and comprehensive collection of works by indigenous media makers from all parts of the world.

The Department of Cinema Studies has a collection of over 38,000 videos and 3000 16mm prints at The George Amberg Memorial Film Study Center, and New York University’s Avery Fisher Music and Media Center has over 2000 documentaries as well as other films available to students in its video library facility. In addition, some of the best film, video and broadcast libraries are available in New York City.