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Open Culture Lists Free Movies & Courses

Interested in movies to teach with – but face too many rights issues? Or too many platform choices? Whether documentaries are your thing – or old silent films – or horror and noir, westerns, or comedies – the Open Culture platform curated by Stanford’s Dan Colman may be the repository for you. Over 600 free films are listed and linked, from documentaries on Michel Foucault, M. C. Escher, and the Bolshevik Revolution to loads of Hitchcock suspense films and more. Investigate it all at:

Course videos in online courses are also ripe to pick from! See Open Culture’s curated list of 1,000+ online courses:

As Colman says, “Make knowledge free and open!”

Also, interested in tools to teach film with, and how to integrate moving images into your curriculum and teaching practices? Check out CCNMTL’s Mediathread tool to facilitate the close reading and annotation of moving images.