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We’re back!

Hello again from American University Library’s Media Services! This is the official relaunch of our very own media related blog. We’ll be posting news and information about our physical and streaming collections – over 100,000 titles available to AU faculty staff and students. New titles, subject spotlights and highlights from our streaming suppliers. Also news […]

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New Acquisition Alert!

Revolution of Our Times / BLU 17255 Revolution of Our Times uses interviews and footage from the frontline political scene to follow seven teams of protestors as they fight for their freedom and democracy in Hong Kong during 2019-2021. Named after the political slogan “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times,” this film is a […]

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New Acquisitions!

Start the new semester by checking out our new media purchases! Start the new semester by checking out our new media purchases! Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (DVD 17204) Summer of Soul (DVD 17206) Kim Ji-Young, Born 1982 (DVD 17209) Jojo Rabbit (DVD 17214) Ash is the Purest White (DVD Blu 17219) Drive […]

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Remembering bell hooks, 1952-2021

bell hooks, the trailblazing author, feminist, educator, and activist, died today at the age of 69. hooks, whose given name was Gloria Jean Watkins, based her pen name on great-grandmother Bell Blair Hooks. She chose to style her pen name in all lowercase letter in order to highlight her message, rather than herself. hooks was […]

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Happy Birthday Judi Dench!

by Kevin Yates Happy birthday to Judi Dench! Born December 9th, 1934, Dench grew up drawn to theatre performance in small-town England. Her achievements include multiple BAFTA nominations and awards and even an Oscar win. She has been in many films and other productions, creating a long resume of theatrical performance. Most recently, her role in the infamous (for […]

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Happy Birthday Michelle Yeoh

by Asanat Odeyale Michelle Yeoh, a Chinese-Malaysian actress, was born on August 6, 1962. She rose to fame in the 1990s by starring in Hong Kong action films. However, she gained international recognition when she played Wai Lin the 1997 James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies and other martial arts films, such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.   Yeoh […]

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Happy Birthday Cary Joji Fukunaga

by Asanat Odeyale Cary Joji Fukunaga, an American filmmaker, director, and writer, was born on July 10, 1977. He first gained notoriety for writing and directing the 2009 film, Sin Nombre and then for the 2011 adaptation of Jane Eyre. He even became the first director of Asian descent to win a Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the HBO series, True Detective.   Fukunaga was chosen to direct […]

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Happy Birthday Mindy Kaling!

by Jason Wieder Mindy Kaling was born on June 25, 1979. She is a comedian and actress. While Kaling has acted in several movies and television shows, she is most known for her character in The Office. Along with her role as Kelly Kapoor in the show, she also was a writer, producer, and executive director of […]

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2021 Made in Hong Kong Festival

One of the great things about living in DC is that so many of our cultural institutions are free to the public. This includes some of the Smithsonian’s special events, like the annual Made in Hong Kong film festival hosted by the National Museum of Asian Art. The festival is virtual this year due to […]

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