Multi-media library

img2The library, specialising in documentaries and audiovisual techniques, contains some 3,000 books and periodicals  in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and other languages.
The video library contains over 3,000 films (DVD and VHS), tracing the history of documentary film. The collections include a small archive of amateur films and documentaries in reel form and related equipment for their projection.
All collections are indexed on a database and are constantly growing through acquisitions and donations.

New acquisitions (May-June 2013):

ross-mcelweeSix films of US director Ross McElwee on DVD: Sherman’s March, Time Indefinite, Six O’Clock News, Bright Leaves, Backyard, Charleen, and two books about his work: Landscapes of the Self: The Cinema of Ross McElwee and Three documentary filmmakers – Errol Morris, Ross McElwee, Jean Rouch.


nick-broomfieldFourteen films of UK director Nick Broomfield on DVD: Who cares, Proud to be British, Behind the rent strike, Juvenile Liaison, Juvenile Liaison II, Tattoed tears, Driving me crazy, Monster in a box, Chicken Ranch, Fetishes, Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam, Soldier Girls, The leader, his driver and the driver’s wife, Tracking down Maggie and the book Nick Broomfield, Documenting Icons.

patricio-guzmanThree films of Chilean director Patricio Guzmán on DVD: La batalla de Chile, Salvador Allende, Chile: la memoria obstinada, and the books El Cine De Patricio Guzmán, by Jorge Ruffinelli; Chile: el cine contra el fascismo, by Patricio Guzman and Pedro Sempere.




Caminar sobre hielo y fuego. Los documentales de Werner Herzog, ed. A. Weinrichter, Ocho y Medio, Madrid 2007;
Piedra, papel y tijera. El collage en el cine documental, ed. Sonia Lopez Garcia, Laura Gomez Vaquero, Ocho y Medio, Madrid, 2009;
Georges Franju, Une Esthétique De La Déstabilisation, Gérard Leblanc, Paris, Maison de la Villette, 1992;
Ciné-Actualités. Histoire De La Presse Filmée, 1895-1980, Marcel Huret, Paris, Henry Veyrier, 1984;
Mystère Marker – Pasajes en la obra de Chris Marker, ed. M. Luisa Ortega, A. Weinrichter, Madrid, T&B, 2006;
Film and Reform. John Grierson and the Documentary Film Movement, Ian Aitken, London, Routledge, 1990;
The world of Robert Flaherty, Richard Griffith, London, Victor Gollancz, 1953;
Documentary Television in Canada: From National Public Service to Global Marketplace, David Hogarth, Montréal, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2002;
One Man’s Documentary: A Memoir Of The Early Years Of The National film Board, Graham McInness, Winnipeg, University of Manitoba Press, 2004;
The Documentary Film Movement. An Anthology, ed. Ian Aitken, Edinburgh University Press, 1998;
Non-fiction Film Theory and Criticism, ed. Richard Meran Barsam, New York, Dutton & Co. 1976;
See It Now Confronts McCarthyism: Television Documentary and the Politics of Representation, Thomas Rosteck, Tuscaloosa, The University of Alabama Press, 1994;
Western Civilization: A Critical Guide to Documentary Films, Neil M. Heyman, Greenwood Press, Westport, 1996;
Documentary Superstars: How Today’s Filmmakers Are Reinventing the Form, Marsha McCreadie, Allworth Press, New York, 2008;
Voyages of Discovery. The Cinema of Frederick Wiseman, Barry Keith Grant, University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1992;
Documentary Explorations: 15 Interviews With Film-Makers, G. Roy Levin, Doubleday and Company, Garden City, 1971;
I Lumière. L’invenzione del cinema, Bernard Chardère, Guy and Marjorie Borgé, Marsilio, Venezia, 1986;
Filmguide to Triumph of the Will, Richard Meran Barsam, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1975;
Моё кино (Moe Kino), Artavazd Pelechian, Sovetakan Grogh, Erevan, 1988;
Documentary – The Margins of Reality, Paul Ward, Wallflower, London, 2005;
Pour un nouvel art politique. De l’art contemporaine au documentaire, Dominique Basqué, Flammarion, Paris, 2009;
La saga: Cinéastes, de notre temps. Une histoire du cinéma en 100 films. Entretien avec André S. Labarthe par Thierry Lounas. Notes de travail. Documents inédits, André S. Labarthe, Capricci, 2011;
L’autoportrait en cinéma, Marie-Françoise Grange, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, Rennes, 2008;
Le court métrage documentaire français de 1945 à 1968. Créations et créateurs, ed. Dominique Bluher, Philippe Pilard, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, Rennes, 2009;
L’insurrection médiatique. Médias, histoire et documentaire dans le cinéma de Peter Watkins, ed. Sebastien Denis, Jean-Pierre Bertin-Maghit, Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, Pessac, 2010;
Filmer le travail – Films et travail. Cinéma et sciences sociales, ed. Corine Eyraud, Guy Lambert, Publications de l’Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, 2009;
Trajets à travers le cinéma de Robert Kramer, ed. Vincent Vatrican, Cédric Venail, Institut de l’image – Aix-en-Provence / Pôle Méditerraneen d’Éducation Cinématographique, 2001;
Des mouvants indices du monde (Documentaire, trace, aléas…), ed. Jean-Luc Lioult, Publications de l’Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, 2008;
Diretores Brasileiros. Eduardo Coutinho, cinema do encontro, ed. Claudia Mesquita, Leandro Saraiva, Banco do Brasil, s.d.

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