A perhaps-too-little-known fact is that through OverDrive, library card holders can watch streaming movies, and, furthermore, that OverDrive has a good number of titles distributed by Film Movement, a highly regarded curator of independent films and shorts, many of them created outside the USA.
As described on their website, “Film Movement titles are chosen by an acquisitions team with over 30 years combined experience in the independent film industry. They travel around the world to the leading domestic and international film festivals, covering thousands of films to bring you the most innovative, exciting and groundbreaking award-winning pictures. We make our selections carefully, and always make sure our films are both entertaining and thought-provoking.”
The following list of films surely shows that this description is accurate. The films come from different continents and feature Arabic, French, Spanish, Chinese, Kazajo Dialect (Mongolia), Tamashek (Niger) and Tupi (Brazil) and Russian language dialogue. These particular titles are also available in DVD format – but some of the Film Movement titles on OverDrive are digital only.
So, if you want to travel the world without leaving home or you miss hearing the language of your homeland and want to see a story from there, hop onto OverDrive to check out the selections.
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