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MRC NEWS: MRC Vault and the Critical Race & Sociocultural Media Literacy Collection
Introducing MRC Vault
MRC Vault is a curated collection of videographies and other media content hosted by the UC Berkeley Media Resources Center in Moffitt Library. Over 20 years in the making, MRC Vault features our beloved videographies with a fresh new look and added features. Missing something? Let us know. We still have several hundred hardcoded HTML pages to migrate and need your guidance to prioritize our efforts!
Through the AC/MRC initiative, AC Fellows and non-AC participants from over 20 different academic departments have identified over 300 clips from more than 200 films, to build our Critical Race & Sociocultural Media Literacy Collection. Examples of clips include:
- "Takao Ozawa v. United States" from Race the Power of an Illusion (14:22-18:06)
- In 1922, Ozawa, a Japanese-American man, brought a case to become a citizen, but was denied because of his race.
- "The Legacy of the Black Power Movement" from The Black Power Mixtape (88:32-90:10)
- Briefly explores the Black Power Movement's influence over other social movements.
- "Origin of the Women's Movement" from She's Beautiful When She's Angry (9:34-12:50)
- Ruth Rosen, Heather Booth and Marilyn Webb speak about the marginalization of women in the New Left
- "Into the Woods with a Pass" from 12 Years a Slave (61:54-66:03)
- Northup considers running away, but comes upon a hanging in the woods.
- "Drugs and Race through Time" from The House I Live In (54:16-57:26)
- Describes the origins of the war on drugs and their connections to crime and fear.
To incorporate these great clips in your bCourse site, make your own, or learn more about using video in your classes, email Gisele Tanasse.
HIGHLIGHT: MRC Services
Email MRC staff at firstname.lastname@example.org for any of the following:
- Streaming video requests
- Captions and subtitles email us as soon as possible if you identify a video you think you may need captioned
- Clips, cueing and flipping to make the most of your precious class time
- Purchase requests to add a DVD or streaming title to the collection
- Screening recommendations we love to be a sounding board when deciding what to show in class
- Converting or upgrading old formats including VHS, audio casettes, LPs, Beta, Umatic...
- External BluRay/DVD/disc drives we can lend external drives if your laptop doesn't have one
- DVDs for classroom use with our 7 day loan period, it's best to reserve DVDs in advance
- Film identification "I can't remember the title, but I saw this movie where..."
- Film sourcing we have special powers to track down hard to find films
- Licensing and PPR for screenings outside of class, we can help identify licensing requirements