VAST, which stands for Videos from Alexander STreet, is a huge collection (and growing) of streaming videos. It covers just about every topic from art to ethnography, from history to engineering, from criminal justice and public safety to religion and philosophy. This is a very interesting collection of films from such familiar publishers as A&E Networks, CBS, the BBC, United Newsreel Corporation and hundreds of others – familiar and un. Here’s just a sample of the video titles:
- Plastic Flowers Never Die – Iranian revolution
- Chimps are People, Too – primate studies
- Angles: Pirate’s Lost Treasure – which, strangely, has nothing to do with pirates and everything to do with math <sigh>
- In God We Trust – self-explanatory
There are actually 22 subject-based collections and I’d be willing to bet you could find just about any topic in this collection. So, if you’re not in the mood to read, why not watch?