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Featured Films

A Fine Line Movie Flyer

A Fine Line: A Woman's Place is in the Kitchen

The film explores why less than 7% of head chefs and restaurant owners are women when traditionally women have always held the head role in the kitchen.  With perspectives from world-renowned women chefs, the film  grapples with themes such as, workplace harassment, equal pay, paid parental leave and career advancement.



Truly Texas Mexican Film

Truly Texas Mexican

Over time, Texas Mexican food (not tex-mex) sustained Native American identity. Through cooking, indigenous women led the cultural resistance against colonization. Chefs, artists and community leaders share intimate food experiences that shape who they are today, prevailing over a history of  dispossession.

Food for the Rest of Us

Food for the Rest of Us

A documentary highlighting four stories of people living life on their own terms, leading a culinary revolution from the ground up.

Seed: The Untold Story Movie flyer

Seed: The Untold Story

In the lasty century, 94% of seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight to defend the future of our food.

Eat Drink Man Woman Movie Flyer

Eat Drink Man Woman

A 1994 comedy-drama film about a family navigating the challenges of love, life, tradition and family and  the transition from tradition to modernity.

Big Night movie flyer

Big Night

A 1996 film about two brothers who run an Italian restaurant. Business is not going well as a rival Italian restaurant is out-competing them.

Media Sources


  • Media sources come in a variety of audio and visual formats. Some of these can be helpful for research - like podcasts, documentaries, and web clips.

What are some examples?

  • Audio - such as CDs, MP3s, podcasts, and material on streaming websites
  • Video - such as DVDs, MP4s, YouTube videos, and material on streaming services (like Films on Demand and Netflix)

How often are these sources published?

  • Continuously

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Films on Demand

Films on Demand logoFilms on Demand is an online library of streaming videos, covering a wide range of topics. CCSF Library's subscription includes the general academic and nursing collections. There are approximately 15,000 films.

You may want to create a personal user account with Infobase (the company that owns Films on Demand). Some benefits of creating an account are:

  • tagging and saving favorites for easy recall.
  • creating lists of films and segments that can be shared with other CCSF users.
  • more control over user settings (such as the playback rate and automatic startup of closed captioning)

To create an account:

  • Infobase 'Your Profile' button exampleclick "Your Profile" in the upper right corner of the screen in Films on Demand. Then,
  • click "New user? Sign up."

Note: This is a private account you make directly with Infobase, and as such, this may give them permission to track your behavior.

There are a few ways to find videos in Films on Demand.

Search by Keyword
  • In the Films on Demand search box, type your search terms.


Browse by Subject
  • Click on the menu (insert menu image)
  • in the 'Subjects' column, click "View All >."
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