Documentaries online

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many scholars are sharing resources for online teaching.
Below you can find a list of platforms and resources.

You can also check our Twitter account here:

Thanks to scholars from different universities for their contributions, and the Visible Evidence listerv.



Festival Scope platform is hosting many festivals’ programs:

Cinéma du Réel:

Visions du reel:



ONLINE PLATFORMS (info provided  by: Eric Sasono, Robert Y. Chang)
  • Documentary/experimental and avant garde


  • Public broadcasting services:

Viddsee   Southeast Asian Documentary

POV’s Playlist – — biweekly curated playlist
POV & America ReFramed – — documentaries that broadcast on POV or America ReFramed currently available for streaming



Eco-cinema and environmental themed documentaries

the DC based Environmental Film Festival just made their entire festival offerings available (by Topiary Landberg):


Indian documentaries made for the Doordarshan & Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT) in their YouTube channel:

A three-part ethnographic film series on Indian masculinities (made for PSBT) (open-access on Vimeo). Keywords: India, gender, migration, religion, Indian cinema and/or ethnographic film. More info: