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Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD-ROM
Robert Gardner (2010)
Explore southern Spain a thousand years ago where Christians, Jews, and Muslims thrived together. Before intolerance and fear were prominent, there were seeds of a renaissance. Interestingly enough, this documentary also brings perspective to issues facing the modern world.
In English
1 hour 56 minutes


Crossing Borders
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Arnd Wächter (2011)
This documentary focuses on the cultural differences and stereotypes between Islam and the West. Four American students and four Moroccans meet up and explore Morocco to get comfortable with one another. At the same time, they have discussions over how Islam and the West are commonly portrayed by the media. They intend to rid themselves of these stereotypes and come to an understanding of each other’s culture.
In English with on-screen English subtitles
1 hour 10 minutes


Immigrant Reflections: Three Boston College Service Workers Share Their Stories
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD-R
Susan Legere (Ph.D., Boston College) 
Produced in conjunction with Living Reel Productions for Boston College and the Jacques Salmanowitz Program for Moral Courage in Film.
This documentary chronicles the lives of three of Boston College's immigrant service workers. The film initially discusses their respective childhoods in their native countries before changing focus to highlight their experiences in coming to America for the first time, in living and working in America and at Boston College - from difficult experiences working and growing up as poor immigrants to enjoyable experiences with students.
In English
57 minutes


Improve Your English: English in the Workplace
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD  -  EN 1.054
Stephen Brown and Ceil Lucas (2009)
English in the Workplace, part of McGraw-Hill's Improve Your English series, is a video designed to help non-native Engish speakers understand everyday spoken English in the context of the workplace and comprised of a series of intereviews with people in various jobs, from librarian to office manager. The interviewees answer a series of questions on various topics, including job applications and proper work attire. Complete transcript of interviews included in accompanying book.
In English
2 hours 19 minutes


The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers
2 NTSC DVD discs
Joseph Campbell & Bill Moyers (1988)
Explores different mythological figures from several cultures to understand common themes and topics.
Episode 1: The Hero’s Adventure
Episode 2: The Message of the Myth
Episode 3: The First Storytellers
Episode 4: Sacrifice and Bliss
Episode 6: Masks of Eternity
Includes bonus interview with George Lucas
Approx. 5 hours 42 minutes

The Salt of the Earth
Region A/1 Blu-ray
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado (2014)
2015 Academy Award-nominated documentary about the life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
1 hour 40 minutes


International Films: English Audio Track

Currently there are few English (original language) DVDs in the Lab’s collection. The following international films in DVD format feature the option of an English-language audio track or are narrated in English. Note below is the film’s original language and/or title.

The Beast
Spanish — La bestia

The Beauty Academy of Kabul

Before Night Falls
Spanish — Antes que anochezca

The Bicycle Thief
Italian — Ladri di biciclette

The Blue Angel
German — Der blaue Engel

The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in Hollywood
Narration in English

The Children of Chabannes
French — Les enfants de Chabannes

The Class
French — Entre les murs

The Conformist
Italian — Il Conformista

The Contract
Spanish — El Contrato

The Crime of Father Amaro
Spanish — El crimen del Padre Amaro

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Das Boot: The Director’s Cut
German — Das Boot

Days That Changed THE WORLD: The Attack on Pearl Harbor
French — Ces jours qui ont changé LE MONDE: L'Attaque de Pearl Harbor

Deadly Code
Italian — Educazione siberiana

Dying to Live: A Migrant’s Journey

Ecuador: Divided over Oil
In English or Spanish with optional Spanish subtitles

Fidel Castro
In English or Spanish with optional Spanish subtitles

The Gatekeeper
In English with Spanish subtitles

I’ve Loved You So Long
French – Il y a Longtemps Que Je T’aime

Land and Freedom

The Leopard
Italian — Il Gattopardo

Life Is Beautiful
Italian – La vita è bella

Like Water for Chocolate
Spanish — Como agua para chocolate

The Lover
French — L'amant

Massacre in Rome

Les Misérables
Original language: English
French audio track also available

Night on Earth
In English, French, Italian and Finnish with English subtitles

Olympia: The Complete Original Version (The Leni Riefenstahl Archival Collection)
In English or German

Paris, I Love You
French — Paris, je t'aime
Selected vignettes

Paraiso Travel

French — Persépolis

Italian — Pinocchio

The Road
Italian — La Strada

In English and Spanish

Spirited Away
Japanese — 千と千尋の神隠し


The Sweet Life
Italian — La dolce vita



The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl
In English and German


Wuthering Heights
In French — Les Hauts de Hurlevent


International Films: English Subtitles

The following international films in DVD format feature the option of English subtitles. They are listed alphabetically by the film’s original language and then by title within that category:


Captain Abu Raed


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (卧虎藏龙 Wòhǔ Cánglóng)
Not One Less
(一个都不能少yíge dōu bùnéng shǎo)


Les Misérables


Close-up (Nema-ye Nazdik)
The Day I Became a Woman
(Roozi ke zan shodam)


10e Chambre — instants d’audience (10th District Court)
Les 16 de Basse-Pointe
18 ans après
35 rhums
(35 Shots of Rum)
L’amant (The Lover)
L’anglaise et le duc (The Lady and the Duke)
Après vous (After You)
Au petit marguery (At Le Petit Marguery)
Au revoir les enfants (Goodbye, Children)
L’auberge espagnole (The Spanish Apartment)
Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob (The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob)
La belle personne (The Beautiful Person)
Betty Fisher et autres histoires (Alias Betty)
Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis (Welcome to The Sticks)
Bon voyage

Camille Claudel
Ce que le jour doit à la nuit
(What the Day Owes the Night)
Les choristes (The Chorus)
Coco Before Chanel (Coco Avant Chanel)
Comme une image (Look At Me)
Un couple épatant/Cavale/Après la vie
Dialogue avec mon jardinier
(Conversations with My Gardener)
L’école pour tous
(School For All)
L’enfant sauvage
(The Wild Child)
Les enfants de chabannes (The Children of Chabannes)
Entre les murs (The Class)
Être et avoir (To Be and To Have)
Le goût des autres (The Taste of Others)
La graine et le mulet (The Secret of the Grain)
La grande séduction (Seducing Dr. Lewis)
Huit femmes (8 Women)
Le huitième jour
Il y a longtemps que je t’aime
(I’ve Loved You So Long)
(Days of Glory)
Jeanne d’arc (Joan of Arc)
Laissez-passer (Safe Conduct)
Les Misérables 
Moderato cantabile
La Môme
(La Vie en rose)
Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (Monsieur Ibrahim)
Monsieur Lazhar
Ne touchez pas la hache
t Touch the Axe)
Night on Earth
On connaît la chanson
(Same Old Song)
Paris, je t’aime
(Paris, I Love You)
Le passé (The Past)
Persépolis (Persepolis)
Le placard (The Closet)
Les poupées russes (Russian Dolls)
Le prénom (What's in a Name?)
Qui perd gagne! (Loser Takes All!)
La rafle (The Round Up)
Ressources humaines (Human Resources)
Riens du tout (Little Nothings)
Roman de gare (Crossed Tracks)
Rue Cases-Nègres (Sugar Cane Alley)
Un Secret (A Secret)
Le vernis craque
(The Varnish Cracks)
Le vieil homme et l’enfant (The Two of Us)
Un village français - 1940 - Saison 1 (A French Village - 1940 - Season 1)



Der blaue Engel (The Blue Angel)
Das Boot — The Director’s Cut (Das Boot)
Das Cabinett des Doktor Caligari (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari)
Faust (F.W. Murnau's Faust)
Die Fetten Jahre sind vorbei (The Edukators)
Gegen die Wand (Head-On)
Good Bye, Lenin!
The Harmonists
Himmel über Berlin
(Wings of Desire)
Hitlerjunge Salomon (Europa, Europa)
Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)
Die Legende von Paul und Paula (The Legend of Paul and Paula)

Die Mörder sind unter uns (The Murderers Are Among Us)
Nirgendwo in Afrika (Nowhere in Africa)
Olympia: The Complete Original Version (The Leni Riefenstahl Archival Collection)
Sophie Scholl: Die letzten Tage
(Sophie Scholl: The Final Days)
Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum (The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum)
The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl


The Secrets


8 1/2
Le Amiche (The Girlfriends)
Amore, bugie, e calcetto
Anche libero va bene
(Along the Ridge)
Basilicata, Coast to Coast
Battaglia (Battle)
Bella addormentata (Dormant Beauty)
Berlinguer, I Love You
La bestia nel cuore (Don’t Tell)
Bianco e nero (Black and White)
La bohème
Il Caimano (The Caimain)
Caos Calmo (Quiet Chaos)
Il capitale umano (Human Capital)
Casomai (If By Chance)
Caterina va in Città (Caterina in the Big City)
Cavalleria rusticana — Pagliacci
I cento passi
(One Hundred Steps)
Le chiavi di casa (The Keys to the House)
Come te nessuno mai (But Forever in My Mind)
Il conformista (The Conformist)
Cristo si è fermato a Eboli
Il Decameron (The Decameron)
Il Divo
La dolce vita (The Sweet Life)
L’eclisse (Eclipse)
Le fate ignoranti (His Secret Life)
Fellini’s Roma
Filumena Marturano
La finestra di fronte
(Facing Windows)
Il gattopardo (The Leopard)
Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini (The Garden of the Finzi-Continis)
Il Gioiellino (The Jewel)
Un giorno perfetto (A Perfect Day)
Habemus Papam
(We Have a Pope)
Io e te (Me and You)
Io non ho paura (I’m Not Scared)
Happy Family
Ladri di biciclette (The Bicycle Thief)
Lezioni di cioccolato
La meglio gioventù (The Best of Youth)
Life is Beautiful
La Locandiera de Carlo Goldoni
Nuovomondo (The Golden Door)
Magnifica presenza (A Magnificent Haunting)
Maria Stuarda
Mine Vaganti (Loose Cannons)
Mio Cognato (My Brother-in-Law)
Mio fratello è figlio unico (My Brother is an Only Child)
Noi credevamo (We Believed)
Non Pensarci (Don’t Think About It)
L’Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio

Pane e tulipani (Bread and Tulips)
Parlami d’amore
La prima cosa bella
(The First Beautiful Thing)
Quando sei nato non puoi più nasconderti (Once You’re Born, You Can No Longer Hide)
La ragazza del lago (The Girl by the Lake)
Roma, città aperta (Open City)
Romanzo criminale (Crime Novel)
Romanzo di una strage (Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy)
La Siciliana Ribelle (The Sicilian Girl)
Salvatore Giuliano
Saturno contro (Saturn in Opposition)
Lo spazio bianco (The White Space)
La stanza del figlio (The Son’s Room)
La strada (The Road)
Terraferma (Mainland)
La terra trema: Episodio del mare (The Earth Trembles: Sea Episode)
La tigre e la neve (The Tiger and the Snow)
L’ultimo bacio (The Last Kiss)
L’uomo che verrà (The Man Who Will Come)
Viaggio sola (A Five Star Life)
I Vitelloni (Vitelloni)


Kagi Dorobo no Mesoddo (Key of Life)
Kiseki (I Wish)
Map of the Sounds of Tokyo
Soshite Chichi ni Naru
(Like Father, Like Son)
Spirited Away


Pan Tadeusz


Abril despedaçado (Behind the Sun)
Bossa Nova
Eu tu eles (Me You Them)
O que é isso, companheiro? (Four Days in September)
Terra estrangeira (Foreign Land)
Tieta do Agreste (Tieta of Agreste)


Russian Ark
Russian Short Stories on Your Screen


El abrazo partido (Lost Embrace)
Abre los ojos (Open Your Eyes)
El abuelo (The Grandfather)
Alambrista- The Director’s Cut (The Illegal)
Antes que anochezca (Before Night Falls)
El anzuelo (The Come-On)
Azucar amarga (Bitter Sugar)
La Bestia (The Beast)
El Caballero Don Quijote
Carmen (Saura)
Chico & Rita
El Cid — La Leyenda (El Cid — The Legend)
Cilantro y perejil (Recipes to Stay Together)
Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate)
Cómo ser mujer y no morir en el intento (How to Be a Woman and Not Die in the Attempt)
El contrato (The Contract)
Cosas que dejé en la Habana (Things I Left in Havana)
El crimen del Padre Amaro (The Crime of Father Amaro)
El crimen ferpecto (The Perfect Crime)
De nadie: Morir cruzando (Border Crossing)
Días contados (Running Out of Time)
Diarios de motocicleta (The Motorcycle Diaries)
El espinazo del diablo (The Devil’s Backbone)
Eva Perón
Goya in Bordeaux
Hable con ella (Talk to Her)
La historia oficial (The Official Story)
Los hombres armados (Men with Guns)
Juana la loca (Mad Love)
El laberinto del fauno
(Pan’s Labyrinth)
El lapiz del carpintero (The Carpenter’s Pencil)
La lengua de las mariposas
Lugares comunes (Common Ground)
Los lunes al sol (Mondays in the Sun)
(Bad Education)
Mar adentro (The Sea Inside)
María, llena eres de gracia (Maria Full of Grace)
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)
Nadie conoce a nadie (Nobody Knows Anybody)
Los niños invisibles (Invisible Children)
El Norte (The North)
Nueve reinas (Nine Queens)
Del olvido al no me acuerdo (I forgot I don’t remember)
La otra conquista (The Other Conquest)
Pan y rosas (Bread and Roses)
Pantaléon y las visitadoras (Captain Pantoja and the Special Services)
Paraiso Travel
La película del rey (A King and His Movie)
Por la libre
(Dust to Dust)
Qué tan lejos (How Much Further?)
Relatos salvajes (Wild Tales)
El rey (The King)
Santos peregrinos
(Holy Pilgrims)
Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (Sex, Shame and Tears)
Sin dejar huella (Without a Trace)
Sin nombre (Without Name)
Solas (Alone)
Soldados de Salamina (Soldiers of Salamina)

El Tango en Broadway
Te doy mis ojos (Take My Eyes)
La tragedia de Macario (Macario’s Tragedy)
Vidas privadas (Private Lives)
La virgen de los sicarios (Our Lady of the Assassins)
Voces inocentes (Innocent Voices)
Volver (To Return)