Streaming Films @ Trent Library

Resource Type: 

The Trent Library has arranged to have a small number of our purchased films licensed, digitized, and hosted for streaming over the internet. A company called McNabb Connolly is providing this service. Titles were selected based on circulation activity, demand for materials moving between Peterborough and Oshawa, and availability of streaming rights.

Streaming videos/films provide enormous flexibility over DVD and VHS formats. Intended to be viewed from personal computers and tablets, streaming videos/films can be watched at any time from any location. Showings need not be limited to class periods.

The titles available as of January 2012 (listed alphabetically) :

  • God Sleeps in Rwanda
  • If Only I Were an Indian
  • Keepers of the Fire
  • Life and Debt
  • Maquilopolis
  • Muffins for Granny
  • Race: The Power of an Illusion
  • Son of Africa
  • Sterilization of Leilani Muir
  • Thirst
  • Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

Note that some films have been segmented into parts to facilitate streaming.


These videos should display fine on smaller screens. However, because they are associated with Flash, iPads and iPhones may not be able to display them.

The resolution is best on a personal computer or smaller screen.

Note that admission fees may NOT be charged for screening of these streaming resources. The full terms and conditions of license agreements for individual streaming videos are available from the Trent University Library.

Update Frequency: 
Irregular, based on need.
Stable URL: 

A stable url (or persistent link) is a link that connects a user to a particular item in a database or on the web.

A durable link to each title can be found in TOPCAT. Search for the title of the film and copy the "Connect" or "HTTP" link for the STREAMING copy.

Alternatively, you can link to the site and browse for a specific film. They're listed in alphabetical order by title. The link to the site is: