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Religion: Videos & Images

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You can use Library Search | Ketu to search for multimedia including images, photographs, video, audio and musical recordings Use the Refine My Results: Type limiter to narrow your search results to multimedia content types e.g Audio Visual You must have your student ID with you to borrow DVDs/Videos/CDs

Honorable Mention for RELS 244/344

Audio Visual Databases

Kanopy Great Courses

'Great Courses' by Kanopy are series of lectures from renowned professors and institutions. They give excellent overviews of a huge number to topics. The full list can be found here, and below are some religion specific highlights: 

For RELS102: Kūmāré


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Kūmāré is an enlightened guru from the East who builds a following of disciples in the West. But Kūmāré is not real. He is an American filmmaker named Vikram Gandhi, who has transformed himself into Kūmāré as the centrepiece of a social experiment designed to explore and test one of the world's most sacred taboos.
Concealing his true identity from all he meets, Kumaré forges profound, spiritual connections with real people from all walks of life. At the same time, in the absurdity of living as an entirely different person, Vikram the filmmaker is forced to confront difficult questions about his own identity. At the height of his popularity he reveals his greatest teaching: his true self. A playful yet genuine and insightful look at belief and spirituality, the film crosses a line few have dared to cross, that from illusion comes truth.


Documentaries that may be of interest:

There are many more to discover on the Kanopy database!

Screencast lectures by Dr. Dale Tuggy, for his INDS 120 World Religions - a Fredonia (State College of New York) course surveying the traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and introducing students to the terms and classic theories of Religious Studies.


Multimedia Databases

Looking for an image, sound file, chart etc?  Then try one of the following:

Databases specialising in images:

Databases with a variety of content types e.g. videos, photographs, sound files:

A Middle Eastern Odyssey

This online exhibition was curated by the University of Otago's Special Collections staff. The catalyst for this exhibition was the inventory of Middle Eastern and Islamic language materials compiled recently by Dr Majid Daneshgar, former lecturer at Theology and Religion at the University of Otago, now University of Freiburg, Germany. On display are a number of Arabic, Urdu, Persian, and Turkish language books and manuscripts. These books & manuscripts can be seen in person by appointment at Special Collections in the Central Library.