Moving Images


A general term to describe films and videos.



A documentary is a non-fiction form of filmmaking. Documentaries are records of and commentary on real events, real people, real places, etc.


YouTube/Moving Images

Moving images include videos, films, and animation. In addition to feature films and television series, moving images include professionally produced documentaries.


Documentaries often include on-camera interviews with experts, and they can be a good source of background information, first-person accounts, and critical perspectives on a topic. Moving images are particularly useful as a visual aid for classroom presentations of complex ideas.

In terms of format, moving images are available as DVDs, videos, reels of film, or streaming media (available via York Libraries). Video-sharing websites such as YouTube provide a wide variety of moving images.  


While some materials available on such websites present well-supported ideas and information, many are produced without regard to accuracy and thoroughness of content.