Film Library

The Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS) maintains an ever-growing collection of films made in and about South and Southeast Asia. The collection includes over 1,000 titles ranging from popular Bollywood films to rare historical fiction to contemporary documentaries. Many of the films are imported from overseas and are difficult to find in the U.S. Educators, researchers, students, and other interested parties are welcome to borrow films from our library.

Search the Collection

Search our online film catalogue to find what you're looking for. Use the “Keyword search” function to look for a specific film or “Guided search” to narrow down films by director, subtitles, language, etc.

Borrow and return films in Kelly 103.

  • Film rental is FREE for current University of Chicago faculty, students, and staff.
  • Borrowers will be held responsible for replacing lost or damaged films.
  • Films are for viewing only and are not to be copied.

Browse the Online Film Catalog

New Film Request

Don’t see the film you’re looking for? Please submit a request to add a new film to our collection.

Pather Panchali
Karthik Calling Karthik