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Rights & Policy

All titles in Folkstreams are protected by copyright.

These rights are mostly held by the filmmaker(s). The filmmaker has granted Folkstreams permission to stream their work for users to watch free of charge on their home computers. But for other permissions like downloading, using the footage in other projects or videos, or projecting the streams in a classroom or institution, the user should apply to the filmmaker. Many of the films are available in high quality DVD from the distributor.

Copying and embedding is permitted ONLY for the short trailers on This is to facilitate sharing the clip via e-mail to bring attention to the film. These short clips are licensed under the Creative Commons ( agreement which requires:

• attribution (you must acknowledge the copyright holder)
• noncommercial use only
• no derivative work (the clip cannot be changed).

You can apply to the filmmaker for exceptions to these rules.

Linking to Folkstreams

We welcome links to folkstreams pages. When linking to folkstreams pages please observe the following guidelines:

DO NOT "link" or directly reference images on folkstreams without permission. Do not set your image source to an image on folkstreams. It's not polite.

DO NOT "link" or directly reference video streams from folkstreams. That's not very polite either.

You may link to any of our film pages or contextual material pages (the "essays" accompanying each film). We encourage your linking to our essays, historical materials, "making of" and other relate material.

Permanent Links

We encourage you to link to our pages using "permalinks" (you will see this term appear on our pages where such link occur) or permanent links. These locations will not change over the lifetime of the site, so you can be sure to avoid link rot by using these locations in your links. The following table shows how to construct links to various pages.

/context,N for Context page
/film,N for Film page
/filmfacts,N for Film Facts page

Just take one of these fragments, add "" and enter the id number for the item and your link is done. Like:,32

Or just copy one of our URLs from your browser window into your web page.

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