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Videomatica Documentary Collection

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The SFU Library has a collection of over 2,000 documentaries from the former Videomatica rental store in Kitsilano.

The collection is held at the WAC Bennett Library on the SFU Burnaby Campus.

Anyone can watch videos in the Library, and anyone with an SFU Library card may borrow them.  Don't have a card?

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Videomatica was founded in 1983 by friends Graham Peat and Brian Bosworth.  Located on West 4th Avenue in Kitsilano, the store rented and sold rare and hard to find videos until 2011.  Videomatica continues as a sales-only venture sharing space with Zulu Records. 

When the rental store closed the documentaries were donated to SFU, forming a key resource for research and learning  at the University.  The collection is available to everyone with a valid library card - honoring the wishes of both Graham and Brian to keep the collection accessible.


Watch the Videomatica Documentary Collection video to learn more about this amazing collection and Videomatica's founders Brian Bosworth & Graham Peat.

What's included

Videomatica curated the collection of over 2,000 documentaries by adding award winning titles that have enduring interest for the cinephile community.  Featuring documentaries in more than ten languages, it includes films on international politics, the LGBT movement, music, pop culture, skateboarding and the history of film.

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The collection continues to grow, with Videomatica's founders recommending new documentaries all the time, supported in part by a generous donation from Yosef Wosk.

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