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Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Overview
Works: 29,173 works in 62,743 publications in 2 languages and 4,241,933 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Drama  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works  Children's films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, fds, pre, prn, Producer, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
The Big Picture : the Eyes and Ears of the Army( Visual )

217 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 20,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series is a salute to the American Red Cross, an organization that began with a few simple doughnut wagons and field kitchens and has become the principle organization through which 40 million citizens give something of themselves for the sake of others. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration presents the colorful, dramatic history of the Red Cross and follows American soldiers to remote corners of the world as they fulfill roles for this organization. This film also features a special message from General Alfred M. Gruenther, President of the American National Red Cross, who sums up the program as it affects every American
Brazil by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Jimmy Doherty goes to Brazil, where he discovers how to turn poisoned land into a powerhouse of world food production, joins sugarcane cutters to see how the country has replaced half of its gasoline use with biofuel, and finds a way to save caimans from poachers. In the Amazon, Jimmy meets an unlikely cattle rancher who claims he can save the rain forest
Hinduism by J. P Peach( Visual )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program provides insights into the practice of Hinduism through the architecture and art of India. Circling from Varanasi to Mamallapuram and Khajuraho and back again, it spotlights carved-stone shrines such as the Krishna Mandapam, the Panch Rathas, and the Dharmaraja Ratha; the ancient Shore Temple, recovered from the Bay of Bengal; and the Kandariya Mahadev Temple, with its exotic-and erotic-exterior panels. An aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges and the rarely filmed and highly symbolic cremation process are captured as well
Eating disorders : the hunger within by B. Timothy Walsh( Visual )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa-two conditions rooted in the desire to be slim-are the focus of this program. While the first deprives the body of food, the other causes its victims to compulsively purge food through vomiting. Two women who suffer with these conditions tell poignant stories of how these compulsive behaviors have nearly destroyed their lives and the lives of their respective families. An expert explains the specialized approach used in treating both disorders
Isabel Allende : the house of the spirits by Isabel Allende( Visual )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called "a novel of force and charm" by The Washington Post and "sharply observant" by The New York Times, The House of the Spirits earned Isabel Allende paeans of praise, making its author the most unexpected sensation from Latin America since the emergence of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. In this classic interview, award-winning writer Isabel Allende discusses why she turned to writing novels, the impact of Chile's 1973 coup, her life as an emigre, and her recurring literary theme of exile. Although at peace with her life abroad, she also describes her longing for her homeland, which continues to take up space in her life
South Africa by Sami Sabiti( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like the crocodiles that carpet their country's riverbanks, some South Africans have never evolved beyond a primitive state that links survival with fear. Their homes are equipped with electric fences and hired security crews for the purpose of keeping out intruders - who would, of course, be black. This program explores the persistence of racist attitudes among white South Africans and also takes a heartening look at those who have overcome their prejudice. "How do you teach a child in South Africa not to be afraid?" asks Johannes, a retired white pastor who works closely with a black congregation. "It has been so emphasized in our history
Water, the lifeblood of Kyoto by Peter F Shepheard( Visual )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kyoto's immense underground spring has nourished Japan's former capital for more than a thousand years. This program illustrates how Kyoto's incomparable spring water has been integrated into the flow of the city's culture and industry, adding its purifying touch to the tea ceremony, festivals and religious rituals, the disparate arts of kimono-making and tofu-making, and the landscaping of the city's Imperial residences, temples, and shrines. But as urbanization causes the water table to drop, how much longer will Kyoto's spring-oriented society survive?
August Wilson by August Wilson( Visual )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2005, playwright August Wilson published the final installment of his ten-part magnum opus, Pittsburgh Cycle-ten separate but thematically-linked plays about African American life, each set in a different decade of the 20th century. "I think my plays offer white Americans a different way to look at black Americans," he told The Paris Review. The plays went on to win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. In this program, filmed before Pittsburgh Cycle was complete, Wilson discusses his ongoing work on the project
Buddhism by Malcolm David Eckel( Visual )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tucked between Nepal and Bhutan, Sikkim occupies a place of rare geographic splendor, and Buddhism is the state's religion. Buddhism also has a prominent place in the daily life of Darjeeling, an adjoining district of West Bengal. This program presents the tenets and history of the belief system founded on the teachings of Buddha. A discussion of the Four Noble Truths, including the Eightfold Path, sheds light on the practice of Buddhism, while ancient monuments testify to the enduring nature of this venerable religion
Islam by Norman Oliver Brown( Visual )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five times a day, one fifth of the world's population faces Mecca and falls to its knees in prayer. This program illustrates how, through architecture and art, Muslims have articulated their faith. Architectural sites include the Great Mosque of Djenne, in Mali; the Jama Masjid Mosque, in Delhi, which took 5,000 workers more than six years to build during the time of Shah Jahan; the Hagia Sophia, in Istanbul; the Great Mosque of Cordoba; and the ultramodern New York Mosque
Carlos Fuentes : At home in the Americas by Carlos Fuentes( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlos Fuentes, the celebrated writer from Mexico, has created a role for himself as interpreter of North and South America, explaining each to the other, looking at their conflicts from both sides of the border. Raised in Washington, D.C., where his father was a Mexican diplomat, he is a man of and between two worlds, both a foreign visitor to the U.S. and a native son. In this program with Bill Moyers, Fuentes offers his views on the economic and political prospects of Latin America
Depression by Malcolm James Brown( Visual )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though aging has its challenges, depression and its frequent companion, substance abuse, need not be among them. This program dispels the myth that there is something inherently depressing about aging. It explores the complex relationship between depression, alcohol, and substance abuse, showing how knowledge of symptoms, family support, and early treatment can restore the capacity for pleasure and contentment in most seniors' lives. Interviews with spouses, family members, social workers, and geriatric psychiatrists are combined with candid, firsthand accounts
Alice Walker by Alice Walker( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps best known for The Color Purple, which won both the National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize, Alice Walker has a varied body of work that includes novels, short stories, poetry, essays, and nonfiction-much of it informed by her experience of growing up under Jim Crow laws in Georgia, where her parents fought for the right to teach Alice to read. In this program, Walker explains what she calls the "womanist" perspective of The Color Purple and other novels
The brain by Horst Günter Koch( Visual )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program opens in the emergency room of a large hospital where head injuries are an all-too-common problem. The importance of the brain is evident from the skill and technology employed in ensuring that any damage to it is minimized. Using combinations of computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and advanced surgical techniques, the program shows why the brain is so important and explores what is known about how it works. The program provides a complete introduction to the following topics: Brain structure and function; Localization of brain activity; Motor and sensory neurons; Simple reflex arcs
Revolution by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonial Americans fight together to defeat the world's most awesome military power. Then they strive to create a new kind of government that will live up to their high ideals. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson each become President; Lewis and Clark undertake their great expedition; and the American dream is born
Rembrandt by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn is examined in this episode of Biography. The immortal Dutch master was a painter and etcher working during the Dutch Golden Age, is considered to be one of history's greatest artists. He enjoyed financial success as an artist, teacher, and art dealer, but his personal life was filled with tragic episodes. Rembrandt's wife died at age 30, and only one of his four children survived, and then only to age 27. His housekeeper eventually became his common-law wife and the model for many of his works
Oedipus the king by Sophocles( Visual )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third of the three plays of the Oedipus saga, Antigone is perhaps the most easily accessible of all the great classical tragedies, its theme clear and up-to-date: the conflict between moral and political law. Now the tale of Oedipus and his family comes to its end--he, his wife Jocasta, and his sons all dead; at the last, his daughter--who stood by her father--is also destroyed
Playing god( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will human cloning provide a panacea for ailments and diseases or usher in a nightmarish world of eugenics and designer people? This program presents an in-depth exploration of the ethical concerns regarding human cloning, a technology that has already prompted heated debate over its potential uses and abuses. A variety of perspectives are canvassed from the theological, legal, and scientific fields, including interviews with Dr. Ian Wilmut, the first scientist to successfully clone a mammal-Dolly, a sheep
Climate change : hot times in the city by Barnaby Newbolt( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Use this resource to encourage students to judge whether or not climate change will impact people differently around the world. The impacts of climate change can be hard to see, but footage from the Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, Africa, the Alps, Bangladesh, India and China shows it's all too much of a reality for the poorest and most vulnerable. The program also provides clear visual explanations of the processes that can cause climate change and gets students engaged in the debate about the extent to which these are caused naturally or as a result of human activity
Thailand : king, combat, and Ad Karabao( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike its neighbors, Thailand has never been colonized or annexed-but keeping it that way has been a stern challenge. This program examines Thailand's political independence, which is based on democratic and generally peaceful rule by a culturally supported monarchy. However, growing dissatisfaction has caused grass-roots dissent, as demonstrated by the lyrics of pop music idol d Karabao, who protests against imported consumer goods, and the agitation of "Ubon Without a Border," a group lobbying for open access with Laos and Cambodia. The powerful yet incongruous influences of Thai boxing and Buddhism are also assessed
 
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