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Films Media Group

Works: 32,896 works in 54,144 publications in 2 languages and 1,795,478 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Internet videos  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Popular works  Biography  Music 
Roles: Distributor, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 812.5
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Most widely held works by Films Media Group
Year by year 1938 ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 5,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This episode of Year by Year examines 1929, the fateful year that changed the world with the great Stock Market crash
Journeys into Islamic India ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Muslims arrived in India the same year they entered Spain-and by the end of the 13th century ruled nearly all of the country. This program travels across India by way of Iran, Pakistan, and Maldives to examine the rich Islamic heritage of the region. The program also observes the Muslim way of life on the subcontinent as it exists today. Sites of note include the Taj Mahal, the Golkonda Fort ruins, and the Charminar monument
Cinema Asia China ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While often dealing with pointedly Korean issues, South Korean movies and television shows have pushed beyond their domestic market and are now highly respected by audiences across Asia and the world. This program studies ways in which South Korean films have changed over the decades, profiling a new generation of Korean filmmakers and their industry's tightrope walk between a blockbuster mind-set and more introspective storytelling. Interviews with several South Korean directors and University of London film professor Dr. Chris Berry, along with numerous film excerpts, illustrate political, historical, and feminist insights emerging from Seoul's cinematic community. Several film excerpts are included. (Portions in Korean with English subtitles, 51 minutes)
India river of life ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the rise of the Moghul empire under Babur in 1526 to the setting of the sun on the British Raj in 1948, this program surveys four centuries of history during which India slowly but decisively shook off foreign rule. Expert commentary on the pivotal politico-military struggles between the Moghuls, the Afghans, Great Britain, and the Indians by Dr. David Hardiman, of Oxford University; Dr. David Washbrook, of Warwick University; and historian Rakesh Dayaz puts India's centuries-long fight for independence into perspective. (30 minutes)
Homeostasis ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In order to understand homeostasis in a natural setting, this program observes what happens to the body during a marathon race. By monitoring the various physiological responses of one of the runners, we show the many changes and adjustments being made in the body as the race progresses. The data obtained from the runner are used to explain in detail how the body regulates temperature, blood oxygen, blood glucose, water balance, heart rate, breathing rate, and hormone levels. The program provides a complete introduction to the following topics: Homeostatic mechanisms within the body; Regulation of temperature; Regulation of blood sugar; Feedback systems; Role of hormones; Water balance
Islam ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 414 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
Hinduism ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this program, Dennis Wholey has a conversation about Hinduism with Sadhvi Vrnda Chaitanya of Arsha Vijnana Mandiram. Topics of discussion include the history of Hinduism; the Vedas, which are typically committed to memory; the meaning of the words karma, samsara, and moksha and their relationship to one other; the concept that everything is God and that secular and sacred therefore are one; and the individual rather than congregational nature of Hindu prayer. In addition, Siva Subramanian tours viewers through Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Lanham, Maryland. (27 minutes)
August Wilson by August Wilson ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this incisive program, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson returns home to the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1990 to review his life and career. Archival footage and interviews with Wilson, former New York Times theater critic Frank Rich, fellow writers, and others provide insights into the African-American experience, from the Great Black Migration to more recent times. Scenes from Jitney, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Fences, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, and Two Trains Running reveal the impact of the oral tradition and the blues on Wilson's poetic prose, a skillful blend of art and authenticity
Isabel Allende the woman's voice in Latin-American literature ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 375 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
The brain ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 368 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
Birth ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many women now give birth at home. Modern hospitals increasingly employ doulas and midwives. This video examines trends in birthing, including late-in-life motherhood and the treatment of postpartum depression
Romanticism imagining freedom ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rebellious artist, the attraction to the dark side, love and death, and the primacy of nature--all of these are themes that suffused the artistic and ideological revolution known as Romanticism. This program vividly conveys how new ways of thinking and seeing reshaped the humanities in the 18th and 19th centuries. The writings of HoĢˆlderlin, Emerson, Poe, Whitman, Byron, Wordsworth and Keats, as well as the paintings of Turner and Goya and the music of Beethoven, are vibrantly presented
The Latin American boom ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By the 1960s, Latin America's avant-garde movements had matured into a range of literary styles that were firmly entrenched in the cultural landscape. At the same time, there emerged a new and distinctive accent to Latin American literature that was no less authentic than its forebears. This program surveys the artistic phenomenon, manifested most notably in magical realism, that came to be known as the Latin American Boom. Examining the role of journalism and the ways in which various authors stylized their reporting in the service of artistic goals, the program looks at the work of Alejo Carpentier, Augusto Roa Bastos, Julio Cortazar, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Juan Carlos Onetti, Jose Donoso, Miguel Angel Asturias, and Juan Rulfo. Some language may be offensive. An FFH & S/Tranquilo Production. (50 minutes)
Glaucoma ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Glaucoma is the development of increased pressure within the eye. If left untreated, glaucoma may damage the optic nerve, resulting in visual impairment and eventually blindness
William Faulkner a concise biography ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This overview of the biography and fiction of William Faulkner from the Famous Authors series introduces the major themes of Faulkner's poems, plays, short stories, and novels. The film contextualizes life in the American south in the first half of the 20th century; Faulkner's southern upbringing, family history, and race relations in the wake of the Civil War were a major influence on his fiction. In 1924, Faulkner left his small town of Oxford and spent six months in New Orleans, where he was finally able to see the conditions of his upbringing from a distance and become acquainted with a literary circle with Sherwood Anderson at the center, jump-starting his serious fiction writing
Fernando Savater ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sifting through questions surrounding oppression and terrorism, Spanish essayist and philosopher Fernando Savater has often analyzed religious dogma-studying those who promote it and those who oppose it. This program documents Savater's views on the social and intellectual wellsprings of terrorism and militant fundamentalism, as well as the eternal conflict between science and religion. The author of Ethics for Amador and The Task of the Hero examines both age-old and current tensions between inflexible ideologies and objective truth, with an eye on what he calls "truth in history." He also focuses on the limits of science and philosophy and the weaknesses of postmodern relativism
Let freedom ring moments from the civil rights movement, 1954-1965 ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite the colossal and continuing legacy of America's civil rights era, the movement is often best understood through the historical moments in which it took place. This NBC News program presents original coverage from frontline correspondents and camera teams at work during critical junctures in America's battle for racial equality. Hosted by NBC anchor Lester Holt, the video examines the Greensboro sit-ins; the Freedom Rider phenomenon; the efforts by, in support of, and against black students entering southern schools and universities; the March on Washington; and other events and initiatives. The DVD version contains a bonus half-hour interview with Dr. Martin Luther King following the success of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Not available in French-speaking Canada. (47 minutes + 53 minutes of bonus material)
Paradise Lost ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite the extraordinary engineering of Brazil's Porto Primavera Dam, many scientists and environmentalists view its ecological effects as catastrophic. This program offers a sobering look at a nation's effort to balance its growing energy needs against the long-term benefits of preserving unique and irreplaceable ecosystems. Produced prior to the completion of Porto Primavera and the creation of its reservoir, the film focuses on numerous animal species endangered by the dam, including rare and vulnerable jaguars as well as hundreds of varieties of birds, monkeys, reptiles, and insects
Africa's West coast ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cape of Good Hope-and a stop in thriving Cape Town, South Africa-begins this eye-opening fact-finding voyage up the western edge of the continent. Presenting information and perspectives on a wide range of cultural and economic landscapes, the program explores the history and aftermath of civil war in Luanda, Angola; bustling street life, including an enterprising witch doctor, in Douala, Cameroon; voodoo fetish and secondhand car trafficking in Cotonou, Benin; the specter of the slave trade at Goree Island in Dakar, Senegal; and the split cultural identity of Tangiers, Morocco-a city as European as it is North African. Portions are in other languages with English subtitles
Eating disorders inner voice ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eating disorders are not about the desire to be thin. Eating disorders are severe psychological illnesses that usually take years to overcome and can be accompanied by devastating and sometimes deadly physical side effects. In this powerful program, four young women and men from a variety of ethnic backgrounds share their stories of the physical pain and emotional torment caused by eating disorders. Medical, psychological, and nutritional experts explain the types of eating disorders, their causes, and who is most at risk, as well as treatment options
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F.M.G. (Films Media Group)
Films on Demand
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English (190)
Spanish (12)