Public Media Video (Firm)
Most widely held works by Public Media Video (Firm)
The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 907 libraries worldwide
Two brothers and two sisters cross through an enchanted wardrobe closet into the magical world of Narnia, the land of talking animals and mythical creatures. They discover that Narnia is under the evil power of the White Witch, who brings eternal winter to the land. It is up to the children to join the noble Aslan to bring springtime and happiness back to Narnia.
The Silver chair ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 808 libraries worldwide
Eustace is summoned back to the magical land of Narnia with his new friend Jill. Many years have passed since Eustace's last visit. King Caspian is old and frail. The mysterious disappearance years ago of his son, Prince Rilian, has remained unsolved. Aslan the lion charges the children to embark on a perilous journey through enchanted lands of giants and witches to find Rilian and bring him home.
Prince Caspian and the voyage of the dawn treader ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
The magical land of Narnia is ruled by the corrupt King Miraz. His nephew Prince Caspian calls on Lucy, Peter, Susan, and Edmund to help him defeat Miraz and restore Narnia to its former glory. Years later, Caspian, Lucie, Edmund, and obnoxious cousin Eustace set sail to rescue the six lords who were banished by Caspian's evil uncle. Their adventures lead them to a golden lake, a giant sea serpent, a fierce dragon, and finally, the edge of the world.
Civilisation ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
Discusses the history of Western culture from the end of the Graeco-Roman world to the present day. Covers the great works of sculpture, painting, architecture, philosophy, poetry, literature and music from each century covered.
The Story of English ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 661 libraries worldwide
Details the history of the English language and provides a unique focus on current English usage worldwide with a special emphasis on American English.
The Buried mirror reflections on Spain and the New World ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 654 libraries worldwide
For American Indians, the mirror symbolized power, the sun, the Earth, its four corners, and its people. Now, a "mirror" is being held up to the Old and New Worlds to reflect the diverse cultures of Spanish-speaking countries and peoples, together with the themes, institutions, beliefs, and symbols that have endured or changed through time.
Bridge to Terabithia ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 652 libraries worldwide
The life of a ten-year old boy expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death. From his sorrow he learns the meaning of friendship.
A Girl of the Limberlost ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
Elnora Comstock must choose between her dreams of attending high school or helping her widowed mother's struggle to keep their farm. Through the help of Mrs. Porter, a naturalist and photographer, Elnora is encouraged to reach her goals.
Through African eyes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
When first seen in the Western world in 1900, African art was viewed as strange and exotic. Yet these works, the booty of colonial wars, would influence Picasso, Matisse, and Modigliani and change the course of 20th century art. This program, while recognizing this impact, introduces noted experts who explain the importance of reappraising African art within its own cultural context. Then local Malian inhabitants in a Bamana village and the walled city of Djenne comment on the function of art and the role of the artist in their society.
Miracle at Moreaux ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 479 libraries worldwide
During World War II, three Jewish children fleeing Nazi-occupied France find refuge in a Catholic school run by Sister Gabrielle, who with her students devises a dangerous plan to help the children reach the border--and freedom.
A Little princess ( Visual )
6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
When wealthy Sara Crewe's father dies, she must learn to adjust to a life of poverty, serving the people who once worked for her.
Home at last ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 444 libraries worldwide
Based on real Orphan Trains which resettled children in the Midwest at the turn of the century. Billy, a streetwise kid from New York, is sent to Nebraska and is taken in by a Swedish farm family.
The wisdom of the dream ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
Offers a new depth of understanding of the concepts of psychoanalyst Carl Jung and serves as an introduction to those concepts for the beginner. Interviews with Jung followers show his "user-friendly" psychological approach to life.
Hiroshima maiden ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
Ten years after the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, MiyekoMatsuda arrives in America. She is invited to stay at the home of the Bennett family while she undergoes plastic surgery for radiation burns and scarring. Miyeko is warmly welcomed by everyone except older son Johnny, who is persuaded by his friends that "this Japanese girl may be a spy."
The Prize the epic quest for oil, money and power ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
This PBS miniseries tells the epic history of oil... how it has dominated global politics, shaken the world economy, and transformed our century.
And the children shall lead ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
The civil rights movement is examined through the eyes of a 12-year-old black child living in a southern town. Young Rachel's family must decide whether to be a part of struggle for change.
A Waltz through the hills ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
When Australian children Sammy Dean and her older brother Andy are suddenly orphaned, they fear that they will be separated and placed in foster homes. So they set off alone on foot, hoping to reach a ship that will take them to England and their only surviving relatives. The two young runaways must make their dangerous journey through some of the world's harshest terrain - the wilds of the Australian outback.
The Canterville ghost ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
A vacationing family finds itself sharing an English mansion with a ghost who is doomed to haunt until an ancient curse is lifted.
Brother Future ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
A slick inner-city youth is knocked unconscious and wakes up to find he has been transported back through time to 1822 Charleston, S.C., where he is taken captive as a slave.
The fig tree ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Nine-year-old Miranda is a sensitive loner growing up in rural Texas in the early 1900's. The fear of death that torments her stems from the unexplained passing of her mother. With the help of her free-spirited aunt, Miranda confronts her fears and learns to accept death as a natural part of life.
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