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Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Works: 26,006 works in 44,144 publications in 2 languages and 2,958,695 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Newsreels  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Nonfiction films  Filmed interviews  Documentary films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, fds, pre, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 812.5
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Publications about Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Publications by Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Most widely held works about Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Most widely held works by Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Prelinger Archives : Bob Learns about Ocean Trade ( visu )
194 editions published between 1903 and 1979 in English and held by 21,784 libraries worldwide
Film sponsored by the AFL-CIO, from the series "Americans at Work", about the profession of bookbinder
Modern Marvels Hoover Dam ( visu )
120 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 13,228 libraries worldwide
Modern Marvels looks at the history, production, and drinking of tea, including a visit to one of the largest tea-bagging factories in the world, the Lipton's plant in Suffolk, VA. The new trend of herbal tea is also explored
The Big Picture The Eyes and Ears of the Army ( visu )
215 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 12,328 libraries worldwide
This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture spotlights the U.S. 7th Army and the invasion of Southern France. Also included in this video from the National Archives and Records Administration is an interview of two war correspondents by Colonel William Quinn. The correspondents from Korea, Doug Larson and Francis Porter, give their opinion on the value of war press coverage
Real Life Teens Broken Homes ( visu )
44 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 4,405 libraries worldwide
This program discusses the effects and consequences of drinking alcohol. Subjects covered include the effects of alcohol; the risks involved with alcohol; alcohol use and peer pressure; the long-term health risks involved with alcohol; the parts of the body responsible for breaking down alcohol; alcohol abuse and dependency; the warning signs of alcohol dependency; and organizations that help with alcohol abuse and dependency. Correlates to all applicable National and State Educational Standards including the NCLB Act
Moyers & Company Dark Money in Politics ( visu )
44 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 2,515 libraries worldwide
In this edition of Moyers & Company, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Gretchen Morgenson tells Bill that five years after the country's economic near-collapse, banks are still too big to fail, too big to manage, and too big to trust. Stockholders' reaffirmation of Jamie Dimon as JPMorgan Chase's chairman and CEO-despite a year of accusations and investigations at the bank-is further evidence, she says, of an unchecked system that continues to covet profits and eschew accountability, putting our economy and democracy at risk. Morgenson also discusses how behemoth companies like Apple manipulate the system and avail themselves of the biggest tax loopholes money and influence can buy
Prelinger Archives ( visu )
22 editions published between 1937 and 1972 in English and held by 2,129 libraries worldwide
Well-behaved San Francisco teenagers compete in the Mobilgas "Safety Economy Run," driving their cars around the Bay Area under the supervision of experienced racing drivers
In search of history ( visu )
28 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 1,767 libraries worldwide
This episode of In Search of History uncovers the story behind the powerful Roman army, ranked as the fiercest and most advanced fighting unit the ancient world had ever known. The legions of Rome were not only feared by enemies such as Greece or Carthage, but also by the Roman rulers they served
Prelinger Archives ( visu )
17 editions published between 1937 and 1969 in English and held by 1,549 libraries worldwide
Well-behaved San Francisco teenagers compete in the Mobilgas "Safety Economy Run," driving their cars around the Bay Area under the supervision of experienced racing drivers
Now with Bill Moyers John Esposito on the struggles of Islam by Bill D Moyers( visu )
24 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,540 libraries worldwide
Why has much of the world's regard for America diminished in the last few years? Journalist and author Mark Hertsgaard, who traveled the globe gauging foreigners' ambivalence towards the United States shares his findings, published in his new book, "The Eagle's Shadow: Why America Fascinates and Infuriates the World." Additionally, Hertsgaard comments on how America's role is changing in the wake of September 11th, and the key U.S. environmental and foreign policy decisions that have proven divisive of the international community, as well as a perceived lack of difference between globalization and Americanization
DNA ( visu )
39 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,313 libraries worldwide
This programs tells the story of how researchers have developed radically new ways to treat cancer by tracing it back to its origins: its DNA. The program focuses on two pioneering efforts: the race between Dr. Mary Claire King and Dr. Mark Skolnick, founder of Myriad Genetics to isolate the gene linked to breast cancer, and Dr. Brian Druker's work that eventually led to an anti-cancer drug which cures Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Also looks at the work of David Botstein in discovering gene markers and Per Lonning, Botstein and partner Pat Brown who developed a micro-array technique to reveal differences between seemingly identical cancers
Brazil Urban Planning Challenges ( visu )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,280 libraries worldwide
A city shouldn't be a problem, says Jaime Lerner, the former mayor of Curitiba. "It should be a solution." This program explores innovative planning, engineering, and conservation at work in the Brazilian metropolis as it transcends many of the problems plaguing other South American cities. The film spotlights fully modernized public transportation and recycling systems, a "Citizenship Street" zoning pattern that reduces high-volume traffic, an oil collection program that transforms used cooking grease into biofuel, and other successful initiatives. But the need for a waste-for-food exchange program demonstrates that even Curitiba must still contend with poverty and other social challenges
When your baby is sick ( visu )
34 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,207 libraries worldwide
Nothing can be more distressing to a new parent than not knowing how to help when baby is sick. This program gives clear demonstrations of how to take an infant's temperature using a digital thermometer and how to measure and give prescription medication
Russia a Closer Look ( visu )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,110 libraries worldwide
Although rich in oil, gas, lumber, and many other natural resources, Russia is experiencing difficulty building a free-market economy. From the heart of Moscow and nearby areas, this program investigates major challenges that Russian companies face following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Interviews with resource managers and business leaders-along with spectacular views of the Kremlin, Red Square, and historic churches-shed light on the growing pains of a seemingly young nation
Eating Disorders the Hunger Within ( visu )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,082 libraries worldwide
Eating disorders are not just about food, but about the struggle with loss of emotional control. This program from The Doctor Is In examines the use of antidepressants and cognitive behavioral therapy to combat these dangerous illnesses. Russell Marx, M.D., of the eating disorders program at the Princeton Medical Center, and Marcia Herrin, Ed. D., M.P.H., R.D., of the Dartmouth College Health Service, explain what is being done to prevent and treat one of the most lethal categories of mental illness
Bill Moyers on faith & reason ( visu )
18 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers explores the mysterious region between rationality and belief, joined by some of the world's most provocative writers and thinkers
August Wilson by August Wilson( visu )
15 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
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, Rob Penny, fellow writers, and others provide insights into the African American experience, from the Great Black Migration to more recent times. Scenes from his plays "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
Depression beating the blues ( visu )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,023 libraries worldwide
In this program, Dr. Dennis Charney, of Yale University; Lydia Lewis, of the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association; and other mental health professionals discuss the types, symptoms, and triggers of depression as they relate both to adolescents and to adults. Promising antidepressants such as selective norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitors, Substance P antagonists, and corticotropin-releasing factor receptor antagonists are considered, as are advances in brain scan technology. The value of psychiatric counseling and peer support groups is also stressed
Body of war ( visu )
52 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,017 libraries worldwide
Was the inauguration of Barack Obama a progressive moment? In this edition of the Journal, Bill Moyers talks with political columnist and blogger David Sirota and The Wall Street Journal's Thomas Frank about expectations of the new administration and what must be accomplished for Obama to be considered a progressive President. Then, Moyers sits down with Columbia law professor and Nation columnist Patricia Williams and Princeton University's Melissa Harris-Lacewell to discuss the significance of the election of Obama and what it means for the future. An essay presenting a post-inaugural reminder of democracy's shortcomings and the administration's challenges rounds out the program
Hinduism faith, festivals, and rituals ( visu )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,015 libraries worldwide
In Kerala, which is situated in the southern tip of India, Hinduism is the principal belief system of the state's religiously diverse and historically broad-minded population. This program examines the multifaceted majority religion of India. Devotional ceremonies and observances of Hinduism and sacred Hindu literature, such as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, are explored, as are some of the region's ornate temples. The Hindu emphasis on right living, or dharma, is discussed
Prelinger Archives ( visu )
8 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 998 libraries worldwide
This Prelinger Archives film shows how the American railroad system developed and illustrates the vital role of train transportation in the economy of the 1950s. With enthusiastic narration and patriotic music, the film presents high-energy scenes of railroad technology in action, from its rather primitive-looking original forms to the thundering diesel-pulled trains that captured the imaginations of 1950s youth. Two young children are at the center of the narrative, traveling cross-country in a sleeping car and learning all about the railroad's various uses--hauling passengers, agricultural products, manufactured goods, raw materials, even mail. "Train travel," says the narrator, "is almost like watching a motion picture--one of the most interesting motion pictures you can possibly imagine!
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