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Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Works: 27,215 works in 40,439 publications in 1 language and 1,689,911 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Internet videos  Television adaptations  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 882
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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)
Year by year 1938 ( visu )
40 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 5,092 libraries worldwide
This episode of Year by Year examines 1929, the fateful year that changed the world with the great Stock Market crash
Do you speak American? by William Cran( visu )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,092 libraries worldwide
Examines sociolinguistic questions and the dynamic state of American English, a language rich in regional variety, strong in global impact, and steeped in cultural controversy
August Wilson by August Wilson( visu )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 692 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
Sexual and racial stereotypes in the media ( visu )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
"This two-part series scrutinizes the media in order to both expose and understand common sources of bias and the intentions behind them"--Publisher's Web site
Buying the war ( visu )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
"The Bush administration marketed and sold the war in Iraq to the American people. How and why did the press buy it, and what does that say about the role of journalists in helping the public sort out fact from propaganda? In this program, veteran journalist Bill Moyers, award-winning producer Kathleen Hughes, and their investigative team piece together the reporting and political spin that shaped the public mind prior to, during, and following the 2003 invasion. Exposing the disappearance of a watchdog mentality in mainstream newspaper and TV journalism, the documentary also highlights the work of intrepid Knight Ridder reporters who dug beneath the surface of administration claims, only to be drowned out by the drums of war. Further insight comes from journalists Dan Rather, former anchor of CBS evening news; Tim Russert of NBC's Meet the press; Bob Simon of 60 minutes; and Walter Isaacson, former chairman of CNN"--Container
Medieval drama from sanctuary to stage ( visu )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 521 libraries worldwide
"This definitive program traces the development of medieval drama, from Hildegard von Bingen's musical morality play Ordo Virtutum (The ritual of the virtues) to the seminal Everyman. Featuring extended excerpts from these influential works, as well as from The second shepherd's play and the 1998 staging of the Mystery Cycle in York, England, the video also establishes the genre's socioreligious context."--Container
Antigone by Sophocles( visu )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 517 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
Journeys into Islamic India ( visu )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 513 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
On our own terms Moyers on dying ( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
[4] A Time to Change : Presents crusading medical professionals including staff members of the Balm of Gilead Project in Birmingham, Alabama, who have dedicated themselves to improving end-of-life care by changing America's overburdened health system
India river of life ( visu )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 475 libraries worldwide
Containing nearly a sixth of the world's population, India is home to almost a billion people, more than half of whom live in rural villages. This program provides an overview of topics such as the caste system as it exists in the holy Hindu town of Varanasi and the massive pilgrimages to Allahabad, where millions of Hindus come to ritually bathe at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers. Also discussed are arranged marriages; local trades in Agra, site of the matchless Taj Mahal; Sikhism in the city of Amritsar; the Indian/Pakistani tug-of-war for Kashmir; and the plight of small farmers, driven from their holdings by powerful landowners
Business ethics the bottom line by Michael W Doyle( visu )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 474 libraries worldwide
Several experts examine the moral obligation corporations have to their employees and to the communities where their plants exist
Islam ( visu )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 470 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
Homeostasis ( visu )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 452 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
Hinduism ( visu )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 452 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
She stoops to conquer by Max Stafford-Clark( visu )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
This classic comedy of manners tells of the clever schemes and comic ruses that unfold one night at a country house. An ambitious step-mother, impassioned sweethearts, a pragmatic father and a pair of star-crossed suitors are sent spinning through a hilarious comedy of errors by one of the great characters of the stage, Tony Lumpkin. In its day, this eighteenth century masterpiece was considered so 'low' that it might never have reached the stage. When it was finally produced, it enjoyed immediate and lasting success, breaking the mould with its satirical swipe at polite society. 518 "This production was first performed on September 12, 2002 at the Oxford Playhouse, and opened at the National Theatre on December 17, 2002. It was recorded at the Theatre Royal, Bath on April 8 & 9, 2003."
Racial stereotypes in the media ( visu )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
"This program examines the relationship between mass media and social constructions of race from political and economic perspectives while looking at the effects media can have on audiences"--Container
Cinema Asia China ( visu )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 428 libraries worldwide
Forbidden to depict sex, obscenity, or violence, Iranian filmmakers carefully choose their subjects and practice skillfully indirect, allegorical storytelling. Movies featuring children-filled with intimacy and social commentary that would be harder to realize using adults-have become common. This program examines the evolution and enduring individuality of Iran's film industry while envisioning its future both at home and abroad. Interviews with directors Majid Majidi and Abbas Kiarostami, and with film scholar Dr. Hamid Naficy, provide an inside look at the past and potential of the Iranian cinema. Kanun, a cultural organization central to the development of Iranian film, is also studied. Several film excerpts are included
Cognitive development ( visu )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 419 libraries worldwide
The aim of this program is to examine Piaget's theory and to critically evaluate it in light of modern research. The study of child development in the 20th century revolved around Jean Piaget's theories, and the program clearly describes their central themes, covering the cognitive stages of development from birth to twelve years old, giving illustrations of children's behavior at each level. Recent research is examined in relation to each stage and comparisons drawn with the theories of Jerome Bruner. The program concludes that children are more cognitively capable at an earlier age than Piaget suggested, but it is the ages rather than the stages that are disputed. Other developments such as metacognition and theory of mind are outlined, and recent research findings are reported
Trade secrets a Moyers report ( visu )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
This documentary exposes the 40 year history of the American chemical industry's suppression of information regarding the threats to public health by synthetic chemicals by the continued use of approximately 9,000 of the 15,000 mass produced chemical substances that have never undergone toxicological stuy in the United States. This program includes a panel discussion moderated by Moyers including industry representatives and both environmental and medical experts
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( visu )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
This play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man, who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs
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