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Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

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Works: 25,134 works in 36,543 publications in 1 language and 1,369,762 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Interviews  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Television adaptations  Documentary films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PS3573.I45677, 427.973
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Publications by Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
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Most widely held works by Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Do you speak American? by William Cran( visu )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,050 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( Computer File )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 645 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 549 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 541 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
On our own terms Moyers on dying ( visu )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 536 libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers examines the movement in America to improve care for the dying. Each program looks at different aspects of death and care for the terminally ill, with shared experiences of the dying, their families and professional caregivers
Antigone by Sophocles( visu )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 518 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
Medieval drama from sanctuary to stage ( visu )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 499 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. Expert commentary from a variety of scholars, including Meg Twycross of Lancaster University and Alexandra Johnston of the University of Toronto, as well as interviews with theater staff help to capture the vitality of an art form that bridges dramatic history from the Classical Age to Shakespeare
Islam ( Computer File )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 481 libraries worldwide
Residing to the north of India, the population of Kashmir is primarily Muslim. This program travels to the place known as "the Switzerland of the East" to study the beliefs and practices of Islam. Topics such as the Koran, the Pillars of Islam, the influence of Sharia, and traditional Muslim festivals and holy sites are addressed. Background on the arrival of Islam in Kashmir and its spread throughout India creates a historical context for the religion's predominance in many regions
India river of life ( visu )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 425 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
Trade secrets a Moyers report ( visu )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 402 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
Homeostasis ( visu )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 385 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
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( visu )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
The beginning of the Oedipus saga tells of Oedipus the king & the working out of the curse on the royal house of Thebes
Sexual stereotypes in media superman and the bride ( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
Depicts the pervasive male and female stereotypes on film and TV, and shows how women as well as men commonly accept these stereotypes. Film clips, television advertisements and sitcoms, and so-called documentaries from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s show men as domineering masters, and women as their doting subordinates. As a classroom teaching tool, the program encourages discussions regarding the media's continuing role in reinforcing sexual stereotypes, as well as the ongoing sexual biases that nurture them
The immune system ( visu )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
Program examines how the human immune system defends the body against disease-causing invaders. The program also addresses the importance of vaccines, the mechanics of allergies and autoimmune diseases, and the advances in the field of immunology
The beauty backlash ( visu )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
"With it's "Real beauty" information and marketing campaign, the Dove brand struck a chord with women skeptical of unhealthy or absurd standards of attractiveness. But did the campaign have the widespread impact Dove intended? And what are the implications for the global cosmetics and fashion industries? This program investigates consumer reactions against the idealized images of beauty promoted by TV, movies, and glossy magazines, while exploring the complex relationship between corporate strategy and feminine self-esteem. High-level insights concerning Dove, L'Oreal, and advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi provide a fascinating departure point for a socioeconomic discourse"--Container
Shirin Neshat the woman moves ( visu )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
Shirin Neshat's work addresses political, sociological, psychological, and spiritual dimensions, and particularly the situation of women living in oppressive societies. As an Iranian living abroad, her works often question both the political powers and ideological structures of the Islamic revolution, and the notions of 'orientalism' and femininity. Many of her works portray abstract oppositions based around gender and society, the individual and the group, governed by a fluidly poetic aesthetic language that is timeless and universal
Racial stereotypes in the media ( visu )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 340 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
Five stories of an hour ( visu )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 340 libraries worldwide
"This program consists of five versions of the same short story. "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin, who scandalized American readers in the late 19th century by questioning the social and marital mores of her time. The story examines the behavior and feelings of a woman on the day she is informed of her husband's death. The program includes a reading of the story by Zoe Wanamaker, plus dramatizations by playwrights Kathleen Porter, David Stafford, and Michelene Wandor."--Description provided by Films Media Group
Coronary artery disease ( visu )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
"The number one killer of both men and women in America today is coronary artery disease, also known as heart disease. This program explores the risk factors and symptoms associated with CAD, emphasizing that it can lead to a heart attack or cardiac death without warning. Promoting a positive approach, the video portrays these traumas as life-changing occurrences for patients who do survive a cardiac event and commit to improving their health. Case studies and personal commentary from patients, along with explanations of advanced medical procedures developed to treat CAD, are also included."--www.films.com
Now with Bill Moyers Kathleen Hall Jamieson on political advertising ( visu )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
Moyers talks with Hall about political ads and what they say about the future of American politics
 
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