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Films Media Group

Works: 34,956 works in 57,506 publications in 2 languages and 2,882,968 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Internet videos  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Biographical films  Popular works  Social problem television programs 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Producer, prn, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 812.5
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Revolution ( visu )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 799 libraries worldwide
The first sparks of rebellion against the British Crown, the Declaration of Independence, and the unfolding drama of the American Revolution are examined in this program. Taking on the might of the Empire is no small task, and on numerous occasions the Continental army hovers near defeat. But new allies and battlefield tactics turn the tide, and Washington's eventual triumph paves the way for a new nation
The Brain ( visu )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 714 libraries worldwide
Using simple analogies, real-life case studies, and computer-generated images, this program shows how the brain works, explains the frequent battle between instinct and reason, and unravels the mysteries of memory and decision-making. It takes viewers inside the mind of a soldier under fire to see how decisions are made in extreme situations, examines how a person with autism develops remarkable skills, and takes on the age-old question of what makes one person good and another evil. Segments include Fear and Panic, Nerves and Stress, Sex on the Brain, Risk Response, Moral Decision, The Evil Mind, Memory Capacity, Amnesia, Sports Psychology, Extrasensory Perception, and The Next Leap
India river of life ( visu )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 689 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)
Journeys into Islamic Africa ( visu )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
Geographically, Muslim countries cover approximately 50 percent of Africa. This program travels around the continent to inquire into Islamic history and the Muslim way of life, making stops in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zanzibar, South Africa, Senegal, Algeria, Sudan, and many other destinations. The experiences of two particular groups-those sent by Muhammad himself to Ethiopia, during the Muslim-Quraish War, and slaves and prisoners of the Dutch who were forcibly relocated to South Africa-are given special attention. (52 minutes)
Homeostasis ( visu )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 585 libraries worldwide
This program investigates how the body controls its internal environment. The steady state of the Earth's biosphere is compared to that of the human body. An automated greenhouse and a computerized inventory system demonstrate how negative feedback loops use detection and response to maintain their own balanced states. The regulation of body temperature in response to extreme heat and cold is explored both in a sauna and on a mountain slope. The roles of the pancreas and liver in controlling blood glucose levels are described. And the control of water concentration at the cellular level and waste filtration via the kidneys are explained. The impact of alcohol consumption on temperature regulation and water management is also considered. (20 minutes)
Hinduism introduction ( visu )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 558 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
The WPA Film Library Watergate Hearings - John Mitchell and Senator Talmadge, 1973 ( visu )
12 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 539 libraries worldwide
Watergate hearings: John Mitchell splits a lot of hairs about exactly how much command he had in the Nixon campaign before he resigned as Attorney General, such as whether he was involved/aware of illegal activities while acting as Attorney General
Islam ( visu )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 515 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
August Wilson by August Wilson( visu )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
In 2005, playwright August Wilson published the final installment of his ten-part magnum opus, Pittsburgh Cycle-ten separate but thematically-linked plays about African American life, each set in a different decade of the 20th century. "I think my plays offer white Americans a different way to look at black Americans," he told The Paris Review. The plays went on to win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. In this program, filmed before Pittsburgh Cycle was complete, Wilson discusses his ongoing work on the project
Superpower ( visu )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 492 libraries worldwide
America's efforts invigorated the struggle against the Nazi stranglehold in Europe. In the Pacific, the ultimate piece of technology ended the war, and a new superpower took the global stage. In this program, many of America's most prominent leaders and personalities reflect on defining moments in the evolution of post-war America-including the Cold War, the space race, the Civil Rights movement, and more
Fernando Savater ( visu )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 483 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 ( visu )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
The Civil Rights movement becomes the most effective social movement in U.S. history. During this era, Martin Luther King, Jr. marches on Washington, and Little Rock's high school is integrated. John F. Kennedy is inaugurated as President of the United States
William Faulkner a concise biography ( visu )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 457 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
Touch ( visu )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Why are humans so responsive to touch? This program calculates the different sensitivities of the body's most receptive parts. The density of touch sensors in the skin explains why some parts of the body seem to have a much lower pain threshold-a microscopic splinter in a finger can be extremely painful, while a cut on your leg may not hurt as much. University College London professor Tony Dickinson and Stanford University professor David Spiegel conduct experiments with electric shocks, painkillers, and hypnosis to demonstrate the brain's role in the experience of physical pain
The WPA Film Library Hungarian Revolution - Graphic, 1956 ( visu )
6 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
Hungarian uprising Warning: contains graphic imagery
The WPA Film Library Westinghouse Foundry, 1904 ( visu )
3 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
Tapping a furnace at Westinghouse foundries
The WPA Film Library Russian Revolution in Petrograd, ca. 1917 ( visu )
3 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 444 libraries worldwide
Russian Revolution: Fighting near Petrograd after Bolshevik seizure of power
Glaucoma ( visu )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 440 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
Birth ( visu )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 433 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
War and Peace ( visu )
3 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
The Crimean War (October 1853 - February 1856) was part of a long-running contest between major European powers for influence over the declining Ottoman Empire's territories. Considered one of the first "modern" wars, written reports and photographs kept the British public informed of the day-to-day battlefield realities for the first time. This series uses firsthand British, French, and Russian accounts to describe the military and logistical incompetence, combat events, and disease characterizing the conflict. Part three covers the Siege and Fall of Sevastopol, the Azov Campaign, the Sveaborg Attack, Mary Seacole, the Battle of Chernaya, Russian defeat, and the war's outcome
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