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Films Media Group

Works: 37,888 works in 87,708 publications in 2 languages and 5,950,980 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Drama  Documentary films  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Science fiction films  Science television programs 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Producer, prn, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The Big Picture : the Eyes and Ears of the Army ( visu )
296 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 22,041 libraries worldwide
This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series is a salute to the American Red Cross, an organization that began with a few simple doughnut wagons and field kitchens and has become the principle organization through which 40 million citizens give something of themselves for the sake of others. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration presents the colorful, dramatic history of the Red Cross and follows American soldiers to remote corners of the world as they fulfill roles for this organization. This film also features a special message from General Alfred M. Gruenther, President of the American National Red Cross, who sums up the program as it affects every American
Brazil by Terry Gilliam( visu )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,017 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
Depression : not a normal part of aging by Malcolm Brown( visu )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 1,630 libraries worldwide
According to the World Health Organization, depression is the number one cause of disability in the U.S. today, with an economic cost exceeding
Carlos Fuentes : At home in the Americas by Carlos Fuentes( visu )
18 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,559 libraries worldwide
Mexico City and Washington, D.C., are the backdrops for this portrait of this major figure on the contemporary Latin American and world literary scenes. Fuentes talks about the influence of Latin American writers on his writing, notably Sor Juana, Ruben Dario, and Pablo Neruda, and of his own experiences growing up in the United States and teaching here. He evaluates his own major works and their place in Latin American literary history
South Africa by Sami Sabiti( visu )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,542 libraries worldwide
Like the crocodiles that carpet their country's riverbanks, some South Africans have never evolved beyond a primitive state that links survival with fear. Their homes are equipped with electric fences and hired security crews for the purpose of keeping out intruders - who would, of course, be black. This program explores the persistence of racist attitudes among white South Africans and also takes a heartening look at those who have overcome their prejudice. "How do you teach a child in South Africa not to be afraid?" asks Johannes, a retired white pastor who works closely with a black congregation. "It has been so emphasized in our history
Hinduism : an introduction by J. P Peach( visu )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,498 libraries worldwide
Fully 80 percent of India's vast population follow the way of Hinduism, an ancient yet vibrant religion. This overview-filled with evocative images of India and its people, architecture, and sacred works-provides a stimulating glimpse of a spiritual way of life that is expansive yet tolerant, sublime yet practical, and supportive of individual expression. The history of Hinduism's development and reformation; spiritual concepts such as karma, dharma, and God as both one and many; the numerous Hindu scriptures; and Hindu worship practices are explored in this intriguing educational resource
Isabel Allende : the house of the spirits by Isabel Allende( visu )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,450 libraries worldwide
Called "a novel of force and charm" by The Washington Post and "sharply observant" by The New York Times, The House of the Spirits earned Isabel Allende paeans of praise, making its author the most unexpected sensation from Latin America since the emergence of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. In this classic interview, award-winning writer Isabel Allende discusses why she turned to writing novels, the impact of Chile's 1973 coup, her life as an emigre, and her recurring literary theme of exile. Although at peace with her life abroad, she also describes her longing for her homeland, which continues to take up space in her life
The brain by Bill Nye( visu )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,270 libraries worldwide
This program opens in the emergency room of a large hospital where head injuries are an all-too-common problem. The importance of the brain is evident from the skill and technology employed in ensuring that any damage to it is minimized. Using combinations of computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and advanced surgical techniques, the program shows why the brain is so important and explores what is known about how it works. The program provides a complete introduction to the following topics: Brain structure and function; Localization of brain activity; Motor and sensory neurons; Simple reflex arcs
Buddhism by Malcolm David Eckel( visu )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,202 libraries worldwide
Using architecture and art, this program studies the birth of Buddhism in India and its spread to other lands, where it has flourished. The Mahabodhi Temple, in Bodh Gaya; the Great Stupa at Sanchi, India; the Borobudur Temple-the largest Buddhist shrine in the world-in Indonesia; and the Chuang Yen Monastery in New York State, with its 37-foot-tall marble statue of The Enlightened One surrounded by 10,000 smaller statues, are featured
August Wilson by August Wilson( visu )
16 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,162 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
Memory : fabric of the mind by Lois McMaster Bujold( visu )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,159 libraries worldwide
This program looks at the various areas that brain researchers are now exploring: What kind of brain chemistry can explain memory? If long-term memory is a kind of permanent pattern on the fabric of the mind, what structural changes occur in the brain? Are different types of memory located in different areas of the brain? Are specific memories stored in separate places? What is the process of forgetting? Is it possible to improve memory? The program seeks answers to these and other fascinating questions about the brain and memory at several internationally renowned memory research labs. Gary Lynch's team believes it has found the basic mechanism of memory formation; James McGaugh's that emotional states affect the ability to store and recall information; Richard Thompson has located and experimentally proved the specific location of a procedural memory; John Hopfield is developing a computer to simulate brain activity. The program also demonstrates prodigious feats of memory and the advice of a memory teacher
Revolution by Hugh Hudson( visu )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,127 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
Obsessive-compulsive disorder : an alternative treatment by Australian Psychological Society( visu )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,028 libraries worldwide
Their behavior is strange, and they know it. Fixated on particular actions, they perform them over and over. The startling fact is that 1 in every 40 Americans is affected by OCD to varying degrees. A recently developed program, however, is bringing hope to millions of sufferers. Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz believes that many patients, by gaining self-awareness, can cure themselves. Two patients in this program believe it too, and testify that Schwartz's three-step treatment has helped them to successfully control their obsessive-compulsive behaviors. The patients include a man who compulsively saves newspapers, and a women who counts and recounts the items in her refrigerator
Documentary Filmmaker : Film & TV Caren Cross ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Caren Cross began her filmmaking career as writer/director of the Gracie award winning documentary Lost and Found in Mexico. The film focuses on the reasons why U.S. citizens move to Mexico. Covering all aspects of the filmmaking process, this program is designed to teach students what it takes to make it in the business
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