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Fanlight Productions

Works: 465 works in 801 publications in 1 language and 15,168 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biography  History  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Popular works  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Juvenile works  Personal narratives 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: RC516, 616.895
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Fanlight Productions
When Billy broke his head --and other tales of wonder ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary about how the handicapped experience life in the United States. Personal interviews portray realities, hardships and coping mechanisms in the face of government bureaucracy and overwhelming odds
Four lives a portrait of manic-depression by Jonathan David( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the illness of manic depression through the perspectives of four patients, their families, and their psychiatrists
Breathing lessons the life and work of Mark O'Brien by Jessica Yu( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poet-journalist Mark O'Brien was stricken with polio in childhood and has spent most of his life in an iron lung. He describes how he has fought against illness and bureacracy for his right to lead an independent life and offers his reflections on work, sex, death, and God
Code gray, ethical dilemmas in nursing ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deals with ethical questions faced by nurses, such as force-feeding a profoundly handicapped newborn, restraining a mentally disoriented patient in a nursing home, and deciding who should remain in an intensive care unit's much needed beds. Registered nurse Christine Mitchell provides insight into how nurses deal with such questions as caregivers are shown carrying out their clinical routines
The boy inside ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents a young boy's struggle with Asperger's syndrome. Adam and his family share their everyday challenges and triumphs to provide unparalleled insights into this increasingly common disorder. Includes interviews with autistic children and their families, and features Dr. Temple Grandin, a noted authority on autism spectrum disorders
When the brain goes wrong ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This videorecording presents brief descriptions of seven brain disorders: schizophrenia, manic depression, addiction, epilepsy, stroke, head injury, and headaches. Descriptions of each are given by physicians, clients and their families who relate their experiences with the differenet diseases
Autism a world apart by Karen Cunninghame( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at three families with children with autism ranging in age from six to twenty-six. Parents and siblings discuss the heartaches, strains, and rewards of living with autism
Refrigerator mothers ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the 1950s through the early 1970s, the American medical establishment thought it had found the cause of autism: poor mothering. Doctors presumed that the bizarre behaviors of autistic children - rigid rituals, difficulty with speech, extreme self-isolation - stemmed from their mothers' emotional frigidity. We now know that autism is a brain disorder, not the result of poor parenting. But for a whole generation of women branded as cold "refrigerator mothers," the damage had already been done
Worlds apart a four-part series on cross-cultural healthcare ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows patients and families facing critical medical decisions as they navigate their way through the health care system. Provides a look at a variety of patients' cultures and the culture of medicine. Raises an awareness about the role sociocultural barriers play in patient-provider communication and in the provision of healthcare services for culturally and ethnically diverse patients. Shows how cross-cultural conflicts arise and how they can affect health decisions and outcomes. Discusses language barriers, cultural and religious beliefs, racial and ethnic disparities in health care, and reasons for non-adherence to medications
The culture of emotions a cultural competence and diversity training program ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the variety of ways the diverse cultures of America understand mind and body, and the disorders to which mind and body are subject. Designed to introduce cultural competence and diversity skills to mental/behavior health professionals and students. Introduces a diagnostic system (the DSM-IV "Outline for cultural formulation") for the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders across cultural boundaries and diagnostic categories
Grief in America by Bert Atkinson( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines some common myths about grieving, the importance of social supports, the impact of ethnic traditions regarding grief and the social costs of unresolved grieving
Facing ovarian cancer a woman's guide to ovarian cancer ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents information on ovarian cancer. Includes interviews with gynecological oncologists, nurses, psychologists, and social workers. Covers: symptoms; seeking a diagnosis; prognosis; treatment options; surgery; coping with chemotherapy, hair-loss, and self-image; care and support; follow-up care; recurrence
No time for tears Vietnam, the women who served ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(Producer) Over ten thousand women served in Vietnam as helicopter pilots, doctors, intelligence officers, Red Cross workers, and most often as nurses. In this documentary, seven women veterans recall their time in Vietnam with eloquence, candor, and insight. Their compelling stories of courage and of caring will be especially powerful for students of nursing, women's issues, history, and psychology, as well as being a tool for counseling women veterans
The angry heart the impact of racism on heart disease among African Americans ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"African-Americans die from heart disease at disproportionately higher rates than white Americans, yet many in this community are painfully unaware of the scope of the problem. [This film] spotlights this modern epidemic through the story of 45-year-old Keith Hartgrove, who has already experienced two heart attacks and quadruple bypass surgery. Together with the experts who are interviewed in this important documentary, he analyzes the impact of a wide variety of factors including depression, stress, diet, smoking and other lifestyle issues, but makes clear that, for African-Americans, such factors are inseparable from racism, and from the discrimination, poverty, segregation, substandard education, and day-to-day tensions which racism engenders." -- Container
One in 2000 by Ajae Clearway( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary film about children who are born without clear sexual identification, and how they and their parents cope with the situation
Two worlds, one planet ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents students attending Gateway Academy, a private K-12 day school in Scottsdale, Arizona, specializing in Asperger syndrome, high-functioning Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Includes interviews with students, their families and school personnel
Vital signs crip culture talks back ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary explores the politics of disability through the performances, debates and late-night conversations of activists at a national conference on Disability and the Arts. Features interviews with well-known disability rights advocates and artists, along with professors, students, and others with disabilities, it conveys the intensity, variety and vitality of disability culture today
Dancing from the inside out three stories from AXIS Dance Troupe ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three dancers from the Axis Dance Troupe tell how they became injured, and what it means to them to be able to express themselves through dance using wheelchairs. Footage of their daily lives, rehearsals and performance excerpts interspersed throughout
Stuffed a documentary film ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Some people can't seem to throw anything away. This engaging documentary invites us to enter the mind of the compulsive hoarder, while dispelling the stereotype that all 'packrats' are isolated elderly derelicts. Hoarding is widely thought to be related to OCD, but this film notes that recent studies suggest it may be a neurologically distinct condition"--Distributor
PicturePerfect by Carol Tizzano( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Explores the impact [sexualized] images [in the media] have on young women's physical, psychological and emotional health. Through the voices of a racially and culturally diverse group of women and girls, the film examines the interplay of race and ethnicity, body image, dieting and eating disorders, and the early influence of toys and cartoons. The contrasts between how these women see themselves and the idealized imagery that dominates TV and print advertising are particularly stark"--Container
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