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Fanlight Productions

Works: 449 works in 971 publications in 1 language and 13,139 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Short films  History  Cross-cultural studies  Educational films  Medical films (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Fanlight Productions
Most widely held works by Fanlight Productions
When Billy broke his head : --and other tales of wonder( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 365 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 )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the illness of manic depression through the perspectives of four patients, their families, and their psychiatrists
Worlds apart : a four-part series on cross-cultural healthcare( Visual )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 284 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
Refrigerator mothers( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 252 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. Medicine now knows 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
The boy inside( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 249 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
Code gray : ethical dilemmas in nursing by Christine Mitchell( Visual )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 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
Breathing lessons : the life and work of Mark O'Brien by Jessica Yu( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 209 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
Autism : a world apart by Karen Cunninghame( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 205 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
The culture of emotions : a cultural competence and diversity training program( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 192 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
When the brain goes wrong by Tulip Films( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 184 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
One in 2000 by Ajae Clearway( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 161 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
Facing ovarian cancer : a woman's guide to ovarian cancer( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 134 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
Grief in America by Bert Atkinson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 122 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
Vital signs : crip culture talks back( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the politics of disability through the performances, debates and late-night conversations of activists at [This/Ability : An Interdisciplinary Conference on Disability and the Arts, held at The University of Michigan on May 19, 1995]. Featur[es] interviews with well-known disability rights advocates and artists, along with professors, students, and others with disabilities"--Container
The Angry Heart : The Impact of Racism on Heart Disease Among African Americans( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 119 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
Two worlds, one planet( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 115 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
A family undertaking( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video documentary explores the complex psychological, cultural, legal and financial issues surrounding an important and growing new trend: the home funeral movement. A FAMILY UNDERTAKING profiles several families who have made the decision to forego the typical mortuary funeral and instead prepare their loved ones at home for burial or cremation. We visit a variety of extended families who are learning and experimenting with ways to make the death of a beloved family member or friend more personal and meaningful, from preparing the body for burial or cremation at home, to designing and creating caskets which meaningfully reflect the individuals personalities and values. In several cases the dying persons themselves participate in planning their funerals - most movingly in a scene where elderly rancher Bernard Carr helps to decorate his casket with the branding iron he has used all his working life. Prior to the 20th century, preparing the dead for burial was almost always done by family and friends, and interment itself was often on the family farm. This film's historical section suggests that the modern, institutionalized funeral home system began during our Civil War, when thousands of young men were dying far from home. Today it has become a multi-million dollar industry, and this provocative video ventures into its factories and national conventions, to shed light on some of its marketing strategies. The program recognizes that there are many caring professional undertakers (those who "undertake" to deal with funeral arrangements) and that their services are welcomed by many families. Yet a growing number of others feel that the process alienates them from one of the most basic facts of life. They find it unacceptable to turn the body of their loved one over to strangers, and point to research indicating that close contact with the body, even for children, can be helpful in the grieving process. Their compellingly expressed points of view will challenge viewers to reexamine their own attitudes toward life's only inevitability: death. A FAMILY UNDERTAKING is produced by Five Spot Films, LLC, for the Independent Television Service, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. A presentation of the Independent Television Service
PicturePerfect by Carol Tizzano( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2015 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
Bisexual virgins : crossing the line( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bisexual Virgins follows two small town young women, Tina and Samantha, who are unsure about their sexual identity but want to explore the possibility that they may be bisexual. 'Bi-curious' might be a more accurate description of their state of mind at the start of this provocative film, which follows them as they confront their fears and inhibitions, and begin to explore Toronto's active bisexual scene
No time for tears : Vietnam, the women who served( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 106 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
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