Journal Films, inc
Most widely held works by Journal Films, inc
The Mystery of the Maya ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
This program seeks answers to the three great mysteries of the Maya: their unusual choice of inhospitable areas for their cities, how they achieved such incredible knowledge, and why they abandoned their cities at the height of their brilliance. Mayan integration of beautiful architecture, art and society is reviewed, as well as their unusual and demanding religion.
American Byzantine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the building of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and its connection to America in the 20th century.
Brazil ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Explores the three regions of Brazil and the importance of Amazon to the world's ecosystem. Talks about the variety of exports Brazil produces and major cities of Brazil including Brasilia and Rio De Janiro.
Venezuela ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Venezuela, or "little Venice" was discovered by Amerigo Vespucci in the late 1400's. It is the wealthiest, best educated and most urbanized country in South America. This program looks at it's education, industry, and diverse geography, and also takes a look at the agricultural role in the economy.
Argentina ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Discusses economy and politics of Argentina. The Arctic life of the southern Argentina coast is shown, as well as the rich landscape of Patagonia.
Ecuador ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Discusses the geography and culture of Ecuador, one of the smallest countries in South America.
The Passion of Oberammergau ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
The Passion play of Oberammergau came about in 1633 when the small village of Oberammergau vowed to devote their time and talents to God by giving the Passion play every 10 years. This video gives views of the village, the wood sculptures of this Bavarian region, the Passion play and history of the play.
Mexico, the heritage ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
"This program covers the three major periods in the country's history from advanced civilizations that existed before Columbus discovered America, to the present day. The ancient city of Teotihuacán is visited, and various ancient civilizations including the Maya, are discussed"--Container.
Chile ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Discusses various economic, political, and historic changes occurring in Chile. Viewers will learn about Chile's primary resources, including copper and agriculture, as well as how the exportation of grapes and other fruits is vital to Chilean economy.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "Deadeye Dick ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
This film portrait of novelist Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. captures the author's own wild imagination, deep concern, and mosaic form.
The Avoidable famine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Examines the impact of changes in traditional farming methods on the economy of Sudan. When the Sudan was a colony of Great Britain, the best farm land was used to grow cotton but a drop in cotton prices in the 1970's dictated a return to traditional food crops, which made the Sudan self-sufficient in food. Then the International Monetary Fund insisted that the nation return to growing cotton as a condition for making loans to the Sudan. Cotton prices remained low and the nation was forced to import grain from the U.S.--thus pushing the Sudan deeper into debt while the people starved.
The Baltic way ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania are featured in this program. Viewers will learn how the Baltic's location by the sea proves profitable, and of the history of the three Baltic republics. The capital of Latvia, Riga, is visited and a typical day in the life of a Latvian couple is presented. In Estonia, a wealthy country with deep-rooted traditions, two couples are shown trying to make ends meet while dealing with the housing problem. The capital of Estonia, Tallinn, is also visited. A look at the educational system in Lithuania is provided, as well as a glimpse at the Polish and Russian people that live there.
Bolivia ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Explores the regions and major cities of Bolivia. Discusses the Bolivian economy and history and profiles its people.
Rabbit goes fishing ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Ralph, a young orphan from the city, is aloof and unfriendly when he arrives in Spirit Bay. But the kind Cheemo discovers that the boy's false bravado stems from fear of rejection he has experienced in many foster homes. Cheemo convinces Ralph on a fishing trip that he is with his own people and at home.
Africa in focus. Zaire ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the history, geography, economy, political problems and social conditions of Zaire.
Kenya ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
This program explores how the well-integrated Swahili culture has made Kenya a model for other African nations that chronically suffer from multi-cultural strife.
Sharing the land ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Discusses the costs of rapid industrial expansion in Brazil and the need for land reform. Brazil's "economic miracle" of the 1970's was supposed to "trickle down" to the poorest segments of the population but only the top 10% of the population benefitted from the economic policy, while the gap between rich and poor grew. The resulting huge debt has caused an even greater emphasis on the export of food, causing shortages and higher prices in Brazil.
The Russian Federation ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
This program examines how the Russian people live in this time of rebuilding from Communism. A look at a middle income Russian family is provided, and viewers learn about their hopes for the future and their frustration with the present. Many interesting places in the Russian Federation are visited, including Ivanovo, St. Petersburg, and Siberia. Viewers will learn about hi-tech horticulture in one community, where day care and much needed on-site housing is provided. From rural communitites to the big cities, all the people share the day-to-day uncertainty that is everywhere in Russia.
Africa in focus. Ivory Coast ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Talks about the Ivory Coast from every aspect: history, geography, politics, religion, social life and so on.
Advertising information, persuasion or deception ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Examines how advertising utilizes the various appeals, techniques, and media to sway buying decisions. Distinguishes between the informational and manipulative uses of advertising.
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