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Journal Films, inc

Overview
Works: 874 works in 1,291 publications in 1 language and 3,513 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Folklore  Pictorial works  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: F1435, 982
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Most widely held works by Journal Films, inc
The Mystery of the Maya( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member 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 33 WorldCat member 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 30 WorldCat member 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
Ecuador( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the geography and culture of Ecuador, one of the smallest countries in South America
The Avoidable famine( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member 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
Venezuela( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member 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
Mexico, the heritage( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member 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
Argentina( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member 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
Chile( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member 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
The Passion of Oberammergau( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member 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
Africa in focus( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talks about Morocco from every aspect: history, geography, politics, religion, social life and so on
Bolivia( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member 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 21 WorldCat member 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
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "Deadeye Dick" by Kurt Vonnegut( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film portrait of novelist Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. captures the author's own wild imagination, deep concern, and mosaic form
Kenya( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member 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
Martin Luther King, Jr a man of peace( Visual )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays events in the life of Dr. King, showing him at home, at church, in exclusive interviews, and finally receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Stockholm. Examines his philosophies and his teaching
Sharing the land( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member 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
Advertising information, persuasion or deception( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how advertising utilizes various appeals, techniques, and media to sway buying decisions. Distinguishes between the informational and manipulative uses of advertising
The Baltic way( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member 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
The Russian Federation( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member 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
 
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