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Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Works: 25,964 works in 46,970 publications in 2 languages and 2,291,820 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television adaptations  Biography  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 882
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Most widely held works about Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Most widely held works by Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
August Wilson by August Wilson( Visual )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson returns home to the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1990 to review his life and career. Archival footage and interviews with Wilson, former New York Times theater critic Frank Rich, Rob Penny, fellow writers, and others provide insights into the African American experience, from the Great Black Migration to more recent times. Scenes from his plays "Jitney," "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," "Fences," "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," and "Two Trains Running" reveal the impact of the oral tradition and the blues on Wilson's poetic prose
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Visual )

33 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man, who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs. It is the first in the trilogy of tragedies know as the Theban plays
Antigone by Jean Anouilh( Visual )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique adaptation of the play by Sophocles
Medea by Euripides( Visual )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kennedy Center production of Euripides' classic tragedy about a woman driven by emotion beyond the brink of rationality
The Brain( Visual )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using simple analogies, real-life case studies, and computer-generated images, this program shows how the brain works, explains the frequent battle between instinct and reason, and unravels the mysteries of memory and decision-making. It takes viewers inside the mind of a soldier under fire to see how decisions are made in extreme situations, examines how a person with autism develops remarkable skills, and takes on the age-old question of what makes one person good and another evil. Segments include Fear and Panic, Nerves and Stress, Sex on the Brain, Risk Response, Moral Decision, The Evil Mind, Memory Capacity, Amnesia, Sports Psychology, Extrasensory Perception, and The Next Leap
Homeostasis( Visual )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to understand homeostasis in a natural setting, this program observes what happens to the body during a marathon race. By monitoring the various physiological responses of one of the runners, we show the many changes and adjustments being made in the body as the race progresses
Revolution( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member 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
Journeys into Islamic Africa( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program follows in the footsteps of the traders who introduced Islam into Southeast Asia. From the Thai, Cambodian, and Vietnamese mainland to the islands of Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines, the program acquaints viewers with Islamic culture, representative architecture, historical monuments, and the Muslim way of life in the region
Philosophy of science( Visual )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does science explain the world, or does it simply describe it? Can science ever be truly objective? What is the boundary between science and non-science? Does nature have laws? This program seeks to answer questions such as these through the insights of Princeton University's Daniel Garber; Hilary Putnam, of Harvard University; and Barry Loewer, of Rutgers University. Ranging from the Physics of Aristotle to the competing physics paradigms of Einstein and Bohr, the program illustrates the progression of scientific thought from ancient times, through the Renaissance, to the 21st century
Bertolt Brecht( Visual )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary portrait of the bold theatrical innovator Bertolt Brecht and his work, showing his roots and the development of his vision
Islam( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five times a day, one fifth of the world's population faces Mecca and falls to its knees in prayer. This program illustrates how, through architecture and art, Muslims have articulated their faith. Architectural sites include the Great Mosque of Djenne, in Mali; the Jama Masjid Mosque, in Delhi, which took 5,000 workers more than six years to build during the time of Shah Jahan; the Hagia Sophia, in Istanbul; the Great Mosque of Cordoba; and the ultramodern New York Mosque
Medieval drama from sanctuary to stage( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This definitive program traces the development of medieval drama, from Hildegard von Bingen's musical morality play Ordo Virtutum (The ritual of the virtues) to the seminal Everyman. Featuring extended excerpts from these influential works, as well as from The Second Shepherd's play and the 1998 staging of the Mystery Cycle in York, England, the video also establishes the genre's socioreligious context."--Container
India river of life( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing nearly a sixth of the world's population, India is home to almost a billion people, more than half of whom live in rural villages. This program provides an overview of topics such as the caste system as it exists in the holy Hindu town of Varanasi and the massive pilgrimages to Allahabad, where millions of Hindus come to ritually bathe at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers. Also discussed are arranged marriages; local trades in Agra, site of the matchless Taj Mahal; Sikhism in the city of Amritsar; the Indian/Pakistani tug-of-war for Kashmir; and the plight of small farmers, driven from their holdings by powerful landowners
Why the hate? America, from a Muslim point of view( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This timely ABC News program explores the mixed emotions felt by many Muslins toward the U.S. Topics on the agenda include American culture, often perceived as offensive, and U.S. foreign policy, frequently viewed as threatening."--Container
Eating disorders( Visual )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa--two conditions rooted in the desire to be slim--are the focus of this program. Two women who suffer with these conditions tell poignant stories of how these compulsive behaviors nearly destroyed their lives and the lives of their respective families. An expert explains the specialized approach used in treating both disorders
Living with dying( Visual )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Death, which sooner or later comes to all, is treated as a strangely taboo subject in America. In this program, Bill Moyers describes the search for new ways of thinking--and talking--about dying. Forgoing the usual reluctance that most Americans show toward speaking about death, patients and medical professionals alike come forward to examine the end of life with honesty, courage, and even humor, demonstrating that dying can be an incredibly rich experience for both the terminally ill and their loved ones."
Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Visual )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play recounts the blind, exiled Oedipus' final days. The primary action involves a fight over where Oedipus is to die (as that place is to become hallowed ground). Familial interactions also play a key role in the drama
Hinduism introduction( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Dennis Wholey has a conversation about Hinduism with Sadhvi Vrnda Chaitanya of Arsha Vijnana Mandiram. Topics of discussion include the history of Hinduism; the Vedas, which are typically committed to memory; the meaning of the words karma, samsara, and moksha and their relationship to one other; the concept that everything is God and that secular and sacred therefore are one; and the individual rather than congregational nature of Hindu prayer. In addition, Siva Subramanian tours viewers through Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Lanham, Maryland
Buying the war( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Bush administration marketed and sold the war in Iraq to the American people. How and why did the press buy it, and what does that say about the role of journalists in helping the public sort out fact from propaganda? In this program, veteran journalist Bill Moyers, award-winning producer Kathleen Hughes, and their investigative team piece together the reporting and political spin that shaped the public mind prior to, during, and following the 2003 invasion. Exposing the disappearance of a watchdog mentality in mainstream newspaper and TV journalism, the documentary also highlights the work of intrepid Knight Ridder reporters who dug beneath the surface of administration claims, only to be drowned out by the drums of war. Further insight comes from journalists Dan Rather, former anchor of CBS evening news; Tim Russert of NBC's Meet the press; Bob Simon of 60 minutes; and Walter Isaacson, former chairman of CNN"--Container
The Addicted brain( Visual )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how the human brain manufactures and uses drugs. Explores the cutting edge of developments in the biochemistry of addiction and addictive behavior
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