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Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Overview
Works: 28,909 works in 101,214 publications in 2 languages and 4,591,016 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Drama  Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, fds, pre, prn, Producer, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 616.8526
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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)
The Big Picture : the Eyes and Ears of the Army( Visual )

297 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 22,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series is a salute to the American Red Cross, an organization that began with a few simple doughnut wagons and field kitchens and has become the principle organization through which 40 million citizens give something of themselves for the sake of others. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration presents the colorful, dramatic history of the Red Cross and follows American soldiers to remote corners of the world as they fulfill roles for this organization. This film also features a special message from General Alfred M. Gruenther, President of the American National Red Cross, who sums up the program as it affects every American
Brazil : Urban Planning Challenges by Society for Visual Education( Visual )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A city shouldn't be a problem, says Jaime Lerner, the former mayor of Curitiba. "It should be a solution." This program explores innovative planning, engineering, and conservation at work in the Brazilian metropolis as it transcends many of the problems plaguing other South American cities. The film spotlights fully modernized public transportation and recycling systems, a "Citizenship Street" zoning pattern that reduces high-volume traffic, an oil collection program that transforms used cooking grease into biofuel, and other successful initiatives. But the need for a waste-for-food exchange program demonstrates that even Curitiba must still contend with poverty and other social challenges
Eating disorders : the inner voice by B. Timothy Walsh( Visual )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,790 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
Isabel Allende : the woman's voice in Latin American literature by Isabel Allende( Visual )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabel Allende, the most recent Latin American novelist to bestride the world literary stage-and the first Latin American woman-describes the emotions that inform her fiction and the events that set them in motion. Niece of the deposed (and presumably assassinated) Chilean Marxist president Salvador Allende, she fled Chile in terror and blossomed in exile to write of the love, hate, and revenge that shape the lives of people she knew, or dreamt about: her characters, her own legend in the making
Hinduism : an introduction by J. P Peach( Visual )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fully 80 percent of India's vast population follow the way of Hinduism, an ancient yet vibrant religion. This overview-filled with evocative images of India and its people, architecture, and sacred works-provides a stimulating glimpse of a spiritual way of life that is expansive yet tolerant, sublime yet practical, and supportive of individual expression. The history of Hinduism's development and reformation; spiritual concepts such as karma, dharma, and God as both one and many; the numerous Hindu scriptures; and Hindu worship practices are explored in this intriguing educational resource
August Wilson : the American dream, in black and white by August Wilson( Visual )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2005, playwright August Wilson published the final installment of his ten-part magnum opus, Pittsburgh Cycle-ten separate but thematically-linked plays about African American life, each set in a different decade of the 20th century. "I think my plays offer white Americans a different way to look at black Americans," he told The Paris Review. The plays went on to win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. In this program, filmed before Pittsburgh Cycle was complete, Wilson discusses his ongoing work on the project
Islam : the five pillars of faith by Candace Corrigan( Visual )

31 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Dennis Wholey has a conversation about Islam with Imam Sayed Hassan al-Qazwini of the Islamic Center of America, in Dearborn, Michigan. Topics of discussion include the meaning of the words Islam, Muslim, and mosque; the two predominant denominations of Islam, Sunni and Shia; the Five Pillars of Islam; the Muslim view of life after death; and the deplorable hijacking of Islam by radical Muslims for use as a tool of hatred and violence. The program also goes inside the Center's mosque to observe aspects of a typical Muslim prayer service
South Africa : Lunchbox Bullies( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like the crocodiles that carpet their country's riverbanks, some South Africans have never evolved beyond a primitive state that links survival with fear. Their homes are equipped with electric fences and hired security crews for the purpose of keeping out intruders - who would, of course, be black. This program explores the persistence of racist attitudes among white South Africans and also takes a heartening look at those who have overcome their prejudice. "How do you teach a child in South Africa not to be afraid?" asks Johannes, a retired white pastor who works closely with a black congregation. "It has been so emphasized in our history
Depression : not a normal part of aging by David Tucker( Visual )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to the World Health Organization, depression is the number one cause of disability in the U.S. today, with an economic cost exceeding
Buddhism by Malcolm David Eckel( Visual )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using architecture and art, this program studies the birth of Buddhism in India and its spread to other lands, where it has flourished. The Mahabodhi Temple, in Bodh Gaya; the Great Stupa at Sanchi, India; the Borobudur Temple-the largest Buddhist shrine in the world-in Indonesia; and the Chuang Yen Monastery in New York State, with its 37-foot-tall marble statue of The Enlightened One surrounded by 10,000 smaller statues, are featured
Alice Walker by Alice Walker( Visual )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What were Alice Walker's motivations in writing "Everyday Use"? In this program, the author discusses her short story with her official biographer, Evelyn C. White. Over the course of the interview, Walker talks about the autobiographical aspects of the story, the significance of quilting to African-American women, the perception of class differences, and the important life lessons she wished to explore
Water by Peter F Shepheard( Visual )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in magnificent locations in Iceland, India, and the Middle East, this program looks at how control over water has been a central factor in human existence. Viewers take a precarious flight in a motorized paraglider to experience the water cycle up close; discover how villagers in the Himalayan foothills have built a living bridge to cope with the monsoon; and visit Egypt to study the connection between water and the regimes of the ancient Pharaohs. The result: an excellent launch point for discussing not only the undeniable role of water in any society, but also the fate of a culture that no longer has sustainable access to water sources
Brain by Horst Günter Koch( Visual )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program opens in the emergency room of a large hospital where head injuries are an all-too-common problem. The importance of the brain is evident from the skill and technology employed in ensuring that any damage to it is minimized. Using combinations of computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and advanced surgical techniques, the program shows why the brain is so important and explores what is known about how it works. The program provides a complete introduction to the following topics: Brain structure and function; Localization of brain activity; Motor and sensory neurons; Simple reflex arcs
Playing god by Allen Verhey( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the new genetics running ahead of society's ability to supervise it, or does genetic science bring huge benefits that humanity should willingly embrace? In this thought-provoking program, Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams asserts the need for religious belief in the modern world to Sir John Sulston, Nobel Prize winner and the guiding spirit behind the Human Genome Project, and to Shahana Hashmi, who recently won a legal battle to create a genetically enhanced child. An ideal resource for understanding the ongoing debate on the Anglican church's view of progressive science. Filmed at Lambeth Palace
Climate change : hot times in the city( Visual )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific alarm about the risks of climate change is rising as quickly as the greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels. In this video segment, meet scientist Ian Goodwin, who works in Australia's Hunter Valley, where much of the world's black coal comes from. He started out as a junior scientist working on an environmental impact assessment of what was then going to be the largest open cut coalmine in the world. Little did he know that thirty years later the impacts of what then seemed like a local endeavor would be affecting the whole planet
Alcohol : the Substance, the Addiction, the Solution by Joseph C Martin( Visual )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcoholism than those who begin at age 21. This program focuses on three teenagers-Trisha, ChiQuita, and Matt-as they candidly reflect on their first tastes of alcohol, how they got hooked on getting drunk, and how they finally summoned the strength to stop drinking, once and for all. Interviews with experienced addiction counselors stress easy availability and societal acceptance of drinking as the main reasons alcohol abuse is so popular with middle school and high school students, while onscreen lists spell out the hard facts of alcohol abuse. The need to deal with feelings, not run from them, is emphasized as well. "I'm in recovery now and things are going real good for me, actually," says Matt. "When I have feelings now, I'm not afraid to feel them anymore
Revolution by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,144 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
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Visual )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 1,138 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
India : the river of life( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 1,138 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
Rembrandt by Ellen Mulligan( Visual )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn is examined in this episode of Biography. The immortal Dutch master was a painter and etcher working during the Dutch Golden Age, is considered to be one of history's greatest artists. He enjoyed financial success as an artist, teacher, and art dealer, but his personal life was filled with tragic episodes. Rembrandt's wife died at age 30, and only one of his four children survived, and then only to age 27. His housekeeper eventually became his common-law wife and the model for many of his works
 
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