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Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Overview
Works: 28,379 works in 82,759 publications in 2 languages and 4,568,768 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Drama  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Science television programs 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, fds, pre, prn, Producer, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 612.82
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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 )

296 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 22,524 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 )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2,039 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 hunger within by B. Timothy Walsh( Visual )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,787 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 )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 1,599 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
South Africa : the Great Change( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,588 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
Hinduism : an introduction by J. P Peach( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,534 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 )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwright August Wilson talks about his roots in the black community, how his plays express the African-American experience, how the African heritage of Black Americans is both expressed and repressed in American society today, and the importance of blues as cultural expression
Depression : not a normal part of aging by John Mernit( Visual )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,479 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 $44 billion. What are the symptoms? How do biological, genetic, and psychosocial factors affect mood-regulating neurotransmitters? And are women at special risk? In this program, Martin Keller, of the Brown University School of Medicine, and other experts answer questions about the pathology of depressive disorders and current treatment options such as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, psychotherapy, and electroconvulsive therapy
Islam : the five pillars of faith by Candace Corrigan( Visual )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Residing to the north of India, the population of Kashmir is primarily Muslim. This program travels to the place known as "the Switzerland of the East" to study the beliefs and practices of Islam. Topics such as the Koran, the Pillars of Islam, the influence of Sharia, and traditional Muslim festivals and holy sites are addressed. Background on the arrival of Islam in Kashmir and its spread throughout India creates a historical context for the religion's predominance in many regions
The brain by Horst Günter Koch( Visual )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 1,357 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
Alice Walker by Alice Walker( Visual )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,337 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
Buddhism by Malcolm David Eckel( Visual )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,285 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
Water by Peter F Shepheard( Visual )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,263 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
Playing god by Allen Verhey( Visual )

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

Will human cloning provide a panacea for ailments and diseases or usher in a nightmarish world of eugenics and designer people? This program presents an in-depth exploration of the ethical concerns regarding human cloning, a technology that has already prompted heated debate over its potential uses and abuses. A variety of perspectives are canvassed from the theological, legal, and scientific fields, including interviews with Dr. Ian Wilmut, the first scientist to successfully clone a mammal-Dolly, a sheep
Climate change : hot times in the city( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 1,167 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
Thailand : king, combat, and Ad Karabao( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike its neighbors, Thailand has never been colonized or annexed-but keeping it that way has been a stern challenge. This program examines Thailand's political independence, which is based on democratic and generally peaceful rule by a culturally supported monarchy. However, growing dissatisfaction has caused grass-roots dissent, as demonstrated by the lyrics of pop music idol d Karabao, who protests against imported consumer goods, and the agitation of "Ubon Without a Border," a group lobbying for open access with Laos and Cambodia. The powerful yet incongruous influences of Thai boxing and Buddhism are also assessed
Revolution by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,148 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
India : the river of life( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 1,141 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
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Visual )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third of the three plays of the Oedipus saga, Antigone is perhaps the most easily accessible of all the great classical tragedies, its theme clear and up-to-date: the conflict between moral and political law. Now the tale of Oedipus and his family comes to its end--he, his wife Jocasta, and his sons all dead; at the last, his daughter--who stood by her father--is also destroyed
Business ethics : the bottom line( Visual )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is today's corporate culture, characterized by exorbitant CEO salaries, downsizing, and benefit reductions, alienating employers from employees? What moral obligations do companies have to the people who work for them, and to the communities they serve? In this program, a group of business experts examine these issues, and discuss how companies can do "the right thing" and still improve their bottom lines. Experts include the president and CEO of a large corporation, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a former executive committee member of Johnson & Johnson
 
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