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Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Works: 29,960 works in 101,751 publications in 2 languages and 4,671,465 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction films  Popular works  Short films  Case studies  Interviews 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, fds, pre, prn, Producer, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, E
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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)
Do you speak American?( Visual )

26 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines sociolinguistic questions and the dynamic state of American English, a language rich in regional variety, strong in global impact, and steeped in cultural controversy
The Golden Age by Bill Peach( Visual )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program covers the wealth of music during the age of Elizabeth I in England and its spread from the Church and the courts to the middle classes; the emergence of opera in Italy and France; the celebration of St. Cecilia; Elizabethan madrigals. Music of Byrd, Purcell, Monteverdi, and Lully is performed by Anthony Rooley and the Consort of Musicke, the Taverners Choir, London, and the Zurich Opera. Contents include excerpts from: Morley's Fire, Fire, My Heart; Marenzio's Dolorous Mournful Cares; Weelkes' As Vesta Was From Latmos Hill Descending; Holburn's The Honeysuckle; Dowland's Mistress Winter's Jump, I Saw My Lady Weep, Sleep Wayward Thoughts, Fine Knacks for Ladies; Byrd's Gaudeamus Omnes; John Bull's Galliard; Gibbons' What Is Our Life, The Silver Swan; Caccini's Amarille Mea Bella; Monteverdi's L'Orfeo; Marini's Sonata for Two Violins; Adson's Courtly Masquing Airs; Lully's Alceste; Purcell's Ode to St. Cecilia
Isabel Allende : possessed by her art by Isabel Allende( Visual )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From her first novel, which evolved from a letter to her grandfather, to her most recent works, Isabel Allende has frequently made use of magic realism and her expertise as a journalist to explore the harsh political realities of South America, the role of women in Latin America, and her own life experiences. In this program, Allende elaborates on her years in Chile, Venezuela, and the United States; the importance of spiritualism in her creative process; and other subjects
Homeostasis by Margaret Jago( Visual )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,087 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. The data obtained from the runner are used to explain in detail how the body regulates temperature, blood oxygen, blood glucose, water balance, heart rate, breathing rate, and hormone levels. The program provides a complete introduction to the following topics: Homeostatic mechanisms within the body; Regulation of temperature; Regulation of blood sugar; Feedback systems; Role of hormones; Water balance
Las grandes potencias se disputan Iberia( Visual )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with the birth of the universe, this program brings to light the geologic formation of the Iberian Peninsula, the flourishing of the dinosaurs, and the rise of humankind. Using extensive dramatization, En El Inicio de los Tiempos traces the advances of the earliest humans, rendering a detailed and highly plausible scenario of existence during the unrecorded chapters of human history. Maps and photos of archaeological artifacts provide additional insights into life during prehistoric times
Fernando Savater( Visual )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sifting through questions surrounding oppression and terrorism, Spanish essayist and philosopher Fernando Savater has often analyzed religious dogma-studying those who promote it and those who oppose it. This program documents Savater's views on the social and intellectual wellsprings of terrorism and militant fundamentalism, as well as the eternal conflict between science and religion. The author of Ethics for Amador and The Task of the Hero examines both age-old and current tensions between inflexible ideologies and objective truth, with an eye on what he calls "truth in history." He also focuses on the limits of science and philosophy and the weaknesses of postmodern relativism
Discover Dance Combinations( Visual )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon and Heidi Cruwys, former U.K. professional ballroom champions, provide the best step-by-step instructions necessary to teach you a series of three stylish rumba combinations. Each of these combinations will be taught in three clear stages. Stage 1: Each step within the combination can be practiced individually with detailed instructions. Each step will be repeated slowly three times. Stage 2: The steps will now be practiced together in sequence as they appear in the full combination. The step sequence will be repeated six times. Stage 3: Finally, the whole combination is practiced to music at a realistic pace. The combination will be repeated six times. You'll be the envy of friends and family in no time!
Islam by UNESCO( Visual )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smith discovered Islam as an adult, and became enamored with Islamic conceptions of order, justice, mercy, and compassion. He still prays five times a day as Muslims do. The Sufis opened the doors of Islam to Smith. Through their trance-inducing dances, these mystics bring God into the immediate moment. Smith and Moyers discuss misconceptions about Islam held in the West today
Brain by Stephen Waller( Visual )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 980 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
Buddhism by Malcolm David Eckel( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benefiting from having the charismatic 14th Dalai Lama as its most visible spokesperson, Buddhism is enjoying a surge of popularity, drawing an increasing number of spiritual seekers from the West as well as from the East. In this program, Hans Küng enters the world of the Buddha, beginning with the holy site of the Tree of Enlightenment, in India, and ending at a Zen Buddhist monastery in Japan, to offer an overview of the many branches of and traditions in Buddhism today. - Container
Hinduism by J. P Peach( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 896 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
Coronary artery disease by Sterling Reese( Visual )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the words of one noted physician, blockages in the main blood vessels of the heart create a problem that is "relatively simple and very complex." This program reflects that dual perspective, aiming to simplify the discussion while embracing the complexity of coronary artery disease. Viewers learn about the ailment's causes, development, dangers, and treatment through helpful case studies and expert interviews. Dynamic 3D graphics show how plaque builds up in arteries, how this eventually obstructs blood flow, and how angioplasty, or the insertion of a tiny balloon and stents, can relieve the constriction. Patients who are coping with coronary artery disease share the challenges they face in their everyday lives, while astute commentary is provided by Dr. George A. Beller of the University of Virginia, Dr. Emmanouil Brilakis of the University of Texas, and other respected medical professionals. Contains surgical scenes of a graphic nature
Alice Walker by Susan Shaw( Visual )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps best known for The Color Purple, which won both the National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize, Alice Walker has a varied body of work that includes novels, short stories, poetry, essays, and nonfiction-much of it informed by her experience of growing up under Jim Crow laws in Georgia, where her parents fought for the right to teach Alice to read. In this program, Walker explains what she calls the "womanist" perspective of The Color Purple and other novels
America's Newsreel Album, ca. 1955( Visual )

18 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historical newsreel, hosted and narrated by Dennis James, contains three segments. The first is a short profile on actor Rudolph Valentino, including scenes of him as "The Sheik" and of his funerals in New York City and Los Angeles. The next segment highlights the perils of driving in the Indianapolis 500, with footage of some of the worst crack-ups on record. Lastly is a history of Wall Street, with a focus on the crash of 1929. Included with the newsreel features are two recruitment shorts for the U.S. Marine Corps. From the National Archives and Records Administration
Alcohol by Joseph C Martin( Visual )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcohol isn?t a drug.??A cup of coffee will sober me up.??I?m always a safe driver, even after a couple of beers.? These statements are only a few of the myths this video skewers as it explores the history of alcohol, including its use as a medicine; the effects of alcohol on the body and the short- and long-term health impacts; and teenage attitudes toward alcohol and trends such as binge drinking. The video also examines the prevalence of alcohol in American culture and discusses alcoholism?how to identify it and how to treat it
Finance by Virginia Evans( Visual )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Money, they say, makes the world go around. But who keeps all those daily transactions moving, and how do they do it? Let a group of finance pros do the explaining with this program on the Finance Career Cluster! As your students watch, they'll discover that wealth management specialists, accountants, bank managers, and stockbrokers are all linked by one common thread: the management of assets. Lifelong learning is stressed as these finance professionals share their knowledge about their areas of expertise
Octavio Paz : Mexico's muse by Octavio Paz( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet, writer, editor, diplomat, and Nobel Laureate, Octavio Paz is among the best-known Latin American literary figures. This program examines the influences of Marxism, Buddhism, and Hinduism, along with Existentialism and Surrealism, throughout his work. Archival material and commentary from friends, family, and scholars provide a comprehensive portrait of this extraordinary man and his work
Superpower( Visual )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's efforts invigorated the struggle against the Nazi stranglehold in Europe. In the Pacific, the ultimate piece of technology ended the war, and a new superpower took the global stage. In this program, many of America's most prominent leaders and personalities reflect on defining moments in the evolution of post-war America-including the Cold War, the space race, the Civil Rights movement, and more
War and Peace by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the period between the two World Wars, composers sought to express in music the jarring and discordant sense that civilization was giving way to barbarism. During the same time, jazz burst upon the international musical scene. Performers include the Moscow Classical Ballet Company, Maxim Shostakovich conducting his father's Symphony No. 7, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Sir Peter Pears and Galina Vishnevskaya in Britten's War Requiem, and an electric performance of An American in Paris by Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. Contents include excerpts from: Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, Ragtime; Elgar's Cello Concerto; Satie's Three Waltzes of the Fastidious Dandy; Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag; Hindemith's 1922 Suite for Piano; Milhaud's La Création du monde; Prokofiev's Quintet in G minor; Gershwin's An American in Paris; Ravel's Piano Concerto in G; Weill's Kleine Dreigroschen Musik; Bartók's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion; Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 ('The Leningrad'); Britten's War Requiem
Carlos Fuentes by Carlos Fuentes( Visual )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlos Fuentes, the celebrated writer from Mexico, has created a role for himself as interpreter of North and South America, explaining each to the other, looking at their conflicts from both sides of the border. Raised in Washington, D.C., where his father was a Mexican diplomat, he is a man of and between two worlds, both a foreign visitor to the U.S. and a native son. In this program with Bill Moyers, Fuentes offers his views on the economic and political prospects of Latin America
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