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Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Overview
Works: 37,959 works in 62,052 publications in 2 languages and 4,030,489 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Drama  Documentary television programs  Interviews  Documentary films  Science fiction films  Fantasy films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, fds, pre, prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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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 )

215 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 19,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series explores what happens when an American soldier is assigned as a military advisor in Vietnam to support the South Vietnamese forces. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration follows a United States Army officer through his entire tour of duty on this vital and dangerous mission in defense of the free world against the spread of communism in South Asia
The WPA Film Library. Iran-Contra Hearings George Mitchell and Oliver North, 1987( Visual )

31 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iran-Contra hearings. Sen. George Mitchell questions Oliver North
Brazil by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,764 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( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 1,500 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
The WPA Film Library. the Miracle Plastic, 1963( Visual )

24 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial film about Cycolac. Making refrigerators out of Cycolac
Isabel Allende : house of spirits( Visual )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called "a novel of force and charm" by The Washington Post and "sharply observant" by The New York Times, The House of the Spirits earned Isabel Allende paeans of praise, making its author the most unexpected sensation from Latin America since the emergence of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. In this classic interview, award-winning writer Isabel Allende discusses why she turned to writing novels, the impact of Chile's 1973 coup, her life as an emigre, and her recurring literary theme of exile. Although at peace with her life abroad, she also describes her longing for her homeland, which continues to take up space in her life
South Africa : Lunchbox Bullies( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,318 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
The WPA Film Library. Riots at the DNC, ca. 1968( Visual )

16 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What Trees Do They Plant? - Program on the 1968 DNC riots in Chicago
August Wilson by August Wilson( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,285 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
Hinduism : faith, festivals, and rituals( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,285 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
Islam( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,166 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
Depression : old problem, new therapy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Dr. Dennis Charney, of Yale University; Lydia Lewis, of the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association; and other mental health professionals discuss the types, symptoms, and triggers of depression as they relate both to adolescents and to adults. Promising antidepressants such as selective norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitors, Substance P antagonists, and corticotropin-releasing factor receptor antagonists are considered, as are advances in brain scan technology. The value of psychiatric counseling and peer support groups is also stressed
Revolution by Inhabited (Musical group)( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonial Americans fight together to defeat the world's most awesome military power. Then they strive to create a new kind of government that will live up to their high ideals. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson each become President; Lewis and Clark undertake their great expedition; and the American dream is born
Alice Walker( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being black, being a woman, and being a writer is just the most wonderful challenge. It's like having three eyes, three hearts, rather than one, says the author of The Color Purple in this profile, as she relives her journey from an impoverished childhood in rural Georgia to the peace and creativity of her present life in northern California. Alice Walker describes how the Civil Rights movement transformed her life, defines her concept of "womanism," and explains her recurrent theme of a woman's recovery of wholeness through resistance to racism and sexism
Do you speak American? by William Cran( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,125 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. Episode one discusses linguistic dialect zones, the tension between prescriptivism and descriptivism, the impact of dialect on grapholect, the northern cities vowel shift, the roots of African-American English, minority linguistic profiling, biases against nonstandard speech, and the general perception of the U.S. Midland dialect as "normal American." Looks at hip-hop street talk, IM slang, Pittsburghese, and Gullah and Geechee. Episode two reviews Southern dialects and accents and the influences of French and Spanish on American English. Examines regional differences in vernacular, the steady displacement of Southern coastal dialect by inland dialect, the accents of JFK and LBJ, and the Texas border town of El Cenizo, where Spanish is the official language. Episode three looks at Spanglish, Chicano, Ebonics, and "Surfer Dude." Discusses the implications of voice-activation technology, opinions on the role of Spanish in the U.S., why teens create their own language, gay self-empowerment by redefining discriminatory terms, the oo-fronting sound shift, and whether technology will reinforce or weaken racial and regional stereotypes
Russia : a Closer Look( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A & E's miniseries Russia: Land of the Tsars illuminates the imperial past of the world's largest nation. Russia: A Closer Look examines the making of that miniseries through interviews with the filmmakers and select segments of footage
Water( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,080 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
Rembrandt( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,056 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
The WPA Film Library. MGM Studio Tour, 1924( Visual )

12 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MGM studio tour - TITLE: "Some of the foremost writers of the day contribute original stories to MGM"; Shots of Carey Wilson, Howard Hawkes, Agnes Johnston, Frederic and Fanny Hatton, Waldemar Young, Jane Murfin, and Max Marcin
Playing god( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,055 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
 
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