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Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Works: 28,116 works in 63,157 publications in 2 languages and 4,440,803 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Drama  Documentary films  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Science fiction films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, fds, pre, prn, Producer, Actor
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 )

295 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 22,040 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 by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 2,073 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
Hinduism : an introduction by J. P Peach( Visual )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program provides insights into the practice of Hinduism through the architecture and art of India. Circling from Varanasi to Mamallapuram and Khajuraho and back again, it spotlights carved-stone shrines such as the Krishna Mandapam, the Panch Rathas, and the Dharmaraja Ratha; the ancient Shore Temple, recovered from the Bay of Bengal; and the Kandariya Mahadev Temple, with its exotic and erotic exterior panels. An aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges and the rarely filmed and highly symbolic cremation process are captured as well
Eating disorders : the hunger within by B. Timothy Walsh( Visual )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa-two conditions rooted in the desire to be slim-are the focus of this program. While the first deprives the body of food, the other causes its victims to compulsively purge food through vomiting. Two women who suffer with these conditions tell poignant stories of how these compulsive behaviors have nearly destroyed their lives and the lives of their respective families. An expert explains the specialized approach used in treating both disorders
South Africa by Sami Sabiti( Visual )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,542 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
Isabel Allende : the house of the spirits by Isabel Allende( Visual )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 1,535 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
Water, the lifeblood of Kyoto by Peter F Shepheard( Visual )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kyoto's immense underground spring has nourished Japan's former capital for more than a thousand years. This program illustrates how Kyoto's incomparable spring water has been integrated into the flow of the city's culture and industry, adding its purifying touch to the tea ceremony, festivals and religious rituals, the disparate arts of kimono-making and tofu-making, and the landscaping of the city's Imperial residences, temples, and shrines. But as urbanization causes the water table to drop, how much longer will Kyoto's spring-oriented society survive?
August Wilson by August Wilson( Visual )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,451 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
Depression : not a normal part of aging by Malcolm Brown( Visual )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,450 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
Islam : the five pillars of faith by Norman Oliver Brown( Visual )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,406 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
Buddhism by Malcolm David Eckel( Visual )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,393 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
Business ethics : a 21st-century perspective by René ten Bos( Visual )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,371 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 and Johnson
Carlos Fuentes : At home in the Americas by Carlos Fuentes( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico City and Washington, D.C., are the backdrops for this portrait of this major figure on the contemporary Latin American and world literary scenes. Fuentes talks about the influence of Latin American writers on his writing, notably Sor Juana, Ruben Dario, and Pablo Neruda, and of his own experiences growing up in the United States and teaching here. He evaluates his own major works and their place in Latin American literary history
Alice Walker by Alice Walker( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,312 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
The brain by Bill Nye( Visual )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 1,282 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 )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,148 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
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Visual )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles often won the leading prize at the Dionysia, the principal dramatic festival of Athens; but Oedipus the King was a runner-up, winner of the second prize. Posterity, however, considers the play second to none. The play tells the beginning of the Oedipus saga, setting the stage and creating the characters who will continue the story to its conclusion in Antigone. With Michael Pennington, John Gielgud, and Claire Bloom
Climate change : hot times in the city by Barnaby Newbolt( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Use this resource to encourage students to judge whether or not climate change will impact people differently around the world. The impacts of climate change can be hard to see, but footage from the Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, Africa, the Alps, Bangladesh, India and China shows it's all too much of a reality for the poorest and most vulnerable. The program also provides clear visual explanations of the processes that can cause climate change and gets students engaged in the debate about the extent to which these are caused naturally or as a result of human activity
Thailand : king, combat, and Ad Karabao( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,124 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 )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,123 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
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