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Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Works: 30,344 works in 97,614 publications in 3 languages and 4,867,066 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Short films  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews  Popular works 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, fds, pre, prn, Producer, Actor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 427.973
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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)
La Decadencia politica en el siglo de oro by Bill Peach( Visual )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 1,318 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
Las grandes potencias se disputan Iberia( Visual )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 1,284 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
Isabel Allende : possessed by her art by Isabel Allende( Visual )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 1,251 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
Fernando Savater( Visual )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 1,205 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
Homeostasis by Margaret Jago( Visual )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homeostasis is a state of balance inside the body. The body maintains homeostasis by controlled releases of hormones (chemicals). The release of hormones is controlled by negative feedback, much the same way a house thermostat works. When the temperature rises above a set point, or normal range, the thermostat turns on the air conditioner. When the temperature once again falls within normal range, the thermostat signals the air conditioner to turn off. The endocrine system uses negative feedback to maintain homeostasis, as illustrated by the amount of sugar in the bloodstream. Insulin is a hormone, secreted by the pancreas, that maintains a normal blood sugar level. Shortly after you eat a candy bar, sugar molecules enter the bloodstream, raising blood sugar levels. In response to this elevated level of blood sugar, the pancreas secretes insulin, causing sugar molecules to move out of the bloodstream and into skeletal muscle, fat, and liver cells
Discover Dance Combinations( Visual )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon and Heidi Cruwys, former U.K. professional ballroom champions provide the best step-by-step instructions to teach you a series of three stylish quickstep 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 Brian Buxton( Visual )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1,041 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
The Brain by Stephen Waller( Visual )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this episode, Dr. Alice Roberts examines the body's most complex organ, the brain, and discovers how it can be trained to improve memory function. She meets a rugby fanatic and primary school teacher who has trouble remembering the names of his 27 pupils; he thinks this is caused by the concussions he has received playing his sport. Dr. Roberts invites him to her lab. They seek to learn more about the brain's remarkable powers of memory courtesy of Dominic O'Brien, eight times world memory champion. Dr. Roberts also discovers how sleep deprivation affects the brain and sets out to discover whether getting a good night's sleep can help people lose weight
Do you speak American?( Visual )

20 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 997 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
Buddhism by Malcolm David Eckel( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 985 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 Kung 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
Hinduism by J. P Peach( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hinduism, a spiritual way of life for hundreds of millions of people living in India, is little practiced throughout the rest of the world. In this program, Hans Kung traces the diversity of traditions and convictions making up that venerable religion. Rarely mentioned in the interreligious dialogue because it has neither an ecclesiastical organization nor overall binding doctrines, the planet's third-largest religion nonetheless has much to offer a world in need of wisdom from every quarter
Coronary artery disease by David Moore( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The number one killer of both men and women in America today is coronary artery disease, also known as heart disease. This program explores the risk factors and symptoms associated with CAD, emphasizing that it can lead to a heart attack or cardiac death without warning. Promoting a positive approach, the video portrays these traumas as life-changing occurrences for patients who do survive a cardiac event and commit to improving their health. Case studies and personal commentary from patients, along with explanations of advanced medical procedures developed to treat CAD, are also included
Octavio Paz : Mexico's muse by Octavio Paz( Visual )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 961 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
Alice Walker by Alice Walker( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 926 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
Carlos Fuentes by Carlos Fuentes( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes offers insights into the writing of his book La Region mas Transparente, the Boom and Latin American literature, the elevated importance of writers living under dictatorship, his identity as a speaker of Spanish, and the organic unity of the Spanish language. The author of La Silla del Aguila, Diana o la Cazadora Solitaria, El Naranjo, Gringo Viejo, and La Muerte de Artemio Cruz also airs his views on a wide range of additional topics, including internationalism, diversity in Latin American cultural identity, Hernan Cortes and his role in the founding of the Mexican nationality, the superiority of Spanish over English, his love of cinema, and his strong dislike of e-mail
Alcohol by Joseph C Martin( Visual )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 912 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
War and Peace by World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession( Visual )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 910 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
America's Newsreel Album, ca. 1955( Visual )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historical newsreel, hosted and narrated by Dennis James, contains three segments. The first reviews the incident of the accidental sinking of the USS S-51 submarine in 1925 off the coast of Rhode Island. The second segment goes back in time to the 1926 "Scopes Monkey Trial" in Tennessee. Archival footage of the trial features defense lawyer Clarence Darrow, Congressman and Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan, and the defendant John Scopes. The last segment is a humorous piece, with footage from the early 1930s of a group of men and women indulging in a frigid "polar bear" swim. Included with the newsreel features are two recruitment shorts for the U.S. Marine Corps. From the National Archives and Records Administration
Television Around the World : Cuba( Visual )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Indonesian and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba's first television shows celebrated the island's carefree casino culture, but as the political regime changed, so too did the country's broadcast messages. This program tracks the evolution of Cuban TV and gives an overview of the programming it now offers. Clips from telenovelas and news, educational, and variety shows illustrate the diversity of Cuban TV, and snippets of sitcoms reveal that despite tight governmental control, pokes at authority are permitted under the guise of comedy. The video also addresses the heavy Chinese presence in Cuban broadcasting since China became the island's main economic support. Includes commentary from noted film critic Rufo Caballero
In the beginning by Stryper (Musical group)( Visual )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program features discussions with three prominent historians about the roots of the Constitution and its impact on our society since its writing. Michael Kammen, Pulitzer Prize winner and professor of history at Cornell University, discusses the Constitution's place and role as a symbol in American life; Forrest McDonald, professor of history at the University of Alabama, talks about the intellectual origins of the Constitution; and Dr. Olive Taylor, professor of history at Howard University, discusses black Americans and others who were not part of the Constitution
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