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Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Overview
Works: 30,176 works in 99,161 publications in 2 languages and 4,619,803 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Short films  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Popular works 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, fds, pre, prn, Producer, Actor
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 1,235 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 1,206 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 by Isabel Allende( Visual )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 1,187 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 1,134 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 )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program investigates how the body controls its internal environment. The steady state of the Earth's biosphere is compared to that of the human body. An automated greenhouse and a computerized inventory system demonstrate how negative feedback loops use detection and response to maintain their own balanced states. The regulation of body temperature in response to extreme heat and cold is explored both in a sauna and on a mountain slope. The roles of the pancreas and liver in controlling blood glucose levels are described. And the control of water concentration at the cellular level and waste filtration via the kidneys are explained. The impact of alcohol consumption on temperature regulation and water management is also considered
Discover Dance Combinations( Visual )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,068 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!
Do you speak American?( Visual )

17 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,019 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
Islam by Unesco( Visual )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 983 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
The Brain by Freddie Francis( Visual )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 975 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
Buddhism by Malcolm David Eckel( Visual )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 925 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
Octavio Paz : Mexico's muse by Octavio Paz( Visual )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 912 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
Hinduism by J. P Peach( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 903 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 893 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
Alice Walker by Alice Walker( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 872 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
Carlos Fuentes by Carlos Fuentes( Visual )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 866 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
War and Peace by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Crimean War (October 1853 - February 1856) was part of a long-running contest between major European powers for influence over the declining Ottoman Empire's territories. Considered one of the first "modern" wars, written reports and photographs kept the British public informed of the day-to-day battlefield realities for the first time. This series uses firsthand British, French, and Russian accounts to describe the military and logistical incompetence, combat events, and disease characterizing the conflict. Part three covers the Siege and Fall of Sevastopol, the Azov Campaign, the Sveaborg Attack, Mary Seacole, the Battle of Chernaya, Russian defeat, and the war's outcome
Eduardo Galeano( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1940, Eduardo Galeano is a journalist and writer who combines fiction, history and political analysis in his texts. He has lived in exile for the better part of his life. Returned to Montevideo in 1985, where to this day he still lives and writes. For Eduardo Galeano, life is the relation between wanting and power, between what exists and what we believe exists, between our fantasy and our actual circumstances. Galeano understands reality as something much richer and more diverse than the way we sometimes see it, limited as we are by a value system that restricts our comprehension and our readiness to view the unknown as an opportunity, rather than a threat. Galeano proposes to reconstruct our memory, to listen to words never heard before and to see the world with different eyes, uniting that which is separate
Revolution by Marva J Dawn( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By definition, a revolution is an abrupt and usually violent change in the political and social structure of a country, occurring when people are pressed to the very limits of tolerance. In this program, historian Michel Guay and sociologists Alain Touraine and Jack Goldstone discuss the preconditions necessary to ignite a rebellion and present possible outcomes, drawing on historic examples such as the American, French, Russian, and Chinese Revolutions. Nonmilitary revolutions are considered as well, including the industrial, feminist, and information revolutions
In the beginning by Stryper (Musical group)( Visual )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 845 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
America's Newsreel Album, ca. 1955( Visual )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 842 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
 
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Languages
English (231)

Spanish (108)