Films Media Group
Most widely held works by Films Media Group
Romanticism imagining freedom ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
The rebellious artist, the attraction to the dark side, love and death, and the primacy of nature--all of these are themes that suffused the artistic and ideological revolution known as Romanticism. This program vividly conveys how new ways of thinking and seeing reshaped writing, painting, and music during the 19th century, and discuss the characteristics of this influential movement and its continuing impact on contemporary culture.
Realism the artistic form of the truth ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
It is a creative impulse as old as humanity itself: to depict life faithfully, accurately, in words or images. This program shows how that impulse led to Realism--a widespread artistic movement, born in the latter half of the 19th century, which rejected pretense, distortion, and sentimentality. Incorporating interviews with art historians and literary scholars, the program explores the sociopolitical origins of the phenomenon in the 1848 Revolution in France and the concurrent wave of industrialization that swept Europe and America. Examines realism in the work of literary writers, and early photographers and filmmakers, as well as the first stirrings of feminism.
Deeply depressed ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
"There is growing evidence that chronic depression is primarily a physical disease and should be treated like one. This program sheds much-needed light on vulnerability to depression, the subtle symptoms of the disease, and treatments involving psychotherapy and antidepressants such as SSRIs. Brain biochemistry and the serotonin transporter promoter gene are discussed as well, and stories of everyday people grappling with the illness express what it feels like to be clinically depressed--and through treatment, the sensation of finding joy and balance seeping back into life."--Container.
Latin American boom ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 134 libraries worldwide
"By the 1960s, with avant-garde movements firmly entrenched in the cultural landscape, there emerged a new and distinctive accent to Latin American literature. This program surveys the artistic phenomenon, manifested most notably in magical realism, that came to be known as the Latin American Boom. Viewers are guided through the work of Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Juan Rulfo, and several others" -- Container.
Diagnosing depression ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
This program highlights the latest breakthroughs in treatment and diagnostic tools spotlighting several people who have suffered with depression their entire lives, but are finding relief through a combination of treatment strategies and lifestyle changes. (from http://www.healthybodyhealthymind.com)
Great museums. The National Museum of Women in the Arts a woman's touch ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of the founding of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The founder and curator of the museum discuss the characteristics and importance of women's art, including the reason for founding the museum.
Africa, who is to blame ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Former President of Ghana Jerry Rawlings and Kenyan law student June Arunga travel through Tanzania and Rwanda, witnessing the economic and social situations of the people they meet and considering what measures would improve life for the people of Africa generally.
Introduction to designing experiments ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Uses psychology research questions to explore research methods for the social sciences. Shows what happens when Adam, a psychology student, uses a flawed plan to test his theory that people with less hair will choose a very hairy dog to compensate. Contrasts this with a second test involving better preparation and more rigorous analysis. Illustrates concepts that are central to the scientific method, including null, alternative, and two-tailed hypotheses, field and lab settings, sampling, primacy and recency effects, constant and random errors, and other testing principles.
Hooked America on meth ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
This ABC News program demonstrates that as meth becomes the latest drug of choice for many Americans, it isn't only the users who are falling victim to the powerful stimulant--it profoundly affects their sons and daughters as well. Focusing on the rehabiliation of "meth moms," the program examines the struggles they face in staying clean and reconciling with their broken families.--Container.
Right and wrong Moral development in children ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
"Do most people get their values from their parents or from society at large? At what age, and with what tools do children begin to work out what is right and wrong? Can young children distinguish between actions that are morally deviant and those that simply violate a social convention? This program explores those questions by observing a group of 25 six-year olds and the varying levels of honesty and compassion they display"--Container.
Retail, marketing, and sales ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Features a series of interviews with professionals in the areas of retail, marketing and sales.
Spam ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
"Explains how shady advertisers send spam and then presents proactive strategies for combating it: spam filters, blacklists and white lists, opt-in and opt-out protocols, anti-spam legislation with real teeth, and greater cooperation between legitimate businesses, Internet and online service providers, and consumers."--Container.
Global corporate citizenship ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Publisher description. Can global corporations foster social consciousness, environmental stewardship, and respect for local laws? This program explains why that is not only possible but necessary in the 21st century. Corporate accountability guru Dr. Simon Zadek describes what it means for powerful companies to behave conscientiously, while "Profits with principles" coauthor Jane Nelson discusses the UN Global Compact.
Rachel Carson, nature's guardian ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
"In this program, Bill Moyers pays tribute to environmental crusader Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring. Grim footage of ecological degradation from the pre-Carson era is combined with generous excerpts from actress Kaiulani Lee's one-woman play about Carson's life called A Sense of Wonder to honor the legacy of an individual who, heedless of personal cost, sounded the alarm that launched the environmental movement. Moyers also talks with photographic artist Chris Jordan, who turns the statistics of consumerism into indelible images of consumption and waste--Container.
Elements and principles of design ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Engage and focus your students with a quick look at the elements and principles of design. Offers brisk and lively introductions to essential concepts, these concise segments are specially designed to fit into tight high school teaching schedules.
Conversation exploring preconceived notions about otherness ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
"You're walking down the street and you see someone approaching. You glance at his or her face and see--what exactly? Filmed in London, this program brings together more than two dozen total strangers to reveal the hidden judgments people make about those they don't know. Cleverly composed of nothing more than juxtaposed faces and unvarnished commentary by the film's subjects. Conversation creates an edgy meta-dialogue on how we tend to project our fears and desires onto our fellow humans. Illuminating and unsettling--and a guaranteed discussion-starter for courses in the areas of psychology, sociology, communications, and race/ethnicity/gender studies as viewers become aware of their own preconceived notions about otherness."--Container.
Fitting in or standing out? conformity in childhood ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
As children grow, what happens to the values and behavior they have learned at home? Why do so many young people follow the crowd? And when does conformity become a bad thing? This program explores those questions, visiting a group of 25 seven-year olds who are learning to cope with peer situations.
Speaking essentials ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 68 libraries worldwide
This program shows students ways to overcome the fear of public speaking and transform it into positive energy.
Islam ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 47 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, Suni 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."-- back cover.
Meet the press with Tim Russert. [John F. Kennedy, January 3, 1960 ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
John F. Kennedy talks politics and his campaign for the presidency.
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