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Films Media Group

Works: 58,417 works in 83,577 publications in 2 languages and 4,828,526 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Interviews  Biography  Documentary television programs  Biographical television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films  Educational television programs 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Producer, Publisher, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 616.8526
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Most widely held works by Films Media Group
The Big Picture The Eyes and Ears of the Army( Visual )

215 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 18,817 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 2,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iran-Contra hearings. Sen. George Mitchell questions Oliver North
Brazil : Urban Planning Challenges( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,738 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
Isabel Allende : house of spirits( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,489 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
Eating disorders : the hunger within( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eating disorders are not just about food, but about the struggle with loss of emotional control. This program from The Doctor Is In examines the use of antidepressants and cognitive behavioral therapy to combat these dangerous illnesses. Russell Marx, M.D., of the eating disorders program at the Princeton Medical Center, and Marcia Herrin, Ed. D., M.P.H., R.D., of the Dartmouth College Health Service, explain what is being done to prevent and treat one of the most lethal categories of mental illness
The WPA Film Library. the Miracle Plastic, 1963( Visual )

24 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial film about Cycolac. Making refrigerators out of Cycolac
South Africa : Lunchbox Bullies( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,296 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 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,267 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
Depression : old problem, new therapy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,238 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
Water( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 1,218 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 )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,215 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
Goya : audacity of freedom by Robert Hughes( Visual )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written and presented by Robert Hughes, one of the world's most prominent art commentators, this program explores the life and work of Francisco Goya-focusing on the painter's subversive, often gruesome outlook. The video provides in-depth visual and intellectual analysis of dark Goya masterpieces, including The Dream of Reason, Witches in the Air, and The Third of May, as well as examples of his portraiture and early work-such as The Duchess of Alba, both Majas, and a gratuitously violent tapestry painting. Links between Goya's work, deafness, and political stance are explored in detail, while observations from painter Leon Golub highlight Goya's continuing relevance
Alice Walker( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What were Alice Walker's motivations in writing "Everyday Use"? In this program, the author discusses her short story with her official biographer, Evelyn C. White. Over the course of the interview, Walker talks about the autobiographical aspects of the story, the significance of quilting to African-American women, the perception of class differences, and the important life lessons she wished to explore
Revolution( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,120 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
Russia : a Closer Look( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,088 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
The WPA Film Library. MGM Studio Tour, 1924( Visual )

12 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 1,038 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
Carlos Fuentes : At home in the Americas( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of Carlos Fuentes-a Mexican novelist and playwright who combines a deep awareness of history and national identity with experimental narrative techniques to develop his themes-have had a powerful effect on contemporary Latin American literature. In this program, Fuentes, the son of a diplomat, discusses subjects such as the influence of politics on his life, his deep feelings for Mexico, and his writing career, which has brought him international acclaim
Islam : five pillars of faith( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,006 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
August Wilson by August Wilson( Visual )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone has to find his own song, says Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson, and he found his in the blues. From music and literature he has shaped a philosophy of life and some of the country's most compelling dramas, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Fences. In this program, Wilson talks about finding an African American cultural identity and what he sees as the false portrayal of black America on television. A Bill Moyers special
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