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Films Media Group

Overview
Works: 52,136 works in 87,454 publications in 2 languages and 5,067,132 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Interviews  Biography  Documentary television programs  Biographical television programs  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  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 )

216 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 19,255 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
The WPA Film Library. Iran-Contra Hearings George Mitchell and Oliver North, 1987( Visual )

39 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,784 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 )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,533 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( Visual )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 1,465 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
Eating disorders : the hunger within( Visual )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are an estimated eleven million people in the U.S. who suffer from eating disorders, and thousands of these die each year from acute anorexia. In this program, ABC News correspondent Lynn Sherr visits the Montreux Counseling Center in Victoria, British Columbia, where Peggy Claude-Pierre offers hope, a voice of comfort and reason, and a highly successful alternative treatment plan for anorexia and bulimia to more than 400 patients annually. The program demonstrates firsthand how Ms. Claude-Pierre has succeeded where traditional medical care has failed in bringing young people back to life and health from an illness that has a high relapse rate and no cure in sight
The WPA Film Library. the Miracle Plastic, 1963( Visual )

24 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial film about Cycolac. Making refrigerators out of Cycolac
South Africa : the Great Change( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,364 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
Hinduism( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,339 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
The WPA Film Library. Riots at the DNC, ca. 1968( Visual )

24 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,254 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
Alice Walker( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,192 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
Goya( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 1,182 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
Revolution by Inhabited (Musical group)( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,154 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
Depression : old problem, new therapy( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,147 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
The WPA Film Library. MGM Studio Tour, 1924( Visual )

12 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 1,068 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
Buddhism( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,064 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. (26 minutes)
Carlos Fuentes : At home in the Americas( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 1,039 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( Visual )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,026 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 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this incisive program, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson returns home to the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1990 to review his life and career. Archival footage and interviews with Wilson, former New York Times theater critic Frank Rich, fellow writers, and others provide insights into the African-American experience, from the Great Black Migration to more recent times. Scenes from Jitney, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Fences, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, and Two Trains Running reveal the impact of the oral tradition and the blues on Wilson's poetic prose, a skillful blend of art and authenticity. (52 minutes)
 
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English (472)

Spanish (11)