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Films Media Group

Overview
Works: 36,916 works in 86,183 publications in 2 languages and 5,606,541 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Drama  Documentary films  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction films  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Producer, Publisher, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Films Media Group
The Big Picture : the Eyes and Ears of the Army( Visual )

218 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 20,306 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
Brazil by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,925 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
Water, the lifeblood of Kyoto by Peter F Shepheard( Visual )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kyoto's immense underground spring has nourished Japan's former capital for more than a thousand years. This program illustrates how Kyoto's incomparable spring water has been integrated into the flow of the city's culture and industry, adding its purifying touch to the tea ceremony, festivals and religious rituals, the disparate arts of kimono-making and tofu-making, and the landscaping of the city's Imperial residences, temples, and shrines. But as urbanization causes the water table to drop, how much longer will Kyoto's spring-oriented society survive? (53 minutes)
Eating disorders : the hunger within by B. Timothy Walsh( Visual )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,550 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
Carlos Fuentes : At home in the Americas by Carlos Fuentes( Visual )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,497 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
South Africa by Sami Sabiti( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,461 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 by J. P Peach( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program provides insights into the practice of Hinduism through the architecture and art of India. Circling from Varanasi to Mamallapuram and Khajuraho and back again, it spotlights carved-stone shrines such as the Krishna Mandapam, the Panch Rathas, and the Dharmaraja Ratha; the ancient Shore Temple, recovered from the Bay of Bengal; and the Kandariya Mahadev Temple, with its exotic-and erotic-exterior panels. An aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges and the rarely filmed and highly symbolic cremation process are captured as well
Depression by Malcolm James Brown( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though aging has its challenges, depression and its frequent companion, substance abuse, need not be among them. This program dispels the myth that there is something inherently depressing about aging. It explores the complex relationship between depression, alcohol, and substance abuse, showing how knowledge of symptoms, family support, and early treatment can restore the capacity for pleasure and contentment in most seniors' lives. Interviews with spouses, family members, social workers, and geriatric psychiatrists are combined with candid, firsthand accounts
Isabel Allende : the house of the spirits by Isabel Allende( Visual )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 1,392 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
Rembrandt by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,327 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 by Alice Walker( Visual )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,277 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 : crazy like a genius by Francisco Goya( Visual )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 1,274 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
Business ethics : a 21st-century perspective by René ten Bos( Visual )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The globalization of commerce has added new shades of gray to the complex subject of business ethics. In this program, Frank Daly, corporate ethics officer at Northrop Grumman; Thomas White, director of the Center for Ethics and Business at Loyola Marymount University; and David Vogel, of the Haas School of Business, analyze the challenges to making ethical choices in the Information Age. Issues raised include the need for multinationals to agree on a set of core international business values, the impact of ever-shrinking time frames on the decision-making process, and the necessity of secure data transmission
Revolution by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,233 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. (53 minutes)
The brain by John M Legler( Visual )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program opens in the emergency room of a large hospital where head injuries are an all-too-common problem. The importance of the brain is evident from the skill and technology employed in ensuring that any damage to it is minimized. Using combinations of computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and advanced surgical techniques, the program shows why the brain is so important and explores what is known about how it works. The program provides a complete introduction to the following topics: Brain structure and function; Localization of brain activity; Motor and sensory neurons; Simple reflex arcs
Buddhism by Malcolm David Eckel( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tucked between Nepal and Bhutan, Sikkim occupies a place of rare geographic splendor, and Buddhism is the state's religion. Buddhism also has a prominent place in the daily life of Darjeeling, an adjoining district of West Bengal. This program presents the tenets and history of the belief system founded on the teachings of Buddha. A discussion of the Four Noble Truths, including the Eightfold Path, sheds light on the practice of Buddhism, while ancient monuments testify to the enduring nature of this venerable religion
August Wilson by August Wilson( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2005, playwright August Wilson published the final installment of his ten-part magnum opus, Pittsburgh Cycle-ten separate but thematically-linked plays about African American life, each set in a different decade of the 20th century. "I think my plays offer white Americans a different way to look at black Americans," he told The Paris Review. The plays went on to win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. In this program, filmed before Pittsburgh Cycle was complete, Wilson discusses his ongoing work on the project
Islam by Norman Oliver Brown( Visual )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,081 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
Thailand : king, combat, and Ad Karabao( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike its neighbors, Thailand has never been colonized or annexed-but keeping it that way has been a stern challenge. This program examines Thailand's political independence, which is based on democratic and generally peaceful rule by a culturally supported monarchy. However, growing dissatisfaction has caused grass-roots dissent, as demonstrated by the lyrics of pop music idol d Karabao, who protests against imported consumer goods, and the agitation of "Ubon Without a Border," a group lobbying for open access with Laos and Cambodia. The powerful yet incongruous influences of Thai boxing and Buddhism are also assessed
Memory : brain and body by Lois McMaster Bujold( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is there such a thing as a perfect recollection or photographic memory? This program examines that question and others related to the brain's ability to store knowledge. Using a wide range of examples, the program demonstrates that even the sharpest mental recording is subjective, selective, incomplete, even faulty. Students also learn how the performance of elite athletes may be tied to muscle memory, which facilitates previously learned actions and circumvents conscious thought. Finally, viewers meet Dr. Lawrence Farwell, the neuroscientist who invented brain fingerprinting-a technology that measures the brain's electrical signals when it references previously stored information
 
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F.M.G. (Films Media Group)

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