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Films Media Group

Works: 37,699 works in 87,715 publications in 2 languages and 6,050,443 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Filmed interviews  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Producer, prn, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 612.82
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Most widely held works by Films Media Group
The Big Picture : the Eyes and Ears of the Army( Visual )

296 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 22,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television show spotlights the political, economic, and social background that brought about the creation of a military force for the free Bonn Republic of West Germany. The creation of this German Army was an important plank in the founding platform of the NATO nations as the addition of this force unified the stand of these nations against aggression. This video shows the American Army officers training the visiting leaders of "The New German Army," who then returned to Germany to teach these skills to their soldiers. The new army, which had no relation to the earlier "Wehrmacht," was established to serve as a home guard to protect free Germans from border violations from the East. Using vintage film from World War II with an appearance by West German Chancellor Dr. Konrad Adenauer, this video traces the German nation from the bitter depression days of the 1930s through the rise of the Nazi party to the infamous Blitzkrieg of September 31, 1939. The producers of this film from the National Archives and Records Administration pictorially summarize the forces that led to the ultimate downfall of Germany as a world power
Brazil : Urban Planning Challenges by Society for Visual Education( Visual )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2,039 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
Eating disorders : the hunger within by B. Timothy Walsh( Visual )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,670 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
South Africa : the Great Change( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,581 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 : an introduction by J. P Peach( Visual )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fully 80 percent of India's vast population follow the way of Hinduism, an ancient yet vibrant religion. This overview-filled with evocative images of India and its people, architecture, and sacred works-provides a stimulating glimpse of a spiritual way of life that is expansive yet tolerant, sublime yet practical, and supportive of individual expression. The history of Hinduism's development and reformation; spiritual concepts such as karma, dharma, and God as both one and many; the numerous Hindu scriptures; and Hindu worship practices are explored in this intriguing educational resource
Depression : not a normal part of aging by John Mernit( Visual )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to the World Health Organization, depression is the number one cause of disability in the U.S. today, with an economic cost exceeding $44 billion. What are the symptoms? How do biological, genetic, and psychosocial factors affect mood-regulating neurotransmitters? And are women at special risk? In this program, Martin Keller, of the Brown University School of Medicine, and other experts answer questions about the pathology of depressive disorders and current treatment options such as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, psychotherapy, and electroconvulsive therapy
Isabel Allende : the house of the spirits by Isabel Allende( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 1,468 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 by Peter F Shepheard( Visual )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing is so familiar, and yet so elusive, as water. A running faucet would require 136 trillion years to discharge the Earth's 326 million cubic miles of water, but only fresh water-less than three percent of the global supply-can sustain life. As we transport, utilize, and consume water, we are tempted to view it as eternally plentiful. But its protracted cycle of falling from the sky, seeping into the ground, resurfacing, and evaporating is a fickle, unwieldy process that makes water more precious than gold. This program investigates the uses and meaning of water in our lives
Alice Walker by Alice Walker( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,373 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
Documentary Filmmaker : Film & TV Christian D'Andrea( Visual )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this video, Rick Davis interviews Aviva Kempner, a long-time documentary filmmaker whose works cover a broad range of issues, such as homelessness, civil rights, and the Holocaust. The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg is one of her most noted works. The film won many awards, including the Peabody Award and awards from the National Board of Review, the New York Film Critics Circle and the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Kempner is also the founder of the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Ciesla Foundation, dedicated to producing and distributing films to educate the public on social issues of the past and present. Learn how industry professionals became successful in the How to Make It in Film series shot at George Mason University
Goya : crazy like a genius by Ian MacMillan( Visual )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 1,342 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
Rembrandt by Ellen Mulligan( Visual )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A staggering number of paintings were once thought to be Rembrandts, but of the 800 or so works attributed to the Dutch master during the 19th century, only about 300 remain authenticated. Interestingly, the 1800s were also a period in which France dominated Rembrandt collecting and research. In the 20th century, expertise shifted to Holland, Great Britain, and the U.S., leaving French holdings isolated and neglected for a time. The Louvre, however, contains some of his most revered masterpieces, including Bathsheba at Her Bath and The Slaughtered Ox, which provide fertile ground for ongoing discussions of authenticity. Could some works long attributed to the master actually have been produced by a pupil or a copyist? How can one distinguish between real and fake? To restore or not to restore? This film visits the Louvre during its Rembrandt Study Days, using the museum's "off the wall, out of the frame" approach to address some of the most intriguing questions in art scholarship
The brain by Stephen Waller( Visual )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nina investigates why people have a brain with the help of her five sense neurons. Experimenters Chevaz, Kian and Shay visit Nina in her lab and discover that the amazing brain is the control centre for the body - in fact, the bossy brain tells the body what to do! A game with some remote-control cars helps them to find out more. Nina explains that the remote controls are sending invisible messages to the cars, telling them to move. And the brain controls the body by sending invisible messages too. These messages are delivered by something called motor neurons. But the body can send messages back to our brain too, using sense neurons. A final experiment with a giant digger, a big pile of sand and some walkie-talkies explains how this works
Buddhism by Malcolm David Eckel( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,217 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
August Wilson by August Wilson( Visual )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,185 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
Carlos Fuentes : At home in the Americas( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 1,172 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
Thailand : king, combat, and Ad Karabao( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,147 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
India : the river of life( Visual )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the rise of the Moghul empire under Babur in 1526 to the setting of the sun on the British Raj in 1948, this program surveys four centuries of history during which India slowly but decisively shook off foreign rule. Expert commentary on the pivotal politico-military struggles between the Moghuls, the Afghans, Great Britain, and the Indians by Dr. David Hardiman, of Oxford University; Dr. David Washbrook, of Warwick University; and historian Rakesh Dayaz puts India's centuries-long fight for independence into perspective. (30 minutes)
Revolution by Eugenio Lucas( Visual )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,142 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
Islam : the five pillars of faith by Candace Corrigan( Visual )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Residing to the north of India, the population of Kashmir is primarily Muslim. This program travels to the place known as "the Switzerland of the East" to study the beliefs and practices of Islam. Topics such as the Koran, the Pillars of Islam, the influence of Sharia, and traditional Muslim festivals and holy sites are addressed. Background on the arrival of Islam in Kashmir and its spread throughout India creates a historical context for the religion's predominance in many regions
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