WorldCat Identities

Films Media Group

Works: 40,128 works in 96,894 publications in 3 languages and 6,280,087 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Short films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Juvenile works 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Producer, prn, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, E
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Films Media Group
Most widely held works by Films Media Group
Las grandes potencias se disputan Iberia( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the disappearance of Tartessos, other Iberian locales rose to prominence and flourished-until their successes drew the unwanted attention of rival civilizations. This program tracks the history of Iberia during the era of Carthaginian and Roman expansion. Paintings, dramatizations, and maps reconstruct the course of the Punic Wars. In addition, the characteristics and cultures of these embattled regions are examined through re-creations of everyday life, images of artifacts, and footage of ruins in Girona, Tarragona, Teruel, Galicia, Asturias, Soria, and Seville
La Decadencia politica en el siglo de oro by Bill Peach( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain's Golden Age is recognized as the most fertile and glorious era in Spanish arts and letters. Miguel de Cervantes, Francisco de Quevedo, Calderon de la Barca, Diego Velazquez, and many others created works of enduring renown ... even as their country fell into ruin. This program contrasts the marvels of the Siglo de Oro through dramatizations, film clips, artwork, and visits to important locales with the ineffectiveness of Kings Philip III and IV -- a long period of rule that was largely characterized by political and military decay and disaster
Fernando Savater( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sifting through questions surrounding oppression and terrorism, Spanish essayist and philosopher Fernando Savater has often analyzed religious dogma-studying those who promote it and those who oppose it. This program documents Savater's views on the social and intellectual wellsprings of terrorism and militant fundamentalism, as well as the eternal conflict between science and religion. The author of Ethics for Amador and The Task of the Hero examines both age-old and current tensions between inflexible ideologies and objective truth, with an eye on what he calls "truth in history." He also focuses on the limits of science and philosophy and the weaknesses of postmodern relativism
Isabel Allende : possessed by her art by Isabel Allende( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From her first novel, which evolved from a letter to her grandfather, to her most recent works, Isabel Allende has frequently made use of magic realism and her expertise as a journalist to explore the harsh political realities of South America, the role of women in Latin America, and her own life experiences. In this program, Allende elaborates on her years in Chile, Venezuela, and the United States; the importance of spiritualism in her creative process; and other subjects
Homeostasis by Margaret Jago( Visual )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program investigates how the body controls its internal environment. The steady state of the Earth's biosphere is compared to that of the human body. An automated greenhouse and a computerized inventory system demonstrate how negative feedback loops use detection and response to maintain their own balanced states. The regulation of body temperature in response to extreme heat and cold is explored both in a sauna and on a mountain slope. The roles of the pancreas and liver in controlling blood glucose levels are described. And the control of water concentration at the cellular level and waste filtration via the kidneys are explained. The impact of alcohol consumption on temperature regulation and water management is also considered
Discover Dance Combinations( Visual )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon and Heidi Cruwys, former U.K. professional ballroom champions provide the best step-by-step instructions to teach you a series of three stylish jive combinations. Each of these combinations will be taught in three clear stages. Stage 1: Each step within the combination can be practiced individually with detailed instructions. Each step will be repeated slowly three times. Stage 2: The steps will now be practiced together in sequence as they appear in the full combination. The step sequence will be repeated six times. Stage 3: Finally, the whole combination is practiced to music at a realistic pace. The combination will be repeated six times. You'll be the envy of friends and family in no time!
The Brain by Freddie Francis( Visual )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 890 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
Nuclear Energy by Thomas J McMahon( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harnessing the power of the atom is a staggering technological achievement-but how is it done, exactly? This program guides viewers through the complex science and basic operation of a nuclear power station. Outlining the nuclear fuel cycle-including mining, milling, enrichment, fabrication, storage, and reprocessing-the video looks at specific mining procedures; discusses the structure and properties of uranium hexafluoride; highlights two enrichment methods (centrifuging and gas diffusion); illustrates a fission reaction; explains how a nuclear plant uses water in various capacities; and examines the challenge of decommissioning nuclear power facilities
Islam by Brian Buxton( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smith discovered Islam as an adult, and became enamored with Islamic conceptions of order, justice, mercy, and compassion. He still prays five times a day as Muslims do. The Sufis opened the doors of Islam to Smith. Through their trance-inducing dances, these mystics bring God into the immediate moment. Smith and Moyers discuss misconceptions about Islam held in the West today. The DVD version of this program also includes a special video introduction by Mr. Moyers. (56 minutes)
Octavio Paz : Mexico's muse by Octavio Paz( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin American poet Octavio Paz reads at Georgetown University and is interviewed by Lewis MacAdams
Alice Walker by Susan Shaw( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 855 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
In Search of Cool Ground - The Mursi Trilogy( Visual )

10 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first of three films begins an 11-year chronicle - from 1974 to 1985 - of life among the Mursi. As a tribe of 5,000 cattle herders in a remote region of southwestern Ethiopia, the Mursi have a remarkable, leaderless democratic system of self-government. Filmed when war with a neighboring tribe was threatening, this program follows the council's debates and records the dramatic ending of the conflict
America's Newsreel Album, ca. 1955( Visual )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historical newsreel, hosted and narrated by Dennis James, contains three segments. The first profiles the exploits of Mildred Ella ("Babe") Didrikson Zaharias, a woman considered the greatest female athlete of her time. The second segment on the Prohibition Era contains footage of Charleston dancers, famous speakeasy operator "Texas" Guinan, singer Al Jolson, President Warren G. Harding playing a tuba, President Calvin Coolidge wearing a Native American headdress, Eugene Debs leaving prison, Al Capone, and Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Lastly comes a humorous feature on the "crazy cars" of the 1920s. Included with the newsreel features are two recruitment shorts for the U.S. Marine Corps. From the National Archives and Records Administration
Carlos Fuentes by Carlos Fuentes( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlos Fuentes, the celebrated writer from Mexico, has created a role for himself as interpreter of North and South America, explaining each to the other, looking at their conflicts from both sides of the border. Raised in Washington, D.C., where his father was a Mexican diplomat, he is a man of and between two worlds, both a foreign visitor to the U.S. and a native son. In this program with Bill Moyers, Fuentes offers his views on the economic and political prospects of Latin America. (30 minutes) A streaming videorecording
Buddhism by Malcolm David Eckel( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 839 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)
Hinduism by J. P Peach( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hinduism, a spiritual way of life for hundreds of millions of people living in India, is little practiced throughout the rest of the world. In this program, Hans Kung traces the diversity of traditions and convictions making up that venerable religion. Rarely mentioned in the interreligious dialogue because it has neither an ecclesiastical organization nor overall binding doctrines, the planet's third-largest religion nonetheless has much to offer a world in need of wisdom from every quarter
Alcohol by Joseph C Martin( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcoholism than those who begin at age 21. This program focuses on three teenagers-Trisha, ChiQuita, and Matt-as they candidly reflect on their first tastes of alcohol, how they got hooked on getting drunk, and how they finally summoned the strength to stop drinking, once and for all. Interviews with experienced addiction counselors stress easy availability and societal acceptance of drinking as the main reasons alcohol abuse is so popular with middle school and high school students, while onscreen lists spell out the hard facts of alcohol abuse. The need to deal with feelings, not run from them, is emphasized as well. "I'm in recovery now and things are going real good for me, actually," says Matt. "When I have feelings now, I'm not afraid to feel them anymore
Television Around the World : Afghanistan( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Kabul the sale of TVs is booming, and despite near-daily power outages, many Afghans spend a lot of time watching programs from Turkey, the U.S., or India or from one of the country's own local stations. This film explores the array of viewing options available in Afghanistan and talks to professionals working in its media industry-which is thriving in the post-Taliban era. Why is television so important now? Who funds local programming, and what messages does it broadcast? Award-winning writer Atiq Rahimi comments on some positive impacts TV has had on young people; and a female broadcaster says that although women now have a presence on the airwaves, they still have a long way to go
War and Peace by World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Crimean War (October 1853 - February 1856) was part of a long-running contest between major European powers for influence over the declining Ottoman Empire's territories. Considered one of the first "modern" wars, written reports and photographs kept the British public informed of the day-to-day battlefield realities for the first time. This series uses firsthand British, French, and Russian accounts to describe the military and logistical incompetence, combat events, and disease characterizing the conflict. Part three covers the Siege and Fall of Sevastopol, the Azov Campaign, the Sveaborg Attack, Mary Seacole, the Battle of Chernaya, Russian defeat, and the war's outcome
In the beginning by Stryper (Musical group)( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mysteries of the Celts are made more complex by the absence of ancient Celtic written records: this shrouds the cultural significance of this race of people in folklore. From the cradle Celtic society in central Europe, to central Turkey, the Celts populate a vast area in the ancient world. This film explores these people of strong religious beliefs who are associated with Stonehenge and Callanish, and the complex social structure they lived under
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  General Special  
Audience level: 0.00 (from 0.00 for Las grande ... to 0.00 for Las grande ...)

Alternative Names
F.M.G. (Films Media Group)


FMG (Films Media Group)