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Films Media Group

Works: 39,131 works in 88,657 publications in 3 languages and 6,286,564 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Interviews  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Television mini-series  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Producer, prn, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.45750973
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Most widely held works by Films Media Group
Television Around the World : Cuba( Visual )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A curious combination of moral sermonizing and alluring women, Indonesian TV reflects the spirit of a country still rooted in religious values, but with a keen awareness of the modern secular world. Its most popular soap operas are the Islamic ones - yet viewers are also tuning in to dangdut music concerts featuring risqué female singers and to a hit talk show hosted by a transsexual, along with Western-style news broadcasts and political satire. This program provides a survey of television programming in Indonesia, exploring the history of the medium there and the demographics of who is watching what in the fourth most populous country in the world
Homeostasis by Margaret Jago( Visual )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to understand homeostasis in a natural setting, this program observes what happens to the body during a marathon race. By monitoring the various physiological responses of one of the runners, we show the many changes and adjustments being made in the body as the race progresses. The data obtained from the runner are used to explain in detail how the body regulates temperature, blood oxygen, blood glucose, water balance, heart rate, breathing rate, and hormone levels. The program provides a complete introduction to the following topics:o Homeostatic mechanisms within the bodyo Regulation of temperatureo Regulation of blood sugaro Feedback systemso Role of hormoneso Water balance(20 minutes)
Fernando Savater( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 1,034 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
Discover Dance Combinations( Visual )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon and Heidi Cruwys, former U.K. professional ballroom champions, provide the best step-by-step instructions necessary to teach you a series of three stylish rumba 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 Golden Age by Bill Peach( Visual )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program covers the wealth of music during the age of Elizabeth I in England and its spread from the Church and the courts to the middle classes; the emergence of opera in Italy and France; the celebration of St. Cecilia; Elizabethan madrigals. Music of Byrd, Purcell, Monteverdi, and Lully is performed by Anthony Rooley and the Consort of Musicke, the Taverners Choir, London, and the Zurich Opera. Contents include excerpts from: Morley's Fire, Fire, My Heart; Marenzio's Dolorous Mournful Cares; Weelkes' As Vesta Was From Latmos Hill Descending; Holburn's The Honeysuckle; Dowland's Mistress Winter's Jump, I Saw My Lady Weep, Sleep Wayward Thoughts, Fine Knacks for Ladies; Byrd's Gaudeamus Omnes; John Bull's Galliard; Gibbons' What Is Our Life, The Silver Swan; Caccini's Amarille Mea Bella; Monteverdi's L'Orfeo; Marini's Sonata for Two Violins; Adson's Courtly Masquing Airs; Lully's Alceste; Purcell's Ode to St. Cecilia
Isabel Allende : possessed by her art by Isabel Allende( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 998 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. (Spanish, 30 minutes)
Las grandes potencias se disputan Iberia( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with the birth of the universe, this program brings to light the geologic formation of the Iberian Peninsula, the flourishing of the dinosaurs, and the rise of humankind. Using extensive dramatization, En El Inicio de los Tiempos traces the advances of the earliest humans, rendering a detailed and highly plausible scenario of existence during the unrecorded chapters of human history. Maps and photos of archaeological artifacts provide additional insights into life during prehistoric times
Brain by Stephen Waller( Visual )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 894 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
Octavio Paz : Mexico's muse by Octavio Paz( Visual )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet, writer, editor, diplomat, and Nobel Laureate, Octavio Paz is among the best-known Latin American literary figures. This program examines the influences of Marxism, Buddhism, and Hinduism, along with Existentialism and Surrealism, throughout his work. Archival material and commentary from friends, family, and scholars provide a comprehensive portrait of this extraordinary man and his work
Alice Walker by Alice Walker( Visual )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 836 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
America's Newsreel Album, ca. 1955( Visual )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historical newsreel, hosted and narrated by Dennis James, contains three segments. The first is a short profile on actor Rudolph Valentino, including scenes of him as "The Sheik" and of his funerals in New York City and Los Angeles. The next segment highlights the perils of driving in the Indianapolis 500, with footage of some of the worst crack-ups on record. Lastly is a history of Wall Street, with a focus on the crash of 1929. Included with the newsreel features are two recruitment shorts for the U.S. Marine Corps. From the National Archives and Records Administration
Islam by Video Education Australia( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 822 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
Hinduism by J. P Peach( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 813 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
Carlos Fuentes by Carlos Fuentes( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 805 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
Superpower( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's efforts invigorated the struggle against the Nazi stranglehold in Europe. In the Pacific, the ultimate piece of technology ended the war, and a new superpower took the global stage. In this program, many of America's most prominent leaders and personalities reflect on defining moments in the evolution of post-war America-including the Cold War, the space race, the Civil Rights movement, and more
Skin by Erik Friedlander( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body's largest organ - the skin - comes under close scrutiny in this episode. Dr. Alice Roberts puts her own skin through a series of tests, weathering temperature extremes and undergoing a computer program that shows what she will look like at the age of 80. She also looks into the thousands of wrinkle creams available today to determine whether they are helpful and meets a 22-year-old farmer who exposes his skin to the hazards of the elements on a daily basis. She puts his skin under the microscope to find out just how much it is damaged. The program also features a farmer's wife in her sixties, who has a cancerous growth removed
War and Peace by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the period between the two World Wars, composers sought to express in music the jarring and discordant sense that civilization was giving way to barbarism. During the same time, jazz burst upon the international musical scene. Performers include the Moscow Classical Ballet Company, Maxim Shostakovich conducting his father's Symphony No. 7, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Sir Peter Pears and Galina Vishnevskaya in Britten's War Requiem, and an electric performance of An American in Paris by Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. Contents include excerpts from: Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, Ragtime; Elgar's Cello Concerto; Satie's Three Waltzes of the Fastidious Dandy; Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag; Hindemith's 1922 Suite for Piano; Milhaud's La Création du monde; Prokofiev's Quintet in G minor; Gershwin's An American in Paris; Ravel's Piano Concerto in G; Weill's Kleine Dreigroschen Musik; Bartók's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion; Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 ('The Leningrad'); Britten's War Requiem
Pioneers of television( Visual )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town and Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theater, this exploration of early variety TV progresses through The Carol Burnett Show, The Smothers Brothers, and Laugh-In, among others. Tim Conway and Jonathan Winters share their variety-show memories, Tommy Smothers reflects on his own landmark show, Pat Boone discusses the racist policies that hampered his ability to book African-American guests, and Tony Orlando reveals the backstory behind his role as the first Hispanic host of a variety series. Additionally, Arsenio Hall talks about his admiration of Flip Wilson's genius. Part of the series Pioneers of Television
Glaucoma by Dennis E Brooks( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glaucoma is the development of increased pressure within the eye. If left untreated, glaucoma may damage the optic nerve, resulting in visual impairment and eventually blindness
In the Beginning by Stryper (Musical group)( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program features discussions with three prominent historians about the roots of the Constitution and its impact on our society since its writing. Michael Kammen, Pulitzer Prize winner and professor of history at Cornell University, discusses the Constitution's place and role as a symbol in American life; Forrest McDonald, professor of history at the University of Alabama, talks about the intellectual origins of the Constitution; and Dr. Olive Taylor, professor of history at Howard University, discusses black Americans and others who were not part of the Constitution
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