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Films Media Group

Overview
Works: 39,501 works in 95,930 publications in 3 languages and 6,453,326 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biography 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Producer, prn, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Most widely held works about Films Media Group
 
Most widely held works by Films Media Group
Homeostasis by Margaret Jago( Visual )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,093 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: Homeostatic mechanisms within the body; Regulation of temperature; Regulation of blood sugar; Feedback systems; Role of hormones; Water balance
Fernando Savater( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 1,092 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
La Decadencia politica en el siglo de oro by Bill Peach( Visual )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,071 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 1,067 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
Las grandes potencias se disputan Iberia( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 1,059 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
Discover Dance Combinations( Visual )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,056 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!
Brain by Horst Günter Koch( Visual )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 929 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 878 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. (Spanish with English subtitles, 28 minutes)
Alice Walker by Alice Walker( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being black, being a woman, and being a writer is just the most wonderful challenge. It's like having three eyes, three hearts, rather than one, says the author of The Color Purple in this profile, as she relives her journey from an impoverished childhood in rural Georgia to the peace and creativity of her present life in northern California. Alice Walker describes how the Civil Rights movement transformed her life, defines her concept of "womanism," and explains her recurrent theme of a woman's recovery of wholeness through resistance to racism and sexism
Islam by UNESCO( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 867 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)
America's Newsreel Album, ca. 1955( Visual )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 862 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
Hinduism by J. P Peach( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 850 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
Carlos Fuentes by Carlos Fuentes( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 849 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
Superpower( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 845 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
Television Around the World : Cuba( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 835 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
War and Peace by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today, much of the planet's population lives in a British-shaped world. How did this clutch of islands off the coast of Europe come to dominate the globe? The British presents the history of the British Isles from Stonehenge to World War Two using gripping drama reconstruction, the latest CG, time-lapse and aerial footage. War and Peace covers World War I, women's suffrage, the discovery of penicillin, defending London during the Battle of Britain, post-war democratic reforms, and Queen Elizabeth's coronation
Buddhism by Malcolm David Eckel( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Dennis Wholey has a conversation about Buddhism with Hyon Gak Sunim, guiding teacher of the Seoul International Zen Center at Hwa Gye Sah Temple in Seoul, South Korea. Topics of discussion include the principle of nowness; the meaning of dukkha; the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path; Buddhist resonances with the teachings of Jesus and Socrates; the Buddhist temple experience; how Hyon Gak Sunim, raised a Roman Catholic in America, came to Buddhism; and the popularity of Buddhism in the 21st century. The program also goes inside the Center's temple to illustrate aspects of Buddhist worship
Glaucoma by Dennis E Brooks( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 808 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 808 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
Alcohol by Neil Barrett( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 800 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
 
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