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Films Media Group

Works: 39,640 works in 94,120 publications in 3 languages and 6,266,829 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Documentary films  Interviews  Short films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Case studies 
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 )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 1,129 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 )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,115 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
Isabel Allende : possessed by her art by Isabel Allende( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 1,110 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
Fernando Savater( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 1,110 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
Homeostasis by Margaret Jago( Visual )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,088 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
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 Stephen Waller( Visual )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 897 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
Islam by Candace Corrigan( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 858 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
Revolution by Bob Avakian( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonial Americans fight together to defeat the world's most awesome military power. Then they strive to create a new kind of government that will live up to their high ideals. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson each become President; Lewis and Clark undertake their great expedition; and the American dream is born
Octavio Paz : Mexico's muse by Octavio Paz( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evocative poems of Octavio Paz, as featured in Pasado en claro, are nourished by Paz' intrinsic belief that poetry constitutes "the secret religion of the modern age. A remarkable prose stylist, he also wrote a large body of essays on poetics, literary and art criticism, and Mexican history, politics, and culture. In this program, the late Nobel Laureate addresses a variety of subjects, including his ongoing interest in politics, his views on relations between Mexico and Spain, the aesthetics of surrealism, and the characteristics of great writers
Alice Walker by Alice Walker( Visual )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 852 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 )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 846 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
Carlos Fuentes by Carlos Fuentes( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 841 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
Alcohol by Joseph C Martin( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcohol isn?t a drug.??A cup of coffee will sober me up.??I?m always a safe driver, even after a couple of beers.? These statements are only a few of the myths this video skewers as it explores the history of alcohol, including its use as a medicine; the effects of alcohol on the body and the short- and long-term health impacts; and teenage attitudes toward alcohol and trends such as binge drinking. The video also examines the prevalence of alcohol in American culture and discusses alcoholism?how to identify it and how to treat it
Hinduism by J. P Peach( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 832 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
Buddhism by Malcolm David Eckel( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benefiting from having the charismatic 14th Dalai Lama as its most visible spokesperson, Buddhism is enjoying a surge of popularity, drawing an increasing number of spiritual seekers from the West as well as from the East. In this program, Hans Kung enters the world of the Buddha, beginning with the holy site of the Tree of Enlightenment, in India, and ending at a Zen Buddhist monastery in Japan, to offer an overview of the many branches of and traditions in Buddhism today
Television Around the World : Cuba( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba's first television shows celebrated the island's carefree casino culture, but as the political regime changed, so too did the country's broadcast messages. This program tracks the evolution of Cuban TV and gives an overview of the programming it now offers. Clips from telenovelas and news, educational, and variety shows illustrate the diversity of Cuban TV, and snippets of sitcoms reveal that despite tight governmental control, pokes at authority are permitted under the guise of comedy. The video also addresses the heavy Chinese presence in Cuban broadcasting since China became the island's main economic support. Includes commentary from noted film critic Rufo Caballero
In the beginning by Stryper (Musical group)( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the biblical account of creation was widely accepted, several 18th-century scientists unwittingly challenged the creation model and laid the groundwork for the theory of organic evolution. This program examines the contributions of pioneers Carl Linnaeus, le Comte de Buffon, and Jean Lamarck to the modern theory
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 814 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
Finance by Joel Mark Shulman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Money, they say, makes the world go around. But who keeps all those daily transactions moving, and how do they do it? Let a group of finance pros do the explaining with this program on the Finance Career Cluster! As your students watch, they'll discover that wealth management specialists, accountants, bank managers, and stockbrokers are all linked by one common thread: the management of assets. Lifelong learning is stressed as these finance professionals share their knowledge about their areas of expertise
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Las grandes potencias se disputan Iberia
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