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Films Media Group

Overview
Works: 39,580 works in 94,054 publications in 2 languages and 5,998,798 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Documentary films  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction films  Television mini-series  Short films  Nonfiction television programs 
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
Las grandes potencias se disputan Iberia( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 1,093 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
Isabel Allende : possessed by her art by Isabel Allende( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 1,078 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)
Fernando Savater( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 1,076 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 )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a journey through Ancient Egyptian art, Alastair Sooke picks treasures from its most opulent and glittering moment. Starting with troubling psychological portraits of tyrant king Senwosret III and ending with the golden mask of boy king Tutankhamun, Sooke explores architectural wonders, exquisite tombs and a lost city - site of the greatest artistic revolution in Egypt's history where a new sinuous style was born under King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti. Along the way Egyptologists and artists reveal that the golden veneer conceals a touching humanity
Homeostasis by Margaret Jago( Visual )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,035 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 1,000 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 874 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 Unesco( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 841 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
Alice Walker by Susan Shaw( Visual )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 827 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. (33 minutes)
Octavio Paz : Mexico's muse by Octavio Paz( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 827 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)
Carlos Fuentes by Carlos Fuentes( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 819 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
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
Revolution by Bob Avakian( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 809 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
Superpower( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 807 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
America's Newsreel Album, ca. 1955( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 807 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
Alcohol by Joseph C Martin( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 806 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 804 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
Pioneers of television( Visual )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing has evoked American showmanship and competition more effectively than the TV game show. This program traces one of broadcasting's most popular genres from its beginnings in radio through its heyday in the late 1960s. The Price Is Right host Bob Barker talks about his earliest work, and Merv Griffin details the "eureka" moments that led to his creation of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Monty Hall recounts his compelling rags-to-riches story, while Betty White remembers her role as the first female emcee and Phyllis Diller recalls her first TV appearance as a painfully shy contestant on Groucho Marx's You Bet Your Life. Part of the series Pioneers of Television
Eduardo Galeano( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1940, Eduardo Galeano is a journalist and writer who combines fiction, history and political analysis in his texts. He has lived in exile for the better part of his life. Returned to Montevideo in 1985, where to this day he still lives and writes. For Eduardo Galeano, life is the relation between wanting and power, between what exists and what we believe exists, between our fantasy and our actual circumstances. Galeano understands reality as something much richer and more diverse than the way we sometimes see it, limited as we are by a value system that restricts our comprehension and our readiness to view the unknown as an opportunity, rather than a threat. Galeano proposes to reconstruct our memory, to listen to words never heard before and to see the world with different eyes, uniting that which is separate
In the beginning by Stryper (Musical group)( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 790 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
 
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F.M.G. (Films Media Group)

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FMG (Films Media Group)

Languages
English (152)

Spanish (41)