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Films Media Group

Overview
Works: 37,808 works in 88,274 publications in 2 languages and 6,089,826 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Interviews  Biography  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Producer, prn, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Films Media Group
The Big Picture : the Eyes and Ears of the Army( Visual )

296 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 22,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series is a salute to the American Red Cross, an organization that began with a few simple doughnut wagons and field kitchens and has become the principle organization through which 40 million citizens give something of themselves for the sake of others. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration presents the colorful, dramatic history of the Red Cross and follows American soldiers to remote corners of the world as they fulfill roles for this organization. This film also features a special message from General Alfred M. Gruenther, President of the American National Red Cross, who sums up the program as it affects every American
Brazil : Urban Planning Challenges by Society for Visual Education( Visual )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A city shouldn't be a problem, says Jaime Lerner, the former mayor of Curitiba. "It should be a solution." This program explores innovative planning, engineering, and conservation at work in the Brazilian metropolis as it transcends many of the problems plaguing other South American cities. The film spotlights fully modernized public transportation and recycling systems, a "Citizenship Street" zoning pattern that reduces high-volume traffic, an oil collection program that transforms used cooking grease into biofuel, and other successful initiatives. But the need for a waste-for-food exchange program demonstrates that even Curitiba must still contend with poverty and other social challenges
Eating disorders : the inner voice by B. Timothy Walsh( Visual )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa--two conditions rooted in the desire to be slim--are the focus of this program. Two women who suffer with these conditions tell poignant stories of how these compulsive behaviors nearly destroyed their lives and the lives of their respective families. An expert explains the specialized approach used in treating both disorders
Hinduism : an introduction by J. P Peach( Visual )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fully 80 percent of India's vast population follow the way of Hinduism, an ancient yet vibrant religion. This overview-filled with evocative images of India and its people, architecture, and sacred works-provides a stimulating glimpse of a spiritual way of life that is expansive yet tolerant, sublime yet practical, and supportive of individual expression. The history of Hinduism's development and reformation; spiritual concepts such as karma, dharma, and God as both one and many; the numerous Hindu scriptures; and Hindu worship practices are explored in this intriguing educational resource
Isabel Allende : the woman's voice in Latin American literature by Isabel Allende( Visual )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabel Allende, the most recent Latin American novelist to bestride the world literary stage-and the first Latin American woman-describes the emotions that inform her fiction and the events that set them in motion. Niece of the deposed (and presumably assassinated) Chilean Marxist president Salvador Allende, she fled Chile in terror and blossomed in exile to write of the love, hate, and revenge that shape the lives of people she knew, or dreamt about: her characters, her own legend in the making
Water by Peter F Shepheard( Visual )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing is so familiar, and yet so elusive, as water. A running faucet would require 136 trillion years to discharge the Earth's 326 million cubic miles of water, but only fresh water-less than three percent of the global supply-can sustain life. As we transport, utilize, and consume water, we are tempted to view it as eternally plentiful. But its protracted cycle of falling from the sky, seeping into the ground, resurfacing, and evaporating is a fickle, unwieldy process that makes water more precious than gold. This program investigates the uses and meaning of water in our lives
Documentary Filmmaker : Film & TV Aviva Kempner( Visual )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this video, Rick Davis interviews Christian D'Andrea, a documentary television producer whose credits include HALO: Freefall Warriors and Searching for God in Iraq. He co-developed an energy bar for soldiers and civilians called SoldierFuel. Topics include D'Andrea's background, working in a talent agency, producing military documentaries, and advice for students. Learn how industry professionals became successful in the How to Make It in Film series shot at George Mason University
South Africa : Lunchbox Bullies( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like the crocodiles that carpet their country's riverbanks, some South Africans have never evolved beyond a primitive state that links survival with fear. Their homes are equipped with electric fences and hired security crews for the purpose of keeping out intruders - who would, of course, be black. This program explores the persistence of racist attitudes among white South Africans and also takes a heartening look at those who have overcome their prejudice. "How do you teach a child in South Africa not to be afraid?" asks Johannes, a retired white pastor who works closely with a black congregation. "It has been so emphasized in our history
Depression : not a normal part of aging by David Tucker( Visual )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though aging has its challenges, depression and its frequent companion, substance abuse, need not be among them. This program dispels the myth that there is something inherently depressing about aging. It explores the complex relationship between depression, alcohol, and substance abuse, showing how knowledge of symptoms, family support, and early treatment can restore the capacity for pleasure and contentment in most seniors' lives. Interviews with spouses, family members, social workers, and geriatric psychiatrists are combined with candid, firsthand accounts
Alice Walker by Alice Walker( Visual )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What were Alice Walker's motivations in writing "Everyday Use"? In this program, the author discusses her short story with her official biographer, Evelyn C. White. Over the course of the interview, Walker talks about the autobiographical aspects of the story, the significance of quilting to African-American women, the perception of class differences, and the important life lessons she wished to explore
Rembrandt by Ellen Mulligan( Visual )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn is examined in this episode of Biography. The immortal Dutch master was a painter and etcher working during the Dutch Golden Age, is considered to be one of history's greatest artists. He enjoyed financial success as an artist, teacher, and art dealer, but his personal life was filled with tragic episodes. Rembrandt's wife died at age 30, and only one of his four children survived, and then only to age 27. His housekeeper eventually became his common-law wife and the model for many of his works
Goya : crazy like a genius by Robert Hughes( Visual )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written and presented by Robert Hughes, one of the world's most prominent art commentators, this program explores the life and work of Francisco Goya-focusing on the painter's subversive, often gruesome outlook. The video provides in-depth visual and intellectual analysis of dark Goya masterpieces, including The Dream of Reason, Witches in the Air, and The Third of May, as well as examples of his portraiture and early work-such as The Duchess of Alba, both Majas, and a gratuitously violent tapestry painting. Links between Goya's work, deafness, and political stance are explored in detail, while observations from painter Leon Golub highlight Goya's continuing relevance
August Wilson : the American dream, in black and white by August Wilson( Visual )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2005, playwright August Wilson published the final installment of his ten-part magnum opus, Pittsburgh Cycle-ten separate but thematically-linked plays about African American life, each set in a different decade of the 20th century. "I think my plays offer white Americans a different way to look at black Americans," he told The Paris Review. The plays went on to win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. In this program, filmed before Pittsburgh Cycle was complete, Wilson discusses his ongoing work on the project
Buddhism by Malcolm David Eckel( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tucked between Nepal and Bhutan, Sikkim occupies a place of rare geographic splendor, and Buddhism is the state's religion. Buddhism also has a prominent place in the daily life of Darjeeling, an adjoining district of West Bengal. This program presents the tenets and history of the belief system founded on the teachings of Buddha. A discussion of the Four Noble Truths, including the Eightfold Path, sheds light on the practice of Buddhism, while ancient monuments testify to the enduring nature of this venerable religion
Carlos Fuentes : At home in the Americas( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of Carlos Fuentes-a Mexican novelist and playwright who combines a deep awareness of history and national identity with experimental narrative techniques to develop his themes-have had a powerful effect on contemporary Latin American literature. In this program, Fuentes, the son of a diplomat, discusses subjects such as the influence of politics on his life, his deep feelings for Mexico, and his writing career, which has brought him international acclaim
Islam : the five pillars of faith by Candace Corrigan( Visual )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,165 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
Brain by Stephen Waller( Visual )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,161 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
Climate change : hot times in the city( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific alarm about the risks of climate change is rising as quickly as the greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels. In this video segment, meet scientist Ian Goodwin, who works in Australia's Hunter Valley, where much of the world's black coal comes from. He started out as a junior scientist working on an environmental impact assessment of what was then going to be the largest open cut coalmine in the world. Little did he know that thirty years later the impacts of what then seemed like a local endeavor would be affecting the whole planet
India : the river of life by Joseph Sitko( Visual )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing nearly a sixth of the world's population, India is home to almost a billion people, more than half of whom live in rural villages. This program provides an overview of topics such as the caste system as it exists in the holy Hindu town of Varanasi and the massive pilgrimages to Allahabad, where millions of Hindus come to ritually bathe at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers. Also discussed are arranged marriages; local trades in Agra, site of the matchless Taj Mahal; Sikhism in the city of Amritsar; the Indian/Pakistani tug-of-war for Kashmir; and the plight of small farmers, driven from their holdings by powerful landowners
Memory : fabric of the mind by Roger Bingham( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program looks at the various areas that brain researchers are now exploring: What kind of brain chemistry can explain memory? If long-term memory is a kind of permanent pattern on the fabric of the mind, what structural changes occur in the brain? Are different types of memory located in different areas of the brain? Are specific memories stored in separate places? What is the process of forgetting? Is it possible to improve memory? The program seeks answers to these and other fascinating questions about the brain and memory at several internationally renowned memory research labs. Gary Lynch's team believes it has found the basic mechanism of memory formation; James McGaugh's that emotional states affect the ability to store and recall information; Richard Thompson has located and experimentally proved the specific location of a procedural memory; John Hopfield is developing a computer to simulate brain activity. The program also demonstrates prodigious feats of memory and the advice of a memory teacher
 
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