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Works: 650 works in 871 publications in 2 languages and 4,850 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Educational films  Internet videos  Case studies 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by France télévisions distribution
Métisse Café au lait by Mathieu Kassovitz( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bursting with laughs and romance, the film follows a West Indian beauty as she confronts her two lovers with her impending motherhood
Le Misanthrope ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Having lost all patience with the flattery and hypocrisy of fashionable society, Alceste has vowed to speak and act only with complete sincerity. Paradoxically, he falls in love with the epitome of all that he despises: the cruel coquette Celimene. Disgusted by his loss in a lawsuit in which justice was on his side, Alceste resolves to abandon society once and for all, and asks Celimene to accompany him. Unfortunately, she is more in love with her frivolous lifestyle than with him. Alceste departs alone. Not available in French-speaking Canada. (French, 2 parts, 80 minutes and 61 minutes)
Les Precieuses ridicules ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gorgibus, a provincial bourgeois, moves to Paris in the hopes of marrying his daughter and niece to a pair of young men of good families. Unfortunately, Magdelon and Cathos, enamored of the affectations of Parisian society, reject their suitors for lacking the flamboyant manners they so adore. In retaliation, the suitors pass off their valets as highly fashionable noblemen, who succeed in infatuating the snobbish young ladies-and when the subterfuge is revealed, their mortification is complete. This play was Moliere's first comedy of manners. Directed by Georges Bensoussan
Feeding ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Feeding is about so much more than just food. This program takes a close look at feeding in the first three years-from the breast or baby bottle to the spoon. The program shows many scenes of breast and bottle feeding, as well as the giving of solid food. Mothers, fathers, pediatricians, nutritionists, and child psychologists discuss the bond that feeding creates between children and their parents. In addition, parents and experts provide approaches to weaning and suggestions on appropriate foods
Double vision ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the multiple perspectives in Jan van Eyck's The Arnolfini Marriage to the multiple soup cans of Andy Warhol, Western art abounds with examples of "double vision." This program looks first at duplication within works of art via mirrors, naturally reflective surfaces, and shadows and then at stylized repetition, whether it be through patterns integral to a work or through patterns that in themselves constitute the work. More esoteric aspects, such as implied and distorted reflections, the otherness of reflected images, the weightiness of shadows, the fear-inducing quality of doubled images, and repeating as a means of progressing, are also addressed. (27 minutes)
Bathing ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Throughout early childhood, the ritual of bathing is an important opportunity for children to develop an objective understanding of the body. In this program, mental health specialists and others immerse themselves in the subject of bathing, examining how it bonds parents with their babies and helps shape a child's self-perception. Footage of parents and their children offers additional opportunities to observe how hygiene, culture, and socialization intersect in the bath, promoting indispensable emotional exchanges. Infantile sexuality, toilet training, and childhood illness are also considered. Not available in French-speaking Canada. (54 minutes)
The Dead and the dying ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Expressing a dead body, wrote Leon Baptista Alberti, in 1435, "is one of the most difficult things in the world." This program examines the portrayal of death in art, from ancient times to the post-World War II era. Sarcophagi, paintings, sculptures, funerary statuary, news photos, cinema, mixed media, and a living pieta reveal the intricacies and nuances of rendering incidents of natural, accidental, and violent death, including Jesus' crucifixion. The impacts of Christianity on modern figurative painting and of historical watersheds such as the First World War and the Holocaust on old notions of death are explored as well
Playing ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For a child, play is serious fun. This program will help parents, teachers, caregivers, and students understand the complex functions of play. The relationship to objects, whether toys or everyday things, is explored through dozens of scenes of children interacting in classic situations. Discussion by experts and parents and video footage of children at play offer insights into games of imitation, the development of the imagination, stimulation of the senses, and what makes a good toy
Women bathing ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beginning with the classical and biblical subjects of Diana, Susannah, and Bathsheba, this program discusses female nudity as it relates to the act of bathing. Depicted as a chaste ritual, a sensual invitation, and a terrifying opportunity for violence, the act of bathing is deconstructed and scrutinized from an artistic point of view. Topics include the inherent dramatic tension of nudity; the thematic provocation of the gaze, as when a character in a painting looks at a bather or when a bather looks out at a viewer; the concealing and revealing of the body with wraps and towels; and the power of actions both mundane and symbolic, such as the combing of hair. Contains nudity
Talking ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the newborn, the notion of coexistence-that there are others in their world with whom they can communicate-begins with crying. In this program, researchers and other experts join with parents to discuss the steps children go through in mastering their mother tongue. Topics include the process of cognition, a baby's ability to make use of body language and semiotic gestures, babbling as a precursor to language acquisition, timeframes for learning to speak, and growing up in a multilingual home. Not available in French-speaking Canada. (55 minutes)
Slumber ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is it about slumber that has beguiled artists and viewers alike, down through the centuries? This program focuses mainly on depictions of sleeping women-clothed, partially bared, and totally nude-in paintings, sculptures, engravings, art photos, and film, from the medieval period to mid-20th century. Topics include the latent eroticism and voyeurism inherent in such subject matter, symbolism such as entanglement in bedding, the use of veils as backdrops and of curtains as dividers, the concept of sleep as a form of betrayal, and the technical challenge of depicting a dreamer and a dream within the same artistic space
The Learning process ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eager for knowledge, a child is by nature curious about everything. Why, then, is school such an unpleasant place for some children? In this program, teachers, researchers, a psychoanalyst, a neurologist, a neurobiologist, a psychomotor specialist, and others examine the process of learning and the classroom as a learning center. Mastery of reading and writing-the key to unlocking all forms of communication and the entry point to many other exciting domains-is emphasized. In addition, the concept of multiple intelligences is explored
The Painter's studio ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While they allow the viewer into the artist's workshop, paintings of the painter's studio are always a stylized portrayal where what is not shown is just as important as what is. This program surveys a number of examples of this classic theme, drawing attention to some of the different approaches artists have used to convey the space in which they work
Perception theories ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carried in the womb, carried by their parents, and, finally, carried by their own two feet, children are continuously absorbing the stimuli of their world. In this program, mothers and fathers and a wide range of specialists provide insights into the stages of perception experienced in the first three years of life. Topics related to the perception process include parental roles in child-raising, the daily interactions that mold the physiology of the infant brain, the effect of a child's sex on parental expectations and societal acceptance, and enculturation through naming and ceremonies. Not available in French-speaking Canada
L'Impromptu de Versailles ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Under the pretext of holding an improvised rehearsal at Versailles, Moliere gathers his actors and attempts to explain his conception of drama while defining the poetics of a rigorous and innovative dramatic art-and in the process settles some accounts with the troupe of the Hotel de Bourgogne. This play, along with La Critique de L'Ecole des Femmes, served as Moliere's response to the severe criticism of his L'Ecole des Femmes. Directed by Georges Bensoussan
L'Ecole des femmes ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fearful of falling victim to marital infidelity, bachelor Arnolphe schemes to marry his guileless young ward, Agnes, whom he has had raised in a convent specifically to be his model wife. However, his naive plan is spoiled when Agnes runs away with Horace-a fact that Arnolphe learns when Horace unwittingly asks him to conceal her at his home. Before Arnolphe can react, it is revealed that Agnes' wealthy father has formally arranged her marriage to Horace, dashing his hopes forever. This play-Moliere's greatest commercial success-drew heavy attacks for supposed moral and literary flaws. Not available in French-speaking Canada. (French, 2 parts, 67 minutes and 72 minutes)
Être et avoir by Nicolas Philibert( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Quelque part au coeur de l'Auvergne, Nicolas Philibert nous fait découvrir l'aventure quotidienne d'une école à classe unique, qui réunit tous les enfants d'un même village, de la maternelle au CM2. Le maître accompagne cette petite communauté dans l'apprentissage de la vie avec son lot de questions, de blessures et de joies !
Le Mariage force ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sganarelle is a wealthy man of sixty-four who proposes to Dorimene, a flirtatious young woman in her teens. But as second thoughts assail him, he consults with his friend Geronimo, a couple of philosophers, and even a pair of fortune-tellers. Convinced that he will become the butt of marital infidelity, he struggles to break off the engagement-until Dorimene's brother gives him a sound beating, which persuades him to finish what he has started
Le Malade imaginaire ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hypochondriac Argan's household revolves around his obsession with his chronic imaginary illnesses. Served by a pair of unscrupulous doctors, Argan even goes so far as to try to marry off his daughter Angelique to one of their sons so he would have a physician in the family. But Angelique is in love with Cleante, and it takes all of the wiles of servant Toinette to bring about their marriage. Le Malade Imaginaire was Moliere's last play. Playing Argan, he collapsed onstage during a performance and died that very night
Birth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many women now give birth at home. Modern hospitals increasingly employ doulas and midwives. This video examines trends in birthing, including late-in-life motherhood and the treatment of postpartum depression
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