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Filmoption International (Firm)

Overview
Works: 294 works in 556 publications in 1 language and 16,933 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs  Drama  Architectural drawings  Documentary films  Filmed interviews 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 611.0185
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Filmoption International (Firm)
Adult entertainment : a psychosocial study of an American obsession( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning director Lance Tracy balances serious science with tongue-in-cheek humor to create a documentary scrutinizing the scope and effects of pornography that is informative, compelling, and unsettling. Constructing an experiment to identify attitudinal and behavioral changes that manifest as a result of viewing porn, Tracy tracks two men, one single and one married, for 60 days. The effects of a 30-day regimen of X-rated DVDs, Internet porn, adult mags, sex shops, and strip clubs, followed by a 30-day readjustment period, are both illuminating and dismaying. Includes topics such as porn addiction, the sex-industrial complex, and porn-related freedom of speech issues. Contains mature themes and explicit language and imagery. Some language may be offensive. Viewable/printable documents such as the actual 88-question study survey and the survey results for the single subject, the married subject, and his wife are available online
Blood( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood and circulation are explained in this program through the story of a sickle cell sufferer. By looking at the ways in which sickle cell affects the body, the program explains how the blood circulatory system operates and also how technology is being used to improve diagnosis and treatment of a major disease. The program provides a complete introduction to the following topics: Blood structure and function; The heart and circulation; Hemoglobin; DNA and protein synthesis; Gas exchange at the cellular level; Sickle cell disease; Genetic counseling; Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)o Applications of science and technology in medicine
The Real Dirt on Gossip( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 50 million North Americans every week read gossip magazines, reality TV shows are exploding in popularity, Twitter feeds buzz incessantly with rumors, and office conversation continually feeds the innuendo mill. But while this kind of talk can indeed be nasty when idle chatter turns out to be a lie, gossip can also be beneficial. Researchers now say that gossip often serves as a tool for allowing people to gauge their own moral behavior, and through its dissemination of information, may provide clues as to what is acceptable conduct within a specific social environment. This program explores the science, the history, and the evolutionary dynamic of gossip and takes a look at its impact on popular culture
Last Call Indian : Searching for Mohawk Identity( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the time Sonia Boileau's grandfather Mitchell left the Shingwauk Indian Residential School in 1947 he no longer knew how to speak his native tongue. The institution had done its job well--Mitchell married and raised children, who didn't realize until they had children of their own that Mitchell was in fact Mohawk. Sonia now faces a similar stripping away of the First Nation heritage her family only recently reclaimed. According to Canada's Indian Act, any children she has will not be officially Indian unless their father has the requisite percentage of indigenous blood. In this powerful documentary, filmmaker Sonia Boileau returns to Shingwauk to work out the implications of her grandfather's life and of his death, especially in relation to Canada's race policies and her own cultural identity. (45 minutes) . A streaming videorecording
Philanthropy, Inc. : the Bottom Line on Corporate Charity( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discloses how the partnership between business and charity can be profitable for both and at the same time this modern-day alliance presents interesting ethical questions about the nature of corporate altruism. Reviews this new phenomenon using three case studies involving some of the world's largest corporations and the world's largest charities: Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart & General MIlls
Rage : a social analysis( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obscenities, screaming matches, fistfights, shootings-these have become almost standard forms of public expression. Why? Can society's violent downward spiral be reversed? This program explores the emotional causes and social dangers of short fuses, linking the pressures of a hard-driving, high-tech world to the prevalence of an easily threatened, easily angered point of view. Breaking its analysis into three parts, the program examines road rage, workplace aggression, and violence among sports spectators, with observations from police officers, anger management counselors, athletes, and recovering "ragers." Nonviolent ways to assert needs and grievances are highlighted
War of the sexes : language( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender equality has been affirmed to the point where one might actually think men and women were similar. However, we are confronted every day with our differences (and our differences of opinion!) Whether it be in the workplace, in married life, in the expression of emotions, in the way we use words, or the manner in which we give directions or experience desire, men and women demonstrate attitudes and behaviour that never cease to fuel the debate between the sexes. THE WAR OF THE SEXES is an opportunity to dispel certain sexual stereotypes-or to better understand their origins. Each episode presents a challenge that pits small teams of men and women against each other. Conceived along the lines of reality TV, this competition becomes an entertaining way of observing the differences between men and women in day-to-day situations
Caught in the speed trap : information age overload( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In today's high-speed, high-tech business world, more and more people are reaching their breaking points, falling ill and even dying. Filmed in the U.S., Japan, Canada, and France, this cautionary program takes an unflinching look at techno-stress and its expression as mood disorders, heart attacks, strokes, and brain hemorrhages. Powerful insights are provided by a diverse group including a psychiatrist, a time management consultant, an entrepreneur, and the parents of a young woman who worked herself to death. By contrast, SAS Institute is profiled as a positive example of a business that is as compassionate as it is profitable
The Truth about liars( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like it or not, humans are adept at the art of lying. Drawing upon the fields of psychology, sociology, technology, philosophy, and criminology, this program sheds light on the complex realities of untruthfulness through the work of researchers who have made lying a subject of profound study: Professor Bella DePaulo, an expert on the communication of deception; Professor Maureen O'Sullivan, an authority on social-emotional intelligence, lie detection, and facial expression recognition; Paul Ekman, developer of the Micro Expression Training Tool; Cornell University's Jeff Hancock, an expert on digital deception in computer-mediated environments; David Livingstone Smith, a philosopher dedicated to analyzing the link between nature and deception; forensic psychologist Stephen Porter; and Ken Alder, author of The Lie Detectors, a study of the polygraph machine
War of the sexes : emotion( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When asked to describe birth from a baby's perspective, a group of women talk about fear, elation, and other feelings-while their male counterparts summon only physical sensations. What causes such a contrast? This program explores the divergent emotional tendencies of men and women, throwing gender differences into bold relief through spontaneous theatrical exercises and expert commentary. While confirming that expression of and reaction to emotion varies according to sex, the program also demonstrates that the male psyche values emotion no less than the female-as suggested by a collaborative storytelling session in which men craft the more evocative tale
War of the sexes : sexuality and seduction( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks, personality, intellect, bank account-the reasons for attraction can't be predicted. Or can they? This program investigates ways that men and women evaluate potential lovers and life partners, and shows how male and female criteria may be more similar than many think. Creating a relaxed, club-like setting in which a small group of singles meet, flirt, and discuss their goals, the program records each participant's candid responses to the interaction, and to a barrage of additional images and questions designed to measure deeply ingrained preferences. Commentary from psychologists and a respected sex therapist provides analysis on the evolving romantic expectations of both genders. (45 minutes)
War of the sexes : power and leadership( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war of the sexes, like any war, needs leaders and followers. Using a military-style competition between male and female test subjects, this program examines the different ways in which men and women exercise power, set goals, construct hierarchies, and perform teamwork. A chain of command, incorporating clearly defined roles and responsibilities, quickly materializes among the male participants-while the women appear less equipped to implement rigid organization. But the program shows that a female-centric system, in which authority figures emerge only after a period of familiarization and mutual affirmation, proves more effective for satisfying the contest's requirements. (45 minutes)
Mental illness by Lu Hanessian( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first step toward diagnosing and treating mental illnesses is to understand them. This classic program introduces three fundamental types of abnormal psychology: severe anxiety, clinical depression, and schizophrenia. Although there is much yet to learn about these conditions, their complexities are steadily yielding to scientific and medical research
The City and the environment by Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program focuses on three facets of the urban ecosystem: the underground infrastructure that enables a city to function; traffic and the increasingly complex technologies required to manage it; and the trees in the city and the ongoing efort to protect city trees from the effects of urban pollution
War of the sexes : spatial abilities( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Packing the trunk, finding the right road, parking in a tight spot-are these masculine tasks, best accomplished with a man's mechanical aptitude and spatial reasoning? This program resists broadly brushed stereotypes, but does identify disparities in the ways men and women operate machines, manipulate tools, focus on tasks, and navigate. Accompanying two teams as they race to organize and complete an extended car trip, the program juxtaposes a woman's use of personal reference points and outside assistance with the male penchant for self-reliance and schematic course-plotting-while observations from psychologists and neurologists link these tendencies with brain evolution. (45 minutes)
Architectural techniques( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like other technologies, architecture has changed across the centuries. The discovery of new materials, the understanding of physical principles, and the development of new construction techniques have permitted architects to extend the boundaries of the possible. This program demonstrates some of the basic architectural techniques, such as the arch and the use of beams; shows how lasers and photography are used in conjunction with traditional techniques to preserve endangered monuments; and shows innovative uses of textiles in an architectural context. (23 minutes)
Our grieving hearts : stories of parental bereavement( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franca and Peter Napoli said a long goodbye to their 4-year-old daughter Christina, who died of a brain tumor. Linda and Glen Woods lost two sons, one in a car accident, one to suicide. And Margaret and former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau's son Michel drowned. In this powerful program, three couples describe the ordeal of losing a child and their search for meaning in the face of tragedy that can become an all-consuming grief. It is a search that begins with tears, denial, and guilt at surviving one's offspring, but often ends in a new equilibrium and a heightened sense of the sacredness of life
Architecture : science of design( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though architecture is surely an art, it is also a science and this program focuses on the scientific component. Skyscrapers have to stand up, not only to gravity but also to wind, precipitation, and sometimes earthquakes. The program also looks at another fascinating achievement of modern architectural science, the "intelligent home," many of whose features, including lighting or heating the house and even preparing morning coffee, can be fully programmed and executed automatically. Finally, the program tells us about concrete, a construction material that has become the symbol of modern architecture and is undergoing constant improvement
The PCL-R checklist : a measure of evil( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a scenario from science fiction: police, predicting the future, arrest citizens before they commit crimes. But the scenario has real-world parallels in psychology. This film examines the PCL-R, or Psychopathy Checklist-Revised, a classification tool used to profile criminals and predict whether or not they will re-offend. In addition to forensic applications, the film shows how the checklist has been modified for use in the corporate world. Interview subjects include Dr. Robert Hare, the University of British Columbia psychology professor who developed the PCL-R, as well as organizational psychologist Dr. Paul Babiak and Simon Fraser University psychology professor Dr. Stephen D. Hart
The Bamboo cross : Chinese Christianity on the rise( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese Christians are growing in number-but are their beliefs compatible with Western teachings? Why does the Communist government look so favorably on a "foreign" faith? Has the Gospel become a tool of authoritarianism? This program searches for answers as it explores the startling ascent of Christianity in China. Outlining the persecution of Christians under Mao, the film studies a past split between nationalist Catholics and those who obeyed Rome; the differences between the Three-Self movement and the house church phenomenon; and the influence of poverty and migration on church membership. Leaders from Beijing's Christian Council, the China Christian Council, and other groups are featured
 
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Film Option International

Film Option International (Firm)

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