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On the Road Productions International

Overview
Works: 3 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 55 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Documentary films  Biography  History  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical films  Television programs  Science films 
Classifications: PN1997, 539.762
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Most widely held works by On the Road Productions International
The path to nuclear fission by Rosemarie Reed( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Details the story of a brilliant Jewish woman, Lise Meitner, who made scientific history when she and her collaborator, Otto Hahn, discovered nuclear fission in 1938. Yet her forced emigration from Nazi Germany meant that Otto Hahn would never credit her contribution when he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1944" -- Container
Conversations with Gorbachev by Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program offers the only in-depth interview with Mikhail Gorbachev since he was removed as leader of the former Soviet Union. Leading Russian scholar and Princeton University professor Stephen Cohen's conversations with Gorbachev range widely from Gorbachev's rise to power in the Soviet system and developments under his leadership to the breakup of the Soviet Union and events in Russia since 1991. Many subjects are explored including Gorbachev's own biography, the nature of his reforms, his role in ending the Cold War, and his assessments of Boris Yeltsin's leadership and the U.S./Russian relations since 1991
Out from the shadows by Rosemarie Reed( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Using newsreels, family home movies and stills, stock footage, dramatization and interviews this biography relates the life and times of Irene Joliot-Curie and her husband, Frederic Joliot-Curie. Though less well-known than her parents, Marie and Pierre Curie, their discoveries were of equal significance. In 1934 they were the first to induce artificial radioactivity, in the process changing one element into another, a discovery for which they were awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. This discovery lead directly to great advances in medicine and science, and ultimately, to their dismay, to the creation of the atomic bomb. The film portrays their evident happiness together with their children alongside struggles with ill health as well as political unrest and war. In the face of the growing threat o Hitler's Germany, both Irene and Frederic became involved politically in the French anti-Fascist and anti-Nazi movements. Once France fell, Frederic became a leading member of the French Resistance. Between 1945 and 1950 both Joliot-Curies were appointed to prestigious national scientific positions, culminating in the completion in 1948 of the first French nuclear reactor. Long a tuberculosis patient, Irene developed leukemia as has her mother, due to a lifetime of heavy exposure to radiation. She died in 1956. Suffering from hepatitis, Frederic succumbed two years later. This skillfully produced film is a fitting portrayal of two remarkable scientists and patriots who deserve to be better known. Especially powerful are the interviews with their children who recont memories of their parents and their personalities and struggles. This would be a fine addition to a high school collection where it could be used as a vehicle to inspire the young to pursue a career in science. It is suitable as well for college and public libraries where interest exists or with strong collections in the subject areas"--Conteneur
 
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