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Public Media Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 377 works in 587 publications in 1 language and 13,153 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fantasy films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Action and adventure films  History  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Documentary films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Public Media Video (Firm)
The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe by C. S Lewis( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four English children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter
The silver chair by C. S Lewis( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two English children undergo hair-raising adventures as they go on a search and rescue mission for the missing Prince Rilian, who is held captive in the underground kingdom of the Emerald Witch
A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1908 in rural Indiana, 15-year-old Elnora Comstock must choose between her dreams of attending high school or helping her widowed mother's struggle to keep their farm. Through the help of Mrs. Porter, a naturalist and photographer, Elnora is encouraged to reach her goals
Bridge to Terabithia by Walt Disney( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesse Aarons is in the 5th grade and has trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school. He becomes upset when new classmate Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and some other striking differences, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia where they rule as king and queen and is a land filled with monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants. This friendship helps Jesse cope with a tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him
Prince Caspian : and the voyage of the dawn treader( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magical land of Narnia is ruled by the corrupt King Miraz. His nephew Prince Caspian calls on Lucy, Peter, Susan, and Edmund to help him defeat Miraz and restore Narnia to its former glory. Years later, Caspian, Lucie, Edmund, and obnoxious cousin Eustace set sail to rescue the six lords who were banished by Caspian's evil uncle. Their adventures lead them to a golden lake, a giant sea serpent, a fierce dragon, and finally, the edge of the world
The buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New World( Visual )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For American Indians, the mirror symbolized power, the sun, the Earth, its four corners, and its people. Now, a "mirror" is being held up to the Old and New Worlds to reflect the diverse cultures of Spanish-speaking countries and peoples, together with the themes, institutions, beliefs, and symbols that have endured or changed through time
A little princess by Wonder Works( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sara Crewe is left by her father at a girl's school where she is well treated because she is rich. After her father dies and his fortune supposedly lost she is treated as a servant until her father's friend finds her
Home at last( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on real orphan trains which resettled children in the Midwest at the turn of the century. Billy, a streetwise kid from New York, is sent to Nebraska and is taken in by a Swedish farm family
The Story of English by William Reid( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series explores the historical development of the English language and its role in the modern world
Miracle at Moreaux by Paul Shapiro( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, three Jewish children fleeing Nazi-occupied France find refuge in a Catholic school run by Sister Gabrielle, who with her students devises a dangerous plan to help the children reach the border--and freedom
Through African eyes by Aminatta Forna( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When first seen in the Western world in 1900, African art was viewed as strange and exotic. Yet these works, the booty of colonial wars, would influence Picasso, Matisse, and Modigliani and change the course of 20th century art. This program, while recognizing this impact, introduces noted experts who explain the importance of reappraising African art within its own cultural context. Then local Malian inhabitants in a Bamana village and the walled city of Djenne comment on the function of art and the role of the artist in their society
The Prize : the epic quest for oil, money and power by Daniel Yergin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This PBS miniseries tells the epic history of oil ... how it has dominated global politics, shaken the world economy, and transformed our century
Hiroshima maiden( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years after the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, Miyeko Matsuda arrives in America. She is invited to stay at the home of the Bennett family while she undergoes plastic surgery for radiation burns and scarring. Miyeko is warmly welcomed by everyone except older son Johnny, who is persuaded by his friends that "this Japanese girl may be a spy."
Civilisation : a personal view by Kenneth Clark( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history of Western culture from the end of the Graeco-Roman world to the present day. Covers the great works of sculpture, painting, architecture, philosophy, poetry, literature and music from each century covered
A Waltz through the hills( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Andrew Dean and his five-year-old sister Sammy are orphaned, Andrew is concerned that they might be separated or sent to orphanages, so he devises a plan that will take them to their grandparents in England. They set off by themselves across Western Australia, but, along the way, they meet Frank Smith, an Aborigine, who becomes a critical figure in their plan
And the children shall lead by Emma Pullen( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The civil rights movement is examined through the eyes of a 12-year-old black child living in a southern town. Young Rachel's family must decide whether to be a part of struggle for change
The wisdom of the dream( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a new depth of understanding of the concepts of psychoanalyst Carl Jung and serves as an introduction to those concepts for the beginner. Interviews with Jung followers show his "user-friendly" psychological approach to life
The Canterville ghost( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vacationing family finds itself sharing an English mansion with a ghost who is doomed to haunt until an ancient curse is lifted
The hero's journey by Joseph Campbell( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical portrait of Joseph Campbell, The Hero's Journey follows Campbell's own quest, or pathless journey of questioning, discovery, and ultimately of a delight and joy in a life to which he said yes
Sweet 15 by Sharon Weil( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing is more important to Mexican-American Marta Delacruz than her quinceañera - the traditional 15th-birthday celebration that symbolically ushers a young Mexican girl into adulthood. She is understandably angry and resentful when her father cancels the gala event. Her outlook is completely changed, however, when she accidentally uncovers her father's secret - he has never become a U.S. citizen
 
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The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe
Covers
The silver chairThe buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New WorldThe Story of EnglishCivilisation : a personal view
Languages
English (89)