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Public Media Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 352 works in 559 publications in 2 languages and 14,758 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Children's films  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Fantasy television programs  Documentary television programs  Television adaptations 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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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 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers and two sisters cross through an enchanted wardrobe closet into the magical world of Narnia, the land of talking animals and mythical creatures. They discover that Narnia is under the evil power of the White Witch, who brings eternal winter to the land. It is up to the children to join the noble Aslan to bring springtime and happiness back to Narnia
The silver chair by C. S Lewis( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eustace is summoned back to the magical land of Narnia with his new friend Jill. Many years have passed since Eustace's last visit. King Caspian is old and frail. The mysterious disappearance years ago of his son, Prince Rilian, has remained unsolved. Aslan the lion charges the children to embark on a perilous journey through enchanted lands of giants and witches to find Rilian and bring him home
Civilisation : a personal view by Kenneth Clark( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 415 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 Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Katherine Paterson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently dies when trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm
Prince Caspian, and ; The voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S Lewis( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magical land of Narnia is ruled by the corrupt King Miraz. His nephew Prince Caspian calls Lucy, Peter, Susan and Edmund to help him defeat Miraz and restore Narnia to its former glory. Years later, Caspian, Lucy, Edmund & cousin Eustace set sail to rescue the six lords banished by Caspian's evil uncle
The buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New World by Carlos Fuentes( Visual )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 372 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
The Story of English by William Reid( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the history of the English language and provides a unique focus on current English usage worldwide with a special emphasis on American English
A Little princess by Wonder Works( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When wealthy Sara Crewe's father dies, she must learn to adjust to a life of poverty, serving the people who once worked for her
Miracle at Moreaux by Paul Shapiro( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nun leader and children attending a Catholic school in Nazi-occupied France overcome their fears and risk their lives to help 3 Jewish children to freedom
Home at last( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 309 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
Through African eyes by Griff Rhys Jones( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 308 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 )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 269 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. "Our plan" deals with the rise of John D. Rockefeller and Ida Tarbell's exposé of him. Looks at Rockefeller's controversial legacy as well as how Tarbell served as a role model for the modern investigative journalist. "Empires of oil" deals with the merger of Shell Oil and Royal Dutch to challenge Rockefeller's Standard Oil. Talks of the discovery of oil in the Mideast as well as Russia and how oil helped the Allies win World War I. "The black giant" deals with the Roaring Twenties and the increased need for oil especially with the advent of more cars. Profiles Calouste Gulbenkian who staked his claim on the oil rights for Iraq. "War and oil" talks about the role oil played in World War II including how it affected strategy as well as what the lack of oil did to slow war efforts and eventually lead to the failure of Japan. "Crude diplomacy" deals with the increasing importance of oil after World War II and the shift in oil production from the United States to the MIddle East. "Power to the producers" talks of the cheap oil and the new automobile culture for Americans eventually leading to a power shift from the American oil companies to the oil producing countries. "The tinderbox" deals with the two decades between 1971 and 1991 when power shifted and nations and companies jockeyed for position during the rise of OPEC. Follows the events in the Middle East from the British withdrawal from the Persian Gulf up to the burning oil wells in Kuwait during the first Gulf War. "The new order of oil" discusses the beginning of a new era for oil after the first Gulf War as environmental issues are raised. Discusses the need in the Information Age to balance energy, economic, and ecological needs
The wisdom of the dream( Visual )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program focuses on Jung's conception of archetypes -- the stories and symbols that are shared by different cultures and that make up the collective unconscious
Hiroshima maiden( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years after the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, MiyekoMatsuda 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."
A Waltz through the hills( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 239 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 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1964 segregation is a reality in Catesville, Mississippi, but 12-year-old Rachel doesn't notice because she has many white friends. When a group of civil rights activists comes to town, the tension between black and white citizens grows. It's now up to Rachel and her friends to persuade the adults to overcome the racial barriers that divide them
The Canterville ghost( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 216 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 fig tree( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine-year-old Miranda is a sensitive loner growing up in rural Texas in the early 1900's. The fear of death that torments her stems from the unexplained passing of her mother. With the help of her free-spirited aunt, Miranda confronts her fears and learns to accept death as a natural part of life
El espejo enterrado : reflexiones sobre España y el Nuevo Mundo by Carlos Fuentes( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlos Fuentes looks for his forebears in the mix of people that created Latin America: Spanish, Arab, Jewish, Indian, and African. He asks what is unique in their culture that is cause for celebration in the 500th anniversary year of Columbus
 
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The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe
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Civilisation : a personal viewThe buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New WorldThe Story of English