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Public Media Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 345 works in 533 publications in 1 language and 16,116 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Children's films  History  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Fantasy television programs  Fiction  Documentary television programs  Television adaptations  Fantasy films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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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 669 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
Prince Caspian, and, the voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S Lewis( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 610 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 Silver chair by C. S Lewis( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 591 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 )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 521 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 Annette O'Toole( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 443 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 Katherine Paterson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of a ten-year old boy expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death. From his sorrow he learns the meaning of friendship
The buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New World by Carlos Fuentes( Visual )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 425 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 wisdom of the dream( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 397 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 Story of English( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 381 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 Frances Hodgson Burnett( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 357 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 Wonderworks( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 351 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 349 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
Home at last( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 345 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
Hiroshima maiden( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 292 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."
The Prize : the epic quest for oil, money and power( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 271 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
A Waltz through the hills( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 251 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
The Canterville ghost( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 232 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
And the children shall lead by Emma Pullen( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 231 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 fig tree( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 221 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
Brother Future by Anne E Eskridge( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A slick inner-city youth is knocked unconscious and wakes up to find he has been transported back through time to 1822 Charleston, S.C., where he is taken captive as a slave
 
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The buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New World
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Civilisation : a personal viewThe buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New WorldThe Story of EnglishBrother Future