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Telepool GmbH

Works: 170 works in 296 publications in 2 languages and 10,313 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Biographical films  History  Film adaptations  War films  Survival films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 910.45
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Telepool GmbH
The Endurance : Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August, 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton, renowned explorer set sail with 27 men on his ship The Endurance. His plan was to be the first expedition to cross the Antarctic continent. Marooned on four feet of ice, in over 8,000 feet deep water, Shackleton and his crew survived some 635 days and nights, without proper shelter or rations, enduring the harshest conditions imaginable
The green prince = al-Amīr al-akhḍar by Nadav Schirman( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based upon the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel's prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him
No place on Earth( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In October 1942, Esther Stermer, the matriarch of a Jewish family in the Ukraine, leads her family underground to hide from the pursuing Nazis and stays nearly a year and a half. Their harrowing story of survival living in near total darkness in two cold, damp caves is one like no other ever told
Race to space by Feature Films for Families( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of the first chimpanzee in space. When young Billy, whose dad works for NASA, is asked by Dr. McGuiness to help train the chimps for the NASA space mission, he develops a close bond with Mac, one of the chimps. Billy soon realizes that something is going wrong on the mission and works in the hope of bringing Mac safely home
Miracle planet( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A five-part series recounting the earth's 4 billion-year evolution and the origin and evolution of life
How the Brain Learns by John Medina( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human nerve center never rests-even during sleep, it works diligently to process and build on the information gathered by our senses. Of course, healthy sleep is only one of many vital ingredients the brain needs to develop and thrive, as this film illustrates in detail. Other factors discussed in the program include ongoing contact with negative (deterring) and positive (dopamine-triggering) stimuli, an environment that offers pattern repetition as well as deviation from repeating patterns as the brain emerges from infancy, and a sustained closeness between parent and child. Learning challenges such as dyslexia are also investigated, shedding further light on how our neural hub gains new skills, knowledge, and awareness
Rays of hope for the brain( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How well do we understand the neurology of learning? Why does the brain's ability to learn diminish as we age? Can science find a way to extend brain "fitness," even for the very old? This program addresses those questions as it describes important medical experiments and studies. Topics include the central role of nerve cell connections in learning and cognitive development; cerebral plasticity, or the breakdown of unused connections; and growing evidence that plaque, diet, and poor blood circulation all "age" the brain. Tests at Germany's Max Planck Institute and the University of Zurich highlight comparisons between healthy and Alzheimer-afflicted brains while assessing the potential for an Alzheimer's vaccine
Empire of evil? : an inside look at Iranian society( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iran's image in the West is due to several factors-including President George W. Bush's "Axis of Evil" speech as well as the political agenda of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. This program takes viewers behind the facade of the theocratic state, following a handful of everyday Iranian citizens and addressing questions ignored by most mainstream media: What is daily life like in the country? Is self-determination possible without coming into conflict with the religious law? How do the growing influences of the Internet, Western media, and globalization affect one's life goals? Viewers accompany two women, two men, and a young girl as they face these issues
The Hunt for our thoughts( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who should have access to our thoughts, and to what degree? This program presents some of the current scientific research on the thought processes of the human brain, with special attention paid to its clinical applications and its ethical implications. German philosophers Thomas Metzinger and John-Dylan Haynes explain neuroethics, or the social, legal, and ethical repercussions of brain research. In addition, research scientists, such as Harvard professor Alvaro Pascual-Leone, demonstrate how their virtual reality programs, powered by computers and the human brain, can improve the lives of stroke patients and people with paraplegia
Bipolar : Life Between Two Extremes( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... This program examines the lives of people who have struggled for decades with bipolar disorder, once known as manic depression. Through case studies and discussions of recent research, the film shows how each patient has overcome the grip of debilitating despair and hyperactive euphoria, and how advances in psychology and neuroscience are helping such individuals lead better, more productive lives."--Container
Lost children : Uganda's youngest soldiers( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During its campaign of terror in northern Uganda, the Lord's Resistance Army has abducted thousands of children of the Acholi tribe and forced them to kill among their own people. This powerful, award-winning documentary examines the tragic aftermath of a brutal practice by following the lives of two boys and two girls between the ages of 8 and 14 who escape their captors. Their plight is seen in gritty detail; after years of witnessing and sometimes committing atrocities, the children return to their villages, mistrusted and often branded "killers" by their own families. The children are helped by social workers in their transition back to peace, but for many there is no going home
Buddhism by Malcolm David Eckel( Visual )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Dennis Wholey has a conversation about Buddhism with Hyon Gak Sunim, guiding teacher of the Seoul International Zen Center at Hwa Gye Sah Temple in Seoul, South Korea. Topics of discussion include the principle of nowness; the meaning of dukkha; the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path; Buddhist resonances with the teachings of Jesus and Socrates; the Buddhist temple experience; how Hyon Gak Sunim, raised a Roman Catholic in America, came to Buddhism; and the popularity of Buddhism in the 21st century. The program also goes inside the Center's temple to illustrate aspects of Buddhist worship
Genetic Detectives( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mapping the human genome was only the first step in the process of decoding our DNA-and that process is far from over. This film follows the work of genetic researchers as they press forward, slowly but surely, in the task of interpreting and understanding life's greatest enigma. Highlighting the surprising finding that the human genome contains only about 32,000 genes (pre-map predictions were in the hundreds of thousands), the program describes a growing interest among geneticists on proteins and their role in cellular processes. The overlap between genetics and cancer research, particularly the battle against breast cancer, is also a major topic, as is the use of Iceland's unique gene pool as a scientific resource. Eye-catching animation helps illustrate the complexities of DNA construction and replication
Attack of the Mutants Will Genetic Doping Replace Steroids?( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the not-so-distant future, athletes and other physically active people won't use needles, pills, or stick-ons for extra strength and endurance-those traits will be cultivated genetically. But one person's athletic utopia is another's sci-fi nightmare, and the World Anti-Doping Agency is already raising the alarm. This program examines the controversy in the wider context of biomedical advances as well as in the arena of sports. Featured case studies include gene therapy experiments with mice conducted by famed researcher Dr. Nadia Rosenthal and several other genetically relevant medical examples. Renowned geneticist Dr. Theodore Freidmann is also interviewed
Fighting Skin Cancer and Brain Tumors with New Methods( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two of the most aggressive and deadly forms of cancer may soon become the targets of powerful drugs that work in tandem with the body's own immune system. This program explores recent research in the development of biochemical weapons to fight brain and skin cancer. Visiting a German pharmaceutical company at the forefront of these advances, the film shows how TGF (transforming growth factor) beta proteins create a protective layer around brain tumors and how antisense agents are deployed to break through these malignant defenses. Microscopic time-lapse views illustrate the process. The use of humane animal cloning to produce bispecific antibodies for fighting skin cancer is also illustrated in detail. Numerous expert interviews are included
The Beauty and Burden of Hormones( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are exercise and smart eating the best tools for staying youthful and attractive? Or is there a third ingredient in the fountain of youth-namely, clinical adjustments to the body's chemistry, perhaps with drugs derived from other creatures' hormones? This program examines the subject of hormone therapy and its link to longevity studies. Outlining the role hormones play in sexual attraction, the program describes the biological aspects of menopause; explains the use of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism, or SNP, in treating testosterone decline; and shows how the use of horse estrogen has been discredited as a weapon against female aging. Research into soya and phytoestrogens is also featured
Is Wind energy still viable?( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some experts believe that up to 25 percent of the world's electricity could eventually be generated by wind power. This program presents the viewpoints of wind energy's supporters and opponents, and explains recent developments in wind power technology. Challengers to the proliferation of wind farms, including conservationists and citizens' groups, argue that wind turbines destroy the landscape and threaten the safety of nearby residents, while advocates point to their maximization of resources and lack of emissions. An examination of the design and construction of urban and sea-based wind turbines is included, with an emphasis on potential environmental impacts
Hinduism by J. P Peach( Visual )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hinduism, a spiritual way of life for hundreds of millions of people living in India, is little practiced throughout the rest of the world. In this program, Hans Kung traces the diversity of traditions and convictions making up that venerable religion. Rarely mentioned in the interreligious dialogue because it has neither an ecclesiastical organization nor overall binding doctrines, the planet's third-largest religion nonetheless has much to offer a world in need of wisdom from every quarter
Religions of China( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the dawn of recorded history, China has offered a fertile spiritual climate for a wide range of religions and belief systems, producing Confucianism and Taoism while nurturing ancestor worship, Mahayana Buddhism, and, in a smaller proportion, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. In this program, Hans Kung seeks to understand the religions of China-officially a religion-free zone during China's period of strict Communist rule-as well as the holistically oriented practices of traditional Chinese medicine and tai chi
Dementia : treatments and potential cures( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It can affect anyone, from night clerk to Nobel laureate. Physicians have identified more than 70 potential causes of irreversible mental deficiency, or dementia-which most often takes the form of Alzheimer's disease-and worldwide data indicate that its occurrence is on an upward trend. This program spotlights promising medical trials aimed at halting the mental and physiological tragedy of dementia. Linking the disease to organic neuronal damage, the film focuses on the development of medicines and vaccinations that could potentially cure it. Viewers are also introduced to therapeutic methods that make dementia less frightening and may help to relieve sufferers on the journey into a world devoid of memory
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The Endurance : Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition
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