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Films on Demand

Overview
Works: 6,435 works in 9,138 publications in 1 language and 202,292 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Handbooks and manuals  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Instructional films  Nonfiction television programs 
Classifications: PN1997, 302.2242
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Most widely held works by Films on Demand
Bill Moyers journal : media consolidation and the erosion of democracy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local news is the heartbeat of democracy, so why is it disappearing from communities around the nation? In this program, Bill Moyers talks with journalist Rick Karr and media activist Hannah Sassaman about the uncertain future of America's low-power radio stations, which in many cases are the last media outlets covering important local events. Also, Moyers and FCC Commissioner Michael Copps discuss regulatory rules being considered that will redefine the ownership and control permitted media conglomerates. What would an even stronger Big Media mean for objectivity and the marketplace of ideas, and what are the potential implications for the Internet -- currently free and unfettered? Broadcast date: August 24, 2007
The slanted screen : Asian men in film and television( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award-winning documentary explores portrayals of Asian men in American cinema, chronicling the experience of actors who have struggled against Hollywood's ethnic stereotyping and discriminatory practices. The Slanted Screen covers the practice of using Caucasian actors in yellowface makeup, drawing upon a wealth of materials, including 50 rare film clips spanning a century. The program, which was broadcasted nationally on PBS, features voice-over narration by Daniel Dae Kim as well as interviews with actors Mako, James Shigeta, Jason Scott Lee, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Will Yun Lee, and Tzi Ma; producer Terence Chang; director Justin Lin; and casting director Heidi Levitt
The Heart of Bassett Place: W. Gertrude Brown and the Wheatley House by Mick Caouette( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 20th century, community centers called settlement houses were established across America. This documentary relates the history of one such facility-the Phyllis Wheatley Settlement House, known in its time as "the greatest settlement house in the U.S. for Negroes." The program profiles its first director, W. Gertrude Brown, who touched the lives of generations of African-Americans, and describes life at the Minneapolis center. The history of 20th-century African American culture is paralleled, since many social and artistic leaders-including Paul Robeson, Langston Hughes, Marian Anderson, and W.E.B. Dubois-called the Wheatley House their second home. (47 minutes)
Listening Essentials( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlighting the idea that a major part of good communication is good listening, this program enables students to improve their listening skills and absorb valuable information. The video identifies the best methods for giving coworkers the attention they deserve and provides eight simple tips that viewers can use to sharpen concentration. These include learning to focus, taking proper notes, putting emotions on hold, avoiding biases and stereotypes, finding a point of interest in a dull but important conversation, and more
Polygamy( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is polygamy a degrading and harmful practice that only benefits men, or a misunderstood aspect of American subculture that deserves a break? This ABC News program gives the subject careful attention by interviewing women with widely varying polygamist experiences. Some practitioners portray it as a healthy institution that eliminates jealousy and isolation. Another woman condemns it, recounting a barrage of abuses from her polygamist past and epitomizing the viewpoint of many who have escaped the culture. The program accompanies the young woman as she returns to her childhood home to confront those who exploited and mistreated her
The Moors: At the Height of Empire( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the grandeur and geometric sophistication of the Alhambra as a powerful opening example, this program looks at Islamic culture in southern Spain following the Berber invasion of 711. Scholar Bettany Hughes talks with Professor Antonio Fernández-Puertas of the University of Granada, who has studied Nasrid art and architecture for 40 years; with Professor Lauro Olmo Encisco of Alcala University in Madrid, an expert on the Visigothic site of Recópolis; and with Islamic historian Ali Raisuni, who posits noble motives behind Moorish expansion. These conversations, as well as the program's energetic visuals and helpful overviews of Islam's origins, yield valuable insight into the social, economic, scientific, and military dynamics of the period
The Irish Holocaust( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program follows in the steps of the reporters from the London Illustrated News who provided posterity with contemporary illustrations and horrifying eyewitness accounts by neutral observers to document the true horror of the famine
The Reel World of News( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1911, the first newsreels flickered in America's nickelodeons. In the mid-1960s, they vanished from movie theaters as nightly television newscasts came to dominate visual journalism. In between, newsreels grew into a unique 20th-century institution that informed and entertained whole generations. In this program, Bill Moyers conducts a tour of the cultural and political landscape so dramatically rendered by the American newsreel. Accompanied by a rich tapestry of archival clips, Moyers talks with the announcers, composers, and cameramen who still relish memories of jostling and hustling to catch the parade of history on film
Speaking Essentials( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program shows students ways to overcome the fear of public speaking and transform it into positive energy
Assume Nothing by Rebecca Swan( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artistic expression of alternatively gendered people's lives reveals a captivating world where gender cannot be defined as simply male or female. This program features New Zealand photographer Rebecca Swan and her images for Assume Nothing, a book that explores the beauty and complexity of gender identity. Four of Swan's subjects speak candidly about their own gender identities and experiences, focusing on their creative expression as artists: Mani, born an intersex child who was raised as a girl by her parents from a very young age; Ema, a Maori woman who identifies strongly with elements of both the female and male genders; Jack, a transgender poet who underwent surgery to transition physically from female to male; and Shigeyuki, an internationally acclaimed multidisciplinary artist who is a Samoan-Japanese Fa'a fafine, who was born in a man's body but blessed with the spirit of a woman (and a man) Contains explicit language and imagery
Reading Essentials( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A torrent of e-mails, faxes, memos, reports, contracts, and newsletters threatens to drown the typical new hire in a sea of paper and text. With simple methods for tackling an immense volume of content, this program helps students manage workplace reading tasks quickly and efficiently without overlooking important information. Featured tips show viewers how to stay focused, prioritize reading matter, and create a comfortable reading environment-while making the best use of tables of contents, indexes, sub-headings, and more
Managing the famine( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this program, we meet some of the leading players to see what was and was not done that might have prevented the catastrophe, or its extent, and to relieve its effects."--Distributor's website
Causes of poverty( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program sets the stage for the coming disaster by examining the state of Ireland as the famine was about to begin, and explains why the humble potato had such a devastating effect
Karl Marx by Werner Blumenberg( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fullness of time, his failings have become obvious. Yet, even after the collapse of global Communism, Karl Marx stands undiminished as one of historys most influential thinkers. This program chronicles Marxs life and intellectual development, including the publication and impact of his major writings. Beginning with his birth and religiously confused childhood in Prussia, the video traces Marxs student years and his early affinity for Hegel, outlines his radicalization in Paris and Brussels, and describes his friendship and partnership with Friedrich Engels. Incorporating insightful commentary by Dr. Merold Westphal of Fordham University and spoken-word excerpts from Das Kapital, The Communist Manifesto, the Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, the Theses on Feuerbach, and other works by Marx and his collaborators, this concise philosophical biography helps viewers understand the human dimension of the Marxist ethos. It shows that despite his theoretical shortcomings and overreaching idealism, Karl Marx formulated a worldview based on compassion for working people and anger at the dehumanizing aspects of 19th-century capitalism
Spotlight on Careers in Education( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaston Caperton overcame dyslexia to become the Governor of West Virginia and President of the College Board-provider of the SAT, AP exams, and CLEP tests. In section one of this program, Caperton explains how his struggle with dyslexia fueled his dedication to the promotion of education. In section two, Virginia Jose, an art educator at South Bronx Preparatory School and a practicing professional artist, discusses what teaching means to her. She also shares why art is so important to her-a message she also strives to communicate to her more than 120 students each week. (17 minutes)
"Thinking Green, Building Smart." by Craig Claudin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fundamental difference between a green approach to building and remodeling and a conventional approach is the thinking that guides the project. This video explores the thought process at the core of green architectural design and construction as it takes viewers behind the scenes of an architectural firm specializing in sustainable design, a remodeler who has built a green construction business, a supplier of eco-friendly building materials, and a homeowner who has remodeled his house from the ground up using green materials, technologies, and practices. Correlates to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act)
Writing Essentials( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program shows how effective written communication is possible for anyone, even those who struggle to complete a simple fax or e-mail
Spotlight on Careers in the Arts( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do three talented individuals translate their unique artistic sensibilities into action? This program explains. Section one focuses attention on Jacques d'Amboise, one of the world's finest classical dancers and founder of the National Dance Institute, which exposes thousands of inner-city school children to the magic and discipline of dance. Section two introduces viewers to Andre Andreev and Dan Covert, lead designers for many of MTV's premiere award shows and the founding duo of high-profile graphic design shop Dresscode. (18 minutes)
"Marshall, Texas."( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Bill Moyers returns to his hometown of Marshall, Texas-discovering, in his words, "a new town perched on the memory of one that's gone." Today it is hoped and expected that all of Marshall's citizens, regardless of racial background, share the responsibilities of living and working in a small town. But there was a time in recent history when the opposite was assumed and accepted, when there were two Marshalls-one black, one white. The town was made up of "two worlds," says Moyers, and yet they were both "waiting for an event." The time was the 1960s and the event was the Civil Rights movement
 
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