WorldCat Identities

Multimedia Group of Canada

Overview
Works: 167 works in 202 publications in 1 language and 3,116 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Documentary films 
Classifications: PN1997, 973.93
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Most widely held works by Multimedia Group of Canada
Dying to be free Zimbabwe's struggle for change( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the politics and history of Zimbabwe, this program traces Robert Mugabe's rise to power and depicts his 22-year dictatorship in a country where millions rely on food aid to survive, inflation is at 500 percent, and almost three quarters of the country's workforce is unemployed. Also included is rare footage that captures the demand for change and the popular support for the new opposition party, MDC, during the presidential election in 2002
Autism diagnosis, causes, and treatments( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is it like for people with autism, living among others yet always, in a sense, living alone? And how do their parents cope, as they care for them? Built around several case studies, this program distinguishes between high- and low-functioning autism; illustrates structural and functional differences between autistic and non-autistic brains; considers genetics, neurological diseases, and immune system anomalies as possible contributory factors; and discusses associated conditions, such as mental retardation, epilepsy, and echolalia. Applied behavior analysis, the TEACCH system, multisensory stimulation, and dietary interventions are also touched upon
The Torment of schizophrenia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although one out of every hundred people in the world will likely wrestle with schizophrenia, the disease remains one of psychiatry's greatest therapeutic challenges. Enhanced by computer animations of the brain, this poignant program uses several case studies and expert commentary to promote a better understanding of schizophrenia: its causes and warning signs, current treatments, and how it affects the lives of those who have it. The phases of a psychotic attack are described, and positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms are defined. In addition, approaches to mainstreaming patients are addressed. (53 minutes)
9/11 through Saudi Eyes( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, a broad cross-section of Saudis-parents and neighbors of the accused hijackers, editors of Arab News and Asharq Al Awasat, political and military analysts, a psychologist, and others-give their perceptions of events and issues involving September 11th. Interviews provide background on and insights into the lives and minds of the alleged hijackers, the recruitment practices of al Qaeda, the co-opting of jihad for militant political ends, Osama bin Laden's cult of personality, the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, and frustration over U.S. foreign policy. This video, the first documentary to scrutinize 9/11 from the Saudi perspective, is a powerful learning tool for students of political science, the Middle East, and Islam
Living with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is characterized by developmentally inappropriate impulsivity, inattentiveness, and, in some cases, hyperactivity. In this program, therapists, teachers, parents, and patients offer their insights into living with and overcoming AD/HD. The benefits of a treatment approach combining ongoing psychological assessment, specialized classes, and carefully monitored use of Ritalin or similar medications are cited. In addition, the brain biochemistry of people with AD/HD is discussed, and anomalous brain development before birth is identified as a likely cause of the disorder
A Madman's journal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For two years, the narrator of this program went through a nightmare, feeling a self-hatred and worthlessness beyond love and redemption that he described as "the concentration camp of the mind." This video presents one man's attempt to convey the ordeal of severe depression by writing a memoir about the experience. Dramatic reenactments, along with interviews of the narrator's psychiatrist, fellow patients, and their spouses and friends, effectively show from all angles how this devastating illness takes its toll-and how it can be brought under control
Panic disorder and agoraphobia when fear takes control( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At some point, you contemplate suicide. You think, 'This is useless. I'm suffering too much. What's in store for me?' In this program, patients share their stories of terror and triumph as they struggle to deal with their irrational fears and avoidance behaviors. In addition, mental health professionals contrast behavioral cognitive psychotherapy, augmented by video conferencing and virtual reality, with psychopharmacological intervention, which usually involves anxiolytics, antidepressants, and beta-blockers. Computer graphics mapping out the physiological mechanics of a panic attack are also included
Touch( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines the significance and the beauty of tactile sensation. The sensory impact of touch and feel on quality of life is studied through mother/baby bonding; touch therapy for preemies and victims of physical abuse; Tadoma, a touch-based form of communication for people who are Deaf and blind; and an experimental touch-based interface designed to help people without sight to visualize, while a case study of Guillain-Barre syndrome explores the ramifications of losing the ability to sense via the skin. Featured experts include Tiffany Field, of the Touch Research Institute; Jules Older, author of Touch Is Healing; Carol Crook, of the Perkins School for the Blind; and neuroscientist Paul Bach-y-Rita
Voices of disposable people( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 300 million men, women, and children are being forced to work in conditions of virtual enslavement. They have lost all control over their lives, and their survival rests in the hands of exploitative individuals and corporations. When they are no longer productive, they are simply discarded-broken, empty, and humiliated. This program goes around the world to document the stories of disposable people: sugarcane cutters in the Dominican Republic, bonded laborers in India, and migrant workers in Miami, U.S.A
Post-traumatic stress disorder when the memories won't go away( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a traumatic shock, most people experience immediate symptoms of stress-and for some, the feelings do not fade away. In this program, psychiatrist Cecile Rousseau, psychologist Deogratias Bagilishya, and other specialists in the field of emotional trauma discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. The effects of adrenaline and cortisol on the body and the mechanics of narrative and emotional memory are also examined. Stories of trauma caused by child abuse, spouse abuse, war atrocities, and terminal illness are related by patients recovering from PTSD
Pathological gambling costly addiction( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year in North America, chronic compulsive gambling shatters the lives of millions. In this program, psychologists Claude Boutin and Robert Ladouceur talk with recovering gamblers who share their stories of exhilaration and despair as they rode the roller coaster to ruin-what it felt like to win and lose, to spend every dollar they had, to lie and steal in order to finance their addiction, to contemplate suicide, and, fortunately, to enter group therapy. The program also describes the emotional attraction of games of chance and explains the biochemical roles of serotonin and dopamine in gambling addiction
Obsessive-compulsive disorder alternative treatment( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are 34,000 different obsessive-compulsive disorders. Mine is just one among many others. In this program, research psychiatrist Gilbert Pinard and pediatric psychiatrist Patricia Garel talk with OCD patients about their rituals-the thoughts and behaviors triggered by hyperactive brain activity involving the thalamus, orbito-frontal cortex, and caudate nucleus. The effectiveness of behavioral and drug therapies in controlling obsessive-compulsive disorder is discussed as well
Motion control and virtual studio( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High-tech motion control cinematography coupled with virtual studio software makes combining live action with computer graphics, miniatures, stock imagery, or other live-action sequences much easier. This program demonstrates how it's done
Visual special effects( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cel animation, scale modeling, Claymation, and animatronics are four time-tested techniques that are widely used for creating incredible special effects. This program shows how masters of these arts perform their visual magic, from conceptualization to application
Movie magic using special effects( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aside from taking an audience's breath away, special effects are often used simply for logistical reasons, such as when an actor or actress is unavailable for a shoot and must be woven into the scene later. In this program, experts in the field of special effects discuss how they create images that range from the spectacular to the invisible. Postproduction specialists discuss and demonstrate techniques of overlaying computer animation and digitizing 35mm and 65mm film. The cinematic applications of prosthetics, animatronics, and pyrotechnics are also closely examined. Contains nudity
Makeup, wig dressing, and costumes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By transforming actors into memorable characters, makeup specialists, wig dressers, and wardrobe designers help bring the movies to life. This program takes a look at these highly skilled professionals who are in demand whenever the cameras roll
Computer-generated images( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morphing creatures, mind-bending action scenes, destruction on a galactic scale. how do they do that? This program spotlights computer-generated animation and compositing, the technological wizardry behind sensational special effects that early filmmakers could only dream of
Archive film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archival footage, photos, and recordings are indispensable staples of the film industry. This program introduces the researchers who sift the riches of stock footage houses, photo archives, and sound effect libraries to find the perfect images and sounds
Postproduction( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That's a wrap! Even after the last of the filming is over, a movie is still far from finished. This program goes inside the editing suite, to see how the film is spliced to create the visual narrative and how the musical score and sound effects are added
Film Equipment( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For those who want to see what it's like to film from a dolly, a Steadicam, and even a helicopter, this program is ideal. Filmmakers give a detailed description of an assortment of cutting-edge cameras and related equipment and demonstrate how these tools are used
 
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