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Trifles
The scene is the bleak Midwest plains. Five people enter a farmhouse in an attempt to solve a crime that one of them discovered the day before. While the three men search upstairs for evidence, the two women sit in…
Freud - The Hidden Nature of Man
Part of the Series: Shaping of the Western World Collection
This highly original program uncovers Freud's ideas in exactly the way Freud himself uncovered them: through his own dream analysis. In this way, we learn about his theories on psychoanalysis, the Oedipus complex, the unconscious, infantile sexuality, and the ego…
Marxism - The Theory That Split a World
Part of the Series: Shaping of the Western World Collection
Documentary footage, visually interesting animation of its major tenets, and dramatized interviews are used to outline the history and significance of Marxism. The film explores the monumental changes and enduring conflicts that were born out of Karl Marx's ideology. An…
Right Out of History: The Making of Judy Chicago's Dinner Party
For five years, feminist artist Judy Chicago worked with a community of four hundred other artists, craftspeople and researchers to create The Dinner Party , a monumental tribute to women of spirit and accomplishment throughout the ages -- women whose…
The Witches of Salem: The Horror and the Hope
Part of the Series: Shaping of the American Nation Collection
Based on historical records, this program shows how the hysterical behavior of a few young girls set off the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692. "Vividly recreated, yet with taste and restraint. Students will certainly favor this production. ... with a…
Human Body Series
Explore the mechanics of the human body with this informative and detailed series. Excellent visual resource for students, parents, and teachers. Produced by Bill Walker Productions, Inc. A Coronet release. Clip #1: "The Human Body: Circulatory System (2nd Ed., Rev.)"…
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The Crusades - Saints and Sinners
Part of the Series: Shaping of the Western World Collection
This full-scale dramatization, much of it filmed in actual locations, re-creates the events surrounding the First Crusade in the 11th century. Exploring the motivations of the people and their leaders, The Crusades climaxes in the taking of Jerusalem, a battle…
Greeks - In Search of Meaning
Part of the Series: Shaping of the Western World Collection
The magnificent age of Greece is recreated through the words and deeds of her citizens -- great and small. The eternal truths are dramatized in scenes from Antigone and Lysistrata; Socrates discusses familiar principles with his disciples; and the great…
Women's Work - An African American Dance Company
Urban Bush Women is an extraordinary dance/theatre company acclaimed for creating works that celebrate the heritage of African Americans. The company interacts with communities through workshops and performances. Using historic perspectives on dance, music, song and folklore, the company affirms…
Peege
"Your laugh would always make me happy," the young man whispers to his aged grandmother, Peege, who, now blind and helpless, seems almost to be awaiting death. This touching, poignant film portrays a family's Christmas visit to their grandmother, a…
The Cows of Dolo Ken Paye - Resolving Conflict Among the Kpelle
In Fokwele, Liberia, conflicts often arise as a result of differing lifestyles. Cattle have divided the people into two classes: the rich cattle owners who can sell their stock for profit, and the poorer rice farmers whose crops are often…
The Changing World of Charles Dickens
Part of the Series: Shaping of the Western World Collection
Superb performances from some of the most memorable works of Charles Dickens, including David Copperfield , Dombey and Son , Great Expectations and Oliver Twist . A fascinating look at a major writer who not only reflected his times, but…
A Slave's Story - Running a Thousand Miles to Freedom
Part of the Series: Shaping of the American Nation Collection
Based on a slave narrative by William and Ellen Craft. This dramatization of the Crafts' escape from slavery in 1848 follows their perilous journey from the Deep South to Philadelphia--where, on free soil, they were still to experience racial discrimination.…
George Washington and the Whiskey Rebellion: Testing the Constitution
Part of the Series: Shaping of the American Nation Collection
This program captures the backwoods flavor of a fledgling American nation as the newly formed law of the land, a tax on distilled liquor, meets its first challenge. "Offers a thoughtful portrayal of President Washington that reveals many human aspects…
Romanticism - The Revolt of the Spirit
Part of the Series: Shaping of the Western World Collection
Nineteenth-century Romanticism--with its escape from an increasingly complex and industrialized world to the simplicity and purity of nature--is experienced through the literature of Hugo, Bronte, Shelley and Byron. In a scene from Les Miserables, Victor Hugo sees society as the…
The Puritan Experience: Forsaking England
Part of the Series: Shaping of the American Nation Collection
Here's a "beautifully photographed, well-edited program which uses the experience of the Higgins family to represent the lives of approximately 20,000 Puritans who, in the 1630s, were so thoroughly harassed by the Church of England that they decided to migrate…
Helen Keller: In Her Story
This is a simple, honest, tremendously moving saga, brought to the screen with the help of such notables as Katherine Cornell, Martha Graham and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Helen Keller, playing her own role, surpassed even the greatest actress, as she…
Bismarck - Germany From Blood and Iron
Part of the Series: Shaping of the Western World Collection
Powerfully acted, with rich production values and authentic settings, this exciting program focuses on the dynamic Otto von Bismarck--by turns Machiavellian, affectionate, ruthless, bullying, cajoling--as he engineers the events that will ultimately achieve the unification of Germany. An LCA release.…
Invisible: Abbott Thayer and the Art of Camouflage
Dedicated to the memory of Richard Murray (1942-2006), senior curator of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The mottled khaki-and-green motif is all around us - on military equipment and on everything from backpacks to bikinis. But where did it come…
The Constitution: The Compromise That Made a Nation
Part of the Series: Shaping of the American Nation Collection
Distinguished actors re-create the tense exchanges between the Colonial leaders who meet in secret sessions in Philadelphia in May of 1789. We are plunged into the passionate arguments -- finally resolved by the "Great Compromise" between the big states and…