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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 French Revolution - The Terror
Part of the Series: Shaping of the Western World Collection
Focusing on both humanity's idealism and its capacity for violence, this program dramatizes the ways in which the noble motives and legitimate causes of the French Revolution managed to spiral into a reign of terror, as the revolutionaries' original goals…
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…
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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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…
Ethnic Dance Around The World
Examples of colorful ethnic dance from the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Australasia help us to understand why people dance and why their dances and music differ from country to country. While we enjoy the beauty and emotionalism of these…
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…
Elizabeth - The Queen Who Shaped an Age
Part of the Series: Shaping of the Western World Collection
"I am England now ... let that be my life." These words, spoken by the 25-year-old daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn as she ascended the throne, ushered in England's era of glory. Filmed at beautiful Hever Castle (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…
Twyla Tharp: Making Television Dance
An exploration by one of America's most eminent choreographer/dancers, Twyla Tharp, of the relationship between the complex technology of television and the realm of dance. By utilizing the almost infinite creative genius and vitality of the dancer's art and the…
The Puritan Experience: Making of a New World
Part of the Series: Shaping of the American Nation Collection
This program continues the Higgins' chronicle in Massachusetts. In an ironic twist, the daughter befriends the Indians and community intolerance of unorthodox beliefs forces the family to flee once more. "Presents factual information on Puritan beliefs, culture and life. Class…
Shakespeare - A Mirror to Man
Part of the Series: Shaping of the Western World Collection
Shakespeare wrote of the depths of human passion and ambition -- eternal themes that continually prove their relevance to modern readers and citizens. Shakespeare: A Mirror to Man demonstrates that timelessness through performances of scenes from plays including The Taming…
Spoon River Anthology
A new look at a classic of the American heartland, which unraveled the myths about people who lived and died in the supposedly idyllic days of rural America. Director Thomas G. Smith has digitally remastered his original 1976 production, which…
A Matter of Conscience - Henry VIII and Thomas More
Part of the Series: Shaping of the Western World Collection
Based on A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt, the clash between Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) and Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) is brilliantly presented, as More refuses to sanction Henry's manipulation to make himself head of the Church…
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.…
The Middle Ages - A Wanderer's Guide to Life and Letters
Part of the Series: Shaping of the Western World Collection
Journey into the life and letters of the Middle Ages through the literature of Dante and Chaucer. With the help of an outstanding cast of British actors, part of the morality play Everyman is performed, romance is presented through quotations…
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…
Charlemagne - Holy Barbarian
Part of the Series: Shaping of the Western World Collection
This dramatic reenactment of a crucial turning point in medieval history -- when Charlemagne must decide to what lengths he will go to subdue the Saxons -- reveals both sides of his fascinating character: the great civilizer and the implacable…