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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…
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…
The Puritan Revolution - Cromwell and the Rise of Parliamentary Democracy
Part of the Series: Shaping of the Western World Collection
Capturing all the color and turbulence of the period, this program portrays the zeal of Oliver Cromwell and his Puritans as they press their Civil War to its triumphant conclusions against proud King Charles of England in 1640. Specially edited…
The Lure of Empire - America Debates Imperialism
Part of the Series: Shaping of the American Nation Collection
Exploring one of America's most controversial foreign policy decisions -- the annexation of the Philippines -- this program re-creates the agony of self-searching that preceded America's turn toward expansion. "Everyone who was anyone from 1899 to 1901 is here, from…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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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American Revolution: The Cause of Liberty
Part of the Series: Shaping of the American Nation Collection
Michael Douglas stars as John Laurens in a story based on actual correspondence between John and his father, Henry, who was president of the First Continental Congress. As a patriotic young American student studying law in London in the 1770's,…
American Revolution: The Impossible War
Part of the Series: Shaping of the American Nation Collection
In this sequel to The Cause of Liberty , John Laurens (Michael Douglas) joins the Revolutionary Army while his father, Henry, struggles on the political front as president of the First Continental Congress. John fights at Germantown, experiences the discouragement…
Galileo - The Challenge of Reason
Part of the Series: Shaping of the Western World Collection
This dramatic production presents Galileo (Douglas Watson), challenger of traditional views of astronomy and physics, whose conflicts with established beliefs led to his trial as a heretic in 1632, but whose theories came to dominate Western thought in succeeding centuries.…
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…
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 Masses and the Millionaires - The Homestead Strike
Part of the Series: Shaping of the American Nation Collection
A startlingly realistic program recreates the bloody strike at the Carnegie Street Company in 1892 through the experiences of an Irish labor organizer and a Slav coal heaver. From the stark portrayals of the workers' living and working conditions to…
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…