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Films on Demand [electronic resource]: Digital Educational Video

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A streaming video platform that makes it easy to incorporateeducational video content into academic curriculum. Most titles are available for individual lease, purchase, or through subscriptions.
Online
 
UVA Library (Item is on order)
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Rachel Carson, Nature's Guardian

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"In this program, Bill Moyers pays tribute to environmental crusader Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring. Grim footage of ecological degradation from the pre-Carson era is combined with generous excerpts from actress Kaiulani Lee's one-woman play about Carson's life called A Sense of Wonder to honor the legacy of an individual who, heedless of personal cost, sounded the alarm that launched the environmental movement. Moyers also talks with photographic artist Chris Jordan, who turns the statistics of consumerism into indelible images of consumption and waste--Container.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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More Human Than Human

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Why do we prefer images of bodies which don't look like us? This programme looks back through history and the changes to the representation of the human body and what these representations can reveal about the culture of that time.
DVD
2011; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Light and Shadow

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"The use of special light effects as a narrative element; the suggestion of an internal source of light in the work of Rembrandt and his followers; Vermeer's alternation of sunlight and shadow; the absence of shadow in Mondrian; the uses of light to relate interior to exterior space; the use of light as a material. This program looks at five centuries of light and shadow in Dutch art." -- Container.
DVD
2010; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Photography and the Brain

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"After an overview of the biomechanics of vision, this program explains how proximity, similarity, and continuity affect perception; what light is and how lighting types and angles alter an image ; and how color theory operates"-- Container.
DVD
2011; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Assume Nothing

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"Artistic expression of alternatively gendered people's lives reveals a captivating world where gender cannot be defined as a simply male or female ..."
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Gender Me: Homosexuality in the World of Islam

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Filmed in Istanbul and Oslo, Turkish/Norwegian filmmaker Nefise Ozkal Lorentzen explores what it's like to be both gay and Muslim.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bill Moyers Journal: Conservative Movement Woes

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The Bush Administration is ending just as, ..., the conservative movement has run out of gas... In this edition of the Journal, Bill Moyers is joined by conservatives Mickey Edwards and Ross Douthat, who discuss why they believe their movement has gone off track and what it means for the Republican Party. The program ends with an introduction to Deepening the American Dream, an online project that features some of Moyer's notable guests laying out their vision for the future of the American dream.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mari

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Disc 1. "Discovered by chance in the early 1930s, the ancient city of Mari provides insights into Mesopotamian culture and humankind's first steps toward urbanization. In this program, archaeologists Jean-Claude Margueron and Béatrice Muller-Margueron lead a team in the excavation of Mari's urban center as they work to uncover the successive layers of the third, second, and first towns. Geographic and historical background on Mesopotamia is provided, archaeological evidence of prolific metalwork and ceramics industries is unearthed, and 3-D animations illustrate aspects of how the city looked and functioned in its prime"--Container.; Disc 2. "The Palace of Zimri-Lim at Mari was one of the wonders of the Mesopotamian world. This program documents the opening of an excavation site at t [...]
DVD
2007; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Islamic Mosques

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The mosque's minaret: alongside the dome, there is no more familiar symbol of a Muslim place of worship. But not all mosques have minarets--or even domes. This video describes the evolution of the mosque, or masjid, over time and across cultures by using the mosque at Cordoba, Spain; the Friday Mosque in Isfahan, Iran; and many others from around the world as examples. Common elements like decoration with geometric designs and Arabic calligraphy, the place for ritual cleansing, the imam's podium, and the niche that signifies the direction of Mecca are presented, along with a capsule history of Islam's birth and spread.
DVD
2006; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Gorée: Door of No Return

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This documentary covers the arrival of the first Europeans in Africa, the origins of slavery in the Americas, the development of Gor ee Island as the center of the expanding slave trade, and the wealthy merchant women who controlled the slave trade on the island. The program also visits the colonial buildings, the homes of the slave traders, the trading warehouse called the House of Slaves, and the infamous Door of No Return, the door through which most of America's enslaved people passed on their way to the New World.
DVD
2007; 1991
Clemons (Stacks)
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Theater Games: Workshopping Body Language in Shakespeare

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Dramatist Clive Barker, actress Fiona Shaw, and Cicely Berry, voice director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, demonstrate the value of theater games as a method of improving physical engagement with Shakespeare's works.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Shane: Tourette's Syndrome

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In this program, neurologist/author Oliver Sacks explores his unique friendship with Shane Fistel. Together, they travel to the Charcot Library at the Salpetriere in Paris to learn more about Tourette's syndrome.-- box cover.
DVD
2007; 1996
Clemons (Stacks)
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Don't Be Shy, Mr. Sacks

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Neurologist/author Oliver Sacks probes the nature of Williams syndrome, a neurological disorder, shedding light on the influence of genetics and personality and the way the brain organizes experience.
DVD
2007; 1996
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Human Life Emerges [electronic resource]

Human reproduction is a fascinating and complex process, especially when seen microscopically. This program presents a close-up view of reproduction, beginning with the fertilization of the female egg, through gestation and the millions of cell divisions, and culminating in the birth of a fully formed individual. Each stage of the development is visualized in sequence: when the heart begins to beat, when the limbs develop, when the child first moves and responds to stimuli, and when it offers its first cry to the world at the moment of birth. Sophisticated computer animation and technical narration are used throughout in an effort to explain the gestation and birth processes for the advanced learner.
Online
2006; 1995
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Keyhole Surgery [electronic resource]: Laparoscopic and Arthroscopic Techniques

This program takes viewers into the fascinating world of laparoscopic and arthroscopic surgery. Looking over the shoulders of several pioneering doctors, we see how once-major operations are being replaced with simpler, less painful procedures. Several "minimally invasive" surgeries are shown, including knee cartilage repair, gallstone removal, balloon angioplasty, and others.
Online
2008; 1989
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Don Quixote [electronic resource]: Legacy of a Classic

This program weaves art, music, and literature with Western culture to explore the enormous impact of Cervantes' classic on our world today. Artists, critics, and others, from novelist Carlos Fuentes to General Norman Schwarzkopf, reveal how the work-the most translated in history-has affected their lives. Mixing discussions of the text with music, poems, other writings influenced by Don Quixote, and clips from the many film versions of the work, the program explores the conflict between imagination and reality, masculine and feminine attitudes toward love, and other themes. This is a rich resource for the study of Don Quixote and of the influence of art on life.
Online
2005; 1995
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Nathaniel Hawthorne [electronic resource]

For many, The Scarlet Letter represents the pinnacle of 19th-century literature. In this program, three leading Hawthorne scholars use the novel and several Hawthorne short stories to explore issues of interpretation and literary analysis. Each work is discussed in relation to American culture and political events. Significant details of Hawthorne's life are also illuminated. Experts include Millicent Bell, a leading Hawthorne scholar; Professor Larry Reynolds, President of the Hawthorne Society; and Professor Brenda Wineapple, author of a biography on Hawthorne.
Online
2005; 1998
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A Report From the Harvard Business School [electronic resource]: Leadership

Harvard Business School Professor John Kotter and other experts share their views on the topics of leadership, entrepreneurship, and employees. Kotter leads off the program by focusing on the qualities of leadership, as exemplified by Japanese CEO Matsushita, founder of the company that bears his name; General Electric's Jack Welsh; and Wal-Mart's Sam Walton. Emphasizing the importance of good leadership at all levels, Kotter distills leadership into its key elements: the ability to strategize, to inspire confidence and enthusiasm, and to motivate all workers. In addition, he provides a profile of the basic leadership personality.
Online
2005; 1997
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A World Inscribed [electronic resource]: Illuminated Manuscript

Writers write so that the future may learn, a 5th-century French monk once inscribed in a diligent hand. This program is a concise history of the illuminated manuscript and book production. The everyday lives of the writers, scribes, and illustrators are revealed, and honor is paid to the best known: Einhard, biographer of Charlemagne; Gerald of Wales; the Abbot of Wearmouth Jarrow; the poor miscreant scribe, Raulinus; and Jean Mielot, scribe of the court of Philip the Good of Burgundy. The work of husband-and-wife illuminators, Richart and Jeanne de Montbaston, is shown and discussed, along with the operation of Florentine bookseller Vespasiano da Bisticci-book agent to kings and nobles. The program ends with the arrival of the printing press and movable type.
Online
2006; 1996