Uses a fictionalized story with college students to explain different methods of contraception, their advantages, and their disadvantages. Promotes discussion of contraception between partners and shared responsibility for using contraception.
Presents an investigative report on the political, economic, and social development in Kenya and Tanzania, including an extensive interview with Tanzanian President Julius K. Nyerere. Observes that under Kenya's President Kenyatta the capitalistic system of business and trade is largely controlled by foreign investors which has led to increased unemployment and poverty. Explains that in Tanzania people are working together toward socialism as outlined by the Arusha Declaration and foreign investors must invest their profits in Tanzania so that Tanzanians may benefit.
Fruit and vegetables are the familiar products examined in this program. Bill Smith journeys to the farm to see how peas are harvested, processed, and packed – a highly mechanized operation. He visits a strawberry patch where the luscious, red fruit is being picked. As a side trip he visits a carton factory to see how frozen food containers for peas and strawberries are made.
Huston Smith interviews Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt in New York City and Harold Stassen in Philadelphia on what we are really seeking in our diplomacy. They answer that our aim is to build a peaceful world of independent and prospering democracies. They explore ways to do this.
Benjamin Strout (Cinematographer), George Hales (Director)
2 shorts from the ASSIST series together on 1 reel, "Overview of ASSIST" and "The changing field of special education."
Examines the important role of the associate instructor (AI) in a classroom situation with emphasis on AI skill development in the mainstreaming of mildly handicapped individuals. Suggests that the best way to assist these individuals is not through segregated training but rather through the mainstreaming approach, where the person is afforded a more normal classroom experience. Discusses two case histories and outlines a plan for remediation.
Segment from episode 20 of Black Journal. Points out that discrimination within labor unions restricts minority membership, thus perpetuating the existing power structure. Notes that minorities in the New York local of the Transport Workers Union are trying to overcome discrimination by forming their own union. Indicates that although the TWU organizes on Transit Authority property, other groups are not allowed to do so.
Provides beginning sailors with a general overview of the principles and terminology of elementary sailing and the effect of wind upon the sail and boat. Illustrates the functions of the mast, boom, rudder and centerboard housing. Emphasizes that each person must know how to swim and shows the correct way to use a life preserver.
Dr. St. Clair Drake states that the middle class is not only based on the economy, but is a way of life. Black middle and upper classes parallel those of the whites, yet he is "still a brother" and without a "mental revolution" will never escape the bonds of prejudice.
This film shows a typical day at the Exchange Home near the Speech and Hearing Center at Indiana University. Founded in 1938, it is named after the Exchange Clubs of Indiana, which provided funding for the home. The Exchange Home is a two story residence that includes a kitchen, dining rooms, laundry room, play room, TV lounge, and bedrooms for 25 children. A house mother and students majoring in speech and hearing live in the Exchange Home with the children.
Visits Grand Teton National park near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Discusses the life of the early French beaver trappers. Explains their methods of survival, and how they lived, traded, and fought with the Indians. Shows traps used by the early mountain men and demonstrates how they were set. Illustrates with film footage, dioramas, and photographs.
Designed to serve as a stimulus for discussion, this film shows the various steps in determining whether a student will be placed in a special education class. Demonstrates the following procedural steps used by school officials to determine whether Fred will be transferred to a special education class: appointing the case conference committee, sharing information, initiation of individual educational plan, placement review, and revised program. Records Fred's parents being told that his cognitive, verbal, and perceptual progress is below normal for his grade level and shows their disapproval for transferring Fred to a special education class. Indicates that they will request a hearing to determine Fred's status.
Explains that Wellmet House attempts to rehabilitate the mentally ill not by gaining conforming behavior but by helping them relate to other people in natural and unstructured ways. Points out that half of the residents are mentally ill and the other half are college students from nearby universities who staff Wellmet House. Emphasizes the need for each patient to find individual expression. Shows patients and staff at dinner, parties, the local pub, and a house meeting.
Strout, Toby (Writer, Producer); Schwibs, Susanne (script); Sumpter, Wally (Director); Arnove, Robert (Producer); Michael Luhan(Producer);
Documents the political issues and diverse views of the people of Nicaragua during the period surrounding the elections of 1984; the first elections held since the overthrow of the Somoza regime. Sampling the campaigns of seven contending political parties, several major issues surface repeatedly and dominate debate: the direction of national reconstruction, changing social roles and responsiblities (particularly of women and young people), the war with the Contras, economic conditions, the makeup of the electoral process, and the conduct of the election itself.
A detailed look at a centralized, integrated, food service which provides 50,000 meals each day on a large university campus. Includes information about scientific control of the storage environment, computer regulation of inventory, dietary planning, and food quality control.
Follows a variety of activities by a high school filmmaking class involved in creating super 8mm motion pictures. Shows students participating in the following processes: scratching images directly on film, storyboarding and scripting, camera operations, basic lighting techniques, simple animation, pixillation, macrophotography, kinestasis, editing and splicing, adding sound, and critiquing finished film. Emphasizes how communication skills are enhanced by the experiences and includes samples of student productions.
Demonstrates the following procedural steps in reviewing problems between school officials and parents with regard to students: appointing the case conference committee, sharing information, initiation of individual educational plan, placement review, and revised program. Indicates that the appointment of the case conference committee is determined by the child's problems and shows the committee specialist sharing information pertaining to David's behavior patterns. Discusses a program that will remedy David's academic and social problems. | Intended audience: professional. Summary: Explains the five steps of the case conference procedure, and illustrates with a sample case. Accompanies Case Conference: a simulation and source book. [Summary from original catalog card.]
A film describing sorority life at IU, the benefits of joining a sorority, their traditions, and the function of IU's Panhellenic Association. Shows how sorority life offers potential for personal development, exploration, and fulfillment of ideals in addition to lifelong bonding. The film also gives a glimpse into life in a Greek house as an alternative residence lifestyle. Highlights the important contributions Greek societies make to campus life, their role as leaders, and the high scholastic achievement of sorority members.
Dramatizes an open-ended case study in abnormal behavior by portraying Otto as a middle-aged man suffering from real and imagined pressures at home and work. Explains that Otto feels overburdened and insecure in his job as senior book editor and observes him trying to relate calmly to his secretary, his assistant, and his boss. Pictures Otto at home, where his wife complains that he never listens to her and never tells her about his feelings and watches Otto suffering from insomnia and becoming increasingly withdrawn and anxious.
Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Glen Fleck, Elmer Bernstein, Ray Redheffer, Robert Hostick, Parke Meek, Jeremy Lepard
The following is a collection of mathematical peepshows produced for International Business Machines Corporation. Illustrates, in five segments, five basic mathematical principles, using animation and photography. Includes Eratosthenes' method of abstract measurement of the earth, topology, symmetry, functions, and exponents, which were originally part of the Charles and Ray Eames exhibit Mathematica.
This film explores the history and ecology of Hobcaw Barony near Georgetown and the programs of Clemson's Belle W. Baruch Research Institute. The film received the 1973 CINE Golden Eagle Award at the Council on International Nontheatrical Events' annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., and also placed third in national competition in the annual Forestry Film Festival sponsored by the Society of American Foresters.
Shows children in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant section learning about their African heritage through classroom activities and "digs" in vacant lots and urban renewal areas to locate artifacts linking them to their 19th century ancestors. Explains that under "Project Weeksville" the black children are piecing together the history and organization of this self-sufficient black community which existed in the early 1800s. Examines how the Bedford- Stuyvesant residents held off white raiders during the Draft Riot of 1863.
Presents Wendell Castle, a sculptor who likes plastic and rugged woods better than materials which are traditionally used. Explains that Castle creates forms which are both beautiful and functional, relatively inexpensive, and fit with each other in a total environmental situation. Relates that Castle believes art is continually changing because the artist or designer by his very nature cannot be happy with things as they are.
Demonstrates the successful rehabilitation of mental health patients in Palo Alto Veterans Hospital. Explains that they are given tokens for rewards, trained in sheltered workshops, and finally re-established in the outside world. Shows examples of last-phase patients operating their own gas station and renovating a home where other released patients will live. Points out that an ex-patient serves as an advisor for newly released patients.
Depicts man as the end link in "The Chain of Life" and indicates that he is limiting his own survival by destroying other links in the chain. Explains that a healthy environment is as essential to the survival of man as to plants and animals, since man must ultimately consume plants and animals. Points out that pesticide controls can be biological rather than chemical, but consumers prefer "pretty" fruit to the blemished skin of safe fruit. Emphasizes that industries prefer chemical to biological control for economic reasons.
Warning: This film contains nudity and close up images of corpses.
Focuses on Brazilian explorers Orlando and Claudio Villas Boas who, with the aid of the disc-lipped Tchukahmei, search the Amazon jungle from the air and ground for the Kreen-Akrore Indians, a group which has previously killed on sight. Explains that the objective is to bring the Kreen-Akrore to the 8,500 square mile Xingu National Park where Indian culture and economy survive. Records similar efforts to save other Amazon tribes.
William C. “Bill” Smith of Oregon Educational Broadcasting, who hosts and narrates this group of programs, takes youngsters on a day’s jaunt to an Oregon “egg factory,” a dairy farm and a dairy manufacturing plant to show them that, though milk, butter and eggs still come from the same old reliable sources, the ways which they are processed have changed considerably. On a farm where 100,000 laying hens produce enough eggs in one day to feed cities the size of Schenectady; New York; St. Joseph, MO; and Kalamazoo, Michigan, we see how eggs are gathered, cleaned and graded, and sent to market. On the dairy farms we see modern milking methods and milk being transported to a manufacturing plant. Processes involved in bottling milk and making cheese are seen, and the ice cream bar section is visited.
John Beard, Executive Director, Fountain House, Robert Kaiser, Gary C. Bergland, Larry Novak
Shows how Fountain House, located in the "Hell's Kitchen" section of New York City, reintegrates patients returning from mental institutions as functioning citizens. Explains that the house is non-residential and most of the people who come there do not have jobs. Records how Fountain House helps its people find housing, provides vocational training, arranges jobs with nearby businesses, and offers community services in the house itself. Includes conferences between patients and staff at the house and at places of work.
Part of episode 221 of PBL. Studies the widespread and often erroneous notions about welfare recipients. Presents the fallacy that many people on welfare could work if they wanted to. Reveals that 90 percent of all welfare recipients are young children or are aged, blind, or totally disabled. Attempts, through interviews, to give a view of welfare life. Shows segments of the hearings of the President's Commission on Income Maintenance.
Stop-action photography of common school mishaps illustrates potential safety hazards and ways they can be avoided. Points out that a school building is constructed for maximum safety: accidents are caused by people. Stresses the individual child's responsibility for accident prevention.
Develops the need for a artificial hearts while arguing for cautious human experimentation. Interviews Dr. Denton Cooley, who made the first artificial heart insertion, and Dr. Michael DeBakey, who is opposed to heart insertion. Shows the famous Karp operation where Dr. Cooley inserted the first artificial heart. Explains that the main problems in using artificial hearts are the power source and the internal lining of the heart, which sometimes have an adverse effect upon red blood cells.
Indicates that a suicide attempt is a cry for help, sympathy, and understanding--all of which can be handled by the suicide clinic. Indicates that most suicide attempts are the result of a crisis which passes leaving the person fully recovered. Shows that suicides cross all socioeconomic levels and that these individuals are not necessarily emotionally unstable. Links most suicides with long-term depression involving love, work, or physical illness. Looks at the need for recognition and therapy of persons with suicidal tendencies.
Examines Supreme Court rulings regarding civil rights, reapportionment, and criminal procedure in the light of subsequent consequences of these decisions. Interviews allies and critics of the Warren Court, who evaluate the decisions. Reveals that for Earl Warren, the role of the court was that of responding to human needs.
Presents reporters David Brinkley and Walter Cronkite with critics John Fischer and Senator John O. Pastore probing the question of bias in television newscasting. Discusses topics such as the 1968 Democratic National Convention, and the restraints and influences placed upon television by advertising. Shows David Brinkley contending that a completely objective person would be virtually a vegetable and that he strives for fairness, not simply objectivity.
Examines the competitive struggle of cable television operators against movie-theater owners, commercial broadcasters, and the telephone company. Discusses the differences in programming philosophies of commercial and cable TV. Includes a discussion of Federal Communications Commission policies in the regulation of broadcasting.
Reveals the all-too-common plight of one family living in New York City's black Harlem through the photographs of Gordon Parks. Includes the problems of inadequate educational background, restricted job opportunities, a lack of food and adequate heating, the drinking of the father and the despair of the mother, and the hostility and violence that results. Points out the importance of poverty agencies or other help, and leaves the family's difficulties unsolved.
Tells how three boys write a report titled Doomsday 2000 after they lose their ballfield to an apartment project. Analyzes problems of air and water pollution, expanding population, and lack of recreational facilities. Shows the boys preparing a second report recounting how small plots of land are being used to make life more pleasant for children and adults.
This is an excerpt showing one segment of episode 117. Presents critical comments and views of Asian scholar and war correspondent, Bernard B. Fall. Discusses the nature of the war in Vietnam, its effect upon the people, and the possibility of a practical solution. Includes taped comments.
Presents a dialogue between Indian spiritual leader Krishnamurti and the boys of the Thatcher School of Ojai, California, in which Krishnamurti encourages the students to question life in order to enhance their self understanding. Warns against the traditional intellectual and argumentative approach to questioning, which Krishnamurti believes dulls the mind. Shows the boys posing questions concerning war as a way of life, acceptance of death, and such world problems as hunger and poverty.
Bert Shapiro, David Prowitt, Vilma Bautista, Dr. Dean Engelhardt, Dr. Peter Model, Hugh Robertson, Dr. Robert E. Webster, Niyati Yodh, Dr. Norton D. Zinder
Shows an experiment which successfully analyzed the genetic code of a mutant virus. Portrays Dr. Norton Zinder and his colleagues at Rockefeller University as they separate the mutant virus from non-mutant virus, grow new generations of mutants, extract genetic material, and test for possible manufacture of coat protein.
One segment from episode 119 of PBL. Describes the campaign to save Illinois' archaeological sites from urban and industrial expansion. Interviews Stuart Struever, archaeology professor at Northwestern University, who explains the significance of the sites. Shows Struever and others surveying and digging at sites. Ends with the suggestion that the area's heritage could be saved with the help of others.
Traces the history of the black American's participation in the armed forces of the United States, from the Revolutionary War to the war in Vietnam. Reveals little known facts about blacks such as segregation in the military prior to 1947, the first soldier to fall in the Revolutionary War was black, black soldiers were the first to receive the Croix de Guerre in World War I, and over 1,000,000 Negroes served in World War II. Points out that black soldiers have served in the American wars, whether they were accepted socially or not.
Discusses burn injuries in general and new techniques and materials used by the medical researchers to treat burns. Shows patients in various stages of recovery from effects of serious burns. Shows researchers at the Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Presents Indian spiritual leader Krishnamurti speaking of the personal discontent suffered because people compare what they are with an ideal of what they should be. Explains that this comparison takes place because they accumulate emotions such as hatred and aggression in their memory which limits their freedom to be aware of life. Suggests that people must become totally attentive to and aware of their present environment without interference from memory and past experience to end the conflict.
Presents Indian spiritual leader, writer and lecturer Krishnamurti's views of the world crisis which has developed because the old traditions and values are no longer acceptable. States that the greatest miracle is being able to listen with one's mind, eyes, and ears without the raising of self-defenses against what is being said. Argues that hope and faith should not be important and that the only important things in our lives are what we are and what is--not what we think should be--and that this requires a radical transformation of the mind.