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The Human Language Series

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Part 1 - Discovering the Human Language: "Colorless Green Ideas"

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Duration: 56m

Description: In Part One of the Human Language Series: Discovering the Human Language, Noam Chomsky asks, “You meet somebody, say, at a bus stop, and you start having a conversation. How do you do it?” How does anyone know what word to say next? Program one is about words, sentences, and something unique to our species: syntax.

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Part 2 - Acquiring the Human Language: "Playing the Language Game"

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Duration: 56m

Description: Part Two of the Human Language Series, Acquiring the Human Language, asks: are children wrong when they say “he drived” and “two gooses?” How does anyone know what a word really means? Do we inherit grammar? Program two is about how children “acquire” language without seeming to be taught.

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Part 3 - The Human Language Evolves: "With and Without Words"

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Duration: 56m

Description: Part Three of the Human Language Series: The Human Language Evolves discusses why chimps can’t talk and we can. How language must be a biological phenomenon. How the human Larynx “fell” and we acquired new vowels. How we inherited body language, gestures, and facial expressions from our animal past, but only we have the most human thing there is about being human.

Vozvrashchenie (The Return)

The Return


Vozvrashchenie (The Return)

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Description:  1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. digital optical video file DVD video
Performers Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov, Konstantin Lavromenko, Natalii︠a︡ Vdovina.
Summary "Within the emotional vacuum of a fatherless childhood, young brothers Andrei (Vladimir Garin) and Ivan (Ivan Dobronravov) have grown closer than most siblings. But when they least expect it, the father the boys have never known returns. Under the cool midnight sun of a coastal Russian summer, Andrei and Ivan eagerly hop into a car for a week long fishing trip with a complete stranger they desperately need to believe is their father. But as they travel deeper into the Russian wilderness, their journey devolves from vacation to boot camp to father-sons love triangle and ultimately to a test of wills that pushes to the brink of violence."--Container. Notes DVD; enhanced for 16X9 TVs; 1:1.85. Notes Motion picture
Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
Special Features include: The Return: A Film About the Film (2004, 63 min. color), theatrical trailer, 3 stills galleries.
Executive producer, Elena Kovaleva; sound, Andrey Khoudyakov; editor Vladimir Mogilevsky; art director Janna Pakhomova; cinematography, Mikhail Kritchman; music, Andrei Dergatchev.
In Russian with optional English subtitles.
Venice Film Festival 2003: Golden Lion Best Film & Best First Film.
MU Performance rights: Home view.

ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

Escape Fire


ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

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Summary "ESCAPE FIRE examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. Award-winning filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke follow dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the US military. ESCAPE FIRE is about finding a way out. It's about saving the health of a nation."

Film makers and credits: http://www.escapefiremovie.com/film-makers

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