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Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts

Aug 23, 2019

FAT: A Documentary (2019)


Health expert Vinnie Tortorich exposes the history behind widespread myths and lies regarding healthy eating, fat and weight loss.

Aug 21, 2019

Andy Irons: Kissed by God (2018)


A documentary about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons. Andy struggled with the same demons that millions of people worldwide battle with daily. Andy was an incredible presence on the world stage as the "People's Champion." He was the pride of Hawaii and revered around the world for his blue collar rise to fame and success. However, many were unaware of his internal battles that led to his demise. As the opioid crisis rises to a national emergency in the United States, the untold story of Andy's life serves to tear down the myths associated with these two ferocious diseases.

Aug 18, 2019

Extremis (2016)


Witness the wrenching emotions that accompany end-of-life decisions as doctors, patients and families in a hospital ICU face harrowing choices.

Aug 16, 2019

The Lion's Mouth Opens (2014)


A documentary on young actress, Marianna Palka, as she confronts her risk of Huntington's Disease.

Aug 11, 2019

What the Health (2017)


An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.

Aug 5, 2019

Jackson (2016)


With a single abortion clinic remaining in the state of Mississippi, the city of Jackson has become ground zero in the nation's battle over reproductive health-care. Jackson is an intimate portrait of the interwoven lives of three women in this town. Wrought with the racial and religious undertones of the Deep South, the lives of two women are deeply affected by the director of the local pro-life crisis pregnancy center and the movement she represents.

Aug 1, 2019

The Student Body (2016)


When a brave high school student takes a stand against state-mandated BMI tests of her peers, she finds herself in the middle of a heated national controversy, sparking a battle of wills between herself and government officials.

Jul 31, 2019

Unrest (2017)


Journalist Jennifer Brea documents her struggle with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. After spiking a 105 degree fever shortly after being accepted to a PhD program at Harvard, Brea manifested a mysterious cluster of symptoms, including extreme weakness, fatigue, full-body pain and mental confusion. After being dismissed by doctors, she discovered a community of patients similarly struggling with the mysterious disorder after making videos from her bed about her situation and posting them online. The documentary includes interviews with Brea, as well as her Skype interviews with other isolated patients who are similarly bedridden and struggling to make sense of how their lives have permanently changed.

Jul 30, 2019

The Sensitives (2017)


This film documents three families struggling with extreme sensitivities to everyday elements of our surroundings. Perfumes, pesticides, even cell phones can trigger debilitating symptoms in these sufferers of environmental illnesses.

Jul 29, 2019

Drop by Drop (2015)


A Wisconsin doctor's controversial allergy treatment is shunned by the medical community for over half a century. Is a cure for the growing allergy epidemic on the horizon or will red tape keep patients wheezing?

Jul 27, 2019

Weed the People (2018)


Cannabis has been off-limits to doctors and researchers in the US for the past 80 years, but recently scientists have discovered its anti-cancer properties. Armed with only these laboratory studies, desperate parents obtain cannabis oil from underground sources to save their children from childhood cancers. "Weed the People" follows these families through uncharted waters as they take their children's survival into their own hands. Some of their miraculous outcomes beget the unsettling question at the heart of the film: If weed is truly saving lives, why doesn't the government want people to access it?

Breaking Habits (2018)


Cheated by her stealing, polygamist husband of 17 years, once high-flying corporate exec Christine Meeusen fled penniless with her three young children as her American dream began to unravel. Determined to make a living for her family, she discovered the lucrative business of cannabis farming and met her calling as founder of medicinal-marijuana empire Sisters of the Valley. Shedding her former life, Christine became Sister Kate; on a mission to provide her products to those in need. Fighting off the county sheriff, and protecting her crop from deadly black market thieves, BREAKING HABITS is a story of rebellion, hope and revival.

Jul 25, 2019

Feel Rich: Health Is the New Wealth (2017)



Documents the nascent self-love revolution emerging in urban communities. Narrated by Quincy Jones III, the film features interviews with iconic artists, producers, urban farmers and meditators who have made dramatic changes in their lives by opening themselves up to new ideas about what it means to be rich. Our audience will embark on a journey led by Common, The Game, Crystal Wall, Paul Wall, Fat Joe, Russell Simmons, Stic.Man, Afya Ibomu, Jermaine Dupri, Slim Thug, Styles P and the legendary Quincy Jones that provides unique context to the global health crisis in urban communities by offering a backstage pass into the hearts and minds of the hip hop elite.

End Game (2018)



Where will loved ones spend their last days? Who will be in the room? What feelings and secrets need to be shared with family before it is too late? Acclaimed Academy Award-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (The Times of Harvey Milk, The Celluloid Closet, Paragraph 175) probe these questions and more in the context of two San Francisco Bay Area medical facilities on the forefront of creating new paradigms for end of life decisions with grace.

Jul 19, 2019

The Bleeding Edge (2018)



America has the most technologically advanced health care system in the world, yet medical interventions have become the third leading cause of death, and the overwhelming majority of high-risk implanted devices never require a single clinical trial. In THE BLEEDING EDGE, Academy Award (R) nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (THE INVISIBLE WAR, THE HUNTING GROUND) turn their sights on the $400 billion medical device industry, examining lax regulations, corporate cover-ups, and profit driven incentives that put patients at risk daily. Weaving emotionally powerful stories of people whose lives have been irrevocably harmed, the film asks: what life-saving technologies may actually be killing us?

Sprayed (2017)



This documentary explores what happens when different communities get sprayed from above. Whether it is Naled sprayed on Miami residents for the War on Zika, or the neurotoxin Agent Orange sprayed over the Vietcong in the War on Vietnam, or the release of GMO mosquitoes over Brazilians with pyriproxyfen added to their drinking water in the War on Dengue, what are the results for nature and humanity? Sprayed brings the viewer to the Vietnamese detoxification and rehabilitation centers to meet Agent Orange survivors, parents the babies born with microcephaly that triggered the global response to Zika, and to sprayed Florida residents. Perspectives of doctors, scientists, and politicians are balanced with voices of with ordinary citizens and victims to explore their concerns about the the potential impact on future generations.

Jul 16, 2019

Root Cause (2019)



Documentary featuring opinions from doctors and dentists from around the world on the health effects of the root canal procedure.

Jul 15, 2019

Life Overtakes Me (2019)



In the grip of trauma, hundreds of refugee children in Sweden withdraw from life's uncertainties into a coma-like illness called Resignation Syndrome.

Jul 1, 2019

The Care They've Earned (2018)



It is a gripping look into six proud veterans' experiences with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) as they seek to manage the mental and physical trauma they sustained in uniform. The documentary details their experiences with an embattled VA - from botched surgeries to misdiagnoses to personnel shortfalls - and educates about the fundamental changes and reforms that are needed to ensure our veterans are taken care of in a way that honors their service. It asks viewers to reflect on serious and complex questions about what kind of care our veterans have earned after they hang up their uniforms and when, how, and where they receive that care. The Care They've Earned tells the stories of six veterans, but it highlights the struggles of finding adequate health care that all veterans face. It educates about the opportunity that more choices could mean for our veterans to receive the care they need - when and where they need it.

Jun 28, 2019

Drug$ (2018)



A story that unpacks the mystery of modern medicine's skyrocketing price tag and how it affects the people struggling to stay alive.


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