Health Documentaries

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The Darker Side of America’s Mental Health

People who are struggling with depression are usually willing to do whatever it takes to find some relief. Many people believe that pharmaceutical companies prey on this to be able to sell more medicine and hence make more money.

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Code Therapy

Code Therapy is a documentary that explores how technology can give relief to those who suffer from mental health issues. It’s a relatively new field that has blossomed in the last few years.

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Johnny Physical Lives

Jonathan Adam Neuman began dreaming about becoming a rock star back in the days of the mix tapes. He loved listening to Buddy Holly’s songs.

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Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat

How many of the health problems that we are witnessing today are the result of our modern food culture? With all the advancements in medicine, people should be healthier now than ever before, however it seems like exactly the opposite is the case. 

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Inferno Village

This documentary tells the story of an unbelievable occurrence that has been going on for about a century or so. The village of Jharia in India is located right on a coalfield where an underground fire started in 1916— a hundred years ago, and hasn’t stopped burning yet.

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Letting You Go

This film presents the painful reality of those who have to struggle with mental disease every day. Most of the times medications have little to no effect and the patients are left hanging on to sanity by the fingernails.

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Out of Mind, Out of Sight

Brockville Mental Health Centre is a forensic psychiatric hospital where people who have committed violent crimes are sent to receive treatment for their mental illness.

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Way Beyond Weight

Who is responsible for raising a healthy child? It’s obvious that humanity is facing a huge problem these days: kids are much heavier than they should be.

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Fix it: Healthcare At the Tipping Point

In the last ten years, the premiums for healthcare costs have doubled. No other expense has seen that great an increase over the same length of time.

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Greening The Revolution

Dom Heder, Brazilian Archbishop, once said ‘When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.’ This award-winning documentary is all about food justice.

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Sleepy Hollow, Kazakhstan

A sleep epidemic swept over Kalachi for about three years. The causes remained unknown for a long time even though quite a few scientists worked tirelessly to come up with possible reasons for this condition.

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VICE on HBO: Season 3

VICE is a documentary TV series that travels the world to uncover some of the most intriguing, often controversial, topics that often go uncovered by the mainstream media.

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Northwest Trees

On July 8th, 2014 Washington began offering the sale of recreational marijuana. A few months later in October of 2015, Oregon followed suit and began to offer the same service.

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The Secret Country: The First Australians Fight Back

This 1985 documentary, by John Pilger, shares the shameful and tragic story of the persecution, massacre, and blatant disrespect of Aborigines in Australia.

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Letting Go

Being the parent of a disabled child can be an uphill battle. As the child grows you are well aware that they don’t posses the skills they need to be able to survive on their own.

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When a Mother’s Love is Not Enough

Rosa Monckton has a fourteen-year old daughter with Down syndrome. She has campaigned for over a decade for the rights of disabled children and their families.

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What’s in My Baggie?

During the 1920s and early 30s, there were laws in the United States that prohibited the sales, production, transportation, and importation of alcoholic beverages.

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Here’s to Flint

According to the Michigan Public Act 436 of 2012, the State can take over financially struggling cities by handing over full authority to an appointed emergency manager.

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The Weight of the Nation

Confronting America's Obesity Epidemic

This four-part HBO Documentary Films series explores a situation that has now reached epidemic proportions in the United States. It seems like everywhere you turn some new weight-loss product is being advertised or some new fat-busting system is being promoted.

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Vice on HBO: Season 2

VICE is a documentary TV series that portrays the sometimes-absurd reality of what’s going on around the world. These are the controversial and intriguing stories that the mainstream media usually overlooks.

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ToxiCity

A Story of a Graveyard for Electronics... And People

It’s true what they say: One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure. You wouldn’t believe where most of your discarded electronic goods end up.

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The Gift

The Gift is a very controversial film that documents the phenomenon of deliberate HIV infection. The film tells the stories of two “bug chasers”.

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Desire for Beauty

Things That Mirrors Don't Show

Some believe that the concepts of ugliness and beauty are all in the mind. Maybe that’s why it is said that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’.

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Undrinkable: The Flint Water Emergency

The people who live in the city of Flint, Michigan have been through a lot in the last few the years; including extreme poverty and being labeled the most dangerous city in America.

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