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Ebola: Inside the Deadly Outbreak
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Ebola: Inside the Deadly Outbreak

Richard Besser, ABC News’ chief medical editor, travels to West Africa where the worst outbreak of Ebola in history has claimed thousands of lives. Ebola: Inside the Deadly Outbreak investigates the origins, containment and implications of the deadly disease. Besser makes the risky journey to the Ebola hotspot of Monrovia, Liberia, sharing the tragic stories […]
Fast Food
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Fast Food, Fat Profits: Obesity in America

With two-thirds of Americans currently overweight, Fast Food, Fat Profits: Obesity in America addresses the growing rate of obesity and the multitudinous number of health conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, that have become increasingly common as a result of that rise. It also draws attention to how minorities, such as African-Americans and Hispanics, are […]
The Lazarus Effect
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The Lazarus Effect

The Lazarus Effect documents the successful treatment of HIV/AIDS patients in Africa. Directed by Lance Bangs and produced by Spike Jonze, the film focuses on the positive effect of free antiretroviral drug therapy in Africa. The documentary, filmed in Zambia, follows several infected people and details their continued improvement after beginning free antiretroviral drug therapy. […]
Fat Head
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Fat Head

In Fat Head, comedian Tom Naughton examines and attempts to refute Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Super Size Me, critically examining the science and information put forward in that film. Having watched it as part of his research into a comedy piece he was working on, he became sceptical of the claims made, such as the one […]
Food
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Food, Inc.

Food, Inc. unveils some of the sombre practices underpinning the American food industry, exploring how corporations place profits before consumer health, worker safety and the environment. This documentary argues that industrial production methods are not only inhumane, but they are also unsustainable from an economic and environmental standpoint. Filmmaker Robert Kenner visits farms and slaughterhouses […]
The Business of Being Born
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The Business of Being Born

Childbirth is a miraculous event that spawns life, but like most things in the capitalist world, it is also a business. The Business of Being Born is an in-depth analysis into how the industry operates. Giving birth in hospitals involves a whole host of expensive drugs and doctors, while home births require only a midwife […]
Sicko
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Sicko

Sicko is a documentary by filmmaker Michael Moore that takes an in depth look at how the state of healthcare in the United States is harming its citizens. A combination of personal interviews, discussions with healthcare workers, and historical recordings of politicians shows the origins and consequences of the nation’s decisions. In order to make […]
One Night in Bhopal
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One Night in Bhopal

The Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984 was one of the world’s most devastating industrial disasters and remains a cautionary tale about the importance of safety regulations. It occurred when methyl isocyanate gas leaked from a pesticide plant, killing 3,787 people almost immediately and causing many further illnesses and related deaths over the years. In this […]
Super Size Me
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Super Size Me

Documentary director Morgan Spurlock features as the guinea pig in this film about the fast food industry. Inspired by America’s obesity epidemic, he goes on a diet of McDonald’s three times a day for thirty days straight in order to examine the effects of fast food consumption on the body and mind. The effects of […]
The Way of All Flesh
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The Way of All Flesh

The Way of All Flesh by Adam Curtis tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, who died of cervical cancer in 1951, and how her cells led to significant breakthroughs in medical research. Before Lack’s death, cells were extracted from her body and taken to the laboratory for cultivation with the hope of finding a cure […]