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What the Health
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What the Health

What the Health critically examines the relationship between the food systems supervised by the government and corporations. It exposes the corruption and collusion that causes large segments of the population to remain unhealthy and costs trillions of dollars in healthcare. Kip Anderson reveals the key to preventing and reversing the chronic diseases that many people […]
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 […]
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 […]
Fed Up
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Fed Up

It is no secret that America is in the midst of an obesity epidemic, leading to a variety of associated problems such as an increase in diabetes and heart disease. In Fed Up, filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig explores this discouraging trend in people’s heath by delving into the reasons behind this downward turn. While Soechtig uncovers […]
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 […]
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 […]
Extreme Love: Autism
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Extreme Love: Autism

Louis Theroux visits DLC Warren, an innovative school for children with autism located in New Jersey, to gain an insider’s look at the day-to-day lives and challenges faced by the autistic community and their families. Autism, a development disability characterised by a poor ability to socialise and communicate, occurs in approximately one percent of the […]
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 […]
Food Choices
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Food Choices

Food Choices focuses on how the food we consume affects not only our personal health, but that of the entire planet. Filmmaker Michal Siewierski takes an in-depth look at how the consumption of animal products has a long-lasting, negative effect on the earth’s biosphere. Not only does he report on facts relating to the unethical […]
Hungry for Change
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Hungry for Change

Hungry for Change lays bare the secrets that the modern-day food, diet and weight-loss industries would rather consumers not know. Through deceptive marketing strategies, they have joined forces to create demand for nutritionally poor food and keep people “coming back for more”. According to this film, manufacturers of food products do not have consumers’ health […]
Eat, Fast and Live Longer
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Eat, Fast and Live Longer

In Eat, Fast and Live Longer, presenter Michael Mosley examines the effects of the frequency of meals and their content on one’s lifespan. He assesses the impact of calorie-restricted diets and fasting on the human body. Mosley’s interest in fasting is threefold: he wants to lose weight, minimise damage to the body, and live as […]
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. […]