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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 Real Sleeping Beauty
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The Real Sleeping Beauty

The Real Sleeping Beauty tells the miraculous story of recovery by Sarah Scantlin, who woke up and started to speak in 2005 after being in a coma that had lasted 20 years. By being the first person to ever speak again after being in a multi-decade coma, Scantlin amazed the doctors who had predicted she […]
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 […]