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Health & Social Justice 8 Titles Page:  1
ARE WE CRAZY ABOUT OUR KIDS?
32 minutes, 2013,  
This special ‘pre-release’ from California Newsreel’s forthcoming documentary series, The Raising of America, explores how investments in high quality early care and preschool yield huge personal and social benefits - and pay for themselves many times over. MORE...
UNNATURAL CAUSES
DVD and Site/Local Streaming plus DVD, 7 episodes: 1x56mins, 6x26mins, 2008,  , dual language disc - Menus, Audio and Subtitles in English and Spanish
Facilitator Guide Available
UNNATURAL CAUSES, for the first time on film, sounds the alarm about our disturbing socioeconomic and racial inequities in health - and searches for their root causes. But those causes are not what we might expect. There's much more to our health than bad habits, healthcare or unlucky genes. The social conditions in which we are born, live and work profoundly affect our well-being and longevity. MORE...
MONEY-DRIVEN MEDICINE
DVD and Site/Local Streaming plus DVD, Multi-Version Professionals Edition or Home Video / House Party Edition, 2009,  closed captioned
Money-Driven Medicine is the first and only film to explore the economics underlying – and undermining – America’s dysfunctional health care system and dispels the myths about what’s really driving the costs and quality of care. MORE...
HEALTH FOR SALE
DVD and Site/Local Streaming plus DVD, 53 minutes, India, South Africa, Switzerland, 2007
Health for Sale asks: are the world's largest drug companies, paradoxically, major obstacles to making a healthier world? The film focuses on Big Pharma, the ten largest pharmaceutical makers, who account for 500 billion dollars of world health spending a year and whose 205 billion dollars in pre-tax profits were more than the combined profits of the 490 other Fortune 500 companies. MORE...
THE BELOVED COMMUNITY
DVD and Site/Local Streaming plus DVD, 56 minutes, 2006,  
Facilitator Guide Available
A Chippewa community in a Great Lakes oil town near Detroit is facing a health crisis because of prolonged exposure to toxic chemicals. While the community once enjoyed the highest standard of living in the country, for the past decade miscarriages, reproductive cancers and widespread neurological problems point to the dangers of living near irresponsible corporations. The documentary follows a group of native women who choose to fight against the large corporations for their community’s right to good health. MORE...
A KILLER BARGAIN
DVD and Site/Local Streaming plus DVD, 57 minutes, 2006
The killer bargain referred to by this documentary's title is the availability of cheap consumer goods, imported by Western companies, whose prices don't reflect the human and environmental costs of their production. MORE...
MAQUILAPOLIS
(City of Factories)
DVD and Site/Local Streaming plus DVD, 68 minutes, 2006,  English Closed Captions, In Spanish with English subtitles
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The inspiring story of women workers in Tijuana who, though laboring for poverty wages, still stand up to transnational corporations to win severance pay and to clean up toxic waste sites. MORE...
STATE OF DENIAL
DVD and Site/Local Streaming plus DVD, 83 minutes, South Africa / USA, 2003,  , in English, Sotho and Zulu with English subtitles
South Africa is the country with the highest number of HIV+ people in the world. State of Denial puts a human face on the millions affected by introducing us to six South Africans involved with the AIDS epidemic. It shows how they must fight not only the disease but the greed of the drug cartels and the incomprehensible inactivity of their own government in order to get treatment. MORE...

 


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