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Health & Social Justice 11 Titles Page:  1 , 2
THE RAISING OF AMERICA
2014,  
This ambitious documentary series and multimedia initiative by the producers of Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? explores how a strong start for all our kids leads not only to better individual life course outcomes (learning, earning and physical and mental health) but also to a healthier, safer, better educated and more prosperous and equitable America. MORE...
ARE WE CRAZY ABOUT OUR KIDS?
DVD, 32 minutes, 2014,  , Dual language disc Audio and Subtitles in English and Spanish
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...
ONCE UPON A TIME
DVD, 32 minutes, 2014,  , Dual language disc Audio and Subtitles in English and Spanish
Imagine how things might be different if all our children had access to high-quality early care and education. This special pre-release from The Raising of America series recovers the little-known story of how Congress passed just such a bill back in 1971, only to have it hi-jacked.
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WOUNDED PLACES
DVD, 42 minutes, 2014,  , Dual language disc Audio and Subtitles in English and Spanish
Too many children growing up in impoverished communities wrestle with the trauma of street violence, structural racism and almost unrelenting adversity. This special pre-release from The Raising of America series asks not what’s wrong with them but what happened to them, and how can traumatized children and communities heal. 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
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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...
THE BELOVED COMMUNITY
DVD and Site/Local Streaming plus DVD, 56 minutes, 2006,  
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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...
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...
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...

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