Documentaries about Health
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Ike - Knowledge Is Everywhere (2014)
The future of our children, our health, and our society, will depend on how we meet the defining social challenge of our time: developing a quality, comprehensive education...
Monsanto, America's Monster
Last month, the University of San Francisco made an alarming discovery, that 93% of Americans tested had traces of a chemical called glyphosate in their urine. Last year, the...
What a Strange Way of Life (2015)
This documentary closely follows the eco-village Cabrum, a recent community in northern Portugal; Cooperativa Integral Catalana, in Barcelona, which practices self-management...
Used and Betrayed - 100 Years of US Troops as Lab Rats
On Memorial Day, politicians will speak at ceremonies all over the country and repeat their favorite mantra: “Support the troops.” This pledge is hammered into the American...
Neurons To Nirvana: Understanding Psychedelic Medicines (2013)
A mind-blowing documentary about the resurgence of psychedelics as medicines. Through interviews with the world’s foremost researchers, writers, psychologists and pioneers in...
Ola - Health Is Everything (2013)
A timely and emotional debut documentary that celebrates Hawaii's most cherished social values, Ola challenges us to rethink what it means to be healthy. Ola (Hawaiian for...
GMO OMG (2014)
GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps...
Under the Dome: Investigating China’s Smog (2015)
A controversial film by celebrity journalist Chai Jing investigating China's air pollution problems. Chai Jing started making the documentary when her as yet unborn daughter...
The Secrets of Sugar (2013)
We've heard for years about the dangers of eating too much fat or salt. But there have never been recommended limits for sugar on Canadian food labels, despite emerging...
Origins (2014)
This is a movie about how we have left the natural connection to the planet. The movie investigates how this has happened, the incredible amounts of pollutants that we are...
The Sacred Science (2011)
The Sacred Science is a groundbreaking documentary that captures an unprecedented glimpse into the ancient healing practices of the Amazon rainforest’s medicine men, or...
OverCriminalized (2014)
It's simple. Diversion programs work better than incarceration - for everyone. In cities like Seattle, San Antonio, and Salt Lake City, we see that successful solutions are a...
Lessons Of Darkness (1992)
Straddling a line between documentary and science fiction, Werner Herzog's Lektionen in Finsternis is an epic visual poem set in the burning oil fields of Kuwait following the...
The Land of Fires
Natural beauty, fertile lands and good food, this the description of the southern regions of Italy, a piece of heaven on Earth which the Ancient Romans used to call "Campania...
Canada's War on Weed
With a reported value of over six billion dollars, it's no secret that marijuana in British Columbia is big business. However, due to the recent legalization of weed in...
Penn & Teller Bullshit! - Circumcision
Is circumcision a valid practice? Penn & Teller look at the various justifications behind the procedure and try to determine whether there exists a medical or social...
Prosocial Progress: A Blueprint For Social Sustainability (2013)
Prosocial Progress aims to demonstrate how behavioural science can be utilised on a large scale in areas of child development, education and the culture itself in order to...
Fed Up! Genetic Engineering, Industrial Agriculture and Sustainable Alternatives (2006)
About 70% of the food we eat contains genetically engineered ingredients and the biotech industry is spending million a year to convince us that this technology is our only...
WEED (2013)
Finally someone in the mainstream media has changed their opinion on cannabis and he is sharing his new opinion with the world. That someone is CNN news correspondent...
The Botany of Desire (2009)
The Botany of Desire is a PBS documentary on the evolutionary relationship between humans and plants, based on the book by Michael Pollan.
Mom, Why Did You Circumcise Me?
This documentary was made by journalist/filmmaker Michael Schaap. See his latest works by visiting his site:http://www.macdocman.com/
Werner Herzog Made a Documentary About Texting While Driving. And It's Haunting.
"From One Second to the Next," the rather unlikely film above, came together when AT&T approached the legendary German filmmaker Werner Herzog and asked if he would direct...
Laughology (2010)
Laughter... Plato Hated it. The Bible discouraged it. The school you went to probably banned it. The first ever feature documentary about the subject, Laughology is a...
Development in Bad Waters (2013)
Many of us still don’t know the difference between charity and development. While the total amount of foreign aid to Bangladesh since its independence is nearing $50 billion...
Stigma (2012)
"STIGMA" is an award-winning documentary which follows filmmakers Jeff Johns and Ryan Loughridge as they travel the globe to discover why more hasn't been done to completely...
King Corn (2007)
KING CORN is a fun and crusading journey into the digestive tract of our fast food nation where one ultra-industrial, pesticide-laden, heavily-subsidized commodity dominates...
The Big Fat Truth about Low Fat Foods (2011)
For thousands across the UK, the new year usually means a new diet. But it's the supermarket rather than the health club that many are turning to. The low fat food industry...
Globesity: Fat's New Frontier (2012)
Obesity is no longer just a rich country's problem. It's now taken hold in poor and emerging countries and is rapidly developing into an insurmountable health crisis. Type 2...
Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis (2011)
Montana PBS's new documentary, Clearing the Smoke, reveals how cannabis acts on the brain and in the body to treat nausea, pain, epilepsy and potentially even...
Fat Head (2009)
While most people saw the documentary Super Size Me as an expose of the fast food industry, comedian and former health writer Tom Naughton saw it as a dare: He'd show that you...
The Drugging of our Children (2005)
Excessive talking, fidgeting, or squirming. Often loses things. Difficulty remaining seated, playing quietly, or sustaining attention. Sound like your child? The American...
Frankensteer (2005)
FRANKENSTEER is a disturbing yet compelling documentary that reveals how the ordinary cow is being transformed into an antibiotic dependent, hormone-laced potential carrier of...
Bad Medicine: The Human Cost of Animal Experiments
Bad Medicine is the first UK produced film exposing the full implications of basing a system of medicine on the practice of animal experimentation, or vivisection, and was...
Plastic Planet (2009)
Werner Boote presents an up-close and personal view of the controversial and fascinating material that has found its way into every facet of our daily lives: plastic. He...
Hannah's Anecdote
This is a film about Hannah Bradley who was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in 2011, age 26. Even after surgery and radiotherapy, Hannah's future was still severely...
Sex, Lies, & Cigarettes (2012)
A cigarettesmoking 2-year old, who became a global YouTube sensation in the summer of 2010, has unwittingly become the poster child and symptom of a Big Tobacco-sponsored...
When Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories (1992)
This Academy Award-nominated film features compelling first person accounts which reveal the physical, legal, and emotional consequences during the era when abortion was a...
Pig Business (2009)
Pig Business investigates the rise of factory pig farming, a system which abuses animals, pollutes the environment, threatens human health through dangerous overuse of...
In Our Backyard (A Monsanto Introspective) (2009)
The focus of the piece is on a small village just east of St. Louis known as Sauget. Years ago this tiny area was incorporated as Monsanto. For those who remain unaware...
Under Our Skin (2008)
Exposes the hidden epidemic of Lyme disease and reveals how our corrupt health care system is failing to address one of the most serious illnesses of our time. Buy the...
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)
100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he...
ShareCraft | Gamers Saving The Real World
Short documentary film commenting on the success and ramifications of Sharecraft 2012 which was started by the crew of AtheneLive.com. In this video we look at the reasons...
PBS FRONTLINE: The Interrupters (2011)
The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. From...
I Am Fishead (2011)
"WHAT'S WRONG WITH OUR WORLD? THIS IS A FILM FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO KNOW." Every meaningful change starts with awareness. In our culture, we not only praise psychopaths in the...
Forks Over Knives (2011)
What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure. Two out of every three of us are...
Go Organic! (2007)
This series of films provide a refreshing education on the current state of agriculture, pointing out positive sustainable and organic practices that you can take part in. The...
BBC Horizon: Science Under Attack
BBC2 24 January 2011 Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse examines why science appears to be under attack, and why public trust in key scientific theories has been eroded - from...
Human Resources: Social Engineering In The 20th Century (2010)
Human Resources explores the rise of mechanistic philosophy and the exploitation of human beings under modern hierarchical systems. Topics covered include behaviorism...
Medicinal Cannabis and its Impact on Human Health (2011)
In this myth shattering, information packed documentary, learn from physicians and leading researchers about medicinal cannabis and its demonstrated affects on human...
A River of Waste: The Hazardous Truth About Factory Farms (2009)
A heart-stopping new documentary, A RIVER OF WASTE exposes a huge health and environmental scandal in our modern industrial system of meat and poultry production. Some...