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Borderline Medicine
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directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 1 hour 1 mins
With the U.S. struggling to control soaring health care costs and 37 million Americans not covered by health insurance, the Canadian system of national health insurance looks attractive. This documentary takes a close look at how health care is delivered on both sides of the border. The film begins by comparing pr...
directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 1 hour 1 mins
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Busy Forever
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directed by Guy Brousmiche (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 56 mins
Recent demographic studies show that the aging of the Japanese is occurring at a much faster rate than anticipated. By the year 2025 there will be only two working people for every retired person, and within the next fifty years, one out of every three Japanese will be over 65. The particular Japanese response to...
directed by Guy Brousmiche (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 56 mins
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The Chinese Hospice
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produced by Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 54 mins
In Bejing stands the only hospital in China to specialize in allowing people approaching the end of their lives to die with dignity. It was established ten years ago by Dr. Li Wei, who had been a barefoot doctor in the countryside during the Cultural Revolution. He saw much hardship during those years and vowed to...
produced by Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 54 mins
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Communicating With The
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directed by Naomi Feil; produced by Edward Feil Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 19 mins
The two vignettes depicted in this video show typical examples of troublesome behavior in very old people who are disoriented. The first, Marge, the Blamer, shows an 85-year-old woman accusing her beautician of deliberately ruining her hair. By using the validation method, the beautician does not argue. Instead, s...
directed by Naomi Feil; produced by Edward Feil Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 19 mins
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Dying
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directed by Michael Roemer, 1928- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 1 hour 22 mins
Dying is a personal, profound and poignant memoir of three people and how they faced their deaths. When it was first broadcast twenty years ago it was universally acclaimed. Unavailable for several years, Filmakers Library is proud to re-release this classic cinema verité documentary. The film focuses on three pe...
directed by Michael Roemer, 1928- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 1 hour 22 mins
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Facing Death
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produced by Lars Westman, Sveriges Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 1 hour 1 mins
For more than twenty years, Lars Westman has been filming his mother. The result is a unique record of life's inevitable passage, as well as a tender portrait of an aging mother who lived to a ripe old age in her own home, until complications from a hip injury necessitated her move to a nursing home. When she succ...
produced by Lars Westman, Sveriges Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 1 hour 1 mins
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Flying on One Engine
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directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 51 mins
This is the story of the inspiring work of 76-year-old Dr. Sharadkumar Dicksheet who continues his commitment to the Indian children on whom he operates every year. He performs free reconstructive facial surgery in marathon-like sessions, correcting up to 700 children who have cleft lips and other facial deformiti...
directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 51 mins
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India: Medical Tourism
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produced by ABC Australia (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 26 mins
India’s booming private healthcare system is expected to be worth billions of dollars in the decades to come, as westerners flock to India to get healthy. Fed up with long lines and exorbitant fees at home, these patients can now fly to the subcontinent and go straight to the front of the line for cheap operatio...
produced by ABC Australia (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 26 mins
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It's A Boy!
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directed by Victor Schonfeld (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 41 mins
Many Jews accept without question the ritual circumcision of their sons. In this disturbing and powerful film, made by a Jewish journalist, director and concerned parent, the realities of the procedure and its possible after effects are revealed. Circumcision is the only infant operation that can be conducted anyw...
directed by Victor Schonfeld (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 41 mins
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Living in Africa: African Solutions to African Problems, The Virus That Has No Cure - Zambia
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produced by South African Broadcasting Corporation, in Living in Africa: African Solutions to African Problems (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 32 mins
Worldwide there are over 17 million people infected with the AIDS virus and an estimated ten million live in Africa. The problem is placing a serious strain on the Zambian health system. The film explores ways in which the community is uniting to fight back, caring for sufferers and educating about prevention.
produced by South African Broadcasting Corporation, in Living in Africa: African Solutions to African Problems (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 32 mins
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