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6000 A Day: An Account of a Catastrophe Foretold
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directed by Philip Brooks, 1953-2003 (Boston, MA: Icarus Films, 2001), 56 mins
6000 A DAY - ACCOUNT OF A CATASTROPHE FORETOLD reveals how the world's top decision makers knowingly failed to prevent the spread of the AIDS. It examines the failure of key individuals, prominent NGO's, and governments to act as they allowed a catastrophe to fester - a catastrophe that undoubtedly could have been...
directed by Philip Brooks, 1953-2003 (Boston, MA: Icarus Films, 2001), 56 mins
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Able to Laugh
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directed by Michael J. Dougan, fl. 1993; produced by Michael J. Dougan, fl. 1993 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 1993), 27 mins
Enter the world of disability as interpreted by six professional comics -- who happen to be disabled. This video is about the awkward ways disabled and able-bodied people sometimes relate to each other, and about how humor can remove the barriers of fear, guilt, vulnerability and misunderstanding. An unusually eff...
directed by Michael J. Dougan, fl. 1993; produced by Michael J. Dougan, fl. 1993 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 1993), 27 mins
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The Allergy Fix
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(Bullfrog Films, 2014), 44 mins

Why is there such an alarming increase in the number of children with food allergies?

THE ALLERGY FIX explores the science behind the surge in childhood food allergies over the last twenty years. More than three times as many children have food allergies now than twenty years ago. And one out of every three childr...

(Bullfrog Films, 2014), 44 mins
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Bundle of Blues
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directed by Serena Down (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2005), 14 mins
Women who experience postpartum mood disorders can feel that they are all alone, but postpartum depression actually may affect as many as one in five new mothers. Janice first experienced extreme anxiety attacks about three months after her delivery. "I felt like a freight train came through the house and knocked...
directed by Serena Down (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2005), 14 mins
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A Dangerous Idea
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(Bullfrog Films, 2017), 1 hour 48 mins

There is a dangerous idea that has threatened the American Dream from the very beginning. It is a strong current of biological determinism which views some groups, races and individuals as inherently superior to others and more deserving of fundamental rights. Despite the founders' assertion that 'all are created...

(Bullfrog Films, 2017), 1 hour 48 mins
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Death On Request
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directed by Maarten Nederhorst, fl. 1994 (Boston, MA: Icarus Films, 1994), 57 mins
This astonishing documentary records Cees de Joode as he, his wife Antoinette, and his doctor choose euthanasia to end his suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) -- the incurable degenerative muscle disease also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. In 1993, it became obvious that the illness would swiftly t...
directed by Maarten Nederhorst, fl. 1994 (Boston, MA: Icarus Films, 1994), 57 mins
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Dr. Feelgood
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(Bullfrog Films, 2016), 1 hour 24 mins

The story of Dr. William Hurwitz - a preeminent pain specialist sentenced to 25 years in prison for drug trafficking - provides a window into the ethical dilemma of opioid prescriptions. Painkillers give doctors tremendous power to relieve pain, a primary goal of any physician. But this power begets trouble when t...

(Bullfrog Films, 2016), 1 hour 24 mins
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Frankensteer
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(Bullfrog Films), 46 mins

'When you bring a package of hamburger home from a supermarket, you have to treat it as toxic material.' Mike McBane, Canadian Health Coalition
FRANKENSTEER is a disturbing yet compelling documentary that reveals how the ordinary cow is being transformed into an antibiotic dependent, hormone-laced potential carrie...

(Bullfrog Films), 46 mins
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Good Days, Bad Days
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directed by Krista Ledbetter and Gary Ledbetter (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2007), 22 mins
This intimate documentary profiles individuals who love and support someone struggling with mental illness, examining the profound impact that these disorders can have on other family members. A devoted mother supports her daughter, who has bipolar disorder, and talks about ways that we can all help our relatives....
directed by Krista Ledbetter and Gary Ledbetter (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2007), 22 mins
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The Healer's Syndrome
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(Icarus Films, 2017), 52 mins

Many African AIDS patients regularly consult traditional faith healers. Dr. Moussa Maman, an ethno-psychiatrist who has practiced medicine for 20 years, takes us to Benin, Niger and Senegal to meet some of the faith healers. Confusion abounds between those who ease the distress of the AIDS victims, and those who p...

(Icarus Films, 2017), 52 mins
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