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Bird Flu Wars
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directed by David Carr-Brown (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 5 mins
The international scientific community has been monitoring the bird flu virus (known as H5 N1) since 1997 when seven people died in Hong Kong. The victims all had had contact with live bird markets there. Dr. Guan Yi, a professor at the University of Hong Kong, explains the path of infection in Southeast Asia (Vie...
directed by David Carr-Brown (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 5 mins
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The Cancer War
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directed by Joel Sucher, fl. 1972-2012, Jane Praeger, fl. 1983 and Steven Fischler, fl. 1972-2012; produced by WNET Channel 13, New York, NY and Pacific Street Films (Hastings, NY: Pacific Street Films, 1983), 56 mins
An investigation into the politics of cancer research.
directed by Joel Sucher, fl. 1972-2012, Jane Praeger, fl. 1983 and Steven Fischler, fl. 1972-2012; produced by WNET Channel 13, New York, NY and Pacific Street Films (Hastings, NY: Pacific Street Films, 1983), 56 mins
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The Children's War: Life in Northern Uganda
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directed by Andrew Krakower, fl. 2003; produced by Andrew Krakower, fl. 2003 and Adrian Glover, fl. 2006-2010, Rare World Features (Burbank, CA: Cinema Libre Studio, 2010), 1 hour 5 mins

Filmmaker, Andrew Krakower, was set to do a film about the successful reversal of AIDS infection rates in Uganda when locals began to tell him of a hidden battle raging in the North. Stories of unspeakable atrocities compelled Krakower to journey north despite warnings by the locals that it was far too dangerous....

directed by Andrew Krakower, fl. 2003; produced by Andrew Krakower, fl. 2003 and Adrian Glover, fl. 2006-2010, Rare World Features (Burbank, CA: Cinema Libre Studio, 2010), 1 hour 5 mins
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The Connection
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directed by Shannon Harvey, 1981-; produced by Harriet Archibald, fl. 2011-2016, Elemental Media (Warren, NJ: Passion River Films, 2014), 1 hour 36 mins
After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, journalist and filmmaker Shannon Harvey traveled the world in search of the missing link in healthcare. From interviewing world leading scientists to meeting people with remarkable stories of recovery from severe back pain, heart disease, infertility, cancer, and m...
directed by Shannon Harvey, 1981-; produced by Harriet Archibald, fl. 2011-2016, Elemental Media (Warren, NJ: Passion River Films, 2014), 1 hour 36 mins
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Dear Talula
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directed by Lori Benson, fl. 2006 (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2006), 34 mins
In this production, filmmaker Lori Benson brings viewers along through the course of treatment for her breast cancer diagnosis from her first doctor visit through surgeries, chemotherapy and searches for alternatives. Support she receives from her husband, family, friends and her love for her one-year-old daughter...
directed by Lori Benson, fl. 2006 (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2006), 34 mins
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Fighting for Life
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directed by Terry Sanders, 1931-; produced by Terry Sanders, 1931-, Sanders and Mock Productions and American Film Foundation (Santa Monica, CA: American Film Foundation, 2008), 1 hour 29 mins

Fighting for Life is a powerful, sobering and emotional feature documentary portrait of American military medicine interweaving three stories: Fighting for Life. Military doctors, nurses and medics, working with skill, compassion and dedication amidst the vortex of the Iraq War. Wounded soldiers and marines reacti...

directed by Terry Sanders, 1931-; produced by Terry Sanders, 1931-, Sanders and Mock Productions and American Film Foundation (Santa Monica, CA: American Film Foundation, 2008), 1 hour 29 mins
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Global Health Frontiers, Dark Forest, Black Fly
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directed by Gary Strieker, fl. 1992, in Global Health Frontiers (Boston, MA: American Public Television, 2013), 57 mins
In poor, remote communities across Africa, parasitic worms transmitted by small black flies infect millions. The resulting river blindness torments sufferers with intense itching, and eventually robs them of their sight. GLOBAL HEALTH FRONTIERS: DARK FOREST, BLACK FLY travels to the front lines of Uganda's fight t...
directed by Gary Strieker, fl. 1992, in Global Health Frontiers (Boston, MA: American Public Television, 2013), 57 mins
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Going Blind
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directed by Joseph Lovett, fl. 1992; produced by Hilary Klotz Steinman, fl. 2005 and Joseph Lovett, fl. 1992, Lovett Productions (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 2010), 1 hour 21 mins
Going Blind is a unique documentary film that increases public awareness of sight loss and low vision issues profoundly affecting the lives of more and more people around the world.
directed by Joseph Lovett, fl. 1992; produced by Hilary Klotz Steinman, fl. 2005 and Joseph Lovett, fl. 1992, Lovett Productions (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 2010), 1 hour 21 mins
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In Search of Sleep
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directed by Josh Freed and Eric Siblin (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 52 mins
According to surveys, over a third of North Americans and Europeans suffer from sleep problems. Modern society is plagued by the sleep-deprived, who cause thousands of auto accidents and other disasters, not to mention marital discord. Josh Freed, the insomniac-filmmaker, hasn't slept like a baby since he was one....
directed by Josh Freed and Eric Siblin (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 52 mins
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In the Family
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directed by Joanna Rudnick; produced by Gordon Quinn, 1942-, Beth Iams, fl. 2005 and Joanna Rudnick, Kartemquin Films (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2008), 1 hour 23 mins

At 31, filmmaker Joanna Rudnick faces an impossible decision: remove her breasts and ovaries or risk incredible odds of developing cancer. Armed with a genetic test result that leaves her vulnerable and confused, she balances dreams of having her own children with the unnerving reality that she is risking her life...

directed by Joanna Rudnick; produced by Gordon Quinn, 1942-, Beth Iams, fl. 2005 and Joanna Rudnick, Kartemquin Films (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2008), 1 hour 23 mins
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