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Bearing Witness: Robert Coley-Donohue
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directed by Dan Curtis; produced by Adam Symansky, fl. 1977-2010 and Pierre Lapointe, fl. 1989-2008, National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa, ON: National Film Board of Canada, 2003), 1 hour 31 mins
This feature documentary is a portrait of Robert Coley-Donohue a man living with ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, a fatal degenerative neuro-muscular disease that strikes two in 100,000 people. The film follows Robert over the last 3 years of his life. His experience is arduous, but also filled with hope and healing....
directed by Dan Curtis; produced by Adam Symansky, fl. 1977-2010 and Pierre Lapointe, fl. 1989-2008, National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa, ON: National Film Board of Canada, 2003), 1 hour 31 mins
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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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The Chinese Hospice
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produced by Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 53 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), 53 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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East/West Medicine
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produced by Gail Harris (Sherborn, MA: Aquarius Health Care Media, 2000), 27 mins
This documentary, produced by Gail Harris, is about alternative medicine.
produced by Gail Harris (Sherborn, MA: Aquarius Health Care Media, 2000), 27 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: The Slumdog Surgeon
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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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Healing Places: Part of the Body & Soul Series
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produced by Gail Harris (Sherborn, MA: Aquarius Health Care Media, 2000), 28 mins
This documentary, by producer Gail Harris, is about a Swiss wellness clinic.
produced by Gail Harris (Sherborn, MA: Aquarius Health Care Media, 2000), 28 mins
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Human Condition, Food For Thought
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in Human Condition (Millis, MA: Intelecom, 2000), 29 mins
Few people would disagree with the statement that nutrition is essential for sustenance, health, and well being. What may be surprising, however, is the health cost of nutritional illiteracy. Discarding fads and fancy, this program looks at the critical elements of good nutrition, factors that influence eating hab...
in Human Condition (Millis, MA: Intelecom, 2000), 29 mins
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