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Back Wards to Back Streets
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directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1987), 1 hour 5 mins
When the Supreme Court decreed that mental patients able to live safely in freedom could not be kept in institutions against their will, it was hailed as a humane step forward. They were to return to their communities and receive supportive care. But that support never came through. The patients ended up in back s...
directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1987), 1 hour 5 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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Our Children At Risk
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directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg, Public Policy Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 58 mins
Our Children At Risk examines why millions of today's young children may fail to reach their full developmental potential and considers the positive steps the U.S. can take to address this crisis. The program features families with young children who are going hungry and foregoing necessary medical care as well as...
directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg, Public Policy Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 58 mins
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Sex and Other Matters of Life & Death
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directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg, Public Policy Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour
This film chronicles a year in the life of STAR Theater, a vibrant teenage theater company that performs for adolescents throughout New York City. The performances raise awareness about the risks young people face in the age of AIDS. As the film evolves, viewers discover that the performers are struggling with the...
directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg, Public Policy Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour
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Can't Afford to Grow Old
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directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg, Public Policy Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 1 hour 7 mins
As you age you probably will want to live with the familiar comforts of your home, but you'd better be healthy and wealthy. The reality of aging in America is that there is no help in paying for a nurse or a housekeeper if you become disabled and need assistance. All your family can do is place you in a nursing ho...
directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg, Public Policy Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 1 hour 7 mins
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Making Welfare Work
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directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg, Public Policy Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 56 mins
Making Welfare Work examines the current wave of welfare reform in America. In recent years, many Americans - while troubled by the plight of the poor - have become frustrated by what appears to be a permanent subculture of welfare dependency in this country. As a result, a number of states are experimenting with...
directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg, Public Policy Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 56 mins
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Our Families, Our Future
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directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg, Public Policy Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 1 hour 22 mins
Our Families, Our Future is a portrait of the American family in crisis. The "traditional" American family has changed dramatically over the past 30 years, as half of marriages now end in divorce and 70 percent of the children spend part of their childhood in a single-parent household. Yet Our Families, Our Future...
directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg, Public Policy Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 1 hour 22 mins
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Sound and Fury: The Communication Wars of the Deaf
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directed by Josh Aronson; produced by Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 1 hour 32 mins
Sound and Fury takes viewers inside the seldom seen world of the deaf to witness a painful family struggle over a controversial medical technology called the cochlear implant. Some family members celebrate the implant as a long overdue cure for deafness while others fear it will destroy their language and way of l...
directed by Josh Aronson; produced by Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 1 hour 32 mins
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Uncovered
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directed by Roger Weisberg and Dave Grabias; produced by Dave Grabias and Roger Weisberg, Public Policy Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 19 mins
Uncovered puts a human face on America's health care crisis by chronicling the harrowing struggles of the Nazaretyan family to care for their disabled children without insurance. George and Narine Nazaretyan's twin babies were born three months prematurely and remained in the neonatal intensive care unit for fifte...
directed by Roger Weisberg and Dave Grabias; produced by Dave Grabias and Roger Weisberg, Public Policy Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 19 mins
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Waging A Living
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directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg, Public Policy Productions and WNET Channel 13, New York, NY (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour 26 mins
More than 30 million Americans one in four workers are stuck in jobs that pay less than the federal poverty level for a family of four. Waging A Living chronicles the day-to-day battles of four low-wage earners struggling to make work pay their bills. Shot over a three-year period in the northeast and California,...
directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg, Public Policy Productions and WNET Channel 13, New York, NY (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour 26 mins
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