Agent Orange - A look at the long-term effects, on U.S. soldiers, the Vietnamese people, and the environment of Vietnam, of the spraying of Agent Orange on Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
Alive! - What happens when five HIV-positive gay men spend a week preparing for their first solo parachute drop?
At the Breaking Point - Short video excerpts that reflect on several crucial aspects of family caregiving-from the effects of Alzheimer's on the spousal relationship to the right to die with dignity.
Beauty Parlor in Rio - Meet Dr. Pitanguy, the "Golden Scalpel" at a leading Brazilian plastic surgery clinic.
Between Midnight and the Rooster's Crow - Traveling along the cross-Andes route of an oil pipeline in Ecuador, a case study of the troubling connections between corporations, Western consumption, and the 3rd World.
Branding Illness - A documentary expose of how pharmaceutical companies create demand for the drugs at their disposal, and buy the science they need to prove their effectiveness.
Changing Your Mind - Illustrates new research in nueroplasticity and how the changing brain plays an important role in treating mental diseases and disorders.
Cholesterol, the Great Bluff - A rigorous investigation on the cholesterol case, dealing with social, political, scientific and economical issues.
The Clitoris - A close look at that part of the female anatomy that exists purely for pleasure, and how this highly sensitive organ has long been ignored or misunderstood in the medical literature.
The Country Doctor - When a countryside doctor finds out that he suffers from a serious illness, he is left with no choice but to find a replacement.
Deadly Inheritance - Examines the social and emotional issues involved in genetic testing, as it follows one family during their months-long wait for the results of the mother's test for Huntington's disease.
Dear Dr. Spencer - From the early 1920s until his death in 1969, Dr. Robert Douglas Spencer practiced medicine in a small town in Pennsylvania, where he treated colds, set fractures - and performed illegal abortions.
Death On Request - Controversial documentary records the last days - and actual death - of a Dutch man who chose euthanasia to end his suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
The Homestretch - Three homeless teens in Chicago fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future.
It's My Life - Zackie Achmat, a leading AIDS activist in South Africa, refused to take anti-retroviral medicines until they were made available by the government in public hospitals and clinics.
Latest News from the Cosmos - It wasn't until Helene was 20 years old that her parents discovered that their autistic daughter was able to not only communicate, but to write deeply complex, philosophical and poetic work.
Made Over in America - In a culture where bodies seem customizable, how do we perceive body image, and how are desires for a better self influenced by reality television and the makeover industry?
Making Every Moment Count - Addresses the complex issues surrounding palliative end-of-life care for children. Psychologist Leora Kuttner profiles five children with life threatening illness, and the families and health professionals who support them.
Confronted with unforeseen pregnancies and, in most cases, abortions, men reveal their feelings and thoughts.
Mind in Motion - An exploration of the latest scientific discoveries about the human brain, an inner cosmos as complex as the universe itself.
Monte Grande - How do body and mind exist as an integrated whole? The eminent neurobiologist Francisco Varela devoted his entire life to answering this question. Featuring His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama
No Ordinary Hero: The Superdeafy Movie - When a deaf actor who plays a superhero on television looks beyond his cape to influence a deaf boy to redefine what "being normal" means, he also finds inspiration to transform himself.
Our Daily Bread - A spectacular visual essay composed of epic tableaus, a haunting vision of our modern food industry, and the methods and technology utilized for mass production.
Our Daily Poison - Reveals how everyday chemicals-pesticides, Aspartame and plastics-may be slowly poisoning us.
Outside In - Spanning nine years, Dr. Kasia Clark's story reveals how the human spirit can combine with medicine, complementary therapies, support, athletics, and art to challenge cancer.
Outsider - Judith Scott had Down syndrome, was deaf, and did not speak. Then, after 35 years of institutionalization, she created a series of sculptures that have fascinated and mystified art experts around the world.
Rare - RARE follows an extraordinary mother in a race against time to find a treatment for her daughter's rare genetic disease.
The Secret Life of Babies - A two-part examination of the psychological development of babies, from intrauterine life to the first months after birth. How do fetuses and babies perceive their worlds, and ours?
Selling Sickness - Explores the unhealthy relationships between society, medical science and the pharmaceutical industry as it promotes not just drugs but also the latest diseases that go with them.
Smoking Kills - Thomas is a hardcore smoker, and he's going to give it up.
Stray Dog - Oscar-nominated filmmaker Debra Granik returns to SW Missouri to look at the life of Vietnam vet, Ron "Stray Dog" Hall, and shatter some stereotypes.
Stroke - A personal film diary of a man's rehabilitation from a life threatening brain-stem stroke.
Tikinagan - Reveals the challenges faced by a native run child care agency in northwestern Ontario.
The Vanishing Line - Chronicles one physician's exploration of how to try and meet the needs of the dying and their families.
Vital Signs - An edgy, raw documentary exploring the politics of disability through performances at a national conference on disability and the arts.
Western Eyes - The search for beauty and self-acceptance of two women of Asian descent contemplating plastic surgery - they believe their appearance, specifically their eyes, affect how they are perceived by others.
What's for Dinner? - Meat consumption in China is skyrocketing; what does it mean for sustainability, public health, food security, climate change, and animal welfare?
With God On Our Side - A comprehensive six-hour series treating one of the most important political and cultural stories in contemporary America: the rising power of the Religious Right from 1950 through the 1990s.
Xmas Without China - Pride and mischief inspire Chinese immigrant Tom Xia to challenge his American neighbors to celebrate Christmas without Chinese products.
More Films & DVDs on Health Issues
Alzheimer's Disease: Inside Looking Out - Through the stories of eight people with Alzheimer's disease, this touching video gives viewers a real and vivid sense of what it's like to experience the early stages of progressive memory loss.
Breasts - Twenty-two women, ages 6 to 84-years-old, discuss how breasts play a crucial role in the experiences of puberty, motherhood, sex, health, and aging. ** 2002 Outstanding Achievement Award, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality **
Casting the First Stone - Focuses on six women who regularly confront each other from opposite sides of a police barricade—three believe that abortion is an inalienable right, three consider it murder.
A Change of Character - This captivating video features neuroscientist Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, author of The Executive Brain, as well as neurologist and best-selling author Dr. Oliver Sacks (Awakenings), in a discussion of frontal lobe damage.
Dancing From the Inside Out - Moving portraits of three outstanding performers with the acclaimed AXIS dance troupe, which includes both disabled and non-disabled dancers.
The Dreamers of Arnhem Land - The two Aboriginal elders who set out to save their community from cultural extinction by combining traditional knowledge and contemporary scientific expertise.
Dreamland - Takes a sharp but disarming approach in examining the romance of gambling, and reveals the decidedly unromantic reality.
Dying to Live - Captures a year in the lives of four people waiting for life-saving organ transplants.
Famous 4A - Set in a hospice care center, captures the bond shared between patients and caregivers, grown children and their ailing parents, while challenging stereotypes of aging and dying.
Fat Chance - Yuka, almost 200 pounds and fast approaching fifty, decides the time has come to lose weight in hopes of becoming healthier and happier.
Flying People - A world champion kite flyer shares his passion for flight with a man blind from birth in this tale of friendship that challenges our notions of disability.
Guinea Worm - Examines the nearly successful fight to eradicate a water borne parasite in Africa.
How Happy Can You Be? - What is happiness? And how do we get more of it? Visiting leading figures in positive psychology and observing clinical experiments, this is a light-hearted but serious investigation.
Killed by Care - Every year, tens of thousands of Americans die as a result of medical mistakes.
Learning To Speak Alzheimer's - Applying the basic concepts of habilitation the video shows how to create a suitable environment in which the person can lead a quality life through proactive adjustments.
Litigating Disaster - December 3, 1984. Bhopal, India. The worst chemical disaster of all time. How has Union Carbide manipulated the US and Indian legal systems for 20 years to avoid facing justice?
Love Limits - Two people with intellectual disabilities and cerebral palsy are united in their commitment to each other and to living their lives with dignity and grace.
Luckey - A highly engrossing family drama about a successful artist who must cope with his sudden paralysis following an accident.
Milk in the Land - How did milk become so popular, and iconic? An entertaining and innovative history and deconstruction of milk and American culture!
A Mother Never Gives Up Hope - Shares the candid and powerful stories of Ruth, Lova, Anne and Rita-four women who are dealing with abuse at the hands of an adult son.
Ms. Conceptions - Dually profound and amusing, delves into the "family values" debate via an exposé of women who are single mothers by choice.
Oedipus in China - Over the last ten to fifteen years, the development of psychoanalysis in China reflects the changing needs of a society that is just learning how to express personal feelings.
Old Men - An intimate ethnographic portrait of the elderly men living on one street in Beijing, China.
Portraits of Age - A look at the changing nature of the "senior" citizen's role around the world.
Private Dicks - Rarely do we hear men talking honestly about their penises - until now. Surveying men from all walks of life, this film explores the naked truth about how men feel about their penises.
The Road From Kampuchea - The story Tun Channareth - Cambodian ex-soldier, landmine survivor and co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Price for his work to ban landmines.
Societies Under The Influence - Argues that the "drug war" we read about in our newspapers everyday is a corrupt and pernicious front that protects our judicial system, big business, organized crime and American foreign agendas.
Surrounded by Waves - A global exploration of the health impacts of electromagnetic waves in our wireless technology.
Travis - The inspirational story of a 10-year-old boy with full-blown AIDS.