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Health & Medical documentaries

The Human Experiment

The Human Experiment, a 2013 documentary exploring chemicals in everyday consumer products with narration from American actor Sean Penn (Mystic River).   The film presents evidence gathered by journalists Dana Nachman and Don Hardy who interview people whose lives have apparently been aff[...]

The Weight of the Nation

The Weight of the Nation, a four-part health documentary series looking into the obesity crisis in the United States.   The film looks into all aspects of the problem from its root causes, symptoms and treatments. As well as providing on the ground research, "The Weight of the Nation[...]

Vegan: Everyday Stories

Vegan: Everyday Stories, a non-profit project that follows the lives of four completely different people who have one thing in common: they are all vegan.   If you enjoyed this documentary please consider donating to the filmmakers here: veganmovie.org/donate 

Land of Hope and Glory

Land of Hope and Glory, a 2017 documentary inspired by the 2005 documentary "Earthlings". While Earthlings focuses on animal rights in the United States many people were claiming that the situation in the UK was much better; to set the record straight this free documentary was made featuri[...]

Organic Food: Hype or Hope?

Organic Food: Hype or Hope? Organic food products are growing in demand in the west, however, are they any healthier? After all, consumers pay a premium for it but can one really believe what is said on the label? Who has verified its authenticity?   This film by Torsten Mehltretter inves[...]

Memory Hackers

Memory Hackers: The human brain is certainly a cunning creation, for if it was not able to create memories we would be perpetually stuck in the present and unable to think about the future.   This documentary explores the latest techniques that neuroscientists are using to "hack"[...]

The Big Think: How to Live Longer

The Big Think: How to Live Longer, people a living longer than ever. On average a human will live 2.5 years longer year-on-year. But the odds of living to the age of 100 and above are still very slim. Not only because of your body giving up the ghost but the chances of a random event striking you do[...]

Nova Wonders

Nova Wonders, a new six-part documentary series hosted by scientists Talithia Williams, Rana El Kaliouby and André Fenton which looks into some of the most intriguing and yet to be answered questions in science.   The episodes cover many different disciplines in science including b[...]

Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best?

Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best? Since the turn of the millennium a growing number of children a being referred to gender clinics. Thousands of girls are being encouraged to take the "gender affirmative" approach and change their identity, vice-versa for boys. Is this the right way forwar[...]

Land of Silence and Darkness

Land of Silence and Darkness (original title: Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit) is a 1971 documentary by the German filmmaker Werner Herzog which asks deaf-blind people about their experience of life.   The film centres around Fini Straubinger who lost both her eyesight and hearing[...]

Cannabis to Save My Life

In "Cannabis to Save My Life" Patricia Crone, professor of Islamic history at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton attempts to find out if taking Marijuana can really save a life by fighting cancer.   Patricia was diagnosed with lung cancer which had already spread to h[...]

Fast Food, Fat Profits: Obesity in America

Obesity in America has reached a crisis point. Two out of every three Americans are overweight, one out of every three is obese. One in three is expected to have diabetes by 2050.   The 2010 documentary “Fast Food, Fat Profits: Obesity in America” with narration from acto[...]

Fat Head

Fat Head, a 2009 health and food documentary directed by American filmmaker Tom Naughton which aims to rebut the ideas presented in the 2005 documentary "Super Size Me" by Morgan Spurlock.   Yes there is no doubt that Super Size Me is easily the most pivotal documentary abo[...]

The Future of Food

  The Future of Food documentary by American filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia investigates genetically modified foods which have been sold in the United States since the 1990's and how they have affected the food industry.   GM foods are usually sold in normal packaging, giving[...]

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