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Health & Medical documentaries

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[...]

The Truth About... Looking Good

The Truth About... Looking Good: The cosmetics industry in the UK is worth over £9 billion, selling products which promise to make us look younger, healthier and more attractive. Many of them claim to perform amazing transformations, but how much of what these products claim to do is based on[...]

Are Health Tests Really a Good Idea

  In the 2015 BBC Horizon documentary Are Health Tests Really a Good Idea, Michael Mosley puts himself through a battery of health tests available to people who feel perfectly well. From an expensive heart scan to a new national screening procedure to detect the earliest signs of bowel cance[...]

Allergies: Modern Life and Me

  A 2014 science documentary narrated by Amanda Redman (Sexy Beast) which examines whether there is a relationship between our modern lives and the rising number of people who have allergies.   In Allergies: Modern Life and Me new technologies and a case-study to deduce what kind[...]

ADHD and Me: With Rory Bremner

  British comedian and TV personality Rory Bremner presents ADHD and Me within which he learns about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).   This condition of the brain affects 3% of the population and Bremner believes he has it. Though a lot still needs to be unde[...]

Children of Darkness

  Children of Darkness, a disturbing 1983 documentary about children who are living with mental disorders which have pulled their lives apart.   The film, which was directed by Richard Kotuk and Ara Chekmayan follows a group of children who have been isolated from society because[...]

Boy Interrupted

  Boy Interrupted is a 2009 documentary about Evan Perry, who in 2006 committed suicide at the age of just 15.   The title of the documentary lends itself to the best-selling 1993 book by Susanna Kaysen called "Girl, Interrupted", a book about mental illness in young gir[...]

Yoga, Inc.

Health & Medical Presenter John Philp 2007 Unrated

  Yoga, Inc., a 2007 documentary by John Philp which explores the state of Yoga in the 21st century and what has led to it becoming big business.   Yoga has been around for thousands of years and was a spiritual journey which helped people liberate themselves and become self-aware[...]

What the Health

  What the Health is a 2007 food & health documentary co-directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn which aims to expose negative health impact of dairy and meat products.   The film is a follow-up to the incredibly successful 2014 documentary "Cowspiracy" which focuse[...]

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