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Children of Darkness

Children of Darkness

This is an Oscar nominated 1983 documentary film exploring the issue of mentally ill children and the institutions they lived in. The film not only exposed the abuse in mental institutions but it also educated people that mental illness can happen to anyone....

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8.70

The 46 Year Pregnancy

The 46 Year Pregnancy

In 1955, in a small village outside Casablanca, 26-year-old Zahra was pregnant with her first child. But after 48 hours of painful labor the baby was still not born. She was rushed to the local hospital, but in the ward she saw a...

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8.07

Wartorn

Wartorn

After the Civil War more than half of the patients in mental institutions were veterans. In 1980 post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) became an accepted diagnosis for veterans with psychological wounds. Based on personal accounts of American soldiers whose physical and mental health was...

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9.16

The Unspooling Mind

The Unspooling Mind

The Unspooling Mind is a documentary about the human toll of dementia, heart-wrenching decisions for families, the desperate search for care for those who can no longer care for themselves, and seeking help in a place with no return in a country far...

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8.85

The Truth about Depression

The Truth about Depression

Only someone who has had it knows how paralyzing depression can be. No one is immune. There's a one in four chance that depression will affect you at some stage in your life. It's bad enough to get it, but the stigma can...

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7.04

Globesity: Fat's New Frontier

Globesity: Fat's New Frontier

Globesity: Fat's New Frontier reveals the outrageous eruption of a worldwide corpulence in countries where not so long ago famine was number one health issue. In China the usage of sugar and oil has led to rapid enlargement of waistlines; in Brazil global...

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8.75

The Truth About Food

The Truth About Food

Every day we are bombarded with messages about food. What to eat and what not to eat, but what can science tell us? To test the effects of food in our bodies BBC commissioned top scientists from around the world. How to be...

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8.07

Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business - Part II

Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business - Part II

This story is a follow-up to the first documentary about Burzynski, a doctor and biochemist, who in late '60s discovered a new group of peptides in our bodies. After escaping from communist Poland to live in Houston in the 70's, Stanislaw Burzynski persisted...

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8.64

Pandemic: A Horizon Guide

Pandemic: A Horizon Guide

This is a story played out in an era of unprecedented technical change in which new scientific advances have given us the tools to confront some of nature's greatest threats and where shifting national rivalries have shaped their implementation. It is also a...

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7.19

Life After Food

Life After Food

Humanity is going to continue to grow. Everybody eats and everyone needs energy and these constraints are only going to get tighter and we're going to have to improve our understanding of the body and nutrition and design something new. Some people are...

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5.90