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The American Abortion War

The Abortion War

It has become one of the most vicious, important and divisive battlegrounds in the 2012 US presidential election. Since it was legalised in 1973, the issue of abortion has polarized the US, but now the battle has been taken to a new level....

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Birth in Nepal

Birth in Nepal

Nepal has some of the worst maternal death statistics in the world, with some six women dying in childbirth every day. Despite the political instability of the past ten years of civil war, the Nepalese government is introducing measures to improve safety for...

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The Weight of the Nation: Challenges

The Weight of the Nation: Challenges

Obesity is a very serious medical condition, no longer viewed as strictly an issue of cosmetics. It's a contributing factor in the death and disability of too many of our neighbors, friends and family members, and its societal costs are astronomical. Although overall...

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The Weight of the Nation: Choices

The Weight of the Nation: Choices

The second film in the series poses a question that almost anyone who's struggled with excess weight has asked, if only in jest: For all the remarkable high-tech tools available to medicine, for all the billions of dollars in drug research, there's still...

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Seeds of Freedom

Seeds of Freedom

Seeds of Freedom charts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolise the global food system. The film highlights the extent to...

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The Price of Life

The Price of Life

Documentary about the rationing of high cost cancer drugs by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. On a finite budget, the NHS cannot afford to offer every treatment on the market, so how is it decided which medications should be made...

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The Lazarus Effect

The Lazarus Effect

The 30 minute film illustrates the transformative effect of life-saving antiretroviral medicine through the stories of HIV+ people in Zambia. By taking the ARV medicine – 2 life-saving pills that cost around 40 cents a day – in as few as 40 days,...

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The Boy Who Can Never Grow Old

The Boy Who Can Never Grow Old

Stuart Wickison has a rare genetic disorder; Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The average life-expectancy with this condition is in the early twenties, Stuart is nineteen. But, its now he's embarking on one of the most important journeys of his life. Over the next two...

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