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The Designing Healthy Communities Video Resource Library has been produced as a companion series to the four hour Designing Healthy Communities series. Each video is subject driven and is between 10-20 minutes. Produced and Directed by Harry Wiland and Dale Bell.
Company Town - Environmental Injustice, Corporate Accountability, & Community Action
In this groundbreaking investigative documentary, one man goes up against one of the nation's largest paper mill and chemical plants in a bid to save his town from sickness-causing pollution. Official Selection at the Los Angeles Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, and the Sheffield Doc Fest. "Trenchant, disturbing...powerful."…
Genetically Modified Food - Panacea or Poison
In the last thirty years global demand for food has doubled. In a race to feed the planet, scientists have discovered how to manipulate DNA, the blueprint of life, and produce what they claim are stronger, more disease-resistant crops. However, fears that genetically modified food many not be safe for…
Vandana Shiva: Against Genetically-Modified Foods
A scientist, philosopher, feminist, author, environmentalist, and activist, Vandana Shiva is a one-woman movement for peace, sustainability and social justice. After hearing the leaders of world agri-business describe their plan to control the world's supply of food and pharmaceuticals through the use of patented, genetically-engineered seeds, Shiva founded the Research…
From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City - Investigating the Michigan Water Crisis
This film goes beyond the news headlines to spotlight the impact of the devastating water contamination crisis on the people of Flint, Michigan. The film highlights the stories of residents who were personally injured, along with the work of local organizations and individuals that rallied to support them. Flint is…
Owino - An African Slum Poisoned by Lead
Life was peaceful in Kenya's coastal slum of Owino Uhuru until the smoke of an illegal lead-smelting plant polluted the soil and air. The plant that was operating at the heart of this poor community left a path of destruction in its wake: dead workers, hundreds of failed pregnancies and…
Gregory Cajete: An Indigenous Ecology
Interview with Gregory Cajete, a Native American educator whose work is dedicated to honoring the foundations of indigenous knowledge in education. Cajete is a Tewa Indian from the pueblos of New Mexico who has spent his life striving to harmonize indigenous ways of learning and knowing with western science and…
Ecocide - A Fishing Community Struggling to Survive After the Gulf Oil Disaster
On April 20th 2010 the Deepwater Horizon, a Transocean-owned, BP-leased oil rig exploded. The blaze claimed the lives of 11 workers and the uncapped well gushed for 87 days pouring an estimated 4.2 million barrels of oil into the sea. It is considered the worst man-made environmental disaster in US…
Designing Healthy Communities - Design Decisions and Public Health
A provocative and challenging new 4-hour public television series (2012), Designing Healthy Communities, hosted by celebrated author and teacher Richard Jackson, MD, MPH. Dr. Jackson makes the case that the rapidly deteriorating public health of our citizens is linked directly to nearly half-a-century of bad design decisions, now frozen in…
The Sensitives - Living with Environmental Illnesses
For the increasing number of people who are suffering from environmental illnesses, the modern world is full of unseen threats. Pesticides, perfumes, cell phones--any of these can send these individuals into a debilitating downward spiral. Stunningly cinematic, THE SENSITIVES documents three families struggling with these issues. Joe, too sick to…
Final Insult - Chemical Pollutants
A challenging film about people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), FINAL INSULT is a powerful exploration of the human reaction to the accumulated chemical pollutants in our environment. The film tells the story of Diana, Michael, Eve and Julie who all suffer from this newly recognized environmental illness with profound…
Resonance: Beings of Frequency - The Dangers of Mobile Phones
Resonance: Beings of Frequency is the first documentary to investigate the actual mechanisms by which mobile phone technology can cause cancer. The film takes a deeper look at how humanity is reacting to the most profound environmental change the planet has ever seen. Two billion years ago life first appeared…