Under Our Skin Collection

Show More

2 videos in this collection

Under Our Skin - The Untold Story of Lyme Disease
A chilling tale of microbes, medicine and money, this Oscar shortlisted film has changed the landscape of the Lyme epidemic, bringing unprecedented awareness in an engaging and accessible way. The…
Under Our Skin 2: Emergence
In this dramatic follow-up to the widely acclaimed Under Our Skin, Emergence takes the viewer on a journey from horror to hope. We witness the emerging epidemic of Lyme disease…

Related videos

Under Our Skin - The Untold Story of Lyme Disease
Part of the Series: Under Our Skin Collection
A chilling tale of microbes, medicine and money, this Oscar shortlisted film has changed the landscape of the Lyme epidemic, bringing unprecedented awareness in an engaging and accessible way. The definitive record of the Lyme controversy, Under Our Skin exposes a hidden story of medical and scientific malfeasance and neglect.…
Under Our Skin 2: Emergence
Part of the Series: Under Our Skin Collection
In this dramatic follow-up to the widely acclaimed Under Our Skin, Emergence takes the viewer on a journey from horror to hope. We witness the emerging epidemic of Lyme disease as infection and education spread globally. We watch as the truth emerges about the disease's persistence and reach, about promising…
Hospital - Daily Activities of an Urban Hospital
This Emmy-winning documentary by Frederick Wiseman shows the daily activities of a large urban hospital with the emphasis on the emergency ward and outpatient clinics. The cases depicted illustrate how medical expertise, availability of resources, organizational considerations, and the nature of communication among the staff and patients affect the delivery…
Life Asked Death - Developing Palliative Care in Asia
Life asked Death, "Why do people love me but hate you?" Death responded, "Because you are a beautiful lie and I'm a painful truth." The developing world represents over 80 percent of the world's population. People living in these countries typically die younger, have less education and money. Asia is…
On Behalf of our Breasts - The Dark Side of Screening
Breast cancer kills. But are blanket screening programmes that screen all women, rather than those with symptoms, doing more harm than good? Controversially, studies into the effects of these programmes show they do not reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer. Healthy women are receiving unnecessary diagnoses of pre-cancerous…
Microbe Invasion - The Role Bacteria Plays in Our Daily Lives
Humans are constantly under attack from relentless waves of microbes fighting to set up home in every living environment the body has to offer - and there's no escape. With some of the world's leading microbial experts guiding the way and through extensive use of computer graphics, this fifty minute…
Seven Songs for a Long Life - Our Changing Relationship with Death
Following six hospice patients, SEVEN SONGS FOR A LONG LIFE leads us through our changing relationship with fatal disease--with a funny, touching, and musical lens. Thanks to innovations in medicine, one can now live for years, rather than months, after a terminal diagnosis. Coping with this uncertainty is no easy…
Near Death - The Intensive Care Unit at a Boston Hospital
NEAR DEATH is a film about the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital. The film is concerned with how people face death. More specifically the film presents the complex interrelationships among patients, families, doctors, nurses, hospital staff and religious advisors as they confront the personal, ethical, medical,…
After Tiller - Investigating Third-trimester Abortions
In this Emmy Award-winning documentary, AFTER TILLER intimately explores the highly controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. The procedure is now performed by only four doctors in the United States, all former colleagues of Dr. Tiller, who risk their…
Forest Doctors (M├ędicos da Floresta) - Doctors Bring Healthcare to Indigenous Brazillians
Imagine the reaction of natives, with little or no contact with civilization, who undergo surgery and are able to see again after years in the dark. Get to know this and other stories with the Brazilian Health Expedition in this fascinating documentary about volunteer doctors who bring surgical health to…
Motherland - An Intimate Look at the World's Busiest Maternity Hospital
Taking us into the heart of the planet's busiest maternity hospital, the viewer is dropped like an unseen outsider into the hospital's stream of activity. At first, the people are strangers. As the film continues, it's absorbingly intimate, rendering the women at the heart of the story increasingly familiar. Winner…
It's Not Yet Dark - A Paralyzed Filmmaker Directs a Film with His Eyes
Narrated by Golden Globe winning actor, Colin Farrell, IT'S NOT YET DARK tells the incredible story of a young Irish filmmaker who becomes completely paralyzed from Motor Neurone Disease, but goes on to direct an award winning feature film through the use of his eyes. Nominated for the Grand Jury…