The Health and Health Care Collection

From aging to bioethics to environmental health to medicine to maternal care to public health to mental health, THE HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE COLLECTION provides a broad examination of the field of health and health care. The films look at health care delivery not just in the U.S., but in many countries around the world, including Nicaragua, South Africa, India and Cambodia among others. Most of the films examine health and health care in its social and historical context, providing a deeper understanding of the challenges of providing state of the art health care around the world in the 21st century.

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The Health and Health Care Collection includes the following titles:

Refrigerator MothersRefrigerator Mothers

From the 1950's through the 1970's, autism was widely blamed on cold and rejecting mothers. This film explores the devastating impact of this misdiagnosis through the stories of seven mothers and their children.

The Fanlight Collection | 2002 | 53 minutes | College/Adult/Professional

Refugees, asylees and caregivers share their stories to help professionals and volunteers understand the needs of the more than a million survivors of torture rebuilding lives in the US.

Bullfrog Films | 2014 | 57 minutes | 10 - 12, College, Adults
Return to the BodyReturn to the Body

Rebecca Torosian is a surrogate partner therapist, engaging in education and often intimate physical contact and/or sexual activity with clients as part of her practice.

MediaStorm | 2017 | 24 minutes | college, adults
Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Métis ChildRichard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Métis Child

The story of Richard Cardinal, a M├ętis child separated from his parents at four, and in and out of 28 foster homes, group homes and shelters before committing suicide at the age of 17.

National Film Board of Canada | 1986 | 29 minutes
Rising WatersRising Waters

Shows that global warming is already hurting the Pacific Islands.

Bullfrog Films | 2000 | 57 minutes | 7-12, College, Adult
Rite of PassageRite of Passage

When Madje grew old and her dementia didn't allow her to live alone anymore, her only child, successful photojournalist Maggie, took her from Texas to Miami to take care of her, and documented Madje's life in an assisted living facility.

MediaStorm | 2012 | 16 minutes | 7-12, college, adults
Rule of LawRule of Law

A newly-disabled outlaw and country lawyer in Tennessee lead a class action lawsuit that affects the rights of 55 million people.

Bullfrog Films | 2017 | 47 minutes | 10 - 12, College, Adults

A vivid look at the benefits of Deep Brain Stimulation for a Parkinson's disease patient.

The Fanlight Collection | 2007 | 31 minutes
Sacred SoilSacred Soil

The Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation exhumes up to 1,000 bodies a year to identify them, and return the remains to their families.

Icarus Films | 2008 | 22 minutes | 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
Sacred WaterSacred Water

Immerses the viewer into a modern Rwanda rediscovering its heritage in a most secret way: female pleasure.

Icarus Films | 2017 | 60 minutes

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