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STILETTO

Health  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

This video examines the high-heeled pump and why so many women continue, despite the physical discomfort and damage, to wear these outrageous shoes.

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THE CHARCOAL PEOPLE

Environmental Studies  Health  Labor Studies  Latin-American Studies  Spanish Language 

This film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Nigel Noble documents the workaday lives of Brazilian peasants who cut down trees in the Amazon rain forest and burn the wood in earthen kilns to make charcoal, an essential ingredient for the manufacture of pig iron in the U.S

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JUNGLE PHARMACY

Biology  Environmental Studies  Health  Latin-American Studies  Science 

Focuses on the work of dedicated physicians, scientists and environmentalists who hope to heighten awareness of the ongoing destruction of one of the world's largest medicine chests, the Amazon rainforest.

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GENETICS: MAN THE CREATOR

Biology  Health  Science 

Examines the remarkable scientific and medical developments made possible by the discovery of the genetic code--including asexual human reproduction, genetic surgery and cloning--and the moral implications of genetic engineering.

ALBERT SZENT-GYORGYI: a special gift
ALBERT SZENT-GYORGYI: a special gift

Biology  Eastern Europe  Health  Science  Physical Science  Pacific Street Films 

Examines the life and work of one of the century's most important and original bio- medical scientists, and winner of the 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine.

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SMOKING: GAMES SMOKERS PLAY

Health 

Examines the hazards and annoyances of smoking and the rationalizations of smokers who persist in their habit despite knowledge of health risks.

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BODY SCULPT: THE VIDEO

Health  Alcohol & Drug Abuse 

Produced by Body Sculpt of New York, an anti-drug/dropout prevention program, this video is designed to educate young people about the dangers of drug abuse while showing them a positive alternative--body-building to improve their mental and physical self-esteem

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DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE

Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Health 

This film explores some of the causes of depression and ways to prevent such feelings from becoming overwhelming. Several teenagers discuss their own struggles with depression and their efforts to come out of it.

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SPINNING OUT

Health  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Examines one of the most misunderstood mental illnesses, schizophrenia, and attempts to dispel the widespread misconceptions, fears and myths about it.

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IN THE HOUSE

Health  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Short Films  Directed by Women 

This short video features three autobiographical stories written and performed by teenagers in a children's psychiatric hospital.

NERVE
NERVE

Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Health 

Four former psychiatric patients in New York and Vienna give moving personal accounts of their personal crises and the nature of their psychiatric treatment, including their experiences with therapy, institutionalization, and medication.

ABUSE OF MEMORY, THE
ABUSE OF MEMORY, THE

Health  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

Examines the phenomenon of Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) by recounting the life of Rachel Downing who, for the last eight years, has been under the care of Dr. Richard Loewenstein, former president of the International Society for the Study of Multiple Personality Dissociation.

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