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Updated by Sara DeFrancesco on Dec 07, 2014
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Revolutionary Movies & Videos

Must see movies and videos about health, medicine, food, & agriculture.

American Meat

http://www.americanmeatfilm.com

American Meat is a pro-farmer look at chicken, hog and cattle production in America.

Beginning with a history of our current industrial system, the feedlots and confinement operations are unveiled, not through hidden cameras, but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there. From there, the story shifts to Polyface Farms, where the Salatin family has developed an alternative agricultural model based on rotational grazing and local distribution. Nationwide, a local-food movement of farmers, chefs, and everyday people has taken root... But could it ever feed us all?

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

http://www.escapefiremovie.com/

ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system?

American healthcare costs are rising so rapidly that they could reach $4.2 trillion annually, roughly 20% of our gross domestic product, within ten years. We spend $300 billion a year on pharmaceutical drugs––almost as much as the rest of the world combined. We pay more, yet our health outcomes are worse. About 65% of Americans are overweight and almost 75% of healthcare costs are spent on preventable diseases that are the major causes of disability and death in our society.

Polyfaces

A Heinz Award winner, Joel Salatin was called the 'most innovative farmer in the world' by Time Magazine, stars in the Oscar-nominated Food Inc., along with Michael Pollan's best selling 'The Omnivore's Dilemma' and is seen as an inspiration to many thousands of farmers around the world. Joel also recently spoke at the UK Parliament on regenerative farming practices, and is the author of 8 books about his techniques.

Did you know that agriculture is the most damaging industry on the planet?

With our food system in desperate need of a reboot, we wanted to make a film that is a positive example of how you can farm and feed thousands of people in your community.

Obesity and diabetes are sky rocketing all around the globe and food allergies have become the norm. What if eating fresh, locally farmed produce could not only make us healthier, reinvigorate landscapes & local economies whilst helping save the planet?

The Botany of Desire

Featuring Michael Pollan and based on his best-selling book, this special takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration of the human relationship with the plant world, seen from the plants' point of view. The program shows how four familiar species -- the apple, the tulip, cannabis and the potato -- evolved to satisfy our yearnings for sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control.

The Corporation

http://www.thecorporation.com/

Provoking, witty, stylish and sweepingly informative, THE CORPORATION explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Part film and part movement, The Corporation is transforming audiences and dazzling critics with its insightful and compelling analysis. Taking its status as a legal "person" to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist's couch to ask "What kind of person is it?"

Food, Inc.

http://www.takepart.com/foodinc/film

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment.

The Future of Food

THE FUTURE OF FOOD provides an overview of the key questions raised by consumers as they become aware of genetically modified foods, watch the film for free on thefutureoffood.com.

RETHINKing Healthcare - Dr. Jeffrey Gladd

Dr. Jeffery Gladd speaks about empowering patients to true jump-out-of-bed-in-the-morning health by creating high-tech, high touch medical practices focused on achieving optimal levels of health and balanced lifestyles for patients, employers, and providers.

The happy secret to better work - Shawn Achor

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

Minding your mitochondria - Dr. Terry Wahls

Dr. Terry Wahls shares her story of how she translated research on mice into real food dietary guidelines and reversed multiple sclerosis symptoms to get out of her wheelchair and reclaim her health. The viewer should note how disgusting it is that TED feels the need to flag this talk as being "based on personal narrative and potentially outside of TED's curatorial guidelines." Dr. Wahls is currently carrying out a clinical trial on her nutritional program, The Wahls Protocol.

How to make stress your friend - Kelly McGonigal

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case.

What doctors don't know about the drugs they prescribe - Ben Goldacre

When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world -- except much of the time, negative or inconclusive findings go unreported, leaving doctors and researchers in the dark. In this impassioned talk, Ben Goldacre explains why these unreported instances of negative data are especially misleading and dangerous.