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The Health and Health Care Collection

THE HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE COLLECTION features films covering just about every aspect of health, health care and medicine from the leading distributors of social issue and documentary film.

From aging to bioethics to environmental health to medicine to maternal care, 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 Knowledge of HealingThe Knowledge of Healing

The first feature documentary dealing extensively with Tibetan medicine.

Icarus Films ♦ 2004 ♦ 89 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Ladies in WaitingLadies in Waiting

A profile of the Kitambo maternity clinic in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, revealing the pressures of economic forces on health care delivery in poor countries.

Icarus Films ♦ 2010 ♦ 24 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
Latest News from the CosmosLatest News from the Cosmos

It wasn't until Helene was 20 years old that her parents discovered that their autistic daughter was able not only communicate, but to write deeply complex, philosophical and poetic work.

Icarus Films ♦ 2017 ♦ 85 minutes
Learning to HearLearning to Hear

Explores the lives of two deaf women who have learned to function in a hearing society, both before and after the life-changing operation that enables them to recover their hearing

The Fanlight Collection ♦ 2009 ♦ 44 minutes
Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: The Habilitation Approach to CareLearning to Speak Alzheimer's: The Habilitation Approach to Care

Applying the basic concepts of habilitation (which is simply caregiving that embraces the remaining abilities of the person with dementia.)

Terra Nova Films ♦ 2008 ♦ 32 minutes
Left in BaghdadLeft in Baghdad

Returning Iraq veteran Ross Graydon copes with the challenges of life back in the U.S., with his new prosthetic arm.

The Fanlight Collection ♦ 2010 ♦ 12 minutes ♦ 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
Lest We Forget: Silent VoicesLest We Forget: Silent Voices

Documenting the least-known part of the civil rights movement, these are the first-person stories of people with developmental disabilities labeled 'mentally defective' who were sent away to state institutions.

The Fanlight Collection ♦ 2007 ♦ 42 minutes
Let Them Eat CakeLet Them Eat Cake

A look at the processed food industry and at the ways that junk food and beverages are marketed to children

The Fanlight Collection ♦ 2007 ♦ 33 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Let's Face It-Women Explore Their Aging FacesLet's Face It-Women Explore Their Aging Faces

A touching and honest glimpse into the intimate self-explorations of several women in their 40's, 50's, and 60's as they face the natural reality of sags and bags, lines and wrinkles.

Terra Nova Films ♦ 2002 ♦ 26 minutes
Letters from our LivesLetters from our Lives

Disabled women write open letters to the world about their plight.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 1992 ♦ 26 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult

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