Portal: Films on health

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Films on India

Documentaries

  • In the Name of Medicine - A documentary by K.P. Sasi that analyses the medical practices in India and the drug industry in particular.
  • My Name Is Sister - The film captures the moment when in January 1987, nurses in the hospitals of Delhi went on mass strike to protest on certain basic issues affecting their lives.
  • Something Like A War - A documentary that examines India’s National Family Planning Program from the perspective of women, who are its primary targets.

Feature films

International films

Documentaries

  • Sicko (2007) - A documentary by Micheal Moore that takes a hard look at HMOs and compares the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations.
  • As The Call, So The Echo (2005) - A documentary about the transformative experience of an American ENT surgeon, Dr. Alex Moreano, during several weeks he spent as a volunteer physician in a Vietnamese hospital in 2003.

Feature films

  • The Constant Gardner (2005) - A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, Big Pharma and corporate corruption.
  • The Insider (1999)] - The true story of a research chemist who comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco.
  • And The Band Played On (1991) - The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.
  • Bigger Than Life (1956) - A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity.
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