The Resource Unnatural causes : is inequality making us sick?, produced by California Newsreel in association with Vital Pictures, (videorecording)

Unnatural causes : is inequality making us sick?, produced by California Newsreel in association with Vital Pictures, (videorecording)

Label
Unnatural causes : is inequality making us sick?
Title
Unnatural causes
Title remainder
is inequality making us sick?
Statement of responsibility
produced by California Newsreel in association with Vital Pictures
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This is a story about health, but it's not about doctors or drugs. It's about why some of us get sicker more often and die sooner in the first place. 'Unnatural Causes' criss-crosses the country investigating findings that are shaking up our conventional understanding of health. There's much more to our wellbeing than genes, behaviors and medical care. The social, economic and physical environments in which we are born, live and work profoundly affect our longevity and health--as much as smoking, diet and exercise. This ground-breaking documentary series sheds light on mounting evidence of how inequities in the rest of our lives--the jobs we do, the wealth we enjoy, the neighborhoods we live in--can get under the skin and disrupt our biology as surely as germs and viruses. Solutions lie not in more pills but in more equitable social policies."--Container notes
  • Episode one: In sickness and in wealth. What connections exist between healthy bodies, healthy bank accounts and skin color? Follow four individuals from different walks of life to see how their position in society--shaped by social policies and public priorities--affects their health
  • Episode two: When the bough breaks. African American infant mortality rates remain twice as high as for white Americans. African American mothers with college degrees or higher face the same risk of having low birth-weight babies as white women who haven't finished high school. How might the chronic stress of racism over the life course become embedded in our bodies and increase risks?
  • Episode three: Becoming American. Recent Mexican immigrants tend to be healthier than the average American. But those health advantages erode the longer they're here. What causes health to worsen as immigrants become American? What can we all learn about improved wellbeing from new immigrant communities?
  • Episode four: Bad sugar: O'odham Indians, living on reservations in southern Arizona, have perhaps the highest rates of Type 2 diabetes in the world. Some researchers see this as the literal "embodiment" of decades of poverty, oppression and loss. A new approach suggests that communities may regain control over their health if they can regain control over their futures
  • Episode five: Place matters. Increasingly, recent Southeast Asian immigrants, along with Latinos, are moving into long neglected African American urban neighborhoods, and now their health is being eroded as a result. What policies and investment decisions create living environments that harm--or enhance--the health of residents? What actions can make a difference?
  • Episode six: Collateral damage. In the Marshall Islands, local populations have been displaced from their traditional way of life by the American military presence and globalization. Now they must contend with the worst of the developing and industralized worlds: infectious diseases such as tuberculosis due to crowded living conditions and extreme poverty and chronic disease stemming in part from the stress of dislocation and loss
  • Episode seven: Not just a paycheck. Residents of Western Michigan struggle against depression, domestic violence and higher rates of heart disease and diabetes after the largest refrigerator factory in the country shuts down. Ironically, the plant is owned by a company in Sweden, where mass layoffs--far from devastating lives--are relatively benign because of government policies that protect and retrain workers
Related
Cataloging source
NLM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Series executive producer, Larry Adelman
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
RA448.4
LC item number
.U56 2008
NLM call number
WA 300 AA1
NLM item number
DVD no.1 2008
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • California Newsreel (Firm)
  • Vital Pictures (Firm)
Runtime
236
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social status
  • Minorities
  • Immigrants
  • Health and race
  • Discrimination in medical care
  • Documentary films
  • Video recordings
  • DVD-Video discs
  • Health Status Disparities
  • Minority Health
  • Social Environment
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • United States
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
Unnatural causes : is inequality making us sick?, produced by California Newsreel in association with Vital Pictures, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"... a four-hour documentary series divided into seven program segments."--DVD guide
Accompanying material
program guide (6 unnumbered pages : illustrations ;19 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- In sickness and in wealth (56 min.) -- When the bough breaks (29 min.) -- Becoming American (29 min.) -- Bad sugar (29 min.) -- Place matters (29 min.) -- Collateral damage (29 min.) -- Not just a paycheck (30 min.)
Control code
232647260
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (236 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)232647260
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Unnatural causes : is inequality making us sick?, produced by California Newsreel in association with Vital Pictures, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
"... a four-hour documentary series divided into seven program segments."--DVD guide
Accompanying material
program guide (6 unnumbered pages : illustrations ;19 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- In sickness and in wealth (56 min.) -- When the bough breaks (29 min.) -- Becoming American (29 min.) -- Bad sugar (29 min.) -- Place matters (29 min.) -- Collateral damage (29 min.) -- Not just a paycheck (30 min.)
Control code
232647260
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (236 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)232647260
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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