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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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Love in the First PersonLove in the First Person

At twenty, College Photographer of the Year winner Matt Eich has maturity dropped on his lap: his world-class career takes off, just as his girlfriend becomes pregnant. Together, they document their budding lives, as they grapple with some very grown-up choices.

MediaStorm ♦ 2007 ♦ 11 minutes ♦ 7-12, college, adults
Love LimitsLove Limits

Two people with intellectual disabilities and cerebral palsy are united in their commitment to each other and to living their lives with dignity and grace.

The Fanlight Collection ♦ 2011 ♦ 41 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult

A portrait of a family in crisis and one man's effort to create a new life in the wake of a devastating accident.

The Fanlight Collection ♦ 2010 ♦ 84 minutes
Made Over in AmericaMade Over in America

In a culture where bodies seem customizable, how do we perceive body image, and how are desires for a better self influenced by reality television and the makeover industry?

Icarus Films ♦ 2007 ♦ 65 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
Mademoiselle and the DoctorMademoiselle and the Doctor

A profile of Dr. Lisette Nigot, proponent of the right-to-die, and counsellor to those who want control over their own deaths.

Icarus Films ♦ 2005 ♦ 55 minutes ♦ 11-12, College, Adult
Making BabiesMaking Babies

A critical look at reproductive technology.

National Film Board of Canada ♦ 2004 ♦ 51 minutes
Making MothersMaking Mothers

Profile of the Family Health and Birth Center in Washington, D.C. which primarily serves and is likewise staffed by the African American community.

The Fanlight Collection ♦ 2010 ♦ 20 minutes ♦ 8-12, College, Adult
Making Perfect BabiesMaking Perfect Babies

A critical examination of the issues surrounding the genetic manipulation human embryos.

National Film Board of Canada ♦ 1992 ♦ 45 minutes
The Man with the Golden CellsThe Man with the Golden Cells

Can you cells be patented by someone else? The Man with the Golden Cells looks at John Moore's famous lawsuit over the use of his cells without permission, and the rise of the biotechnology industry.

National Film Board of Canada ♦ 2007 ♦ 53 minutes

Disbelief, shock, hostility and superstition confronted the wife of one of the filmmakers when she decided to give birth without pain medication using the Lamaze method of childbirth.

Kartemquin Films ♦ 1970 ♦ 80 minutes

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