In Fat Head, comedian Tom Naughton examines and attempts to refute Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Super Size Me, critically examining the science and information put forward in that film. Having watched it as part of his research into a comedy piece he was working on, he became skeptical of the claims made, such as the one […]
Food, Inc. unveils some of the sombre practices underpinning the American food industry, exploring how corporations place profits before consumer health, worker safety and the environment. This documentary argues that industrial production methods are not only inhumane, but they are also unsustainable from an economic and environmental standpoint.
Sicko is a documentary by filmmaker Michael Moore that takes an in depth look at how the state of healthcare in the United States is harming its citizens. A combination of personal interviews, discussions with healthcare workers, and historical recordings of politicians shows the origins and consequences of the nation’s decisions. In order to make […]
Morgan Spurlock goes on a 30 day diet, eating only food from McDonald's. The film covers the effects on his physical and psychological health, the influence on the fast food industry, and how it promotes poor nutrition for profit.
The Lazarus Effect documents the successful treatment of HIV/AIDS patients in Africa. Directed by Lance Bangs and produced by Spike Jonze, the film focuses on the positive effect of free antiretroviral drug therapy in Africa. The documentary, filmed in Zambia, follows several infected people and details their continued improvement after beginning free antiretroviral drug therapy. […]