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Chazz Petrella: The Boy Who Should Have Lived

Having grown up in Cobourg, Ontario, with a loving family which included four older siblings, Chazz Petrella seemed to have an idyllic childhood. He was big into skateboarding and sports in general, like any other child his age he could often be found attempting various daredevil stunts with his best friend, he was full of joy and energy. However once he started school Chazz's teachers started rep

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Fed Up

Fed Up

Fed Up is a first hand examination of America's ongoing battle with obesity, the films shows us how over 30 years ago when the first dietary guidelines were issued by the U.S. government, they somehow failed to take into account the effect sugar has in increasing the risks of obesity, diabetes and associated ill-health outcomes, more notably in children. These guidelines were designed to protec

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The Smashing Machine

Originally released in 2002 and directed by John Hyams, The Smashing Machine is a film about the mixed martial arts career and personal life of Mark Kerr. This graphic documentary takes an unflinching look into the world of no-holds-barred fighting and the modern day gladiators who populate it, all through the eyes of Mark "The Smashing Machine" Kerr and his friend Mark "The Hammer" Coleman. To

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Louis Theroux: A Different Brain

Louis Theroux’s latest documentary A Different Brain, saw the presenter spending time with staff and service users at the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust or BRIT, one of the UK’s largest providers of neuro-behavioural rehabilitation, in an effort to understand how individuals and their families come to terms with this life-changing condition. In his characteristically calm and empathetic mann

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Love in the Time of Zika

Love in the Time of Zika

This is the story of three mothers who fiercely love their imperfect babies, all of whom were born with microcephaly which resulted in their heads being abnormally small and their brains underdeveloped. This can mean severe intellectual impairment, frequent seizures, even blindness and deafness, the scary thing is that nobody known for sure what the long term effects will be. The birth of these

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Inside Tourette Syndrome

Inside Tourette Syndrome is a film which explores the disorder in great detail, it was produced by Rick Fowler who himself has Tourette's. Fowler's main goal in creating this documentary was to help raise awareness by creating a better understanding of what life is like for someone who lives with the disorder. The film takes us on an extremely interesting trip through the history of Tourette's an

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Why the Deadly Asbestos Industry Is Still Alive and Well

Asbestos was once widely used amongst homes and building across the United States, but it is now known as a carcinogen and hazardous substance because of the dangerous health risks from being exposed to this toxic mineral. Enormous effort is now put into removing it from houses and materials because asbestos kills more than 100,000 people a year and is banned in 59 countries. But rather than be

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An Interview With Martin Shkreli

Martin Shkreli is 32 years of age, an entrepreneur, a company builder and is also currently one of the worlds most hated men. Now worth at least $45 million dollars his tale is very much one of a Horatio Alger novel, the son of two janitors from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn who managed to hustle his way into the hedge fund game. In August of 2015 one of his companies acquired the rights to a drug t

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Sugar Crash

Sugar Crash

Something has gone very wrong with the Irish diet, the consumption of sugar has tripled over the last 100 years and it seems to be everywhere. Unless something dramatic is done the children of today may be the first generation in centuries to have shorter life expectancies than their parents. When consumed in excess it can cause liver damage, hearth attacks, strokes, kidney disease, blindness,

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