Every era gets the drug it deserves. In America today, where competition is ceaseless from school to the workforce and everyone wants a performance edge, Adderall and other prescription stimulants are the defining drugs of this generation.
Dr. Wendy Brown,
SAVING CAPITALISM is a documentary film that follows former Secretary of Labor and Professor, Robert Reich, as he takes his book and his views to the heart of conservative America to speak ... See full summary »
An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.
Documentary following the police department in Flint, Michigan as they struggle with dwindling resources and crumbling infrastructure in a community crippled by violence and a contaminated water crisis.
I had hopes for this documentary show. But in the end it only sniffs at the subjects and then focuses on the wrong thing. Dare I say that it is to distract from the real issues surrounding the subjects?
The first one about bees: Real issues like bee colony collapses are mentioned but in the end isn't much more than a footnote as it ends up focusing on honey fraud. It's mostly about the commercial side of things. Let alone that it informs us of the main culprit in bee colony collapses which if you have followed "real news" you already know it to be the (over) use of pesticides.
The second episode about allergies: The most probable cause for this increase we've seen the last 30 years is vaccination. There is a very strong link peanut allergy and vaccines in particular. But even though this episode mostly focuses on peanut allergy vaccines aren't even mentioned (as big pharma wouldn't want that of course). Again sniffing it but not daring to go further, disappointing.
I haven't watched any more episodes yet. Not sure if I will, probably not as I doubt that the rest of the episodes are any better.
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