The Business of Recovery examines the untold billions that are being made off of families in crisis. With little regulation or science, addiction treatment has become a cash cow business that continues to grow while deaths pile up.
Step inside the energy capital of the world to hear the truth about oil, straight from the hearts of the Texas oilmen themselves. See decades of American presidents who have warned against the dependence on foreign oil, and how the U.S. Energy Policy has always been a strategy of Defense, not Offense.
Today, in the midst of Global Warming and Peak Oil, the world’s energy demand is skyrocketing. Aggressive strategies for securing Crude now go to the highest bidder or the biggest bully. Hear the confessions of oilmen, who work in the trenches every day, scrambling to feed America’s ferocious appetite. Even they know that being addicted to cheap oil is the drug that will be the nation’s downfall.
The world is moving fast, and the country that is the most energy-independent will lead the 21st century. As America’s new administration faces the standard government gridlock on these issues, both Wall Street and Main Street are rallying to build a clean-energy economy. See new forms of Wildcatting in renewable energy and Algae fuel production. HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM makes it crystal clear that we must embrace all forms of alternative energy in order to save the planet and ourselves.
23.5 million Americans live in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. This powerful documentary explores the deeply entrenched social stigma of addiction, a preventable and treatable health condition, and tracks the passionate new public recovery movement as courageous recovery advocates lay it all on the line and come out of the shadows to tell their stories.
Junior, a young father trying to turn his life around after years of heroin addiction, joins forces with a group of fellow hepatitis-C-infected former junkies in the Bronx to fight the disease in their community. Knitting personal narratives together with a profile of innovative programs at a methadone clinic, the film explores the concept of storytelling as an instrument of change and gives a powerful voice to marginalized members of society. Ultimately a very personal story of redemption and hope, The Fix puts a human face on addiction and disease with sensitivity and grace.
The true story of Victor DeNoble, one of the most important and influential whistleblowers of all time, comes to the big screen in ADDICTION INCORPORATED.
In the 1980s, DeNoble was a research scientist at a major tobacco company, where he was tasked with finding a substitute for nicotine that would not cause heart attacks. He succeeded- but in the process, he proved something that the industry had been denying for years: that cigarettes were addictive. He also uncovered a new addictive ingredient- setting off a chain of events that still reverberates even today.
In a true act of modern-day heroism, DeNoble took his findings to the people despite a strict confidentiality agreement, eventually testifying about his research in the infamous 1994 Congressional hearings with the seven heads of the major tobacco companies. An unprecedented alliance of journalists, politicians, attorneys, and whistleblowers achieved what was once considered impossible- the first ever federal regulation of the tobacco industry, which continues to have repercussions even today.
They all come together to tell their stories in ADDICTION INCORPORATED — a story of one man risking everything to make a difference, shaking up a powerful industry and saving countless lives along the way.
America the Beautiful questions the sexualized media we consume and how it affects our youth. Director Darryl Roberts teams up with industry experts to delve into the reality behind child beauty pageants, teen pregnancy, and rape culture.
Reckless government policies nearly destroyed American Indians and could do the same to the U.S. Just as with American Indians, they stole from us with recent bailouts, allowed our infrastructure and environment to degrade, education suffered, and poverty spread. Generation Red Nation gives a brutally honest view of life on Indian reservations, leaving the Reservation, and city life. With 89 percent unemployment, rampant substance abuse, the shortest lifespans in the nation, climbing teen suicide rates, and substandard education, how can they create a better life for their children? Part of the solution embraces American Indian culture, family values, and traditions taught by Elders. Our Nation can benefit from their advice, especially when many of us feel victimized by corruption from corporate and government leaders.
When 28-year-old Mutinta Mweemba first shares all the hopes and dreams she once nurtured as a child, her aspirations seem no different from those of many other young women around the world. She dreams of meeting and falling in love with a handsome man, being married and raising children and hopefully one day providing those children with a better life than her own. But Mutinta's dreams were never realized. Her soft-spoken husband came with two other wives, and the remote Zambian village that she calls home is being ravaged by a deadly new epidemic -- a mysterious disease called 'AIDS.' Set against the backdrop of today's most urgent plague, Maggie Betts's The Carrier is a stunning portrait of both a family and a community caught in a desperate struggle to emancipate their next generation from AIDS. As all the adults in her marriage, including Mutinta, soon discover that they are afflicted with HIV, tensions within the household threaten to tear her family apart and the fragile love between a husband and wife finds itself challenged. All the while and as Mutinta also learns that she's become pregnant again, her quest to the save her baby from her disease, becomes the family's last hope for redemption. In its breathtaking visuals and unique lyrical style, The Carrier is a story of hope and renewal, of love and dignity, told through the eyes of an increasingly determined young heroine who refuses to be overwhelmed by the forces that surround her. It is an inspiring and emotional testament to today's modern Africa and a proud people struggling not only to understand and make sense of, but also persevere and overcome what has happened to their world.
TO PLAY AND TO FIGHT presents the captivating story of the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra System - an incredible network of hundreds of orchestras formed within most of Venezuela's towns and villages. Once a modest program designed to expose rural children to the wonders of music, the system has become one of the most important and beautiful social phenomena in modern history. The documentary portrays the inspirational stories of world class musicians trained by the Venezuelan system, including the Berlin Philharmonic's youngest player Edicson Ruiz and world renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel. With interviews with many of the world's most celebrated musicians including the great tenor Placido Domingo, Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle, Guiseppe Sinopoli, and Eduardo Mata, To Play and To Fight is an inspirational story of courage, determination, ambition, and love showing us that... only those who dream can achieve the impossible. MPAA Rating: NOTRATED Cinevolve 2006