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Health & Health Care

How are Americans coping when their health insurance benefits run out? What would you do if you found out you carried the "breast cancer gene?” How did one family help bring a young man out of a vegetative state brought about by a brain aneurysm? POV tackles health issues through the intimate personal stories revealed in such films as In the Family, Life. Support. Music., and Critical Condition, and in-depth websites that provide the latest information and resources.

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Food, Inc.: Eating Made Simple

Food, Inc.: Eating Made Simple

How do you cope with a mountain of conflicting diet advice? It seems like every week a new dietary recommendation makes its way into our lives, sometimes conflicting with advice we heard before. Nutritionist Marion Nestle, author of What to Eat and Food Politics, helps you figure out what to eat.

The Genius of Marian: Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students delve into the role of family members acting as caregivers for those who are ill, elderly, disabled or otherwise not able to care for themselves regularly and efficiently.

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After Tiller: How States Restrict Abortion

FiveThirtyEight Data Labs maps seven restrictions on abortion access in the United States as of May 2014....

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After Tiller: Lesson Plan

This lesson provides an opportunity to practice respectful dialogue. Using film clips that humanize a topic that is often obscured by well-rehearsed rhetoric, students will examine the complex rationales for U.S. laws governing abortion.

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My Way to Olympia: Full Film

My Way to Olympia Feature Films

Who better to cover the Paralympics, the international sporting event for athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities, than Niko von Glasow, the world's best-known disabled filmmaker?

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My Way to Olympia: Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students explore the meaning and essence of athleticism as they examine various "Olympics" for athletes with a range of physical abilities.

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When I Walk: Full Film

When I Walk Feature Films

Jason DaSilva was 25 years old and a rising independent filmmaker when a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis changed everything — and inspired him to make another film.

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When I Walk: Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students explore issues of accessibility as they step into their immediate communities to determine a range of physical barriers to those living with disabilities and conceptualize ways to remove some of those obstacles.

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