Hour 1 – In Sickness and In Wealth. What connections exist between healthy bodies, and health bank accounts and skin color? We follow four individual from different walks of life to see how their positions in society – shaped by social policies and public priorities – affects their health.  Learn more
Hour 2 – Segment 1: When the Bough Breaks. How does the chronic stress of racism become embedded in our bodies and increase risks for pregnant women of color? Segment 2: Becoming American – Recent Latino immigrants are healthier than the average American, but their health status declines the longer they are here.  Learn more.
Hour 3 – Segment 1: Bad Sugar. High Diabetes rates among the O’odham Indians of Southern Arizona may be a bodily response to the decades of poverty, oppression and loss.  Segment 2: Places Matter.  Why is your street address such a good predictor of your health? Learn more.
Hour 4 – Segment 1: Collateral Damage. Their traditional way of life was disrupted by a U.S. military presence, Marshall Islanders contend with the poor health of both the “developing” and industrialized worlds. Segment 2: Not Just a Paycheck. Job loss affects the residents of western Michigan very differently than workers in Sweden, because of different government policies.  Learn more.
Trailer – Unnatural Causes. A brief clip (5 minutes) introduces the major themes of the documentary series. Watch video.
UNNATURAL CAUSES ...is inequality making us sick?
Rebroadcast Fridays at 10PM, October 9, 16, 23, 30, 2009. Dates and times may vary. Check local listings.
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