, Children in Crisis
. HBO’s multi-part research documentary The Weight of the Nation examines obesity in America in four parts, marshaling leading doctors, epidemiologists, economists, researchers, and community leaders to understand and explain the individual costs and public solutions to a multi-faceted social and individual problem. The documentary both explores large picture statistics, while giving voice “to those that often too seek to be invisible: members of the nearly 70 percent of Americans currently diagnosed as overweight or obese. (AV Club Review
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posted by stratastar
on May 16, 2012 -
HBO Documentary: Child of Rage: (1989)
"Story of Beth, a six-year-old child who had faced the loss of a mother, physical abuse, and sexual abuse all before the age of 19 months. Both Beth and her younger brother Jonathan were put up for adoption. They were adopted by a minister and his wife. This unsuspecting couple quickly learned that something was extremely wrong with Beth.
This terrifying and disturbing documentary traces Beth as she goes through therapy in Colorado. The video explains that Beth suffers from Reactive Attachment Disorder
posted by Fizz
on Mar 25, 2012 -
"Oh, someday, when I am Miss America, I'll tell the world to make things start when you're young. And what fun, it's gonna be, when Regis sings his song to me."
In 2001, the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary Living Dolls
captured child beauty pageants
of the South in a post
-Jon Benet world. Parts 1
| 9 [Update inside.]
posted by miss lynnster
on Jun 4, 2007 -
HBO has decided to "shelf" Oliver Stone's documentary
on Fidel Castro on the basis that the documentary depicts
Castro without judgement. Should documentary filmmaking be a "true journalistic endeavor" as the article suggests?
posted by ericrolph
on Apr 17, 2003 -
So whatever happened to Journeys with George?
As mentioned in this
previous thread, the documentary aired on HBO
last November. Unfortunately I didn't have HBO last november, and never got to see it. If you're in the area, Harvard University
is screening it this weekend.
But what about the rest of us? I can find lots of reviews on the web, but no one seems to be selling
it. Don't be fooled by imitations.
Any of you mefites seen it? Anyone else want to see it, but can't? Please disclose any relevant business relationships if you review the film in the comments.
posted by zekinskia
on Apr 3, 2003 -