Health


New! The Cannabis Question 54 min.

As state-legalized cannabis spreads, NOVA investigates the latest scientific evidence for its potential benefits and risks, and how criminalization has disproportionately harmed communities of color.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Legalize Psychedelics 56 min.

In 2019, voters in Denver, Colorado, approved a referendum to decriminalize psilocybin, a psychedelic drug that affects perception and cognition. Voters in Oregon and Washington, D.C., followed suit a year later. Proponents of legalizing psychedelics argue that they can be used to treat a broad range of mental and emotional issues, as well as to discover a more profound sense of ourselves. Psyched...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

When My Time Comes 55 min.

Spurred on by the death of her husband, Diane Rehm explores medical aid in dying. She speaks to people uncovering the facts and the myths surrounding this controversial practice that is now legal in nine states and the District of Columbia.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

Frontline: The Virus that Shook the World 120 min.

FRONTLINE examines living through the year of the pandemic, filmed around the world, from lockdowns to funerals to protests. See how people and countries responded to the virus, across cultures, race, faith and privilege.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

The Virus that Shook the World: Episode 1 114 min.

Living the year of the pandemic, filmed around the world, from lockdowns to funerals to protests. Using extensive personal video and local footage, how people and countries responded to the virus, across cultures, race, faith and privilege.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

The Virus that Shook the World: Episode 2 54 min.

Part Two of the epic story of people around the world living in the year of the pandemic. With extensive personal video and local footage, examine the differing struggles, beliefs and responses, across cultures, race, faith and privilege.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

Fighting for Fertility 54 min.

In the United States, some 10% of people who wish to have children struggle with infertility. NOVA explores barriers to fertility, from the social to the biological, and the state of assisted reproductive technologies. Follow the journeys of people navigating challenges from structural inequalities and racism to falling sperm counts, egg freezing, and IVF.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Screen Generation 53 min.

Smartphones, televisions, computers, gaming consoles or digital tablets are now unavoidable in our day to day lives. This everyday intrusion has sparked numerous controversies – hysteria becomes collective. Are we damaging our brain with these damned screens? What will the effects of this unprecedented exposition in the history of mankind be? This scientific movie will distinguish between verif...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Corona: The Pandemic and the Pangolin 53 min.

At a time when we are bombarded with COVID-19 information comes a moment of clarity – and a warning we cannot afford to ignore. We ask – who is really behind this pandemic? Find out in revealing dialogues with scientists, experts and activists like conservation icon Jane Goodall and environmental hero Captain Paul Watson from Sea Shepherd. Their stories combine with raw, up to date images and Terr...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

A Life Unbound 53 min.

Whether it’s Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke or Dementia, cutting edge neuroscience is beginning to change what’s possible when it comes to recovery and prevention. Speaking with the worlds top neuroscientists A Life Unbound explores brain plasticity strategies and the role these strategies can play in revolutionizing the human experience. Speaking with Dr. Michael Merzenich, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020