Men Who Made Us Thin

Men Who Made Us Thin - Part 1 of 3

As obesity escalates, the diet business is booming. In this three-part series, Jacques Peretti investigates the connections between obesity and weight loss, and confronts some of the businesses making a fortune from consumerists' desire to become thin, including a conversation with a former director of Weight Watchers. Peretti examines the scientific reasons why so many diets fail long term and why — in spite of this failure — people tend to go back to them again and again.

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Soufra

Filmed in a Palestinian refugee camp south of Beirut, where Mariam has lived her whole life, the film follows her struggle in uniting the female community with a business venture — a food truck and catering service.

  • 2020-02-22T15:00:00-08:00
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Finding Hygge

A documentary exploring Denmark's secret to happiness. “Hygge" has exploded in popularity amidst growing division and distrust around the world, but the Danish word and its definition are complicated. For those who seek happiness, this film explores the true meaning of "hygge” and how to find it.

  • 2020-02-29T15:00:00-08:00
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Dugout

An epic journey through the Amazon in a traditional dugout canoe comes with a surprisingly immersive glimpse into the lives of the rainforest’s indigenous inhabitants, where the filmmakers live as their hosts do – from banana broth breakfasts to basket weaving sessions – while crafting their canoe out of a large tree entirely by hand.

  • 2020-03-07T15:00:00-08:00
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  • 2020-03-09T18:00:00-07:00
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Big Sonia

Sonia Warshawski, a Holocaust survivor, is served an eviction notice for her tailor shop, which has thrived for 35 years. She must choose between setting up a new shop or retiring.

  • 2020-03-09T19:00:00-07:00
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Delay, Deny, Hope You Die

After returning home from battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan, American soldiers are developing serious illnesses as a result of past exposure to open-air burn pits on their own military bases.

  • 2020-03-14T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-03-16T18:00:00-07:00
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