Aging frightens us. But beyond appearances, does old age merely represent the end of life? Can aging be seen as a new departure? While our bodies become weaker, growing old can bring a greater sensitivity and awaken new sensations. Revealed in simple moments, aging highlights the fragility of physical existence, but also the intensity of the present moment. All over eighty, the characters strive to adapt to their physical limitations and to accept their changing desires and expectations.
Heart failure is a very common condition, with approx. 15 million sufferers in Europe and 100,000 in Switzerland. It is the only cardio-vascular condition that continues to become more widespread every year. It is the main reason why people aged over 65 are admitted to hospital.
Film showing testimonies of three patients with heart failure. Heart failure is a chronic, progressive illness.
Urban Roots follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit though a group of farmers taking matters into their own hands. Urban Roots is a timely, moving and inspiring film that speaks to a nation grappling with collapsed industrial towns and the need to forge a sustainable and prosperous future.
Being pregnant and giving birth is quite something...
It is the beginning of a story, the ending of another... I would like to tell you, but without frightening you, that giving birth is a little bit like dying. I’m not dead, but the two times I gave birth, a little piece of me died to somehow come back to life, changed.
In a context where the survival of young people Health areas is threatened, the 10th anniversary of IMAJE Santé offers the opportunity to gather the testemonies of the professionals intervening within Marseille’s organism. Doctors, psychologis, the social worker and the secretary share their experience of working with young people (aged from 12 to 25) and their families. Considering their testemonies, this film helps us understand the day to day commitment of these professionals confronted to an increasing precarisation of a part of the population.
How wonderful it is to be young! One young person has negative feelings, while another hears voices and the smallest girl you’ve ever seen thinks she is too fat… How great is this society, which values work but exploits young people and rejects them at the first sign of weakness. How great is this society, which values harmony yet leaves little space for fragile people. In the past, they were called mad and locked away. On the outskirts of a village in Brittany, approx. 100 psychotic people live and are learning to work again. I met some of them. We sat down and simply talked.
As wireless technology keeps expanding, the debate surrounding the health impacts of electromagnetic waves is growing more and more controversial. The international scientific community is called on to take sides and provide solid answers. “Surrounded by Waves” explores the methods and motivations behind the most prominent research in the field and clarifies what we currently know, all with a mind to the social context behind the issue.
THE WORLD OF MEAT AS IT HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE
Humans eat far too much meat than animals can provide. Animals lowered to the rank of machines, pollution, exhaustion of natural resources, global warming : the earth is already paying the higher price. Consequences for the human body are also manifold, from obesity to cancers, and also resistance to antibiotics. Lovemeatender raises life to the very heart of our plates in order to renew our image of meat. This film is addressed to all audiences, with a special soundtrack by Kris Dane.
In this number of Etat de Santé, Elisabeth Martichoux receives Professor Jacques Beaune, cardiologist and president of the French Federation of cardiology. The federation fights to make vote a " plan heart ", which would be traced on the model of the " plan cancer ". Because the vascular diseases constitute the second cause of death in France, killing 147 000 persons a year. Worse, at the women, the diseases of the heart kill a woman on three in the menopause, it is the first cause of death, very far in front of the breast cancer. But most of the women ignore it.
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