Unnatural Causes: Is inequality making us sick?
A seven-part documentary series exploring racial and social inequities in health. Produced by the California Newsreel organization. (View trailer)
- Chapter 1: In Sickness and In Wealth
(56 min.) How does the distribution of power, wealth and resources shape opportunities for health?
- Chapter 2: When the Bough Breaks
(29 min.) Can racism become embedded in the body and affect birth outcomes?
- Chapter 3: Becoming American
(29 min.) Latino immigrants arrive healthy, so why don’t they stay that way?
- Chapter 4: Bad Sugar
(29 min.) What are the connections between diabetes, oppression, and empowerment in two Native American communities?
- Chapter 5: Place Matters
(29 min.) Why is your street address such a strong predictor of your health?
- Chapter 6: Collateral Damage
(29 min.) How do Marshall Islanders pay for globalization and U.S. military policy with their health?
- Chapter 7: Not Just a Paycheck
(30 min.) Why do layoffs take such a huge toll in Michigan but cause hardly a ripple in Sweden?
Materials about the Unnatural Causes series from the producer, California Newsreel: