California Newsreel and Its Related Health Titles

What is California Newsreel?

California Newsreel, pharm the distributor of Money-Driven Medicine, is the oldest non-profit, tax-exempt media resource center in the United States. Founded in 1968, it has provided film and video to support social change movements for over four decades – the Civil Rights and Anti-War movements of the ‘60s, the Anti-Apartheid struggle and “Cultural Wars” of the ‘80s and ‘90s, and the healthcare reform debates of today.

A thread running through all Newsreel’s work has been the belief that film and video should not just inform; but should also be used as tools for social dialogue and engagement. We want our films to be skillfully integrated into the day-to-day work of teachers, civic leaders, community activists and concerned citizens. To that end, California Newsreel places its films in a content-rich, on-line context where insights can translate directly into further study and civic involvement. Hence, this web-site provides a range of resources designed to help you make your screening of Money-Driven Medicine more effective.

Read more of Newsreel’s thoughts on “user-centered media”.


More Films About Health from California Newsreel


  • Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?
    Money-Driven Medicine describes why we often don’t get the care we need once we become sick. This award-winning public television series explains why some of us become sick more often than others, uncovering the roots of the alarming health inequities along class and racial lines.
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  • Health for Sale.
    This film could have been titled Profit-Driven Pharmaceuticals. It shows how Big Pharma, the top ten drug companies, hold global health hostage. Like Money-Driven Medicine, It explains cleary why we get too many drugs and often not the ones we really need.
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  • The Beloved Community
    As seen in Money-Driven Medicine, patients and their relatives sometimes have to become their own health advocates. In this film, refinery workers and their families take on the oil companies to discover why birth deformities are plaguing their community.
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  • A Killer Bargain
    The inexpensive cotton shirt you’re wearing may come at a high cost to the health of the Indians who made it. This film exposes the toxic pesticides, carcinogenic dyes and polluted drinking water behind our global economy. Here, the best preventive, primary care can mean tougher labor and environmental standards for imported goods.
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