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The Weight of the World

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It's been called the world's first man-made epidemic, and it's killing us. In this riveting documentary, Dr. Stephan Rossner of Stockholm, an expert on obesity, leads us through startling evidence of how our society has created this toxic environment.

Cheaper production, "supersized" fast foods and a $12 billion advertising industry are lethal when mixed with a car-dominated culture, urban sprawl and labour-saving technologies. Although North America is the epicentre of obesity, this disease is being exported worldwide as a by-product of western culture. Infiltrating low-income communities and developing nations, obesity is creating a potentially bankrupt health system.

Featuring lively animation and hard-hitting science, The Weight of the World reveals that obesity is not an individual problem, but one that requires changes in public policies and attitudes.

2003, 51 min 10 s

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Award of Excellence - Category: Government / Commercial
Itinerant - AMTEC
May 24 to 27 2005, Calgary - Canada

Panasonic Award - to recognize a video production with the highest overall level of quality standards.
Itinerant - AMTEC
May 24 to 27 2005, Calgary - Canada

Chris Statuette - Category: Physical Health & Medicine
International Film and Video Festival
November 10 to 14 2004, Columbus - USA

Freddie Award - Category: Community Health Category
International Health and Medical Media Awards ( Freddie )
November 5 2004, New York - USA

Leo Award for Best Program - Category: Nature/Environment/Science/Technology Documentary
Leo Awards
May 28 to 29 2004, Vancouver - Canada

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