ANURA Stop the abuse, Start the healing
An unprecedented feature documentary built around personal stories of six American families, their hopes and experiences with
anti-depressant drugs prescribed to their children.
The filmmakers have weaved together six distinct stories of real people and real experiences. They have captured a sense of the arguments in an ongoing controversy that affects millions of Americans in a documentary that ultimately asks the question if these
so-called revolutionary medications can be used safely.
"This isn't a story about money or big pharmaceutical corporations", says director Robert Manciero, "it's a story about tragedies in individual families like you and me and our kids."
Some people call antidepressants "miracle" drugs. But are they? How have they affected others in our community, like the beloved Tooker Gomberg, who suicided after 5 weeks on an antidepressant that agitated him?
Prescription: Suicide? was produced and directed by Robert Manciero and Rich Samuels with David Garland as co-producer.
Environment and the Earth
A very interesting and powerful movie.
Consisting entirely of images and music (no dialogue), the filmmaker took 2 years to make this statement about the state of the world and humans' place in it. He examines the relationship of humans to the natural environment, and what they're doing to both it and themselves.
He also looks at the spirtuality of humans, and how we have strayed very far from its essentials.
After watching Baraka you may wish to visit office.geog.uvic.ca/dept/undergrad/sogs/baraka.html for detailed info about the film.
For reviews of this film see www.desnews.com/movies/reviews/ip0u45jw.htm and www.korova.com/kmr95/kmr5034.htm.
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