Horse Song is a dramatization of Navajo man, Jack White, who learns he has diabetes. It chronicles his emotional, physical and physical journal with this disease with particular emphasis on the balance of modern and traditional Navajo medicine and philosophy. This video is filmed in Red Valley, Arizona and produced by the Northern Navajo Medical Center. It is an hour in length and is spoken in the Navajo language with English subtitles.
The Angry Heart
The Angry Heart discusses the disproportionate rate African-Americans who die from heart disease through the story of a 45 year-old African American man, Keith Hartgrove. Hartgrove has experienced two heart attacks and quadruple bypass surgery and along with medical experts, analyzes a wide variety of factors affecting his heart disease. It’s clear that many “medical” factors are inseparable from social factors such as discrimination, poverty, segregation, and sub-standard education that are all engendered by racism. Of great importance to Hartgrove’s story is the power of family, church, and community ties that support him through his recovery. The Angry Heart is an hour in length.
The Edge of America: Struggling for Health and Justice
Produced by NACCHO (National Association of County and City Health Officials), The Edge of America: Struggling for Health and Justice depicts the life experiences of people living on the edge of American society in three rural communities. Filmed in rural Arizona, Montana, and North Carolina, viewers observe firsthand the enormous challenges of survival, health, and quality of life faced not only by individuals and families, but also by these communities themselves. Issues presented include the injustices of poverty, inadequate housing, discrimination, ineffective immigration policy, and lack of access to transportation and health care – all of which lead to increased morbidity and mortality. The Edge of America is in DVD format and is an hour in length.
These three videos are currently located in the Reserve area on the 3rd floor. Loan Period: 3 Days
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Most videos are located in the Information Commons West, 2nd Floor