Media & Health Series
Colleges, universities, high schools and nonprofits: Buy all eight videos as a series, and save 25%!*
This series consists of the following videos:
Beauty Mark: Body Image & the Race for Perfection
- This courageous, deeply personal film examines American culture's unhealthy fixation on thinness, beauty, and physical perfection.
Big Bucks, Big Pharma: Marketing Disease & Pushing Drugs
- This film pulls back the curtain on the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry to expose the insidious ways that illness is used, manipulated, and in some instances created, for capital gain.
Deadly Persuasion: The Advertising of Alcohol & Tobacco
- Illustrating her analysis with current advertising examples, Jean Kilbourne presents a compelling argument that the manipulative marketing strategies used by the alcohol and tobacco industries are driven by a clear and deep understanding of the psychology of anxiety and addiction.
Slim Hopes: Advertising & the Obsession with Thinness
- This popular video featuring Jean Kilbourne offers a comprehensive analysis of how bodies and food are depicted in advertising, and the devastating effects those images can have on girls' and women's health.
Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies & Alcohol
- Award-winning media critics Jackson Katz and Jean Kilbourne decode the glamorized stories media tell about alcohol, and contrast them with the often disturbing and dangerous ways that alcohol consumption affects the lives of real young men and women.
Recovering Bodies: Overcoming Eating Disorders
- Eating disorders are a serious, but often misunderstood, public health concern. Through the first-hand stories and testimonies of seven college students - five women and two men - and the commentary of professionals, Recovering Bodies
reveals the wide range of social pressures that can lead to disordered eating, and its psychological and physical symptoms.
Red Moon: Menstruation, Culture & the Politics of Gender
- With humor and refreshing candor, Red Moon
provides a fascinating, often ironic, take on the absurd and frequently dangerous cultural stigmas and superstitions surrounding women's menstruation.
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
- This illustrated interview brings together ideas from Pipher's book and her clinical practice in a highly accessible format that examines the challenges facing teenage girls and the role media and popular culture play in shaping their identities.
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