The Weight of the World

The Weight of the World

This fascinating documentary looks at obesity. Stockholm’s Dr. Stephan Rossner, an obesity specialist, proves beyond doubt that obesity is a man-made epidemic. Super-sized fast foods and a $12 billion ad industry are proving to be lethal when mixed with a car-dominated culture, urban sprawl and labour-saving technologies. This film was launched by the NFB and the CBC in partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Physical and Health Education Canada.

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Glynis Whiting
Glynis Whiting
Michael Allder
Tracey Friesen
David Suzuki
Stuart De Jong
Derek Kennedy
Ken Hewlett
Philip Street
John Fraser
Doug Blackley
sound supervisor
Gael MacLean
set design
Jacques Raphoz
visual research
Gina Cali
sound recordist
Sanjay Mehta
Peter Kettlewell
Brent Caulkin
Bjorn Thisell
Jeff Henschel
set decorator
Romke DeVos
Brad Lemee
Sandi Sokol
re-recording mixer
Mark Hensley
Ian Emberton
sound editor
Tony Gort
Stephen Cheung
Rick Senechal
Michael Keeping
executive producer
Michael Allder
Rina Fraticelli
Graydon McCrea


  • tashine2

    “The Canadians have a much more realistic view of this issue. The causes and solutions of obesity are clearly presented as the illness that it truly is, not as a personality flaw, as viewed in the States. Hopefully, the world will follow Canada in finding healthy solutions to obesity, not spend time on finding blame. ” — tashine2, 17 Jun 2012

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