Portrait documentaire d’ Armand Frappier, microbiologiste québécois de réputation internationale, violoniste émérite et grand humaniste. À 87 ans, il fouille dans ses archives, relit sa correspondance et revit ainsi sa lutte contre un tueur infiniment petit : le microbe. Ce film rappelle ses talents d'initiateur ― mise en place de grandes campagnes de vaccination contre la tuberculose, entre autres ― d'entrepreneur par la création d'une formidable industrie québécoise de produits biologiques, d'éducateur par la fondation de l'École d'hygiène publique de l'Université de Montréal, et enfin, de professeur.
Tahani Rached’s powerful documentary enters the doors of an AIDS clinic in Montreal. We meet a group of dedicated doctors struggling to provide health care to their patients. This 1994 film explores legal and ethical problems surrounding HIV/AIDS and the struggle against fear, rumours and prejudice. It is still relevant today. In French with English subtitles.
Shot at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's, Newfoundland, this documentary reveals the workings of a contemporary health-care facility. Accompanied by hospital staff, we travel through labs, pharmacies, supply rooms, operating theatres and patient rooms from the maternity ward to the morgue. As debate in Canada and the world rages over health care, Hospital City offers a moving, human portrait of the people whom the issues touch most closely.
This short film is a re-enactment of the critical year in Dr. Frederick Banting's life when he discovered insulin for the treatment of diabetes at the University of Toronto. It depicts the odds against which he and his assistant, Charles Best, worked; the scepticism of other doctors and the final victory that gave thousands of diabetics hope for a healthier life.
In this short animated film, little elf-like creatures emerging from 3 circles painted red, yellow and blue discover the primary colours and their combinations. When they venture into a circle of another colour they find that they, too, change colour. So, how do we make green again?
Ages 15 to 17
Health/Personal Development - Disease Prevention
Science - Biology