I am looking forward to this one.
Unfortunately, the film is only about 35 minutes long, and will not be released in theatres. It does however have over 60 extra minutes of interviews with each of the experts that were a part of it’s making.
Here is the trailer for it:
It doesn’t come out for a couple of weeks. I’ll let you know if I get the DVD.
One of the people being interviewed there was Dr. Joel Fuhrman. He has a fantastic blog called Disease Proof that I read everyday, and I highly recommend.
From the film’s website:
The statistics are terrifying.
Two hundred million Americans are overweight and 100 million are obese. More than 75 million Americans have high blood pressure. 24 million people are diabetic. Heart disease remains the No. 1 cause of death for men and women, followed by stroke and obesity-related cancers. Obesity has overtaken tobacco as the No. 1 cause of preventable deaths in the United States.
Over 50% of bankruptcies are caused by what has become known as “medical debt.”
Fast food, fast medicine, fast news and fast lives have turned many Americans into a sick, uninformed, indebted, “processed” people.
Processed People features insightful interviews from eight preeminent health and environmental experts/advocates. They discuss how and why Americans got into this mess, and what we can do to break the “processed people” cycle.
A lot of the people from the film can be found on YouTube saying some really great things about health. I’ll dig some of them up and post them soon.