(Pictured above: Dr. Fuster, flanked by friends, in ‘The Resilient Heart’)
Two new documentaries on Amazon Prime — The Resilient Heart and Innocently Violent — travel the planet in search of, respectively, solutions to chronic heart disease and the declining global food supply caused by climate change.
Susan Froemke’s The Resilient Heart follows cardiologist Dr. Valentin Fuster through such locales as Columbia, Kenya, Grenada and Mexico “as he discovers that the real answer to fighting chronic disease lies in early education.” Froemke, who received an Oscar nomination for HBO’s LaLee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton (2001), has also directed Conversations With The Rolling Stones (1994) and Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare ( 2013).
Korey Rowe’s Innocently Violent “travels from the glaciers of Iceland, to the labs of UCLA and the kitchens of Vancouver to understand what will happen in the years to come if the drastic changes we are witnessing [in the world’s food supply as affected by climate change] can’t be reversed.” Rowe’s previous work includes Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup (2009), which can be streamed gratis at freedocumentaries.org.
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