Science, Environment and Health

Documentaries can uncover the hidden secrets of the natural world and reveal the beauty of our surroundings. They can also explore the environmental issues and show the human dimensions of medical science.


23 Skidoo

23 Skidoo 1

Beyond the Naked Eye

Beyond the Naked Eye 1

A Day in the National Parks

A Day in the National Parks 1

The Dikes

The Dikes 1

Emergence of a Dragonfly

Emergence of a Dragonfly 1

Octopus Hunt

Octopus Hunt 1

Out of Silence

Out of Silence 1

Reflections on Suffering

Reflections on Suffering 1

Reflections on Suffering 2

Rural Health

Rural Health 1

The Winds of Fogo

The Winds of Fogo 1

Reflections on Suffering

1982, Director: Malca Gillson

      1 min 36 s


Questions 1. The main point in this excerpt is that suffering can lead to personal spiritual growth. How is this possible?

2. Rather than concentrating on the disease, this film focuses on the person. What is the audience for this film? Where should it be shown?

3. The excerpts show a conversation between Jean and her doctor, who acts as the interviewer. How does this technique contribute to the message of the film? Does it suggest that the doctor can learn from the patient?

About This Film

Short Description

Cancer victim Jean Cameron discusses how she has come to terms with her own illness and the perspective it has given her on the meaning of life.

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