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Documentary seriesWORLD ON THE BRINK
Producer: Real Vision in association with Grace Creek Media
Rights: Unlimited, 5/1/18 to 4/30/20
4×60
High Definition

Free series

In 2018, the world feels more dangerous, more threatening, and more unpredictable than ever.  Global institutions seem unable to control forces unleashed by an increasingly interconnected world. We  appear to be moving forward and backward at the same time – forward into a world where technology connects us at an ever-faster pace, and backward into a world where tribalism, religious differences, and resource-scarcity rule the day.

In this new, up-to-the-minute documentary series A World On the Brink, host Dee Smith (a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations and currently at the University of Texas at Austin) provides crucial insights into how we arrived at today’s fractured moment, where we may be headed next.

“It increasingly feels like we are on the brink,” says Smith in his introduction to the four-part series. “But on the brink of what?”

The documentary features commentary and insight from 19 leaders from around the world drawn from disciplines as diverse as foreign policy, diplomacy, the military, psychology, finance, engineering, theology, and history. The series is produced by by Real Vision Television. Grace Creek Media (previously known as New River Media) has been the producer of Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg, Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman, and numerous public television documentaries and series.

EPISODES:

101 – A World On The Brink
The first episode of the series focuses on today’s global order and those trends that currently challenge it. The program explores the roots of today’s system of nation-states based on fixed borders and local control, and examines the institutions that were created in reaction to the global conflicts of the first half of the twentieth century.

102 – Globalization and Its Discontents
In Episode Two, Dee Smith examines globalization and its impact. The transnational flow of goods and information has lifted nearly a billion people out of poverty, but not without significant consequences.

103 – The Middle East
Episode Three focuses on an area of the world that is both a crucible of change and a potential flashpoint: the Middle East.

104 – What Tomorrow May Bring
Episode Four looks at the changing nature of nuclear, cyber, and biological warfare – focusing on how different threats intersect and reinforce each other, becoming more complex and menacing in the process.

 

I’ll Have It My Way with Hattie Bryant

I'll Have It My Way with Hattie Bryant

“The medicalization of American life from birth to death is killing our souls.”

– Hattie Bryant

As much as we all want to believe we can live forever, we all know deep down that it simply can’t be true.

From this program viewers learn that there are things each of us can do to live fully, all the way to the end. Anyone who is willing to take four simple steps now, while healthy, can minimize if not avoid entirely, the pain, suffering, confusion and disagreements that can arise when end-of-life healthcare wishes are not clearly spelled out.

Americans need this information because 70% say they want to die peacefully surrounded by friends and family … while actually 70% are dying in institutions surrounded by strangers.

Few people choose to contemplate critical illness or the inevitability of death until their time comes. Because possibilities are rarely discussed, many people are unprepared or unable to make critical end-of-life decisions and spend their last days in over-medicalized and unnecessarily painful and protracted situations.

Breaking through the taboo of discussing death, Hattie Bryant shows that we have choices.

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Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? with Mark Hyman, MD

Dr. Mark Hyman

Did you know that oatmeal actually isn’t a healthy way to start the day? That milk doesn’t build bones, and eggs aren’t the devil? In Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?, Dr. Mark Hyman looks at every food group and explains what we’ve gotten wrong, revealing which foods nurture our health and which pose a threat. He also explains food’s crucial role in functional medicine and how food systems and policies affect our environmental and personal health.
With myth-busting insights, easy-to-understand science, and delicious, wholesome recipes, Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? is a no-nonsense guide to achieving optimal weight and lifelong health.

Eating real food doesn’t have to be complicated. Dr. Hyman is going to show us the principles of healthy eating by walking through each of the major food catefories – from meats to beverages and everything in between. Dr. Hyman tells the viewer exactly what foods to focus on and what to avoid. He will provide easy steps to get started, taking out all of the guess work of putting together meals. As a bonus, Dr. Hyman will also explain how food is one of the greatest contributors to global warming and pollution, then he will show us what foods will take less of a toll on our environment and our health.

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