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Doing What It Takes: Black Folks Getting and Staying Healthy
Producer: Black Planet Productions
1994
Color
23 minutes
US
English

Doing What It Takes: Black Folks Getting and Staying Healthy

Black communities are disproportionately affected by cancer, heart disease, low birth weight and infant mortality rates. Facing political, economic and racial barriers to good health, this video documents the anger and mistrust in the Black community towards the medical establishment based on a history of abuse and lack of access. Part of the Not Channel Zero series.
Part of the Not Channel Zero video series
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