The Weight of the World

The Weight of the World

| 51 min

This fascinating documentary looks at obesity. Stockholm’s Dr. Stephan Rossner, an obesity specialist, proves beyond doubt that obesity is a man-made epidemic. Super-sized fast foods and a $12 billion ad industry are proving to be lethal when mixed with a car-dominated culture, urban sprawl and labour-saving technologies. This film was launched by the NFB and the CBC in partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Physical and Health Education Canada.

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  • director
    Glynis Whiting
  • writer
    Glynis Whiting
  • producer
    Michael Allder
    Tracey Friesen
  • narration
    David Suzuki
  • editor
    Stuart de Jong
  • cinematographer
    Derek Kennedy
    Ken Hewlett
  • animation
    Philip Street
    John Fraser
  • composer
    Doug Blackley
  • sound supervisor
    Gael MacLean
  • set design
    Jacques Raphoz
  • visual research
    Gina Cali
  • sound recordist
    Sanjay Mehta
    Peter Kettlewell
    Brent Caulkin
    Bjorn Thisell
    Jeff Henschel
  • set decorator
    Romke DeVos
    Brad Lemee
  • makeup
    Sandi Sokol
  • re-recording mixer
    Mark Hensley
    Ian Emberton
  • sound editor
    Tony Gort
    Stephen Cheung
  • foley
    Rick Senechal
    Michael Keeping
  • executive producer
    Michael Allder
    Rina Fraticelli
    Graydon McCrea

  • tashine2

    The Canadians have a much more realistic view of this issue. The causes and solutions of obesity are clearly presented as the illness that it truly is, not as a personality flaw, as viewed in the States. Hopefully, the world will follow Canada in finding healthy solutions to obesity, not spend time on finding blame.

    tashine2, 17 Jun 2012