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Sick to Death

Synopsis
Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) have been a favourite target of the Western environmental movement which accuses TCM practitioners of endangering rare animal and plant species. As China’s economy booms, the demand for cures is rising fast. This film shows there’s a different side: the practitioners of ancient medicine claim to be a force for protection - their argument is that it suits no-one’s interests to see the natural supply dry up. This film examines both points of view before bringing the two sides together in an unusual meeting in Beijing, China.
Language
English
Country
China
Year of production
2000
Subjects
Environmental science; Medical sciences
Keywords
China; environmental issues; Chinese medicine; endangered species

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£30.00
Duration/Size
24 minutes
Year
2004

Distributor

Name

TVE

Email
General email: tve@tve.org.uk.Sales and outreach: distribution@tve.org.uk
Web
http://tve.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 91 (11) 26 410 684
Address
46 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3QJ
Notes
TVE works with partners globally to produce films on environment and development issues, as well as health and human rights. Most of the 600 films are available for sale on DVD for educational use. Previously known as Television Trust for the Environment.

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