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"Hard-hitting" -Spirituality & Practice
"Involving, well-crafted, humane" -Los Angeles Times
Doctored reveals the unseen tactics of the "influencers" of the medical industry, in an investigation that leads to the highest levels of the American Medical Association, revealing an alarming portrait of deception and criminality. Along the way we wonder: Is much of what we "know" about modern medicine just slick marketing from companies that profit when we're in pain (or by putting us in pain)? Why do so many people think chiropractors are "quacks," nutritional supplements a waste of money, and acupuncture a fringe therapy? Is it because the "Medical Monopoly" spends millions a year attacking, ridiculing, and trying to discredit these natural therapies? The film delves into the stories of five chiropractors who fought back and won a landmark verdict.
Although the US makes up only 5% of the world's population, we consume over 50% of all the world's pharmaceutical drugs, while we endure worsening health. Sheehan provides a perspective on this "doctored" system and opens a conversation about real solutions. Doctored also features several interviews with members of the chiropractic community who provide the profession's unique viewpoint and history.
Directed by Bobby Sheehan, U.S.A., 2012, 100 mins.