The Weight of the World

The Weight of the World

| 51 min
campus

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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Credits
  • 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
  • associate director
    Renée Moreau Burns
  • additional editing
    R. Neil Thompson
  • visual research
    Gina Cali
  • additional camera
    Peter Fisher
    John Bailey
    Bill Stunden
    Steve Leech
    David Doherty
    Greg Bruce
  • sound recordist
    Sanjay Mehta
    Peter Kettlewell
    Brent Caulkin
    Bjorn Thisell
    Jeff Henschel
  • lighting director
    Tony Hammond
    Rob Nicholson
  • lighting
    Janice Fraser
    Tyler Davidson
    Sinisa Mitrovic
    Tony Connor
    Martin Devenyi
  • switcher
    Pat Conley
  • audio board
    Brett Manion
  • video
    Janet Westheuser
  • staging crewleader
    Ken Gray
    Chris Papadopoulos
  • set decorator
    Romke DeVos
    Brad Lemee
  • staging
    Bill Smith
    Bill Couto
    Wayne Belvin
    Mike Garstang
    Rick Lyon
  • makeup
    Sandi Sokol
  • production manager
    Sandy Bourque
    Maureen Prentice
  • graphics design consultant
    Terry O'Neill
  • digital ink
    Hélène Morency
  • digital paint
    Hélène Morency
  • storyboard
    Gary Pearson
  • assistant film editor
    Kelsey Whiting-Hewlett
  • online editor
    Allan Pinvidic
  • VTR
    Anthony Chung-King
    Karen Donelly
  • program assistant
    Jill Kinsella
  • assistant to executive producer
    Erin Rayner
  • production clerk
    Christine Sears
  • production assistant
    Lana Gudlaugson
    Molly Asseltine
  • translator
    Ebba K. Pate
  • transcription typist
    Pamela Pellegrini
  • production stills
    Cliff Spicer
  • post services
    Finale Editworks
  • sound services
    Post Modern Sound
  • re-recording mixer
    Mark Hensley
    Ian Emberton
  • sound editor
    Tony Gort
    Stephen Cheung
  • foley
    Rick Senechal
    Michael Keeping
  • motion control
    Carousel Video Workshop
  • coordinating producer
    Michael Bennett
  • unit production manager
    June Hall
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
  • 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