Run-Time: 1 x 90 min.
Directed by Bert Ehgartner
Written by Bert Ehgartner
A co-production by ORF, ZDF, ARTE and Langbein & Partner Media GmbH & Co KG in association with Austrian Television Fund and Vienna Film Fund
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , French (DUBBED) , English (DUBBED)
What Makes Our Children Sick?
Was macht unsere Kinder krank?
It is a dangerous paradox. Never has there been so much prosperity and at the same time so many chronically sick children as today. A study from the United States shows that at present 43 per cent of children under the age of 18 suffer from at least one of 20 chronic illnesses. If we include morbid obesity and developmental disorders, the figure rises to 54.1 per cent. This means that completely healthy children are for the first time in a minority in an industrial country. This trend is spreading to Europe too. Is ill health really becoming more common, or are there other explanations? The documentary portrays children with typically modern conditions and looks for possible causes