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Indie Soul Movie Review: Sugar Babies

Phinesse Demps | 5/29/2015, 6:27 a.m.
In “Sugar Babies: The Bittersweet Truth About Diabetes,” from Academy Award-winning executive producer Geralyn White Dreyfous (Born Into Brothels) and ...
“Sugar Babies: The Bittersweet Truth About Diabetes,” reveals the frightening epidemic of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and what we can do to address this frightening public health issue. (Courtesy Photo)

Virgil Films presents a compelling examination of diabetes in America. In “Sugar Babies: The Bittersweet Truth About Diabetes,” from Academy Award-winning executive producer Geralyn White Dreyfous (Born Into Brothels) and New York Times best-selling author James S. Hirsch (Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter), filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie (Kick Like a Girl) reveals the frightening epidemic of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and what we can do to address this frightening public health issue.

This is a very serious issue in health and now is the time to look at this seriously. Mackenzie takes on a real life journey with families who are facing diabetes crisis. It’s not a race issue or insurance issue, although if people don’t look at how diabetes is affecting them, it can come down to coverage and cost.

Most documentaries dealing with health issues concentrate on just showing the examples of one or two people and how they cope, but Mackenzie uses a multiple group of individuals, families, and comments from various doctors and what you see, hear, and learn is astonishing.

The film with advocates exercise and eating fresh foods. It’s one of the most honest films on this topic. The documentary will be released as a digital download: www.virgilfilmsent.com.

You can find locations to buy fresh food in Baltimore here: www.baltimore.org/article/baltimore-farmers-markets.

Indie Soul welcomes your questions and comments. To contact Phinesse Demps, call 410-366-3900 ext. 3016 or 410-501-0193 or email: pdemps@btimes.com. Follow him on Twitter @pdemps_btimes.com (Photo: Sugar Babies movie poster courtesy of Virgil Films)