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Risk Factor improves our ability to understand, analyze and respond to the short and long-term risks we all share, helping us to live safer, healthier and more fulfilling lives.
“Terrorism, war, climate change, nuclear meltdowns, radiation, cancer, type 2 Diabetes, heart disease. In the news, we’re constantly being told what to worry about next. I suspect some risks are overblown... others worse than I imagine. Bad risk assessment leads to bad consequences for us all. We need better ways to assess risk for ourselves” – Robert Lang, Producer-director, RISK FACTOR
Risk Factor is a cross-platform initiative that improves our ability to understand, assess and respond to the short and long-term risks we all share, helping us to live safer, healthier and more satisfying lives. The campaign entails screenings and television broadcasts of the documentary RISK FACTOR, along with the launch of a new mobile app RISK NAVIGATOR, a rich media website, a contest, and social media campaign.
Since its inception in 1980 by founder and president Robert Lang, Toronto-based Kensington Communications has earned a reputation for producing the highest quality, award-winning television and cross-platform media for international markets. Its over 250 productions cover the spectrum from blue chip documentary limited series and one-off films that have aired around the world, to popular, critically acclaimed factual series and groundbreaking mobile projects. Kensington has been creating interactive projects for the web and mobile since 1998. Community@riskfactor.ca
Jean Lemire and the crew of the oceanographic sailing vessel Sedna IV measure the extent of the consequences of global warming, first in the Canadian Arctic and then along the gigantic St-Lawrence river that they criss-cross, looking for whalers and migratory routes of the largest animal of all time, the blue whale.Learn more
Actor Anick Lemay accompanies in a comforting manner five women being treated for breast cancer.Learn more
A forgotten psychology experiment from the 1970s called Rat Park shows us that drug addiction has never really been about the drugs. It’s about the cages we live in.Learn more