The Fever: The Fight Against Malaria (2019. Directed by K. Weingarten)
In the malaria crisis region of East Africa, alternative practitioner Rehema Namyalo, biologist Richard Mukabana and pharmacologist Patrick Ogwang are relying on Artemisia annua (aka sweet wormwood or annual mugwort): its isolated active ingredient artemisinin has long been used successfully by the global pharmaceutical industry in expensive malaria preparations. But in their search for local, cheap solutions, the researchers encounter fierce resistance from the pharmaceutical companies and great scepticism from their own governments. Not even the WHO wants to support their efforts. Is this really still about development cooperation or about colonial subjugation and greed for profit? 30-40 mins viewing, followed by discussion.
GTC Medical Anthropology Film and Discussion Group - Film Programme Trinity 2022
3.30-5pm, Tuesdays (Weeks 2 and 4)
Convened by Paola Esposito (email@example.com)
The GTC Medical Anthropology Film & Discussion Group explores the extent to which film can complement, enrich and further the study of medical anthropology themes, topics and methods. After watching selected clips, we discuss a film’s content and approach, and interrogate its capacity to support the analysis of issues relating to illness, crisis, health and wellbeing.
This term we focus on the theme of ‘decolonising healthcare’.