The Inner Light (2019. Directed by S. Sick)

The Inner Light (2019. Directed by Stefan Sick).

This film offers a poetic exploration of dementia. Using an observational approach, the film explores the everyday lives of people living with this isolating condition, whilst focusing on positive situations and encounters.

30 mins viewing, followed by discussion

In person, Barclay Room

GTC Medical Anthropology Film and Discussion Group - Film Programme Michaelmas 2021


3.30-5pm, Tuesdays (Weeks 4, 6 and 8 - online in Weeks 6 and 8)

Convened by Paola Esposito (

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 ‘aging’.