The Work (2017. Directed by J. McLeary & G. Aldous)

The Work (2017. Directed by Jairus McLeary & Gethin Aldous). This documentary follows three civilians as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with Folsom State Prison inmates. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. A raw and revealing process ensues which forces the free men to see themselves and the prisoners in unexpected ways

GTC Medical Anthropology Film and Discussion Group - Film Programme Michaelmas 2020

Invisible suffering

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

Online - the joining link will be listed above.

Convened by Dr Paola Esposito

After a brief introduction of the film, a link will be provided to all participants to watch the film segment/s online (up to 40 mins). After the viewing, we will regroup for discussion and Q&A. Contact:

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 ‘invisible suffering’ which is brought by chronic illness and trauma.