Trust Me, I’m Sick (2020. Directed by Sarah Stewart). This short documentary series explores the impact of chronic illness on the lives of five individuals in Los Angeles, California. Ezra, Giuliani, Henriette, Matt and Cassandra share intimate stories about how Lupus, HIV and other chronic health conditions shape their relationships, careers and expectations for the future.
GTC Medical Anthropology Film and Discussion Group - Film Programme Michaelmas 2020
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.