Global health film festival

Date

Friday 30 October 2015
to Saturday 31 October 2015

2 day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE
Organised by

Global Health

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about this event

**Online registration is now closed. Please contact globalhealth@rsm.ac.uk to enquire regarding availability of places on the day**

The first Global Health Film Festival will take place on 30-31 October 2015 at the Royal Society of Medicine. The Festival is held by Global Health Film initiative (GHFi) which is a partnership between the Royal Society Medicine, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The full Festival programme is now available - see below for further information.

The Global Health Film Festival believes that film has the power to communicate stories, to stir emotions, to inspire, to encourage action and to redress inequities in health. The primary objective of the Festival is to use film and media as a catalyst for discussion and change on global health issues.

There will be feature films, panel discussions, short films, workshops and a networking drinks reception for filmmakers and global health advocates. This film festival is open to all, with special sessions for health advocates, filmmakers, and journalists.

Join in the conversation online with #GHFilm2015

Feature films

The Divide, Directed by Katharine Round

Inspired by the seminal book, 'The Spirit Level' written by Professor Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, and the inspiring work by Sir Michael Marmot and colleagues, The Divide is a film on the human impact of rising inequality on society. The film, alongside director and producer Katharine Round and executive producer Christo Hird from Dartmouth Films, will launch the first Global Health Film Festival.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion on social inequality.

Body Team 12, Directed by David Darg

Body Team 12 follows the first female member of the Ebola response body teams in Liberia. An inspiring, and at times harrowing, short film, Body Team 12 takes you to the front line of urban Monrovia, deep into the communities affected by the world's largest outbreak of Ebola.

The session will discuss the impact of the media on the Ebola Response.

Watch the trailer

Ping Pong, Directed by Anson and Hugh Hartford

In the words of Matthey Syed, The Times, "It is about ageing, mortality, friendship, ambition and love. The stories stay with you for hours, weeks, after the credits have rolled. But perhaps its most powerful achievement is to leave us with a more humane conception of sport, and of life itself". We will be supporting the UK Ping Pong Care Campaign, aimed at encouraging and promoting active ageing to promote physical activity, active mind and social inclusion.

Expect some surprises at the evening reception at the screening...

Watch the trailer

That Sugar Film, Directed by Damon gameau

Damon is carrying out a unique experiment: eating only “healthy” foods that are in fact laden with hidden sugars like low-fat yoghurt, muesli bars, fruit juices and cereals. We follow his journey delving into the issues plaguing the sugar industry and supermarkets in an effort to forever change the way we think about “healthy” food. The session will discuss the science and media behind eating sugar and the role of business in tackling the epidemic of non-communicable diseases.  

Watch the trailer

Confirmed workshops

  • Film for social change in low-resource settings (led by Medical Aid Films)
  • Guerrilla filmmaking and global health (led by What Took You So Long?)
  • Crowdfunding for global health film (led by Dartmouth Films)
  • Impact of global health film (led by BRITDOC Foundation)
  • Innovation at grass roots: filmmaking in low resource settings (led by BBC Media Action)
  • Virtual reality and social impact (led by VRSE works)
  • Media training for health advocate (led by Rockhopper TV)
  • Mass media and behaviour change- Media Million Lives Study (led by Development Media International)


Crossover Lab

The Crossover Lab will run for two days ahead of the inaugural Global Health Film Festival and will be an interactive session for global health advocates, filmmakers, digital media specialists and funders to come together and create new ideas for media projects on global health issues. For more information, please click here.

agenda

30 October 2015

9.00 am

Registration

9.30 am

Welcome

9.40 am

Opening address

Joe Cerrell, Managing Director, Global Health and Policy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, European Office

9.45 am

The impact of media on Global Health

Dr Javid Abdelmoneim, Presenter, The Cure

10.45 am

Feature Film - The Divide

Followed by Q&A with Katharine Round (Director), Melanie Walker (Senior Advisor to the President, World Bank) and Anna Marriot (Public Services Policy Manager, Oxfam)

12.30 pm

Lunch

Films and workshops (delegates to indicate session preference in advance)

Starting at 1.30 pm

Film 1

India’s Daughter

Followed by Q&A with Riddhi Jha (Associate Producer)

Film 2

Fire in the Blood

Followed by Q&A with Christo Hird (Executive Producer)

Film 3

TB Unmasked and TB Silent Killer

Session sponsored by Aeras

Workshop 1

Mass media and behaviour change

Led by Development Media International

Workshop 2

The use of film and animation in health education and training in low income countries

Led by Medical Aid Films

Workshop 3

Media training

Led by Rockhopper TV

3.00 pm

Tea and coffee break

Films and workshops (delegates to indicate session preference in advance)

Starting at 3.30 pm

Film 1

The Mask You Live In

Followed by Q&A

Film 2

Body Team 12 (European premiere) and Outbreak

Followed by Q&A with Dan Edge (Director, Outbreak) and Sophie Scott (Features and Documentaries Manager, MSF)

Film 3

A Quiet Inquisition

Followed by Q&A with Holen Kahn (Director)

Workshop 1

Guerrilla filmmaking and global health

Led by What Took You So Long?

Workshop 2

Crowdfunding for global health films

Led by Dartmouth Films

Workshop 3

Media training

Led by Rockhopper TV

5.00 pm

Break

6.30 pm

Feature Film - Ping Pong

Followed by Q&A with Hugh Hartford (Director) and Andrew Battley (Ping Pong Care Campaign Manager)

8.30 pm

Reception

31 October 2015

9.00 am

Registration

9.30 am

Welcome

9.40 am

‘Official Truths Are Powerful Illusions’

Damon Gameau interviews John Pilger

Films and workshops (delegates to indicate session preference in advance)

Starting at 10.45 am

Film 1

Leaving Africa

Followed by Q&A

Film 2

Every Last Child

Followed by Q&A with Hassan Al Damluji (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), Dr Elias Durry (World Health Organization) and Danielle Perissi (Head of Documentary Image Nation)

Film 3

How to Survive a Plague

Workshop 1

Virtual reality and social impact

Led by VRSE works

Workshop 2

Public service advertisements for health in developing countries

Led by BBC Media Action

Workshop 3

An A-Z of Poverty: challenges and rewards of survivor-led advocacy on film and in person

Led by Freedom From Torture

12.30 pm

Lunch

1.30 pm

Responding to Ebola in West Africa and the impact of the media

Andrew Jack interviews Dr Oliver Johnson

Film shorts and workshops (delegates to indicate session preference in advance)

Starting at 2.00 pm

Film shorts 1

We AdVANCE (51 mins), New Rules for End of Life Care (24 mins) and TEAL (11 mins)

Film shorts 2

Sundance Shorts 2 (56 mins), The Kitchenistas of National City (24 mins) and Real Junk Food (6 mins)

Film shorts 3

Red Dust (16 mins), Don’t Frack Our Future (15 mins), A Certain Kind of Light (37 mins) and What If He Lives? (18 mins)

Workshop 1

Virtual reality and social impact

Led by VRSE works

Workshop 2

Films for health: what works, what doesn’t?

Led by Tom Gibb

Workshop 3

Measuring the impact of global health film

Led by BRITDOC Foundation

3.30 pm

Tea and coffee break

4.00 pm

Feature Film - That Sugar Film

Followed by Q&A with Damon Gameau (Director), Graham McGregor (Action On Sugar) and Dr Aseem Malhotra (Action On Sugar)

6.00 pm

Crossover Lab pitches and awards

7.00 pm

TEDx

8.00 pm

Reception

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  • Online registration is now closed
  • On the day registration may be available. Please contact globalhealth@rsm.ac.uk for further information
  • Join in the conversation online with #GHFilm2015

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