Medical Anthropology Film & Discussion Group

The Medical Anthropology Film and 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.

Trinity Term 2021

This term, the group will look at the me of ‘impairment’.

Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)
Tuesday 4 May at 15:30
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Deaf Jam (2011)
Tuesday 18 May at 15:30
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Hilary Term 2021

This term the focus was on the theme of ‘death and dying’.

Island (2018)
Tuesday 26 January

Mammoth (2018)
Tuesday 23 February

Almost Heaven (2017)
Tuesday 9 March

Michaelmas Term 2020

This term the focus was on the theme of ‘invisible suffering’, which is brought by chronic illness and trauma.

Trust Me I’m Sick (2020)
Tuesday 3 November

The Work (2017)
Tuesday 17 November

Hilary Term 2020

This term we focused on the theme of mental health.

Bird Dancer (2010)
Tuesday 28 January

Titcut Follies (1967)
Tuesday 11 February

Mothers on the Edge (2019)
Tuesday 25 February

Seishin – Mental (2008)
Tuesday 10 March

Michaelmas Term 2019

This term we focused on the theme of the skin.

The Mysterious World under the Skin (2018)
Tuesday 22 October

Under The Knife (2007)
Tuesday 5 November

SPECIAL EVENT: Broken Skin (2019)
Tuesday 19 November

Fantome Island (2011)
Tuesday 3 December

All welcome.

For more information please email paola.esposito@anthro.ox.ac.uk.