The Mysterious World under the Skin (2018) film screening

Medical Anthropology Film & Discussion Group

Tuesday 22 October 2019   15:30 to 17:00


Directed by Kirsten Esch


Barclay Room, Green Templeton College

The 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 the ‘skin’.

The Mysterious World under the Skin (2018)
Directed by Kirsten Esch.
Viewed for a long time as an insignificant sheathing membrane, today we know that the fascia envelops the human body like a second skin and weaves around all its internal organs, including the blood vessels and the brain. This documentary presents the view that that the fascia is not only a gigantic pain-related organ in its own right, but also a starting point for new approaches to healing.

Barclay Room
Green Templeton College
43 Woodstock Road

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