Titcut Follies (1967) film screening

Medical Anthropology Film & Discussion Group

Tuesday 11 February 2020   15:30 to 17:00

Speakers:

Directed by Frederick Wiseman, filmed by John Marshall

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 mental health.

Titcut Follies (1967)
Directed by Frederick Wiseman, filmed by John Marshall.
Controversial documentary about the patient-inmates of Bridgewater State Hospital, a Correctional Institution for the criminally insane in Massachusetts. The film is a shocking portrayal of the treatment of the psychiatric patients, not only by hospital staff, but by society in general.

Location:
EP Abraham Lecture theatre
Green Templeton College
43 Woodstock Road
Oxford
OX2 6HG

All Welcome.

For more information Contact: paola.esposito@anthro.ox.ac.uk

Type: Featured, Film Screenings, Social and Societies