Feb. 18; 6 p.m., Coffman Memorial Union Theater
About American Heart: A primary care clinic in Minnesota becomes a crossroads for embattled refugees and their devoted doctors. We get a glimpse of the failing health and remarkable lives of Thor Lem, a former political prisoner from Cambodia; Patrick Junior, a member of an oppressed ethnic minority in Burma; and Alex Gliptis, an Ethiopian refugee suffering from PTSD, diabetes and HIV. The healthcare challenges they face are daunting, made more complicated by the trauma they carry from the past. Throughout the course of the film, they all face life-threatening health emergencies, and their trajectories prove surprising even to their doctors. A film by Chris Newberry.
Free refreshments provided for guests.
Co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health Alumni Society Board
Partner(s): Minnesota Health Strategy & Communications Network, The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility
More than Honey
Apr. 8; 6 p.m., Location TBD
Over the past 15 years, numerous colonies of bees have been decimated throughout the world, but the causes of this disaster remain unknown. Depending on the world region, 50% to 90% of all local bees have disappeared, and this epidemic is still spreading from beehive to beehive – all over the planet. Everywhere, the same scenario is repeated: billions of bees leave their hives, never to return. No bodies are found in the immediate surroundings, and no visible predators can be located. Read more.
95 minute documentary.
Co-sponsored by the Minnesota Public Health Association
Sept. 17, 5 p.m., Coffman Memorial Union Theater
ABSOLUTELY SAFE, 83-minute documentary, takes an open-minded, personal approach to the controversy over breast implant safety. Ultimately, ABSOLUTELY SAFE is the story of everyday women who find themselves and their breasts in the tangled and confusing intersection of health, money, science, and beauty. Read more.
Free refreshments from Holy Land provided for guests.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health
Thank you to our partners: Center for Spirituality & Healing, Department of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies, School of Nursing, and Women’s Center
MisLEAD: America’s Secret Epidemic
Oct. 16, 5 p.m., Coffman Memorial Union Theater
Special Engagement Preview Screening*
MisLEAD: America’s Secret Epidemic is the first documentary (feature length) film that undertakes an intellectually rigorous, emotionally compelling and illuminating inquiry into a hidden epidemic that impacts one in three American children today. Tamara Rubin, an Oregon mother whose children were poisoned, travels the country talking with parents and top experts across many fields—uncovering surprising answers.
Co-sponsored by the Lead/Healthy Homes Program, Environmental Health Division at the Minnesota Department of Health and the School of Public Health’s Division of Environmental Health Sciences