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MiLAN collective (Medicine in Literature and Arts in Newcastle) new film festival 2020

Every other month there will be a screening of a film dealing with a medical theme, followed by a post-show discussion

Date/Time: Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 14:00 - 17:00

Venue: The Catalyst, 3 science square, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 5TG

EngageFMS at Newcastle University are carrying on the legacy of the MiLAN collective (Medicine in Literature and Arts in Newcastle) by starting up a new film festival in 2020.

Every other month there will be a screening of a film dealing with a medical theme, followed by a post-show discussion with academics from Newcastle University about the themes of the film.

Free and open to all, these films offer a unique way to learn more about the research at the University, and how this is represented on the big screen.

The first film in the festival will be 'I, Daniel Blake'.

"Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away.

Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern-day Britain."

Doors open at 2pm and the film will start at 2:30pm. Stay afterwards for a post-show discussion and Q&A with North East based academics on social justice, access to healthcare and inequalities.

Panellists:

· Thomas Scharf, Professor of Social Gerontology, Newcastle University

· Tracy Shildrick, Professor of Inequalities, Newcastle University

· Alison Atkinson-Phillips, Oral History Research Associate, Newcastle University (Foodbank Histories Project)

· Silvie Fisch, Oral History Research Associate, Newcastle University (Foodbank Histories Project)

This is a free event but spaces are limited so booking is essential.