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Life and health in Glasgow: Exploring the city through film


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"We all have personal experience of the powerful and moving impact of a well-made film with a compelling and engaging story. Films are an integral part of our programme of research, designed to better understand health and health inequality in Glasgow so that we may do something about it.

We have a growing library of short films – vox pops, animations, individual stories, community perspectives and many more – each focused on health, wellbeing and aspects of inequality. You can view our films on our YouTube channel.

At this event we plan to show a selection of these films, along with a couple of films made by local filmmakers and community organisations.

Chris Leslie’s ‘Lights Out’ film comprises four years of documentation, timelapse recordings and audio interviews with residents from the Gallowgate’s ‘twin towers’ high-rise flats, prior to their demolition.

Amanda Craig’s short documentary on the Glasgow Women’s Library gives an insight into how the charity is helping bring women's history and achievements to the east end of the city, in an attempt to build confidence and empower lives.

We hope to have a stimulating experience and provide time and space for discussion on the issues raised by the films. We also hope to explore whether and to what extent film is a useful medium through which to understand health and health inequality, and what, if anything, we should do next.

So come along, watch our selection of interesting films and participate in some lively discussion. What difference can film make to understanding the city’s health?"

If you would like to register for a free place, click the link. It will ask you for an organisation, you can type 'none'.

http://www.gcph.co.uk/events/156

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