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The Dirty War on the NHS (2019)

Directed by John Pilger, 106 mins

Sunday 13 September 2020 19:00 BST plus panel discussion

John Pilger's latest documentary, The Dirty War on the NHS, "goes to the heart of the struggle for democracy today", he says. Britain's National Health Service, the NHS, was the world's first universal public health service. 

Designed to give millions of people "freedom from fear", the NHS today is under threat of being sold off and converted to a free market model inspired by America's disastrous health insurance system, which results in the death every year of an estimated 45,000 people. 

Now President Trump says the NHS is "on the table" in any future trade deal with America. Filmed in Britain and the United States, this timely, compelling documentary touches us all and reveals what may be the last battle to preserve the most fundamental human right.

The discussion panel was moderated by photojournalist and film-maker Fiona Lloyd-Davies; Fiona was joined by Dr Bob Gill, GP and NHS campaigner, Dr Julia Patterson, Founder and CEO of EveryDoctor, and Professor Allyson Pollock, director of the Newcastle University Centre for Excellence in Regulatory Science. 

The Dirty War on the NHS featured in the 2019 Global Health Film Festival

The Dirty War on the NHS website

This screening is organised in partnership with Dartmouth Films. A limited number of tickets are available: book now to join us on Sunday 13 September; we will close registration at 5pm on Sunday 13 September and will send you a link to the event by 6pm, an hour before the screening starts.

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