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5B (2019)

Directed by Paul Haggis and Dan Krauss, 94 mins

Sunday 29 November 2020 19:00 GMT plus panel discussion

5B is the inspirational story of everyday heroes, nurses and caregivers who took extraordinary action to comfort, protect and care for the patients of the first AIDS ward unit in the United States.

5B is stirringly told through first-person testimony of these nurses and caregivers who built Ward 5B in 1983 at San Francisco General Hospital, their patients, loved ones, and staff who volunteered to create care practices based in humanity and holistic well-being during a time of great uncertainty.

The result is an uplifting yet candid and bittersweet monument to a pivotal moment in American history and a celebration of quiet heroes, nurses and caregivers worthy of renewed recognition.

We are delighted to include in this screening two short films that featured alongside 5B at the 2019 Global Health Film Festival - UTAMA and Life Growing Up.

The panel discussion after the screenings was brilliantly moderated by Greg Owen, Co-Founder despite some technical gremlins. Greg was joined by Dr Keerti Gedela, Chief Investigator UTAMA Project, Indonesia, Sarah Sutcliffe, producer Life Growing Up, and Guy Vandenberg and Steve Williams, protagonists 5B. Here's the replay:

5B had its UK premiere at the 2019 Global Health Film Festival


A limited number of tickets are available: book now to join us on Sunday 29 November; we will close registration at 5pm on Sunday 29 November and will send you a link to the event by 6pm, an hour before the screening starts.

Registration is free of charge; each screening costs just under £1,000 for us to organise. We are grateful for any donation you are able to make to help cover our costs; you can make a donation securely using this link.

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Global Health Film is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1179829 and company number 10436509. Registered address: 10 Queen Street Place, London, EC4R 1BE
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