Fitting and New Eye | Global Health Film

Double-bill of powerful short films on prosthetics

We are delighted to offer a livestreamed screening and discussion of two excellent shorts on prosthetics that we first presented in December 2023 at the Global Health Film Festival.

Fitting (2023)

Directed by Caitlin McMullan, 11 mins

Fitting explores the relationship between the director, an amputee, and her prosthetist, by their contrasting experiences during the making of a prosthetic leg. 

It asks what it means for to create an extension to someone else’s body, and the impact this has on both maker and amputee. Demystifying this unfamiliar space and experience for the viewer, and questioning stereotyping and prejudice widely seen within our society's consideration of body image.

New Eye (2023)

Directed by Eline van Diggelen, 9 mins

In the Netherlands there are only three ocularists. One of them is the Frisian ocularist Jelmer Remmers. In his practice he treats adults and children who need an eye prosthesis due to illness or trauma. Together with painter and prosthetist Julios, Jelmer makes eye prostheses through modeling, scanning and craft painting. 

While Jelmer and Julios focus with delicate attention on the smallest details during the creation process we see the first unveiling of the proud owners. A detailed look at the extraordinary art, craft, care and engineering behind the little-known world of eye prosthetics.

Panel discussion

The discussion after the films will include both film directors - more details to follow shortly


Tickets are now on sale at £9.99; this screening is free of charge for Global Health Film members

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Ticket Cost Quantity
Fitting and New Eye - GHF member rate Free
Fitting and New Eye - non-member rate £9.99
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