We are delighted to present Global Health Film Classics, a free online series drawn from the 200+ films we have featured since we started out in 2012. The series will run from end June to end November 2020.
Every week, usually Sunday evening (UK time), we will live stream a film followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers and global health experts from all over the world; after the screening event, we will send participants a digital resource pack with links to additional relevant reading and viewing.
Access to the series and to individual screenings will be free of charge, but we hope you will consider making a donation at each screening to cover our costs.
Recorded message from Ban Ki-moon
On 20 June 2020, World Refugee Day, former United Nations Secretary-General and Deputy-Chair of The Elders, Ban Ki-moon, opened the Global Health Film Classics series with a special recorded message. In his address Ban Ki-moon highlighted the challenges of people who have been forcibly displaced around the world, in particular the Rohingya people whose plight is the subject of the film Shanti Khana.
Ban Ki-moon was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations and, before becoming Secretary-General, he was a career diplomat in South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the United Nations. Ban Ki-moon is Deputy Chair of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007, who work together for peace, justice and human rights.
Saturday 20 June Shanti Khana
Sunday 28 June Survivors
Sunday 05 July The Islands and the Whales
Sunday 12 July My Amazing Brain: Richard's War
Sunday 19 July Unseen Enemy
Sunday 26 July I Am Breathing
Sunday 02 August Magic Medicine
Coming up next:
Sunday 16 August The Divide
Sunday 23 August Ambulance
Sunday 30 August UK Summer Bank Holiday weekend: no screening this week
Sunday 06 September Steve