And Outside Life Goes On (2021)
Directed by Daniel Maurer, 81 mins
UK and Ireland premiere
Five regional hospitals in Switzerland are closing down to be replaced by a single super-unit, Rennaz Hospital Centre, a larger, high-tech facility.
As the construction of the new hospital progresses, we follow the daily lives of emergency room nurses Éric and Frédérique, and long-term dialysis out-patient Giuseppe.
The new hospital opens its doors just days before the Covid-19 pandemic reaches Switzerland.
This absorbing film takes us to the heart of hospital life punctuated daily by birth, death, suffering and recovery.
The live event also featured the World Premiere of Diagnosing History, a seven-minute directed by Javier Diez, exploring the history of a disease depicted in art through the centuries. The panel was moderated by Christo Hird, Founder of Dartmouth Films and Global Health Film Advisory Board member. The panel included both film directors and Dr Timo Tolppa, junior doctor and global health researcher.
The panel discussion replay can be found below: