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Global Health Film Days focuses on important topics that are crucial for the future wellbeing of humans and the planet. Take part in the debate when Denmark's new film festival returns 25 April - 8 May 2022. 

Corona has shown us that health is a global issue. On an evermore connected planet, circumstances one place can affect the health of another at lightning speed. But Global Health is more than infectious diseases and how we deal with them. Climate change, food production, pollution, health policy, mental well-being, reproductive and sexual health and rights, new forms of medical treatment and the right to health care and medicine are just some of the topics that global health deals with. And these are all topics you can meet on the big screen at Global Health Film Days.

Global problems require global solutions, and that is the starting point for Global Health Film Days. The films are followed by panel debates with researchers, decision-makers, public health experts, journalists, private companies and NGOs - and you are also invited to take part in the debates.

2021 Programme: Copenhagen

Date/place   Panel and film

16 May

18.15

Cinematheque

Unseen Enemy

 

 

Pandemics: Unseen Enemy

Panel:

  • Kåre Mølbak, Epidemiologist and Professor at the University of Copenhagen
  • Flemming Konradsen, Professor in Global Environmental Health and Head of the University of Copenhagen’s School of Global Health
  • Dr Catherine Smallwood, Senior Emergency Officer, WHO European Regional Office and Lead of the COVID-19 Incident Management Team in the European Region

 

 

17 May

16.30

Cinematheque

Eating Animals film poster

Factory farming’s health impacts: Eating Animals
NB: Danish subtitles

Panel: 

  • Katherine Richardson, Professor in Biological Oceanography, Sustainability Science Centre, University of Copenhagen
  • Kjeld Hansen, Organic Farmer and Environmental Journalist, BæreDygtighed
  • Liza Rosenbaum Nielsen, Professor, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen

The panel is moderated by Cecilia Price, MSc in Global Health, University of Copenhagen

 

 

 

 

18 May

16.30

Cinematheque

Health and architecture film poster

Architecture and health: Star Houses + lecture

Panel:

  • Jakob Brandtberg Knudsen, Dean, School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy - Architecture, Design, Conservation
  • Runa Johannessen, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy - Architecture, Design, Conservation
  • Flemming Konradsen, Professor, Director of School of Global Health, University of Copenhagen
The event is moderated by Kristoffer Weiss, CEO Danish Architectural Press.

 

 

20 May

16.30

Cinematheque

Resistance film poster

Antibiotics: Resistance

Panel: 

  • Michael Graziano - Film director 
  • Gloria Cordoba - Assistant Professor at Section of General Practice, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen and Antimicrobial Resistance Advisor at ICARS 
  • Tine Rikke Jorgensen - Technical Advisor, AMR division, World Health Organization, Geneva
  • Mirfin Mpundu - Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement Lead - Africa at ICARS and Director of ReAct Africa at ReAct

The panel is moderated by Olivier Rubin, Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University.

 

 

20 May

18.45

Cinematheque

The Checklist Effect film poster

 

 Global Access to Quality Surgical Care: The Checklist Effect

Panel:

  • Dr. Nanna Maaløe, Postdoc, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
  • Dr. Peter Bo Jørgensen, Abdominal Surgeon and Founder of Masanga Hospital and co-founder of CapaCare and Masanga Medical Research Unit
  • Prof. Lars Hagander, Senior consultant paediatric surgeon, Associate professor, Paediatrics, Lund University
  • Heidi Christensen, Medical Doctor, Bispebjerg Hospital, Chairwoman of MSF-Denmark Board
The Panel is moderated by Prof. Christine Stabell Benn, Clinical Professor in Global Health at University of Southern Denmark.

 

 

21 May

16.30

Cinematheque

From Durban to tomorrow film poster

Human rights in health: From Durban to tomorrow

Panel: 

  • Lena Skovgaard Andersen, Postdoc, Clinical Psychology PhD, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
  • Nynne Nørgaard, Doctor, Member of Universities Allied for Essential Medicine Denmark
  • Steven L. B. Jensen, Senior researcher, PhD, Research Department, Danish Institute for Human Rights
  • Marcela Vieira, Project Coordinator of the Knowledge Network for Innovation and Access to Medicines, Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute Geneva

The panel is moderated by Luca Kaupp, MSc in Global Health, University of Copenhagen.

 

 

22 May

16.30

Cinematheque

Break the silence: Reproductive & Sexual Health Stories film poster

Sexual and reproductive rights: Break the silence - reproductive health and right stories

Panel: 

  • Siri Tellier, Lecturer, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, former country Director at UNFPA
  • Jenna Marie Strizzi, Adjunkt, Institut for Folkesundhedsvidenskab
  • More to be announced...
The panel is moderated by Manouk van de Klundert, MSc in Global Health, University of Copenhagen.

 

 

23 May

16.45

Cinematheque

The Girl on the Bridge film poster

Suicide prevention: The Girl on the Bridge

Panel: 

  • Jane Brandt Sørensen, Assistant professor, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
  • Britt Reuter Morthorst, PhD and Postdoc, Danish Research Institute for Suicide Prevention
  • Maria Edwards
  • Maria Vogt, Landsforenings for efterladte efter selvmord

The panel is moderated by Lena Skovgaard Andersen, Postdoc, Clinical Psychology PhD, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen

 

24 May

16.30

Cinematheque

El susto film poster

Nutritional related diseases: El susto

Panel: 

 

  • Jes Randrup Nielsen, Chef for Public Affairs, Communication and Sustainability, Coca Cola Denmark
  • Thorkild I.A. Sørensen, Professor emeritus, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
  • Niels Lund, Vice President, Global Prevention & Health Promotion, Novo Nordisk
  • Inge Tetens, Professor in Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen

The panel is moderated by Line Gade, journalist og podcast host, Sundhedskommunikation.

 

 

 

2021 Programme: Odense, Århus, Aalborg

Date/place Film and panel

25 May

4.15 pm

Cafe Biografen

Odense

The checklist effect film poster

Global Access to Quality Surgical Care: The Checklist Effect

Panel:

  • Dr. Nanna Maaløe, Doctor and Postdoc, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
  • Assoc. Prof. Susanne Haas, Clinical Associate Professor, Aarhus University, Chairlady of Masanga DK
  • Prof. Morten Sodemann, Clinical Professor in Infectious Diseases, University of Southern Denmark

 

 

26 May

4.00 pm

Biffen Nordkraft

Aalborg

Unseen Enemy film poster

 Pandemics: Unseen Enemy

NB: Panel is cancelled!

Panel:

  • Professor ved Aalborg Universitet og overlæge ved Aalborg Universitetshospital, Henrik Nielsen
  • Læge Mette Martinez Stærkind, infektionsmedicinsk afdeling på Aalborg Universitetshospital
  • Professor i sundhedsøkonomi og leder af Danish Center for Healthcare Improvements på Aalborg Universitet, Lars Holger Ehlers.
  • Professor Poul Duedahl, Institut for Politik og Samfund, Aalborg Universitet

The panel is moderated by Hiva Ahmadi, Science Journalist, Aalborg University.

 

 

27 May

4.00 pm

Øst for Paradis

Århus

Unseen Enemy film poster

Pandemics: Unseen Enemy

Panel:

  • Michael Bang Petersen, Professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University
  • Sanne Jespersen, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine – Infectious Diseases, Aarhus University
  • Søren Riis Paludan, Professor, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University

The panel is moderated by Christian Morberg Wejse, Doctor and Lecturer, Center for Global Health, Aarhus University

NB: Panel in Danish