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15 - 23 April 2023 / Cinemateket, Gothersgade 55, 1123 Copenhagen

Curated by students at the University of Copenhagen

Ticket price: 85 DKK / All UCPH staff and students (only in-person ticket sales in Cinemateket): 55 DKK. 

Watch the festival trailer here:


Global Health Film Days returns to the Cinematheque for the third time on 15 – 23 April 2023 and once again takes us on an exciting journey around the world where health is the focal point.

With 10 powerful documentaries, the festival shows that global health concerns us all – especially on an increasingly connected planet facing multiple threats and challenges, such as climate change, conflicts, pandemics, chronic diseases and ageing populations. These crises disproportionately affect women and girls and their health outcomes. Women are also the bedrock of global health systems, making up 70% of the health workforce and 90% of frontline health workers.

This is why this year the festival has selected films that portray courageous and inspiring women in global health. They all fight against unjust systems and try to do good with the resources and the voice they have. It is through their compelling stories that we can all be inspired to action for a more feminist and equal global health agenda of the future.

Discover how the climate crisis negatively affects women's ability to feed their families; how they provide care and nurturing in war and humanitarian crises; how they say no to digital bullying and gender-based violence; how they are at the frontline providing essential care; how they find friendship and solidarity in the elder care sector; and how they fight for autonomy over their bodies and sexuality.

Global challenges and opportunities, which are paramount to the future well-being of people and the planet, require us to act together. And that is precisely the starting point for Global Health Film Days. Through film, panels, lectures and socialising the festival explores the challenges and opportunities for a healthier and more sustainable future so that everyone leaves the cinema inspired to take action.

The festival is organised by the University of Copenhagen’s School of Global Health and Cinemateket, in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières Denmark and AIDS Fondet. Supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and co-presented by CPH:DOX.