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Contagion

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As part of Human Rights Day Cardiff sciSCREEN organised a FREE event in collaboration with Cardiff Law School. Following a screening of Steven Soderbergh’s CONTAGION there was a drinks reception with refreshments and post-film discussion.

Dallas Buyers Club

There are 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK, and 34 million world-wide. On World AIDS Day we presented a FREE event in conjunction with Cardiff Institute of Infection and Immunity.

From Pit to Port: Coal, Community and Globalisation

Following a screening of Simon Pope’s film, ‘Primary Agents of a Social World’ a panel of speakers from the University, the Museum and the Community will discuss how coal connected Cardiff with the world.

Health and Social Care for Older People

“Iris” a film by Richard Eyre based on the book Iris, by John Bayley.

Lingering on Pink and the Suspension of Disbelief

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I'm going to draw on some significant visual aspects within the film Lars and the Real Girl and also relate the film to an art project and gallery space that I've been running in Roath, Cardiff. ATTIC involved art residencies, exhibitions, discussions and events exploring how we understand the mind personally, culturally and scientifically.

Mental Health, Communities and Stigma

I was recently asked to give a talk on mental health and community as part of the Cardiff sciSCREEN initiative following a showing of the film “Lars and the Real Girl”.

Iris

Iris, based on the life of British writer and philosopher Iris Murdoch, is a story of unlikely yet enduring love.

District 9: Prawns, Pests and Matter Out of Place

District 9 (2009) is a science fiction film that in many ways is less about an imagined future and is more a social commentary on the here and now.

The Hunger Games and Roman History

The Roman allusions in the Hunger Games are myriad and clearly intentional. Suzanne Collins has stated in interviews that the ancient world, and in particular gladiatorial games, was the inspiration for the idea of an autocratic government forcing people to fight to the death for the entertainment of the masses.

Lars and the Real Girl

Sometimes you find love where you’d least expect it. Just ask Lars, a sweet but quirky guy who thinks he’s found the girl of his dreams in a life-sized doll named Bianca.