Reflections on the United Kingdom’s first public health film festival

@article{Botchway2016ReflectionsOT,
  title={Reflections on the United Kingdom’s first public health film festival},
  author={Stella K Botchway and Uy Hoang},
  journal={Perspectives in Public Health},
  year={2016},
  volume={136},
  pages={23 - 24}
}
  • S. Botchway, U. Hoang
  • Published 1 January 2016
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Perspectives in Public Health
In 2014, the United Kingdom held its first public health film festival. Encouraged by similar models abroad, the organisers sought to use film to engage the public in wider conversations about health and bring like-minded people together. Despite the best efforts of those working within it, to many, public health can be seen as tiresome, uninspiring and irrelevant. Yet, film and cinema have a long history of being used to inspire, develop skills, change attitudes and influence culture.This… 
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