Films

    New CHiPH Film Showing: "I go when I go, don't I?": health promotion on film in the long 1980s

    New CHiPH Film Showing: “I go when I go, don’t I?”: health p…

    November 8, 2016 suzanne
    The late 1970s and 1980s were a key period for health promotion in Britain. Public mass-media campaigns on major health challenges such as heart disease, as well as the burgeoning AIDS crisis, meant that health promotion had never been more visible. Messages focused on individual behav…
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    November 8, 2016New CHiPH Film Showing: “I go when I go, don’t I?”: health p…
    Smoking

    Smoking

    December 18, 2015 sharene
    A selection of public health films on smoking: ‘Dying for a smoke’ (1967) Cartoon on smoking and health. A villain called ‘Old Nick O’Teen’ lures children, such as 14 year old Sam into the cigarette habit. But visions of the future, and advice from a doctor convince Sam to give up smok…
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    December 18, 2015Smoking
    Narcotic Farm

    Narcotic Farm

    December 18, 2015 sharene
    The Narcotic Farm is an hour-long historical documentary that premiered on public television in 2008. Narrated and scored by former inmate Wayne Kramer of the radical 60s rock band the MC5, the film tells the story of this American institution through the voices of the former addicts who…
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    December 18, 2015Narcotic Farm
    A way of life: A selection of films on obesity

    A way of life: A selection of films on obesity

    August 19, 2015 sharene
    Cruel kindness (1968) (13 mins) A female GP narrates the story of three children who are overweight for their age stressing that although there may be some inherited causes of their obesity, it is mostly due to over-feeding on the part of the parents, what the GP calls a cruel kindness.…
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    August 19, 2015A way of life: A selection of films on obesity
    Food hygiene, health and the public

    Food hygiene, health and the public

    August 19, 2015 sharene
    This film session takes a look at food hygiene, health and the public. Our first film was made to raise awareness of the problem of food-borne illness, which rose sharply in wartime and was a matter of concern for the immediate postwar government. The second film, from 1989, is a report…
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    August 19, 2015Food hygiene, health and the public

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