Film Screening: The New Man

Date: Thursday 23 February 2017

Time: 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm 

Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK

Chair: Professor Joy Lawn, Director of the MARCH Centre

Join the MARCH Centre in marking the 1-year anniversary of the Lancet Series on Ending Preventable Stillbirths with the film screening of The New Man, directed by Josh Appignanesi and Devorah Baum.

After the film, there will be a panel discussion with the directors as well as researchers and health professionals working in newborns and stillbirth care.

Film Synopsis: A married couple (writer Devorah Baum & filmmaker Josh Appignanesi), The Infidel) turn the camera on themselves as they undergo the sometimes hilarious ordeal of becoming parents in our era of IVF, late reproduction, and the crisis of masculinity. But when life-threatening complications hit, they’re tested to the brink. What emerges is an intimate, moving portrait of a generation going through a revolution that no-one’s talking about.

Panelists:

Professor Joy Lawn is a Ugandan-born paediatrician and perinatal epidemiologist with over 25 years of experience, especially in Africa and for global burden estimation and large-scale policy and programme evaluation She is also the director of the MARCH Centre.

Dr. Hannah Blencowe is an assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Her work is focused around improving the measurement and global estimation of perinatal conditions.

Professor Hannah Kuper is the co-director of the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Her work focuses on the epidemiological study of disability in low and middle income countries, particularly among older people.

Josh Appignanesi directed feature films including ethnic indie comedy hit The Infidel, the award-winning drama Song of Songs, and co-wrote Sarah Jessica Parker’s All Roads Lead to Rome. He has collaborated with Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed as well as talent such as Tom Hiddleston, David Tennant, Sara Kestelman and John Malkovich.

Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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