Turning an epidemic into an emotion
Simon Fraser University invites everyone to a multimedia presentation on TB, HIV, human rights, access to medicines, and global health.
Jonathan Smith, Director of the Visual Ethnography Project at Yale University, will be giving an exclusive preview of an in-progress documentary about families caught up in the southern African TB and HIV epidemics.
He will be describing his experiences living with four TB and HIV infected mine workers in rural South Africa as a part of his graduate research in epidemiology, screening documentary video from his field work, and hosting an open discussion on human rights and global health.
Mine workers in South Africa are subjected to a process known as "sending them home to die". Mine workers who become sick with tuberculosis and HIV are fired, denied helath care and sent back to their home communities without access to essential medicines. A staggering 760,000 new cases of TB every year are llinked to this practice.
- “They Go to Die” presentation and discussion with Jonathan Smith, Visual Epidemiology Project, Yale University
- 7:00 PM, Thursday, March 15th
- W2 Media Arts Cafe, atrium of Woodward’s building, 111 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver
Note: This event is free and open to the public but advanced registration is required and seating is limited.