As part of the 2021 Global Health Film Festival (GHFF), the Institute of Public Health (IPH) partnered with the GHFF team last December to host a panel discussion on the theme of ‘Ageing on Screen’ and how film and cinema can change how older people are portrayed.
The panel discussion followed the screening of ‘Men Who Sing’, an intimate portrait of a male voice choir in North East Wales, directed by filmmaker Dylan Williams, and a 14-minute short film ‘Lousy: Love in the time of dementia’, directed by Frank Silverstein.
The panel discussion was chaired by Professor Roger O’Sullivan, IPH Director of Ageing Research and Development, and featured filmmakers, Dylan Williams and Frank Silverstein, along with Fergal Fox, Head of Stakeholder Engagement and Communications, HSE Health & Wellbeing, Dr Tony Tracy, School of Film Studies, National University of Ireland, and Ann Atkinson, choir master of Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir.
The panel discussion concluded with a 2021 GHFF closing message from Gerri McHugh and a rendition from the Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir.
Click below to watch this wide-ranging panel discussion on ‘Ageing on Screen’ as part of the 2021 GHFF.
To find out more about GHFF visit https://www.globalhealthfilm.org/pages/4-global-health-film-festival.