09 Nov 2019 at 7:00pm
until 09 Nov 2019 at 11:00pm
In the South Pacific Island group of Vava’u, the traditional healer Emeline Lolohea treats people affected by spirits. One day away by ferry, the only Tongan Psychiatrist Dr Mapa Puloka has established a public psychiatry well known across the region. Though they have never met in person, this film creates a conversation between them on the causes of mental illness and spiritual affliction. Their dedication and transformative communication offers challenges and opportunities to help address a growing global mental health crisis.
The documentary film is the result of twenty years social anthropological research and collaboration. This free public screening and Kent Premiere is in gratitude for the support and inspiration of colleagues and past and present students at the University of Kent.
The event will include an introduction and Q and A with the Director and Producer- Dr Mike Poltorak, Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent.
We gratefully acknowledge funding from: Global Challenges Research Fund, University of Kent and the School of Anthropology and Conservation.
For more information: https://valueofvideo.com/healerpsychiatrist/
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The documentary has been rated PG by Canterbury Council. Most of the documentary is in Tonga, with English subtitles. There are sections when English is spoken. There are some scenes of painful treatment but they have not been reported as distressing in previous screenings.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email Dr Mike Poltorak at firstname.lastname@example.org
8:00 onwards till late
with performances from escape plan
special guests to be announced
listening party for the new EP from MaZz: £3.99, 13% wine
by Jordan Osborn, Academic Account Manager, The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Wednesday 13th November 2019
from 1 - 2 pm in Jennison Lecture Theatre (JLT)
Engineering students are invited to attend the Professional Engineering talk on 13th November from 1 - 2 pm in Jennison Lecture Theatre, delivered by Jordan Osborn, Academic Account Manager, The Institution of Engineering and Technology.
‘The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is a world leading Professional Engineering Institution, working to inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community to engineer a better world. This session is suitable for students in all years and, aims to set out the considerations engineering students should make during the start of their careers.
It will explore the importance of the industry- wide competency framework, often referred to as UK-SPEC and how platforms such as professional registration can elevate a graduates position in the job market and, the tools at students disposal to begin tracking and logging their competency developments.’
We are holding a blood donation session on Tuesday 22nd October 2019 at Canterbury College, New Dover Road, Canterbury CT1 3AJ and have appointments available between 13:45 - 20:00.
To book an appointment please visit us at blood.co.uk, download our app NHSGIVEBLOOD or call us on 0300 123 23 23.
New & Existing Donors are Welcome with an Appointment.