We are delighted to announce our upcoming film series. Throughout February and March we will be hosting 6 film screenings, across a number of our research themes. All the films are free to attend, and all are welcome. Please see details below and follow links for more info and tickets:

Global Health Theme

“Magic Medicine”
11th February 2019. 7:30pm. Students’ Union Auditorium

Remarkable film following those involved in the first ever medical trial of psilocybin (the psycoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms) to treat clinical depression.

Info: http://siid.group.shef.ac.uk/events/siidfilms-magic-medicine/ (no ticket required)


“Fire in the Blood”
14th February 2019. 7:30pm. Students’ Union Auditorium.

An intricate tale of ‘medicine, monopoly and malice’, this film tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments caused 10 million unnecessary deaths in the Global South by blocking access to live-saving AIDS drugs.

Info: http://siid.group.shef.ac.uk/events/siidfilms-fire-in-the-blood/ (no ticket required)



19th February 2019. 7:30pm. Students’ Union Auditorium.

Amà breaks the silence on one of North America’s darkest secrets: the officially sponsored destruction of Native American families. Children were removed from their families and thousands of women sterilized without consent. This film tells these women’s stories.

Info: http://siid.group.shef.ac.uk/events/siidfilms-ama/ (no ticket required)


Cities Theme

“Brasilia – Life After Design”
26th February.  17:15 – 19:15. The Diamond Lecture Theatre 5
Located 2000km from the Amazon and 18 hours from Rio, the city of Brasilia is a mythical place: a concrete utopia born out of the desert and rarely seen by the international viewer. This film explores what is is really like to live in someone else’s idea.

Info + tickets: https://siidfilms_brasilia.eventbrite.co.uk


“One Table Two Elephants”
5th March 2019. 17:15 – 19:30. The Diamond Lecture Theatre 4

A cinematic ethnography from Cape Town and its surroundings, where B-boys, biologists, bushmen and ghosts (un)consciously work to create symbolic connection and a sense of meaning. One table two elephants is a film about race, nature, and ways of knowing the postcolonial city.

Info + tickets: https://siidfilms-one-man-two-elephants.eventbrite.co.uk



Governance, States and Advocacy Theme 

“A Cambodian Spring”

27th February 2019. 14:30 – 17:00. The Diamond Lecture Theatre 8

This multi-award winning film is an intimate portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and often violent development shaping modern-day Cambodia.
Info + tickets: https://siidfilms-cambodian-spring.eventbrite.co.uk