Biomedical Ethics Film Festival - What is Human Dignity?
Public event 25.11.2011
Organised byOrganised in partnership with the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics, Edinburgh Filmhouse, ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum and the UK National Commission for UNESCO – Scotland Committee. It is also support by Lottery Funded Awards for All –Scotland.
Edinburgh Filmhouse88 Lothian RoadEdinburghEH3 9BZ
Box Office on: 0131 228 2688 (Open from 10am - 9pm daily)
The Genomics Forum is delighted to again support the annual Biomedical Ethics Film Festival. This year the festival held from 25 - 27 November 2011 will ask the question 'What is human dignity?'
Presented at the festival are a series of thought-provoking films that all reflect important characteristics of human dignity.
Amongst the award-winning films to be screen are the David Lynch classic The Elephant Man (1980) starring John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins, Iris (2001) a study on Alzheimer’s with Kate Winslet and Judi Dench taking leading roles, and the disturbing historical portrayal of the Ugandan genocide Shooting Dogs (2005) featuring John Hurt and Hugh Dancy.
A public post-film debate involving an invited expert panel follows each screening. Participating experts include broadcaster Professor Sir Aubrey Manning and the recently retired Bishop of Edinburgh Bishop Brian Smith.
See Media release for more details Biomedical Ethics Film Festival 2011 - What is Human Dignity?
We invite you to attend a screening (details below) and share your views.
Friday 25 November 2011 – 18.00hrs Project Nim – Documentary, Director James March (2011), Rated 12A
Panellists: Chair - Prof. Steve Yearley, Director ESRC Genomics Forum, University of Edinburgh Prof. Aubrey Manning, Broadcaster and leading authority on animal behaviour Cllr. Jeremy Balfour Edinburgh City Council Dr. Trevor Stammers, Programme Director in Bioethics and Medical Law St Mary's University College, London
Saturday 26 November 2011 – 14.00hrs The Elephant Man – Drama, Director David Lynch (1980), Rated PG
Panellists: Chair - Dr. Steve Sturdy, Deputy Director, ESRC Genomics Forum, University of Edinburgh Peter Arnott, ESRC Genomics Forum Playwright in Residence Bishop Brian Smith, Retired Bishop of Edinburgh Mrs Christine Growney, Vice-Chair of the Scottish Council on Human BioethicsAlly Crockford, Phd student in English with an interest in Victorian medical monsters
Saturday 26 November 2011 – 18.00hrsMoon – Drama, Director Duncan Jones (2009), Rated 15
Panellists: Chair - Toni Freitas, Events Manager, ESRC Genomics Forum Prof. Steve Yearley, Director, ESRC Genomics Forum, University of Edinburgh Prof David Albert Jones, Visiting Professor of Bioethics, St Mary’s University College, LondonProf. Chris Gastmans, Professor of Bioethics, Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law BelgiumDr. Trevor Stammers, Programme Director in Bioethics and Medical Law,St Mary's University College, London
Sunday 27 November 2011 – 14.00hrsIris – Drama, Director Richard Eyre (2001), Rated 15
Panellists: Chair - Dr. Tony Weir, Head of Research and Legal Services, Technology & Research Services, Heriot-Watt UniversityProf David Albert Jones, Visiting Professor of Bioethics, St Mary’s University College, LondonMrs Christine Growney, Vice-Chair of the Scottish Council on Human BioethicsDr. Nigel Zimmermann, Scottish Council on Human Bioethics
Sunday 27 November 2011 – 17.30hrsShooting Dogs (Beyond the Gates) – Drama, Director Michael Caton-Jones(2005) Rated 15 / The Way We Played – Short, Director Samir Mehanovic (2005), Rated 12
Panellists: Chair- Dr. Calum MacKellar, Director, Research Scottish Council on Human BioethicsMs. Christine Wilson, Social Development Adviser, British CouncilFr Robert Gay, Assistant Chaplain to the University of EdinburghDr. Trevor Stammers, Programme Director in Bioethics and Medical Law St Mary's University College, London