Dis-ease

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Past
  • Free
  • Screening
  • Speech-to-text
Photograph of a dark auditorium showing the backs of the audience's heads and four panel members seated on a small stage, in-front of a large screen. On the screen is a still from a film.
Panel discussion in the Henry Wellcome Auditorium, Richard Hall. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Come and watch this screening of a work-in-progress documentary, ‘Dis-Ease’ by Mariam Ghani. The film explores how pop-culture images and the language we use to talk about disease affect the ways we treat people who are sick and how we respond to epidemics. After the screening, there will be a chance to hear from the director and ask questions.

‘Dis-Ease’ was originally commissioned for Contagious Cities and is almost entirely made from archival material sourced from the New York Public Library, the New York Academy of Medicine, Wellcome Collection and the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Dates

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Past

Need to know

Location

We’ll be in the Henry Wellcome Auditorium. To get there, take the stairs or the lift down to level −1. The auditorium is fitted with a hearing loop.

Place not guaranteed

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee you a place. You should aim to arrive up to 15 minutes before the event is scheduled to start to claim your place. If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.

Speech-to-text

This event will have live speech-to-text transcription, which will be displayed on a large screen.

If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.

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About your artist

Mariam Ghani

Mariam is an artist, writer and filmmaker. Her multidisciplinary work looks at places, spaces and moments where social, political and cultural structures take on visible forms.