Premiere for Film@Forum

We have had an intense winter/spring here at the Birgit Rausing Centre for Medical Humanities. Those of you who work in academia can guess why. Application deadlines. Despite the fact that we have a generous donation from the Birgit Rausing Foundation for Medical Humanities and an ambitious co-financing from the Faculty of Medicine, we need additional external funding to conduct all the research projects we want. It’s everyday life at a university in Sweden, it’s everyday life for us too.

And imagine when the application is finally submitted and you get to engage in something completely different: Cinema!

On March 5 at 5 p.m., we will host the Faculty of Medicine’s only (?) film club for the first time: Film@Forum – of course in the new fine Forum Medicum. Now both the stairs and the large screen in the Forum foyer will come to good use. We will show “The Children Act” and then hold a subsequent conversation with invited guests. Issues of children’s self-determination in health care, deputyship and somatic compulsory care, and the possibility of refusing life-saving treatment are discussed.

The initiator is Lars Hagander, Professor of Paediatric Surgery and Public Health and co-worker at BRCMH. Also participating are Pia Dellson, physician, poet and film scholar and Elisabet Björklund, associate professor of film studies – both also valued employees at BRCMH.

Read more about the other speakers during the evening, about the film, about how to sign up, and about the fact that you need to bring a pillow to sit on here: Film@Forum: The Children Act | Birgit Rausing Centre for Medical Humanities (

Reportedly, Film Forum has already become the “talk of the Faculty“. I’m making an educated guess that it’s not because we’re offering popcorn…
Read the nice article on the Intramed (in Swedish), published today as well (kudos Sofia B Liljedahl): Filmklubbsstart: Världspremiär på storskärm & popcorn, 5 mars i Trappan | Intramed

March 1, 2024

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