An invitation to the screening of "Sister" : an Edinburgh film festival pre-release exclusive!
The Centre for Sustainable International Development, Immpact and the Soapbox Collaborative, are delighted to announce the screening of a film documentary on global maternal health. SISTER is an Edinburgh Film Festival pre-release exclusive and is co-presented with Take One Action - the UK's global action cinema project.
Special guests include:
- Mr Humza Yousaf, Minister for External Affairs and International Development
- Dame Anne Begg, MP for Aberdeen South
- Ann Gloag, The Gloag Foundation
- Professor Wendy Graham, Immpact, University of Aberdeen
Lack of transport, communication, education and investment in healthcare mean that developing countries like Ethiopia, Cambodia and Haiti have higher than average maternal mortality rates. With tenderness, incredible access and a real-life cast of heroes, Sister tells the unheard story of three health workers from these countries, exploring how they and their colleagues find hope and meaning against all the odds. The film follows them through home visits, deliveries and moments of quiet reflection.
A powerful and beautifully-shot examination of how women across the world are effected by underinvestment in basic public services: Sister nonetheless inspires through the heroism of the health workers on the front line and the simplicity and lyricism of its call to arms.
Simon Bateson, Festival Director
Light refreshments available from 5.30pm in Room 0.28. Screening begins at 6pm, followed by panel discussion, MacRobert Lecture Theatre.
All welcome. No booking necessary, entry is FREE. Film running time is approximately 94 minutes.