National Public Health Week Film Festival
Now in its ninth year, the U of M's National Public Health Week Film Festival returns with five nights of special screenings, lectures, and freebies. The event kicks off Monday with Genetic Roulette, a film examining the the role that genetically modified foods have played in the U.S.'s rising disease rate. The film will be introduced by Gastrotruck chef Stephen Trojahn, and a panel talk will follow. Tuesday night features Pink Ribbons, Inc., a piece that explores the business of campaigning against breast cancer while treatment options mostly stay the same. Wednesday's Minnesota Nice? covers student bullying and suicide in Minnesota's public schools, while Thursday's Bophali follows how the Indian city copes with health consequences following the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak. Finally, Trans highlights the struggles and challenges of individuals as they face gender-identity issues. Screenings each night will be followed by expert speakers, Q&As, and panel talks, and include complimentary snacks, popcorn, and sparkling water. For a complete schedule, visit www.advances.umn.edu/filmfest/films. (Pictured: Pink Ribbons, Inc., image by Lea Pool)
April 1-5, 5-8 p.m., 2013
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