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Transforming the Stigma and Shame Associated with Age-related Illness

Event date: 18 February 2021

Venue: Online Event

Transforming the Stigma and Shame Associated with Age-related Illness: Two Short films, Piano Lessons and Torching the Dusties by Marlene Goldman

Online film screening and talk with Marlene Goldman. With responses from Jessie Stanier and Kazuki Yamada.

Thursday, 18 February, 2021, 3pm-4.30pm (GMT).

Marlene Goldman is a writer, filmmaker, and English professor at the University of Toronto. She has authored numerous monographs, most recently Forgotten: Narratives of Age-Related Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. (McGill-Queen’s Press, 2017). Her ongoing work explores the question of how we represent stigmatized minds and bodies. In conversation with Jessie Stanier and Kazuki Yamada, Marlene will be showing and discussing two of her recent short films, Torching the Dusties (based on an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s short story) and Piano Lessons (based on an adaptation of Alice Munro’s “A Sight in the Lake”).

All are welcome! Register for this event via Eventbrite.

Organised as part of the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health Seminar Series, in collaboration with the Shame and Medicine Project.


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