The Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) will host a film series April 3 – April 7 in support of National Public Health Week. Each of the films utilizes narrative to educate, empower, and motivate communities to serve as positive social agents of change.
- Chocolate Milk, a documentary that explores racial disparities in breastfeeding, directed by YSPH alumna Ms. Elizabeth Bayne.
- Denial, a documentary feature about climate changes seen through the lens of a family coming to terms with hard personal truths.
- American Circumcision is an award-winning feature-length documentary about the modern circumcision debate, and the growing Intactivist movement, which says that all human beings should have the right to make their own choices about their bodies.
- Containment is a film about the left over hundred million gallons of radioactive sludge from the Cold War. The film weaves between an uneasy present and an imaginative, troubled far future, exploring the idea over millennia, nothing stays put.
- Narrated by Morgan Freeman, The C Word, follows French neuroscientist and cancer revolutionary, Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, and cancer survivor and The C Word’s own director, Meghan L. O’Hara, on a wild ride of discovery; including hidden science, the absurdity of the status quo, and a vibrant cast of characters changing the game. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, The C Word message is simple, life-changing, radical: we can beat cancer before cancer beats us.
- WASTED! The Story of Food Waste aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. The film exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st century.
On Monday, April 2, 2018, YSPH hosted a Health Day festival for the New Haven community. The event featured interactive workshops and special lectures including:
- Mr. Lou Siegel brought Gracie the therapy dog for a visit. Gracie and Lou are both members of Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program and K9 First Responders.
- Exercise Anywhere! with certified fitness instructor, Ms. Rosalind D’Eugenio.
- Ms. Tracey George, provided techniques to help manage stress and increase focus.
- Ms. Diane Frankel-Gramelis led a series of meditations to increase self-awareness and encourage a healthy lifestyle.
- Ms. Danielle Casioppo, a health and wellness educator, provided techniques to increase joy, resilience and well-being in everyday life through the science of gratitude.
- Research Scientist and trained Olive Oil Sommelier, Dr. Tassos Constantino Kyriakides, discussed the history, chemistry and health benefits of olive oil, followed by a tasting.