Body Publics

body publics
Number of programs: 
Not Rated
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Various Directors

Body Publics focuses on controversial issues surrounding public health and sexualities. It exposes the ailments from within and the diseases from the outside. These works unpack how access or lack of access to various forms of healthcare affects people from many different ethnicities and identities. Some works also probe concerns of the LGBTQIA community. Body Publics also looks at institutions that either inhibit or advance affordable and accessible health care. From the 1970s to the 1990s, shorts like HSA Strike from Kartemquin Films, Diabetes: Notes from Indian Country from Beverly Singer, and Nature’s Way from Appalshop, chronicle continued advocacy by citizens to control of their own bodies and health.