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Film Research Seminar - Cinema, Memory and Wellbeing: musical film as a health intervention tool Seminar

16:00 - 17:30
26 April 2022

Event details

Professor Lisa Shaw discusses how she has used musical film as a tool for promoting wellbeing in care settings in the UK and Brazil.

This talk will introduce Hallam and Shaw ‘s Cinema, Memory and Wellbeing Toolkit. First developed during a pilot project in Liverpool, the toolkit is now utilised on NHS wards, in various care settings and by voluntary groups across the North West and in Brazil. It will summarise the findings of the research published in the book for practitioners Movies, Music and Memory: Tools for Wellbeing in Later Life (Hallam and Shaw eds., Emerald, 2020). The talk will discuss how thinking about film as a wellbeing tool enables it to better support a wide range of meaningful activities and encourage reminiscence among older adults and people living with dementia, strengthening a sense of self and belonging.

Our speaker: 

Lisa Shaw is Professor of Brazilian Studies in the Department of Languages, Cultures and Film at the University of Liverpool. She has published widely on Brazilian cinema and music, with an emphasis on popular genres in the first half of the 20th century, including the books The Social History of the Brazilian Samba (Ashgate), Carmen Miranda (BFI/Palgrave Macmillan), Tropical Travels: Brazilian Popular Performance, Transnational Encounters and the Construction of Race (Texas UP), and, with Stephanie Dennison, Popular Cinema in Brazil (Manchester UP) and Brazilian National Cinema (Routledge).

Please register using Eventbrite and you will then be sent a Outlook meeting request which will include the link to the seminar. Please note the seminar will take place online using Microsoft Teams. The deadline for registering for this event is 3pm on the day of the seminar (26/04/2022).

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