Global School Film & Reflections: Health

Date, time: 5 May 2021, 16.00-19.00

Place: Jekteviksbakken 31/Zoom (for the webinar)


Film screening of Ixcanul followed by a webinar discussion with Ingvild Sandøy (UiB), Kjell Arne Johansson (UiB), Ana Lorena Ruano (UiB) and Astrid Blystad (Co-leader of the Health Pillar, UiB) hosted by Karen Marie Moland (Co-leader of the Health Pillar, UiB).


Welcome to the fourth Global School Film & Reflections, providing food for thought, body and soul. The series addresses the global challenges that are at the heart of the Bergen School of Global Studies: Inequality, Climate, Health, Migration and Governance.

We will screen the movie “Ixcanul” followed by a webinar with Ingvild Sandøy, Kjell Arne Johansson, Ana Lorena Ruano and Astrid Blystad and Karen Marie Moland. Astrid Blystad and Karen Marie Moland are the co-leaders of the Health pillar for the Bergen School of Global Studies.

The movie screening starts at 16.15 and will be followed by a webinar starting at 18:00.  For those who wish to see the movie at home a link will be provided a few days in advance of the event.


Ixcanul (2015)

María, a seventeen-year-old Mayan (Kaqchikel) girl, lives on the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her, but her suitor must first spend months working in the city. It is a world María knows nothing of, but is forced to grapple with when problems arise.

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The seminars are free and open to all. It is possible to attend the movie screening and the webinar both physically and digitally. However, please note that the physical screening of the movie may be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

According to COVID-19 regulations all participants must keep a distance of at least two metres from each other and maintain good hand hygiene. We also need to have an overview of who is present at all times, so for those who attend physically, we will register their names and phone numbers and keep it for 10 days. You can sign up for the event via this link.

If you have any respiratory tract symptoms you should stay at home.