Thank you for the support towards the screenings of the APHN-LCPC movie “Life asked Death” in the region!
The highly anticipated movie “Life asked Death” was shown in regions such as, Dhaka, Myanmar, Philippines and Sri Lanka in events held in conjunction with the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.
The screening on 8 October 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, part of the LCPC project, attracted 450 people, where the Director General of Department of Narcotic Control and the President and Secretary-General of the Bangladesh Medical Association attended. Many of the audience and media present at the screening were emotional upon seeing the pain of patients featured in the movie. Palliative care, which was previously little known among doctors in Bangladesh, is now starting to gain awareness as Dhaka Tribune was also present to cover the screening. Read their articles here and here.
4 October 2016 – A joint event between the Sri Lanka Medical Association and the National Cancer Control Program Sri Lanka screened the trailer for the “Life asked Death” movie as part of their effort in bringing awareness of palliative care to the medical personnel in medical association.
6 October 2016 – National Cancer Institute, Maharagama organised a series of talks by Dr Suraj, Dr Sujeewa, Dr Hemantha, Dr Ranjan, Dr Samadhi and Dr Kosala on various topics pertaining to palliative care. A primere of the “Life asked Death” movie was also screened at the event, which left 115 staff members of the Institute motivated and willing to contribute to palliative care.
8 October 2016 – Creating awareness on palliative care, the Pain Clinic at National Hospital Sri Lanka held a walk as part of the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2016. Palliative Care Association of Sri Lanka also commemorated the day with the screening of the “Life asked Death” movie.
The movie screening event in Myanmar was jointly organized by U Hla Tun Hospice Foundation and The Myanmar Society for the Study of Pain in Myanmar. There was an audience of about 400, including the media. Many of the audience were teary at the end of the movie and gave positive feedback, showing that an awareness on the importance of palliative care has been created through the movie. The event was reported by Myanmar International TV at this link.