Archive for the ‘Medical Anthropology’ Category

Monday, February 13th, 2012

GASP is a Guernsey charity which aims to reduce the prevalence of smoking among the young people of Guernsey.

Being aware of tobacco cultivation and learning about its origins is an important part of this education.

The Ana A Topa project helps farmers in Malawi grow maize instead of tobacco in a more environmental friendly way. This will not only benefit the environment but give tobacco farmers more food and profit. In turn, this can return their hope and help them out of poverty.

This video (7 mins.) shows what life is like for tobacco farmers and farm workers in Malawi.

Human Rights and Tobacco Growing in Brazil

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

A project of ACTbr (Allanca de Controle do Tabagismo) 18 minutes, 2008. DVD cover (pdf)

Turning Their Lives to Ashes

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Turning Their Lives to Ashes – the story of worker exploitation in the bidi industry in India. Produced by the Voluntary Health Association of India, 2009.

Voces Desde El Surco

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Voces Desde El Surco (Tobacco, Voices From The Fields) is a video created by Wara Alderete about tobacco farming in Jujuy, Argentina, 2005.

I am in control

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Video created by Wara Alderete about perspectives of youth about smoking in Jujuy, Argentina, 2005.

One match…

Monday, September 26th, 2011

The storyteller details an early memory of tobacco use and how she draws personal strength from her Native American background. The video was produced in a three-day workshop held at Denver-based Sisters of Color United for Education in March 2011.

The video was produced for the research project “Tobacco control and digital storytelling: Collaborative videography with Latino adults to promote health equity among Colorado Latinos” (#09-0099). The purpose of the project is to equip Latino adults with media literacy and video production skills for creating their own digital stories based on health narratives aimed at increasing the leadership capacity of Latino adults.

Funds for the project provided by the UC Denver Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, and the Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute at the University of Colorado.

Krystle Alirez, Monica Fullmer and Hannah Nichols- 2010-11 UROP/CCTSI Award Recipients and Co-Principal Investigators.

Hidden Voice

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Digital story about a father’s smoking habit and his son’s reflection on how tobacco use threatens health and family. The video was produced in a three-day workshop held at Denver-based Sisters of Color United for Education in March 2011.

The video was produced for the research project “Tobacco control and digital storytelling: Collaborative videography with Latino adults to promote health equity among Colorado Latinos” (#09-0099). The purpose of the project is to equip Latino adults with media literacy and video production skills for creating their own digital stories based on health narratives aimed at increasing the leadership capacity of Latino adults.

Funds for the project provided by the UC Denver Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, and the Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute at the University of Colorado.

Krystle Alirez, Monica Fullmer and Hannah Nichols- 2010-11 UROP/CCTSI Award Recipients and Co-Principal Investigators.

Viral Hepatitis Digital Stories

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

The digital stories created by participants in the research project “Digital Health Stories: Video Interventions for Hepatitis C in Colorado” (protocol #11-0243) are ready for viewing at the web link below. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is the project funder. For more information, contact CDPHE’s Viral Hepatitis Program, 303 692 2780; hepatitiscolorado.info

After you watch one or more of the videos (average length for each video is 3 minutes), we invite you to complete a 10-minute survey. The survey is the same for each digital story. We will use the information obtained from the survey research to understand the influence of digital health stories on viewers’ perceptions of hepatitis and on hepatitis prevention.

Please forward the digital stories and survey to individuals you may know who are affected with hepatitis, completed treatment for hepatitis, have a family member or close friend infected with hepatitis, or have experience in hepatitis awareness.

Sample image from the survey is below.

betsy bug

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Video about family relationships and mental health issues. Produced by Wanda Lakota in a digital storytelling workshop in Denver, Colorado, May 2010, as part of the research project “Tobacco Control and Digital Storytelling: Collaborative Videography with Latino Adults to Promote Health Equity Among Colorado Latinos.”

Marty Otañez, Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor
Anthropology Department, University of Colorado Denver

(marty[dot]otanez[at]ucdenver[dot]edu)

Funds provided by
University of Colorado Latino/a Research and Policy Center

Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

YELLOWCAKE RISING

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

DRAFT video trailer on the health and ecological costs of uranium mining in Malawi, Africa.

Companion Video Study Guide/Policy Brief, page 1

Companion Video Study Guide/Policy Brief, page 2