Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Premier screening of Sweet Medicine-ethnographic documentary

18Sept2017 18:30

Event

Filmed by a local camera crew in Palawan the Philippines, this film follows the lives of those involved with First Vita Plus, a multi-level marketing company that sells a popular herbal medicine in the Philippines.

While demonstrating its promised therapeutic values, this film also reveals the widely used herbal product to be problematic for those selling and using it in more ways than one.

This ethnographic documentary, produced by Anita Hardon and directed by Juul Op den Kamp, is a cinematic translation of Anita‚Äôs fieldwork in Palawan, the Philippines as part of her ChemicalYouth project. 

Programme

  • 18.30 Reception (soup/salad and wine)
  • 19.15 Sweet Medicine (65 minutes)
  • 20.20 Q&A with Anita and Juul

Location

Bioscoop het Ketelhuis (in Westerpark) Pazzanistraat 4 Amsterdam

Registration

Entrance is free but seating in the theatre is limited to 143 seats, so we ask that you please RSVP to guarantee your reservation here: sweetmedicine.app.rsvpify.com

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