MedCinema -11 Official Secrets
6th SEPTEMBER 2023
One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, British intelligence specialist Katharine Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on U.N. Security Council members to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press.
Resource Person – Dr Mahesh Rajasoriya
MedCinema -10 My Sister’s Keeper
26th JULY 2023
Anna, a young girl, seeks a lawyer’s help to earn medical emancipation from her parents when they force her to donate organs, blood and tissue to her leukaemia-stricken elder sister and help her live.
Resource Person – Dr Dineshani Hettiarachchi
MedCinema -9 Shutter Island
28th JUNE 2023
Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule, two US marshals, are sent to an asylum on a remote island in order to investigate the disappearance of a patient, where Teddy uncovers a shocking truth about the place.
MedCinema -8 Extraordinary Measurses
31th MAY 2023
A working-class couple have two children suffering from a rare genetic disorder that will eventually result in their death. With time running short, can they save the children?
Resource Person – Dr Santhushya Fernando
MedCinema -7 Ankur Arora Murder Case
26th APRIL 2023
Dr Asthana’s medical negligence costs an eight-year-old, Ankur, his life. When Dr Romesh, an intern, learns about it, he decides to support Ankur’s mother and fight for justice.
Resource Person – Prof Jithangi Wanigasinghe
MedCinema -6 And The Band Played Onn
29th MARCH 2023
Shilts focuses on several organizations and communities that were either hit hardest by AIDS—and were given the task of finding the cause of the disease—or begging the government for money to fund research and provide social services to people who were dying.
Resource Person – Prof Carukshi Arambepola
MedCinema -5 Patch Adams
22nd FEBRUARY 2023
Patch Adams is determined to become a medical doctor because, he enjoys helping people. Unfortunately, the medical and scientific community does not appreciate his methods of healing the sick, while the actual patients, medical professors, and hospital nurses all appreciate the work *he* can do, because they are unable to do it.
Resource Person – Dr Lakmali Amarasiri
MedCinema -4 12 Angry Men
25th JANUARY 2023
The jury in a New York City murder trial is frustrated by a single member whose skeptical caution forces them to more carefully consider the evidence before jumping to a hasty verdict.
Resource Person – Dr Ravindra Samaranayake
MedCinema -3 The Father
25th November 2023
The Father is a movie about dementia, which presents it from the perspective of a person suffering from dementia. Based on a by the director, Florian Zeller, The Father maintains that same essence of watching one, with most of the frames being still and the atmosphere which is bright yet uncomfortably eerie.
Resource Person – Prof Thashi Chang
MedCinema -2 A Street Cat Named Bob
26th OCTOMBER 2022
A Street Cat Named Bob is based on the true story of London busker James Bowen (Luke Treadway). James is struggling to overcome heroin addiction. A social worker helps him to get off the streets in the hope that having a stable place to live will help James stick to his methadone program.
Resource Person – Dr Madhri Senanayake
MedCinema -1 The Sea Inside
27th SEPTEMBER 2022
The film tells the captivating and heart-wrenching story of Ramón Sampedro (Javier Bardem, Before Night Falls), a Spanish man who, after a diving accident rendered him quadriplegic in 1968, fought for 30 years to end his own life. Ramón lives a quiet life with his family on their farm on the beautiful Galician coast.
Resource Person – Prof Thashi Chang