From left, HEI Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and VTH Initiative researcher Charmayne Hughes, Filmmaker and UC Santa Cruz Adjunct Professor of Sociology, Emily Cohen Ibañez, and SF State Assistant Professor of Cinema and VTH Initiative researcher Steven Choe at the “Bodies of War (Mina)” screening.
The VTH Initiative, the NeuroTech Lab, and HEI presented a screening of the documentary “Bodies at War (MINA)” by filmmaker and UC Santa Cruz Adjunct Professor of Sociology Emily Cohen Ibañez, PhD, at the J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University on March 7.
The film offers a window into the lives of Colombian people as they strive to rehabilitate themselves and others after landmine injury. A legacy of its unremitting fifty-year-long civil war, Colombia is one of the most mine-affected countries in the world. With remarkable access, “Bodies at War” brings together diverse perspectives on what rehabilitation is and means in Colombia.
After the film, Violence, Trauma and Health (VTH) Initiative researcher and SF State Assistant Professor of Cinema Steven Choe moderated a question and answer session with Ibañez. To learn more about the documentary visit the film’s website: acolombianlandminestory.com.