A black woman in a medical uniform with protective mask stands in front of a black blurred background, she is holding a badge in her hand towards the foreground. The badge is reads 'NHS' and has a rainbow pattern.

Racism and the pandemic: new film by Regent's lecturer has its premier in London

Dr Ken Fero’s latest documentary, Exposed, which examines the intersections between racism and the pandemic, will have a red carpet premier in London’s Leicester Square on Saturday 25 June 2022. 

Exposed includes personal accounts that reveal how racism in the health service has led to black and brown nurses and midwives being put at greater risk than their white colleagues. Despite their experiences, nurses and midwives say they ‘cannot give up’ their commitment to the field.

The project has supported nurses and midwives in developing a manifesto for change, which demands an anti-racist healthcare system that is ‘embedded in the principle of social justice’. The manifesto is backed by a number of grassroots nursing and midwifery organisations.

The film was also presented as part of the Mary Seacole Lecture at the Royal College of Nursing Annual Conference.

Dr Fero, who teaches directing on the BA Film & Screen and is Course Leader on the MA Media and Digital Communications at Regent’s, said, 'this London launch will be a celebration of the contribution to the health of the nation by the film participants. It is also recognition for the current students on the BA Film & Screen course, as well as some of our alumni, who worked on the project as crew, researchers and in marketing.'

The film has been produced as part of the Nursing Narratives research project and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. You can find out more about their work here.

Tickets for the screening at the Prince Charles Cinema are available here.

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