Video // "Why Family Photographs Matter" by Maryam Golafshani


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Maryam Golafshani is an MA candidate at Western University’s Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism. Her research interests lie broadly at the crossroads of care: where the humanities and healthcare intersect. To this end, Maryam has presented a TEDx Talk on “Why Medicine needs Literature”; developed medical humanities curricula for the American Medical Student Association and Western University; and is conducting research in both Canada and the UK. Maryam is also passionate about bridging the divide between academic institutions and the broader public, and is a program coordinator for the Public Humanities at Western. This commitment to engaging a broader public is, in part, what brought her to video animation and filmmaking.