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


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.