July 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service Act. Our festival president, Owen Sheers, the author of Pink Mist and the BAFTA nominated The Green Hollow, has created a virtuosic ‘film-poem’ to coincide with the Vox Pictures/BBC production broadcast to mark the occasion. To Provide All People is the intimate story of the NHS in British society today.
Depicting 24 hours in the service, with Abergavenny’s Nevill Hall hospital at the centre of the action, the poem charts an emotional and philosophical map of the NHS against the personal experiences that lie at its heart, from patients to surgeons, porters to midwives.
This is a world of transformative pains, triumphs, losses and celebrations that joins us all in our experiences of health and sickness, birth and death, regardless of race, gender or wealth. To Provide All People is a work that explores what the NHS represents – on a personal and national level – and paints an authentic picture of a rare social phenomenon. Its powerful message is about why the ethos at the heart of the NHS should always be protected.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Owen Sheers and special guests.
This event is sponsored by Core Planning Ltd