It has been said that 'no other art form pervades the consciousness with as much power as film'1.
Film is omnipresent, crossing boundaries of age, culture and time. Despite this, there is little conscious awareness of the medium's profound ability to influence our opinions - particularly about emotionally charged topics.
The impact of film on the public perception of medicine - especially mental illness - has been notably pronounced. As Alexandra Blackman describes, this influence can be positive or negative, and even be used for recruitment.Add a comment