CINEMA AND ITS BENEFITS
WHEN MEDICINE AND FILM COME TOGETHER
Health and illness are themes that have preoccupied human beings throughout history. Cinema, like so many other human creations, has dealt with these issues since its beginnings. In fact, the seventh art can be considered a tool for health education.
Among other things, it can help us to make certain “unknown” or rare diseases visible. It can also help us to understand certain diseases that cause handicaps and, therefore, social suffering.
Film has been, is and will be a splendid medium for informing and educating the public, helping society to become more aware of illness and other issues such as palliative care, suicide and bereavement.
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CINEMA AS THERAPY
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Can it help to improve our health?
Watching films can be a powerful tool in the treatment of certain pathologies.
What are the benefits?
The seventh art can have many positive effects on our health. It can help us to reduce anxiety and stress. It also helps to develop creativity, provides general culture and transmits positive values.
Moreover, it develops our critical thinking and is able to change our mood.
And for children?
It can have a very beneficial effect on children, provided it is used appropriately. It transmits positive values, motivates, makes them ask questions and can help them face their fears.
At the social level...
We can understand and make visible certain illnesses that are “unknown” to the population. In addition, film encourages the emergence of feelings and is an excellent educational tool.