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Global Perspectives Film Series

Enjoy your lunch hour with us by viewing one of the many films from our library.

The Global Perspectives Film Series is one of our many continuing educational activities. Our goal is to provide the TTUHSC and local community with information about global, national, and local health and social issues. Through the film series, attendees will also gain knowledge about various heritage celebrations, historic events, and current trends in medicine. They will also receive insight into the customs, culture, and history of other countries and people. Free snacks are provided.

Upcoming Film

The Right to Heal

  • Thursday, September 24, 2015
  • 12:00 noon CT
  • ACB 240

The Right to Heal is a troubling film that exposes the enduring absence of surgery from current global health priorities and puts forth a strategy for closing the global surgical divide. An estimated 2 billion people lack access to surgical services when needed. Health system inertia is incompatible with today’s epidemiological shift: we can no longer afford not to treat conditions such as traumatic, obstetric, or abdominal emergencies, cancer, and congenital malformations.

The film addresses access versus quality; quick fixes versus long-term solutions; humanitarian assistance versus health-system strengthening. With these perspectives in mind, The Right to Heal is timely and engages the public and policy makers in the issues at hand revealing the poverty traps and devastating effects of insufficient surgery.



Previously Viewed Films

Summer 2015

Spring 2015


Fall 2014


Summer 2014

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Summer 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Summer 2012

Spring 2012

Fall 2011

Summer 2011

Spring 2011

Fall 2010

Fall 2009

Summer 2009

Spring 2009

Fall 2008

  • If there are specific films you would like to see viewed as part of our series, your suggestions are always welcome.  Contact: or call 806.743.2901.
  • All films shown as part of the series can be checked out through the OGH library.  Visit the OGH Library web page for more information.

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