Global Perspectives Film Series | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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Enjoy your lunch hour with us!

Come view one of the many extraordinary 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 health care. They will also receive insight into the customs, culture, and history of other countries and people.

Our list of Fall 2024 films to be featured is available here

This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is necessary. 

Upcoming Global Perspectives Film


Addicted to Life

  • Date: Thursday, September 12, 2024
  • Time: noon
  • via Zoom (LINK)

Belgian triathlon champion Marieke Vervoort’s time is running out. At 29, paralyzed from the waist down, a debilitating, chronic illness she has had for 15 years has begun to take its toll. As Marieke’s strength falters and her pain increases, she decides to take control by signing papers to die by the controversial procedure of medical aid-in-dying (MAID), legal in her home country. Liberated and empowered by having the legal permission to die, Marieke rediscovers the freedom and thrill of competition. Marieke’s acceptance of death becomes an affirmation of life. 

For more information about the film, including a trailer, please visit the following website:

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Previous Films

Most films shown as part of the film series can be checked out through the OGH library. Visit the Resource Library web page for more information.


Got a film suggestion?

If there are specific films you would like to see viewed as part of our series, contact us! Your suggestions are always welcome.