[Perspectives] 2018 Global Health Film Festival: pictures of power and paternalism
Picture a cartoon drawing of a wigwam. Under it are a mother and father, bent low by the burden of their ten cartoon children. Below the kids, a single, lonely cartoon horse. Next to this sits another vision: the same wigwam sits at the apex. Under it are a mum and dad, contentedly holding hands, next to their single, happy child. Ranged under them, ten prancing horses. This cartoon features in Amá, a documentary about coercive sterilisation in Native American women directed by British filmmaker Lorna Tucker and the opening night film for the 2018 Global Health Film Festival in London, UK.