GIVE ME MY 3 SECONDS | EUROPSO
The “Give Me My 3 Seconds” campaign, promoted by the European federation of psoriasis patient associations EUROPSO, brought together young Europeans affected by psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis in Barcelona with the intention of creating a manifesto to highlight the key points of the social stigma and difficulties that people with psoriasis face on a daily basis.
According to the theory of the halo effect, it only takes a few initial seconds to prejudge a person’s character based on a first impression, which is sometimes clearly influenced by physical appearance.
The campaign aims to give young patients a voice in order to raise awareness, destigmatise and normalise the disease.
HEP C – From Hell to Hope | Proddigi Films
Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is estimated that between 130 -150 million people worldwide are infected with the virus, more than half of them still undiagnosed, and that some 700,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver diseases such as cirrhosis or liver cancer. To date, existing treatments to eliminate the virus have been complex, with a low rate of effectiveness and highly damaging side effects. The arrival of the so-called new generation drugs has been considered a great discovery by specialists, as they allow practically all patients to be cured easily, quickly and with hardly any symptoms and, most importantly, they open up the real possibility of eradicating the disease in the coming decades.
Despite the evidence of the effectiveness of these treatments, their implementation involves a large economic investment for the health system. Against this backdrop, the need arises to create a strategic plan in each country, usually drawn up by a coalition of different specialists and political representatives, with the indispensable participation of patient groups and associations.
Several meetings, studies, negotiations, and even lobbying by affected people have been necessary in many countries to initiate the processes of integration and implementation of new treatments. Many of these countries have understood that immediate investment in the new treatments means not only saving lives, but also great economic savings in the medium term. In other territories, however, a resolution in favour of developing a strategic plan that includes new generation drugs seems to be still a distant goal.
BEHIND THE WINDOW
The documentary “Darrere la finestra. Vida quotidiana als centres de menors franquistes” (“Behind the Window. Everyday Life in Franco’s Juvenile Centres”), directed by Ricard Mamblona and subsidised by the Memorial Democràtic de la Generalitat de Catalunya, presents yet another aspect of the repression that the Francoist system imposed, on this occasion, on children and young people.
History and memory are intertwined in the documentary, the remembered experience is supported by the documentation and the studied images that serve as witnesses to the veracity of the memories. Through the voices of four people who were interned in a protection or guardianship centre – three women and one man – and three historians, a sample of the when, how and why of the internment of so many minors in these institutions is collected.
This breaks the silence of a very recent past that marked the lives of many children and that, even today, leaves traces in their thoughts and memories.
Children in care are the ignored victims of Franco’s regime. Minors separated from their families, going hungry and cold, and subjected to punishments, they suffered as much as adults, but without being educated, unaware of the reason for the repression. They were robbed of their childhood and many
This video is a tribute to the 40 years of existence of GEDAC – Gremi Empresarial d’Ascensors de Catalunya, an institution that offers multiple services to the lift sector. The current and former directors of the guild, different teaching collaborators and personalities from the world of public administration respond on camera about the objectives, functions and the relationship maintained with the GEDAC over the years, as important as it is necessary.