This film is part of Free
Towards a Better Life - Community Health
A GP in rural Somerset and one in Kentish Town, London, reflect on “what is a General Practitioner in the 1980s?”
A look at the working lives of GPs in rural and urban areas of England – from the perspectives of a “single-handed doctor” in the village of Porlock, who has only two free evenings a month, in comparison with a member of a bustling team practice in north London, where there’s a frequently changing patient list.
NHS on Film
Dust - Miners' Disease
1973 28 mins
Dark shadows in miners' lungs and lives, as the threat of pneumoconiosis is made worse by changes to the benefits that compensate for its effects.
Health at the Centre
Documentary 1974 8 mins Location: Walton-on-Thames
The latest developments in healthcare on show at Walton-on-Thames community health centre
Aids - Monolith
Public Information Filler 1985 1 mins
Portentous imagery and John Hurt’s grave voiceover define this key film from a £5 million campaign to combat the growing AIDs epidemic.
Aids - Iceberg
Public Information Filler 1987 1 mins
Simple and devastatingly effective, John Hurt narrates a key advert from Sammy Harari’s 1986 AIDS awareness campaign.
The District Nurse
Government sponsored film 1942 12 mins
An indefatigable district nurse crisscrosses her rural patch to tend to the sick at home and on the farm.
Dr Marc Slee
Cinemagazine 1968 14 mins Location: Witney
Behind the scenes at the new Witney Health Centre where GPs, midwives, district nurses and social workers work efficiently under one roof.
A Normal Girl
Documentary 2018 14 mins
Pidgeon Pagonis, a lead activist and educator from the intersex community, crusades for body autonomy and the freedom to choose one’s own path.
Carlito se va para siempre
Drama 2018 8 mins
A young man makes the big decision to leave his village in order to be united with his lover.
Comedy 2018 9 mins
Whilst at the hair salon, Amma wonders if it is time for her to finally speak up.
Drama 2018 15 mins
An evocative tale of coming out and clothing on the way to the gender clinic.
Drama 2018 4 mins
Against the backdrop of a high-rise housing estate, two young men connect.
BFI Flare on BFI Player - Trailer 2019
Promotional 2019 1 mins
Showcasing favourites from the BFI Flare festival as well as the best in classic and contemporary LGBTQ+ cinema