SBS and the Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) have partnered to
create a series of stimulating talks and panel discussions around the
issues raised by the Secrets of the Human Body documentaries.
The free events will take place at RiAus's headquarters at the Science Exchange in Adelaide. Video of the events will be available here after the events take place to ensure the discussions are available to all Australians.
Tuesday 9 November, 6.00-8.00pm: Kuru screening and discussion
Join host Anton Enus, Robert Bygott (director), and Ben and Michael Alpers as they talk about Michael's experiences in Papua New Guinea and the story behind a film that took eight years to make.
Tuesday 16 November, 6.00-8.00pm: Immortal screening and discussion
SBS host Anton Enus is joined by award-winning documentary producer Sonya Pemberton and Australia's world expert on cellular immortality, Professor Roger Reddel, as they discuss the making of the film Immortal, Elizabeth's discoveries, and the potential implications of this amazing research.
Tuesday 23 November, 6.00-8.00pm: The Silent Epidemic screening and discussion
Join host Mark Hamlyn, researchers Professor Graham Martin and Professor Nick Allen, and one of the film's subjects for a serious discussion about the ground-breaking scientific research that sheds light on the world of self-harm.
Tuesday 30 November, 6.00-8.00pm: Heartbreak Science screening and discussion
The event begins with a preview of the intriguing documentary Heartbreak Science, followed by a lively discussion about the heart, the brain, and the role of mindfulness in mental and physical health. The expert panel includes Dr Pamela Lyon (a cognitive philosopher at the University of Adelaide), Wendy Finster (psychologist and mediation expert), as well as a scientist and a historian.
Tuesday 7 December: Skin Deep and Exploring Human Ancestry
The Genographic Project & the Environment Institute at the University of Adelaide along with the RiAus and SBS have come together at the Science Exchange to present a special event on the migratory history of the human species.
The Genographic Project is a not-for-profit, five-year, global research partnership between National Geographic and IBM that uses genetics as a tool to provide insight about the migratory history of the human species on a global scale. Hosted by Professor Alan Cooper, Genographic Project Principal Investigator, the reveal event examines the results of the Adelaide public swabbing and includes the ancient ancestry of national identities who have also participated in the project. Following the "reveal" is a special preview of the documentary Skin Deep.