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Director Anthony Feinstein's latest documentary focuses on the work of 6 Afghan journalists and comprises five interlinked sections: their exposure to acts of terror, the effects of this exposure on their emotional and physical health, their lack of safety equipment and the absence of psychological therapies for PTSD and depression, the particularly difficult challenges faced by Afghan women journalists and finally, their hope and fears for the future. The decision of the United States to withdraw from Afghanistan and the escalating attacks on journalists by the Taliban and ISIS have left the media in the country in a precarious and dangerous position. This documentary reveals the high psychological cost paid by Afghan journalists in an age of terror.

The screening will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A with the films director, Anthony Feinstein, conducted by Christina Lamb, the Chief Foreign Correspondent for The Sunday Times

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  • Anthony Feinstein (Professor, Department of Psychiatry at University of Toronto)

    Anthony Feinstein

    Professor, Department of Psychiatry at University of Toronto

    Anthony Feinstein is a professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.

    His research follows two broad strands. The first focuses on the search for cerebral correlates of behavioural disorders associated with multiple sclerosis. His second relates to the study of journalists in conflict situations. He has published a series of seminal studies exploring the psychological effects of conflict on journalists covering the Balkans, Iraq, Mexico, Syria, Kenya, Iran, Afghanistan, the refugee crisis in Europe and the aftermath of the 9/11 attack on New York City.

    He currently consults to a number of news organisations including the Globe and Mail, CNN, the New York Times and Agence France Press.

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  • Christina Lamb (Foreign Correspondent, Print journalist at The Sunday Times)

    Christina Lamb

    Foreign Correspondent, Print journalist at The Sunday Times

    Christina Lamb OBE is a British journalist and author. She is the chief foreign correspondent for The Sunday Times. Lamb has won fifteen major awards including four British Press Awards and the European Prix Bayeux-Calvados for war correspondents.

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  • Sir Simon Wessely (Professor at King’s College London)

    Sir Simon Wessely

    Professor at King’s College London

    Simon Wessely studied medicine and history of art at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and finished
    his medical training at University College Oxford, graduating in 1981. He obtained his
    medical membership in Newcastle, before moving to London to train in psychiatry at the
    Maudsley. He has a Master’s and Doctorate in epidemiology,and is a Foundation Senior
    Investigator of the National Institute for Health Research, and past President of the Royal
    College of Psychiatrists and the Royal Society of Medicine. In 2017 he was asked by the then
    Prime Minister to chair the Independent Review into the Mental Health Act, which is now
    the basis of the 2021 White Paper. In 2021 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society.

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