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The Cancer Conflict film poster

The OxPop Festival of Global Health is a new film festival starting in autumn 2023.  At least two events will be held each academic term with the aim of bringing together people interested in global health, and to provide a forum to share knowledge, foster collaboration and generate discussion as to how to tackle current pertinent challenges of global health.


The Cancer Conflict

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

Time: 1700

Location: The Richard Doll Theatre, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford

This event will include a screening of The Cancer Conflict, followed by a panel discussion and a social event.

For further information, visit the event's webpage.

El Susto

Date: Wednesday 29 November 2023

Time: 1630

Location: The Curzon Cinema, Oxford Westgate

This event will include a screening of El Susto, followed by a panel discussion and a social event.


“As eye-opening as it is galvanizing, El Susto uncovers the powerful beverage industry’s outsized influence across the country, its access driven by deep political ties, aggressive marketing campaigns and gross abuse of power. Featuring families devastated by Type 2 Diabetes for generations; healthcare workers embedded in affected communities; leading public health advocates; and even a former Coca-cola marketing executive, El Susto charts Big Soda’s insidious infiltration into Mexican society as courageous public health advocates, medical professionals and community members fight for the well-being of a nation.“

Read the film review in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology here




The OxPop Festival of Global Health is financially supported by grant awarded to Toral Gathani and Sarah Lewington from the Van Houten fund at the University of Oxford.