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‘Sweet Malady’ Documentary Explores the Relationship Between Health and Culture

By: Karina Valdes In Sanjeev Chatterjee’s latest documentary, Sweet Malady, the filmmaker explores the cultural relationship people of Kolkata, India have with sweets and the increasing incidence of Type II Diabetes in the city. The documentary premiered on Feb. 12 at the University of Miami School of Communication and was followed by a panel of diabetes, public health, and film experts. “We’re talking about a health issue here tonight which, of course matters in terms of it being a singular issue, but [Chatterjee] is an expert at enabling us to [...]

2020-02-18T12:52:28-05:00February 17, 2020|School of Communication|

‘Sweet Malady’ Might Just Make You Give Up Sweets… Forever

By: Isabella Vaccaro Sanjeev Chatterjee, a professor of cinema and interactive media and journalism in the University of Miami’s School of Communication, has been starting conversations with his films for years. His 2008 documentary One Water, prompted audiences around the world to rethink their relationship with water and how they might be taking it for granted. Chatterjee is tackling another global problem: the effects of sugar. In his new film, Sweet Malady, Chatterjee follows a family in Kolkata, the capital of India’s West Bengal state and a city known for its [...]

2020-01-31T16:32:49-05:00January 24, 2020|Motion Pictures|