Films for Health Symposium

swissnex India is supporting the Indo-Swiss initiative exploring opportunities to use films for public health action. Initiative begins with the screening of award winning film ‘Astu’ on 14th November, followed by a Symposium on 15th November at NIMHANS Bangalore.

Event Details


NIMHANS, Bangalore
Lecture Hall 1, Ground floor, Department of Mental Health Education, MV Govindaswamy Centre, NIMHANS,, Bangalore, Karnataka


November 15, 2014 from 3:30 am to 10:45 am Asia/India (UTC+05:30)



The Indo-Swiss symposium, supported by swissnex India, aims to initiate a transdisciplinary dialogue between health and media professionals.

For Symposium Programme: Click here

Symposium is open to public and is particularly targeted towards health and media professionals.

To participate, kindly write to:

Symposium Speakers

Mohan Agashe
Actor-psychiatrist and former director of the Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health and the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune

Sumitra Bhave
Award-winning feature film writer and director known for presenting socially meaningful cinema

Sunil Sukthankar
Award-winning feature film song writer and director working in long-standing partnership with Sumitra Bhave

R Raguram
Professor and Head of the Department of psychiatry, KIMS, Bangalore; educator and former Chair of the psychiatry residency programme at NIMHANS

Prashanti Nattala
Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, NIMHANS

Akhila Vasan
Independent researcher and health activist


Jayashree Ramakrishna
Professor and Head of the Department of Mental Health Education, and National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro-Science  (NIMHANS), Coordinator of Indo-Swiss partnership for research and training

Mitchell Weiss
Professor and former Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, and Swiss TPH coordinator of the Indo-Swiss partnership for research and training

Supported by:

swissnex India
An initiative of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education and Research and Innovation, connecting Switzerland and India in the fields of science, education, art and innovation.