Today we are excited to present a new podcast as a “special extra” for January 2019. In this interview Medical Humanities film correspondent Khalid Ali speaks with Dr Omneya Okasha. Okasha is a dentist with a passion for film developed in early childhood. Bonding with characters on screen took her on a journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and wonder. After a career in Dentistry, she is now a full-time film maker. She comments on ‘story-telling, attention to detail, collaboration and empathy’ as key elements in making a good doctor and artist. In her films, she challenges society’s attitudes toward gender discrimination and physical disfigurement.
Listen to the interview here.
See more from the Monthly Medical Humanities Podcast here.