Here’s a quote from Professor Bernard Moxham, writing about the film in the Journal of Anatomy
“This is an enthralling piece of filmmaking that says much about the human condition, about the need to avoid a “mechanistic” approach to the teaching and learning of anatomy and medicine and, by highlighting the generosity of those who gave their bodies as gifts to the students, provides an optimistic view of mankind that is supposed to reflect the very essence of good medical practice. It is my fervent hope that this film can be exported to other countries but, at the very least, all deans of medical schools and medical educationalists should view it in order to appreciate how important anatomy is to health care studies and practice, beyond just the factual basis of the discipline.”
The film Donated to Science was premiered at lat year’s IFAA conference in Capetown, and it has been played at several other conferences since. Prof Helen Nicholson will be showing it at the IASCBC Conference in Singapore in May. It is being used as part of the anatomy curriculum in several medical schools. We now have both academic and student versions available on DVD.
The student 2-disk version includes both the 44 and 80 minute versions of the film, comments from several other donors and students who weren’t in the film, the full anatomy department memorial service, Prof Helen Nicholson’s history and introduction to anatomy lecture, deleted scenes and other bits and pieces. It costs NZ$40/ US$30
The academic version includes an extra disk of interviews with the students and donors from the film and the full timelapse of the dissection, plus a license to be able to use the material in teaching and show it to classes. It costs NZ$100/ US$75.
If you are a distributor, or for orders more than 10 copies please contact us for wholesale prices. Both versions are region-free PAL format and will play on any PAL DVD player and on any computer with a DVD drive.
We can take payment in three ways:
You can send a cheque (any currency) to prn films, 27 Currie St., Port Chalmers, Dunedin, NZ
You can direct credit to ac# 03 0905 0476580 00 (include your name)
or you can use Paypal (my email for Paypal is paul(at)prnfilms.co.nz)
However you pay, please also email to tell me you have sent payment.
Prices include postage within New Zealand. International postage is NZ$10