CPH Book Club expands to the big screen; nominations open

Published on June 14, 2022

The CPH Book Club is making some changes for the coming year and is widening its scope to become the CPH Book & Film Club!

We recognize that sometimes it’s hard to find the time or energy to read an extra book in our already busy lives. By selecting a film for college-wide viewing in 2022-23, our intent is to reduce the time commitment involved, allowing more people to learn about an aspect of public health and take part in activities related to the selected film.

We invite all CPH students, faculty, staff, and alumni to submit suggestions for the 2022-23 Film Club. Please send the title, a link to more info about the film, and a sentence or two about how it relates to public health to Suggestions are due by midnight, July 8, 2022.

CPH Book & Film Club: What We’re Looking For

All genres are welcome — documentary, blockbuster, independent, etc. — but the film should address a public health theme or topic.

The film should appeal to a wide audience.

The content, run time, and rating will be considered during selection. Resources for and availability of programming (i.e., speakers, panelists, activities) around the film will also be considered.

The film should be available through streaming services, libraries, and other low-cost or free sources so people can watch the film on their own schedules. A free public screening will be offered if possible, depending on community COVID levels, screening fees, and other factors.

The final selection will be made by the CPH Office of Communications & External Relations in consultation with collegiate and student leadership.

The annual CPH Book & Film Club is open to everyone in the college and general public.

The past book selections have been:

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot
  • House on Fire – William H. Foege
  • The Big Truck that Went By  – Jonathan M. Katz
  • Evicted – Matthew Desmond
  • Hot, Hungry Planet – Lisa Palmer
  • What the Eyes Don’t See – Mona Hanna-Attisha
  • Stamped from the Beginning – Ibram X. Kendi
  • Bedlam: An Intimate Journey Into America’s Mental Health Crisis –  Kenneth Paul Rosenberg