EXAMPLES OF ENTERTAINMENT EDUCATION
This organization, featured in the text, develops short films about HIV/AIDS. The films, along with information on how they are made, are available on their website. More information on this program is in the Conceptual Tools for this section (see box “Global Dialogues”).
This video promoting safety on Australian trains was a global sensation, with over 150 million views on YouTube. Students can discuss how this video may be different than what they think of as a public health campaign, and consider the characteristics of this video that made it so popular.
This website features a series of short films around issues of human rights and social justice in southern Africa.
This website includes free downloads of a wealth of educational books, including the classic Where There Is No Doctor, in a variety of languages. This organization is also featured in this section’s Conceptual Tools (see box “Hesperian Health Guides”).
This compelling documentary explores issues of infrastructure and communication during the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. (23 min)
Body Team 12
This Oscar-nominated short film follows a team tasked with taking the bodies of Ebola victims in Liberia away from their families. This moving documentary would pair well with the readings in this section. (13 min)
Comedian John Oliver delivers a funny, raunchy, flame-throwing and scientifically accurate discussion of the controversy over the connection between vaccines and autism in the United States. The piece is an entertaining primer on why the public health community strongly supports vaccination. (27 min)
This NOVA episode clearly explains the science behind how vaccines work. It includes discussion of vaccine fears in the United States, including interviews with public health experts on vaccine refusals. (53 min)