Year of the Nurse & Midwife Film Project 2020
The 2020 docu-drama written and directed by Denetra Hampton is an intersection of history and the current social challenges affecting nursing and public health. Nursing leaders from Johns Hopkins, UCLA, UPenn and Hampton University give thought-provoking insights on pressing issues in healthcare. With the dramatization of nurse Florence Nightingale and midwife Maude Callen, the film has become a cultural classic of the production company.
The year 2020 was designated as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organization, in commemoration of the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale. Nurses make up the majority of the healthcare workforce and are consistently under recognized for their contributions to medicine. This film is a cultural narrative that celebrates the profession over the last 200 years and introduces you to the only African American nurse who has received a purple heart. In addition, it raises the consciousness of cultural competence, the educational focus of the film.
A CULTURAL CLASSIC
Our ode to the celebration of the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale.
When we learn from the past our current view gets clearer. In this historical but current classic, we bridge gaps in nursing education, science and history through a cinematic lens.