Young Pakistani salesman Ayan (Emraan Hashmi) has no ethical qualms about his job aggressively peddling baby milk formula, until a medic shows him a ward full of babies suffering chronic diarrhoea and acute dehydration after their mothers mixed it with dirty water. Oscar-winning Bosnian No Man’s Land director Danis Tanovic‘s well-meaning film received decidedly mixed reviews (“a plodding whistleblower drama” reckoned The Guardian), but has become a useful campaigning tool.
The Curzon’s screening will be introduced by Councillor Bridget Petty, Executive Member for Climate Emergency and the Environment and North Somerset Council Public Health Team. There will be breastfeeding support available before and after, with stalls from Peer Supporters and breastfeeding counsellors. After the film, there will be an opportunity for questions with Lucy Webber – International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.