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Feature Documentary

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Dis-Ease is about how we imagine disease and how that affects what we do when we encounter illness, outbreaks, doctors, treatments and disability in real life. It dives deep into the weird, wild archives of medical imaging, public health messaging and pop-culture outbreak narratives to understand how ideas have moved between science, science fiction and political ideology over the past century. Ultimately, Dis-Ease is a provocation to re-think how we define both the “public” and “health” in public health — who is included, what counts as care and what it means to be sick or well.

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Directors Spotlight

A picture of a woman named Mariam Ghani from the neck up focused intently on the camera. Her dark wavy hair is pulled back, showcasing her blank expression and downturned faint smile.

Mariam Ghani


Mariam Ghani is an artist and filmmaker. Her films, public projects, and installations have been presented worldwide, notably in Times Square and LaGuardia Airport; the Guggenheim, MoMA, Smithsonian, and Metropolitan Museums; Documenta 13 and the Liverpool, Lahore, Yinchuan, and Sharjah Biennials; and the Rotterdam, CPH:DOX, SFFILM, DOC NYC, and Ann Arbor film festivals, among others. Ghani’s first feature, the critically acclaimed documentary WHAT WE LEFT UNFINISHED, premiered at the 2019 Berlinale, is distributed by Dekanalog, Arsenal, and Good Docs, and had its streaming premiere on the Criterion Channel. Ghani teaches film/video at Bennington College.

  • Runtime 120 minutes
  • Country United States, United Kingdom
  • Language English
  • Director Mariam Ghani
  • Cast Sonia Shah, Priscilla Wald, Hannah Landecker, Keiji Fukuda, Nancy Tomes, Johanna Hedva, Sridhar Venkatapuram, Dora Vargha, Nayan Shah, Patricia J. Williams
  • Cinematographer Adam Hogan
  • Composer Qasim Naqvi
  • Editor Mariam Ghani & Emily Eberhart
  • Executive Producer Alysa Nahmias
  • Music Derek McNeill
  • Producer Mariam Ghani
  • Screenwriter Mariam Ghani & Emily Eberhart
  • Sound Design Adam Hogan & Mariam Ghani
  • Premiere World

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