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Global Perspectives Film Series

Enjoy your lunch hour with us by viewing one of the many films from our library.

The Global Perspectives Film Series is one of our many continuing educational activities. Our goal is to provide the TTUHSC and local community with information about global, national, and local health and social issues. Through the film series, attendees will also gain knowledge about various heritage celebrations, historic events, and current trends in medicine. They will also receive insight into the customs, culture, and history of other countries and people. Free snacks are provided.

Upcoming Film

The Autism Enigma

  • Thursday, April 16, 2015
  • 12:00 noon CT
  • ACB 240

Autism is the fastest rising developmental disorder in the industrialized world. With an astounding 600% increase in the disorder in the last
20 years, scientists are still grappling with its cause. Research has been frustratingly inconclusive, but the emerging theme is that autism
is triggered by environment, not heredity, and that our toxic lifestyle is now proving too much for children to bear.

Now, with a new understanding of how gut bacteria can affect the brain, researchers have begun to focus their attention on an unexpected
place. The Autism Enigma looks at the progress of an international group of scientists examining the gut’s amazingly diverse, and powerful
microbial ecosystem for clues to the baffling disorder, and the extraordinary efforts of parents who have been relentlessly pushing science
forward in hopes of finding answers for their children’s condition.

April is National Autism Awareness Month. This film was selected to raise awareness about autism and issues within the autism community.



Previously Viewed Films

Spring 2015


Fall 2014


Summer 2014

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Summer 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Summer 2012

Spring 2012

Fall 2011

Summer 2011

Spring 2011

Fall 2010

Fall 2009

Summer 2009

Spring 2009

Fall 2008

  • If there are specific films you would like to see viewed as part of our series, your suggestions are always welcome.  Contact: or call 806.743.2901.
  • All films shown as part of the series can be checked out through the OGH library.  Visit the OGH Library web page for more information.

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