The cervix is an organ that brings about life. So why is it so often a source of shame, of disease, and unspoken pain? Distraught by premature deaths of women worldwide due to cervical cancer, a team of nurses, engineers, and activists pioneer a new way to see the cervix, and the future of preventative health. Directed by Andrea Shinyoung Kim in association with the Calla Campaign, The (In)visible Organ is a 50-min feature-length film that documents a collaboration between engineers, storytellers, scholars, physicians, and artists across ages and disciplines.
We are seeing continued watch-parties and screenings with organizations including the Harvard School of Public Health, the Rubenstein Center at Duke University, the Student Wellness Center at Elon University, the Health Occupations Students Association’s club meetings, and more. To screen this documentary film at your school or institution, visit our website below.
The (In)vsible Organ is a transmedia storytelling project that bridges biomedical engineering with the arts to raise awareness about HPV, cervical cancer, and global health inequity.. This participatory arts initiative aims to destigmatize the cervix in health education, media, and research and make visible the diverse mythologies and histories associated with the inner reproductive anatomy. This project was made with support from the MIT Transmedia Storytelling Initiative, Rubenstein Art Center at Duke University, Duke Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies, Duke Center for Documentary Studies, Duke Health Humanities Lab