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The Heart of a Migrant

Dr Amitava Banerjee invites viewers to join him on a personal journey of discovery

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on the 9 Jan, 2013

The Mandrake Films and Discovery Channel Specialist Factual pitch winner for 2012 was Dr Ami Banerjee, for his project Heart of a Migrant.

Amitava Banerjee is Clinical Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Birmingham and spends his time between clinical cardiology, research and teaching.

Ami qualified MBBCh from Oxford Medical School in 2002, where he was awarded the Radcliffe Prize for contribution to clinical school life. He trained as a junior doctor in Oxford, Newcastle, Hull and London, and took up his Clinical Lecturer post in Cardiology in Birmingham in March 2011.

Dr Amitava Banerjee invites viewers to join him on a personal journey of discovery, from Birmingham to India and back via Hull, to find out why and what might be done to improve the long-term health of migrant communities.

1 in 3 deaths are due to coronary heart disease, and if you’re a migrant you’re generally at even greater risk. The first in a three-part series will explore the relationships between migration and heart disease in South Asians in the UK.

The Specialist Factual New Talent Pitch gives new talent presenters from a range of disciplines the chance to show a panel of commissioning editors, producers and funders what they can do. Further info on Sheffield Docfest Website here.

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