Dr. Olinda Timms is an Anesthesiologist and alumnus of Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore. Dr Timms has served as Consultant Anesthesiologist at mission and private hospitals in Bangalore since 1987. Her interest in Medical Ethics led to post graduate Diplomas in Medical Law and Ethics from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and in Bioethics from the Indian Council of Medical Research. She currently serves as Advisor of Bio-Medical Ethics at the Centre for Health Ecologies and Technology at IIACD. She is Chairperson of the Institution Ethics Committee of St Martha’s Hospital and Member of Institutional Review Board of Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Bangalore. Dr. Timms is an Adjunct Faculty of Research Ethics at CMC Vellore and Adjunct Professor in the Division of Health and Humanities at St Johns Research Institute, Bangalore. She has developed the curriculum on Medical Ethics for the IGNOU Bachelor of science course in Allied Health Sciences. She teaches and writes on Medical Ethics. Her publications include a book on Biomedical Ethics for undergraduate medical students and several newspapers and magazine articles.
Dr. Parvez Imam worked in Psychiatry at the Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP), Ranchi and Institute of Human Behavior & Allied Sciences, Delhi. His experiences during this time led him to move towards film-making. He had hoped to spread information about the people suffering with mental illnesses and generate awareness on mental illnesses in India. He began with script writing and working on short films for the science program, The Turning Point. Later he diversified and worked on a variety of film projects and subjects. Ever since he has produced many films about Disabilities, Mental Health, and other related issues for WHO-SEARO, Public Health Foundation of India, the Leprosy Mission and other organizations.
Dr. Imam is currently based in Switzerland and works as a visual artist and filmmaker.