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Cinéma/TV
COURT Métrage | 2000
An Act of Faith: The Phelophepa Health Train
Titre original : Phelophepa health train
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Durée : 26 minutes
Genre : société
Type : documentaire

Français

An Act of Faith (Un acte de foi) raconte l’histoire du train Phelophepa [Good Clean Health (« Bonne santé propre »] qui voyage dans les zones éloignées de l’Afrique du Sud pour soigner les ruraux pauvres qui n’ont pas accès aux infrastructures de santé. Ce film chaleureux et drôle suit l’extraordinaire gérant du train, Lilian Cingo, l’équipe médicale, les étudiants et les patients durant 3 semaines en 1999.

Réal: Toni Strasburg

English

A group of health professionals spends nine months or each year touring the poorest and most remote areas of South Africa.

An Act of Faith tells the story of the Phelophepa [Good Clean Health] Train that travels to remote areas of South Africa bringing primary health care to impoverished rural people who do not have access to health facilities. This warm, humorous film follows the train’s extraordinary manager, Lilian Cingo, the medical staff, students and patients for 3 weeks during 1999.’We are like a big family’, laughs Christiaan Lintnaar the pharmacist’ and like all families we fight – but then we have to sit with the person over breakfast, lunch and dinner’.

SA 2000 26min Video
Dir: Toni Strasburg

Produced by Steven Markovitz
directed by Toni Strasburg. 2000

Country: South Africa
English and African languages with English voiceovers

Part 4 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people.

Series: Life (Bullfrog Films); 4


KEYWORDS
Globalization – Social aspects – Economic aspects – Medical care, 1994 – Community health aides – Volunteer workers in community health services – Public health – Dental care – Optometry – Mobile Health Units


FESTIVALS / AWARDS / SCREENINGS

2000 | Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival | CAPE TOWN, South Africa | www.encounters.co.za
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