An Act of Faith (Un acte de foi) raconte l'histoire du train Phelophepa [Good Clean Health ("Bonne santĂ© propre"] qui voyage dans les zones Ă©loignĂ©es de l'Afrique du Sud pour soigner les ruraux pauvres qui n'ont pas accĂ¨s aux infrastructures de santĂ©. Ce film chaleureux et drĂ´le suit l'extraordinaire gĂ©rant du train, Lilian Cingo, l'Ă©quipe mĂ©dicale, les Ă©tudiants et les patients durant 3 semaines en 1999.
RĂ©al: Toni Strasburg
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
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