[act-ma] 10/14 Salud the Film about Cuba's international health care efforts

July 26th Coalition info at july26.org
Thu Oct 4 07:53:13 PDT 2007

Boston Latin American Film Festival Presents

*¡Salud! / Connie Field / Documentary / USA, Cuba / 2006*

/*Co-presented by La Base Language School www.spanishclassesboston.com 

A feature documentary directed by Academy Award nominee Connie Field, 
¡Salud! spans three continents to portray the philosophy and health 
professionals that place Cuba on the map in the worldwide movement for 
health. ¡Salud! is a timely film about the competing values that mark 
the battle for global health. The film's camera travels to the Gambia, 
rural South Africa, Venezuela, coastal villages of Honduras and river 
settlements in the Amazon, where a Cuban is often the first doctor a 
poor community has ever seen and in some nations they stage entire 
health systems. ¡Salud! suggests both new approaches to developing the 
human resources critical to making healthcare a global birthright. The 
film examines the remarkable case of Cuba, a poor country with what the 
BBC calls one of the worlds best health systems, and explores Cuba's 
extensive global health initiatives. ¡Salud! accompanies some of the 
28,000 Cuban health professionals now staffing public health systems in 
over 60 countries. Their stories, and those of young medical 
students--now numbering 30,000--from the Americas, Africa and Asia 
studying in Cuba, challenge us to rethink the potential of international 
health cooperation. *www.saludthefilm.net <http://www.saludthefilm.net>*

Sunday, October 14, 4:30 PM  Harvard Film Archive *
Price: $8 http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/

*24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA*


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