Isingiro hospital

short

documentary

(

1993

)

awards

Dutch Academy Award ('Golden Calf')
Best Documentary 1993

Description

Set in North West Tanzania ISINGIRO HOSPITAL is a subdued tale about fate and the daily struggle for survival.

The tiny rural hospital, located in one of the poorest and most isolated parts of Africa where malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS are endemic. Despite the remarkable efforts of the Tanzanian medical team, which manages to keep the hospital going in the worst conceivable circumstances, ISINGIRO HOSPITAL is not only a story about heroes. There are villains around as well.

Central character is Jessica, a 15 year old girl who has been raped, made pregnant and infected with AIDS.

* An estimated 24.5 million adults and children were living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa at the end of 2005 (6.1% of the total population). During that year, an estimated 2 million people died from AIDS. The epidemic has left behind some 12 million orphaned African children (9%). In Tanzania alone an estimated 1.4 million adults and children are living with aids of which 710.000 are women and 110.000 are children. About 1.1 million children are orphaned due to AIDS (Sources: UNAIDS report 2006).

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Direction

Hillie Molenaar
Joop Van Wijk

Production

Molenwiek Film

Coproduction
Production manager
photography

Melle van Essen

add. photography
sound

Hens van Rooij

sound asst.
Music

Patricio Wang

editing

Leo de Boer

sound editing
re-recording

Piet Lolkema

lab

Cineco