Isingiro Hospital

short

documentary

(

1993

)

awards

Utrecht, 1993 Dutch Academy Award ('Golden Calf'),
Best Short Documentary

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's a villain around as well.
A central character is Jessica, a 15 year old girl who has been raped, made pregnant and infected with AIDS.

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Production

Molenwiek Film

Coproduction

Joop de Jong
IKON

executive producer

Joop Van Wijk

Creative producer
Direction

Hillie Molenaar
Joop Van Wijk

Writer

Peter van Wijk

Cast

Martijn Oversteegen as Lex
(as themselves):
Djoeke, Jan, Michael
Cees, Sicco, Carien
Peter and Esther
Burhan Çakular
Artam Sezinbil

Production design
photography

Melle van Essen

sound

Hens van Rooij

Music

Patricio Wang
Winanda van Vliet

editing

Leo de Boer

Research
re-recording

Piet Lolkema

lab

Cineco

Special thanks

Geertruide Kortmann
Henny Zonderland