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.

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

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Direction

Hillie Molenaar
Joop Van Wijk

Production

Molenwiek Film

Coproduction

Animation World

Production manager
Writer
Cast
executive producer
Creative procer
photography

Melle van Essen

sound

Hens van Rooij

sound asst.
Music

Patricio Wang

editing

Leo de Boer

sound editing

KLINK, Amsterdam

Research
re-recording

Piet Lolkema

lab

Cineco

Special thanks

Geertruide Kortmann
Henny Zonderland