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
executive producer
Creative producer
Direction

Hillie Molenaar
Joop Van Wijk

Writer
Interviews
Research
Cast
Production design
photography

Melle van Essen

sound

Hens van Rooij

Music

Patricio Wang
Winanda van Vliet

editing

Leo de Boer

Sound design
re-recording

Piet Lolkema

Special thanks

Geertruide Kortmann
Henny Zonderland