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By Thierry Michel

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This film will show the radioscopy of an African hospital and present a coverage of the functions and dysfunction’s associated with the hospital which specific culture is resulting from one century of colonisation and 25 years of independence.


Thierry Michel is actually making his locations in a variety of countries: Angola, Senegal, Ivory Coaust, and Guinea.  After that, he will chose one specific hospital and concentrate on this one to understand all of the aspects of the life.  He then will  choose some characters representatif of the social, human and political dimensions of the hospital dailing life.

A coproduction Les Films de la Passerelle, Zeaux Productions, Médecins Sans Frontières, Image Création, RTBF, CBA. With the participation of Canal+, la BRTN. With the support of Communauté Française de Belgique, la Commission Européenne, l'AGCD. With the collaboration of l'ONACIG, DOCUMENTARY, le CNC, la PROCIREP, le Ministère de la Coopération et du Développement. 

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Year : 1996
Duration: 85' & 59'
Language: French 
Screenplay & Direction: Thierry Michel

Cinematography: Luc Frisson
Sound: Pierre Mertens
Editing: Marine Deleu
Music: Marc Herouet

Christine Pireaux - Les Films de la Passerelle
Leon Desclozeaux
Martine Barbe
Christiane Philippe

Festival Selections (30)
View of the Docs - Marseille 
Sheffield International Documentary Festival
International Festival of Ethnographic Film
Namur International French-Speaking Festival
Contemporary African Diaspora Film Festival - New York 12/96
Amascaltura International Cinema Meetings
Carthage Cinematographic Days
Malaga Unicaja Film Festival
Traces of Life - Vic le Comte
Black Movie - Geneva
Freiburger Film Forum
Film Festival & Human Rights - Erstein Strasbourg
Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival Toronto
Milano Festival Cinema Africano
San Francisco Film Festival
Views of Africa Montreal
International Documentarfilmfestival - Munchen
Media North/South  Geneva 
African Film Festival
Forum Cannes Festival - Cannes  
Filmobidos - Obidos
Film Forum - Freiburg
IDA Los Angeles
Neighbors 98" Tel Aviv
Health Film Festival – Aurillac
International Medical Film Festival
Awards (6)

★ Prize for Best European Documentary Producer - View of the Marseille Docs

★ Golden Spire Winner - Golden Gate Awards

★ Prize for Best International Documentary & Best Film of the Festival Award - Toronto International Documentary Festival Hot Docs

★ IDA Award in the feature documentary category - Festival International Documentary Association of Los Angeles

★ Jury Prize & Grand Prize of the Festival - International Health Film Festival in Aurillac

★ Prize for Best Health Education Film - International Festival of

Medical and health film from Liège

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