Event – Film night “The Doctors of Tomorrow” – 3 July
Please find information about the screening + discussion with the producer, Tim Anderson. A fascinating topic which illustrates the many different aspects of sustainability – health, community and action – by people who have much less wealth than we do in Australia and yet somehow achieve the extraordinary.
â€˜The Doctors of Tomorrow- A film about how the people of two countries, East Timor and Cuba are working together to build a health system.
Thursday July 3: 7pm
Victoria University City Campus, Room 11.01 (11th floor), 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne.
Organised by Green Left Weekly and Victoria University Community Development Students’ Association – in cooperation with Tim Anderson.
Cuba’s international medical missions are world famous and form a key part of its cooperation with other countries of the Global South. Australia’s nearest neighbour, East Timor currently has 300 volunteer Cuban health workers (220 of them doctors), who have been playing an important role in helping build the country’s health system.
As part of Cuba’s commitment towards sustainability, 850 Timorese students are studying medicine in Cuba and in East Timor under Cuban medical trainers and with scholarships provided by the Cuban government. This documentary features interviews with some of those Timorese students studying at the biggest medical college on earth. From 2010 onwards, these 850 young people will begin to take control of their country’s health system.
Filmed in East Timor and Cuba, this film was produced by Tim Anderson, activist, filmmaker and academic. Discussion with Tim Anderson will follow the screening.
Entry by donation
Inquiries: 9639 8622 or 0407 023672 (Vannessa)