Distributor:  Bullfrog Films
Length:  25 minutes
Date:  2000
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 7-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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Life - An Act of Faith

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A group of health professionals tours the most deprived regions of South Africa providing care.

Life - An Act of Faith

Lillian Cingo has one great luxury in her life -- a mini whirlpool to soak her sore feet. It's a small self-indulgence for a woman who spends all day on her feet, from dawn to dusk. Lillian's job is, literally, to keep her hospital on track. She's the manager of the Phelophepa health train that spends nine months each year touring the poorest, most remote areas of South Africa.

This Life program catches up with the train in the province of KwaZulu Natal, where there's just one doctor for every 4,000 people. With a full contingent of volunteer doctors, dentists, optometrists and health educators on board, the 'Good Clean Health Train' delivers quality health care to deprived rural communities.

'Take a ride on an extraordinary vehicle, and meet the endearing professionals who deliver medicine to South Africa's rural poor.' Timothy McGettigan, Professor of Sociology, University of Southern Colorado


Bronze Plaque, Columbus International Film and Video Festival


Main credits

Markovitz, Steven (film producer)
Strasburg, Toni (film director)
Richards, Jenny (film producer)
Gawin, Luke (film producer)
Lamb, Robert (editor of moving image work)
Cingo, Lillian (narrator)
Ntikinca, Magdaline (narrator)
Giles, Terence (narrator)
Denicker, Glyniss (narrator)
Lintnaar, Christian (narrator)
Coetzee, Lynette (narrator)

Other credits

Produced by Steven Markovitz; directed by Toni Strasburg; executive producer, Jenny Richards; series producer, Luke Gawin; series editor, Robert Lamb.

Distributor credits

Television Trust for the Environment

Toni Strasburg

Television Trust for the Environment
Toni Strasburg
Series Editor: Robert Lamb
Executive Producer: Jenny Richards
Series Producer: Luke Gawin

Docuseek2 subjects

South Africa
Public Health
Rural Studies
Economics of Health Care
Reproductive Rights
African Studies

Distributor subjects

African Studies
Developing World
Global Issues
Human Rights
Reproductive Rights
United Nations


; "An Act of Faith"; Bullfrog Films

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