[TimorLesteStudies] Fwd: Melbourne screening - documentary East Timor - Cuba medical program

Vannessa Hearman vhearman at unimelb.edu.au
Sat Jun 14 15:54:11 EST 2008

*Invitation: Film Screening
A film about how the people of two countries, East Timor and Cuba are
working together to build a health system
The Doctors of Tomorrow
* Thursday 3rd July, 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
All welcome
Inquiries: 9639 8622 or 0407 023672 (Vannessa)
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