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Synopsis
Three 8-minute films: 1) FIGHTING AIDS: The thriving industrial town of Verkhnaya Salda has been devastated by an AIDS epidemic. Economic crisis has led to the total collapse of social welfare systems and the closure of hospitals and health centres, leaving only a few AIDS victims to take on the massive task of education, treatment and rehabilitation; 2) THE TWILIGHT DANCE: Set in an old people’s dance hall in Kiev, investigates why there are so many more old women than men, and why the life expectancy of men in the Ukraine has fallen so drastically over the last ten years, and continues to fall; 3) HOME FROM HOSPITAL: Follows the work of an Hungarian midwife, the first to operate outside the state system, who is publicly attacked and maligned by other doctors for her campaign to give pregnant women the choice of home deliveries rather than giving birth in Hungary’s understaffed, dehumanising state hospitals.
Series
Beyond Red
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 26 min.
Year of production
1999
Availability
Sale - see BEYOND RED; 1999 sale: £30.00 (+VAT inc. p&p) (UK education)
Subjects
Development studies
Keywords
AIDS; Eastern Europe; Hungary; midwifery; public health; Russia; Ukraine; welfare services

Sections

Title
Fighting AIDS

Title
Twilight dance, The

Title
Home from hospital

Production Company

Name

Television Trust for the Environment

Notes
Now known as TVE

Distributor

Name

TVE

Email
General email: tve@tve.org.uk.Sales and outreach: distribution@tve.org.uk
Web
http://tve.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 91 (11) 26 410 684
Address
46 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3QJ
Notes
TVE works with partners globally to produce films on environment and development issues, as well as health and human rights. Most of the 600 films are available for sale on DVD for educational use. Previously known as Television Trust for the Environment.

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