• Original Title: Salud Sin Papeles
  • Year: 2017
  • Duration: 84 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Subtitle: Malay

Film Director(s)

Juan Freitez

Film Synopsis:

Sparked by backlash to a neo-nazi rally and anti-immigrant laws, a group of activists organize their community to build Phoenix Allies for Community Health, a free clinic for undocumented immigrants. Follow nurse and social activist Jason Odhner as he journeys to the crossroads of a national debate over healthcare and immigration. ‘Salud Sin Papeles : Health Undocumented’ delves into the heart and history of the clinic, and the poignant stories of patients illuminate the struggles of the marginalized undocumented community. The film highlights how the clinic and its volunteers have worked, one patient at a time, to make a dent in a problem that has plagued our country for decades. Exploring how health care disparities perpetuate poverty, the film models a grassroots movement that can be replicated to effect change in other communities.


Freedom Talk: Heathcare: Who cares?

A rights-based approach to health requires that health policy and programmes must prioritize the needs of those furthest behind first towards greater equity, a principle that has been echoed in the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Universal Health Coverage.

The right to health must be enjoyed without discrimination on the grounds of race, age, ethnicity or any other status.

And there should be meaningful participation from national stakeholders – including non-state actors such as non-governmental organizations – are meaningfully involved in all phases of programming: assessment, analysis, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

This Freedom Talk will feature healthcare activists who will share their motivation and experiences of organising such initiatives, what it really takes, and the cooperation and suppport needed from the government and other players to ensure that the best care reach the people who most need it.


Film Screening

Date: 6 October 2018
Time: 10.30 am - 1.30 pm
Session: 29

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