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government bodies, private sector institutions and civil society organisations.
Encounters, Africa's most prestigious documentary festival, returns to Cape Town and Johannesburg from 7-24 June 2012.
Healers, a documentary about Umthombo Youth Development Foundation, which won the Mail and Guardian Investing in Life Award.
Directed by Thomas Barry, Healers is the feel good story of how a doctor and a matron at a rural South African hospital in KwaZulu Natal started a groundbreaking scholarship programme to enable local youth to qualify as healthcare professionals. When Dr. Andrew Ross and Elda Nsimbini were faced with the crisis of losing five doctors, they established a mentorship programme that identified the best students in the district. Years on, they are reaping the fruits of their efforts and have pioneered a path many rural hospitals should follow – helping rural youth become the healthcare professionals needed by their hospitals.
You can watch the trailer at http://vimeo.com/43043823
For more information, visit www.encounters.co.za