Washington DC Film: Nov 23, 2015 ‘Revolutionary Medicine’

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Film: ‘Revolutionary Medicine’

November 23, 2015 5:00 PM

AFL-CIO 815 16th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20006

Co-hosted by AFL-CIO, Metro Washington Labor Council and National Nurses United
Introduction by Adrienne Pine, American University
Comments and discussion after the film by Dr. Luther Castillo

“Revolutionary Medicine: A Story of the First Garifuna Hospital” tells the story of a project to build a free and holistic healthcare system in Ciriboya, Colon, on Honduras’ Caribbean Coast. The hospital—run on solar energy, in a community without paved roads or electricity—has provided nearly half a million free consultations and offers an alternative to the increasingly privatized national health system in Honduras. Built and defended by the communities it serves, and led by the inspirational Dr. Luther Castillo, the project has become a symbol of Garifuna self-determination. 40 Minutes.

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