Film Film

ABC Africa

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7302.1609/a (Published 30 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1609
  1. Nicholas Sargent, specialist registrar in ophthalmology
  1. Northampton General Hospital

    Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

    Mk2 Diffusion, on release later this year

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    Current estimates suggest that as many as 1.6 million children in Uganda have been orphaned by AIDS. This feature length documentary movingly portrays the plight of such children. It puts a human face on a tale of tragic enormity, taking us through orphanages and hospitals, across war-torn landscapes and past shell torn homes.

    Originally intended as a pre-production research exercise, the film is shot entirely with handheld digital video cameras. It opens with a faxed …

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