The Strongest Link (South Africa)

Filmed in the shanty towns of South Africa, this film shows how access to healthcare can make a real difference in the future of a family and a community.
Community healthcare workers are filling in the gaps in places where the healthcare system breaks down. The gaps, however, are overwhelming in the shantytowns of South Africa.
Bulewa Princess Cima, 28 years old, 6 months pregnant and diagnosed HIV+ does not want to wait for the Government or anyone else to help her.
After discovering her illness, Bulewla became an active member of ‘Self-Help’, a NGO set up to support women living in the townships. Bulewla’s keenest wish is to give birth to a healthy child…

In essence this Mother and Child’s story of hope in the midst of the daily struggle for survival is a metaphor for the hopes of all impoverished African women and children.

Producers: Alexandra Jansse & Joost van Loon 2005
Director and script: Paul King
Series director: Alexandra Jansse
Editors: in chief Babette Niemel,
Camera: Erik van Empel
Sound: Menno Euwe
Editor: Emile Bensdorp
Music composer: Orlando Gough

• A Dollar a Day” is broadcast in The Netherlands, India, USA, Japan, Canada, Sweden, Middle East, Africa, Belgium, Greece ea.
• Film festival China (Guangzhou); World Social Forum Nairobi 2007 Slum Cinema screenings.
• Distributed by Off The Fence and World Bank.
Outreach campaign and website by the Center of Global Development Washington with this series!
ThiemeMeulenhoff Publishers educational program for high schools GEO method with this series.
Location: South Africa, 2005
Themes HIV positive people, AIDS, Poverty, Antiretroviral drug, Africa Healthcare, Safe sex, SHAWCO, Sex education, Medicine.