In 2009, the First Garifuna Hospital of Honduras was raided by the Honduran military as part of a coup d’état that ousted President Manuel Zelaya. Why was a hospital the target of such an action? The new feature-length documentary Revolutionary Medicine: A Story of the First Garifuna Hospital tells the story of a project to build a free and holistic healthcare system on Honduras’Caribbean coast. Built, administered and defended by the Afro-Caribbean Garifuna communities it serves, the hospital stands as an alternative to the country’s increasingly privatized healthcare system.
Since the 2009 coup, Canadian journalist and filmmaker Jesse Freeston has been providing unparalleled reporting on Honduran social movements for democratization and social justice.
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