Tu 06/19: BloomScreen presents: Salud! – Cuba and Global Health

Tuesday, June 19th at 7:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate June as Caribbean American Heritage Month with a film which looks at what Cuba can teach the U.S. about Health Care…

¡Salud! – What Puts Cuba on the Map in the Quest for Global Health (2006, 93 min), by Connie Field – highlights the international dimension of Cuba’s medical activism and what it has meant for developing and poor countries around the world.

A timely examination of human values and the health issues that affect us all, ¡Salud! looks at the curious case of Cuba, a cash-strapped country with what the BBC calls ‘one of the world’s best health systems.’ From the shores of Africa to the Americas, !Salud! hits the road with some of the 28,000 Cuban health professionals serving in 68 countries, and explores the hearts and minds of international medical students in Cuba — now numbering 30,000, including nearly 100 from the USA. Their stories plus testimony from experts around the world bring home the competing agendas that mark the battle for global health—and the complex realities confronting the movement to make healthcare everyone’s birth right.

The screening will be followed by audience discussion and Q&A.

*Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds support BloomBars. Free organic popcorn.

BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers, experts, and other guests.

Directions: The location is 7 minutes walking distance from the Columbia Heights METRO Station , and a couple of local parking garages – Target and Giant. Street parking is available on 11th St and on Kenyon St – directly adjacent to Harriet Tubman Elementary School.