A health project near Dacca is training illiterate and landless women metalwork and carpentry. They are employed in a pharmaceutical factory and offered the chance of a basic education. The factory itself makes essential drugs at low cost. Everyone, including doctors and paramedics, start the day by working on the land together, striving to make the project self sufficient in food. This perhaps provides a model for a new concept of health care.
Part of a series of films A Picture of Health which challenge the notion that ill-health is a matter of only individual concern and cure. It argues that it concerns not only the medical expert but also society and change must come through political action.
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