We have been and are going through a difficult health period. COVID-19 will have made us realize how vulnerable we are and how important our health is. The health sector is playing a more than major role in managing this crisis. For the reopening of AF, our cine club would like to focus the spotlight and honour the healthcare workers who are the heroes of this crisis – through 4 films on health and medicine.
Wednesday 07 October
Benjamin is meant to be a great doctor, he’s certain of it. But his first experience as a junior doctor in the hospital ward where his father works doesn’t turn out the way he hoped it would. Responsibility is overwhelming, his father is all but present, and his co-junior partner, a foreign doctor, is far more experienced than he is. This internship will force Benjamin to confront his limits… and start his way to adulthood.
Wednesday 14 October
Following a serious sports accident in a swimming pool, Ben, now an incomplete quadriplegic, arrives in a rehabilitation center. He meets other handicapped people (tetraplegics, paraplegics, traumatized crania), all victims of accidents, as well as one handicapped since early childhood. Between disability, despair and resignation, in the daily struggle to learn to move a finger or to hold a fork, some slowly find a little mobility while others receive the verdict of the handicap for life. Despite everything, hope and friendship help them endure their difficulties.
Wednesday 21 October
Every year, in France, thousands of students – mostly female – embark upon courses that will lead them to become nurses. Enrolled in Nursing Training Institutes, they will spend their time between lectures, practical exercises and internships. A difficult process during which they will have to acquire a great deal of knowledge, master numerous technical procedures and prepare themselves for heavy responsibilities. This film follows the ups and downs of an apprenticeship that will confront them, often at a young age, with human fragility, suffering, illness, the flaws in souls and bodies. It therefore talks about us all, about our humanity.
Wednesday 28 October
The daily routine of a doctor who treats refugees at a hospital in Paris.