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Creative Industry promotes Right to Health in Maputo

As part of the preparation of the II International Conference on Social Determinants of Health and the Campaign “ACTIVA-TE For the Right to Health”, medicusmundi and the Alliance for Health held in the city and province of Maputo, from July 21 to September 22, 2022, the 2nd International Film Festival on Health and Rights.

This second film festival, this year entitled “ACTIVA-TE”, aimed to contribute to the education and awareness of citizens and authorities on “Activism and the Right to Health”, in the areas of Right to Health, Obstetric Violence, Improvement of GBV Services, Users Rights and Duties, Sexual Diversity and Positive Masculinities. At the Film Festival, national and international films were shown, followed by debates with spectators and the community, guests, and specialists in the areas of health and gender, mainly.


In this 2nd Film Festival, there were shown the following films: "WOMAN", directed by Raúl de La Fuente; the “Series Activa-te”, directed by Case Graphics and medicusmundi; “Duda”, directed by Carol Lobo; "Calças", by the director Paulo Guambe; "Dona Mônica", by Yuri Ceuninck; “Entre os ombros", by the director Carolina Castilho; and "Intervalo", by Nelson Mabuie and Mariamo Mabuie. In the total of the 8 sessions held, more than 300 people were present.

The audience reached consisted mainly of members of civil society organizations, government, students, teachers, researchers, and the general public made up of people residing in the city of Maputo and surroundings.

The ACTIVA-TE Film Festival was held with the financial support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), under the terms of Agreement 18-CO1-1096 «Improving the health of the population, with a focus on its Social and special Determinants focus on nutrition, through the strengthening of Primary Health Care as the best strategy to guarantee the Right to Health and the collaboration of civil society, research institutions and the SNS». The content of this news is the sole responsibility of medicusmundi and the Alliance for Health and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of AECID.