- South African film Doc-U-Mentally will be released globally on Monday, via Amazon, iTunes and Google Play
- Junior Doctors are forced to work 30 hour shifts in government hospitals
- International agent, Journeyman Film’s, takes on the film to international viewing
South African made film “Doc-U-Mentally” will go global on Monday, by means of Amazon, iTunes and Google Play.
The film showcases the unfair working environments of junior doctor’s face in South Africa. They are expected to work 30 hour shifts and still provide proper health care. Five Doctors from five different cultures on call were followed aroud rural KwaZulu- to showcase the intensity of their jobs and emotional strength needed to endure such unfair expectations.
Nicole Jennings, spokesperson for Pharma Dynamics said: “We believed in the message of the film from the word go and knew it would serve as a strong catalyst for change by giving viewers a glimpse of the kind of trauma and mayhem medical interns are exposed to in SA.”
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Junior doctors are put under immense pressure, the documentary shows how what more than 5 000 junior doctors have to face every day in government hospitals every day!
Francois Wahl, is the proud director and producer of the film. Wahl expressed his gratitude that the film was picked by the international agent, Journeyman Films. Belief is that, having the film available on a global scale, will also help give a voice to doctors, not only in South Africa, but in other countries too, who are facing similar circumstances.
National Department of Health spokesperson Popo Maja, was asked to comment on the film and he simply said he was not aware of the global release of Doc-U-Mentally.
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