Project Type
  • Documentary
  • Series
Running Time 8 x 23 minutes
Release Date January 9, 2009
Produced by:

Produced by Fort Greene Filmworks &
Left Hand Films for Al Jazeera English

Distributed by:

Al Jazeera English

Production Team:

Directors, Writers, Producers: Shareen Anderson and Lisa Henry
Director of Photography: Ian Miller
Cinematographers: Ian Miller, Shareen Anderson and Joe Oosthuizen
Sound Recordists: Zeblon Ngobese, Lebo Mawashwa, Sam Masemene
Offline Editors: Taku Kaskela and Karyn Bosch
Post Production Assistants: Palesa Sehlako, Ivy Sithole, Fallon Thompson,
Mishumo Mathivha, Paul da Costa
Music: Music Box
Music Supervisor: Taku Kaskela
Narrator: Lisa Henry
Opening Title Sequence and Graphics: Clint Corden
Online Editor: Bertus Kirsten
Final Audio Mix: Janno Müller and Tim Pringle, On Key Sound Studios
Online Facilities: Velvet Films
Stills Photographer: Lisa Henry
Executive Producer for Al Jazeera English: Mike Dillon

The series profiles “a day in the life” of the dedicated, but overworked doctors, staff, and nurses at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, located in the township of Soweto near Johannesburg, South Africa. Known as Bara by the locals, it is the world’s largest hospital and serves a community of five million people. Each episode follows the committed staff as they deal with the health and social issues plaguing the community, from HIV/AIDS to crime-inflicted injuries.


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