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Health in Bhutan

Hans Wessing, Denmark, 2000

74 min.DK/Documentary

It is more important to promote the gross-national happiness than to increase the gross-national production. That's the way the Bhutanese king formulated a prospective vision for his country in an address before the United Nations. Buddhism plays a great role in Bhutan, and in the government's overall strategy, development is defined as being spiritual, emotional and economic well being. The Danish collaboration in the form of extended foreign aid with Bhutan's health care service system is coming up for evaluation after seven years of assistance. So, the evaluation-secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs took charge of dispatching a team of impartial and critical international experts to Bhutan. The film follows the course of the evaluation team's work and, at the same time, offers an exceptional insight into the mountain country's culture and health care program, which combines traditional methods of treatment with modern medicine.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Sundhed på Bhutanesisk
Danish title Sundhed på Bhutanesisk
Other titles En evaluering af den danske bistand, Health in Bhutan
Keywords Asia, Bhutan, Developing countries, 2000-2009, Health policy, Health care
Director Hans Wessing
Screenplay Hans Wessing
Director of Photography Hans Wessing
Editor Jens Bidstrup
Composer Kim Menzer
Production country Denmark
Production companies Wessing Film og TV
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
Technical info color
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Wessing Film og TV
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut

Direction

Direction Hans Wessing

Script

Script Hans Wessing

Production

Production Hans Wessing

Cinematography

Cinematography Hans Wessing

Editing

Editing Jens Bidstrup

Music

Music Kim Menzer

Voiceover

Voiceover Lars Thiesgaard

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