TUFH Documentaries

July 23, 2021, from 5 – 7 AM UTC+0 at TUFH2021

Multiple health realities: Converge during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Amuzgo region of Guerrero, in Mexico


Authors: Francisco Antonio Ramírez Rojas, María Guadalupe Ramírez Rojas, Ever Sánchez Osorio, Santiago Iván Ramírez Nava


Country: México

Sub-Theme: Innovative Ways for Community Mobilization and Engagement of Stakeholders

Agenda at TUFH 2021: July 23, 2021, from 5 – 7 AM UTC+0

The disease health processes faced by different populations due to different contexts and realities, is an analysis that must be done from the perspective of its key actors, showing and trying to portray the social determinants of health, in three municipalities of the Amuzga region of Guerrero is the objective of the present short. The predominance in this region of the indigenous population and traditional medicine, with the recent COVID-19 pandemic, caused a cultural clash in many aspects and levels of the daily life of the population of the Amuzga region, before which all realities were forced to converge in the face of the inexorable arrival of the global pandemic. Issues such as disease perception, care and prevention of contagion, treatment of patients, and deaths by COVID-19 have particular population readings. Through interviews, with key players and images captured on-site, this short allows showing as, before contingencies such as that experienced with COVID-19, the plans must consider rural and semi-rural areas and not only urban ones, as well as the importance of contemplating culturally different and diverse areas, as well as identifying the determinants of the health of the populations and their possible protective factors.

The Power of Their Story: The Untold Story of Ugandan Folk In the Wake of The Novel COVID 19 Pandemic


Authors: Mariam I Iculet Arikosi, David Okiror

Organization: Students’ One Health Innovation Club – Mbarara University of Science and Technology

Country: Uganda

Sub-Theme: Community-Based Education for Health and Social Care Students

Agenda at TUFH 2021: July 23, 2021, from 5 – 7 AM UTC+0

The Power of Their Story is a documentary film about Ugandan folk in the wake of the novel COVID-19 pandemic, that includes, the Students One Health Innovation Club MUST students, front-line clinicians, a COVID-19 survivor, district health teams, community members, and persons living with disabilities.
Their powerful experiences blended strongly, with the daunting impact the pandemic disparagingly wedged on our generation.
The objectives were to bring to light people’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, record the response of SOHIC-MUST to the pandemic and illustrate the impact of COVID-19 on different categories of people.
This documentary was made using video scenes, photographs, and sound of real people and events related to COVID–19 which after being edited together created a compelling story, viewpoint, message, and experience of the participants containing the experiences of local recovered COVID -19 victims, stories of students during the lock-down, stories of community members, clinicians’ experiences during this pandemic and the activities of the SOHIC–MUST against COVID -19.
Through the insights of the people in this documentary, the experiences of many were brought to the world in very real ways with the potential to create emotional connections through human stories. The impact of these audio and visual components supports the viewers’ knowledge retention while forming universal connections across time, place, and cultures. Now more than ever, we need stories to help us understand and connect amidst locked down worlds while creating awareness for global issues as seen through communities in Mbarara.

"Dealing with a Distressed Child" - Teaching Empathy to School Teachers through a Simulated Scenario


Authors: Anuradha Rathnayake, Amila Jayasinghe, Rasnayaka Mudiyanse, Chaminda Weerasiriwardhana, Sajith Edirisinghe, Ramya Ekanayaka, Punchinilamee Meegaswatte, Kanthi Hettigoda, Indira Madanayake, Ranjith Kumarasiri, Nimal Wijetunga

Organization: University of Peradeniya

Country: Sri Lanka

Sub-Theme: Innovative Ways for Community Mobilization and Engagement of Stakeholders

Agenda at TUFH 2021: July 23, 2021, from 5 – 7 AM UTC+0

Empathy is a core skill needed to be practiced for developing a socially civilized person; however, it is challenging to teach. Experiential learning is preferred over didactic lectures in teaching empathy. UNESCO Sri Lanka explored the possibility of applying simulated scenarios replacing experiential learning to teach empathy among school teachers.

A Simulated conversation between a teacher and a distressed school girl was developed to improve the application of ten empathetic competencies. “ Vishaka is a high-performing grade 11 student who is stressed due to his father’s authoritarian behavior. Farther comes drunk every day, checks her homework, finds errors, and blames Vishaka and her mother. Last night the same happened. Vishaka was devastated, ripped off her notebook in anger, attended the class the next day with homework. As Vishaka is keen on studies, it was very unusual for her attendance without homework. The teacher noticed the difference and initiated the conversation”.

The way of addressing the situation was demonstrated with the empathetic approach. Developing trust, attentive, empathetic listening was conducive for an engaged conversation. Collaborative planning to address parents and suggest finishing homework later helped to settle emotions. Segments of the same scenario were replayed to demonstrate attentive silence and selective listening.

Empathetic competencies revealed in the scenario were discussed, and participants were invited to perform the same scenario as small groups. Learner engagement was highly satisfied, and feedback from learners revealed utilizing learning opportunities with experiential learning is a better way of application of empathy education.

Mino-bimaadiziwin - Achieving the Good Life, through Compassion


Authors: Jonny Grek, Becky Shorrock, Jen Carlson, 

Organization: Compassionate Kenora

Country: Canada

Sub-Theme: Innovative Ways for Community Mobilization and Engagement of Stakeholders

Agenda at TUFH 2021: July 23, 2021, from 5 – 7 AM UTC+0

Compassionate Kenora began as a Facebook group in direct response to the hostile fear-mongering attitudes towards the local drug-using homeless population. The purpose was to encourage the people of Kenora to be part of a productive and compassionate solution and to use the platform as a safe space to raise your voice. 
As the Facebook group grew, so did our recognition that those experiencing homelessness needed more than just healthcare services; they needed meaningful ways to spend their time as well as creating meaningful connections with other human beings. The community grew from within, and dedicated themselves to the idea of radical inclusiveness and providing culturally appropriate health care and life support to anyone who needs it in a safe space – to help us all achieve Mino-bimaadiziwin, the standard for living the Good Life.
We have provided an opportunity for marginalized citizens and their relatives to have a voice and to share their desires, fears, and hopes, and to tell their stories. Through this channel, participants have led workshops in health advocacy, tiny home design, and media skills training. We have built the capacity of 5 individuals experiencing homelessness to be employed as peer support workers. The homeless street family determined their own guiding principles for the service, with harm reduction and the seven grandfather teachings of Anishinaabe culture at its core. All of this has been approached through a Compassionate lens – approaching all we do with awareness and a willingness to learn and love.