Revolutionary Medicine, true to its title, is a provocative, 45-minute documentary by Beth Geglia, an independent, activist documentarian based in Washington D.C., and Jesse Freeston, a film maker based in Montreal, who had been a key member of the Real News Network.
Dr. Luther Harry Castillo, a Cuban-trained Garifuna doctor is our lively guide. He retraces the journey of the people of Ciriboya, a town in northeastern Honduras, to self-determination and empowerment, through the building of a community hospital. It is a heroic and inspiring struggle, told with intelligence, strength and humor, through the power of story, song and dance—and with an ever present historical context. The music of Aurelio Martinez and the Garifuna Soul Band provides the film’s ‘trilling wire.’