Esta Todo Bien

Tuki Jencquel

Venezuela, Germany 2018, 70 min.

Documentary

Spoken language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

While the healthcare system in Venezuela comes crashing down, and millions of people flee the country, a doctor, a pharmacist, an activist and two cancer patients are trying to survive amidst the chaos. They face the daily dilemma of choosing to stay or flee. Activist Francisco Valencia puts his life on the line to distribute medicines illegally, but how long can he keep it up?

Synopsis

This remarkable and distressing documentary from Venezuela gives a face to the millions of people suffering in daily misery from the wretched state the country is in. There is a serious shortage of medicines and medical staff; the doctors who are still working see people suffering unnecessarily or even dying on a weekly basis. The film follows a pharmacist who has to send her clients away every day, a doctor still doing his residency who is barely managing to scrape by, two cancer patients who are desperately looking for medication, and an activist risking everything to help others get the medicines they need. In acting sessions, filmed in black and white, they play out the impossible daily dilemmas they have to face.

In 2018, activist Francisco Valencia received the Human Rights Award at the Canadian Embassy in Venezuela.

Está Todo Bien has been selected for the Activist competition and will be screened at Movies that Matter Festival 2019 (22-30 March, The Hague).

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Talkshows & debates

Está Todo Bien: Q&A with activist Efraím Vegas, doctor Claudia de Armas and director Tuki Jencquel

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 17:00

Q&A with activist Efraím Vegas, Venezuelan/Dutch doctor Claudia de Armas and director Tuki Jencquel about the medical crisis in Venzuela and the current state of the country.

Está Todo Bien: Introduction by Dolf van Muijen (Red Cross)

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 11:45

Introduction by Dolf van Muijen (Dutch Red Cross) about the challenges in faciliating aid to people on the flight

Está Todo Bien: Q&A with activist Efraím Vegas and director Tuki Jencquel

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 11:45

Latin America correspondent Edwin Koopman was in Venezuela recently and speaks about this with activist Efraím Vegas and director Tuki Jencquel.

Está Todo Bien: Q&A with activist Efraím Vegas and director Tuki Jencquel

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 16:45

Maarten Stoltz of Movies that Matter speaks with activist Efraím Vegas about his activism and with director Tuki Jencquel about making this film in Venezuela.

Está Todo Bien: Freedom Lecture by activist Efraím Vegas

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 19:30

After the film activist Efraím Vegas will give the Freedom Lecture about the current state of the country and the medical crisis.