Alter Ego
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Alter Ego
Shot between 1983 and 1985, this engaging documentary follows the trials and tribulations of a young Dutch psychiatrist, Dr. Joop van Wijk, as he tries to set up a hospital and garner patients in a West African country. Obstacles are strewn in his path like debris after a tornado: there are not enough materials to either build or furnish the hospital, once it is built, the patients have no transportation to get there, once they get there, they have no interpreters to explain to "Dr. Joop" what their problem is. And sometimes when they manage to explain that they have "wind in… More

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