Recent medical school graduate's documentary honored at international film festival

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Gretchen Berland left), a physician and award-winning documentary filmmaker, served as a mentor to medical student Michael Otremba as he made a film about the provision of medical care and human rights in Uganda. (Photo by Terry Dagradi)

Michael Otremba, who graduated from the Yale School of Medicine in 2012, won the award for best documentary feature in the second annual NYLA International Film Festival.

Otremba’s film, “Twero: The Road To Health,” explores the practice of many Ugandan doctors of detaining patients who are unable to pay their bills. “Twero” means “right to health” in Luo, one of the languages spoken in Uganda.

To learn more about Otremba and his documentary project, read the story “Medical care and human rights in Uganda” in Yale Medicine.

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