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The right to a healthy life

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Many of the world’s best surf destinations are remote and people in remote areas are often forgotten, as delivering services there is costly, time-consuming and requires serious efforts. SurfAid passionately believes that no matter where you live, you have a right to access quality basic services.

Filmmakers Michael Lawrence and David Kruta recently went to the Mentawai Islands and Nias, off Sumatra, Indonesia, to cover SurfAid’s field work in mother and child health, malaria, water and sanitation, and emergency preparedness.

Director/Exec. Producer: Michael Lawrence
DoP: David Kruta
Editors: Michael Lawrence & Maxwell Newman-Plotnick
Colorist: Jaime OBradovich @ Company 3
Sound Mixer: Ari Balouzian
Line Producer: Anne Wujits
Creative Director: Steve Ashby, Michael Lawrence
Script: Steve Ashby, Kirk Willcox, Michael Lawrence
Music: Youth Lagoon "Cannons", courtesy of Fat Possum Records & Trevor Powers
Shot on Location in Nias & The Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, Indonesia in February 2013

Thank you to the following staff members and communities:

MENTAWAI HEALTH (SeSe)
Anne Wuijts
Petra Vermeulen
Taufik Insani
Taufika Hardy
Syafril
Asteria Primananda
Kariaman Saogo
Nazaruddin
Hand-washing promotion was with the community of Maurau
Community of Kinumbuk

NIAS HEALTH (EHOWU)
Asrial
Richard Lokollo
Buteli Nazara
Nurita Mendrofa
Tuluswan Harefa

EPREP
Andri Zainul
Turmizi Ali
Mario Pattinasarane
Jhoni Sarogdog
Margus Saremurat
Sunaidi Patra
Community of Sioban

HILIDUHO COMMUNITY
Water Committee Hiliduho
Kader Posyandu Hiliduho
Puskesmas Hiliduho
Midwives Hiliduho
Pustu Mazingo
Community of Mazingo, Sisibalauru, Fadoro Lauru in Hiliduho

GOVERNMENT
Ministry of Health of Indonesia
Department of Health Promotion
District local governments of the Mentawai and Nias
Program funding assistance from the New Zealand Aid Programme

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