Right to Health

The Right to Health

Understanding Children’s Right to Health

Health is vitally important for every human being in the world. What ever our differences may be, health is our most important commodity. A person in bad health cannot really live life to the fullest.

The principle characteristics of the right to health

Health is the state of physical, mental and social well-being and does not only mean an absence of illness or disease.

The right to health is closely linked to other fundamental human rights, most notably access to potable water and adequate hygiene.

The right to health includes access to health services

All children have the right to timely access to appropriate health services. This requires the establishment of a system to protect health, including access to essential medicine.

The realization of the right to health implies that each country will put in place health services that are available in any circumstance, accessible to everyone, of good quality and satisfactory (meaning they conform to medical ethics and are respectful of our biological and cultural differences.)

However, this does not mean that the country must guarantee good health to everyone. (see also: Distinction between the right to health and the right to good health)

The right to health also involves prevention and awareness campaigns

Prevention plays an essential role in maintaining public health, particularly children’s health. Health education and vaccinations prevent the spread of infectious disease.

Vaccinations are efficient because they are fairly inexpensive and they protect children against the risk of death and handicaps caused by the most common children’s diseases (tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus, leprosy, polio, whooping cough, measles.) In the long term, these vaccinations can even lead to the end of these diseases in a given country.

Vaccinating children, as well as awareness campaigns, can lead to a significant reduction in health risks. Additionally, spreading basic information about hygiene, nutritional needs, etc., as well as the circulation of simple illustrations reminding people of the fundamental rules are very efficient actions for informing populations and improving healthy behavior.

Additionally, it is important to inform the population about the harmful effects that child marriage or Female genital mutilation have on children’s health.

Children’s right to health

For children, the right to health is vital because they are vulnerable beings, more at risk to illness and health complications. When children are spared from disease, they can grow into healthy adults, and in this way, contribute to the development of dynamic and productive societies.

The right for children to enjoy the best possible state of health

Children require extra attention in order to enjoy the best possible health. This allows them to develop properly during their childhood and teenage years.

At every step of their physical and mental development, children have specific needs and different health risks. Additionally, a newborn is more vulnerable and more exposed to certain diseases than a young child or teenager (i.e. infectious disease, malnutrition.)

On the other hand, a teenager, due to his or her habits and behavior, are exposed to other kinds of risks (sexual health, mental health, alcohol and drug use etc.)

Generally, a child who benefits from appropriate health care will enjoy a better state of health during the stages of childhood and can become a healthy adult.

Pre and Postnatal Health care.

The right to children’s health also includes pre and postnatal care for mothers.

A newborn will have a much lower chance of survival if the mother dies due to complications from pregnancy or childbirth.

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RERUNS»

The Very Best of reRun’s 1st Year!
2-For-1 Double Features, One Week Only!

*** Filmmakers in person at all screenings on Tuesday (8/30), Wednesday (8/31), Thursday (9/1) ***

«reRun RERUNS» is a week-long sampler of programming highlights in champagne celebration of reRun’s 1st anniversary. Scheduled as themed 2-for-1 double features, the series will include our favorite films since July 2010 (acclaimed DIY indies! music docs! avant-garde fare!), special guests in person, online drink specials, and late-summer shenanigans. «reRun RERUNS» screens August 26 – September 1.

Come early for liquor & snacks inside the theater

Audrey the Trainwreck, 0s & 1s

AUDREY THE TRAINWRECK (Friday 8/26, 7pm) – CANCELED DUE TO IRENE!

Dir. Frank V. Ross. With Anthony Baker, Alexi Wasser, Danny Rhodes, Jess Weixler, Nick Offerman. 85mins.

[Watch the trailer] The film that launched reRun! A critical favorite at SXSW 2010, this slyly comic Chicago-set drama from the director of PRESENT COMPANY and HOHOKAM is about attempting to keep one’s existence simple (and the innate beauty of such absurd pursuits), as seen through «an incisive portrait of the suburban working-class» (Karina Longworth, THE VILLAGE VOICE).

 

«A scruffy, tender but very funny romance… Ross is something of an indie Robert Altman, with his huge cast of characters and plaited strands of dialogue, and he has a sharp and comic eye for intimacy, domesticity, and practicality.»
– Richard Brody, THE NEW YORKER

 

0S & 1S
(Friday 8/26, 10pm) – CANCELED DUE TO IRENE!
Dir. Eugene Kotlyarenko. With Morgan Krantz, Alexi Wasser, Jeremy Blackman. 86mins.

[Watch the trailer]
 
Pronounced «Zeros and Ones,» Kotlyarenko’s savvy feature debut is a hip and visually audacious comedy about our obsession and overreliance on the very screen you’re looking at now. Boasting an awesome indie soundtrack (No Age, Ariel Pink, Wavves, Mika Miko) and clever digital effects, 0S & 1S «may be the ultimate has-to-be-seen-more-than-once movie» (Neil Genzlinger, THE NEW YORK TIMES).

«Smartly made and completely funny! Does a tremendous job of capturing the hysteria of social media.»
– Lena Dunham, director of TINY FURNITURE

 

St. Nick, General Orders No. 9

ST. NICK
(Monday 8/29, 7pm)
Dir. David Lowery. With Tucker Sears, Savannah Sears, Barlow Jacobs. 101mins total.

[Watch the trailer] Winner of a Grand Jury prize at the AFI Dallas International Film Festival and a cult hit at SXSW, Sarasota and Maryland, Lowery’s mysterious adventure is a haunting and lovely portrait of childhood set on the stark plains of Texas. The film screens with Lowery’s PIONEER (Best Narrative Short winner at SXSW 2011), starring actor-musician-iconoclast Will Oldham as a father who tells his little boy the most epic bedtime story ever.

«This is a film that keeps going — in your head as you think about what was going on, in the car on the way home as you talk about what may have really been going on.»
– Tom Maurstad, THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS

 

GENERAL ORDERS NO. 9
(Monday 8/29, 10pm, STAY FOR FREE AFTER «ST. NICK»)
Dir. Robert Persons. Documentary. 72mins.

[Watch the trailer]
 
A dazzling cinematic experience that breaks from the constraints of the documentary form to contemplate the signs of loss and change in the American South. The stunning culmination of over eleven years’ work, Persons’ feature debut marries experimental filmmaking with an accessible, naturalist sensibility that «makes Malick look like a shot of straight Hollywood» (Michael Tully, HAMMER TO NAIL).

«Coming seemingly out of nowhere… rewards repeated viewings… A true original.»
– Robert Koehler, VARIETY

 

Loveless, Gabi on the Roof in July

LOVELESS
(Tuesday 8/30, 7pm, FILMMAKERS IN PERSON)
Dir. Ramin Serry. With Andrew Von Urtz, Cindy Chastain, Genevieve Hudson-Price, Scott Cohen. 92mins.

[Watch the trailer] 
Our most popular film to date is the long-awaited second feature from Serry (whose debut MARYAM was given «two thumbs up» by Ebert & Roeper), a wryly funny comedy about a commitment-phobic New York City bachelor in crisis. Carrying the film with a rare combination of wit, intelligence and emotional complexity, newcomer Von Urtz stars as a would-be filmmaker with the slippery soul of a con artist.

«Dryly hilarious! At times, LOVELESS recalls Martin Scorsese’s AFTER HOURS in its blend of black comedy and inchoate yearning. Watch for Serry; he is a genuine talent, with a sidewinding sense of humor and an affection for his characters. Even the jerks.»
– Michael Phillips, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

 

GABI ON THE ROOF IN JULY
(Tuesday 8/30, 10pm, FILMMAKERS IN PERSON, STAY FOR FREE AFTER «LOVELESS»)
Dir. Lawrence Michael Levine. With Sophia Takal, Levine, Louis Cancelmi, Kate Lyn Sheil, Lena Dunham. 99mins.

[Watch the trailer] 
A caustically funny yet sincere portrait of young New York and the misguided hopefuls who can’t afford to live there but do anyway. Levine’s assured, character-driven comedy about ex-girlfriends, sibling rivalry and whipped cream is «sharply observed. Talented performers have developed credible characters and realistic scenes of life among the young and confused in bohemian Brooklyn» (Mike Hale, THE NEW YORK TIMES).

«Levine deploys a poised eye and witty dialogue that sticks like a needle left sitting on a cushion… Wisely observant of human nature as it bounces between its leads, GABI evokes Woody Allen with a more generous heart (and a lot more casual nudity).»
– Steve Dollar, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

 

NY Export Opus Jazz, The Family Jams

NY EXPORT: OPUS JAZZ
(Wednesday 8/31, 7pm, FILMMAKER IN PERSON)
Dir. Henry Joost and Jody Lee Lipes. Documentary. 74mins.

[Watch the trailer] An ambitious, sexy and jaw-droppingly gorgeous adaptation of Jerome Robbins’ beloved «ballet in sneakers,» Joost and Lipes’ SXSW Audience Award winner is «austere in purpose and yet lush and expansive in execution, suffused with summer heat and Terrence Malick cinematic light» (James Wolcott, VANITY FAIR). The screening will include JEROME ROBBINS’ BALLETS: USA, a never-before-seen documentary commissioned by the State Department in 1958.

«Oozing seductive passion, sorrowful yearning, and playful joy, OPUS JAZZ is a brief but striking film that demonstrates the capacity of art (be it dance, music, or cinema) to speak volumes without saying a word.»
– Nick Schager, THE VILLAGE VOICE

 

THE FAMILY JAMS
(Wednesday 8/31, 10pm, FILMMAKER IN PERSON, STAY FOR FREE AFTER «OPUS JAZZ»)
Dir. Kevin Barker. Documentary. 81mins.


[Watch the trailer]
 
An evocative rock-n-roll portrait of youthful possibility, THE FAMILY JAMS catches three musical acts (Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, and Vetiver’s Andy Cabic), at the fleeting moment when they transcended the world they built for themselves and everyone else took notice. Featuring appearances and performances by Antony and the Johnsons, Espers, Meg Baird, The Pleased and Linda Perhacs.

«[CRITICS’ PICK!] THE FAMILY JAMS may not ever attain the stature of, say, a concert film like DA Pennebaker’s DONT LOOK BACK. But it should, as a record of musicians in youthful flower, sharing a loose, heartfelt camaraderie and lack of pretension.»
– Andy Webster, THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

Modern Love is Automatic, Vacation

MODERN LOVE IS AUTOMATIC
(Thursday 9/1, 7pm, FILMMAKERS IN PERSON)
Dir. Zach Clark. With Melodie Sisk, Maggie Ross, Carlos Bustamante. 93mins.

[Watch the trailer] Mischievously deadpan and deliciously perverse, Clark’s no-wave comedy follows the secret exploits of a bored nurse who becomes drawn into a seedy world of lonely men, cheap motel rooms, whips and chains. «It’s all kind of addictive,» says THE NEW YORK TIMES‘ Neil Genzlinger. «Mr. Clark lands you, and his characters, at a place you weren’t expecting.»

«The schizo theatrics, professionally assured performances, and a too-rare funniness here make for absorbing and refreshing viewing.»
– Justin Stewart, THE L MAGAZINE

 

VACATION!
(Thursday 9/1, 10pm, FILMMAKERS IN PERSON, STAY FOR FREE AFTER «MODERN LOVE…»)
Dir. Zach Clark. With Trieste Kelly Dunn, Melodie Sisk, Maggie Ross, Lydia Hyslop. 95mins.


[Watch the trailer]
 
Clark’s follow-up to MODERN LOVE IS AUTOMATIC is an existential beach party movie about life, death, sex, drugs and other shit that totally fucks you up. When four college friends reunite for a girls’ week at the beach, it’s all bikinis, piña coladas and dance parties at first. But the fun soon fades away in this «edgy cocktail laced with longing and nihilism… The vision is utterly contemporary» (Mike Goodridge, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL).

«Sex and death and music haven’t got stuck in the same blender quite like this since Kenneth Anger last put his camera down.»
– Tim Hayes, CRITICS NOTEBOOK

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NY EXPORT: OPUS JAZZ
(Wednesday 8/31, 7pm, FILMMAKER IN PERSON)
Dir. Henry Joost and Jody Lee Lipes. Documentary. 74mins.
[Watch the trailer] An ambitious, sexy and jaw-droppingly gorgeous adaptation of Jerome Robbins’ beloved «ballet in sneakers,» Joost and Lipes’ SXSW Audience Award winner is «austere in purpose and yet lush and expansive in execution, suffused with summer heat and Terrence Malick cinematic light» (James Wolcott, VANITY FAIR). The screening will include JEROME ROBBINS’ BALLETS: USA, a never-before-seen documentary commissioned by the State Department in 1958.
«Oozing seductive passion, sorrowful yearning, and playful joy, OPUS JAZZ is a brief but striking film that demonstrates the capacity of art (be it dance, music, or cinema) to speak volumes without saying a word.»
– Nick Schager, THE VILLAGE VOICE4951781/nyexportopusjazzthefamilyjams.jpg