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ISNTD Festival Showcase | Film

Agony of the Night - መሸ መከራዬ

NIHR 5S Foundation, Eyerusalem Kassahun, Dereje Wonde, Alemu Tesfaye

The poignant documentary film "The Agony of the Night" by independent Ethiopian filmmaker Eyerusalem Kassahun from the NIHR 5S Foundation and Dereje Wonde, a PhD researcher and lecturer of sociology at Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia, tells the story of people in northwestern Ethiopia affected by scabies and the health workers treating them, charting their common struggle with, at night, the constant itch triggered by scabies infestations and, in the day, the stigmatisation and isolation resulting from rashes and sores. Find out more about the work of the Social Sciences for Severe Stigmatising Skin Conditions (5S) Foundation at the UK's Brighton & Sussex Medical School here.

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