El Andalon (The Healer)| 30mins
Director: Consuelo Alba | Producer: John Speyer
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: United States
Don Sergio Castro has served the poor in Chiapas, Mexico for almost 50 years. El Andalon follows the steps of this maverick humanitarian who treats patients seven days a week for free, while building schools and water projects in indigenous communities.
Donations by tourists at his own ethnographic museum, which houses an important collection of Mayan clothing, have funded his humanitarian work. But times are more trying than ever, and Don Sergio operates on the edge of an economic precipice. Can he continue to serve the people who depend on his good work?