The film opens with the Carlo Levi figure in a very reflective mood, surrounded by his portrait paintings of the peasants of southern Italy where he was banished by Mussolini’s government in 1935, and where he found himself forced back into medical practice to do what he could for the sick and ailing, impoverished and ignored people he encountered there. He promised them he would return but he never did.
From Irish Times editorial:
“International evidence is clear: countries with the most comprehensive primary care systems tend to have lower costs, lower death rates and have citizens who enjoy a longer life expectancy. Healthcare funding must therefore “follow the patient”, with the transfer of funding to primary care where the patient journey begins.”