A Normal Life

Doctors Daniel and Priscila Cummings and their three children have committed their lives to serving those in need in Kalukembe, a rural region of Angola. Driven by their passion for medicine and their faith in God, the family encounters the full weight of the hardship that oftentimes accompanies the practice of medicine. Amid moments of despair and grief the Cummings' have found a life in a community filled with hope and love on this journey of compassion and spirituality.

  • Artur Gajda
    Director
  • Artur Gajda
    Writer
  • Artur Gajda
    Producer
  • Daniel Cummings
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Daniel Cummings"
  • Priscila Cummings
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Priscila Cummings"
  • Ezekiel Cummings
    Key Cast
    "Zeke"
  • Eliel Cummings
    Key Cast
  • Naomi Cummings
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    40 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 2, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Angola
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Artur Gajda

Coming from commercial and VR/XR production, I now pursue goodwill projects with compelling stories of humanity and hope. These stories lie in the world of humanitarian aid with international NGOs in developing regions of the world.

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Director Statement

This documentary was secondary to the original deliverables of this project. Once I was in Angola witnessing the importance of the medical work being done at Kalukembe hospital and the impact it was having on the community and the Cummings family, I new there was a bigger story to be told.