Experiencing Interruptions?

Fatou's Journey: A New Day Has Dawned

In despair, Fatou contemplates the challenges she has undergone since her diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) - the 9th leading cause of death, globally, per the WHO. Fatou ponders how she got to where she is.
Like many, confused and overwhelmed by the disease process, Fatou wishes she knew more about the disease and understood it better.
A nurse practitioner therefore teaches about the basics of T2D, providing health education for Fatou and other patients who might want to better understand T2D.
After hearing the teaching, Fatou appears to have some glimmer of hope.

  • Christine Weeks
  • Christine Weeks
  • Christine Weeks
  • Kristy Scott
    Key Cast
  • Christine Weeks
    Key Cast
    "Nurse Practitioner"
  • Brenda Bush
    Fatou's journey
  • Deirdre Babalola
    Fatou's journey
  • Jeff Kiel
    Fatou's journey
  • Anne-Yael Okale-Weeks
    Fatou's journey
  • Aurelia Curtis
    Fatou's journey
  • Serina Gbaba
    Fatou's journey
  • Larry Massenburg
    Fatou's journey
  • Jemma Superville
    Fatou's journey
  • Martin Gargar
    Fatou's journey
  • Logan Overturf
    Fatou's journey
  • ElenaWalks
    Fatou's journey
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    7 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 26, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Christine Weeks

Dr. Christine E. Weeks is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) who is passionate about improving the care of populations through public health, education, process improvement and research. This is evidenced by the Pauline W. Brown Diversity Scholarship Award for excellence in multicultural scholarship she received. She received this award for her work “Factors Influencing Self Care Behaviors of African American Adults with Type 2 Diabetes”at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC-CH).
Dr. Weeks began her professional life as an accountant and a schoolteacher. Her background in accounting allowed her to work internationally as the West African Area Director/Chief Financial Officer for a multi-billion dollar off-shore oil drilling company in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. She taught elementary, middle and high schools in NYC, Abidjan, Douala, Cameroun, and Raleigh, NC. Dr. Weeks also lent her excellence in teaching to the nursing profession by preparing North Carolina’s nursing students for practice, didactically and clinically. While in both Abidjan and Douala, Dr. Weeks was instrumental in developing and implementing projects for HIV/AIDS clinics and community education with HOPE Worldwide.
Since returning to live in the United States in 1999, Dr. Weeks has earned both a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)/Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). As an FNP, Dr. Weeks has served in retail health and several NC state agencies to include the prison, public and mental health systems, and nursing education. She volunteered at the Wake County Urban Ministry’s Open-Door Clinic for several years as both an RN and FNP and now volunteers with Dress for Success - Going Places Network, coaching unemployed and underemployed women to gain professional skills. Dr. Weeks currently serves as a member of the Alliance Medical Ministry Community/Patient Advisory Committee. She most recently attained the coveted Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, which is internationally recognized, scoring in the “above target” category.

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Director Statement

It is my vision that this film and other films of this kind can be made available to patients to help demystify their disease processes. Through simplified health education in layman's terms, these films can help reduce the health crisis while supporting patients.
It is my honor to have the opportunity to participate in this festival. I am very grateful for all of my friends and colleagues who assisted, encouraged and provided their services in this labor of love. It is my deep desire that this project will help many with their health challenges.
Please look out for further health education videos coming soon under the Dancing Dr. Weeks brand on YouTube.