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MIPTV Picks 2013: Surgery Ship

This eye-opening yet uplifting project follows a team of Australian doctors and nurses aboard a ship providing medical services to some of the poorest nations on earth.
March 1, 2013

FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

Partners: Media Stockade for SBS Australia Television; distributed by SBS International

Length: 1 x 60 minutes

Airing: 2013 (SBS)

Rights available: All rights worldwide

This eye-opening yet uplifting project follows a team of Australian doctors and nurses aboard a “surgery ship” providing medical services to some of the poorest nations on earth. As they travel to Guinea via their floating hospital, the volunteer medics face the challenge of effectively treating diseases that have long since been consigned to history in other parts of the world, as well as the difficult ethical dilemma of deciding who gets help from their limited resources, and who doesn’t.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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