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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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