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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
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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