The Surgery Ship - Documentary Film

Synopsis: A unique boat offering life saving medical treatment sets sail for the poorest of the poor in Africa. They have just one year to do the impossible – to provide the care these people cannot get any other way. On board are young volunteer doctors and nurses - now headed straight for the biggest medical and ethical challenges of their lives. Ahead lies unbelievable illnesses, many they have never seen outside of textbooks. A dramatic journey is underway as they deal with life and death cases - and balance the fates of these patients in their hands.

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Awards and Nominations
• Winner - Best Documentary - Audience Award - Sarasota Film Festival – USA
• Australian Directors Guild - Nomination Best Direction - Australia
• Association of International Broadcasters - Nominated Best Documentary (General) - London, UK
• Winner Bronze Cinematography Award - Australian Cinematographers Society
• Milan International Film Festival - Nomination Best Direction
• Milan International Film Festival - Nomination Best Composing

Genre: Medical, Social issue
Duration: 1 x 54/78 min
Director: Madeleine Hetherton
Producer: Media Stockade
Language: English, French, Susu, Foula
Shooting format: HD
Country of filming/production: Guinea, West Africa
Production company: Media Stockade
Secured finance: Complete. Commissioned by Australian public broadcaster SBS
Seeking: International broadcast acquisition (sales agent SBS International)
Contact: Madeleine Hetherton, Media Stockade, madeleine@mediastockade.com

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