Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Update From Washington, D.C.: SILVERDOCS Presents ...

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The English Surgeon

Thursday, April 2, 7:00 p.m.

In Person: Director Geoffrey Smith

British neurosurgeon Henry Marsh resides in South London and has a practice at the local hospital. Over the past 16 years, he has spent several weeks annually in Ukraine performing brain surgeries. In a country where neurosurgery barely exists, he passes on his knowledge--and suitcases of equipment--to his friend Dr. Igor Kurilets. The doctors treat patients under grueling conditions, and are forced to improvise due to lack of equipment, performing one surgery with a Bosch cordless home power drill.

DIR/PROD Geoffrey Smith; PROD Rachel Wexler. UK/Ukraine, 2007, color, 94 min. In English, Russian and Ukrainian with English subtitles. NOT RATED

Winner, Sterling Award, Best International Feature Documentary, SILVERDOCS 2008

Credits: Via and the International Monetary Fund.


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